Coming Events

Sat 15 Jun 9:30 am
SOS Northside - Belrose
access from the western end of Wyatt Ave, Belrose

Sat 15 Jun 9:30 am
SOS Hawkesbury - Ropes Crossing
Wianamatta Regional Park (access from Mainwaring St, Ropes Crossing)

Sun 16 Jun 9:00 am
Waggaroos Local event, CSU plus LTO training session.
Charles Sturt University Campus, Wagga.

Sun 16 Jun 9:30 am
The 49th Great NOSH Footrace
Middle Harbour, Sydney. Australia’s longest running trail run. The original and best! 16km and 22km options.

Sun 16 Jun 9:30 am
2024 Orienteering NSW Controllers Workshop
Sports House, Level 2, 8 Parkview Drive, Sydney Olympic Park.

Sun 16 Jun 11:00 am
Laurieton Orienteering
The reserve between Peach Grove and Norman St, Laurieton.

Sun 23 Jun 9:30 am
2024 Metro League #3 - Pennant Hills
Pennant Hills.

Sun 23 Jun 9:30 am
NOY 5 - Abermain North
“Abermain North”. Scale 1:10 000 for all courses. 5m contours., Northwestern corner of Abermain (corner of Lismore & Albury Sts).

Sun 23 Jun 10:00 am
Waggaroos - AWOC Interclub #3, Beechworth Gorge
Beechworth, Victoria.

Sun 23 Jun 10:00 am
Gara Dam TSR
Gara River Rest Area.

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.

Congratulations Nea Shingler on your selection for WOC 2024

Oceania Individual Sprint at the University of Auckland
Nea Shingler from Big Foot Orienteers blew the competition out of the water to take a convincing win in the overall Oceania category to book her ticket to the 2024 World Orienteering Championships in Scotland.
It was a good day for the NSW junior girls with Erika Enderby from Newcastle Orienteering taking out 🥈 overall Oceania!
Special mention to Ewan Shingler in 4th place outright in the Oceania Men competition 🍫
Overall women’s results
🥇: Emma Bjessmo 16:12 🇸🇪
🥈: Nea Shingler (W20) 16:18 🇦🇺
🥉: Ines Berger 16:33 🇨🇭
4th: Erika Enderby (W20) 17:08 🇦🇺
5th: Ylvi Kastner 🇦🇹
Overall men’s results
🥇: Joseph Lynch 17:18 🇳🇿
🥈: Tim Robertson 17:19 🇳🇿
🥉: Aston Key 17:56 🇦🇺
4th: Ewan Shingler 18:10 🇦🇺
5th: Brodie Nankervis 18:12 🇦🇺

Newcastle Orienteering Club reaps the spoils at state awards

Nice article in the Newcastle weekly re 2023 Orienteering NSW awards. 

Newcastle Weekly Article

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Some results from Sprints in New Zealand

Oceania KO sprints  

Ewan Shingler (BF) 2nd behind Joseph Lynch NZ. B finals to decide Oceania Diplomas due to overseas runners in A final Nea Shingler (BF) & Cooper Horley (GO) pictured below, won their respective finals earning them a diploma. Alastair George came 3rd in B final.

Lonely Mountain Sprint series 

M12 Eino Lehtonen GO 2nd, M70 Paul Prudhoe CC 3rd, W18 Lilja Lehtonen GO 2nd and W50 Jenny Enderby NC 2nd. 


21E Nea Shingler BF Patrick Jaffe, Brodie Nankervis, Caitlin Young 1st Australia and Ewan Shingler (BF) & Cooper Horley (GO) were in a 2nd Australian team which came 4th, 3min & 3 secs behind leaders but only 5 seconds outside the medals. 

40 AU 1st team including Damien Enderby NC 

50 AU 1st team including Jenny Enderby NC & Shane Doyle UR 

60 AU 1st including Paula & Mark Shingler BF and AU 2nd including Carolyn Matthews & Malcom Roberts NC (see picture above).


2023 Rookie of the Year

Young Orienteer Recognised as 2023 Rookie of the Year 

Jessica Dun joined the Hastings Orienteering Group as a junior in 2022 and by the end of 2023 was W14A Orienteer of the Year.

Jessica’s achievements at the 2023 Australian Schools Orienteering Champs were exceptional for a first-time team member. She was 5th in the Long Distance and ran a brilliant relay leg as 2nd leg. These two races were both huge contributions to the NSW overall win. She also finished 7th in the Australian Middle Champs, 12th in the Australian Long Champs, 12th in the Australian Sprint Champs and ran with boys in the M14 Aust Champs relay. 

Her solid performance at the national level followed on from her success as W14A 2023 NSW Long and Middle Champions. 

(Pictured: With trophy and Hastings Orienteering Group President Matt Bell at recent Port Macquarie event. On the run during the Christmas-5Days sprint event.)

More about This Award

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