Orienteering is a sport in which participants navigate around a course using a map. Orienteering ACT organises and promotes Orienteering in the ACT.
Approaching Events - All are welcome (see "Events" for later events):
- Wed 22 Oct: Mt Majura West twilight #2 & Map Mates #2 . Please park on east side of Antill St only.
- Registrations for Navigation Workshops in Oct / Nov now open.
For tips on how to read maps - see the Coaching pages.
To purchase SI-sticks, compasses etc visit the Contact and Links page
Canberra Cockatoos Among Finalists for ACT SportStar Awards
Monday, 20 October 2014
The Canberra Cockatoos team and coach
Grant McDonald are among those named by ACTSPORT as finalists for the 2014
The Tradies ACT SportStar of the Year Annual awards which will be presented at a
dinner at 7.00 pm on Friday 31 October at The Tradies Club, Woden. Through a
quirk of the period (September 2013 – August 2014) the nominations relate to
the Cockatoos performances in 2013.
In November 2013 the Canberra Cockatoos
received monthly awards in five categories for October 2013: Team, Coach (Grant
McDonald), Male (Matt Crane), Female (Lizzie Ingham) and Junior (Ian Lawford).
And of those, the team and Grant McDonald have been named as one of the three
finalists in their categories.
The finalists in Konica Minolta Team SportStar of the Year: Canberra
Cavalry – Baseball, Canberra Cockatoos
– Orienteering, ACT 89er’s Men’s Softball Team.
The finalists in the Mix 106.3 Coach SportStar of the
Year: Michael Collins – Baseball, Grant
McDonald – Orienteering, Matt Beckenham – Athletics.
This is the first time Orienteering has
ever had a Coach named as a finalist and the first for some time that the
Cockatoos have been named as a finalist. They were finalists some years
ago and the Red Roos were finalists back in the 1980s. Only two
orienteers have ever been category winners:
Neither went on to be named ACT
SportStar for the Year.
Orienteering ACT Board is considering arrangements for the Cockatoos to be
represented appropriately at the Awards evening.