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Sun 3 Jul 8:00 am
2022 Sydney Metropolitan Turkey Trot
George Bell Pavilion, Castle Hill Showground, Castle Hill

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Sun 3 Jul 9:30 am
“The Range” (Killingworth) - “Contours & Compass” training event
“The Range” (Killingworth)

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Sun 3 Jul 10:00 am
Interclub #5 - Albury-Wodonga
Goombargana
Sun 3 Jul 10:00 am
2022 Bush Series #5 Orange Botanic Gardens
Orange Botanic Gardens, Hill Street, Orange

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Wed 6 Jul 1:00 pm
Orienteering NSW Junior Training Camp
Bonny Hills, Port Macquarie.

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Sat 9 Jul 1:00 pm
2022 NSW State League #10
Mackillop College, Lochinvar Pl, Port Macquarie.

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Sun 10 Jul 9:30 am
2022 NSW State League #11
Broken Bago State Forest, Tallowwood Ave, Wauchope.
Wed 13 Jul 5:30 pm
Moonlight Madness #3
Shrimptons Creek

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Sun 17 Jul 9:30 am
Leichhardt ultrasprint
Pioneers Memorial Park, Norton Street, Leichhardt
Sun 17 Jul 9:30 am
Newcastle Bush 2022 OY #5
Red Gum Ridges.

NSW Junior Development Squad

Juniors who wish to pursue orienteering as a sport are encouraged to join the NSW junior development squad, known as the Bluebottles.

Each year the squad (led by dedicated parents and coaches) puts on several training camps, usually during the school holidays and coinciding with a State League weekend or major carnival.

Young orienteers from other states often join these camps, providing great opportunities for the juniors to expand their friendship networks at the same time as developing their skills.

At the camps, the juniors have an opportunity to train with NSW elites and also receive high level coaching.

What ages are in the junior squad? School Years 6 and above.

What course level do I have to be at? Already doing Moderate or ready to go to Moderate.

What about parents? We love having parents help at our camps, and we encourage them to have a go at the activities as well. 

The training opportunities granted by the squad provide an excellent platform for juniors to develop their skills. Most squad juniors are aiming to make the NSW Schools Team and from there progress into elite level orienteering.

Selection in the NSW Schools Team is based on performances in State League events. Candidates must be orienteering at least at a Moderate level of course difficulty. Minimum fitness requirements also apply.

The junior squad manager is Helen O'Callaghan. Any enquiries regarding the squad should be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The squad coach is Bjorn Mella.

We thank all the volunteers for the time they spend developing our juniors.