New Anti-Doping Policy comes into force on 1 January 2015

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Orienteering Australia has a new Anti-Doping Policy coming into force on 1 January 2015 & complying with WADA, ASADA and IOF Anti-Doping policies coming into force on the same day. The OA policy is found in section 5.12 of the OA Operational Manual at http://www.orienteering.asn.au/administration/operation-manual/ Australian international and national level orienteers have a responsibility to be familiar with the policy. … Read More

New Orienteering Australia enews team

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Orienteering Australia has appointed a new monthly Enews editorial team following the retirement of Maggie Jones from the position. The team comprises Managing editor: Nicole Davis (over 20 years experience in marketing, website management and newsletter production; organiser of the last Easter orienteering carnival in WA and consultant to OA in determining specifications for the new OA website) Contributing editors: * … Read More

WOC 2015 OA Selection Criteria-Nomination Form

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Orienteering Australia selection criteria for World Orienteering Championships in Inverness, Scotland- 31st July-7th August 2015 are now available WOC 2015 Selection Criteria* Online “WOC 2015 Athlete Nomination Form” is available here http://goo.gl/forms/CTPWrqjjmK – nominations closed Nominations to be submitted by 28th February, 2015. Enquiries: Nick Dent, nickdent7@gmail.com *page no longer available

OA High Performance News December 2014

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OA High Performance News December 2014 JWOC Selection Criteria have been available for a while and nominations must be made to Chair of the Junior Selection Panel, Jan Hardy janhardy@iprimus.com.au  by 31st December 2014. OA website link http://www.orienteering.asn.au/get-involved/national-league/high-performance/selection-criteria/ The selectors would like to make the following announcement “Henry McNulty, currently living and training in Sweden, has been provisionally pre-selected for … Read More

Check your vaccinations if travelling internationally for orienteering

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It is advisable to check with your doctor well in advance on vaccinations recommended for international orienteering events in Europe and other countries. The following message is from Australian company HL Pharma in relation to Tick Borne Encephalitis: We have been contacted by some of your members who are taking part in the 2015 World Masters Orienteering Championship in Sweden. … Read More

Coaching Seminar with international guest speakers on 9 January in Tasmania

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A Coaching Seminar with international guest speakers will be held in Tasmania on Friday 9th January: St Helen’s High School. Time 2:00pm-5:00pm (during Oceania Carnival) Special guest speakers will be the current Danish and Swedish National Team Coaches; Lars Lindstrom and Hakan Carlsson. Both these very experienced orienteering coaches will be talking about the pathways structure- from junior to world champion, that currently exists … Read More

2015 Masters MTBO World Championships

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The 2015 Masters MTBO World Championships  are in Portugal from 7-14th June.  As well as individual events, Sprint, Middle and Long there are the relays (W/M 120, 160) for which we’d need to team up.   Leigh Privett (leighprivett@bigpond.com) and Tim Hackney (timotro@gmail.com) would like to know who else is considering going, so they can form relay teams and perhaps coordinate accommodation, bike and … Read More

2015 Mountain Bike Orienteering World Championships Australian Team Manager

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Time Period:  For 2015 World Championships in Liberec, Czech Republic, 8-23 August. Job Requirements: Co-ordinate the day to day arrangements of the Australian team (WMTBOC & JMTBOC team members) whilst they are overseas, both at the pre-champs training camp and at WMTBOC itself.   This specifically involves food, accommodation and travel needs. Assist the coach through being present at the finish … Read More

2015 Mountain Bike Orienteering World Championships Team Coach

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Time Period: December 2014 to October 2015.  (2015 World Championships in Liberec, Czech Republic, 8-23 August.) Job Requirements: Primary role: Coach of the combined WMTBOC & JWMTBOC team, with a management role within Australia. Other roles: 1. Conducting and leading training and coaching of the HP squad, liaise and provide technical assistance to both the individual coaches of squad / … Read More