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2018 National Squads Announced

It is  with great pleasure that the SAOF Selection Committee announces the Senior, Junior, Youth and Development National orienteering squads for 2018 as follows (in alphabetical order, with their club for 2017 in brackets): Senior Squad Timothy Chambers (UCTMSC) and Michael Crone (ROC) Junior Squad Kirsten Chambers (RACO), Christie Courtnage (RACO), Andries Swart (RACO) and […]

World Orienteering Day 2018

World Orienteering Day 2018

WOD 2018 The next World Orienteering Days will take place on May 23rd 2018! We aim to beat the record participation of 288,000 people in 2017.

20th Annual Sprint Cup

20th Annual Sprint Cup

The 20th Annual Sprint Cup is at Pretoria Botanical Gardens on Sunday 3 December 2017 This is a fun event with two races. Starting time for the second race is based on your time for the first race. You can also just walk or run the first race. No experience needed, we will explain how Orienteering works. View the […]

SAOF 2018 Squad Applications Open

The SAOF selection committee wishes to advise that the 2018 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 […]

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2018 National Youth Squad Announcement

The selection process for the youth squad ordinarily only occurs in December/ January for the following year Exposure to training in international terrain is a key building block to develop our athletes and therefore in April/ May 2018 there will be an international training camp to Sweden for a limited number of members of the youth […]

Michael Crone qualifies for WOC final again!

Michael Crone qualifies for WOC final again!

Last week, Michael Crone qualified for his second sprint final at the World Orienteering Championships. He is the only South African who has every qualified for a final, having done so for the first time in Switzerland in 2012. We are, once again, incredibly proud of his achievement and commend him for all his hard […]

Junior World Champs

Junior World Champs

3 South African’s will be taking part in the Junior World Orienteering Championship in Finland. Christie Courtnage, Andries Swart and Carl Holmes are representing SA in the competition which runs from the 9th until the 16th of July. Live tracking will be availalbe for all races. More information can be found on the official website: http://www.jwoc2017.fi/ as […]

Dr Ricky Raine - Honorary Life Membership

Dr Ricky Raine – Honorary Life Membership

Congratulations to Dr Ricky Raine from Penoc who has been awarded Honorary Life Membership of the SAOF in recognition of his meritorious services over many years to SAOF and to orienteering in South Africa. In this photo Dr Ricky is  shown with his Honorary Life Member certificate awarded to him by the SAOF.

KZN O Project

In December 2016 and January 2017 the South African Orienteering Federation held 2 orienteering training courses in KwaZulu Natal. These courses were held on behalf of the KwaZulu Natal Department of Sport & Recreation.  Two members of the Polokwane Orienteering Club (POC) were invited to assist the SAOF’s team that presented the courses. Click here […]

2017 JWOC Team

It is with great pleasure that the SAOF Selection Committee announces that the team that will represent South Africa at JWOC in 2017 are as follows (in alphabetical order): JWOC Christie Courtnage, Carl Holmes and  Andries Swart We congratulate them and wish them all the best in their training over the next few weeks as […]

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