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  • Oceania Carnival and Rawlings Park wanderings! Waggaroos Deb Davey has been selected in the Australian team to contest the Australia-New Zealand Challenge during the Oceania Orienteering Carnival to be conducted in and around Wagga in ...
    Posted 7 Oct 2019, 03:58 by Alex Davey
  • AWOC regain the Interclub trophy after 7 years Waggaroos won the final event in the Interclub Orienteering Challenge against Albury last Sunday but lost the series by just 13 points. It is Albury's first win since 2012 ...
    Posted 26 Aug 2019, 03:54 by Alex Davey
  • AWOC build a big lead at Tabletop Despite competing well Waggaroos got swamped; 12 participants from Waggaroos against 24 from Albury and we got beaten by weight of numbers! They won the day 75: 40 and now ...
    Posted 26 Aug 2019, 03:42 by Alex Davey
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What is Orienteering?

Orienteering is a sport, which combines outdoor adventure with map reading and navigational skills. It involves navigating though the bush, parks or streets with the aid of a specially produced map and orienteering compass, with the aim being to locate checkpoints (controls) on various natural and man-made features along the way, such as a boulder, track junction, bench seat or street lamp. Controls are generally represented by distinctive orange and white flags (pictured).

The skill in orienteering is in choosing the best route between controls — while beginners' courses may not offer choice, as you progress you will learn to decide between options — perhaps over a hill or a longer route which goes round it. It is this stimulating mental challenge as well as the physical activity that makes orienteering so popular. Each event may have a number of courses of differing lengths and levels of difficulty occurring at the same time.

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