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  • 2016 Awards and Christmas Party A number of Waggaroos received national, state and recognition at the Waggaroos Christmas and Awards evening. Lachlan Billett received the NSW Orienteering Rookie of the Year Award for an outstanding ...
    Posted 19 Dec 2016, 21:25 by Alex Davey
  • Hills and dales in Kooringal Geoff Breese and the Cubis family had breakthrough wins at event 3 of the Waggaroos Summer Series of Orienteering last Thursday evening. Courses started from the park in Delvin Pl ...
    Posted 12 Dec 2016, 00:14 by Alex Davey
  • Summer Series #2, Glenfield Park Alex Davey had a solid win in Event 2 of the Waggaroos Summer Series of Orienteering last Thursday evening. Conducted in Glenfield Park participants had to navigate to specific places ...
    Posted 5 Dec 2016, 02:22 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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