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Fri 29 Oct 6:00 pm
Summer Park Series #1
Elephant Park, Sale Street.

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Sat 30 Oct 9:30 am
SOS 2 Term 4 West Pennant Hills
Beside Building A off Gentle Way at the southern end of the park.

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Fri 5 Nov 6:00 pm
Goldseekers Summer Park Series #2
Botanic Gardens, Hill Street.

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Sat 6 Nov 9:30 am
SOS 3 Term 4 - Collaroy
The Collaroy Centre

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Sun 7 Nov 9:00 am
Central Coast Summer Series 1 - Avoca Beach
Heazlett Park, Avoca Beach.

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Sun 7 Nov 4:00 pm
River and Bay Series #1 Botany
Sir Joseph Banks Park Oval
Sun 7 Nov 4:30 pm
Garingal Social Picnic with Courses
Artarmon Parklands Community Garden and Playground, Burra Rd, Artarmon (probably in the lower playground area)
Fri 12 Nov 6:00 pm
Goldseekers Summer Park Series #3
TAFE, Forest Road.
Sat 13 Nov 9:30 am
SOS Term 4 Event 4
TBA

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Sun 14 Nov 9:30 am
Central Coast Summer Series 2 - Erina
Reserve between Owen Close and Stratford Park Drive, Erina.

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.


NSW COVID Update

ONSW have several events being conducted this weekend at East Ryde, Stockrington (Newcastle) and Belanglo. The Uringa event at Double Bay has been cancelled

https://eventor.orienteering.asn.au/Events?startDate=2021-06-26&endDate=2021-06-27&organisations=5

ONSW members and any members of the general public planning on attending any of these ONSW events are reminded of the updated NSW Government Public Health orders now in place and their impact on potential attendance at these events

  • Residents of four LGAs – Woollahra, Waverley, Randwick and City of Sydney Councils – must stay at home and are not able to attend any of these events, including the Garingal East Ryde event as there will be more than 10 people participating
  • Residents of Canada Bay, Inner West, and Bayside Councils – are not able to travel outside Metropolitan Sydney, which means they are not able to attend either the Stockrington or Belanglo events

 For those who are still eligible to attend the events scheduled for this weekend please adopt the 1 person per 4 square metre approach, wear a face mask while not directly exercising and do not congregate at the start or finish areas, ie “Arrive, Orienteer, Leave”.

Also please do not attend any event this weekend if you have any flu/cold symptoms, have had close contact or attended a defined close contact location or if you have had a COVID test and are awaiting the results.

 

2021 NSW Community Sports Awards Presentations

Congratulations to Basil and Jean Baldwin from Goldseekers who were officially presented with their Sport NSW award last Thursday at Bankwest Stadium for Distinguished Long Service.

Carolyn Campbell, Sport NSW Chairperson, congratulated the finalists and award winners for their exceptional achievements and also emphasised the voluntary dedication that over 500,000 people commit to make NSW community sport the best it can be.

“Community sport has an unrivalled ability to transcend culture, ability and background and to bring people together… NSW would not be able to enjoy the activities they love without the dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers we celebrate tonight,” Ms Campbell mentioned.

“While COVID-19 has impacted our lives in so many ways over the past 12 months, the role of community sport has been more vital than ever, helping restore and uphold the physical and mental health of the NSW community,” added Ms Campbell.

For nearly 50 years, Basil and Jean have organised, coached, course-set and provided club leadership in orienteering. They have been key in establishing orienteering as a community sport for all ages and provide pathways to elite competition. Basil has consistently been the sport’s technical backbone, has won numerous State and National Championships and both Basil and Jean have represented Australia at the Oceania Championships. Jean was awarded an Australia Day medal in 1994 as Senior Sportsperson of the Year and has twice been a finalist in the Orange Sportsperson of the Year awards. 

 

2021 NSW Schools Team Announced

Students from seven of our NSW Clubs have been named in the NSW 2021 Schools team for the 2021 Australian Championships in Tasmania this September/October.

There are eight new faces in the team this year: Rebecca Craig (Newcastle), Maggie MacKay (Uringa), Lyra Simpson (Big Foot), Savanna Sweeney (Western & Hills) and Lilja Lehtonen (Garingal) all in Junior Girls and in the Juniors Boys Lachlan Coady (Western & Hills), Alex Woolford (Bush n Beach) and Curtis Pepper (Bennelong Northside).

Australian and New Zealand school students will contest the championships organised by Orienteering Tasmania in conjunction with Orienteering Australia. Each Australian State will send a team of up to 20 students competing along with two New Zealand teams of 20 students. 

A team of 20 has been selected, the maximum allowed. The strong family element of orienteering is reflected in there being three sets of siblings in the team.
 

Congratulations to the following students upon their selection: 

Junior Girls Junior Boys
Rebecca Craig (NC) Lachlan Coady (WH)
Maggie Mackay (UR) Alex Woolford (BB)
Lyra Simpson (BF) Cooper Horley (GO)
Savanna Sweeney (WH) Will Kay (WH)
Erika Enderby (NC)  
Lilja Lehtonen* (GO)  
   
Senior Girls Senior Boys
Mikayla Enderby (NC) Jamie Woolford (BB)
Nea Shingler (BF) Oliver Freeman (BF)
Julia Barbour (BF) Oskar Mella (NC)
Louise Barbour (BF) Oscar Woolford (BB)
  Sam Woolford (BB)
  Clyde McGhee (BN)

 

*by prior agreement with the selectors, Lilja was selected based on results from races in Finland. Also Curtis Pepper (BN) was originally selected in the Junior Boys team but declined his position.

All selected will travel with the team to Tasmania and run in the three schools championship events from September 28-30 (Sprint, Individual and Relay), while also competing in the other major events on both weekends of the carnival.

The team will be travelling with the managers and coaches Jenny Enderby, Damien Enderby and Bjorn Mella.

 

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