Juniors

Orienteering is an outdoor adventure sport which is suitable for all ages. A range of courses are usually on offer, making orienteering a sport where the whole family can participate in a physical activity at the same time and place.

Orienteers are classed as Juniors up to and including the whole of the calendar year during which they turn 20 years of age.

There are courses suitable for juniors at almost all NSW orienteering events. The full NSW Event Calendar is available from the main Events page, which also includes links to local events in Sydney and regional NSW and a description of the different types of events.

Training opportunities for juniors are available within each club, at coaching/training days and through the NSW Junior Squad.

Activities specifically for Juniors are listed on the Junior Events and Activities page.

For information on events and orienteering programs for schools, see the Schools page.


 Junior News

Hunter River High takes title at Hunter Valley Schools Championships

Friday, 1 July 2011

Geoff Todkill of Newcastle Orienteers was the course setter for the 35th Hunter Valley Schools Championships which took place on Monday 27th June.  Nearly 100 students from ten different schools took part, many of whom were new or had limited orienteering experience, but all tackled the courses with enthusiasm.  Hunter River High took the championship title this year for the first time.  Along with their podium places, winners were awarded an entry voucher to a future weekend event.  A large contingent of volunteers from local clubs were on hand to help but missing this year was Denis Lyons, who has been at nearly all of the Hunter Valley Champs for the last 30 years.  He is recovering from illness and the team look forward to seeing him back for more next year.
More Junior News
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Junior League final finishes in glorious sunshine Monday, 19 September 2011 Race 8 and the last race in the Junior League was held at Lake Parramatta in bright sunshine this weekend
NSW Schools team announced Monday, 29 August 2011 At the end of the NSW Schools Championships at Penrose State Forest, the selectors announced the NSW team to contest the National Schools Championship in October
NSW Junior Squad for 2011 announced Sunday, 17 July 2011 The squad from which the NSW Schools team will be selected to contest this years competition down in Wagga Wagga was announced today.
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Hunter River High takes title at Hunter Valley Schools Championships Friday, 1 July 2011 The 35th Hunter Valley Schools Championship took place on Monday 27th June