ASC funding boost to increase participation

Orienteering Australia has been successful in its bid for funding from the Australian Sports Commission for programs to increase participation. The Minister for Sport Mark Arbib has today announced that $100,000 has been allocated to OA for 2010-11, the first year of the funding period.

OA will be advised in the coming days which elements of the funding bid were successful. This is very opportune as strategic and operational planning for the next 4 years will be a major topic for discussion in a week’s time at the OA Annual Conference over 4th and 5th December. Andrew Collins, ASC Director of Sports Planning and Performance, will be attending the Annual Conference and discussing the details of implementation and accountability for the funded participation programs.