OA is seeking expressions of interest from the Australian orienteering community to be a part of an athletes commission. This group of 4-6 individuals will represent the athlete body in decisions about orienteering in Australia. OA encourages athletes from both foot and MTBO disciplines, of any age, ability or gender, to consider being involved.
The initial members will help shape the exact role of the commission however it is likely to function similar to the IOF athlete commission (See terms of reference here). Some examples of the athlete’s commissions potential roles include:
- Athlete representatives in the OA coaching and HP committee
- Provide athlete angle/feedback to board on issues that affect athletes
- Bring athletes concerns/ideas to the board level