Selection events for Australian Teams to the various 2012 World Orienteering Championships.

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Specific comprehensive selection criteria for all teams will be released in early 2012. However actual selection events have been decided and are advertised here to enable early travel and accommodation arrangements and for planning of training.   Please note that there have been additional events from past years included for the JWOC foot team selection, as below.   JWOC FOOT ORIENTEERING … Read More

Oceania 2011 Video Highlights

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2011 has been a memorable year, including the spectacular success of the Oceania Championships. Thank you to everyone who participated in these events, and a special thank you to all those who volunteered in this carnival to help make it such a success. Please enjoy the action from the Oceania Championship races in Victoria in these video highlights. This is … Read More

Orienteering Australia Conference highlights

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The annual Orienteering Australia Conference was held over the weekend of 10-11 December at the Australian Institute of Sport. Picture: Bruce Arthur, photographer Jim Russell. Highlights included: ·         A WOC project committee, chaired by Christine Brown, was formed to undertake an evaluation to bid for a future World Orienteering Championships. This followed a detailed presentation by Mikko Salonen, Chairman of … Read More

National Junior Squad, Junior Development Squad announced

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The National Junior Squad and Junior Development Squad for 2012 have been announced. They are: National Junior Squad Karl Bicevskis (Tas), Kasimir Gregory (NSW), Ian Lawford (ACT), Alex Massey (NSW), Oscar McNulty (WA), Brodie Nankervis (Tas), Kurt Neumann (Qld), Oliver Poland (ACT). Amy Buckerfield (Tas), Lilian Burrill (Qld), Emily Cantwell (Qld), Michele Dawson (NSW), Jacqui Doyle (Qld), Heather Muir (Qld), … Read More

Australian MTBO team for NZ Challenge announced.

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The Australian MTBO team for the 2012 Australia v NZ Challenge has been named below. The team will compete from Jan 8-15th in the South Island of New Zealand, with events ranging from Christchurch to Queenstown.  Team members will receive their official Aussie caps in NZ. Over 55 Australian competitors are competing and a large tour group is being co-ordinated … Read More

Foot O Training Opportunities and Beechworth embargo.

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There is a National Senior Squad training camp being held from Jan 2-9 based at Beechworth, Victoria. For this camp the new “Rowdy Flat” map and the very old “Kangaroo Crossing” area will be amongst the maps utilised. To do so the organisers have been given special permission by Orienteering Victoria, as these areas are being used in September 2012 … Read More

Aussies do well in Venice!

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Some lucky Aussies were in Venice last weekend for the unique O race that is held annually amidst the many canals, thousands of bridges and tourist full narrow streets. In the elite men’s event David Brickhill-Jones placed 10th in the 149 person field, just 7 minutes down on the winner Jonas Gvildys whose winning time was 70 mins.  Julian Dent, … Read More

MT BIKE UPDATE

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A reminder that entries close in early December for the New Zealand MTBO Carnival. Flights at reasonable cost are also getting scarce. Fifty five Aussies have already indicated that they intend to compete in this South Island multi-day carnival from Jan 7-14th. Events are held in varying sites ranging from Christchurch to Queenstown. Training opportunities for National Squad Members and … Read More

Appointment of WOC and JWOC Officials.

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Following consideration of nominees the OA Board has chosen to make the following appointments of officials for 2012-13. WOC – Rob Lewis (head coach); and Wendy Read (assistant coach / manager. JWOC – Roch Prendergast (coach) and Valerie Barker (assistant coach/ manager). They look forward to continuing the work and development of athletes in their respective squads and teams.

Aussie orienteers start Adventure Racing World Championships in Tasmania.

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The Adventure Racing World Championships start today (Wed 2nd Nov) in Burnie, Tasmania. 80 teams of 4 are taking part in the multi-day race which will cover a 733km circuit with 52 checkpoints of Tasmanian coastline, bush and mountain in the rugged and beautiful North-West of the island. The winning team is expected to take 6 or 7 days! With … Read More