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

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

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

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

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

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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
TBC.

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

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

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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.


2022 JWOC NSW Team Members

It was extremely tough for the four NSW Junior competing at 2022 JWOC in Portugal. The temperatures hit 40’c most days. With the extreme temperatures and forest fires the Portuguese Government issued a total fire ban on access to all forests for a week. This meant no forest orienteering was allowed. 

Once approved by IOF in only four days, the organisers delivered the first ever JWOC Sprint Relay and and unofficial Urban relay. So with the disappointment of the postponement of the middle, long or forest relay they had some competitions. 

Congratulations to our NSW Juniors Nea, Erika, Ewan and Sam for their great results in their first JWOC.

New dates will be released in the coming weeks for the 2022 JWOC middle, long and forest relays. At this stage it’s looking like early November, 2022.

JWOC Results:

Sprint

Nea 46th 17.36

Erika 67th 18.44

Sam 58th 16.09

Ewan 88th 17.11

Sprint Relay

Nea 35th Leg 1, AUS 1

Erika 44th Leg 1, AUS 2

Ewan 25th Leg 2, AUS 1

Sam 28th Leg 3, AUS 1

 

 

 

Covid July 2022 Update

All restrictions on community sport have been lifted. See NSW Government.

However, as COVID 19 infection rates surge in the community event organisers are encouraged to continue to implement COVID 19 safety measures at orienteering events including:

  • excluding people who are sick, or have tested positive for COVID 19 or are otherwise required to isolate
  • encouraging volunteers and spectators wear masks if they are not able to physically distance. This includes volunteers at download stations (outdoors and indoors).
  • reducing opportunities for spreading infection by:
    • providing hand sanitiser for use by competitors before and after the event
    • encouraging social distancing where possible
    • limiting Enter On the Day (EOD) entries by encouraging pre-entries
    • enabling EOD entries via eventor on the day
    • using contactless systems for EOD payment
    • publishing results online.  

The Chief Health Officer has recommended that masks be worn for any indoor activities where attendees cannot physically distance. This may apply to club meetings and workshops. See https://www.health.gov.au/news/press-conference-with-chief-medical-officer-paul-kelly-and-minister-mark-butler

Sample COVID 19 Safety Plan

Whilst there is no longer a NSW Government requirement for a COVID 19 Safety Plan for outdoor sporting events clubs should consider maintaining a plan and/or guidance for event organisers to follow to keep orienteers and their families and friends safe. An updated sample COVID-19 Safety Plan for Minor Orienteering Events is now available.

COVID-19 safety for community sport

To help sport clubs and associations continue to welcome members and visitors in a COVID safe way NSW Office of Sport has produced a communication toolkit assist clubs to convey COVID 19 safety messages to their sporting community. It includes tailorable content including newsletter/web copy, social media assets and posters.

Cancellation policies relating to COVID 19

Clubs are encouraged to fully refund entry fees for those entrants who are unable to attend an event due to genuine COVID-related concerns.

 

2022 NSW Middle & Long Championships Date Change

Change of Date – NSW Championships to 5/6 November

There has been a need to change the date and venue of the Long Champs due to problems of access at Gumble.

The later date is also to give organisers time to develop courses.

The two events, Middle distance and Long distance will now be held on the weekend of 5 and 6 November, 2022.

The Middle distance event on Sat 5th Nov will be held at Noah's Ark Ridge and the Sunday Long Champs will be at Rocky Falls in the Mullion State Forest.

The organisers apologise for any inconvenience this has caused.

 

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