High Performance and Coaching

High Performance and Coaching are the responsibilities of the Orienteering Australia High Performance Group (HPG).

The HPG is led by the OA Director, High Performance, and supported by the Head Coach, the Manager  – High Performance Administration, Manager – Coaching Development and the Manager – Coaching and Officiating Administration.

To foster and co-ordinate HP and Coaching across Australian orienteering in accordance with the objectives of the OA Strategic Plan there is an OA select committee consisting of the HPG, plus two representatives from each State (representing High Performance and Coaching) plus one athlete representative from the National High Performance and Development Squads. The select committee operates according to its Terms of Reference.

High Performance Positions 2021

OA Director High Performance: TBA

Head Coach : Natasha Key

Manager, Coaching Development: Brodie Nankervis

High Performance Administrator: Fredrik Johansson

Manager Coaching & Officiating Administration: Jim Mackay

National Sporting Schools Coordinator: Jim Mackay

Assistant Head Coach: Jim Russel

World Championships (WOC) Coach: Brett Weihart

World Championships (WOC) Manager and Assistant Coach: 

World University Championships (WUOC) Coach:

World University Championships (WUOC) Manager:

Junior World Championships (JWOC) Coach: 

Junior World Championships (JWOC) Manager and Assistant Coach: 

Bushrangers Team Coach:

Bushrangers Team Manager and Assistant Coach:


High Performance Squad Coach:

National Development Squad Coach: 

Australian Junior Development Squad Coach: 

Targeted Talented Athlete Coordinator: 

National MTBO Manager: 


National MTBO Coach: