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Junior World Orienteering Championships

 

The Junior World Orienteering Championships (JWOC) commence in Bulgaria today, with two WA brothers – Oscar and Henry McNulty – in the Australian team of 6 boys and 6 girls. Today's event is Sprint Orienteering, followed by Long Distance on Wednesday. Thursday is a rest day, before the Middle Distance qualification races on Friday and Final on Saturday, and the program ends with the Relay event on Sunday 27

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Junior World Orienteering Championships Report

 The Junior World Orienteering Championships (JWOC) in Bulgaria have finished, with excellent performances by two WA brothers – Oscar and Henry McNulty.

In his fourth and final JWOC, Oscar had top twenty finishes in the field of more than 160 - 17th in the Sprint race, only 53 seconds behind the winner, and 19th in the Long distance. He qualified for the Middle Distance final in 11th place, but could only manage 32nd in the final in a very complex forest. Oscar ran first leg

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Foot event at Yetar Spring

Sunday 27th July 2014, 09:30-13:00.

This area has something for everyone - walkers and families can enjoy the bush and the first

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NavDash Event at Shenton College

NavDash sprint orienteering returns next Saturday, 19 July with an event close to the centre of Perth and easily accessible by public transport at Shenton College, Stubbs Terrace, Shenton Park – right opposite the Shenton Park train station.

Next MTBO Event Langford Park

Saturday 13 July 2014 9:30am-1:00pm

Join us this Saturday for a bike ride with beautiful scenery. Short courses available for beginners and longer courses for experts, there is a course waiting for anyone and everyone! Jarrahdale is a lovely historic town to

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Australian School Championships

Congratulations to members of the WA School team who will represent the State at the Australian School Championships, to be held here in October.

Senior Boys

Bush event at Malmalling

Sunday 6 July 2014 - starts 9.30-1.00pm.
No better place to run than the beautiful bushland in Jarrahdale State Forest.
There will be many courses of varing length and navigational difficulty so there is a course suitable for everyone.  Experienced orienteers, noticeable in their fluoro orange vests, will be on hand to help newcomers and those a bit rusty with their navigational skills.
Bring a picnic lunch and catch

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Black Swan Island NavDash

This Saturday June 28 orienteering returns to the short format with a NavDash event around the urban and parkland area of Black Swan Island.  Come and enjoy the scenic island with plenty of nooks and crannies to discover and maybe the occasional swan!

This year the long and short course will cover two completely different areas with the short (~2km) on the island itself and the long (~3km) through the residential streets and parkland of Ascot Waters so you can run

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Successful School Championships

The 2015 WA School Orienteering Championships will be held on Wednesday 17th June, 2015. The venue will be announced soon.

1000 students enjoyed the Be Active 2014 WA School Orienteering Champs at Whiteman Park.

Oustanding performances included 6 minute wins by Joel McMullen (La Salle College) and Jo-anna Maynard (Duncraig SHS) in Boys and Girls 15A, and

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West Aussies Perform at National MTBO Champs

Several OWA members travelled to Alice Springs to compete in 3 days of mountain bike orienteering last weekend. By all accounts the courses were tough but enjoyable, on well maintained tracks in scenic outback locations. Congratulations to our best performer, Duncan Sullivan, who came 1st in the Long and 2nd in the Sprint distance in Men 50. Full results

NavDash: Black Swan Island Ascot


Saturday 28 June 2014  
Courses are set to Sprint Orienteering standards –easy navigation but fast decision-making required if you want to run at speed.  Or just amble around and enjoy views of the Swan River if you’re not in a hurry.
 Bring: Sportident card (can be hired), map bag if you sweat a lot or if rain is forecast.
Other: A briefing for beginners will be conducted at 1.30pm.
Directions:
Black Swan Island is accessed via Tidewater

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Junior Camp

Each July, OWA holds a Junior Camp to help prepare juniors for championships events, including the national Schools Cahmpionships.

For more information about this years' junior camp, contact the OWA Coaching Convenor.

 

 

Natasha Sparg wins Qld MTBO Champs

The Queensland Mountain Bike Orienteering Champs were held on the weekend of May 10-11 and a small contingent of West Aussies travelled over to the town of Stanthorpe to compete.  With a middle and long distance event, combined times determined the overall result and after the two days of racing, WA's Natasha Sparg prevailed to take out the Womens Open title and become the Queensland State Champion.  In the Mens Open, Ricky Thackray persisted through his recent injury slump to

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Bush event at Jumbuck Hill, Walyunga National Park

Sunday 22 June. Start times 9.30am - 11.30am. Courses close 1.00pm.
Jumbuck Hill is part of the Walyunga National Park, Upper Swan and being close to the city is very easy to access via the Great Northern Highway.
There will be a range of courses to suit people of all degrees of fitness and abilities. Expert orienteers, dressed in bright orange fluoro vests will be on hand to help new or inexperienced orienteers.
Bring a

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Part time Admin & Communication Officer wanted

 The Job Orienteering Western Australia is seeking a self-motivated person to play a pivotal role in assisting in the varied administration requirements of the sport. Your key focus will be enquiries management, membership administration, and assisting Committee members as required with promotion and marketing, website currency, financial management, and correspondence and reporting.

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