Junior selection panel – call for expressions of interest

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Orienteering Australia is currently seeking expressions of interest from any individuals interested in being added to the National Junior Selection Panel. The major selections this panel are responsible for making are: – JWOC – National Junior Squad – Junior Development Squad – World University Championships (in conjunction with senior panel) – junior classes for Australia-New Zealand Challenge – Australian Schools … Read More

Adrian Jackson 2nd in MTBA Cross Country MTB Race

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In the opening round of the MTBA national crosscountry series held in Tasmania Adrian Jackson impressed by taking 2nd place, just 1 minute 31 behind favourite Dan McConnell.  AJ had finished second overall in the Jayco Australian MTB series last season and was sitting in third place for the majority of this race but finished strongly over the last few … Read More

Australian MTBO Juniors able to attend Junior World Champs

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OA has now decided to allow junior participation in MTBO JWOC, given that it is being held simultaneously with MTBO WOC in Portugal from July 11-17. However there will be very limited or no financial support from OA but hopefully states and clubs will assist to some degree. Individuals rather than a whole team will be selected and they will … Read More

North American Orienteering Festival

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2010 North American “O” Festival  – a 21 event extravaganza! Ever wished you could visit Canada’s Rocky Mountains?  Next summer in the northern latitudes, Canada and the United States host the most extensive series of high calibre orienteering events seen in North America for many years. The North American Orienteering Festival, June 26 – July 27, 2010, offers a diverse … Read More

Allston and Ewels race Australian 10 000m athletics championships

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Australia’s premiere 10km athletics race- Zatopek:10 was held on Thursday night at Olympic Park, Melbourne. The field was extremely hot with Australian Record holder Benita Willis, last years winner Lara Tamsett and Australian reps Eloise Wellings and Lisa Weightman. Australian Orienteering was represented by Hanny Allston (TAS) and Kathryn Ewels (VIC). The pace was fast from the gun with the … Read More

Conference moves forward on Crawford recommendations

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The Orienteering Australia annual conference was held last weekend at the ANU in Canberra. It was attended by 25 state association delegates, OA Board members and staff and an athlete representative (Mace Neve on Saturday, Julian Dent on Sunday). The most substantial item on the agenda was the recently released Crawford report into sport. Recommendations in the report were workshopped … Read More

New National Senior Elite Squad for 2010

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Orienteering Australia would like to announce the National Senior Elite Squad and High Performance Group for 2010. In selecting the squad, OA has again placed an emphasis on younger athletes with a high chance of being selected in national teams in coming years. We would like to build on the very successful 2009 international season with some more benchmark performances … Read More

Appointment of new Australian Junior Coach and Manager

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Orienteering Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of two positions: Roch Prendargast as Junior Coach, and Valerie Barker as Junior Manager. Roch and Valerie are both school teachers and have been involved in the sport for many years. They both have children who have recently been in the JWOC team (Aislinn Prendergast and Sophie Barker) Roch lives in Ballarat … Read More

2010 Stromlo Running Festival

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Following the success of the orienteering race at the inaugural Stromlo Running Festival in February this year, Australia’s best orienteers will be racing around Stromlo Forest park again in early 2010 (February 19-21). This time orienteering will be a bigger feature of the weekend, with the elite race being scheduled at the more attractive time of Saturday morning and the … Read More

Positions Vacant – Australian Junior Coach and Manager

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Orienteering Australia is seeking to fill the following positions: Australian National Junior Coach Australian National Junior Manager/Assistant Coach Links to the appropriate job descriptions can be found below: JWOC_Coach_Job_Description_2010.pdf JWOC_Manager_Job_Description_2010.pdf OA would like to formally thank Nick Dent and Hilary Wood for great amounts of work and dedication they committed to the coach and manager positions over many years. Applications … Read More