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 2019

OA Director High Performance: Stephen Craig

Head Coach / Athlete Pathway Manager: Jim Russell

High Performance Administrator: Ian Prosser


World Championships (WOC) Coach: Jim Russell

World Championships (WOC) Manager and Assistant Coach: Lars Klyve

World University Championships (WUOC) Coach:

World University Championships (WUOC) Manager:

Junior World Championships (JWOC) Coach: Brodie Nankervis

Junior World Championships (JWOC) Manager and Assistant Coach: Krystal Neumann

Bushrangers Team Coach: Jim Russell

Bushrangers Team Manager and Assistant Coach: Brodie Nankervis


High Performance Squad Coach: Jim Russell

National Development Squad Coach: Natasha Rowe Key

Australian Junior Development Squad Coach: Brodie Nankervis

Targeted Talented Athlete Coordinator: Krystal Neumann

National MTBO Manager: 


National MTBO Coach: