Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Australian orienteering events

blair2020 Archive, Featured News, News

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

2019 Australian Schools Honour Team

Paul Prudhoe2019 Archive, Featured News, Schools

Orienteering Australia is pleased to confirm the 2019 Australians Schools Orienteering Championships Honour Team as follows: Junior Girls Mikaela Gray (QLD), Milla Key (VIC)*, Iida Lehtonen (NSW), Nea Shingler (NSW) Junior Boys Torren Arthur (VIC), Aldo Bosman (WA), Alvin Craig (NSW), Sam Woolford (NSW) Senior Girls Mikayla Cooper (TAS), Ella Cuthbert (ACT), Zoe Melhuish (ACT), Caitlin Young (ACT) Senior Boys … Read More

2019 Silva Medal – Progress Scores after the Australian Long Championships

Darryl Erbacher2019 Archive, Featured News, News

Silva Medal 2019 Progress Scores after Australian Long After seven events that contribute to the determination of the winner of the Silva Medal 3 orienteers have achieved the maximum points (24) with at least 6 wins. They are Robin Uppill and Bruce Arthur with 7 wins and Stephen Craig with 6 wins. 6 other orienteers can achieve 6 wins with … Read More

Australian WOC history updated

blair2019 Archive, Featured News, News

The Australian WOC results history has been updated. After WOC 2019, Simon Uppill has matched Natasha Key on 10 WOC appearances, and has set a new Australian record of 31 WOC events. (He also equalled his personal-best result with 30th in the middle). Patrick Jaffe and Mary Fleming made their debuts, Brodie Nankervis ran in his first individual final, and … Read More

Manager sought for 2019 Australian-New Zealand Challenge Team

Paul Prudhoe2019 Archive, Events, Featured News, News

A manager is sought for the Australian team for the 2019 Australia-New Zealand Orienteering Challenge, to be contested as part of the 2019 Oceania Championships from Saturday 28th September to Sunday 6th October in NSW and Victoria. The manager will be responsible for organising the team and has a number of formal responsibilities under the Challenge rules (mostly relating to agreements between … Read More

Australian WOC history now online

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With the 2019 World Orienteering Championships set to start in Norway next week, Orienteering Australia has published a history of Australian WOC performances, since Rod Dominish became the first Australian to compete at WOC in 1972. Hanny Allston remains Australia’s only medallist with her sprint gold in 2006. Four other Australians have top-ten individual results: Kathryn Ewels (Preston) (5th, 2009 … Read More

Four new inductees into Orienteering Australia Hall of Fame

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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

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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