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  • If you missed the AGM of Orienteering SA the 2021 Annual is now online. Go to About Us -> Annual Reports
  • The April issue of SA Orienteer is now available & covers a lot of ground, from head coach Evalin Brautigam's Sprint Camp, to a dramatic finish at Melbourne Sprint Weekend, as well as new maps, coaching, school O, mapping and map skills, and intriguing tales of orienteering mishaps. Go to About Us -> SA Orienteer
  • Entries are still open for the SA School Championships to be held at Belair National Park on Mon 23rd May. Entries close on Fri 13th May. Click here for information and entry form as well as details about lead up events.
  • Memberships for 2022 are open. To get member discounts you need to renew or take out membership before entering. Sport Voucher applications are also open now. They have been extended & are now available for students aged 5-15 as of 31/12/2022. For more information and the Sport Voucher link go to About Orienteering -> Join Now 

Orienteering Pathways for Juniors and Adults

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The team at Orienteering SA, in particular Bridget Anderson assisted by Leila Henderson, have been working hard making clear and concise pathway promotional posters to use for new and current orienteering members.  We have made two posters focusing on youth members 0-18 and for adults as there are different pathways for each group.

We are hoping everyone can use these posters to help them understand where they can go with their orienteering.

For juniors their orienteering journey may begin with their families who are orienteers or through school and after school orienteering programs.  For activities to improve their orienteering skills and move to more advanced orienteering, they can participate in the Southern Darts (7- 12 years) or Junior Arrows (12-17) training activities. From here the more competitive may become part of the state schools team, or the Southern Arrows team (juniors 17 -20 and seniors) competing in National Orienteering League events.

2022 02 23 OSA Pathways Posters Child For Web 

However many may follow the same pathway as adults, by participating in local urban events, joining a club and depending on their level of activity, attend state bush events or in some cases interstate events. However the more recreational orienteers may participate in orienteering as a social activity, attending events with their friends and families, and other club members.

OSA Pathways Posters Adult For Web

So both juniors and adults can choose the pathway that suits them, and take a more competitive or more social approach to their orienteering.  Whatever the pathway, orienteering is a “Sport For Life” as all ages can participate at the same time in programmed events.

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