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.
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.
Urban Event #4 It is well worth coming out to The Coves on March 11th for the 4th of the Urban Series. We held the SA Sprint Champs there last year and it is a nice mix of urban and bushveld areas. Leg cover is recommended. Many of the residents will be participating so lets make them welcome to our great sport. About The Coves The Coves Estate Located just 40 minutes from Johannesburg and Pretoria on 196 hectares of the western Hartbeespoort Dam shoreline, The Coves is a low density residential development. It combines a pristine farmland environment with unmatched security and exceptional facilities and recreational amenities. Situated within the panoramic embrace of the majestic Magaliesberg mountain range. The Coves has been designed with meticulous attention to detail and ca...
The IOF has announced the launch of their new external web platform, LIVE Orienteering. LIVE Orienteering is a replacement and upgrade of the IOF Livecenter which has been used for streaming of live video, GPS tracking and results from IOF major events. In addition LIVE Orienteering is will become the primary platform for IOF external communications and orienteering fan engagement, and a portal for orienteering news and discussions. In this launch version of the site you will see that IOF external news articles are displayed and that the site integrates social media content. Through cooperation with worldofo.com, LIVE Orienteering also displays blog content and news sources from around the orienteering world. The site also integrates advertising opportunities where the in
The Heritage day weekend of 24 to 27 September 2015 saw the delivery of the first-ever SAOF Orienteering Coach Assistant training course. This course was possible thanks to funding from SRSA and the generosity of the British Orienteering Federation (BOF) in sharing their knowledge and course work with us. (link to full article)
The inaugural SAOF Coaching Conference was held at Bryanston High School on Saturday 11 July 2015. Thirteen coaches and perspective coaches gathered to share coaching ideas and expand their knowledge in various areas. The main theme for the conference was the sprint orienteering discipline. The morning started with an adaption of presentation given by one of the top British Sprint Orienteers at a BOF coaching conference earlier in the year. The delegates spend some time practicing route choices and doing analysis, and were left with tools of how to do this with their athletes. In the next session, the delegates were given an overview of the Long Term Coaching Development framework, and its implication for orienteering coaching in SA. The longest session of the day (held between tea a...