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:

  • Jenny Bourne – twice (1987 – Female), (2000 – Masters)

  • Troy de Haas (1999 – Junior)

Neither went on to be named ACT SportStar for the Year.


The Orienteering ACT Board is considering arrangements for the Cockatoos to be represented appropriately at the Awards evening.

 

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