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Postal:    589 Read Place ALBURY NSW 2640


Telephone:  Norm 02 6041 2412

Next Committee Meeting: 10 March 2021

Last Updated:  23 February 2021


Welcome to the Albury Wodonga Orienteering Club. The aim of the club is to provide an opportunity for members of all ages to compete in the growing sport of orienteering.

Upcoming Events

Next Sunday 28 February, we kick-off 2021 with a new map in West Wodonga, near the golf course and Felltimber Creek.  This is a MapRun (GPS orienteering) event and there's even a new version of MapRun - the latest version is called 'MapRun6' which is available for Android and iOS and there's 'MapRunG' for supported Garmin sports watches.  We do have a couple loan phones for those without but if anyone has one (or two!) old phones they'd like to donate it would be much appreciated.  There are many benefits to the MapRun format but we don't want people (especially kids) excluded if they don't have a phone or Garmin watch.

Event Details

Date:     Sunday, 28th February

Location: Haeuser Park, West Wodonga (see marker on OpenStreetMap). Time: 8:45 am for 9 am start

Duration: 40 minutes

Format:   MapRun (GPS orienteering)

Courses:  Foot and MTB

Cost:     $5 adult, $2 junior

Pre-payment via EFT: Account:Albury Wodonga Orienteering Club. BSB:640 000. Account No: 111106820

Or pay-on-the-day with correct change.


Club membership runs on a calendar year. To renew your membership, fees are AWOC Local Member Adult $10, Junior $1. Payable direct to the Club, BSB 640000, Acc 111106820. Please include your name. Please click here for a membership application form. To take out an Orienteering Victoria membership pay via the Eventor website, eventor.orienteering.asn.au/Events

Compete Safely!

Participants, particularly novice members should read the details of how to prepare and compete in orienteering events. Beginners will benefit by reading http://orienteering.asn.au/index.php/getting-started


Social distancing will apply (limits on numbers, no congregating, etc.). Hand sanitiser will be supplied and is to be used. YOU MUST NOT ATTEND events if you are unwell with a cough, fever or other respiratory symptoms. or if you have tested positive to coronavirus (COVID-19), are living with a diagnosed person or have had close contact with a person who is confirmed to have the virus. If you have been tested, until you receive a negative test result or if you have returned from any overseas country, until you have completed the quarantine period or if you have been advised to stay at home by a health professional you must not attend. Other measures are in place and will be observed on the day.

Committee Meetings

If you feel that you want to have a say in the running of the club, ordinary members are entitled and welcome to come along to the AWOC Committee meetings. These take place on the second Tuesday of each month from 8pm at various venues. Feel free to come along and have your input into the running of our club.


As you would appreciate, running a club and activities takes a lot of voluntary effort.  We are always aftervolunteers to assist with committee activities, course design, preparation and setting up and administrative tasks.  The work can be good fun and a great learning experience.  There will always be experienced members to turn to for advice and volunteers will be trained for the various roles.  Let the club know if you are able to help and in what particular activities you are interested.

Other News

Dinner Plain O Course

A permanent orienteering course has been set around Dinner Plain Village. Details can be obtained from the information hut at the entrance to the village.

Bells Reserve Permanent Course

We've set up a new permanent course for anyone to use at anytime, but particularly school and community groups.  Bells Reserve is just a few kilometres north of Thurgoona and the reserve is used for feeding and holding stock travelling the stock route.  It's flat, fairly open and surprisingly challenging to navigate.

First Aid Training
In an effort to encourage to have more members with First Aid training the club is offering a grant of $100 to any member who wishes to obtain or update a First Aid certificate. Contact Rick if you are interested.

New Club Competition Clothing

A new AWOC cycling top and bib shorts are available.  If you would like to purchase the new uniform please contact Fabrizio.  Full details are here.

The club has now taken possession of a defibrillator, which must be taken to all events, as it could be a lifesaver in an emergency. The equipment is very simple to use. You take it from the container, press a button to turn it on and it voice prompts you on what steps to follow.

Course Setters Required

The club is seeking course setters for all the Albury events in the upcoming Interclub competition. Mentoring and coaching are available if you are interested, but lack the necessary experience. See the events calendar on the Events page for details. Please contact Rick at rickarm@hotmail.com if you can assist.

WaggaRoos Training Weekend

Saturday-Sunday 6-7 March 2021. This year the training weekend will be conducted at venues around Wagga. The fun-packed format will be similar to previous years with several short little exercises and games aimed at developing skills. Most exercises will be done in pairs or small groups to allow the less experienced to work with, and learn from, more experienced orienteers. Free entry.

Saturday 6 March

12:30-ish:    Arrive at CSU Car Park 7 for a 13:00 start (From the main entrance turn left at the roundabout into Darnell Smith Dr. Car Park 7 is the last car park on the right as the road goes uphill and bends right).

13:00:         Reading Rocks. Including a map walk to explain how various rock features are mapped; and a couple of exercises and games to practice navigating in and around rock features.

15:30:        Sprint orienteering: A map walk through CSU campus to explain how sprint-map features are mapped.

16:30:         Relocate to the Music Bowl in the Botanic Gardens

17:30:        BBQ dinner. The club will provide the meat (steak, sausages, chicken). Please bring your own everything else: salad, dessert, drinks, plates, utensils, cups/glasses and chair. 

18:45-ish:   WaggaRoos AGM and 2020 Awards Presentations.

19:30-ish:   The WaggaRoos Night event. BRING a TORCH and enjoy a short fun event on Willans Hill.

21:00:         Close.

Sunday 7 March

08:45-ish:   Meet at the western entrance of Pomingalarna Park for a 09:00 start

09:00:      Reading the ground: Starting with a map walk to explain contour features, how to read contours on the map and how to imagine contour lines on the ground; and followed by some exercises and games.

12:00:         Picnic lunch at Pomingalarna – please bring your own everything.

13:00:         Close.

To assist with map printing and BBQ catering could you please send an SMS to John on 0427201954 if you intend attending the Training Weekend – or even just part of it.

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