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Previous news and announcments

John Forrest National Park NavDash

The next Orienteering event is a NavDash at the Wildflower Tavern, John Forrest NP on Saturday, 13th April.  This event will suit both sprint and bush orienteering aficionados alike, and is also very suitable for beginners.

There will be two courses of approximately 2kms and 3 kms.  Those who like more distance are welcome to do both courses!

No previous orienteering experience is necessary, and members of the public are welcome at this event.  There will be a

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Mt Billy Bush Event on Sunday

The next Orienteering event is at Mt Billy next Sunday, 7th April. Mt Billy is in the upper Helena Valley, just over half-way from Perth to York – see detailed directions below, or open Eventor for Google Map.

The area is mainly open Wandoo forest with granite outcrops and complex gully systems. Please note the early registration and start times. There will be easy Starter courses of 2-3kms for beginners, and three Expert courses.  An Active course of 3-4km is available for

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Next Event after Easter

There will be a break from Orienteering in Western Australia over Easter, while the annual Australian 3 Days Orienteering Championships take place in Bendigo, Victoria, with a large contingent from WA participating. 

The Championships are the Australian team selection trials for the Junior World Orienteering Championships, to be held in the Czech Republic in late June, and we wish brothers Oscar and Henry

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WA State League for 2013

Are you looking for a competitive edge to your Orienteering experience? Do you want to see how you are going against your peers? Well the State Orienteering League (SOL) is just what you are looking for.

The first event for the 2013 State Orienteereing League is the NavDash Sprint Churchlands on the 27th April. Find out the complete event list and have all your questions on the new

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WA State League Results

Four SOL event for the series have been held, with the results now incorporating the State Sprint Championship, so just two events left!

Current Standings

The State Orienteering League (SOL) has 6 events make up the series where, if you run the nominated course for your age group, you will be able to track how your performance is going and

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Bush Event: Avon Valley

Avon Valley National Park, Sunday 24th March

The next Orienteering event is Sunday 24th March at Avon Valley National Park, with early registration and start times. Registration will be open from 8.00am to 9.30am, with the start times from 8.15am to 10.00am; make sure you arrive before 9.30am in time to register. 

For the Expert and Active courses there is a 600m walk along a gravel road to the Start. There will be an easy

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Event Results

Two events were held last weekend, with Henry McNulty winning the Long Expert courses at both the Black Swan lsland NavDash and the first bush event of the season at Yetar Spring.

Event Results are now available in Eventor and with an Eventor account you will be able to easily see the results for all your events.

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Coming up: double header weekend

Events on both 16 and 17 March

Exciting New Area for NavDash!

Saturday’s NavDash orienteering event at Black Swan Island is a brand new area, which includes extensive bush sections with subtle gully/spur features – just the thing to get experienced orienteers into the groove for the start of the bush season!  Come along and brush the cobwebs away from your rusty compass and contour skills in readiness for the Yetar Spring event the following

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Bush Event: Yetar Spring

After the summer break from bush events the start of the 2013 Orienteering bush season will be at Yetar Spring, near Mundaring, on Sunday 17th March.

For the return to bush orienteering, the Yetar Spring event will have early registration times (8.00am to 9.30am) and start times from 8.15am to 10.00am.

Members of the public are welcome at all Orienteering Western Australia events, with courses suitable for everyone, from beginners to experts.  At bush

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NavDash: Ascot

The next Sprint Orienteering event in the NavDash Series is at Black Swan Island, Ascot on Saturday 16th March.

NavDash registration will be open from 1.00pm to 2.00pm on Saturday, with the first starters heading off at 1.30pm. There will be a short briefing for beginners at around 1.20pm. NavDash events are short distance (2 – 4kms) held in a compact area with lots of map detail. The courses are suitable for beginners - navigating at slow speed – and experts who

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NavDash: Murdoch results

Murdoch University hosted the first of 10 sprint orienteering events to be held for the 2013 NavDash series. The map is popular, and with the WA Nomads heading to Adelaide next weekend for the first round of the 2013 National Orienteering League, the long course saw most of the team in action. Henry McNulty, 2012 State Sprint Champion took the win over Ricky Thackray with Sten Claessens in third place. First woman and fourth place overall was Rachel West.

The short course was won by

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Annual General Meeting

The OAWA AGM will take place after the NavDash event on Saturday 16 March 2013 at Ascot Waters

ALL COUNCIL POSITIONS WILL BE OPEN.  

Please attend the meeting and nominate for Council positions.  The sport needs you!

Be Active Metro Series

Final Series Results

The final event of the 2012 - 2103 Be Active Metro Series was held on Saturday 23rd February at Mosman Park.

Congratulations to all the winners of the varous classes and to the overall Short, Medium and Long course winners; Ricky Thackray who dominated on the long course, the medium course was won by Lee Holliday and the win on the short course went to WOW club junior Kellie Martin.

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Navdash is back

NavDash 2013 Commences Saturday 2nd March!

The popular NavDash Sprint Orienteering Series will commence on Saturday 2nd March, at Murdoch University.  Registration for the event will be open from 1.00pm to 2.00pm, with the first starters heading off at 1.30pm.  There will be a short briefing for beginners at around 1.20pm.

The NavDash events are short distance (2 – 4kms) held in a compact area with lots of map detail.  The courses are suitable

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