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 Latest News
  • Full OY results for 2023 are now available. Go to Results-> Results Archive -> Section C
  • The latest edition (Dec) of the Australian Orienteer is now available online. Highlights includes Australian Champs Article and Non Elite Rankings (p38) Congratulations to South Australian members who got in the rankings. Those with places were Tim Ashman LI M70 2nd, Adrian Uppill OH M70 3rd. Go to About Us -> Australian Orienteer
  • New permanent course now open: Marion Heritage Walk. Go to About Orienteering -> Do it Yourself Orienteering
  • Entries are open for the Australian 3 Days Carnival - see news item below and visit the carnival website for all the details.
  • New Memberships and Renewals for 2024 commenced on Nov !st. For New members this includes free membership for the balance of 2023. Sport Voucher applications are also open now & available for students aged 5-15 as of 31/12/2023 For more information go to About Orienteering -> Join Now

45th SA Schools Orienteering Championships set the bar high for School Relay Championships

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Umbrellas were out in force for the spectator crowd at the 45th SA Schools Orienteering Championships held on Monday 29 May at Bonython Park, North Adelaide.

Even drenching rain did not dampen spirits, with more than 240 students from 22 schools taking part, achieving the organisers’ goal of a 25 percent increase over the 2022 champs.

Heathfield High School took home the Brian Wales Trophy, knocking out Adelaide Botanic in a convincing win, while Hawthorndene Primary nabbed the Williams Trophy from favourites Linden Park, with several outstanding individual efforts.

See below for the individual winners list and schools winners poster (for download). For all the results visit the Results Page

Kym Barnett, supported by Lyn Barnett and Controller Jenny Casanova, set the 10 courses, with the right level of challenge for brand new orienteers fresh from after-school orienteering programs all the way up to our more experienced regular orienteers.  The ‘pink hat’ brigade stationed themselves around the course to provide help where needed and monitor creek crossings.  Mitchell Stephens on roving mic helped everyone follow the action.

Early starters didn’t let wet weather get them down, braving the squally conditions, whereas the sun broke through as the morning wore on, making later starts a bonus.

Some orienteers coming up the straight got carried away by the moment, storming past the finish to jump the tape out of the arena… “PUNCH THE FINISH!!” could be heard from mums, dads and classmates showing their vocal support throughout the day.

“Today’s turnout was fantastic, especially with the challenging weather,” organiser Aylwin Lim said. “We are seeing some keen promising orienteers who can now go on to attend regular events and enjoy all the benefits of our international sport. It was also a great preparation in the lead-up to the SA Schools Relay Champs on September 1, where we expect many of these schools will send teams."

Furthest travelled was Josh Steadman from Goolwa, who came in 2nd in M12A. Great achievement, Josh!

Many thanks go out to all who made the event such a success. Led by Aylwin Lim, the Orienteering SA team included:  Ben Cazzolato, Pavel Grecian, Colin Burnett, Fi Pahor, Bob Smith, Jan Hillyard, Paul Hoopmann, Chris Franklin, Joel Stanley, John Anderson, Noelene Anderson, Diane Mather, Barry Wheeler, Steve Cooper, Carol Such, John Such, John Hicks, Tara Miller, David Tilbrook, Clive Arthur, Marian Arthur. Diane Bergen, Anne Oke, Guy Schubert, Mark Overton, Meredith Rasch, Al Sankauskas, Peter Cutten, Peter Kreminski, John and Jeffa Lyon, Jess Jarvis, Zita Sankauskas, Robin Uppill, Mitchell Stephens and Leila Henderson.




