Welcome to Orienteering in South Australia

 Orienteering in South Australian is managed by Orienteering SA and is a sport in which participants navigate to complete a course using a map & compass. Newcomers click here.Click here to read or subscribe to ENEWS  Click here to use our Mobile/Tablet Version

Evening training and coaching sessions - see the Coaching and Training page.
- running at Belair Thursday (Friday night training to be decided then).

 Nominations now open for the SA Schools Team.

The Darts Camp for young people of Primary School Age is on again next weekend (Saturday 1st April) . All new orienteers are welcome. Parents are able to take the chance to learn also. Darts Camp

Entries now open through Eventor for bush event at Pewsey Vale. This is an OY event and SA Schools Team Selection Trial. Entries close on Wed 29th March but enter on the day is also available.News Flash: The SA Schools Team Squad and parents will fire up the BBQ and have a range of drinks and yumminess for you.  Recharge after your run and help our juniors.Daylight Savings Reminder: On Saturday night when going to bed make sure to put your clocks BACK 1 hour due to the end of daylight savings.

Entries now open through Eventor for bush event in Kuitpo Forest on Sun 9th April. Entries close on Wed 5th April but enter on the day is also available.






Forest Orienteering Begins at Belair NP

Monday, 27 March 2017

The forest orienteering season commenced at Belair NP on Sunday 26th, with the warm and humid conditions making for a challenging morning for those tackling the longer courses.  Regular orienteers, and some new comers including younger juniors recently introduced to orienteering through the schools program, competed in a range of courses from easy to harder navigation.  The 2 longer courses had a climb in the middle of the course to the area of the park above the railway line, other courses were in the flatter section of the park.  The harder courses offered some interesting route choices to competitors.  All courses can be seen in Route Gadget.

Studying the map at the start.

Results are also published.

Getting watermelon ready for the finishers


The OSA AGM followed the event, and the following positions were re-elected

President – Rob Tucker
Secretary – Erica Diment
Assistant Secretary – Fi Pahor
Treasurer – Andrew Kennedy
Technical Officer – Robin Uppill
Coaching Coordinator – Bridget Anderson
Publicity and Promotion – David Tilbrook
Newsletter Editor – Jan Hillyard


Meanwhile some of our elite junior and senior orienteers of the Southern Arrows were competing at National League Events in Canberra over the weekend, with a sprint qualifying and final race on Saturday, and a Middle Distance Race on Issacs Ridge (used for the Australian 3 Days in 2016) on Sunday.  Bests results were first place to Simon Uppill on both days, and with the men’s team fielding 3 runners in both the previous NOL in Tasmania and in Canberra, sees them in 2nd place overall.  Bridget Anderson ran a great 3rd place in the sprint against a quality field, after finishing first in her heat.

All results are on Eventor – Sprint and Middle

Southern Arrows in the ACT - Stefano, Will, Nick, Angus, Simon,
Bridget and Jenny

Recent News
Forest Orienteering Begins at Belair NP Monday, 27 March 2017 Local orienteers competed in an event on Sunday 26th in Belair NP whilst some of our elite Southern Arrows were in Canberra for a round of NOL events
Great start to MTBO Season Monday, 27 March 2017
SA Sprint Champs in ideal weather Monday, 6 March 2017
Snap Sprint Series No 4 - Karinya - Blackwood High School Wednesday, 1 March 2017 GPS analysis of the long course by Stefano Raus
Snap Sprint Series - Semaphore Park Saturday, 11 February 2017 Some GPS analysis of some routes
Three Days of Adelaide Sunday, 29 January 2017 Local orienteers participated in some great training activities by Stefano Raus, SA Coach in residence from Italy
Orienteering in 2017 Monday, 26 December 2016
Orienteering SA - new SA orienteering gear Monday, 28 November 2016
SE Parklands Twilight Series - Route Choice Analysis Monday, 21 November 2016
OSA Presentation Afternoon Thursday, 17 November 2016 Last Sunday afternoon was the annual OSA Presentation event.
The Bicycle Express SA MTBO Championships Thursday, 3 November 2016
SA Night Champs & Score Event Monday, 24 October 2016
Introduction to Stefano Raus - OSA Coach from Italy Saturday, 15 October 2016 OSA have a coach and mapmaker visiting from Italy for 6 months
Australian Championships carnival Wednesday, 5 October 2016 SA Orienteers competed in QLD in 7 events over 9 days