Entries are now open for the SA Sprint Champs and close on Thurs 2nd March. To enter or find out more click this link
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.
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.
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.
The SA Sprint Championships on Sunday Feb 28th, concludes the 2021 February season of Sprint events. Although some sprint events will be held in the winter calendar.
The sprint championships are to be held on a new map of Roseworthy College north of Gawler. Entries close on the evening on Wednesday 24th Feb. Entry is here.
Competitors are also reminded about Out of Bounds areas and features you are forbidden to cross. Several occur on sprint maps, some are also shown with the purple overprint symbol. Some people may have ignored these in the sprint series events – however cross these and you may get Disqualified!!!
More information is also available in this article:
Training and competition events are available from Friday 21 – Sunday 23rd Feb as the Adelaide Sprint Camp organized by our coach in residence Evalin Brautigam. Adelaide Sprint Camp will be a weekend full of orienteering training and races. We invite everyone to come out for all or part of the weekend. There is a lot happening so if you can’t do it all, then just sign up for the races. This still lets you compete for prizes. The highlight of the weekend is the Knock-out sprint on Sunday which is a series of 4 short races where you shuffle up or down groups depending on how you place. We will also be using SI-Air+ for all the races during the weekend, and even if you don’t have one you will have the chance to rent one for free. Full details in the event bulletin here, with the program as follows:
Friday 21- AM – Training 1 and 2 at Flinders University
Friday 21 – Evening – Final event in the Snap Sprint Series at Stirling
Saturday – AM – Training – Botanic Gardens
Saturday – Early PM – Training – Eastern Adelaide CBD
Saturday Evening – Competition Event – Semaphore Park
Sunday - AM – Knockout Sprint – 4 short races at Trinity College
The following weekend is the final event of the summer sprint season, the SA Sprint Championships at the Waite Campus of Adelaide University on Sunday March 1st. Course setter is Dante Afnan.
And for your assitance - here is the legendfor Sprint maps
The final event of the SNAP Sprint Series was held at Underdale on 24th Feb. Underdale is a new map on the River Torrens Linear Park, and includes some new residential development. Not a technically difficult map, however course setting gave a lot of route choice options with the best not always obvious.
This is the 7th year of this series run by the Southern Arrows, this year the other 3 events were
Adelaide University – technical map with most complex route choice decisions
Mawson Lakes Uni SA Campus – due the hot evening the results here did not count for the series
Lochiel Park – mixture and park and new residential adjacent to the River Torrens.
Series winners were
Junior Short – Matilda and Lucinda Fogarty, Mitchell Stephens
Junior Long - Joanna George, Toby Cazzolato
Open Short – Jaquie Stephens, James Lloyd
Open Long – Meredith Norman, Angus Haines
Veteran Long – Zara Soden, Ben Cazzolato
Veteran Short – Marian Arthur, Clive Arthur
The series of sprint events ends on Sunday 4th March with the SA Sprint Championships at Tatachilla College.
The Junior Arrows is our training squad for juniors of high school age. And for 2018, juniors interested can attend our first squad meeting on 9th February.
This information meeting is for existing and new Junior Arrows members. This meeting will be held at the second Snap Sprint event at Mawson Lakes at 7:20pm.
All juniors aged 12-18 this year are welcome to attend. The meeting will discuss the training program for 2018, schools selection trials for 2018, Junior Arrows camp, uniform and club membership.
Come for the event at 6:30 (6pm registration) and stay for the meeting at 7:20pm (approximately 15mins long)
Enter the event here https://eventor.orienteering.asn.au/Events/Show/6094
Please let any promising Junior Arrows know about this meeting.