Orienteering Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of Newcastle Orienteering Club member Russell Blatchford as the new National Manager, Coaching Development. Russell joins the OA High Performance team with a wealth of orienteering knowledge and extensive professional experience. Before retiring in 2018 Russell was a secondary PDHPE Teacher for 36 years, during which time he had the roles of … Read More
In the current Fire (and smoke) situation that is in NSW (and other States), OA and I have decided that the best and only thing to do, is to cancel the upcoming Junior Development Camp that was going to be in the Newcastle area from the 3rd to 8th of January, 2020. As a sport, that has its playing fields … Read More
The senior and junior selection panels have named squads for 2020 which can be found here. These are provisional squads which will be revised after Easter. Additional athletes who meet the standards will be added then and athletes who are not active in high performance activities may be removed to make way for those who are active. We are also … Read More
Hannah Meg Goddard 24.7.1997 – 7.12.2019. Forever in our hearts. Orienteering Australia was very sad to hear of the passing of Hannah Goddard (EVOC) after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Hannah was a wonderfully gifted all round athlete in orienteering, netball and rowing. She was a member of Tasmanian schools orienteering team for many years; a member of … Read More
Orienteering Australia is seeking volunteers to fill team manager and coach positions for three world level teams in 2020: Junior World Orienteering Championships, Turkey, 28 June – 4 July; World Orienteering Championships (Sprint), Denmark. 5 – 11 July ; and World University Orienteering Championships, Russia, 14-18 July. Further details of the events can be found at eventor.orienteering.org. Team managers and … Read More
Selection criteria have been published and nominations are open for the following national teams in 2020: World Orienteering Championships Junior World Orienteering Championships World University Orienteering Championships Selection criteria can be found here. Nominations are via the online form here.
These will be held on the weekend of April 4-5 based in Beechworth, Victoria. The trials are for both the elite and the Junior (U21yrs) World Championships teams. A maximum of 6 men and women in each category are eligible for selection. Orienteering Australia would especially like to see many junior representatives try for the team. The two events will … Read More
Australian MTBO Team Coach & Team Manager positions for the 2020 World Championships team to the Czech Republic are sought. Both officials will need to be overseas for about 2 weeks, approx. from 9-23 August, to allow for a training period before WOC. The coach will conduct at least one training camp within Australia; organise the 7 day pre-Championship training … Read More
Applications are sought for key position within High Performance and Coaching Orienteering Australia (OA) is seeking a passionate leader to facilitate the development of orienteering coaching nationally. The successful candidate will be appointed initially for a one year term, with the role to be reviewed (subject to available funding) and extended if possible for an additional one year term. The … Read More
Applications for Sporting Schools orienteering funding in Term 1 2020 are open until 22 Nov 2019. Local state coaches available to run programs in schools. Local mappers available to map school grounds with early notice required. Workshops available Australia-wide for teacher accreditation to facilitate teacher-led programs.