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The Onkaparinga Hills Orienteering Club was formed in 1978. In 2022 we have 75 members including members of the Wiehart Family from Sweden. Otherwise members are generally (but not exclusively) from the Mitcham and Mitcham Hills area.
Each year the club runs about several events and a team effort results in a well run event with courses to suit different ages and navigation abilities. Events are local Adelaide suburban events through to major events further from Adelaide.
The club also has training activities, and can offer new members training (at an event or evening training sessions). Contact Robin Uppill (8278 3017 or 0419 037 770) for more information. Many of our members also participate in Tuesday and Thursday evening fitness training - contact Bridget Anderson for more information (0432 511 836)
During the year a number of social events are held. Specifically, there are BBQs at some events, there is a popular end of year social gathering, and the AGM is a social event with only a short formal interlude.
President: Al Sankauskas
Secretary: Dianne Bergen
Minutes Secretary: Evelyn Colwell
Treasurer: Sue Bament
Committee: Vincent Loye, David Tilbrook, Adrian Uppill, Robin Uppill, Noelene Anderson, Andrew McComb, Zita Sankauskas
A number of committee members hold important roles on the state body (OSA) committee. Robin Uppill is OSA Technical Officer, Adrian Uppill is Mapping Coordinator, and Bridget Uppill coaching coordinator.
In elite competition, Simon Uppill runs in the South Australian Southern Arrows team in the National Orienteering League, and has represented Australian in both Junior and Senior World Orienteering Championships (10 occasions at WOC). Bridget Uppill (nee Anderson), who moved to SA from Queensland, has also run both at JWOC and WOC for Australia, and is currently coach of the Junior Southern Arrows Squad.For both WOC was most recentlt in Norway in 2019 (see this video of the relays featuring Bridget and Simon)
Angus Haines was a member of the Australian team at the Junior World Orienteering Championships in 2018 and 19, and the World Championship team in 2022.
Club members after winning the club relays at Para Wirra NP in 2022