Tax Deductable Donations through the Australian Sports Foundation

Paul Prudhoe2020 Archive, Administration, High Performance

The end of financial year is rapidly approaching with June 30 not far away, and OA is continuing its fundraising partnership with the Australian Sports Foundation to allow tax-deductible donations. Typically, June is the time when many community donors and philanthropists make their donations to the sports they support because from July 1, they will be able to lodge a … Read More


Paul Prudhoe2020 Archive, Administration, Coaching, High Performance

Orienteering Australia (OA) is seeking EOI submissions, from suitably qualified people or organisations, to update its three levels of coaching syllabus for use by State Orienteering Associations (SSOs) & Territory Orienteering Associations. Suppliers may wish to respond to one or more of the services sought by the EOI. It is possible that one supplier may wish to provide all services, or … Read More

Wildfire Sports supports National Orienteering League as official sponsor

Paul Prudhoe2020 Archive, High Performance, National League

Wildfire Sports and Trek has supported Australian elite orienteering since 2017, first by providing prizes for the ultra-long race and then by providing prizes for winners of National Orienteering League races and season winners. Orienteering Australia is now pleased to announce that Wildfire Sports and Trek  has joined as the official sponsor of the NOL and will continue to provide … Read More

New NOL pointscores for 2020

Ian Prosser2020 Archive, High Performance, National League

The National Orienteering League has changed to be a competition conducted over the first half of the season culminating in an exciting final weekend. The final weekend includes a chasing start race to determine the individual winners and a relay to determine the team winners. The last race will count in everyone’s season total for the individual competition. There are … Read More

Management team for JWOC in Turkey

Jim Russell2020 Archive, High Performance

Orienteering Australia is pleased to announce that Mikkel Kaae Nielsen and Warren Key have been appointed the Coach and Manager for this year’s Junior World Orienteering Champs (JWOC) in Turkey. Natasha Key will assist the team for the Pre JWOC acclimatisation week, with Brett Weihart helping out for the competition week. Mikkel is back. After being an assistant last year, … Read More

2020 WOC and WUOC team officials

Ian Prosser2020 Archive, High Performance, High Performance News

Orienteering Australia is pleased to announce 2020 national team manager and coach positions as follows: World Orienteering Championships, Denmark, July Coach: Wendy Read Manager and Assistant Coach: Stefano Raus Assistant Coach: Jim Russell World University Orienteering Championships, Russia, July Coach: Henry McNulty Manager and Assistant Coach: Natasha Key Wendy is rejoining as a WOC official after a few years rest; … Read More

Australian MTBO Team Selection – Call for Nominations

Paul Prudhoe2020 Archive, High Performance, Mountain Bike Orienteering

Nominations have now opened for the 2020 Oz MTBO Team. We’re looking for male and female riders in the Junior (M/W20) or Elite (M/W21) classes to represent Australia at the World Champs, in the Czech Republic in August. Nominations are open until 21st March. Use this link to submit your details – The team selection criteria can be found … Read More

OA National Manager Coaching Development Announced

Paul Prudhoe2020 Archive, Coaching, High Performance

Orienteering Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of Newcastle Orienteering Club member Russell Blatchford as the new National Manager, Coaching Development. Russell joins the OA High Performance team with a wealth of orienteering knowledge and extensive professional experience. Before retiring in 2018 Russell was a secondary PDHPE Teacher for 36 years, during which time he had the roles of … Read More

2020 Development Camp – Cancelled

Jim Russell2020 Archive, High Performance

In the current Fire (and smoke) situation that is in NSW (and other States), OA and I have decided that the best and only thing to do, is to cancel the upcoming Junior Development Camp that was going to be in the Newcastle area from the 3rd to 8th of January, 2020. As a sport, that has its playing fields … Read More

2020 National Squads Announced

Ian Prosser2019 Archive, High Performance

The senior and junior selection panels have named squads for 2020 which can be found here. These are provisional squads which will be revised after Easter. Additional athletes who meet the standards will be added then and athletes who are not active in high performance activities may be removed to make way for those who are active. We are also … Read More