The Western Nomads are WA's representatives in the National Orienteering League (NOL), Australia's premier orienteering competition. Individual and team points are accumulated based on performance in four rounds of races held annually across the country.
How to Become a Western Nomad
Anyone keen to join in Nomads training can contact Rachel West and have their name added to an email list which notifies of any upcoming training sessions.
Contact Rachel here.
If you think you would like to become a Western Nomads team member you need to submit a nomination to the Western Nomads Manager. Nominations and a record of results of nominees will be taken to Council. Once ratified by Council, members of the squad will then be announced. For each NOL round selected Western Nomads may be eligible for travel funding if they are competing in elite or junior elite categories and meet the relevant criteria.
2023 NOL PROGRAM
Round 1 Oceania Championships
Saturday 7th January Oceania Sprint
Monday 8th January Oceania Long
Wednesday 11th January Oceania Middle
Thursday 12th January Oceania Relay
Round 2 Sydney Sprint
Saturday 11th March
Sunday 12th March
Round 3 Australian 3 Days
Friday 7th Prologue
Saturday 8th Day 1, Middle distance
Sunday 9th Day 2, Long distance
Monday 10th Day 3
Round 4 Victoria
Saturday May 6th
Sunday May 7th
Within the National Orienteering League (NOL) Competition a full team at each race consists of a minimum of 3 males and 3 females racing in the elite categories (M/W21E & M/W20E) at NOL events. From 2011 the Western Nomads also included WA's elite Mountain Bike Orienteering team.
To see how the Western Nomads performed you can review NOL results for each event across Australia.
There is also a national MTBO competition.