Previous news and announcments

4 Silvers and 2 Juniors in the Australian JWOC team

Four Western Australian orienteers made podium appearances at the recent 2014 Easter 3 Day Orienteering Carnival held in NSW. The Easter 3 Day Carnival is an international event, and as the name suggests is run over three days requiring competitors to put in a consistent effort.
In what was a family affair Oscar McNulty came in second in the Junior Elites, while his mother Anthea Feaver also took silver in the Women’s 50 category. Carol Brownlie and Kjell Winther also made the podium


Bush event at Wundabiniring Brook

Sunday 27 April 2014 - starts 9.30-11.30am; courses close at 1.00pm.
The bush orienteering season has officially started and what better place to run than in the beautiful bushland in the Mt Observation/ Mt Billy area, half way to York.
There will be 4 courses of varying length and navigational difficulty so there is a course suitable for everyone.  Experienced orienteers, noticeable in their fluoro orange vests, will be


A great way to promote orienteering

Last year a group of Aussie orienteers get together and came up with a design for a casual gear to be worn by travelling orienteers.
The aim was to have a uniform look at events that could also be used in marches.
The garments are made by Trimtex and orders are being taken now for ladies/unisex polo shirts, vests and jackets. They are all very comfortable, lightweight and perfect for travelling.
Orders close 30 January so that they will be ready in time for Easter.


Aus MTBO Championships

The Australian Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships are this year set to be held in the red centre, Alice Springs, on the 'long' weekend of June 14-16 2014.  The tracks around this area have been unofficially voted as the 'second best trails you'll find in the world' (source unknown).

The organisers have promised some challenging courses across the three days and you'll also get the chance to ride against our Kiwi neighbours, with the event being held in conjunction with


NavDash at Christmas Tree Creek

Saturday 12 April

Come enjoy navdashing in the bush this coming Saturday afternoon. NavDash events are relatively short in distance and are considered of easy navigation, but can be tricky as they are conducted in complex areas. Christmas Tree Creek is close to the city and a nice area of John Forrest National Park.

There will be 3


Orienteering weekend in Bunbury

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


First MBTO event at Banyowla


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


McNulty Boys successful in Queensland!

Henry and Oscar McNulty at Brisbane Sprint Presentations

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


First NavDash for 2014

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 Joondalup

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


MetrO Series: 22nd February 2014


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


New Resources for Teachers

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


MetrO Series: 15th February 2014


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


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