Grant Applications Open – Sporting Schools Orienteering

Jim MackaySchools Development

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.

2020 NOL calendar released

Jim RussellHigh Performance, High Performance News, National League

The Calander of events that make up the 2020 NOL (National Orienteering League) has been released. It can be found HERE The season starts with Melbourne Sprint weekend on the 7-8 March, before heading to Orange for the Easter 3-days. The next round will be on the Gold Coast on the Anzac Day weekend, before the final round on the … Read More

Australia MTBO team wins 2019 Australia v New Zealand Challenge

Paul Prudhoe2019 Archive, Mountain Bike Orienteering, MTBO News

The annual Aus v NZ Challenge, held during the Australian MTBO Championship carnival at Maryborough, Victoria, saw Australia emerge victorious 18 points to 14.   The challenge was contested over the 8 age classes nominated by the visiting nation in each of the 4 races.   In both races 1 & 2 the teams shared the honours with 4 wins each.   In … Read More

Sprint Relay day in China

Jim Russell2019 Archive, High Performance, High Performance News

Sunday evening, Australian time was the Sprint Relay, with only the Sprint to go before the World Cup is wrapped up for season 2019. Nanhai Movie and TV Town was the venue, with the opening leg being a choice of one side or the other of the large hill that dominated the mapped area World of O article here    … Read More

World Cup final under way in China

Jim Russell2019 Archive, High Performance, High Performance News

The final races of the World Cup for 2019 are underway in China, Australia has a full team, of 6 Men and 6 Women. In the Middle today,  Brodie Nankervis was the best-placed Australian in the Men, with a place inside the top 50, with Krystal Neumann the best-placed Women, just outside the top 50 Results for the Middle are here Tomorrow, … Read More

Australian MTB Orienteering Titles

Kay Haarsma2019 Archive, Mountain Bike Orienteering, MTBO News

The most comprehensive Australian Championship MTBO carnival ever conducted takes place this weekend (Oct 25-27th) in the forests around Maryborough, Victoria. The program includes 4 individual races over different formats and distances plus a training event using the innovative MapRun technology.   There are competitors from Ireland, Great Britain & Hungary as well as 25 New Zealanders who are contesting an … Read More

Masters gold for Carolyn Jackson

Kay Haarsma2019 Archive, Mountain Bike Orienteering, MTBO News

Congratulations to orienteer Carolyn Jackson who again claimed gold in the recent World Masters Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships in Germany.   Despite inclement weather with 5 degrees temperature and rain that had the bike tracks resembling rivers, Carolyn was able to bring home gold in the long event and bronze medals in both the sprint & mass start races in the … Read More

2019 Australian Schools Honour Team

Paul Prudhoe2019 Archive, Featured News, Schools

Orienteering Australia is pleased to confirm the 2019 Australians Schools Orienteering Championships Honour Team as follows: Junior Girls Mikaela Gray (QLD), Milla Key (VIC)*, Iida Lehtonen (NSW), Nea Shingler (NSW) Junior Boys Torren Arthur (VIC), Aldo Bosman (WA), Alvin Craig (NSW), Sam Woolford (NSW) Senior Girls Mikayla Cooper (TAS), Ella Cuthbert (ACT), Zoe Melhuish (ACT), Caitlin Young (ACT) Senior Boys … Read More