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

Orienteering Australia Appointments – WOC Coach

Fredrik Johansson2020 Archive, High Performance, High Performance News, News

Orienteering Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of Brett Weihart as WOC Coach. WOC 2021 is held in the Czech Republic 3-9 July around the town of Doksy. Brett, originally from Adelaide and currently residing in Sweden is a former JWOC representative (competing at first ever JWOC in Sweden, 1990 (40th position in individual long – best non-European result) and Australia … Read More

Selection panels published for WOC and JWOC 2021

Fredrik Johansson2020 Archive, High Performance, High Performance News

Senior Selection Panel 2021 Fredrik Johansson, Chair of Selectors (non-voting) Bruce Arthur, Selector Tracy Marsh, Selector Natasha Key, Head Coach Brett Weihart, WOC Coach   Junior Selection Panel 2021 Fredrik Johansson, Chair of Selectors (non-voting) Cathy McComb, Selector Natasha Key, Head Coach Jim Russell, Assistant Head Coach   The list of nominees for the WOC / JWOC teams 2021 can … Read More

Orienteering Australia Appointments – Head Coach and Manager, Coaching Development

Paul Prudhoe2021 Archive, Coaching, High Performance, High Performance News, News

Orienteering Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of Natasha (Tash) Key as Head Coach, and Brodie Nankervis as Manager, Coaching Development. As many members might know, Tash has a long and successful history in orienteering, having represented Australia since 1994, competing in 10 World Championships, numerous world cups, World Games  and competed in the Australian domestic program since 1990. Tash is suitably … Read More

National Team Positions 2021

Fredrik Johansson2021 Archive, High Performance, High Performance News

Orienteering Australia is seeking volunteers to fill team manager and coach positions for WOC and JWOC teams in 2021 (subject to COVID-19 – see below). World Orienteering Championships, Czech Republic, 3 – 9 July Junior World Orienteering Championships, Turkey, 9 – 16 July Further details of the events can be found at eventor.orienteering.org. Team managers and coaches will have their … Read More

ORIENTEERING AUSTRALIA – NATIONAL HEAD COACH

Paul Prudhoe2021 Archive, Coaching, High Performance, High Performance News

With the term of office for Orienteering Australia’s Head Coach ending, Orienteering Australia is looking to fill the position, initially for the 2021 – 2022 period, with an option to continue in the role for a further two years by mutual agreement. The Orienteering Australia (OA) National Head Coach and High Performance (HP) Administrator have operational responsibility for OA’s HP … Read More

ORIENTEERING AUSTRALIA – NATIONAL MANAGER OF COACHING DEVELOPMENT

Paul Prudhoe2021 Archive, Coaching, Featured News, High Performance, High Performance News

Orienteering Australia (OA) is seeking a passionate leader to continue the development of orienteering coaching nationally. The successful candidate will be appointed initially for a one year term with extension by mutual agreement for an additional one year term. The National Manager of Coaching Development has focus on securing a coaching development strategy between clubs, states and OA to enhance … Read More

ORIENTEERING AUSTRALIA ANNOUNCES NEW HIGH PERFORMANCE ADMINISTRATOR

Paul Prudhoe2021 Archive, Administration, Featured News, High Performance, High Performance News

Orienteering Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of Fredrik Johansson as the incoming High Performance Administrator. Fredrik brings to the role a vast amount of knowledge and experience, and more than a little Swedish influence. Fredrik, originally from Sweden, moved to Australia 10 years ago and has been a member of Melbourne Forest Racers since 2012. Fredrik started orienteering … Read More

Sport Integrity Australia – Anti-Doping Updates

Paul Prudhoe2020 Archive, Coaching, Featured News, High Performance, High Performance News, News

As the end of the year is fast approaches Sport Integrity Australia (SIA) have released three updates. Annual Course update – now released 2021 World Anti-Doping Code – comes into effect 1 January 2021 (the Australian National Anti-Doping Policy has now been adopted by OA) 2021 Prohibited List changes – effective 1 January 2021 Annual Update 2021 Sport Integrity Australia’s Annual Update … Read More