Orienteering Australia is seeking nominations for its two national squads for 2024.
- High Performance Squad: designed to meet the needs of athletes aiming to excel at the World Orienteering Championships.
- National Development Squad: designed to meet the needs of developing orienteers aiming for representation at Junior and University World Championships.
Orienteering Australia will continue to support states to organise squads which lead into this structure. More information about the squad structure can be found on the National Squads page.
Nomination and Selection:
Athletes must nominate to join a squad, to demonstrate their interest in and commitment to be involved with squad activities. For each squad, initial selection will be made by the senior and junior selection panels, with input from squad coaches and the OA Head Coach. The nomination form can be found here and should be completed by no later than Sunday 8th of October.
When nominating athletes should refer to squad eligibility, support and athlete expectations, found in the detailed squad document found here.
Squads will be announced for 2024 as soon as possible after the closing of nominations. Outside of this announcement, athletes can apply to be in the squad at any time in the year if they feel they meet the eligibility criteria, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Their application will be assessed by the selection committee above.