Additions to the National Senior Squad

The following people have been added to the National Senior Squad following their recent performances: Dave Meyer Orla Murray Kirsten Fairfax Briohny Davey Adrian Jackson Vanessa Round Congratulations to all. Paul Liggins OA Chair of Selectors

Team for the Australia/NZ Test Match in Auckland

Orienteering Australia has selected a mix of youth and experience in its Bushrangers team to compete against New Zealand at 3 races in early June. Men’s team members include veteran Bruce Arthur who has been a model of consistency over recent years. It also features youngsters Kerrin Rattray and Dave Meyer who have both shown promising form in early National … Read More

Team for the World Championships in Denmark

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Orienteering Australia has announced the team of 5 men and 5 women to contest the World Championships in Denmark at the start of July. The women’s team is dominated by Tasmanians, with 3 of the members commencing their careers in the island State. It is headed by Hanny Allston who last year recorded Australia’s best ever result at the world … Read More

2006 Australian University Orienteering Championships

For the second consecutive year, the University of Tasmania has won the overall trophy at the Australian University Orienteering Championships. Held on the second day of the Easter 3-Day, the individual winners were David Shepherd (Australian National University) and Hanny Allston (University of Tasmania).  After confirmation of all entrants’ elibiligity with their universities, the University of Tasmania is the overall trophy winner, and … Read More

theFOOL: close leaderboard going into the first trading

theFOOL is a tight competition at just over the half way point. Remarkably Shannon Grant has virtually never been out of the top 3 (including last years competition). The Leaderboard top 3 is: Shannon Grant The Ecmo Show Spike Them The competition goes to another level now though with the opening of the first of two trading windows. Managers can … Read More

Cockatoos, Foresters comfortable winners in National League relay

The Canberra Cockatoos have narrowed the NSW Stingers’ National League lead to three points after the final race of the Easter carnival, the Victorian Relays near Bendigo on Sunday. Just 18 points cover the four leading teams in the most closely-contested National League season since 1998. The Cockatoos set up their result with a comfortable win in the men’s event. … Read More

Elson’s first national title

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Tasmanian Grace Elson won her first national title at the Australian Middle Distance Championships this morning. Elson took the lead at the 4th control, and kept her cool in the detailed granite of Korong Spur to beat teammate and pre-race favourite Hanny Allston. This was the final race before the Australian World Championships team will be announced, and Susanne Casanova … Read More

Allston, Shepherd win Australian 3-Days

Hanny Allston and Dave Shepherd both secured comfortable victories at the Australian 3-Days with victories on Monday’s final day, held in technical goldmining terrain. Allston was particularly impressive, extending her already substantial margin to fourteen minutes with a three-minute victory. She fell three seconds short of winning all four races. There was a change behind her, as Grace Elson lost … Read More

Australian team for Junior World Championships announced

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The Australian Easter 3-days orienteering carnival saw the selection of the Australian Junior Orienteering Team set to compete in Druskininkai Lithuania from 2-9th July. The successful young orienteers are: Men Simon Uppill Chris Naunton Ryan Smyth Matt Parton Murray Scown Evan Barr Reserves: Morten Neve, Louis Elson Women Hanny Allston Jasmine Neve Vanessa Round Kellie Whitfield Ainsley Cavanagh Sophie Barker … Read More

Allston, Shepherd in control at Australian 3-Days

Hanny Allston and Dave Shepherd hold comfortable leads going into the final day of the Australian 3-Days after convincing wins at Wattle Gully on Sunday. After narrowly losing yesterday, Allston returned to form in the long race today, pulling away from the field almost from the start to have a five-minute break over Grace Elson by the end. That stretched … Read More