The Orienteering Australia Board has considered both WOC in Israel and EOC in Denmark. The decision of the Board is paraphrased as follows:
OA will support an official team to WOC in Israel. This will be funded and supported by an official, provided the Australian Government security warning on travel to Israel does not get lifted to a ‘do not travel’ level. This means that WOC is ‘on’ officially from an OA point of view, but that in the event things get worse it may be cancelled.
OA will endorse entry of riders to EOC in Denmark. This will not be funded and will not have any official support. I will co-ordinate management of the team before the event, but in Denmark one of the team will be manager for the week of races. Anyone wishing to compete in EOC will have to pay all costs including (mandatory) uniforms, as specified by OA. That’s likely to mean 2 sets of riding gear and an Australian tracksuit. Of course you’re welcome to borrow these from a friend if you want.
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO.
Anyone interested in competing in either event must nominate by sending me (firstname.lastname@example.org) an email to nominate specifying which event. The WOC team will be selected on the criteria set out for WOC teams. The EOC team will be basically open to anyone in the squad and/or someone who clearly shows at the trials they are of sufficient standard to race at that level.
The email should have all your basic details: name, email address, address, phone number/s, DOB, etc. Please do it asap.
On behalf of the selectors