Orienteering Australia – Executive Officer

Paul Prudhoe2021 Archive, About OA, Administration, Featured News

Orienteering Australia is seeking a new Executive Officer, following the retirement of Paul Prudhoe, who was in the position since 2017. The successful candidate will play a significant leadership role in OA’s developing organisation and will also lead the management of Orienteering Australia’s relationship with Sport Australia. Reporting to the Chair and the Board, the Executive Officer will work closely … Read More

JWOC 2021 honour team

Fredrik Johansson2021 Archive, High Performance, High Performance News

 Orienteering Australia is pleased to announce the Australian honour team for JWOC 2021. This is the highest level of representation so it’s a very impressive achievement. Well done and congratulations to you all!  Junior Women Mikayla Cooper Abigail George Joanna George Arabella Phillips Nea Shingler Emily Sorensen Junior Men Dante Afnan Jensen Key Grant Reinbott Blake Reinbott Ewan Shingler David Stocks At the OA … Read More

NOL round 3 & 4

Fredrik Johansson2021 Archive, High Performance, High Performance News

Thanks to those who completed the survey regarding NOL and training camps. The National O League will continue as originally planned, with only 2 NOL rounds to go in Renmark and Broulee, so only 2 more weekends of high level racing in which to earn NOL points! NOL round 3 Entries close this Sunday night (18th) for the 2 races … Read More

Heading in the Right Direction: Why Schools Love the Fantastic New Orienteering Materials Available!

Jim Mackay2021 Archive, Featured News, News, Schools Development

        In 2020, Orienteering Australia developed a National Sporting Schools Orienteering Curriculum. The two new and exciting programs, for Primary School (Years 3-6) and Secondary School (Years 7-8) students, will be launching in Term 2, 2021. The program delivery guide and resources were created in a rigorous review process, culminating in pilot programs run across Australia. The feedback … Read More

No AUS-team at JWOC 2021

Fredrik Johansson2021 Archive, High Performance, High Performance News

At the OA Board meeting on 30th of March, a decision was made that Australia would not be sending athletes to JWOC 2021 due to ongoing travel restrictions and the COVID-19 situation in Turkey. Whilst unfortunate, the likelihood of this decision and the reasons behind it were signalled in the selection criteria. If JWOC 2021 is postponed to later in … Read More

Silva Medal 2021

Darryl Erbacher2011 Archive, News

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 and the Asia … Read More

2021 Orienteering Australia AGM and Committee Meetings – Update

Paul Prudhoe2021 Archive, Administration, Coaching, Events, High Performance, Mapping, Technical

The 2021 Orienteering Australia Annual General Meeting will take place at Molong Central School Hall, 68-70 Phillip St, Molong NSW 2866 on Sunday 4th April 2021 at 3pm. The  AGM Agenda and associated papers can be found here – 2021 AGM Agenda and Papers The timetable for Committee meetings, also being held at the Central School Molong (on Saturday 3rd April) is: … Read More

2021 Family Training Camp during Easter 2021 Carnival Week

Paul Prudhoe2021 Archive, Coaching, Learn

EASTER CARNIVAL Family  Training Camp Friday 2 April – Saturday 10 April All juniors and their families are invited! And anyone who feels there’s room for improvement! Here’s the carnival website THIS TRAINING CAMP IS FOR: Those just starting, Those feeling competitive, and Those just wanting to socialise in the great outdoors!! ONSW and OACT have combined to organise a series of … Read More

MTBO Update – Re World Championships & National Squad

Kay Haarsma2020 Archive

Formal notice that OA will NOT be sending a team to the 2021 WORLD MTBO Championships.   (The 2021 WOC & JWOC MTBO World Champs are scheduled to be held in Finland from 8th June.) This decision came about after consultation with state MTBO representatives and was then endorsed by the OA Board.  Reasons being that it is extremely unlikely … Read More