Nominate for the 2022 MTBO Team

Craig Steffens2020 Archive

Nominations are now open for the 2022 Australian MTBO team. We’re looking for Junior and Senior riders who care eligible to compete in M/W20 and M/W21 classes as we’re hoping to send a team to the World Champs this year. Selection trials for the team will be held at the Australian MTBO Championships in Newcastle, NSW on 25-27th March. You … Read More

2022 JWOC Training Group

Brodie Nankervis2021 Archive, Coaching, High Performance News

Do you think you might want to try for JWOC next year? We are putting together a 2022 JWOC training group that will be open for all who are interested.  The group will be led by both the High Performance Management Group and the JWOC coach and manager once appointed. It’s been hard to have any definite plans recently but … Read More

OA National Team Positions 2022

Fredrik Johansson2021 Archive, High Performance, High Performance News

Orienteering Australia is seeking volunteers to fill team manager and coach positions for WOC, JWOC and WUOC(subject to any further COVID-19 restrictions). ● World Orienteering Championships, Denmark, 25-30th June 2022 ● Junior World Orienteering Championships, Portugal, 10-16th July 2022 Further details of the events can be found at Team managers and coaches will have their travel costs paid for … Read More

November Athlete Interview – Olivia Sprod

Brodie Nankervis2020 Archive

This month Brodie sat down with Olivia Sprod, South Australian elite orienteer who is on the rise, with an impressive NOL season in 2021. Olivia has had her fair share of Australian representation in the past, racing at JWOC in 2014 and 2015, then WUOC in 2018. Recently she has broken into the senior women ranks, being selected in the … Read More

October Athlete Interview – Patrick Jaffe

Brodie Nankervis2020 Archive

Last month Brodie Nankervis sat down with Patrick Jaffe, one of Australia’s leading senior elites. Patrick has represented Australia at 4 Junior World Champs (2015-2018), at the world championships in Norway in 2019 and was selected in the 2021 team that unfortunately did not get to travel. Extremely passionate about the sport, Pat is also involved with event organisation, coaching and … Read More

Senior National Team Squads

Fredrik Johansson2021 Archive, High Performance, High Performance News

OA would like to announce the 2 National Senior Squads going into 2022. We are trialling a different squad setup – High Performance and National Development. We are very excited to have secured 2 fantastic leadership teams with loads of experience to help guide the 2 senior squads. HP – Matthew Crane , Jo Allison and Grant Bluett ND – … Read More

National Integrity Manager/Unit – at least one volunteer needed

shanej2021 Archive

A federal Government body, Sport Integrity Australia, was created last year to set up and administer a National Integrity Framework. This will cover sports people’s behaviour other than during competition. Orienteering, as a recognised sport, will be required from next year to have a National Integrity Unit to administer the Framework. The Unit’s role is highly responsible. But, the Sport … Read More

National Awards & Trophies Manager – volunteer position(s)

shanej2021 Archive

Orienteering Australia has around 20 different types of annual awards and trophies.Quite a few of these include a permanent trophy.OA is seeking a volunteer (or two/three) to administer these awards and trophies.This includes coordinating voting for volunteer awards, arranging for trophies to be engraved and transported.The Manager will also be responsible for reviewing the awards and trophies to ensure we … Read More

New OA Director

shanej2021 Archive

OA has appointed Brett Weihart to the Board as Director. With over 25 years of orienteering in Scandinavia including 3 years of coaching at WOC for the Australian team, Brett has a wealth of experience which will be very useful for the Board going forward. Brett also brings to the Board vast corporate experience with executive roles both within the … Read More