Seeking a coach and a manager for the Schools Test Team at Oceania Championships

Orienteering Australia is calling for applications for coach and manager positions for the Australian schools team to tour NZ over the Oceania Carnival events and subsequent schools test-match events. It is anticipated that the team will travel together from Friday 14th of April to Thursday 20th of April. The schools test match will be held over the last two events … Read More

Oceania Nominations, MW16 and extension

Update for Australian Challenge Team for Oceania – Extension for nominations for all age classes now including MW 16 (Close Sun 6th November – all age classes) Recent information from New Zealand and School Sport Australia clarifying the competition arangements and age classes now require the Australian Junior selection panel to select the MW 16 Oceania team. Therefore, all interested MW 16 Oceania candidates … Read More

2017 WOC and JWOC Positions Sought

Orienteering Australia is seeking applications for the position of Team Manager for WOC 2017 and for Team Manager and Team Coach positions for JWOC 2017. Details can be found at: 2017 WOC JWOC Positions

Steer, Bourne sweep Australian Championships

Lanita Steer and Jenny Bourne did the clean sweep of the three Australian Championships races last week. Steer, in W17-20E, was pushed hard in two of the three races, only winning the sprint and middle by narrow margins against Tara Melhuish and Zoe Dowling respectively, whilst Bourne was commanding throughout in W60A, winning all three races by margins of at … Read More

2017 WADA List of Prohibited Substances and Methods

From the IOF: Dear Member Federations, The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has published the 2017 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods. The updated list comes into force on 1 January 2017. It specifies which substances and methods are prohibited, both in- and out-of-competition, as well as which substances are banned in particular sports. All athletes and support personnel are advised … Read More

Cockatoos, Nuggets take out 2016 National League

The Canberra Cockatoos and Victorian Nuggets have taken out the senior team titles in the 2016 National Orienteering League. The Nuggets wrapped up the women’s honours before the weekend, but the men’s competition went down to the wire. The Cockatoos led the Nuggets by only three points going into the season’s final weekend, but they had their strongest team of … Read More

MTBO team coach and manager positions for 2017 and 2018

Orienteering Australia is seeking a team coach and a team manager for the World MTBO Championships and Junior World MTBO Championships in 2017 and 2018. The championships will be held in Lithuania in 2017 and Austria in 2018. Please see the attached document to apply for these positions. Applications close on 31 October. Further details: MTBO Positions 2017 2018

AUS Bushrangers Take Testmatch

Australia Bushrangers Take out Tightly Contested Test-Match The Australian Bushrangers secured the overall victory in the final Test Match for 2016. The male divisions were closely contested across both senior and junior classes. The senior and junior women’s classes swung towards the Australian Bushrangers over the last weekend. The two rounds held over the final weekend were very close in … Read More

National Orienteering League to be decided on Australian Championships weekend

The 2016 Australian foot orienteering season comes to its climax this weekend with the Australian Long and Middle Distance Championships near Stanthorpe. The Australian Sprint and Relay Championships have already been run. On one of the most technical sprint courses seen in Australia, Simon Uppill’s skills came to the fore as he edged out Ian Lawford, while Natasha Key continued … Read More

ACT win Australian Schools Orienteering Championships

The ACT won the Australian Schools Orienteering Championships for the first time since 2006. They scored consistently across all three races, and had enough in hand to be able to withstand a mispunch in the junior boys’ relay, winning by five points from Queensland. South Australia, who got off to a great start through winning three of the four sprint … Read More