2011 MTBO National League kicks off

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The Victorian Nuggets made a great start to the 2011 National MTBO League after Round 1 races at Korweinguboora, just south of Daylesford, Victoria. The area, famous for the 1981 foot-o Australian Championship when it snowed, rained, hailed and showed patches of sunshine, lived up to its reputation with a windy Saturday.  Storms and heavy rain over Saturday night turning some … Read More

Junior Selection panel updated

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After considering a number of applications for vacant panel positions the following people have been appointed to the Junior Selection Panel: Bridget Anderson (Qld/SA); Susanne Casanova (NT/SA); Jan Hardy (Tas). Roch Prendergast (Vic) and Blair Trewin – chair (Vic) are continuing members of the panel. Orienteering Australia would like to thank the previous junior selectors for their time and effort- … Read More

Contributors sought for street and park orienteering manual

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Orienteering Australia is seeking expressions of interest to produce an organiser’s manual for street and park orienteering. This project is being funded by the ASC grant to increase participation in orienteering. The manual will assist in a planned major expansion of street and park orienteering across Australia in new and existing areas and should include all the information needed for … Read More

Authors sought for online information and training guides

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Orienteering Australia is seeking expressions of interest to produce online information and training guides for street and park, bush, sprint and mountain bike orienteering. These projects are being funded by the ASC grant to increase participation in orienteering. These guides will build on beginner training information already found on the OA, state and club websites, and be a complementary package … Read More

Grace Crane places in British Champs

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Grace Crane (nee Elson) competed successfully in the British sprint and middle distance championships last weekend. After placing 2nd in the sprint heats she had to be satisfied with 5th in the final. Hollie Orr won in 14.33 with Grace recording 15.10. In the middle event Claire Ward won in 29.41 with Grace 2nd in 31.16 in a strong field. … Read More

2011-12 Sport Leadership Grants and Scholarships for Women

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The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) and Australian Government Office for Women are looking to develop the next generation of female leaders in sport by offering the 2011-12 Sport Leadership Grants and Scholarships for Women (SLGSfW). Substantial funding for organisations and individuals is available, with applications now open.  Applications close on 29 April 2011. Women from all areas and levels of … Read More

Website and digital communications technologies consultancy

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Orienteering Australia is seeking applications to undertake a consultancy project to define the requirements for an integrated website and supporting digital communication technologies for Orienteering Australia and State Associations, and consider options for the implementation of these requirements.  The options may involve complete redevelopment of a new website(s), additions of new functionality to the current web site(s), or a maintenance … Read More

Rob Preston appointed Orienteering Australia Website Communications Manager

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Orienteering Australia is pleased to announce that High Performance Operations and Promotions Manager Rob Preston has been appointed to the additional position of Orienteering Australia Website Communications Manager. Preston (pictured winning Sunday’s Silva National Orienteering League Long Distance event on Mt Ainslie in Canberra) will primarily be responsible for website maintenance and documentation, coordinating news bulletins on the OA website … Read More

2011 National Elite Squad and WOC Selection Criteria

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The Senior Selection Panel would like to announce the 2011 Elite Squad.  Men  Women  Julian Dent*  Grace Elson*  Simon Uppill*  Vanessa Round*  Rob Preston  Shannon Jones  Bryan Keely  Kathryn Ewels  Ian Meyer  Anna Sheldon  Lachlan Dow  Jasmine Neve  Ben Rattray  Rachel Effeney  Christopher Naunton  Tracy Marsh  Murray Scown  Belinda Lawford  Ian Lawford  Mace Neve  Evan Barr  Susanne Casanova  Aislinn Prendergast … Read More

Orienteering Australia Vacancy: Website Communications Manager

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Orienteering Australia is seeking expressions of interest to fill a part-time position of Website Communications Manager responsible for the following tasks: OA website maintenance: reviewing and updating content, archiving old content, creating new pages as required, refreshing photographic displays. Updating the SocialFx user manual for the OA website and maintaining a Question and Answer log of queries resolved by the … Read More