Head down to Bunbury this weekend for a weekend full of orienteering. On Saturday, it is the first State O League event with the first OY (Orienteer of the Year) points to be awarded in 2014 at the Australind High School NavDash. A NavDash eventis a relatively short event, with easy navigation on a complex map. They are simple and fun at slower speeds, but when sprinting and trying to find many controls in quick succession they are fast and...
Previous news and announcments
First MTBO event for 2014
Banyowla - Sunday 23rd March 2014
The first Mountain Bike orienteering event for the year will be held in bushland in the Kelmscott/Martin area of the Perth hills. This is a great area to get on your bike,hit the hills and hone those navigational skills.
The area contains mostly old 4WD and dirt bike tracks, hobby farms, a dry water canal and pipeline and small quarry areas. The
The WA Nomads elite orienteering team, represented by West Leederville brothers Oscar and Henry McNulty, was very successful at the first National Orienteering League events for 2014, held in Brisbane over the weekend. On Saturday Oscar and Henry, who are both still Juniors, finished a close 2nd overall to the ACT team of Lachlan...
Joondalup Learning Precinct, Saturday 8th March
Urban orienteering continues with the first of the NavDash sprint orienteering events at West Coast Institute of Training (WCIT). NavDash is very suitable for beginners, but differs from the Metro Series in that events are in the more traditional format with 'line' courses and interval starting. Line courses feature a set number of control points that must be visited in a certain order, with participants starting at one or two minute...
NavDash 8 March - Joondalup
The first of the NavDash events for 2014 will be at Joondalup Learning Precinct. A NavDash event is a short course on a complex map such as a university campus. Navigation is relatively easy but can be tricky when running at full speed. Fast, furious and fun!
Registration from 1.00-2.00pm
Start times between 1.30-3.00pm
Briefing form beginners at 1.30pm
Parking at West Coast Institute
The final MetrO Series event for the 2013/2014 season will start from Charonia Park, Mullalloo on Saturday 22nd February. The competition will be on a new map by Ricky Thackray, and will decide the overall Series categories.
The event is of course very suitable for beginners and no previous orienteering experience is necessary, therefore members of the public are most welcome to come and try...
Orienteering Western Australia now has a completely revised Orienteering For Schools booklet available for download. The booklet is 32 pages packed with useful information and lesson plans to provide teachers with ideas for developing their school orienteering program. The package includes a separate set of lesson plans devised by Mike Sibbald, a teacher and Level 1 Orienteering Coach.
Go to our School pages to download the booklet and...
The MetrO Series goes South this Saturday to Coogee Beach. Parking is in the Beach car park on the West side of Cockburn Rd, but the event is across the road in the streets and parklands between Cockburn Rd and Rockingham Rd, starting from Len McTaggart Park at 5.00pm.
The MetrO Series is very suitable for beginners, with no previous orienteering experience necessary, and members of the public are welcome at this event. Registration will be open from 4.15pm until the...
This week the MetrO Series is riverside at Clarkson Reserve, Maylands - see below for directions.
The MetrO Series is very suitable for beginners, with no previous orienteering experience necessary, and members of the public are most welcome at this event. Registration will be open from 4.15pm until the Start at 5.00pm. There will be a briefing for beginners at approximately 4.30pm.
There will be three courses on offer of approximately 2-3kms, 5-6kms and...
The next MetrO Series event will be on Saturday 1st February, and once again in a Northern beach-side suburb, allowing a pre- or post-run swim.
The Metro Series is very suitable for beginners, with no previous orienteering experience necessary, and members of the public are most welcome at this event. Registration will be open from 4.15pm until the Start at 5.00pm. There will be a briefing for newcomers at approximately 4.45pm.
A choice of three courses...
Saturday 25th January 2014
The Trigg Metro Series event will now be held this coming Saturday, starting from South Trigg Beach. Registration will be open at the usual time of 4.15pm, and the event will start at 5.00pm.
The Metro Series is very suitable for beginners, with no previous orienteering experience necessary, and members of the public are most welcome at this event. There will be a briefing for newcomers at approximately 4.45pm.
Carine Regional Open Space
Event 8 in the 2013/2014 MetrO Series is in the NW Coastal suburbs, just 3.5kms from the beach. With a 5pm start, the sea breeze should be in to create ideal conditions for the event.
MetrO Series events are 'enter on the day', with easy navigation and three distance options: Short 2-3kms, Medium 5-6kms and Long 7-8kms....
The scheduled Metro Orienteering Event at South Trigg, Trigg Beachon Saturday 11th Jan has been cancelled due to the extreme hot weather forecast.
OAWA has a policy to cover extreme weather events to protect both setters and orienteers. With a predicted 44 degree day and little or no sea breeze it is considered unsafe to hold the event. We will...
January 23-27th 2014
A new 5 event Sprint Festival is being held in Canberra on January 23-27th 2014. Come along and race with the elites who will be using the festival to brush up their speed and sprint skills as part of a high performance training camp. All welcome. Entries close midnight Saturday 18th January 2014.
Orienteering Western Australia is seeking a self-motivated person to play a pivotal role in assisting in the varied administration requirements of the sport. This part time opportunity will provided lots of variety and the successsful applicant will need a diverse skill set.