National League climax at Broulee

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Aston Key and Grace Crane are the senior National Orienteering League champions for 2021 after today’s final individual round in the sand-dune terrain of Broulee. Key started in front in the chasing-start format and was never headed, doing the day’s fastest time in his eighth win from ten 2021 rounds, with Patrick Jaffe and Brodie Nankervis in the minor placings. … Read More

WOC 2021 Merit Team

Fredrik Johansson2021 Archive, High Performance, High Performance News, News

Orienteering Australia is pleased to announce the Australian merit team for WOC 2021. This is the highest level of representation so it’s a very impressive achievement. Well done and congratulations to you all! Women Grace Crane Tara Melhuish Krystal Neumann Olivia Sprod Men Matt Doyle Patrick Jaffe Aston Key (Oceania champion middle) Henry McNulty Brodie Nankervis (Oceania champion sprint,long) The … Read More

Crane and Key at the top in NOL long distance

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Grace Crane and Aston Key took the honours in today’s National Orienteering League long distance race, at the SA State Championships at Crooked Straight near Renmark. It was Key’s seventh win from nine rounds, while Crane took her third victory of the season, all of them in long distance races. Key ended up with a reasonably comfortable win, over three … Read More

Key, Neumann take National League middle distance

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Aston Key and Krystal Neumann took out today’s middle distance National Orienteering League races at Bunyip Reach, near Renmark in South Australia. Neumann was a comfortable winner, establishing a big lead early after her nearest rivals lost time early, and going on to a four-minute lead. Grace Crane edged out Asha Steer for second, with Olivia Sprod just behind. It … Read More

Heading in the Right Direction: Why Schools Love the Fantastic New Orienteering Materials Available!

Jim Mackay2021 Archive, Featured News, News, Schools Development

        In 2020, Orienteering Australia developed a National Sporting Schools Orienteering Curriculum. The two new and exciting programs, for Primary School (Years 3-6) and Secondary School (Years 7-8) students, will be launching in Term 2, 2021. The program delivery guide and resources were created in a rigorous review process, culminating in pilot programs run across Australia. The feedback … Read More

Silva Medal 2021

Darryl Erbacher2011 Archive, News

The Silva Medal is awarded to the Australian orienteer who best performs relative to their class in specified events. 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 State Championship conducted at the 3-Days carnival and the Australian Championships Carnival and the Asia … 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

Orienteering Australia – Executive Officer

Paul Prudhoe2021 Archive, About OA, Administration, Featured News, News

Orienteering Australia is seeking a new Executive Officer, following the forthcoming retirement of Paul Prudhoe, who has been in the position since 2017. The successful candidate will play a significant leadership role in OA’s developing organisation and will also lead the management of Orienteering Australia’s relationship with Sport Australia. Reporting to the Chair and the Board, the Executive Officer will … 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