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Orienteering for 44 years.
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Saltbush Orienteers is based in the city of Whyalla which is located on the eastern side of the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia. The club was first established in 1974. Most of the maps we use are in the nearby Middleback Ranges within 30-60 minutes driving time from the city. New to orienteering: Click here for more information about orienteering..
Go to Events & Location to see 2023 Programme as well as combined Saltbush & Lincoln Orienteers Programme.
Please visit the Saltbush Orienteers Facebook Page
The next scheduled local event is a cross-country event using the Moonabie North map on Sunday 18th June 2023. Travel on the Lincoln Highway towards Cowell for about 43 km (from the edge of Whyalla) and on approach to the communication towers there will be signs indication a turn to the right. Follow the orange and white signs to the start area.
- Start times are any time between 10 am and 1 pm, but participants must return to the orienteering van by 3pm
- Remember to have comfortable walking shoes, hat and water.
- Fees for non-member participants are: Individual $10 and Group $15
- There is a hire fee of $2 for the sportident stick.
- If you don't have a compass this will be provided at a hire fee of $1
- Coaching is available - ask at the orienteering van
- Pre-start requirements - check the courses available (usually shown on a table or notice board), complete an entry form and give to the organiser in the van who will set a start time, pay a fee if a non-member participant, get your map and start your course.
- A barbecue plate is available but bring your own food and drink
- Contact John on 0478 624 765 if you have any queries,
Overhead map of directions to Moonabie North event
AGM and Awards evening 21 October 2022
The committee for 2023 was elected unopposed with Greg Hancock continuing as President. The awards presented on the night were to: Female Golden Flash - Tonia Munday (2nd place Jess Muller), Male Golden Flash - Jason Munday (2nd place Alek Sims), Female Orienteer of the Year - Silvia Friedrich, Male Orienteer of the Year - John Paterson, Most Improved - Alek Sims, Club Person - John Brockhurst.
Pictured after the 2022 AGM were J Paterson, Bob Keil (with C team EP Relays trophy),S Friedrich, G Hancock, James Laurie (with B team EP Relays trophy) and J Brockhurst (seated). Not present: T Munday, J Munday, A Sims
Saltbush Orienteers gain most points at EP Relays at Casuarina Ridge and win the overall trophy
Fastest A team - L-R James Laurie, Adrian Watson and Geoff Mills
Fastest C team - L-R Bob Keil, Andrew Hughes and John Paterson
Saltbush President Greg Hancock congratulates fastest A team from Lincoln club, Phil Clem
Austin Clem and Tim Ashman
Initial mass start of Relay competitors, Casuarina Ridge 19-6-22
John Hall Memorial Service Award made to Alan Holland
On the 5th December Saltbush Orienteer member Alan Holland was surprised to receive the John Hall Memorial Service Award which was conveyed firstly by Rob Tucker and then by John Lyon through a video link. His service to the club from 1985 through his mapping of areas, producing new maps, updating and converting of older maps to colour, involvement in the administration of the club from 1986, and organisation and participation in events during this time was recognised by the club. To quote Greg Hancock "He is and has been a very essential contributor to our club and relied upon by all course setters over many years....Alan has a great love for the sport and will continue to do whatever he can for our club in the future."
(L-R) Alan Holland being congratulated by Greg Hancock
Awards for the 2021 season
Greg Hancock and Silvia Friedrich - Orienteer of the Year - Female 2021
John Paterson - joint winner with Adrian Watson (absent) of Orienteer of the Year - Male 2021
and Greg Hancock
Greg Hancock and Alan Holland - Club Person 2021
Winners from the 2021 EP Championships
M65A and M75A winner Adrian Watson, Saltbush President Greg Hancock and course setter Jason Munday
M21AS winner Alek Sims and Saltbush President Greg Hancock
EP Relays at Coffin Bay
Winners of the B teams and holding the Jade trophy are Saltbush Orienteers Alek Sims (holding trophy), John Brockhurst and Alan Holland at the EP Relays at Coffin Bay on 6 June 2021. The EP Relays is an annual interclub competition between the Saltbush and Lincoln clubs. Lincoln won the A and C classes and secured enough points to win the overall winner trophy.
EP Relays 21 July 2019