 SA Schools 2023 Trophy winners



WOpenA  Gemma Burley

Unley HS

W16A Jessica Jarvis

Mitcham Girls HS

W15A  Lucinda Fogarty

Mitcham Girls HS

W15B Esther Moran

Heathfield HS

W14A  Adeline Richmond

Mitcham Girls HS

W13A Alexandra Garden

Glenunga International

W12A Molly Miller

Black Forest PS

W11A Eleanor Hobbs

Hawthorndene PS

W11 Pairs Freya Powell & Mia Tisato

Coromandel Valley PS

W10 Ailie Hawthorn

Stirling East PS




MOpen A Finn Johnston

Adelaide Botanic HS

M16A Mitchell Morcom

Reynella East College

M15A Marcus Cazzolato

Adelaide HS

M14A Jamie Spooner

Heathfield HS

M13A Eric Cassey

Urrbrae HS

M13 Pairs Eamon Williams & Joel Zanker

Coromandel Valley PS

M12A Euan Farquharson

Hawthorndene PS

M11A Cade Richmond

Hawthorndene PS

M11 Pairs Benjamin Goodwin & Harley Mcshane

Woodside PS

M10 Darcy Crettenden

Woodside PS

MOpenB Oliver Farnan

Marryatville HS



High Schools


Adelaide Botanic

Glenunga IHS

Mitcham Girls



Adelaide High

Reynella East College


St Johns Grammar

Cabra Dominican College


Primary Schools


Linden Park


Coromandel Valley


Stirling East

Black Forest



Eden Hills

St Thomas Goodwood 



SA Schools Orienteering Champs 2023 Gallery 1
SA Schools Orienteering Champs 2023 Gallery 2
SA Schools Orienteering Champs 2023 Gallery 3

SA Schools Orienteering Champs 2023 Gallery 4

SA Schools Orienteering Champs 2023 Gallery 45

Orienteering SA AGM Sunday 26th March

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The 2022 AGM was held at after the event at Belair National Park on Sunday 26th March.

The following Management committee was elected, however the following positions need to be filled urgently

Treasurer – OSA uses online financial management using ZERO, however handover to use this and introduction to the OSA accounts would be provided
Assistant Secretary – to assist the secretary with managing correspondence, meeting minutes, a good introduction to OSA affairs
Coaching Coordinator – initially as an assistant to Bridget Uppill, then taking over the role from October

Elected Management Committee

President- Rob Tucker
Secretary – Fi Pahor
Coaching Coordinator – Bridget Uppill (until October 2023)
Technical Officer – Robin Uppill
Marketing – Leila Henderson
Newsletter Editors – Leila Henderson and Erica Diment

Other appointed positions will be confirmed at the next Council Meeting in April.

Copies of the 2022 Annual Report were available at the meeting, and are posted at the following link - https://www.sa.orienteering.asn.au/about-us/annual-reports

OSA Presentation Night 2022

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The OSA Presentation evening was held on a cold, windy and showery evening at the Glenunga Hub.  Outdoor activities of Direction-O and Wombat Hunt were organized by Bridget Anderson and partaken between showers, although the wind moved some of the hidden wombats.

A great slide show of the main orienteering activities through the year was put together by Erica Diment and Leila Henderson. This cab be viewed here.

The following awards were presented:

Orienteer of the Year

Full results are available here  
Note that an orienteer had to attend at least 4 events
to be eligible for an OY award

M20A – Toby Cazzolatto
M21A – Simon Uppill
M45A  - Greg Morcom
M55A – Ruhi Afnan
M65A – Paul Hoopman
M75A – Robert Smith
W16A – Gemma Burley
W20A  - Jemima Lloyd
W21A – Vanessa Round
W35A – Jenny Casanova
W45A – Sandra Afnan
W55A – Zara Soden
W65A – Robin Uppill
W75A – Carol Such
M21AS – Tyson Hillyard
M55AS – Jeff Dinning
W55AS – Lan Kelly
MOPenB – Patrick Burley
WOpenB – Jacqueline Stephens

Sue Millard Awards for the most improved junior awards

Boys – Ben Marshall (photo below)
Girls – Zoe Carter

Course Planner Award  

Jack Marshall – For the Roseworthy Sprint courses


Arlo mention made of Robert Smith for the Middle Distance Championships., Nigel Dobson for the OY at Bri Glen and Kym Barnet for the Long Distance Championships.

OSA would also like to thank the event controllers – David Tilbrook, Aylwin Lim, Gerry Velaitis, Tyson Hillyard and Jenny Casanova.

John Hall Service Award

And finally the John Hall Service Award was made to Bridget Uppill.  Presentaion below by Rob Tucker - OSA President.

Some more photos of the evening can be seen on OSA Facebook page


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