Onkaparinga Hills Orienteers Homepage

 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.

For more information contact Club President : John Such     Mobile 0438 795 338 (08) 8379 5338 

OHOC will subsidise the OSA memberships fee for new members who join OHOC and OSA.  For more details contact Robin Uppill (8278 3017 or 0419 037 770) 

Current OHOC Committee


Saturday Afternoon Junior Series Concludes

Sunday, 5 July 2009

Approximately 75 juniors and their parents attended the final event of this program on Satruday afternoon in Belair National Park.

This eigth event concluded the successful series held in and around the Mitcham Hills area.  Over 100 juniors attended events in the series, many progressing from easy courses to those with some cross country navigation.  The series also has provided training for those participating in the SA Schools Championships to be held in Belair NP on August 3rd.

Onkaparinga Hills Orienteering Club acknowledges the support of the 'be active' program in running this series.  


Junior girls starting their course






Latest Club News
NOL and SA Championships in the Flinders Ranges Tuesday, 26 April 2016 The SA Middle Distance and SA Long Championships, and a middle distance event were held in the Flinders Ranges over the Anzac long weekend
Blackwood Score Event Sunday, 22 April 2012 A 3 hour score event organised by Onkapringa Hills club was held today in the Blackwood area and surrounds
Australian Three Days Report Thursday, 12 April 2012 A contingent of SA orienteers travelled to SE Queensland for the Australian Three Days Orienteering
Saturday Afternoon Junior Series Concludes Sunday, 5 July 2009 The last event of the series was held at Belair National PArk on July 4th
Welcome to the new Onkaparinga Hills Website Friday, 19 June 2009