Silva Medal

Darryl Erbacher2021 Archive, News

The Silva Medal is awarded annually for performances in national events as defined in the Operations Manual, The Silva Medal 2.17 clause 2c: ‘Points are awarded for Days 1, 2 and 3 of the Australian 3-Days Championship, the Australian Long Distance Championships, the Australian Middle Distance Championships, the Australian Sprint Championships, any international events conducted in Australia open to all … Read More

Call for nominations for Orienteering Australia awards

blair2021 Archive, Featured News, News

Orienteering Australia makes a number of awards annually. Nominations are now called for the following awards: Silva Award for Services to Orienteering Silva Award for Services to Orienteering Coaching David Hogg Award for Services to Event Management Details of these awards, and the criteria for selection, are available through the OA Awards page. Nominations are also called for new inductees … 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

Positions vacant – revision of OA controller curricula

blair2020 Archive, Featured News, News, Technical

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

Orienteering Australia updates Anti-Doping Policy

Paul Prudhoe2020 Archive, Administration, News

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 awards National High School and Primary School projects

Paul PrudhoeNews, Schools Development

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

Orienteering Australia’s Mike Dowling awarded IOF Silver Pin at 2020 IOF General Assembly

Paul Prudhoe2020 Archive, News

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

Schedule for forthcoming Australian Championships confirmed

blair2020 Archive, Events, Featured News, News

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