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Bunbury Weekend - April 1st & 2nd

SWOT logoIt is not an April Fool joke! The weekend of April 1st & 2nd will see SWOT hosting a double header event in Bunbury.  Come enjoy Autumn Orienteering in Bunbury.

The weekend kicks offs with courses in the Maidens Park and the southern edge of the city. The Maidens is a triangular section of sand dunes and bush to the south of Bunbury.  The

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WA representative selected for Australian MTBO team

Ricky Thackray has been rewarded for his great results at the Victorian MTBO championships with selection in the Australian MTBO team heading to the world championship events in Lithuania later this year. After placing 2nd in the sprint, 1st in the long distance and 1st in the middle distance at the event, which were also the selection races, Ricky earnt his place on the Australian team.

Congratulations Ricky!

The Australian MTBO WOC team is

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Happy Easter Break

A break from orienteering in Perth for Easter but there will be plenty of action across the Tasman with the Oceania Championships and the World Masters Orienteering Championships

Best of luck to all those Orienteering WA members, young and old, who are taking part. Some will be in Australian team colours and others for the love of the sport.

Oceania Championships

http://oceania2017.nz/

World Masters Orienteering

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Double header weekend

KarenpunchingWhen one event is not enough!

This weekend you’ll have a chance to leap back into the NavDash at Curtin University as well as enjoy the final Metro Series event, putting your score event skills to the test in Mt Claremont. Sharp quick decisions are needed for the NavDash while considered route planning pays off for score events. Both

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NavDash 2: John Curtin College of the Arts, Fremantle

Sten Run ThroughSunday 26th March 2017

The second NavDash outing for 2017 is on a Sunday morning, taking advantage of a brand new map at John Curtin College of the Arts. There will be plenty of navigational challenges including some small areas of bush next to the school coupled with the school grounds.

The location is close to the many Fremantle coffee shops, perfect for

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Full event information

Metro Series: Mt Claremont

Sunday 19th March, 2017

Mount Claremont Primary School, Jacaranda Ave, Mount Claremont
Score Event

This is the final summer series event for the 2016/17 series and will follow the score format through the complex street network of Mount Claremont and Graylands Hospital. Don’t forget this is on Sunday morning so don’t be late. Take note of the registration and start time windows and don’t forget your watch and your e-tag, if you have one, as

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NavDash 1: Curtin University, Bentley

Saturday 18th March 2017

NavDash returns for 2017 at one of Perth’s most popular campus maps, with a Saturday afternoon event at Curtin University kicking things off.

NavDash are short distance (2-3.5kms), line courses where controls must be visited in the numerical order shown for each course, making the most of the complex buildings and passages of a university campus. The hard courses are navigationally challenging while the easy course is more suitable for

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Be Active 2017 WA Schools Orienteering Championships Results

Mussel Pool, Whiteman Park

Secondary Schools, Wednesday 21 June

Many thanks to those who participated in the Be Active 2017 WA Secondary Schools Championships.

Congratulations to La Salle College for retaining the Championship Trophy.

La Salle College

       1st       La Salle

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Summer Training sessions

Weekly training is available in Perth based in two areas, one west and one east of the city. Training in the west is on Thursday evenings and in the east on Friday evenings, so if you are super keen you can get in two training sessions a week! All sessions run from 5.30-6.30pm.

Check the venues and activities for each session on the weekly scehdule:

Weekly locations and details

OrientShow

StevewithmapOrientShow for Thursday Training

Thursday Training Series, Daglish, Thursday 16th March 2017

Remember Orientshow? The original OrientShow in WA was held in 2008. It is a short distance event where running speed is important, but mapreading skills are absolutely crucial. 

Control points are very close together, and

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2017 Membership JOIN NOW

2017CardFrontMembership of Orienteering Western Australia is now overdue for 2017. Discounted member entry fees at the Metro series are just the start of a host of benefitsyou’ll also receivethrough

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Fantastic time at the OWA Dinner 2016

OWA Dinner 2016 051On Saturday 19th November 100 OWA members put on their finest and gathered to celebrate the year that was, celebrating the athletic achievements of all ages of Orienteers and acknowledging the volunteers who made such an effort to run our sport in 2016.

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More on the nights awards

WA wins MTBO state shield!

A hard fought battle across the three rounds of the National Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships held in Dwellingup over the weekend saw WA triumphant over strong Vic, NSW and Qld competition to win the state shield for the first time in ten years.  The last time we won the shield was also on home soil in 2006.  WA riders overwhelmed the competition in the sprint and middle distance events although Victoria fought back to win the long event but not enough to take the

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Weekly Training

Training for all members who want to be involved starts this week in two different locations. 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.

East group:
Tuesday 24th, Woodbridge Park, Midland, 5.30pm

West group:
Thursday 26th (Australia Day), south end Lake Monger, 8.30am.

In future the East group will Fridays and the West group, Thursdays,

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OWA Sponsors

Australian Sports Commission
Department of Local Government,Sport and Cultural Industries
Healthway

Acknowledgement of country

Ngalak kaaditj nidja Noongar Boodjar. Koora-Yeyi-Kalyakool.Noongar country logo 2023 150px

Orienteering WA acknowledges the Noongar people, the Traditional and continuing Custodians of the land on which we gather to enjoy our sport, and pay our respects to Elders past and present.