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

Space Racers Rocket Around Centennial Park

Sunday, 22 January 2012

On Friday, 75 young Space Racers rocketed around Sydney's Centennial Park.  Most were new to orienteering and were able to navigate their way around exceptionally well. Surprisingly there were 7 young guns that cleared the course in under 45 minutes.  Not content with collecting all 20 controls in 39 minutes, Matthew G and Elizabeth G proved how some practice can help by heading out a second time and whizzing around in just 26 minutes! The Ku-ring-gai Vacation Care kids all headed out with big smiles and included many promising young orienteers.  The organisation and enthusiasm of the carers was outstanding and very much appreciated!   Thanks also to the many volunteers and the Uringa club that helped out on the day with coaching and assistance at the event. Results
More Junior News
Toby Wilson is a Local Sporting Champion Thursday, 2 February 2012 Toby Wilson, member of Garingal Orienteers and the NSW Carbines, has recieved a Local Sporting Champion award in recognition of his commitment to his orienteering
Space Racers Rocket Around Centennial Park Sunday, 22 January 2012 Space Racers Rocket Around Centennial Park
NSW Junior is a Local Sporting Champion Wednesday, 4 January 2012 NSW Carbine Georgia Jones was awarded a grant from the ASC under the Local Sporting Champion scheme
Space Racing comes to West Pymble Thursday, 22 December 2011 Space racing comes to West Pymble and beautiful Bicentennial Park
Space Race Action Thursday, 29 September 2011 Space Race Action
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.
Space Racers Fire Up Thursday, 7 July 2011 Space Racers Fire Up
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