Silva Medal 2021

Darryl Erbacher2021 Archive

The Silva Medal has been won by Marina Iskhakova RR A. Congratulations Marina. Photo by Tom de Jongh The Silva Medal competition for 2021 is based on points for participating and placing in the Australian 3-Days Championships (each day considered as a separate event) . In 2021, this award would have been based on the Australian 3-Days, plus the cancelled … Read More

OA Welcomes Hanny Allston to the team

Craig Steffens2021 Archive, About OA, Administration, Coaching

OA has appointed Hanny Allston to the board as Director – Coaching. Hanny Allston is the founding director of Find Your Feet, an award-winning Tasmanian business specialising in international trail running experiences, peak performance coaching and outdoor retail. She holds tertiary degrees in medical research, education, coaching and business. Hanny is an Australian Institute of Company Directors councillor, the tourism & … Read More

WOC 2021 Merit Team

Fredrik Johansson2021 Archive, High Performance, High Performance News, News

Orienteering Australia is pleased to announce the Australian merit team for WOC 2021. This is the highest level of representation so it’s a very impressive achievement. Well done and congratulations to you all! Women Grace Crane Tara Melhuish Krystal Neumann Olivia Sprod Men Matt Doyle Patrick Jaffe Aston Key (Oceania champion middle) Henry McNulty Brodie Nankervis (Oceania champion sprint,long) The … Read More

Orienteering Australia 2021 Annual General Meeting

Paul Prudhoe2021 Archive, About OA, Administration, Featured News

The 2021 Annual General Meeting took place at Molong Central School Hall on Sunday 4th April 2021 at 3pm. Minutes are available here. As noted in the draft minutes, under the new constitution, there are seven directors and the Board decides on which position each director will fill. Any Australian who is an International Orienteering Federation Council member has an ex … Read More

Orienteering Australia – Executive Officer

Paul Prudhoe2021 Archive, About OA, Administration, Featured News

Orienteering Australia is seeking a new Executive Officer, following the retirement of Paul Prudhoe, who was in the position since 2017. The successful candidate will play a significant leadership role in OA’s developing organisation and will also lead the management of Orienteering Australia’s relationship with Sport Australia. Reporting to the Chair and the Board, the Executive Officer will work closely … Read More

JWOC 2021 honour team

Fredrik Johansson2021 Archive, High Performance, High Performance News

 Orienteering Australia is pleased to announce the Australian honour team for JWOC 2021. This is the highest level of representation so it’s a very impressive achievement. Well done and congratulations to you all!  Junior Women Mikayla Cooper Abigail George Joanna George Arabella Phillips Nea Shingler Emily Sorensen Junior Men Dante Afnan Jensen Key Grant Reinbott Blake Reinbott Ewan Shingler David Stocks At the OA … Read More

NOL round 3 & 4

Fredrik Johansson2021 Archive, High Performance, High Performance News

Thanks to those who completed the survey regarding NOL and training camps. The National O League will continue as originally planned, with only 2 NOL rounds to go in Renmark and Broulee, so only 2 more weekends of high level racing in which to earn NOL points! NOL round 3 Entries close this Sunday night (18th) for the 2 races … Read More

Heading in the Right Direction: Why Schools Love the Fantastic New Orienteering Materials Available!

Jim Mackay2021 Archive, Featured News, News, Schools Development

        In 2020, Orienteering Australia developed a National Sporting Schools Orienteering Curriculum. The two new and exciting programs, for Primary School (Years 3-6) and Secondary School (Years 7-8) students, will be launching in Term 2, 2021. The program delivery guide and resources were created in a rigorous review process, culminating in pilot programs run across Australia. The feedback … Read More

No AUS-team at JWOC 2021

Fredrik Johansson2021 Archive, High Performance, High Performance News

At the OA Board meeting on 30th of March, a decision was made that Australia would not be sending athletes to JWOC 2021 due to ongoing travel restrictions and the COVID-19 situation in Turkey. Whilst unfortunate, the likelihood of this decision and the reasons behind it were signalled in the selection criteria. If JWOC 2021 is postponed to later in … Read More