MTBO Update – Re World Championships & National Squad

Kay Haarsma2020 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

ORIENTEERING ACT A FINALIST IN INNOVATION CATEGORY IN 2020 CANBERRA SPORTS AWARDS

Paul Prudhoe2020 Archive

Orienteering ACT were recently selected as a finalist in the 2020 Canberra Sports Awards. The OACT submission details – In 2020 Orienteering ACT adapted three forms of existing technology to improve community access to our sport and allow participants to return to orienteering in an efficient and COVID-safe way. Like so many other sports, all activity in orienteering was shut … Read More

ORIENTEERING AUSTRALIA VACANCY – HEAD COACH

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

With the term of office for Orienteering Australia’s Head Coach coming to an end, Orienteering Australia is looking to fill the position, initially for the 2021 – 2022 period, with an option to continue in the role for a further two years by mutual agreement. The Orienteering Australia (OA) National Head Coach and High Performance (HP) Administrator have operational responsibility … Read More

ORIENTEERING AUSTRALIA VACANCY- HIGH PERFORMANCE ADMINISTRATOR

Paul Prudhoe2020 Archive, Administration, High Performance, High Performance News

As with the Head Coach role, the term of office of the current High Performance Administrator is coming to an end. Orienteering Australia is looking to fill the position for the 2021 – 2022 period, with an option to continue in the role for a further two years by mutual agreement. The Orienteering Australia (OA) National Head Coach and High … Read More

Important Spotlight on Disordered Eating in Sport

Paul Prudhoe2020 Archive

On Monday 7th September 2020, The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC) launched a call to action around awareness of poor self-image and poor body image among high-performance athletes, with the release of the AIS-NEDC Disordered Eating in High Performance Sport position statement and supporting resources. The position statement assists sporting organisations to address this serious, but often misunderstood area, enabling them to recognise … Read More