Beginners Guide


The 2016 Coaching Team

Tania Wimberley - Coach
Tania has been involved in orienteering since 1998, has represented South Africa at international level on several occasions and is a multiple holder of various ladies Open Championship titles. She has attended various coaching clinics provided by International Orienteers and began providing regular coaching sessions to RACO members in 2009. Tania is a member of the SAOF National Coaching commission and the architect of the YOC skills quest, a learning system focussed on the youth. In 2011 she created and co presented the first SAOF teachers training course-aimed at high school children. During the course of 2012 and 2013 Tania received training from the British Orienteering Federation in the UK Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Orienteering. She was awarded her level 2 qualification in coaching in September 2013 and is now officially registered with the SAOF as a level 2 coach.

Zoe Brentano-Coach
Zoe has represented SA at the Junior World Orienteering Champs on two occasions and was a member of the SA Senior National High Performance Squad for several years. She began orienteering in 2003 and has been privileged to participate in various national training camps, both locally and abroad. Zoe joined the RACO coaching team in 2011. During the course of 2012 and 2013 Zoe received training from the British Orienteering Federation in the UK Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Orienteering. She was awarded her level 2 qualification in coaching in September 2013 and is now officially registered with the SAOF as a level 2 coach

Mike Palombo–Assistant Coach    
Mike began orienteering in 2011. In September 2013 he successfully completed his Level 1 UKCC and has been registered with the SAOF as a level 1 or assistant coach. Having attended many of the RACO training sessions as a participant, in January 2014 he joined the RACO coaching team and has been working alongside Tania in delivering regular training sessions to RACO members.

Coaching Details

RACO hosts regular practical training sessions where beginners learn vital skills and experienced orienteers refine theirs.

Coaching dates for 2016

10 September (pm)

17 September (pm)

Contact Details:

For further details email: coach@racorienteers.co.za or phone Tania 082 902 6097