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  • Wagga wins in Walbundrie Waggaroos have consolidated their lead after some fine performances at the fourth of the eight event Interclub Challenge series against Albury last Sunday. In the Interclub Challenge points are awarded ...
    Posted 21 Jun 2016, 01:30 by Alex Davey
  • Riverina Schools a big success More than 90 school children aged 9-17 participated in the Riverina Schools Orienteering Championships conducted by Waggaroos at Willans Hill. Many of the students were trying orienteering for the ...
    Posted 23 May 2016, 04:30 by Alex Davey
  • Waggaroos strong away win in Interclub Waggaroos have taken a commanding lead after winning the second of the Interclub Challenge matches last Sunday. Conducted at 9-Mile Hill about 10km north east of Albury the forest ...
    Posted 11 Apr 2016, 19:20 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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