Coming Events

Fri 1 Oct 8:00 am
Newcastle October-November Street Events
Sun 3 Oct 10:00 am
Waggaroos Local

Wed 6 Oct 6:00 am
Newcastle Map Ride Event 1 Jesmond Park

Wed 6 Oct 7:00 am
Newcastle Map Ride Event 2 Myall Road

Sun 10 Oct 10:00 am
NTOC - Kooringle
Bundarra Road, west of Armidale
Sat 16 Oct 9:30 am
SOS Term 4 Event 1

Sun 17 Oct 10:00 am
Interclub #6 - Waggaroos (New Date)
Sat 23 Oct 9:30 am
SOS Term 4 Event 2

Sat 23 Oct 11:30 am
NSW State League #8 (New date)
Mackillop College, Lochinvar Pl, Port Macquarie.

Sun 24 Oct 9:30 am
NSW State League #9 (New Date)
Broken Bago State Forest, Tallowwood Ave, Wauchope.

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.

OA coaching vacancies

Orienteering Australia is seeking expressions of interest for 1-2 individuals to lead each of the two squads within the new structure – the High-Performance Squad and the National Development Squad.
Expressions of interest could be in the form of a team of two coaches wanting to work together or as individual applications where OA may choose to appoint two people.
Due to the nature of squad coaching being mostly online, expressions of interest will be accepted from those living both within Australia and internationally.

Expressions of interest close on Sunday September 26, should include a resume and a brief cover letter, and be sent to the OA Head Coach (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). 

More information about the roles can be found in the position descriptions on the OA website.
OA is also seeking a new general manager and coaching director after Matthew Dunstan and Hanny Allston respectively had to cut short their terms due to work commitments.

AUS MTBO champs postponed to March 2022

Due to ongoing covid restrictions, we are postponing the Australian mountain bike orienteering championships to next year.
The new dates are March 25-27.
We appreciate the mountain of work our Newcastle club has already put into this weekend and look forward to four top-notch events.
The next MTBO events in NSW will be Newcastle's BOSS series starting in October or November.

Big Foot turns 40

Congratulations to our Big Foot club who have celebrated their 40th birthday.

Originally formed at UNSW in 1981 to gain free parking spots on campus, the famous pink outfits have grown into one of Australia's strongest orienteering clubs.

And special thanks to Garingal life member Ron Junghans who taught many of the club founders at St Ives HS.

You can read current president Michael Roylance's brief club history here.


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