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Sat 20 Apr 9:00 am
Forest Orienteering and Navigation Skills Day
Smiths Creek Reserve, Campbelltown (meet at Waminda Reserve, Macquarie Av, Campbelltown.

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Sun 21 Apr 9:30 am
NOY2 - Redgum Ridges (Freemans Waterhole)
 Redgum Ridges. 1:10 000. 5m contours.

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Sun 21 Apr 11:00 am
Broken Bago Orienteering
Scout Hall, Tallwood Avenue, Wauchope.
Mon 22 Apr 7:30 pm
Orienteering Australia 2024 AGM
Online via Zoom.
Tue 23 Apr 7:30 pm
Orienteering NSW April Board Meeting

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Wed 24 Apr 5:30 pm
Moonlight Madness #1 Northbridge
corner of Sailors Bay Road and Kameruka Road (Bonds Corner), Northbridge

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Sun 28 Apr 9:30 am
Newcastle Pairs Relay Champs & Minor Event
The Range (South) 1:7500, Killingworth
Sun 28 Apr 10:00 am
Waggaroos - AWOC Interclub #1, 9 Mile Reserve

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Wed 1 May 6:30 pm
Newcastle Night Champs - Eleebana
Thomas H Halton Park. Revised by D. Orr 2024. 1:4000, 2 metre contours and 1:1000, 2 metre contours.
, Thomas H Halton Park, Eleebana
Sat 4 May 9:30 am
SOS Northside

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.


Orienteers of the Year 2023

The NSW State League finished in September, and the 2023 OY badges (1st, 2nd, 3rd) are now being distributed to club.

Names of the 2023 Orienteers of the Year (first place in each A class) are published at https://onsw.asn.au/current-nsw-champions.

Full Eventor NSW State League Series results - 2023 NSW State League Pointscore  

The Orienteer of Year competition was established in the 1970s, announced by then newsletter editor Toy Martin: 

The OA of New South Wales has decided to begin the point score [for Orienteer of the Year] with the Heathcote event. This point system will be a good indicator of ability and consistency and will be a valuable reference for both team selectors and referees in ‘who’s better’ arguments. The leader in the point score at the conclusion of the association year – March 31st – will be declared ‘Orienteer of the Year’. Points will be allocated for all events sanctioned by the association.

The rules and timing have evolved a bit over the last 50 years!

How did your club fare this year? It’s something to celebrate!

 

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Clubs membership at 3/10/2023

Bennelong North

7

0

5

12

101

Big Foot*

3

5

5

13

94

Bush ‘n’ Beach

0

0

3

3

20

Central Coast

2

3

2

7

49

Garingal

8

6

12

26

230

Goldseekers

1

3

1

5

55

Hastings Orienteering Group

1

1

2

4

21

Illawarra-Kareelah

1

1

4

6

41

Newcastle

13

15

9

37

203

Northern Tablelands

0

1

0

1

21

Southern Highlands

8

2

1

11

54

Uringa

3

6

2

11

90

Wagga & Riverina

1

0

3

4

22

Western & Hills

4

8

4

16

90

*⃰Callum Waland runs in the NSW State League under the Knox Grammar banner; he earned his 2nd place OY badge as a member of Big Foot. [Knox Grammar is an ‘associate group’.]

 

Orienteering Learning Centre

Orienteering Learning Centre goes live!      

Orienteering Australia is pleased to announce that the Orienteering Learning Centre (OLC) will go live on Tuesday 24 October 2023!
Hosted on the Australian Sport Learning Centre, the OLC will feature both orienteering specific and sector wide courses.

This will include the recently updated orienteering coaching courses, the ASC's Community Coaching - Essential Skills Course and some Play by the Rules courses, with more Sport Integrity Australia courses to follow.
As of 24 October 2023, both Orienteering Instructor (Teacher) and Orienteering Instructor (Community) will be available to complete online.

This will be followed by Learn and Play Orienteering Coach, Competition Orienteering Coach and Performance Orienteering Coach in 2024.

All components of each course will be completed on the platform, including e-learning and face to face activities, creating one central location for learning!
In the future, controller accreditation courses will be added, as well as courses for event organisers, volunteers and participants.

Orienteering Australia is excited to use this platform to enhance the experience of all individuals who are involved with our sport!
On 24 October 2023, learners can sign up to the Orienteering Learning Centre here.

Learners who already have an account on the Australian Sport Learning Centre will receive an email asking them if they wish to transition their account across to the OLC.
Let me know if you have any questions.
Brodie Nankervis, Manager of Coaching Development, OA 
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Vale John Macken

Vale - John Macken (1930 - 2023) 

He lived an extraordinary life, 55 years married, 6 children and 15 grandkids. 

Funeral is Wednesday, 15th November at 11am at Our Lady Star of the Sea, Terrigal.

He was very active in the Waggaroos club during its formative years joining in 1976, about a year after the club was formed in 1975.

John served on the committee through to 1985 and was a staunch club member until the family departed Wagga in the early 2000’s.

 

2024 NSW State League events are in Eventor

2024 Planning

See NSW State League events in Eventor for 2024.   

Use this link and it will give you a 2024 list of events so far - Eventor Australia - 2024 NSW State League events

Please let me know if any issues.

The 2024 NSW State League webpage has been updated with basic info onlyOrienteering NSW - NSW State League (onsw.asn.au)

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