OSL #4 – Delta Park

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 26/02/2018
01:00 - 17:00

Location
Delta Park

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Orienteering Schools League 2018

Orienteering is a sport that requires navigational skills using a map to get from point to point in diverse terrain,
and normally moving at speed.

A race is intended to test the navigational skill, concentration and running ability of the competitors. The objective
on each leg is to follow the fastest route between controls. The fastest is not always the shortest route, and can
depend heavily on route choice. It is therefore very much a strategic, thinking
sport in which the fastest athletes do not necessarily win.

Orienteering is an excellent complement to team-based sports. Although runners
compete individually they have to be aware of the whole ‘playing field’ and they have to
make quick strategic decisions, constantly adapting to the conditions. This sort of skill is
necessary for all team sports such as soccer, rugby, hockey and netball.

Orienteering Schools League – Gauteng (OSL)

The OSL is organised and run by the Gauteng-based orienteering clubs, RACO, ROC and WITSOC. The league is aimed at learners from Grade 7 to Grade 12. Primary school participants are welcomed.

The Schools League runs annually in February and March. Children are encouraged to join orienteering at a club
level, which runs throughout the year on Sunday mornings. This improves their orienteering skills and makes them
eligible for selection in the National SA Squad; they may be chosen to represent South Africa at the Junior World
Orienteering Champs (JWOC).

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