Positions vacant – revision of OA controller curricula

blair2020 Archive, Featured News, News, Technical

Orienteering Australia is seeking applicants who have an interest in controller accreditation, particularly from amongst its pool of past and present Level 3 controllers, to participate in the process of reviewing and updating OA’s controller curricula. In particular, an OA Controller Curricula Coordinator is sought for this project, for which Sport Australia Funding has been obtained by OA. Applicants are … Read More

Orienteering Tasmania’s Brodie Nankervis to deliver OA Coaching Syllabi Update project

Paul Prudhoe2020 Archive, Coaching, Featured News

Orienteering Australia (OA) is pleased to announce that Orienteering Tasmania’s Brodie Nankervis will deliver the Coaching Syllabi Update Project. As one of five submissions received by OA, three of which were from within the orienteering community, after reviewing Brodie’s proposal and a panel interview with him, OA had no hesitation in awarding Brodie the project. Work has already started on the … Read More

Cancellation of 2020 Australian MTBO Championships

Paul Prudhoe2020 Archive, Events, Featured News, Mountain Bike Orienteering, MTBO News

It is with much regret that the OA MTBO committee, in consultation with the event organisers, Newcastle Orienteering Club, have cancelled the 2020 Australian MTBO Championships, scheduled for September 19-20.      The current Covid-19 crisis in Victoria and smaller outbreaks in other states, resulting in travel restrictions, makes true national representation at the event impossible. The 2020 National MTBO Series is … Read More

Schedule for forthcoming Australian Championships confirmed

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Following the rescheduling of this year’s Australian Championships, the resultant rescheduling for the coming years has now been confirmed. The Australian Championships carnival will be held in Tasmania in 2021, Victoria in 2022, Western Australia in 2023 and New South Wales in 2024. Tasmania and Victoria both move back a year from their original allocation, while NSW moves back two … Read More

Orienteering Australia Hall of Fame Inductees

Paul Prudhoe2020 Archive, Featured News, News

At last week’s (virtual) AGM, Orienteering Australia President Blair Trewin, in addition to the annual Service Award winners, announced the 2020 inductees to OA’s Hall of Fame. At the same time the  previous 2019 inductees were also announced. The Orienteering Australia Hall of Fame was inaugurated in 2016. The Hall of Fame recognises both those who have been outstanding performers as … Read More

Orienteering Australia Annual Awards

Paul Prudhoe2020 Archive, Featured News, News

At last week’s (virtual) AGM, Orienteering Australia President Blair Trewin announced the recipients of the 2019 OA Service Awards. Each year Orienteering Australia recognises the contribution and service by its volunteers through the presentation of perpetual awards, special awards and certificates of appreciation. The 2019 winner’s are: Silva Award for Services to Orienteering : Greg Bacon (Newcastle Orienteering Club, NSW) Greg … Read More

Aston Key named as Athlete of the Year

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Aston Key has been named as Orienteering Australia’s Athlete of the Year for 2019. In July, he became the second Australian to win a gold medal at the Junior World Orienteering Championships when he won the sprint event in Denmark. He followed this up with a bronze medal in the long distance, and a fifth place in the middle distance. … Read More

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Australian orienteering events

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On 13 March, the Australian Prime Minister announced that “holding non-essential, organised public gatherings of more than 500 people” should not proceed. The Australian 3-Days Easter 2020, NSW Middle and Long Distance Championships and mid-week events have been postponed to Easter 2021 and the week following Easter 2021. The 3-Days scheduled for Queensland and the ACT in 2021 and 2022 … Read More