A quick wrap up from ROC legend Nicholas Mulder on the recent Kaapsehoop O-Ringen held from the 22nd to the 24th of March. Enjoy! _________________________ A small but dedicated field of orienteers made the journey down to Kaapsehoop over the long weekend in March to take part in ROC’s Mpumalanga O-Ringen. The weekend of events started off with a Friday night event on the very technical map in the Kaapsehoop Rockery. Alex Pope and Brian Gardner organized 3 challenging but fair short courses here. The intense rock detail left some competitors staring at their maps in bewilderment and wishing they had stronger headlamps. To add some spice to the event, there was even some mist drifting in from the escarpment and affecting navigation on the higher parts of the map. In the end everyone
This past Saturday saw PENOC hosting the Western Cape's first night golf course event! Following the success of Gauteng's night events, this PENOC edition didn't disappoint. A great turnout and great conditions rounded off a well planned sprint event. Check out the event report here and the results here.
An update on the amazing work being done by our Development team Karen and Richard: Two years ago trail runner Warnell Engelbrecht asked on Facebook when we would be bringing Orienteering to Namaqualand? Soon after we got the ball rolling by meeting up in Cape Town and doing some basic Orienteering training in his uncle’s dining room. Warnell was determined to share his navigational skills knowledge with local school children, especially after having heard about a group of teachers and children getting terribly lost on a camp and having to spend the night on the mountain. After a challenging year of trying unsuccessfully to get schools to introduce Orienteering, Warnell teamed up with teacher /adventure programme organizer Elvin Saal and they have become a pair of passionate hardwor
Orienteering Schools League kicked off to an amazing start this past Monday with a massive turnout of 420 participants! The training event at Bryanston High School saw all the participants honing their skills in preparation for the official league events starting this Monday the 28th of January. For more information on OSL, visit the OSL Facebook page, or the 2019 OSL page on the SAOF website.
The SAOF Selection Committee is pleased to announce the Orienteers who have been selected to the following squads for the 2019 year: Senior : Christie Courtnage, Michael Crone, Bradley Lund Junior : Carla Collins, Sarah Everett, Dylan Fenthum, Cameron Ferreira, Ryno Grove, Andries Swart, Luan Swart Youth : Andrea Collins, Matthew Dos Santos, Megan Hattingh, Tristan Malherbe, Cameron Morrison, Connor Morrison, Tinus Swanepoel, Heather Wimberley, Sarah Wimberley Development : Ephraim Chuene, Lesedi Chuene, Thato Phogole, Tebatso Ramodike We wish to congratulate each one of you and wish you all the best for your Orienteering in 2019. Best Wishes,Michele Botha SAOF Selection Committee Chairperson
The SAOF selection committee wishes to advise that the 2019 selection documents have been published and are available here https://www.orienteering.co.za/high-performance/hp-policies/ An important extract from those documents is set out below Athletes interested in being members of the National Senior and Junior Squads will be required to apply for squad membership at the beginning of each season. Application forms must be submitted on or before 5 December 2018 National Youth and Development Squad membership will be extended automatically to suitable athletes at the discretion of the Selection Committee. No application process is required.
It is with great pleasure that the SAOF announces the appointment of Garry Morrison as the National Coach for the period 2018 – 2019. We wish him all the best.
It is with great pleasure that the SAOF Selection Committee announces that the team that will represent South Africa at WOC in 2018 is as follows (in alphabetical order): WOC Timothy Chambers, Christie Courtnage, Bradley Lund We congratulate them and wish them all the best in their training over the next few weeks as they prepare for these important competitions Kind regards, Tania Wimberley Chair – SAOF Selection Committee
It is with great pleasure that the SAOF Selection Committee announces that the athletes that will represent South Africa at JWOC in 2018 are as follows (in alphabetical order): Kirsten Chambers, Christie Courtnage, and Andries Swart We congratulate them and wish them all the best in their training over the next few weeks as they prepare for this important competition Kind regards, Tania Wimberley Chair – SAOF Selection Committee
The SAOF is pleased to announce that Nicholas Mulder has been appointed the Coach/Manager for JWOC 2018. We wish him all the best in his appointment.