Activities for Juniors 2021
Is your child interested in orienteering? Maybe you're interested in your son/daughter having a go at orienteering. Orienteering is not a sport where you can drop your children off for a training session on a Thursday and then collect them some time later.
Generally orienteering is something to do with the whole family, or maybe they can tag along with their school friends. There is no need to join a club or turn up to every event - though we'd love it if you did. Every event will give you a different experience. The key thing is to turn up and have a go.
WA Orienteering School Team
Junior orienteers aim to be in the state team to represent WA at the Australian Schools Championships. These are held annually at the end of September/beginning of November.
Sadly COVID-19 meant that there was no National Schools Championship event in 2020. However, the event is rescheduled for Tasmania in 2021 as part of the National Carnival - Australian Schools Championships are due to be held on 28-30 September. General detaiils about the event can be found on the AOC2021 website.
Junior Training Events
If your child has been to a few events and is very keen to progress further, there are some training sessions for juniors. Contact the OWA Coaching Convenor for further information or ask for more information at one of our events.
Junior Training Camp
The annual training camp takes place in the July school holidays for our junior members, and is run by our accredited coaches.
We provide for a wide range of orienteering abilities. The camp is suitable for young people who enjoy orienteering, want to learn more about it and have a fun time with other young people. The camp is open to orienteers aged from 10 to 17 years who have participated in at least one bush event or NavDash event in addition to any school events. To attend the camp you need to be a member of Orienteering WA.
The next Junior Camp will be held at Camp Kerem, Bullsbrook at the beginning of July. Details will be available in due course.