On Sunday at the Mountain Bike Orienteering (MTBO) event at Van Gaalens – presented by Adventure Racing Club – there were well over 50 people out riding. Of these, there were about 15 absolute-complete novices. This is the best turn out at an MTBO for a number of years, which we hope is an encouraging […]
On behalf of the SAOF Coaching commission we are pleased to announce that: 1) The SAOF management committee has agreed to accept the recommendation that completion of the UK Coaching Certificates (UKCC) qualification will be granted equivalence in SA and thus individuals completing the UKCC are awarded the SA Orienteering Coaching Certificate (SAOCC) 2) The […]
We were delighted to have Lynne Walker travel out from the UK to a perform the final assessments for our aspiring UK Level 2 coaches and to deliver the Level 1 UK coaching course to 5 new eager coaches.
The SAOF AGM was held on the 23rd September 2013 in conjunction with the SA Orienteering Championships held in Cape Town. Looking back, much has been achieved over the past few years. The SAOF management committee looks forward to working with all orienteers as we strive to continue to grow orienteering in South Africa.
A score-orienteering activity was featured at Dainfern College’s annual Founder’s Day on Friday. Although the sport is not new to the school, many of the participants (children and a few parents) were first-time orienteers. 42 students took part, most in pairs.
On the 17th August the Polokwane O club and Mphachue O club joined forces to host their first event.
The 2013 South African Orienteering Championships consisting of a Middle distance, a Long distance, and a Relay were held in the Western Cape and were greatly enjoyed by all. The Middle distance took place at Eikenhof Dam, Grabouw and the Long distance and Relay were held at Hawequas Forest, near Paarl. There were many wonderful […]
There is less than a month to go until the SA Orienteering Champs 2013 to be held in the Western Cape.
The events take place on 22-24 September 2013.
The 2014 National Selection documents have been released by the SAOF. The documents include a handbook summary of the selection and High Performance strategy for 2014. The handbook contains information for elite high performance athletes for the year ahead and beyond. It covers information for Senior, Junior and Youth orienteers. It includes information about selection to squads, and […]
The SAOF selection committee is pleased to advise that Brian Gardner will be participating in the 2nd round of the MTBO world cup in Sweden in July 2014. This is the first time that we will have a South Africa in a World Cup MTBO event and we wish Brian well in his preparation for and […]