OA Conference concludes with major development decisions

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The 2010 Orienteering Australia National Conference in Canberra from 4-5 December has concluded with a number of major development decisions: 1.       Implementation actions on participation development 2.       Updating the OA Strategic Plan 3.       An updated High Performance Strategic Plan, with new operational arrangements supported by a HP Manager and HP Operations Officer 4.       Commissioning a scoping study for an online … Read More

OA Conference event – ANU Canberra – 4 Dec 2010

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After a hard day pooring over strategic plans, legal liabilities & funding proposals, the weather gods relented allowing the end of day OA annual conference orienteering event to be held in fine but humid conditions. On offer were a series of 26 control sites around the Australian National University with multiple choice answers rather than the more normal control flags.  … Read More

ASC advises on participation funding

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Delegates to the Orienteering Australia Annual Conference on Saturday 4 December were treated to an informative, interesting and challenging presentation by Andrew Collins, Director of Sports Planning and Performance at the Australian Sports Commission. Collins, who has recently competed in Adventure Racing and orienteering events in Canberra, outlined the major changes that had occurred in Australian Sport over the last … Read More

ASC funding boost to increase participation

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Orienteering Australia has been successful in its bid for funding from the Australian Sports Commission for programs to increase participation. The Minister for Sport Mark Arbib has today announced that $100,000 has been allocated to OA for 2010-11, the first year of the funding period. OA will be advised in the coming days which elements of the funding bid were … Read More

New National Junior Squad and Junior Development Squad announced

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The new National Junior Squad and Junior Development Squad have been announced. The National Junior Squad was selected from amongst those who are eligible for JWOC 2011, while the Junior Development Squad is selected from those who were 16 and under in 2010. National Junior Squad: Men: Karl Bicevskis (Tas), Joshua Blatchford (NSW), Lachlan Dow (ACT), Ian Lawford (ACT), Kurt … Read More

2011 MTB Orienteering National Series Program

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The High Performance Management Group of Orienteering Australia announces the 2011 Australian MTBO Series program. The 2011 Australian MTBO Series will consist of 9 races conducted over four  rounds. The Series rolls away in early April in Victoria followed by Round 2 in Queensland. In October the MTBO Series heads to Beechworth, Victoria for the National MTBO Championships followed by … Read More

ASADA Warning: Methylhexaneamine

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The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) has recently warned all Australian athletes and coaches about the banned stimulant methylhexaneamine, following a spate of positive doping tests both in Australia and overseas. Methylhexaneamine was added to the WADA banned substance list in 2010. AIS Sports Nutrition has compiled the following advice in relation to this substance:- Historically, Methylhexaneamine has been used … Read More

Frazzle Rock Carnival Update — Easter 2011

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Frazzle Rock Carnival Update — Easter 2011 Entries now open for the Frazzle Rock Carnival Start planning your trip to Easter 2011 in Western Australia. The next major Australian Championship carnival is just 6 months away so now is the time to enter and to book your travel to attend the Be Active Australian 3-Day Championship at Easter in 2011. … Read More

O’Festival ERDF Savoie Grand Revard 2011

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Looking for an excuse to have a holiday in France? Well look no further than the spectator races as WOC 2011 in the Savoie Grand Revard region. And while you’re there be sure to support the Australian Boomerangs team competing in the WOC races. Read below for information from the organisers. “Registration for the public races O’Festival ERDF Savoie Grand … Read More

Paddy Pallin Nav Training, Try Orienteering days throughout November

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Orienteering Australia and Paddy Pallin are very pleased to announce a nationwide schedule of ‘Paddy Pallin Nav Training, Try Orienteering’ days during November. It is a great opportunity for those who like the outdoors, like discovering new places and want to try an activity the whole family can enjoy. Throughout Australia from Hobart to Darwin, Perth to Sydney, orienteering clubs … Read More