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  • Change of venue for 8th October event Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Waggaroos club event scheduled for Connorton on 8th October has been moved to Pomingalarna. A range of course will be available with starts between 10 ...
    Posted 3 Oct 2017, 02:48 by Alex Davey
  • Waggaroos win 2017 Interclub Waggaroos has won the 2017 Interclub Challenge against Albury finishing in fine style with a 16 points to 13 in the final event of the 8 event series. Held in ...
    Posted 12 Sep 2017, 05:23 by Alex Davey
  • Waggaroos excel at Schools and State Leagues Waggaroos members produced some outstanding performances at the NSW Schools Championships and associated State League events in the Illawarra last weekend.In the Schools long distance event on Saturday at ...
    Posted 21 Aug 2017, 03:21 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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