Victorian Junior Squad - the "Rebels"

The purpose of the Victorian Junior Squad is to welcome school students into the sport, to encourage members to participate regularly in bush orienteering, and to help to develop their orienteering skills.

Any students 10-18 can join: send an email requesting further information about the Junior Squad to


Victorian Junior Squad invites new members

Saturday, 16 July 2016

How does it work?


The Vic Rebels are a loose knit network of young orienteers who meet up at events, and have the chance to participate in specially organised training activities. Many juniors play other sports, so we don’t expect attendance at every activity. We will also provide information via Orienteering Victoria’s website, and by occasional emails about coming events and squad activities.

What does it cost?


Membership of the Junior Squad is is free, however events have an entry cost of approx. $5 to $18. Training days and camps usually have a small fee.

Getting started – MelBushO series 

These low key events close to Melbourne, with an emphasis on newcomers, are a great way to develop your orienteering skills. Most are in bushy parkland, which is a bit more challenging than open parks and street orienteering. Ten Sundays from April to September, start between 10.00 – 11.30 am. See for details and event information.

 Bendigo series – bush orienteering most Saturdays, starting any time between 12.30 and 2.00. See

 State Series – high level events, about once a month. Sundays, usually start between 10 am and 12 noon. See 





More News
Victorian Junior Squad invites new members Saturday, 16 July 2016 Anyone between 10 and 18 who wants to enjoy orienteering, get better at it, and meet other young orienteers is welcome to apply. We are building a solid group of enthusiastic juniors of any ability. But, you don’t have to be a member of the squad to participate in events, or to approach coaches for advice at orienteering events
Junior Squad Coordinator Tuesday, 2 February 2010 Standard review of the role at the end of the current period.
Victorian Secondary Schools Team Monday, 31 August 2009 To compete in the Australian Schools Championships in Bendigo
Aislinn off to JWOC in Italy Wednesday, 24 June 2009 Report from the Ballarat Courier newspaper
Three Victorian Juniors selected for Italy Tuesday, 14 April 2009 Max Neve, Leon Keely and Aislinn Prendergast were selected in the national team to attend JWOC in Italy in July.