Coming Events

Sat 28 May 9:30 am
SOS Newcastle 3 - Broadmeadow (World Maze Race event)
Hunter School of the Performing Arts (109 Lambton Rd, Broadmeadow NSW)

Sat 28 May 9:30 am
SOS Northside - West Pymble (World Maze Race event)
Bicentennial Park, West Pymble (Prince Of Wales Dr, West Pymble NSW 2073). Meet in the centre of the park by the playground.

Sat 28 May 9:30 am
SOS Hills District 3 - Rouse Hill (World Maze Race event)
Rouse Hill Public School (Clower Ave, Rouse Hill NSW)

Sun 29 May 9:30 am
Central Coast Winter - Bateau Bay
EDSAAC Bateau Bay
Sun 29 May 9:30 am
2022 NOY3 - Pelaw Main
Mining Mystery 1:7500, Pelaw Main

Sun 29 May 10:30 am
Highlands Forest Series #2
"Penrose State Forest", 1:10,000, minor updates 2022, Penrose State Forest, Kingsbury VC Rest Area on the Hume Motorway, 2km south of the Sutton Forest (Shell) Service area.

Sat 4 Jun 9:30 am
SOS Hill District 4 - Baulkham Hills
Baulkham Hills High School  (419A Windsor Rd, Baulkham Hills, NSW)

Sat 4 Jun 9:30 am
SOS Newcastle 4 - Lambton
Lambton High School (85 Womboin Rd, Lambton NSW)

Sat 4 Jun 9:30 am
SOS Northside - Pymble (ultra format)
Robert Pymble Park, Pymble (Alma St, Pymble NSW 2073).

Sat 4 Jun 2:00 pm
IKO - Stanwell Park
Stanwell Park (updated May 2022). Scale 1:7,500, contour interval 5m.

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.

Junior squad camp Dun and dusted

Around 20 juniors and a dozen parents enjoyed our first junior squad camp for 2022 in Armidale earlier this month.
The camp took place immediately after the State League weekend and was an excellent lead-in to the national Easter carnival in Queensland the following weekend.
Sisters Steph and Jess Dun were the first camp attendees we have had from our newest club in Port Macquarie.
"It was super fun and I got along with everyone I met really well right from the start," said Steph.
"I learnt lots of new skills and developed existing ones. I think the most worthwhile thing I learnt more about was how to effectively use contour lines for navigation."
Jess told her dad Andrew it was "the best camp that she had ever been on (not just the best orienteering camp, but the best camp of any kind)."
"She mentioned that she has a much better idea of how to navigate now and it seems crazy that she learnt so much in less than a week."
A big thanks once again to junior squad manager Helen O'Callaghan and her coaches, plus all the parents who helped.
Stay tuned for details of the next junior squad camp, most likely in the July school holidays.

Barbara Dawson wins OA Coaching Award

Congratulations to Barbara Dawson (Garingal) who has won Orienteering Australia's Silva Award for Services to Coaching.

Barbara has done long-term work in schools in NSW and at local club events, and contributed to the National Schools Kit Project.

She has also been a stalwart at the River and Bay Series as the lead coach for newcomers and in helping other club members in instructing first-timers.

This award caps a big six months for Barbara who won the Cox's Cup (ONSW Encouragement Award) in 2021.


ONSW orienteers excel at Easter

Seventeen orienteers from 10 NSW clubs won their age classes overall at the big national Easter carnival in Queensland, where long grass made for tricky navigation.

The carnival was an outstanding success, with more than 600 entries.

In the elite classes, Ewan Shingler (Big Foot, pictured) won M20E, sister Nea was second in W20E, clubmate Alastair George was an impressive second in M21E, and Sam Woolford (Bush n Beach) was likewise a fantastic second in M20E. 

Congratulations to our Easter class winners:

M20E: Ewan Shingler (Big Foot)
M/W21AS (Sledge): Jock Davis (BF)
M16A: Cooper Horley (Garingal)
W16A: Lilja Lehtonen (GO)
W18A: Eszter Kocsik (GO)
W21AS: Laura Lewis-Minogue (Goldseekers)
W35AS: Alice Martin (Central Coast)
W45A: Tracy Marsh (BF)
W50A: Jennifer Enderby (Newcastle)
M55AS: Geoff Peel (NC)
W60A: Gayle Quantock (NC)
W65A: Debbie Davey (Waggaroos)
M65AS: Peter Shepherd (Illawarra Kareelah)
W65AS: Vicki Wilmott (IKO)
M75A: Steve Flick (Bennelong Northside)
W75A: Jenny Hawkins (Northern Tablelands)
M85A: Barry Hanlon (WHO)
Cumulative results can be found here

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