Orienteering Australia is delighted to welcome Anna Sheldon to the OA Board.
Anna joins the board of Orienteering Australia as Director – Technical. Anna is a life-long orienteer based in Brisbane, and knows the Australian orienteering scene inside out; whether it be officiating, competing or coaching. She brings the experience of her recently completed eight-year term as Technical Director for Orienteering Queensland, extensive event organising experience and 25 years as an elite orienteer. Anna has been an accredited controller for 20 years and is an IOF Event Advisor. She has been the Technical Director for the 2016 Australian Championships Carnival and 2022 Easter Carnival, in addition to many other WRE, NOL and championship races.
As an athlete Anna has represented Australia at 4 World Orienteering Championships, 3 Junior World Orienteering Championships and 2 Mountain Bike World Orienteering Championships (Bronze medal 2004). Anna is also a World Masters Championship Gold and Bronze medalist. Anna competes for the Queensland Cyclones team in the National Orienteering League and has done forever! When it comes to NOL races and national championship events, there are few that Anna has not attended since she began orienteering competitively as a junior in the 1990s.
Anna is an accredited Performance and Competition Coach and has coached Australian Bushrangers, Queensland Cyclones and Queensland Schools teams.
“Putting on great events is key to building our sport at every level. I look forward to working with Orienteering Australia to build on our capacity to host events, and particularly in working with the High Performance team to put on events which give our athletes the experience they need to perform well internationally,” says Anna about her new role.