Opportunities for coaching and training are available for orienteers of all ages and abilities. We'll advise dates, locations and training session over the year in Enews and on the website

Regular training in 2020

During the year OWA provides area based programs to make training accessible on a regular basis to all our members, from juniors to veterans. You don’t have to be aspiring to make a state team to enjoy getting fitter, improving navigation skills, and the camaraderie of a group with common goals.

Summer Training Sessions

A short series of summer training sessions have been running since mid-January.

Training locations were split for those living on the East and West side of the Perth. Due to lack of numbers, there is not further training on the East side at the moment.

West side training is on Tuesday evenings; arrive at 5.30 for a 5.45 start.

The planned training programme for the rest of the season is:

Date Location Parking instructions Type of training Specific focus
 25 February Kings Park  Parking lot by Zamia Cafe Moderate Skills/NavDash training Planning ahead and backwards 
 3 March Cliff Sadlier Memorial Park Woolnough Street, Daglish Moderate Skills/NavDash training Map memory
 10 March John XXIII College TBC Moderate Skills/NavDash training Orienteering on the run
 17 March Perry Lakes Parking lot near YMCC hockey clubrooms Moderate Skills/NavDash training Sprint Loops

Do check E News for any last minute changes. 

We hope that this give all our members who want to get fit and get a bit of coaching the opportunity to do so at a location that is not too far away. Activities are intended to suit all ages ranging from school age through to senior ranks. It is not intended to be competitive in any way but to give you the opportunity to get fitter while enjoying being part of a group of orienteers.

East Group Contacts: Rob or Lois West (0429 185 208)
West Group Contacts: Andries Swartz and Sarah Richards (Email : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Coaches ask that you contact them to confirm attendance so the correct number of maps can be printed.

All training activities will be advertised in our Weekly E News. So make sure you are signed up to receive it.

Tuesday Evening Running Group
Orienteers wanting to improve their fitness are welcome to join the group that runs regularly on Tuesday afternoons at 5.30pm. The meeting point is the rotunda on Hale Oval in Kings Park and people of similar ability usually run together.

Individual Coaching

OWA has qualified coaches who are happy to help members with programs specifically tailored to needs, whether you are a new member who wants to learn basic navigational skills or an experienced orienteer wanting to peak for a specific event or carnival. To take advantage of this opportunity contact your club convenor to be put in touch with an appropriate coach.

Activities for Specific Groups

Throughout the year training and coaching activities are arranged for specific groups, eg elite orienteers, women's training, junior orienteers including the popular Junior camp held mid-year.

Need Additional Information?
If you want additional information about any of the activities mentioned above, or have any questions about coaching and or training, please contact the OWA Coaching Convenor.

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