Silva Medal – Progress After 7 Events

Darryl ErbacherUncategorized

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

Orienteering Australia seeking nominations for 2024 National Squads

Brodie Nankervis2023 Archive, High Performance

Orienteering Australia is seeking nominations for its two national squads for 2024.  High Performance Squad: designed to meet the needs of athletes aiming to excel at the World Orienteering Championships. National Development Squad: designed to meet the needs of developing orienteers aiming for representation at Junior and University World Championships. Orienteering Australia will continue to support states to organise squads … Read More

August Athlete/Coach interview with Grant Bluett

Brodie Nankervis2023 Archive, Athlete Profiles, Coaching, High Performance

Last month Brodie interviewed Grant Bluett, one of Australia’s most successful orienteers on the world stage. Grant won gold at the World Games in 2001, the first ever senior individual medal by a non-European. His best results at the World Orienteering Championships include 8th in the sprint in 2003 and being part of the men’s relay team, which came 6th … Read More

2024 NOL calendar

Fredrik Johansson2023 Archive, High Performance, High Performance News, National League

The 2024 NOL (National Orienteering League) Calender is available HERE The season starts with Round 1  in Tasmania on the 17-18 February , before heading to South Australia for the Easter Australian 3-days (29th of March-1th of April). The next round will be the Brisbane sprints on the Anzac Day weekend(25-28th of April), before the final round in ACT on … Read More

2022 OA Annual Report Released

Mike DowlingNews

Orienteering Australia (OA) is pleased to release the 2022 Annual Report covering the activities OA as the National Sporting Organisation (NSO) of orienteering in Australia. OA extends a sincere thank you to everyone who contributed to the sport in the 2022 calendar year. A link to the 2022 Annual Report can be found HERE.

Australian team for the AUS/NZL MTBO Challenge

Craig Steffens2023 Archive, High Performance, High Performance News

The following riders have been selected to represent Australia at the Australian MTBO Championships in Brisbane from 8-10th September.  The selected athletes are: W21 Cathy Hogg Marina Iskhakova Maya Bennette   M21 Fedor Iskhakov Ricky Thackray Joel Young (except for Sprint) Trent Blinco (for Sprint)   W40 Nicole Haigh Carolyn Jackson Jenny Hill (Sprint and Middle) Eva Kovacs (Mass Start … Read More

Orienteering Australia’s Junior Development Camp 2023

Brodie Nankervis2023 Archive, Coaching

Four full days and two half days of orienteering plus lots of other fun!!! What could be better? These camps are an incredible experience, not only the orienteering but living and enjoying life with other like-minded juniors. The camp is open to ALL junior orienteers born 2011 or earlier. Athletes 20+ years old are encouraged to attend as coaches/helpers and … Read More

Vale – Michael (Mike) Hubbert

Mike DowlingUncategorized

Australian orienteering has lost a giant of the sport with the passing last weekend of Michael (Mike) Hubbert. Orienteering Australia extends its deepest sympathies to the family of Mike.   Mike was one of the founders of orienteering in Australia as we know it today when orienteering began its path towards becoming a national sport in Australia. He was the … Read More

July Coaching/Athlete Interview with Mary Fleming

Brodie Nankervis2023 Archive, Athlete Profiles, Coaching, High Performance

Last month Brodie interviewed Mary Fleming, previous national representative at JWOC, WOC and many World Cups, now also stepping up to coach/management roles. Mary was part of the trio of superb team officials at the 2023 WOC just held in Flims, Switzerland, and was also part of the management team at WOC 2022 in Denmark. Mary is originally from Mt … Read More

June Athlete Interview with Justine Hobson

Brodie NankervisAthlete Profiles, High Performance

In the lead up to the Junior World Championships in 2023, Brodie sat down with Justine Hobson, who will be debuting in the green and gold in Romania from 2nd-9th of July. Justine has been improving steadily over the past few years, culminating in a 7th place in a hotly contested junior women’s field in the National Orienteering League. Brodie … Read More