Coming Events

Wed 5 Oct 4:30 pm
2022/23 Sydney Summer Series #1 Pyrmont
Pyrmont, Pirrama Park Kiosk

Sat 8 Oct 2:00 pm
Wollongong - Cordeaux Heights
Cordeaux Heights 1:7,500, Sheargold Park (Derribong Drive) Cordeaux Heights

Sun 9 Oct 9:30 am
MetrO League Final
Galston Recreation Reserve, 412 Galston Road, Galston.

Sun 9 Oct 10:00 am
Goldseekers 2022 Bush #8 - TBC

Wed 12 Oct 4:30 pm
2022/23 Sydney Summer Series #2 Wentworth Park
Wentworth Park, Glebe (outside grandstand).

Wed 12 Oct 5:00 pm
2022/2023 Newcastle Summer Series Warmup - Cardiff South
Cardiff South.
Sat 15 Oct 9:30 am
SOS Term 4 #1

Sun 16 Oct 11:00 am
Hastings Port Macquarie Orienteering - Lake Cathie
Jonathon Dickson Reserve, Lake Cathie.

Wed 19 Oct 4:30 pm
2022/23 Sydney Summer Series #3 Bantry Bay
Burnt Bridge, Bantry Bay Reserve

Wed 19 Oct 5:00 pm
2022/2023 Newcastle Summer Series #1 - Macquarie Hills
Macquarie Hills.

Welcome to Orienteering NSW

Orienteering is a sport that challenges both the body and the mind. It's also loads of fun!

The aim is to use a special orienteering map to navigate your way around a course and visit marked check points along the way. You choose a course that suits your age and experience and proceed at your own pace: walk, jog or run. It is a race but you decide if you want to just race yourself or be the next world champion! The course may take you through urban areas, parks, schools, farmland or forests.

Events are conducted weekly across NSW and beginners are welcome at all events.

New to orienteering? Click here for more information.

Want to enter an event? You can see what's on by looking at the Coming Events at left or by going to the Event Calendar. Some events are enter on the day - you just turn up and register at the start. Other events require pre-entry and for that you need to know about (and register with) Eventor - read the Eventor FAQ.

Check out the international competition!

Coalfields Classic logoAnyone heading to Newcastle for the Coalfields Classic this weekend should have another look at the event website.  It has all the latest bulletins, start lists and event information including a new press release from Australian Orienteering's Bob Mouatt describing how the SILVA National Orienteering League works, the elite competitors, their current standings and their chances in this weekend's races.


Big Week for NSW Juniors

Some of the best NSW juniors will be running hard this weekend as the Coalfields Classic includes the first selection races for the 2012 NSW Schools Team.   The team will compete in the Australian All Schools Orienteering Championships in Tasmania during the September school holidays.

If juniors are interested in nominating for the team, it’s not too late, but you had better be quick!  Entry on the day is available for this weekend’s events and selectors have generously extended the deadline for nominations to 13 May.  Full selection criteria for the squad is available here.  Late nominations for the NSW 2012 Schools Team should be emailed to Karen Blatchford (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) with cc to Hilary Wood by email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and note your name, school attended, date of birth and contact details.

In other junior news, Waggaroos hosted the Riverina Schools Orienteering Championships this week.  By all reports the day was outstanding with 60 young local orienteers competing.  The support of the Riverina School Sport Unit was very much appreciated. In Sydney, the Junior League started last Sunday at UWS Kingswood.  Times for all competitors are available here and the Junior League point score from the day is available here.  The ONSW Development Team has also been kept busy this week with 180 Mosman High students in the midst of a three week orienteering program.  Thanks to the support of Sydney Harbour Federation Trust the students were able to explore the historic defence buildings and magnificent harbour views at Georges Heights.  Active After-school Communities programs are also running in Sydney, the Hunter Valley and Illawarra this term and are keeping our wonderful coaches busy providing excellent orienteering experiences for primary schoolers.


Coalfields Classic Update

The Coalfields Classic got underway in Newcastle today. The Sprint event was conducted at Newcastle University and the Middle Distance event at Pelaw Main. Both events were part of the National Orienteering League and were also selection races for the Australian team that will contest this year's World Orienteering Championships.

RouteGadget and Splitalyzer analysis are available here.

Sprint results are available here.

The Classic continues tomorrow with the Long Distance event in the Werakata National Park at Kitchener where the elites will be challenged by an 18km course.

More news to come.....


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