Orienteering Australia Appointments – Head Coach and Manager, Coaching Development

Paul Prudhoe2021 Archive, Coaching, High Performance, High Performance News, News

Orienteering Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of Natasha (Tash) Key as Head Coach, and Brodie Nankervis as Manager, Coaching Development.

As many members might know, Tash has a long and successful history in orienteering, having represented Australia since 1994, competing in 10 World Championships, numerous world cups, World Games  and competed in the Australian domestic program since 1990. Tash is suitably qualified to take on the Head Coach role by having a B. Ed in Physical Education, and is a Current Level 2 Orienteering Coach, and if that’s not enough Tash is of course the mother of Aston Key, Australia’s current junior world orienteering champion!

Being actively involved in orienteering at some level for many years has given Tash the knowledge and understanding of elite athletes and the competition structure at a national and international level.

In her new role as Head Coach, Tash will be supported by Jim Russell, Orienteering Australia’s previous Head Coach. Jim’s role will be that of Assistant Head Coach.

On the development side, Orienteering Australia is extremely fortunate to have Brodie Nankervis take on the role of Mgr. Coaching Development. Brodie is also suitably qualified to take on the coaching development role being a Level 2 orienteering coach, and having coached 13 individual athletes over the last 8 years. Brodie also brings his experiences of representing Australia since 2014 at junior and senior elite level at JWOC, World Cup and World Championships.

Last year Brodie was also contracted by OA to update its Coaching Syllabus, and which will be released in the near future. So who better to have to take on the Mgr. Coaching Development role!

Tash, Jim and Brodie can be contacted via




Orienteering Australia welcomes all three to their roles and to OA’s High Performance Management Group.