World Cup Round 1

This Sunday sees the start of a major highlight of the 2018 international calendar with round 1 of the World Cup and the European Championships being held in Ticino Switzerland. Australia is represented by a strong team of: Henry McNulty Jasmine Neve Aislinn Prendergast Vanessa Round Bryan Russel-Keely These athletes will also be using the events as selection trials for … Read More

2018 Silva Medal – Progressive Scores after Australian 3-Days Championships

The Silva Medal competition for 2018 is based on points for participating and placing in the Australian Championships ( Sprint, Medium and Long), and the Australian 3-Days Championships (each day considered as a separate event) and the South Australian Championships (Elite and A classes in M/W16 and above). Points are scored for completing a course as follows: 1st – 4; … Read More

Entries are now open for May Selection trials

Entries are now open for NOL 9 and 10 on the 19/20th May, in Central Victoria. This event is also the final WOC Selection trial. Middle distance race on Saturday at Yorkshire Hill, Bendigo,  last used for Easter 2013, and Long distance on Sunday at the Blowhole, Daylesford Enter HERE  Information can be found HERE or on the Entries site Entries close 6th … Read More

Bushrangers Team to NZ in June

Orienteering Australia is pleased to announce the Australian Bushrangers team that will compete against New Zealand at Woodhill Forest north of Auckland in June. The team is : Junior men (6): Angus Haines, Aston Key, Brody McCarthy, Thomas Garbellini, Josh Allen, Daniel Gray Junior women (3) Mikayla Cooper, Jessica Rogers, Miho Yamazaki Senior men (4): Rob Bennett, Brodie Nankervis, Matthew … Read More

WOC Manager Appointed

Orienteering Australia is pleased to announce that Christopher ‘Toph’ Naunton has been appointed as the manager for the Australian team to attend the World Orienteering Championships in Latvia in August. Toph’s wife Jacqui Naunton has also been appointed as assistant manager but will cover her own costs to attend WOC. Thanks to them both for volunteering and joining team coach … Read More

Australian Team for World University Orienteering Championships

Orienteering Australia is pleased to announce the team for the World University Orienteering Championships to be held in Finland in July. Each country gets four places in each individual race and athletes nominated the events they were interested in. The team is: Men Andrew Barnett (Middle, Long, Relay) Aidan Dawson (Sprint, Sprint Relay, Relay2) Matt Doyle (Sprint, Middle, Long, Relay) … Read More

Four new inductees into Orienteering Australia Hall of Fame

Four new members have been inducted into the Orienteering Australia Hall of Fame. Hermann Wehner has been inducted into the Athlete Division. Hermann has a long history of outstanding national and international performances in masters-level competition, most recently his gold medal in the M90 sprint in the 2017 World Masters Orienteering Championships. Three new members have been inducted into the … Read More

Barbara and Ron Junghans win Silva Award for Services to Orienteering

The annual Silva Award for Services to Orienteering in Australia has been presented to Barbara and Ron Junghans. This award reflects their contribution to orienteering in Australia over a period of decades, culminating in their stewardship of the highly successful 2017 Australian Championships carnival. Other major service awards announced at Easter were made to Bob Mouatt (David Hogg Medal for … Read More

Lucy Mackie named as 2017 Athlete of the Year

Congratulations to Lucy Mackie (NSW) who was named as 2017 Athlete of the Year by Orienteering Australia at Easter. This was due to her great results at the Junior World MTBO Championships in Lithuania last year, winning a silver medal in the middle & placing a close 7th in the long.This follows further outstanding results in 2016. She is only … Read More

Videos from 2017 Australian Championships

Here are two superb videos from the recent Australian champs carnival at Bathurst and Hill End. Click on the links to view the Aus Middle and Long and Aus schools videos.