Foot Orienteering: Whiteman Park 27th October 2013

Sunday 27th October 2013

This a great opportunity to Come and Try Orienteering and enjoy the many attractions on offer at Whiteman Park, Recreation and Conservation Reserve. Come and enjoy the natural enviroment with the native flora and fauna around the park, after your event there is plenty to do from BBQ's, playgrounds, train and tram rides, village shops and various muesums. There will be a short, medium and long course on


Next event: John Forrest National Park

Event Date : Sunday 13th October 2013

There will be a mixture of street and bush Orienteering this weekend, with four courses on offer: a long and short Expert course, one Active course, and one Starter course.  With the exception of the Starter course, roughly half the controls on each course will be in suburban Swan View, and half in John Forrest National Park.  This will provide a mixture of fast running with easy navigation and slower going


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Australian MTBO Sprint Champs

Congratulations to Ricky Thackray for winning the mountain bike orienteering sprint distance championships held near Canberra on the weekend of October 19-20.  Ricky beat a quality field including former Aus representative David Simpfendorfer, 2012 sprint champion Steven Todkill, and local gun riders Seb Dunne and Todd Nowack to claim victory.  In the supporting events, the ACT middle and long champs, Ricky claimed 4th and 3rd place respectively with Todd and David


National Championship Carnival Report

Cameron and IanThe last two weekends the National Championship carnival has been hosted by ACT Orienteering Association.

The Carnival encompassed the Australian Sprint, Middle Distance and Long Distance Championships plus the Relays. During the week the Australian School Individual and Relay Championships.

The WA Team performed well over the


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Special Event: UWA Cancelled

September 7: UWA event cancelled

The special event programmed earlier in the year to be held at the University of Western Australia has been cancelled.

Mosman Park : Be Active Metro Series

Be Active Metro Series Finale

The final event in the 2012/13 Series will be held this Saturday, at the usual time of 5.00pm, at Jabe Dodd Park, Mosman Park.  

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Annual General Meeting

The OAWA AGM will take place after the NavDash event on Saturday 16 March 2013 at Ascot Waters


Please attend the meeting and nominate for Council positions.  The sport needs you!

Be Active Metro Series

Final Series Results

The final event of the 2012 - 2103 Be Active Metro Series was held on Saturday 23rd February at Mosman Park.

Congratulations to all the winners of the varous classes and to the overall Short, Medium and Long course winners; Ricky Thackray who dominated on the long course, the medium course was won by Lee Holliday and the win on the short course went to WOW club junior Kellie Martin.


Navdash is back

NavDash 2013 Commences Saturday 2nd March!

The popular NavDash Sprint Orienteering Series will commence on Saturday 2nd March, at Murdoch University.  Registration for the event will be open from 1.00pm to 2.00pm, with the first starters heading off at 1.30pm.  There will be a short briefing for beginners at around 1.20pm.

The NavDash events are short distance (2 – 4kms) held in a compact area with lots of map detail.  The courses are suitable


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Upcoming NavDash and Bush events

NavDash starts Saturday 2nd March

As the Be Active Metro Series of Orienteering finishes, keen orienteers will be preparing for the sprint and bush orienteering seasons. The NavDash sprint series will commence on Saturday 2nd March at Murdoch University, followed by a NavDash event at Ascot on 16th March. 

Bush events start soon too

The first bush event for the year will be on the following morning, Sunday 17th March,


Easter 2013 Entry Deadline

Standard entries close Sunday 3rd March 2013

A reminder that the standard entry fee period for Gold’n Ponds Easter 2013 finishes on Sunday 3rd March. That is less than one month away! Visit the event website for full details and to enter the event today.

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Mt Claremont : Be Active Metro Series

Be Active Metro Series

This week’s Be Active Metro Series event will  start from John XXIII College in Mt Claremont, at the usual time of 5.00pm on Saturday. Registration will be open from around 4.15pm, and a briefing for beginners will be conducted at around 4.45pm, before a mass start at 5.00pm.

There will be three courses with simple navigation – Short (2-3kms), Medium (5-6kms), or Long (7-9kms).  You can walk,


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Noranda : Be Active Metro Series

Be Active Metro Series

Orienteering comes to the NE Suburbs this week with a Be Active Metro Series event taking in Noranda and Beechboro on Saturday 9th February, at the usual time of 5.00pm on Saturday 9th February registration will be open from around 4.15pm. A briefing for beginners will be conducted at around 4.45pm, before a mass start at 5.00pm.

There will be three courses with simple navigation – Short (2-3kms), Medium (5-6kms), or Long


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2013 Membership now available

Join online today!

Your 2013 Membership is now due. We will be using the new Eventor System for membership, event information and entries over the coming year. To join or renew your OAWA membership for 2013 online you will need to use Eventor.

How to sign up for your OAWA Membership using Eventor

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North Lake : Be Active Metro Series

Saturday 2nd February

The Be Active MetrO Series heads South to another new area on Saturday 2nd February at 5.00pm, with an event near Adventure World in Bibra Lake. The event assembly area is adjacent to Bibra Lake, near the junction of Progress Drive and Gwilliam Drive.    

The event is not far from the coast – Coogee Beach or the beaches in the new Port Coogee Marina, and Fremantle’s many cafes are a 15-minute drive.

There will be three


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