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
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
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
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.