Orienteering Australia appoints Director, High Performance

Paul PrudhoeAbout OA, High Performance, High Performance News

Orienteering Australia is pleased to announce that at its March Board meeting, Stephen Craig was appointed as Director, High Performance.

Steve started orienteering in Sydney in 1982, did orienteering as a school sport at Knox Grammar School in Sydney with the late Mike Isbell as teacher, and joined Big Foot after leaving school.

Steve ran in three WOC teams in the 90’s and then moved to Stockholm representing Tullinge SK and then OK Ravinen, competing in all of the big relays for over a decade. He met his wife, Martina, on the Jukola ferry on the way back to Stockholm in 2002.

While in Sweden Steve obtained his Level 2 coaching accreditation and organised weekly coaching sessions, trips to events, etc for 150+ 7-16 year olds together with Martina and the other coaches in OK Ravinen.

Steve has been back in Australia since 2015 and now lives in Newcastle. He has an Australian Level 2 coaching accreditation and is also the Newcastle club coach. Steve and Martina have two children, Alvin (15) and Rebecca (12), who both orienteer. Steve is a fresh M50 in 2019.