Orienteering Australia Selection Announcement World Championships 2023, Flims & Laax Switzerland

Fredrik Johansson2023 Archive, High Performance, High Performance News

Orienteering Australia is delighted to announce the athletes selected to represent Australia at the World Orienteering Championships (WOC) in Switzerland from the 11th-16th of July 2023.

The World Orienteering Championships in forest format only will be contested in Flims & Laax in Switzerland. After a tough selection process with many athletes vying for a spot we now have settled on a group of athletes which we feel will do us all very proud. Our women’s team comes with a lot of experience which is fantastic to see. Our men’s team has been looking forward to making their mark internationally once again.” – Natasha Key, WOC & Head Coach.



Grace Crane
Aislinn Prendergast            
Vanessa Round
Caitlin Young

Middle – Grace Crane, Vanessa Round, Caitlin Young
Long –    Grace Crane, Vanessa Round
Relay – The final composition of the relay teams will be decided during WOC week.


Patrick Jaffe
Aston Key
Henry McNulty
Brodie Nankervis
Ewan Shingler

Middle – Patrick Jaffe, Aston Key, Henry McNulty, Ewan Shingler
Long – Aston Key, Brodie Nankervis, Henry McNulty
Relay – The final composition of the relay teams will be decided during WOC week.

As Australian Aston Key is the reigning Oceania Middle & Long Champion, he has received and has accepted a personal spot to compete at WOC. Hence the Senior Selection panel was able to allocate an extra male spot for the Championships and increase the men’s team to 5 athletes.

WOC Coach: Natasha Key
Assistant Coach: Renate Leuenberger
Assistant Coach: Mary Fleming
Orienteering Australia would like to wish all the athletes the very best of luck at the Championships. The team is provisional at this stage but will be finalised once athletes have formally accepted this offer of a place in the Australian Team. Acceptance must occur no later than the 23rd of May.

Chair of Selectors: Fredrik Johansson



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