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Sat 28 May 9:30 am
SOS Newcastle 3 - Broadmeadow (World Maze Race event)
Hunter School of the Performing Arts (109 Lambton Rd, Broadmeadow NSW)

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Sat 28 May 9:30 am
SOS Northside - West Pymble (World Maze Race event)
Bicentennial Park, West Pymble (Prince Of Wales Dr, West Pymble NSW 2073). Meet in the centre of the park by the playground.

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Sat 28 May 9:30 am
SOS Hills District 3 - Rouse Hill (World Maze Race event)
Rouse Hill Public School (Clower Ave, Rouse Hill NSW)

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Sun 29 May 9:30 am
Central Coast Winter - Bateau Bay
EDSAAC Bateau Bay
Sun 29 May 9:30 am
2022 NOY3 - Pelaw Main
Mining Mystery 1:7500, Pelaw Main

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Sun 29 May 10:30 am
Highlands Forest Series #2
"Penrose State Forest", 1:10,000, minor updates 2022, Penrose State Forest, Kingsbury VC Rest Area on the Hume Motorway, 2km south of the Sutton Forest (Shell) Service area.

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Sat 4 Jun 9:30 am
SOS Hill District 4 - Baulkham Hills
Baulkham Hills High School  (419A Windsor Rd, Baulkham Hills, NSW)

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Sat 4 Jun 9:30 am
SOS Newcastle 4 - Lambton
Lambton High School (85 Womboin Rd, Lambton NSW)

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Sat 4 Jun 9:30 am
SOS Northside - Pymble (ultra format)
Robert Pymble Park, Pymble (Alma St, Pymble NSW 2073).

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Sat 4 Jun 2:00 pm
IKO - Stanwell Park
Stanwell Park (updated May 2022). Scale 1:7,500, contour interval 5m.

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.


Arpad Kocsik appointed OA GM

Congratulations to Garingal member Arpad Kocsik who has been appointed general manager of Orienteering Australia.

Arpad comes from Hungary with strong ties to orienteering as an active competitor, event organiser, club secretary and has worked closely with the Hungarian federation until three years ago as Marketing and Communications officer promoting our sport in all of its variations.

You might have noticed him in action as commentator at several major events in NSW such as last year’s NSW Championships. He has been a Level 0 coach with ONSW teaching the basics and tricks of orienteering to students throughout Sydney for the past two years and is eager to jump into the GM’s seat.

Árpád joins OA with fresh enthusiasm and a rare combination of skills that derive from a legal background and a lifelong attachment to orienteering. 

“In these hard and trying times in so many aspects of our lives and around the globe, I join the team with excitement, hoping to provide the necessary know-how and help take orienteering “Down Under” to new horizons and making it stronger. Thank you all for the warm welcome. It is great to be here,” says Árpád about his appointment.

 

Callan Park SSS postponed

We are postponing Wednesday's Sydney Summer Series event at Callan Park due to the forecast of heavy rain (100-160mm), storms and strong winds (35-50km/h) for the next 36-48 hours.
 
We realise this is highly unusual but the safety of everyone - organisers and competitors - is paramount. Not to mention that the roads will be dangerous and the event grounds are already saturated.
 
Monday March 14 is the tentative new date pending council approval.
 

Sprint workshop a big hit

Around 35 members enjoyed a comprehensive course in everything to do with Sprint orienteering under the tutelage of IOF Senior Event Adviser Nick Dent on Saturday.

2019 junior world champion Aston Key, and multiple world champ rep mum Natasha, also offered their insights in the full-day seminar at Sydney Olympic Park.

Everything was covered, from choice of event arena to what makes a good leg, and how elites prepare for a Sprint.

Thanks to our three presenters and ACPE for hosting us.

Speaking of Sprints, the NSW Sprint Champs are at Ourimbah on Sat Mar 19. Entries close March 13.

 

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