Four new inductees into Orienteering Australia Hall of Fame

blairFeatured News, News, Uncategorized

Four new members have been inducted into the Orienteering Australia Hall of Fame. Hermann Wehner has been inducted into the Athlete Division. Hermann has a long history of outstanding national and international performances in masters-level competition, most recently his gold medal in the M90 sprint in the 2017 World Masters Orienteering Championships. Three new members have been inducted into the … Read More

Barbara and Ron Junghans win Silva Award for Services to Orienteering

blairFeatured News, News

The annual Silva Award for Services to Orienteering in Australia has been presented to Barbara and Ron Junghans. This award reflects their contribution to orienteering in Australia over a period of decades, culminating in their stewardship of the highly successful 2017 Australian Championships carnival. Other major service awards announced at Easter were made to Bob Mouatt (David Hogg Medal for … Read More

Lucy Mackie named as 2017 Athlete of the Year

blairFeatured News, MTBO News, News, Uncategorized

Congratulations to Lucy Mackie (NSW) who was named as 2017 Athlete of the Year by Orienteering Australia at Easter. This was due to her great results at the Junior World MTBO Championships in Lithuania last year, winning a silver medal in the middle & placing a close 7th in the long.This follows further outstanding results in 2016. She is only … Read More

Schedule of OA meetings for Easter 2018

blairFeatured News, News

The following Orienteering Australia meetings will happen this weekend: Saturday 31 March Room 1 4.00-5.00             Schools 5.00-6.00             Coaching   Room 2 4.00-5.15             Mapping 5.15-6.30             Technical   Room 3 4.00-5.00             IT 5.00-6.00             Participation and development Sunday 1 April 5.00                       Orienteering Australia AGM All meetings will take place at the Domain Athletics Centre, Hobart.

Archive of Australian Championship results now online

blairFeatured News, News

The Australian Orienteering Championships have been taking place since 1971 (with some question marks about the official status of the 1971 event, which took place before Orienteering Australia was formed). A file with the full set of results from the Long Distance event (which was the only all-ages individual event prior to 2006) is now available. This file is sorted … Read More

Paul Prudhoe appointed as OA Executive Officer

blairFeatured News, News

Orienteering Australia is pleased to announce that Paul Prudhoe has been appointed as Executive Officer. Paul has previously served as Executive Officer and President of Orienteering NSW, as well as in a number of significant roles in the corporate sector, and we look forward to his joining Orienteering Australia. He will take up his position as of 1 November. Paul … Read More

OA Executive Officer and Administrative Support Officer – applications wanted

blairFeatured News, News

With the forthcoming retirement of John Harding after years of outstanding service, Orienteering Australia is seeking an Executive Officer to lead the sport into the coming years in Australia. We are also seeking an Administration Support Officer to support the Executive Officer in their work.   Applications are sought for suitable candidates to fill these positions. The Orienteering Australia office … Read More

Lucy Mackie Wins Silver

shanejFeatured News, MTBO News

Lucy Mackie has won Silver at the World Mountain Bike Championships Middle distance in Lithuania. Just 2 minutes behind the Czech star rider Veronika Kubinova. Younger brother Fergus had a top 10 finish in his race finishing 9th. Glen Charlton debuted in a tough MTBO at 67th. More on the ONSW site. Also check out the event website: (Seniors are … Read More

Round-up of Australian WOC and JWOC results

blairFeatured News, High Performance News, News

The World Orienteering Championships in Estonia and the Junior World Orienteering Championships in Finland are now completed. A round-up of the Australian results is below. World Orienteering Championships Sprint Henry McNulty – 37th Krystal Neumann – 39th Natasha Key – mispunch in final Belinda Lawford – 20th in qualifying Simon Uppill – 21st in qualifying Brodie Nankervis – 24th in … Read More

Australian gold rush at World Masters

blairFeatured News, News

In an extraordinary day of results at the World Masters Orienteering Championships sprint final in Auckland, Australia won 12 of the 23 gold medals on offer. This included a clean sweep of the medals in W45, and a double in W35. So complete was the dominance of the green and gold that Ugly Gully on its own, with three gold … Read More