2023 Oceania Championships Update

Arpad KocsikUncategorized

  A reminder that the 2023 Oceania Championships will be held in Tasmania from January 7 to 12. The program is: Jan 7      Sprint Distance                  Launceston Jan 9      Long Distance                    St Helens Jan 11    Middle Distance                St Helens Jan 12    Relay                            … Read More

THANK YOU ORIENTEERING VOLUNTEERS!

Arpad KocsikUncategorized

This week is National Volunteer Week which is Australia’s largest annual celebration of volunteering. As part of National Volunteer Week, Orienteering Australia pays tribute to the vast number of people within our community who volunteer their time at every level to allow us all to enjoy our fantastic sport. We are a sport totally dependent on the goodwill of our … Read More

Darryl ErbacherUncategorized

Silva Medal 2022 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 … Read More

New OA Board Member – Anna Sheldon

Linda BurridgeUncategorized

Orienteering Australia is delighted to welcome Anna Sheldon to the OA Board. Anna joins the board of Orienteering Australia as Director – Technical.  Anna is a life-long orienteer based in Brisbane, and knows the Australian orienteering scene inside out; whether it be officiating, competing or coaching. She brings the experience of her recently completed eight-year term as Technical Director for Orienteering … Read More

New OA Board Member – Clare Hawthorne

Linda BurridgeUncategorized

Orienteering Australia is pleased to welcome Clare Hawthorne to the OA Board as Director (High Performance). Clare grew up in Tasmania, where she spent many long hours travelling to orienteering events in the back of the family Kingswood. After several years of enforced participation – during which she memorized every lyric of Glenn Campbell’s Greatest Hits from the one cassette tape on … Read More

New OA Board Member – Troy de Haas

Linda BurridgeUncategorized

Orienteering Australia is delighted to welcome Troy de Haas to the OA Board as Director (Marketing and Communications). Troy de Haas joins the Orienteering Australia board of directors after two-decades as a sports industry leader and former elite athlete. Troy brings more than 10 years of executive experience and insights, including Global Director of Sports & Marketing at BMC in Switzerland, … Read More

MTBO Team Manager Appointed

Linda BurridgeUncategorized

OA is pleased to announce that Hamish Mackie from NSW will fulfil the role of Australian MTBO Team Manager for 2022. Hamish is an accomplished MTBO competitor and has team manager experience from previous trips to Europe. With the MTBO World Championship fast approaching, Hamish and the Australian MTBO Team riders have a busy few months ahead, to plan and … Read More

2022 Australian MTBO Team

Linda BurridgeUncategorized

The OA MTBO Selection Team wishes to advise that Will Whittington from Tasmania and Ricky Thackray from Victoria have been selected for the 2022 team.The selection trials took place as part of the Australian MTBO Champs at Newcastle, in challenging conditions, that tested riders and bikes alike. With the World MTBO Championships being held in Sweden in July, the team … Read More

OA 2022 AGM

Linda BurridgeUncategorized

 The OA 2022 AGM will be held on the 11th of April 2022 at 8:00pm AEST by Zoom.An Agenda and Zoom invitation can be found here. Only nominated State representatives will have the right to vote.Items for discussion include: Nominations for Directors Nominations for Committee Chairpersons Motions or general business To read the full Notice for OA Annual General Meeting including … Read More