Coming Events

Fri 3 Dec 6:00 pm
Bennelong Northside 50th Anniversary Dinner & Celebration (by invitation) for Past (BOO & NOSH) & Past/Present (BNO) Members - Deadline Extended till 24/11/21 only

Fri 3 Dec 6:00 pm
Orange Botanic Gardens
Botanic Gardens, Hill St.

Sun 5 Dec 8:30 am
NOY 8 - Kitchener

Sun 5 Dec 9:00 am
Central Coast Summer Series 4 - Narara/Niagara Park
Gavenlock Oval, Narara.

Sun 5 Dec 9:30 am
West Sydney Orienteering Series 2021-2022 #1 - Darling Mills
Darling Mills, Grass clearing, 5min walk from NE end of Mill Dr, North Rocks

Sun 5 Dec 9:30 am
2021 WHO Cup & AGM
Darling Mills, Grass clearing, 5min walk from NE end of Mill Dr, Baulkham Hills

Sun 5 Dec 11:00 am
Wayne Richards Park Summer Sprint Series #1
Port Macquarie.

Sun 5 Dec 4:00 pm
River and Bay Series #4
Two Valleys (new). This is a variant of the "The Warren" map which Dave Lotty has recently extended to the east along Cooks River while retaining all the interesting parkland and bush areas of the old map., Gough Whitlam Park, Bayview Avenue, Earlwood -

Wed 8 Dec 4:30 pm
2021/22 Sydney Summer Series #4 Fox Valley
Fox Valley, George Christie Playing Field
Wed 8 Dec 5:00 pm
Newcastle SSS2 - Broadmeadow

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.

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.


QBIII Maps, Photos and Course Setter Survey

A great long weekend of orienteering in the Hunter Valley for QBIII organised by the Newcastle Orienteering Club

If you attended over the weekend please take the time to complete the Course Setter Surveys through the links below. These not only contribute to the Course Setter of the Year Award but also offer valuable feedback to setters and organisers to take into account for future events

State League 5 Redgum Ridges

State League 6 Barraba Lane

State League 7 Avondale College

A number of photos were taken over the weekend which can viewed on Facebook:

- Day 2 (ONSW)

- Day 3 (ONSW)

- Day 3 (Bold Horizons)

For those interested you can view all the maps from Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3


NSW Orienteers results from Australian Rogaine Championships

A contingent of NSW Orienteers recently took advantage of the eased interstate COVID travel restrictions to travel to South Australia for the Australian Rogaining Championships in the fairly flat Mallee country about 3 hours north of Adelaide.

Congratulations to Julian Ledger (BN) and John Anderson (GO), who teamed up to win the Australian Ultra Veteran title for 2021! They posted a score of 1360 points and were also 42nd overall. Julian's race report is available on the NSW Rogaining website

Other ONSW participants and results were :

- Antonyia Bachvarova and Andrew Smith from Garingal with 2830 points finishing in 6th place overall

- Gill Fowler's (BF) team finished 10th with 2580

- Nicole Mealing and Andrew Brown from Big Foot finished in 15th with 2340 points

- Dom Pitot from Bennelong Northside was in a team that finished 34th with 1520 points

- Ian Cameron and Susan Kurrle from Garingal finished in 48th with 1230 points



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