Orienteering Australia welcomes its new General Manager, Árpád Kocsik. After a prolonged recruitment drive, Árpád replaces Matthew Dunstan who continues his career elsewhere.
Árpád comes from Hungary with strong ties to orienteering as an active competitor, event organiser, club secretary and has worked closely with the Hungarian federation until three years ago as Marketing and Communications officer promoting our sport in all of its variations. You might have noticed him in action as commentator at several major events in NSW such as last year’s State Championships. He has been a Level 0 coach with ONSW teaching the basics and tricks of orienteering to students throughout Sydney for the past two years and is eager to jump into the GM’s seat.
Árpád joins us with fresh enthusiasm and a rare combination of skills that derive from a legal background and a lifelong attachment to orienteering.
“In these hard and trying times in so many aspects of our lives and around the globe, I join the team with excitement, hoping to provide the necessary know-how and help take orienteering “Down Under” to new horizons and making it stronger. Thank you all for the warm welcome. It is great to be here,” says Árpád about his appointment.
Árpád has hit the ground running and is keen to expand and strengthen orienteering in Australia. He can be contacted at email@example.com