The Onkaparinga Hills Orienteering Club was formed in 1978 and we have approximately 30 individual, family and social memberships. John Such is the President and is supported by a band of enthusiastic club members. Members are generally (but not exclusively) from the Mitcham and Mitcham Hills area.
Each year the club runs about several events and a team effort results in a well run event with courses to suit different ages and navigation abilities. Events are local Adelaide suburban events through to major events further from Adelaide.
The club also has training activities, and can offer new members training (at an event or evening training sessions). Contact Robin Uppill (8278 3017 or 0419 037 770) for more information. Many of our members also participate in Tuesday and Thursday eventing fitness training - contact Bridget Anderson for more information (0432 511 836)
During the year a number of social events are held. Specifically, there are BBQs at some events, there is a popular annual dinner and, the AGM is a social event with only a short formal interlude.
A number of committee members hold important roles on the state body (OASA) committee. Robin Uppill is OSA Technical Officer, Adrian Uppill is Mapping Coordinator, David Tilbrook is publicity officer, and Bridget Anderson coaching coordinator.
In elite competition, Simon Uppill runs in the South Australian Southern Arrows team in the National Orienteering League, and has represented Australian in both Junior and Senior World Orienteering Championships. Bridget Anderson, recently moved to SA from Queensland, has also run in JWOC for Australia, and is currently coach of the Junior Southern Arrows Squad.