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

Twilight Series  Program  now available! Urban events to suit all ages and abilities on Friday nights with the next event at Northfield-Dry Creek. Pre entry now open and closes on Tuesday 28th November. Enter on the day also available. Note location of start change from previously advertised - see event details.

OSA Presentation Afternoon - this Sunday Nov 26th - 4:30 PM Glenuga Hub, Glenside - see details here

Updated (12 Nov) summer training program available on the  coaching and training page.  Summer technical training Wed 29th Nov - Semaphore Park (West Lakes) - 6 PM

Final Mid Week Training Day & Lunch on Wed 13th Dec at North Adelaide.






Australian Schools Championships

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Long Distance Championships - Rosenberg

Australian Schools Individual Long Distance Championships today saw good team efforts by the SA teams in all classes. Best was Joanna George 1st in the Junior Girls, her 3rd and best placing in the 3 events of the Australian Championships carnival this week. Ethan Penck, Abigail George and Dante Afnan were all the 4th Australian in the Junior Boys, Junior Girls and Senior Boys classes respectively.
Terrain was open spur gully with some rocky outcrops.  For the maps and courses see the link to Route Gadget below.  Course were a mix of longer legs with technical sections of short legs in the rockier areas.
And the results here:

Joanna George on the podium

  Australian Schools Sprint – All Saints School

Consistent team efforts by both the senior and junior girls teams, with the best placed being Joanna George (continuing her great form in the carnival) 2nd overall in Junior Girls, and Meredith Norman 3rd Australian in the Senior Girls. Some disappointment in the senior boys with both Angus Haines and Dante Afnan mis-punching, leaving newcomer Rohan Jackson as our only finisher in the senior boys class.

For the course maps and some GPS routes






 Joanna and Meredith were both later named in the Australian Schools Honour team.




Meredith Norman 3rd Australian in Senior Girls Sprint

 Australian Schools Relay - Macquarie Wood

 The final schools championship event was the relay held on a map with pine forest, some thickets and rocky outcrops enabling the course planners to set some technical sections and longer legs with route choice. 

 The senior boys made up for yesterday's mis-pinches with a 3rd place overall, 2nd Australian team, with great runs by all team members - Dante Afnan, Rohan Jackson and Angus Haines.  Dante came back on the 1st leg in 4th place, newcomer Rohan Jackson put in a great effort on the second leg to keep the team in 4th. Angus Haines made up 2 places and was with the ACT at the spectator control, but could not hold them off, finishing 3rd overall. Our other teams felt the pressure of the overall week, with Senior Girls 4th Australian team, Junior Girls also 4th Australian team. In the junior boys the second team with reserves Oscar Johnston and Leith Soden running with Toby Cazzolato finished just ahead of the first team.

Results are here - https://eventor.orienteering.asn.au/Events/ResultList?eventId=4492&groupBy=EventClass


Senior Boys team on the podium at the relays








Recent News
OSA Presentation Afternoon Tuesday, 28 November 2017 Held Sunday Nov 26th
Twilight Series Starts Friday 17th Nov Thursday, 9 November 2017 The first event is in North Adelaide parklands
Introducing Manu Jurado - Coach in Residence Monday, 23 October 2017 Manu Jurado from Valencia in Spain is the 2017-18 OSA Coach in Residence
SA Club Relays at Flinders University Monday, 16 October 2017 A warm sunny day provided ideal weather for the club relays on Sunday 15th October.
Australian Championships Long Distance and Relay Saturday, 30 September 2017 The second weekend of the Australian Championships will conclude with the Long Distance and he Relay
Australian Schools Championships Tuesday, 26 September 2017 Three events - Long Distance, Sprint Distance and Relays are to be held this week.
Australian Championships in NSW Thursday, 21 September 2017 The Australian Championships events are to be held from Saturday 23rd Sep to Sunday 1st Oct.
Narrinyeri by Night - and by Day! Thursday, 7 September 2017 Last OY Foot Orienteering Event for 2017!
SA Middle and Long Distance Championships Sunday, 3 September 2017 These events were both held north of Burra on 2nd and 3rd September
A Sprint and an Ultra-Long Race Sunday, 27 August 2017 Local orienteers had a 2 stage sprint event whilst the Southern Arrows competed in the NOL Ultra-Long in the ACT this weekend.
WONNA CREEK AND PARADISE Friday, 25 August 2017 The 2017 SA Middle and Long-Distance Championships, Burra, 2-3 September.
SA Schools Relay Championships Friday, 11 August 2017
Worlds End and Wirra Wirra Monday, 7 August 2017 Long OY events on contrasting weekends
World Championships in Estonia Monday, 17 July 2017 The world orienteering championships were held in Estonia from 30th June to 7th July in Estonia.