South African Orienteering Federation

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South African Orienteering Federation (SAOF)
Founded 1981
Type Orienteering federation
Area served
South Africa
Website www.saof.org.za

South African Orienteering Federation (SAOF) is the national Orienteering Association in South Africa. SAOF was founded in 1981, and is recognized as the orienteering association for South Africa by the International Orienteering Federation, of which it is a member.[1]

SAOF is a member of the umbrella organization, the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC).[2]

Orienteering championships[edit]

SAOF organizes the South African Orienteering championships, which was first held in Silvermine in 1983. The organization selects representatives from South Africa to participate at the World Orienteering Championships (first SAOF participation was in 1993), and they regularly participate at the Junior World Orienteering Championships.[3][4]

Honorary life members[edit]

Honorary life members are Piers Chapman (chairman of SAOF from 1984 to 1988) and Michael Wilson (instrumental in founding SAOF, as well as the RAND Orienteering Club).[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IOF Member Federations". International Orienteering Federation. Archived from the original on 2008-06-18. Retrieved 2008-11-07. 
  2. ^ "About SAOF". South African Orienteering Federation. Retrieved 11 February 2011. 
  3. ^ "JWOC 2009 – Junior World Orienteering Championships". Retrieved 28 December 2008. 
  4. ^ "South African team at JWOC 2009". 19 September 2008. Retrieved 28 December 2008. 
  5. ^ "THE AWARDING OF HONORARY AWARDS FOR SERVICES RENDERED TO SOUTH AFRICAN ORIENTEERING" (PDF). 2004. Retrieved 28 December 2008.