Southern Darts

SA Southern Darts Orienteering Squad

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The SA Southern Darts caters for young orienteers just entering orienteering (novices)  until they move to high school or the year they turn 12.

Sometimes we train in two groups to allow for experience. 

We hope that members will enjoy orienteering while learning the basics of the sport. 

Gradually you will progress to more difficult courses as  you become more experienced and confident

You will progress to the Junior Arrows when you are old enough. 

The Southern Darts train about once a month.

In addition the Squad conducts Introduction to Orienteering days and camps at Very Easy, Easy and Moderate orienteering skill levels.

The events at which training will be conducted in the near future are detailed below and at others there may be a duty coach to assist Squad members.

For more information, or to let us know that you would like to be a part of the Darts, contact the

Coaching Coordinator: Bridget Uppill   email1

 If you are interested in becoming a Dart please get in touch with our coaching coordinator using the above email address

We are happy to add you to our email mailing list so that you keep up to date with what the Darts are doing.


Darts Dates for 2023

Training days (in conjunction with events that you must register for on Eventor)

26th March - Belair NP - Which way is north? Direction Games

2nd April - Lady Alice Goldfields - learning the map symbols

26th May - Cornerstone College - sprint orienteering and out of bounds symbols

26th June - Wirra Wirra - Linear features and boulders

23rd July - Keithcott Farm - Maze Games - sprint orienteering is like a maze

13th August - Shepherds Hill - Basic contours, what is up and down

3rd September - Simmonds Hill - curring corners

If you wish to attend the trainings before the events, Please contact Bridget Uppill to let her know. Please be there 5 mins before trainings starts to be ready to go (be at training at 9:25am for training to start at 9:30. Events after start at 10am)


   Darts Training Notes Archive  
Belair                              Darts_hints_24082019.pdf 24/8/2019
Saddles Saddles_at_Paradise.pdf  17/8/2019
 Folding and Thumbing the map  Folding_and_thumbing_the_map.pdf  5/4/2020
 Taking a Bearing  Taking_a_Bearing.pdf  20/8/2020

Join the Squad

We love to have new members in our Darts - You don't have to be good at it, you just have to enjoy it and want to get better.  If you've tried orienteering at school or with a friend or your family and you would like to join that is great.  Send us an email and we will link you in to our newsletters so you know when we have events happening.  You can also join our facebook group for updates.

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