Orienteering Australia has released 7 Getting Started guides. The booklets can be found on the Training Guides page. The guides were written by former OA officials Barbara Hill and Nick Dent, but for reasons unknown, were never released. OA thanks both Barbara and Nick for the work undertaken in developing the guides.
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
In preparation for the ASADA Enhanced Capability Act coming into force next week on the 10th August, and to ensure that orienteering is compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code, Orienteering Australia has updated its Anti-Doping Policy (see Operational Manual Section 5.12). One of the more significant changes in the anti-doping landscape that took place during 2020 was the creation of … Read More
Orienteering Australia (OA) is pleased to announce that it has contracted Mike McLaughlin of McLaughlin Sports Consultancy (MSC) to deliver both the National High Schools and Primary Schools Projects. As one of four submissions received by OA , after reviewing MSC’s proposals, a panel interview with Mike, and reference checking, OA had no hesitation in awarding MSC the two projects. Work has … Read More
Congratulations to OA Board member and IOF Vice President Mike Dowling who this evening was awarded an IOF Silver Pin by re-elected IOF President Leho Haldna. The IOF General Assembly was held virtually for the first time due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Mike was first elected to the IOF Council at the 2010 General Assembly in Trondheim, Norway and was … Read More
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
Following discussions at the 2019 annual conference the rules governing the Australian Schools Orienteering Championships have been updated. The new version of the rules can be found in the OA Operational Manual under section 2.5.
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
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 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