Coming Events

Thu 9 Feb 5:00 pm
Bruce Browning Oval
Taylor St (north)

Fri 10 Feb 9:30 am
NSW Seniors Festival: Balmain
Birrung Park, Balmain.

Fri 10 Feb 6:00 pm
Goldseekers Summer Series #2
Cook Park

Sat 11 Feb 9:00 am
SHOO's Summer Saturdays #5 - Liquidamber Reserve, Narellan Vale
Sat 11 Feb 9:00 am
SOS Term 1 Pass (Explorer Pass)

Sat 11 Feb 9:30 am
Saturday Orienteering Series 3D - Frenchs Forest
Mimosa Public School, Frenchs Forest (courses also extend into Davidson High School)

Sun 12 Feb 9:00 am
Central Coast Summer Series 11 - Erina
Erina Oval, Ilya Ave, Erina.

Sun 12 Feb 10:00 am
Illawarra Map Running #2 - Fairy Meadow
Guest Park, Cambridge Avenue, Fairymeadow

Wed 15 Feb 4:30 pm
2022/23 Sydney Summer Series #20 Belrose
County Road Field, Belrose.
Wed 15 Feb 5:00 pm
Newcastle Summer Street Series - #17 Elermore Vale
Elermore Vale

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.

Big Foot Sprints on this Sunday afternoon

Bigfoot Sprints is on this Sunday afternoon, December 18th at Ingleside Scout Camp this year. 

It's the 25th anniversary of this event so there are a few surprises! 

Details are on Eventor. Entries have closed.

Jock Davis Organiser  

2022 Rebel NSW Champions of Sport Ceremony

Nea Shingler Takes Orienteering to the 2022 Rebel NSW Champions of Sport Ceremony

Nea Shingler was one of five very high calibre finalists for Young Athlete of the Year. At 17 Nea is the youngest ever Australian to compete at the World Orienteering Championships and one of only a handful who have been selected for both the WOC and Junior WOC. Competition for the award was intense, with the winner Valentino Guseli, a 16 year old snowboarder who had competed in the Beijing Winter Olympics and also won World Cup medals.

Nea says of the night: ‘The 2022 Rebel NSW Champions of Sport ceremony was held at the International Convention Centre in Sydney, the venue was magnificent with views of Darling Harbour. I had such an enjoyable night, with delicious food, special shoutout to the dessert! It was so interesting and inspiring to see all the sport champions, learning about their various achievements. I am so honoured to be nominated and selected as a finalist, I think it's fantastic that orienteering was recognised and hopefully it can help to raise its profile.’

‘Orienteering NSW was thrilled that Nea Shingler was a finalist, not only for Nea but for the profile of Orienteering. What a great night was had by all who attended this ceremony. It was a great pleasure to accompany our finalist for Young Athlete of the Year’ said ONSW President Robyn Pallas.

Photo: Colin Price, ONSW President Robyn Pallas, Sport NSW Young Athlete of the Year Finalist Nea Shingler, Paula Shingler


RIP Dick Ogilvie

Vale – Richard Ogilvie (1944 - 2022)

Richard or Dick (or at times Tricky Dicky) as he was better known in Orienteering circles began orienteering in the early 70’s and was a foundation member of Uringa when it was formed in 1974. Dick took to orienteering, loving the physical and mental challenge that the sport offered, a far cry from his earlier sporting endeavour, playing 1st Grade Rugby for UNSW, as a prop forward. 

Dick was not content to just compete. He served as Uringa President on two occasions and during the 80’s served on the Board of ONSW as the Technical Officer.  In this role he was very focused on fairness in course setting. 

Dick also set up a unique event called the “Uringa Pairs” which ran for a number of years mainly in Belanglo Forest.  Dick set and controlled many events, favouring the mental challenge of course setting, always looking for that “perfect leg” on the courses he set. In 2007 Dick was the controller for the Junior World orienteering Championships staged in Dubbo a unique feather in his cap of achievements. 

Never one to miss an event, Dick and Maureen’s trusty white VW Camper, superseded by the Yellow Camper was always first in the carpark. This was a comforting beacon for those who arrived unsure that they were in the right place. 

Along with Maureen, they travelled across Australia to events, visited New Zealand a number of times. Perhaps the highlight of their New Zealand trips was the 2006 APOC event with Maureen winning Gold and Dick Silver in their respective classes. It was in Europe that the pair found their adopted home, here they travelled and competed extensively over a number of years right up until the last decade. 

When Dick was unable to compete, he was still very involved in the sport as could be seen by his many Facebook comments.  He would pour over maps and was recently heard to comment after viewing his course from the Aust Champs in Victoria- “Yep, I would have won that”. 

Dick was devoted to Maureen and equally proud of his family, daughters Lorna, Saskia and Jenny plus the grandchildren.  

A Funeral Service will take place on Monday 21st November to farewell Richard, a longtime member of Uringa and great friend.

The service is being held at the Helensburgh - Stanwell Park Surf Club, 1 Beach Rd Stanwell Park commencing at 2pm.

Ron Pallas (Uringa Board Member and ONSW Delegate)


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