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  • With the school holidays on it is a great time to try out one or more of our DIY Orienteering Permanent Courses. The maps & courses have just been updated at Oaklands Wetland, St Peters River Park, Hawthorndene & Thorndon Park. Also new courses have been established at Blue Gum Park(park 20)/Kurangga in the south parklands.
  • All interested are invited to provide feedback on the format of OSA Twilight and Sprint Series using our online survey here

SA School Team Announced

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Congratulations to the 2019 SA Schools orienteering team.
Junior boys:
Mitchell S (YA)
Mitchell M (TJ)
Toby C(TJ)
Remi A(YA)
Oscar J (TJ)
Tom W(OH)

Junior girls:
Sienna W (LO)
Lucy B (YA)
Ana P(YA)
Jemima L (TT)
Abbie F (TJ)
Zoe C (TJ)

Senior girls:
Abigail G (TT)
Joanna G (TT)

Senior boys:
Leith S (OH)
Ethan P (YA)
Dante A (YA)
Jack M (TT)
Max G (TT)

Manager/training coach- Bridget Anderson
Coach- Simon Uppill
Assistant manager/training coach- Olivia Sprod
Assistant coach- Evalin Brautigam (coach in residence)

The team consists of a number of experienced and new team members. For the first time in many years, a Port Lincoln orienteer will be representing their state in the Schools competition. This year overseas trials were included in the selection process to assist athletes who were living overseas at the time.
This year there are no reserves, all team members have equal opportunity to participate in the competition.
The team will be travelling across to Wagga Wagga to compete in the Australian Schools orienteering competition as part of the Oceania carnival from the 27th September - 6th October.

Article by Bridget Anderson

 

South Australians to Represent Australia

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Three South Australian Juniors are competing at the Junior World Orienteering Championships to be held from 6 – 12 July in Aarhus and Silkeborg in Denmark.  Angus Haines s competing in his second JWOC, whilst Dante Afnan and Joanna George are first time representatives.  All three juniors compete in all events. To follow the events see the JWOC web site – https://www.jwoc2019.dk/

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In August, the World Orienteering Championships are to be held in Sarpsborg in Norway from 12 – 17th August. Simon Uppill (at his 10th WOC representation for Australia) and Bridget Anderson at her second, are both competing in the Middle Distance and Relay. 2019 is the first WOC to run only forest events, sprint WOC is in 2020.

The WOC web site is here - https://www.woc2019.no/en/

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SA Schools Orienteering Championships

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The SA Schools Orienteering Championships was held at Belair National Park on Monday 27th May, on a cool cloudy but fine day.  Approximately 340 students were entered from 16 Primary Schools and 14 Secondary Schools.  Students entered 36 different age classes, with A classes for the more experienced, and B classes for those newer to the sport. Recreational pairs classes were also available to primary school students.

The event was presented by Onkaparinga Hills Orienteering club, with

Course Planners: Adrian and Robin Uppill
Controller: Peter Cutten
Organiser: David Tilbrook

assisted by helpers from OH and all other metropolitan clubs.

The presentations to primary classes were made by Ruhi Afnan representing “Surveying and Mapping SA”, which provided medals for these classes.  Senior class medals were presented by the local state MP Sam Duluk.

The shields were won as follows

John Williams Primary Shield – Woodside PS, with Goodwood and Stirling East PS in 2nd and 3rd places

Brian Wale Secondary Shield – Heathfield HS (first time winners of the shield) with Black Friars Priory School, and Marryatville HS in 2nd and 3rd places.

Thanks to all who participated, all helpers that made the event possible and National Parks for permission to use the park for the event.

Results are here.

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Course for MOpenA and M16A

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Students at the Presentation

 

 

Orienteering Highlights in May

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Following are some of the main things happening during May:

  • Help celebrate World Orienteering Day at the Belair Golf Course on Wed May 15th (late afternoon & evening). This is a great opportunity to bring out your family and friends to show them what Orienteering is all about in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Set in the beautiful Belair National Park - only 15 minutes from Adelaide - there will be courses to suit young family's and newcomers as well as those that are experienced.
  • FelixstowWetlandsYalanga Orienteers invite you to explore Felixstow and the Torrens Linear Park  on Sun 26th May. This event offers Foot O and MTBO courses. It starts at the western end of the newly mapped wetlands on the Felixstow Reserve. Entries are now open.

 

 

  • Wallaringa Orienteers invite you to explore the streets & parks of Beaumont on Sun 19th May. Entries are now open.

Article by Ken Thompson updated 12th May

Awards in Western Australia

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Following the Australian Three Day event in WA over Easter last month, several South Australians were rewarded for their efforts in various areas of orienteering.

Three juniors were selected in the Australian team for the Junior World Orienteering Chamspionships to be held in Denmark - Joanna George, Dante Afnan and Angus Haines (also selected in 2018).

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The above 3 can contribute part of their result to our junior and schools team coach Bridget Anderson. Bridget was awarded the Orienteering Australia award for services to coaching.

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