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The Canberra Cockatoos represent the ACT in the National Orienteering League. Pictured above are members of the 2016 Senior and Junior Men's and Women's Teams, after the Australian Championships in Stanthorpe Queensland.
National Orienteering League
The National Orienteering League is
Australia's premier orienteering competition. The League is primarily a teams’
competition: each State fields teams of at least three men and three women in a number of stages (a total of 14-18 per season). In addition, there is a
points competition, the National Series, for individual glory.
competitions are similar to the Tour de France in that the teams’ competition
is based on the placings of team members in stages. However, rather than all
the stages being conducted consecutively, the stages are spread throughout the
year in rounds of events (4 to 5 rounds per year).
are four divisions of the National
League and of the National
Except for Relays, National League points are awarded on the basis of the fastest times for the first three competitors from each team in each division of each stage of the National Series. Relay points are awarded on the basis of first team to finish for each State team.
The seven teams in the competition are: Canberra
Cockatoos, NSW Stingers, Queensland
Cyclones, Southern Arrows, Tassie
Foresters, Victorian Nuggets and the Western Nomads.
Orienteering Resumes and Cockatoos win
Thursday, 6 October 2016
After a break during which many members traveled to
Queensland for the national orienteering carnival, orienteering in the ACT
resumes. All are welcome – just turn up, no need to book ahead.
Monday 10 October:
Street Orienteering at Weston–Holder from 6pm
Wednesday 12 October:
Runners Shop Summer Twilight orienteering at The Pinnacle, Weetangera from 5pm.
Also includes Map Mates welcome.
Season Passes for the Wednesday Twilight series can be
purchased at Eventor or at the event on Wednesday. You must be a member. 2017
memberships are now available.
Thursday 13th October : Registrations close for SC-ORE. This Thursday morning before school mini comp starts Oct 20th . See SC-ORE logo on the left of this webpage.
Registrations for the OACT Mountain Bike Orienteering
Championships on weekend of 22-23 October are now open at Eventor.
Carnival in Queensland – Outstanding performance by Canberra Cockatoos
Congratulations to the 95-plus OACT members who took part in
At the carnival, the Canberra Cockatoos competed in the
final round of the National Orienteering League team for 2016 and they did
The Cockatoos Men’s
Team came first on the NOL competition – just ahead of Victoria’s Nuggets.
The Cockatoos Women’s
Team came second, moving up from 5th place before the carnival.
Also as previously noted, the OACT Schools Team came FIRST in their competition.
Congratulations and Good Work to all!!