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WA Classic

Sunday 31 May and Monday 1 June

Love is in the air at our special 2-day WA Classic event this

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Jumbuck Hill bush orienteering event

Sunday 24th May 

The weather looks promising for our next bush event and the view from the top of Jumbuck Hill is superb. This event  is on the western edge of  the beautiful Walyunga National Park, a short drive from the Swan Valley - an ideal place for you to explore on the way home.

Mountain Bike Orienteering Pickering Brook

Sunday 17 May

Don't let the forecast rain put you off this awesome Mountain Bike Orienteering event - it's great fun in the wet! There will be 3 courses (Short, Medium, Long) to suit different levels of fitness and ability.

Newcomers welcome - FREE ENTRY if it is your first MTBO event and you come along with an OWA

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WA Schools Orienteering Team 2015 Trial Information

The following 6 events will be used for the selection of this year’s team to compete at the Australian Schools’ Orienteering Carnival in Victoria, from 25 September – 4 October. Students will need to complete at least 3 events from the following list, with 1 of the 3 being the WA Orienteering Schools Championships. It is highly recommended that students complete as many events as possible, and that they include both bush and sprint races.

Sunday 26 April –

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Frazzle Rock Bush Event

Sunday 10th May

A chance to enjoy a great weekend of Orienteering on one of the premier maps in the West Australian Wheatbelt. Camping has also been organised for Saturday night on Sam Burton’s block so don’t miss this chance to socialise with your fellow orienteers. Camping requires BYO everything.

Frazzle Rock was mapped and first used for the National Three Day Championships in 2011 and has areas of complex rock with remnant native bush and open fast running

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Yetar Spring bush event

Sunday 26 April

Our first bush event of the year is in a lovely area and not too far out of town. Courses offer something for everyone, whether you are an experienced orienteer or a first timer.  So come along and give it a go, and enjoy a picnic afterwards. Instructors are on hand to help get you

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WA Club Relays (NavDash)

Saturday 18 April

The weather promises to be glorious on Saturday and what better way to spend it than joining your club for this member only event. 

Location: Hale School, 160 Hale Road, Wembley

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WA Winners

OWA member wins national award
During the Easter Carnival, our very own Noel Schoknecht was presented with the prestigious Silva Award for Services to Orienteering. This recognizes Noel's long contribution to all aspects of the sport at the club, state, national and international level. Well done Noel, and well deserved!!
 
West Aussies on the podium
Congratulations to our place getters at the Australian Easter 3 Day championships

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West Aussies at the Easter Carnival

Congratulations to all of our West Aussies who braved the varying conditions of dust, dry, wind and finally rain to compete in the fast open running terrain in the South Australian outback over the Easter weekend.  There were some very good results from the west side of the country with the following people taking podium finishes in their age classes:

WEasy Coreen Maynard 1st
W12A Jessica Madden 2nd
W20AS Kellie Martin 1st
W55A Anthea

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Roleystone MTBO

Sunday 12 April

Join us after Easter for a fantastic mountain bike orienteering event, set in the beautiful Korung National Park, up in the Perth Hills. A perfect place to escape for the day and perhaps pack a picnic for after. 

School Championships Entries now open!

The Be Active WA School Orienteering Championships will be held on Wednesday 17th June at Fred Jacoby Forest Park, Mundaring. The Information and Entry Form
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Gosnells NavDash

Saturday 28th March 2015 

Join us Saturday for a scenic course at the City of Gosnells. There are four courses to choose from, long, moderate, short and easy. Everyone is welcome and this is an ideal course to try out NavDash for the first time. Take in the

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"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.
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