Christmas 5 Days

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Australian orienteers enjoyed the annual Christmas 5 Day orienteering carnival.  This year the event is being held in the Newcastle area north of Sydney.  For the full results each day, the final standings, as well as maps of all courses and photos, visit the event web site’s results page at http://www.newcastleorienteering.asn.au/index.php/results-archive-bush/396-2007-xmas-5-day Cumulative time results are also available at http://www.newcastleorienteering.asn.au/images/Results/BUSH/2007/Xmas%205%20Days%202007%20-%20Overall%20point%20score%20results.pdf. The Men A course … Read More

Orienteering Australia Seeking Nominations for Major Awards.

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Orienteering Australia is seeking nominations for the Silva Services to Orienteering and Silva Services to Coaching.  Details of previous recipients are here. The guidelines relating to the Services to Orienteering Award are set out in Operational Manual leaflet 3.10.  While there is currently no specific leaflet for the Services Coaching Award, the same principles apply.

Scope TV: Orienteering special

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Our talented Queensland girls have been showing their talent in front of the camera as well as in the forest. Australian Junior team members Rachel Effeney and Bridget Anderson have shown up on nation-wide television sets as part of Scope TV to educate viewers about orienteering. Scope TV is a children’s science show aimed at providing entertaining ways of teaching … Read More

5 Days of Wine and Waves

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The 2007 Xmas 5 Days is being conducted by Newcastle Orienteering Club in the area bounded by the vineyards of the glorious Hunter Valley, the shores of Lake Macquarie and the spectacular surf beaches of Newcastle. Events commence on Thursday 27th and finish on Monday 31st December. The area offers challenging orienteering terrain along with enough infrastructure and tourism possibilities … Read More

2008 National Senior Squad

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The 2008 National Senior Squad has been selected, including the High Performance Group. Congratulations to the squad members. Men (13) Bruce Arthur Troy de Haas Julian Dent (HPG) Adrian Jackson Matt Parton Rob Preston Ben Rattray Kerrin Rattray Dave Shepherd Reuben Smith Ryan Smyth Rob Walter Simon Uppill Women (12) Jo Allison (HPG) Hanny Allston (HPG) Tracy Bluett Susanne Casanova … Read More

National MTBO Coach and Manager appointed

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Orienteering Australia has appointed the National Coach and Manager for the Mountain Bike Orienteering team. Kay Haarsma (SA) has been appointed at Coach. Kay has much experience coaching national foot orienteering and MTBO teams and is one of only a handful of Level 3 accredited coaches in Australia. James Lithgow (NSW) has been appointed as Manager. James has had a … Read More

Hanny To Study In New Zealand In 2008

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Our world champion Hanny Allston is going to New Zealand in January for a year to study and to explore the delights of the shaky isles to pursue a career in primary school teaching. Her course will be at Auckland University with the degree program running from January 21 to November 28. The course is an intensive one year teaching program with a … Read More

2008 ACTAS Squad and National Senior Squad announced soon

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The National Training Centre program for Orienteering Australia is delivered through a partnership with the ACT Academy of Sport. The ACTAS / NTC Orienteering program will be offering a number of scholarships for the 2008 year. In 2008 a total of up to 6 scholarships will be offered. The goal of the ACTAS/NTC orienteering program is to support Australia’s best … Read More

AROC Season starts in one week

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The AROCSport Adventure Racing season starts next week with a race in Canberra on Friday night (a good lead-in to the Annual Conference). AROC is a good friend of Orienteering Australia’s encouraging its competitors to attend orienteering events to hone their skills. A large reason for the swelling numbers in orienteering street events is the growing popularity of adventure racing, … Read More