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Orienteering SA ENEWS 9 July 2019

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Robyn Dose - Editor 

1. Wednesday 10 July training - change of venue
2. OSA Coaching Scholar needs a car
3. Rock Oyster two days event 13-14 July
4. Missed the June OSA newsletter?
5. Qld MTBO champs bulletin 2
6. Oceania 2019 - enter now
7. Juniors invitational tour

1. Mid week training 10 July
Change of venue-----Lucky Hit is currently being clear felled.
The training will take place on the Wirra Wirra map.
Proceed to northern end of map and turn left at Blockers road.
Only 1 hard course of 3 km will be on offer. Limited maps available so if you are not a regular attendee contact Clive Arthur 82640211 to secure a map.
Starts from 10am to 11.30am only.

2. OSA Coaching Scholar
The 2019/20 OSA Coaching Scholar is Evelin Brautigam from USA. She will be arriving in SA in early September, and will probably be here until April 2020.
As in previous years OSA would like to provide here with a car, so we need our members help. If you have a car that will be available for some or all of that period, can you please notify Bridget Anderson ( and Robin Uppill ( OSA will contribute to car registration and 3rd party/property insurance and car servicing for any period for which the car is provided.

3.ROCK OYSTER Saturday 13th July 2019 (Rock Oyster South) and Sunday 14th July 2019 (Rock Oyster North) Plus Free Saturday night event

  1. Tintookies Orienteers invite you to a weekend of orienteering on this unique landscape. In the north east is the Ridley Conservation park which contains remnant stands of woodland and grassland vegetation. Much of the map area was originally part of an ancient sea bed hence you will see fossilised oyster shells. Some of the private land has been cleared for occasional cropping. Complex but clearly defined spur gully terrain dominates the balance of the map.
  2. Day events - A choice of 7 courses. Beginners welcome but please note that due to the nature of the terrain no Very Easy course will be offered. Night event – choice of 2 courses
  3. Free camping available on the Saturday night. Campfire available (other than in the very unlikely event of torrential rain)
  4. Catering provided by the Junior Arrows on both days. Baked potatoes on Saturday from approximately 5pm with a choice of toppings (vegetarian option), Toasted sandwiches on Sunday. Baked goods available both days.
  5. Twin portaloo available both days
  6. Directions, From Mt Pleasant following the Angas Valley Road towards Walkers Flat.  Turn left on Murraylands Road and follow signs. After crossing the Marne River the turn to the arena is about 500 metres on the left. Allow approximately 1 hour 45 minutes travelling time from Adelaide CBD.
  7. Please note that the last reliable fuel stops are at Birdwood or alternatively the 24 hour On the Run at Mannum. There is no fuel at Cambrai, Black Hill or Walker Flat.
  8. Entries close Wednesday 10th July 2019. Pre entry ensures a discount and a map of your choice. Night event is Enter on the night only. Please bring a head torch for the night-O.
  9. Further details see Eventor.


4. Missed the June OSA Newsletter?

Also, did you miss the Sunday Mail article on Bridget and Simon? Well, don't fret, because you can read all about them in the June OSA Newsletter here, together with articles on SA orienteers selected to represent Australia in this year's World and Junior World Orienteering Championships. Hard work by orienteers and their coaches, and successes in national competitions, meant five were selected from SA. This is a great achievement.

There are also articles on the SA schools orienteering championships, on the schools cluster training program, and on Australian Championship Events over Easter in Perth. And, there is more, so please read and enjoy.

5. QLD MTBO Champs bulletin 2 
The second bulletin for this year’s QLD MTBO Champs has now been released and is available for download from 
This bulletin contains all the details on the event centre, race locations and the courses on offer for you to get your entry in.
Entry is now open via Eventor and there’s Early Bird entry rates, for those quick off the mark, so jump to it!

ustralia's biggest multi-day orienteering event. Sept 28-Oct 6 (October School Holidays). Nine events over 10 days. Enjoy the beautiful regions of Wagga and Beechworth in springtime. Afternoons and evenings free for walks, wineries, cafes and history (It is Ned Kelly country). Open to orienteers of all ages and abilities. Accommodation filling fast, book asap!

A camp and organised program for kids aged 9-18, who are not in the State Teams, and their families. Held in conjunction with Oceania 2019.
You don’t have to be great at orienteering to attend, just keen. Learn new skills, make new friends and have lots of fun. Make it a school holiday to remember!

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