Nominate for the 2022 MTBO Team

Craig Steffens2020 Archive

Nominations are now open for the 2022 Australian MTBO team. We’re looking for Junior and Senior riders who care eligible to compete in M/W20 and M/W21 classes as we’re hoping to send a team to the World Champs this year. Selection trials for the team will be held at the Australian MTBO Championships in Newcastle, NSW on 25-27th March. You … Read More

November Athlete Interview – Olivia Sprod

Brodie Nankervis2020 Archive

This month Brodie sat down with Olivia Sprod, South Australian elite orienteer who is on the rise, with an impressive NOL season in 2021. Olivia has had her fair share of Australian representation in the past, racing at JWOC in 2014 and 2015, then WUOC in 2018. Recently she has broken into the senior women ranks, being selected in the … Read More

October Athlete Interview – Patrick Jaffe

Brodie Nankervis2020 Archive

Last month Brodie Nankervis sat down with Patrick Jaffe, one of Australia’s leading senior elites. Patrick has represented Australia at 4 Junior World Champs (2015-2018), at the world championships in Norway in 2019 and was selected in the 2021 team that unfortunately did not get to travel. Extremely passionate about the sport, Pat is also involved with event organisation, coaching and … Read More

Training Camp Double Header in July 2021!

Brodie Nankervis2020 Archive

Orienteering Australia is excited to announce more information on the upcoming junior development camp and senior training tour in QLD in July 2021! Australian Junior Development Camp: Entries are now open for the camp which will be held from Thursday 8th-Sunday 11th July with an optional extra training/race Wednesday 7th pm in Brisbane (details TBC). Bulletin 1 has now been uploaded to … Read More

MTBO Update – Re World Championships & National Squad

Andrew Power2020 Archive

Formal notice that OA will NOT be sending a team to the 2021 WORLD MTBO Championships.   (The 2021 WOC & JWOC MTBO World Champs are scheduled to be held in Finland from 8th June.) This decision came about after consultation with state MTBO representatives and was then endorsed by the OA Board.  Reasons being that it is extremely unlikely … Read More

Orienteering Australia Appointments – WOC Coach

Fredrik Johansson2020 Archive, High Performance, High Performance News, News

Orienteering Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of Brett Weihart as WOC Coach. WOC 2021 is held in the Czech Republic 3-9 July around the town of Doksy. Brett, originally from Adelaide and currently residing in Sweden is a former JWOC representative (competing at first ever JWOC in Sweden, 1990 (40th position in individual long – best non-European result) and Australia … Read More

Selection panels published for WOC and JWOC 2021

Fredrik Johansson2020 Archive, High Performance, High Performance News

Senior Selection Panel 2021 Fredrik Johansson, Chair of Selectors (non-voting) Bruce Arthur, Selector Tracy Marsh, Selector Natasha Key, Head Coach Brett Weihart, WOC Coach   Junior Selection Panel 2021 Fredrik Johansson, Chair of Selectors (non-voting) Cathy McComb, Selector Natasha Key, Head Coach Jim Russell, Assistant Head Coach   The list of nominees for the WOC / JWOC teams 2021 can … Read More

Sport Integrity Australia – Anti-Doping Updates

Paul Prudhoe2020 Archive, Coaching, Featured News, High Performance, High Performance News, News

As the end of the year is fast approaches Sport Integrity Australia (SIA) have released three updates. Annual Course update – now released 2021 World Anti-Doping Code – comes into effect 1 January 2021 (the Australian National Anti-Doping Policy has now been adopted by OA) 2021 Prohibited List changes – effective 1 January 2021 Annual Update 2021 Sport Integrity Australia’s Annual Update … Read More