ORIENTEERING AUSTRALIA VACANCY – HEAD COACH

Paul Prudhoe2020 Archive, Coaching, High Performance, High Performance News

With the term of office for Orienteering Australia’s Head Coach coming to an end, Orienteering Australia is looking to fill the position, initially for the 2021 – 2022 period, with an option to continue in the role for a further two years by mutual agreement. The Orienteering Australia (OA) National Head Coach and High Performance (HP) Administrator have operational responsibility … Read More

ORIENTEERING AUSTRALIA VACANCY- HIGH PERFORMANCE ADMINISTRATOR

Paul Prudhoe2020 Archive, Administration, High Performance, High Performance News

As with the Head Coach role, the term of office of the current High Performance Administrator is coming to an end. Orienteering Australia is looking to fill the position for the 2021 – 2022 period, with an option to continue in the role for a further two years by mutual agreement. The Orienteering Australia (OA) National Head Coach and High … Read More

Important Spotlight on Disordered Eating in Sport

Paul Prudhoe2020 Archive

On Monday 7th September 2020, The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC) launched a call to action around awareness of poor self-image and poor body image among high-performance athletes, with the release of the AIS-NEDC Disordered Eating in High Performance Sport position statement and supporting resources. The position statement assists sporting organisations to address this serious, but often misunderstood area, enabling them to recognise … Read More

Positions vacant – revision of OA controller curricula

blair2020 Archive, Featured News, News, Technical

Orienteering Australia is seeking applicants who have an interest in controller accreditation, particularly from amongst its pool of past and present Level 3 controllers, to participate in the process of reviewing and updating OA’s controller curricula. In particular, an OA Controller Curricula Coordinator is sought for this project, for which Sport Australia Funding has been obtained by OA. Applicants are … Read More

Orienteering Tasmania’s Brodie Nankervis to deliver OA Coaching Syllabi Update project

Paul Prudhoe2020 Archive, Coaching, Featured News

Orienteering Australia (OA) is pleased to announce that Orienteering Tasmania’s Brodie Nankervis will deliver the Coaching Syllabi Update Project. As one of five submissions received by OA, three of which were from within the orienteering community, after reviewing Brodie’s proposal and a panel interview with him, OA had no hesitation in awarding Brodie the project. Work has already started on the … Read More

Cancellation of 2020 Australian MTBO Championships

Paul Prudhoe2020 Archive, Events, Featured News, Mountain Bike Orienteering, MTBO News

It is with much regret that the OA MTBO committee, in consultation with the event organisers, Newcastle Orienteering Club, have cancelled the 2020 Australian MTBO Championships, scheduled for September 19-20.      The current Covid-19 crisis in Victoria and smaller outbreaks in other states, resulting in travel restrictions, makes true national representation at the event impossible. The 2020 National MTBO Series is … Read More

Orienteering Australia updates Anti-Doping Policy

Paul Prudhoe2020 Archive, Administration, News

In preparation for the ASADA Enhanced Capability Act coming into force next week on the 10th August, and  to ensure that orienteering is compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code, Orienteering Australia has updated its Anti-Doping Policy (see Operational Manual Section 5.12). One of the more significant changes in the anti-doping landscape that took place during 2020 was the creation of … Read More

Orienteering Australia awards National High School and Primary School projects

Paul PrudhoeNews, Schools Development

Orienteering Australia (OA) is pleased to announce that it has contracted Mike McLaughlin of McLaughlin Sports Consultancy (MSC) to deliver both the National High Schools and Primary Schools Projects. As one of four submissions received by OA , after reviewing MSC’s proposals, a panel interview with Mike, and reference checking, OA had no hesitation in awarding MSC the two projects. Work has … Read More

Orienteering Australia’s Mike Dowling awarded IOF Silver Pin at 2020 IOF General Assembly

Paul Prudhoe2020 Archive, News

Congratulations to OA Board member and IOF Vice President Mike Dowling who this evening was awarded an IOF Silver Pin by re-elected IOF President Leho Haldna. The IOF General Assembly was held virtually for the first time due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Mike was first elected to the IOF Council at the 2010 General Assembly in Trondheim, Norway and was … Read More