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Previous news and announcments

"New Look" OWA Council

The OWA Council elected last weekend includes some new faces, plus some "old" faces in new positions. Peter Komyshan (Secretary) and Mike Sibbald (Coaching Convenor) have joined Council, Tash Sparg has stepped up to the position of Vice President, and Jan Fletcher has become a general Council member. Many thanks to Jan for her stint as coaching convenor, and to outgoing Secretary Ken Post who will be enjoying the life of a "grey nomad".

OWA is doing its bit for gender equality -

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Bunbury Beckons

Sunday 22 March 2015

With no Perth orienteering event on this weekend, why not make the short trip to Bunbury to get your orienteering fix?  Or travel down the day before to make it a two day break in the beautiful south west!

Join the South West Orienteering Trekkers (SWOT) for a fun and challenging event just south of Bunbury at Dalyellup College. Arrive at 3:30pm for a briefing, then set off at 4:00 pm. There are two

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WA wins national sprint event in Sydney

Congratulations to our West Australian representatives who travelled to Sydney for round 1 of the National Orienteering League.  The first event was a mixed male-female sprint relay where a WA/Qld combined team picked up a respectable 9th place on the Sydney University campus.

WA Athletes selected in National Squads

Orienteering Australia National Squads 2015

The following Western Australian athletes have been selected into various National squads:

  • Oscar McNulty - High Performance Squad
  • Henry McNulty - High Performance Squad
  • Joanna Maynard - Targeted Talented Athlete Squad

Squad selections where based on 2014 performances plus the World Cup round held in Tasmania in January 2015. Orienteering WA congratulates the members on their selections and

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Urban Cycle Orienteering

28 February 2015

Mountain bike orienteering goes urban this Saturday morning from 8am (9am mass start), with a one hour score event in the pleasant surrounds of Bayswater Riverside Gardens.  This event is designed for beginners and families and can be ridden on almost any bike, with a trailer or even on training wheels.  Come along for a morning ride along the river.  Choose your route, choose your distance and choose your level of fun!  There are

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Urban Cycle Orienteering (2)

28 February 2015

Mountain bike orienteering goes urban this Saturday morning from 8am (9am mass start), with a one hour score event in the pleasant surrounds of Bayswater Riverside Gardens.  This event is designed for beginners and families and can be ridden on almost any bike, with a trailer or even on training wheels.  Come along for a morning ride along the river.  Choose your route, choose your distance and choose your level of fun!  There are

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2015 Events

The 2015 Event Calendar is now available with details of bush, mountain bike orienteering (MTBO) and short distance (NavDash) events. Click here for more information.

 

2014 – 2015 Metro Series Overall Results up for Grabs

With one event to go in the 2014/15 Metro Series, several overall categories are still undecided (see below). Overall Series scores are based on age classes and your best 6 scores from 12 events, provided you run the correct course for your class. For details of the Age Class Categories in the Series, refer to the Rules.

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Final Event for Metro Series 2014-15

MetrO Series Churchlands, A S Luketina Reserve, Buntine Rd, Wembley Downs - 21st February 2015

The final event of the MetrO Series 14/15 Series is on this saturday, overall awards will be presented immediately after the race presentations. Register on the day from 4.15pm with the usual mass start from 5pm.

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Nav Dash - Gosnells

28th March 2015

The second Nav Dash event of the year is set to kick off at last years State Championship venue, Pioneer Park, Gosnells. Explore the parklands containing a treetop walk, bbq's for a picnic after the event, playground's, this park is a great place to visit.

Registration: 1.00pm to 2.30pm
Start Times: 1.30pm to 3.00pm
Courses Close: 4.00pm...

Nav Dash - Whiteman Park

14 March 2015

Nav Dash is set to kick of in 2015 at Whiteman Park. Whiteman Park has plenty on offer, bring your picnic for after the event with the Annual General Meeting to be held after the event (approx 4 pm).

The area has an interesting mix of buildings, rail-way and tram lines, grassed open areas, and runnable native bush, and the courses should be fast. Course distances from 2.0 - 3.5 km's. For more information about NavDash,

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MetrO Series Warnbro

MetrO Series Warnbro Warnbro YMCA Community Centre - 14th February 2015

Bring your Valentine to Warnbro for a romantic run along the beach at Sunset, find a control or two while spending time with your loved ones. Register on the day from 4.15pm with the usual mass start from 5pm. There are three distances to choose from 3, 5 or 8km. MetrO Series events are a great introduction to the sport of Orienteering, as easy as reading a street map.

Metro Series Sorrento Primary School

7th February, Sorrento Primary School, Nuytsia Avenue, Sorrento.

With only a couple of weeks to go until the end of the Metro Series, now is the time to come and join us if you haven't already, to see what it is all about. Everyone is welcome! We're in beautiful Sorrento on Saturday. Register on the day from 4.15pm with the usual mass start from 5pm. There are three distances to choose from. With Sorrento Quay

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Metro Series North Fremantle

Metro Series continues on Saturday 31 January - Tom Perrott Reserve, McCabe Street, Mosman Park

We're back after Australia Day weekend and return to lovely Mosman Park, the suburb sandwiched between the Swan River and the Indian Ocean. The view of Perth city from Mosman Park Bowls Club is must see before you head to this metro event. As usual we welcome newcomers, families and dogs. There are several courses to choose from. Registration and events details can be found ...

Metro Series Quinns Rocks

This week's Metro Series event goes further north to the beachside suburbs of Quinns Rocks & Mindarie.  The event commences from the beach so it will be a great opportunity to make an afternoon of it - take a dip before or after the event and have a picnic to round out the day.  Event registration details and times can be found elsewhere on this page and event directions can be found here.

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