National orienteering carnival arrives in Wagga

LOCAL TALENT: WaggaRoos orienteer Briohny Seaman will represent NSW during the Australian 3 Days Orienteering event across the weekend.
LOCAL TALENT: WaggaRoos orienteer Briohny Seaman will represent NSW during the Australian 3 Days Orienteering event across the weekend.

A host of local orienteers are set to join 510 competitors from across the country when Wagga hosts the Australian 3 Days Orienteering carnival over the long weekend.

Briohny Seaman and Lucy McGarva – who compete with the WaggaRoos – are set to headline the local contingent, flying the flag for the state as members of the NSW Stingers team in the women’s elite class.

The carnival will feature competitors younger than 10 and older than 90, competing on courses ranging from 1km to 15km.

“I think it’s just a wonderful thing to happen to the Wagga region and the local competitors,” WaggaRoos president John Oliver said. 

“It’s very pleasing to hear that so many orienteers from around the country want to come here.”

Casual observers are encouraged to attend the event and have a go on one of the trial courses.

The event will take place at Connorton estate 10km south of Wagga on Saturday, before shifting to Murraguldrie State Forest on Sunday and Charles Sturt University on Monday.