Additions to National Junior Squad

Four orienteers, all of whom have been selected in this year’s JWOC team, have been added to the National Junior Squad. They are: Men: Rob Fell, Louis Elson Women: Bridget Anderson, Belinda Lawford All other team members (and reserves) were already members of the Squad. The next major reselection of the squad will take place in October after the Oceania … Read More

Australian JWOC Team Announced

The Australian Team to contest the Junior World Championships has been announced following the final trials and National League races this weekend. The team will be spearheaded by South Australians Vanessa Round and Simon Uppill who won both trials in convincing fashion this weekend. The full team is: Men: N Andrewartha (Tas), R Challen (WA), L Elson (Tas), R Fell … Read More

POSITION VACANT: Manager High Performance.

Manager High Performance Orienteering Australia in partnership with the Orienteering ACT is seeking an enthusiastic and effective communication oriented person to manage our high performance programs. Selection Criteria. You will be passionate about the development of Australian orienteering to be a leading nation on the world stage and have high level communication skills, the ability to meet critical deadlines, possess … Read More

POSITION VACANT: Manager, Coaching & Officiating Development

Manager, Coaching & Officiating Development Orienteering Australia is seeking an enthusiastic and effective communication oriented person to manage the development of our coaching and officiating development programs.   Selection Criteria. You will have high level communication skills, the ability to meet critical deadlines, possess high level of organisational skills, well developed inter-personal skills, the capacity to maintain and develop curricula … Read More

New Bushrangers coach needed

OA would like to invite expressions of interest for the position of Australian Bushrangers Coach which is to be vacant from 1 August 2007. The Bushrangers team, which is a strong development tool for our aspiring elite orienteers, will be competing in the return leg of the test match series against New Zealand at the Oceania Champs in Canberra in October. … Read More

JWOC Trials Start Lists/Programs released

The races will act as the selection trials for the Australian team for the Junior World Champs to be held in Dubbo in July. Saturday is also the NSW Middle Distance Champs whilst the two races form National Leagues 10 and 11 The middle distance NOL #10 program and start lists. The race will use the fast granite of Northern … Read More

2007 WOC Team Announced

The Australian Boomerangs Team for the 2007 World Orienteering Championships  was announced by OA Chair of Selectors, Paul Liggins, today. The team of 5 women and 5 men includes one debutant – South Australia’s Reuben Smith who is currently residing and training in Sweden. In addition, Kathryn Ewels makes a welcome return to the team after a four year absence. … Read More

Sheldon and Uppill take out Middle Distance trial

Queensland’s Anna Sheldon and SA’s Simon Uppill were clear winners in the Middle Distance National League race at Petticoat Gully, Creswick. It was a good day for the Southern Arrows’ men, winning both the sprint and middle teams races in the mens elite division, and bridging most of the gap to the top placed Victoria Nuggets. Top courses and brilliant … Read More

Elson and Ewels Share Sprint Trial Victory

Kathryn Ewels and Grace Elson tied for first place in the Sprint Distance race at Monash University.  This was also the National Orienteering League race 8 and the World Championship team trial for the sprint.  Jasmine Neve, Tracy Bluett, Susanne Casanova and Anna Sheldon were also very close behind. Matt Crane (GBR) took out the men’s race from Bruce Arthur … Read More

Changes to JWOC Coaching Team

Orienteering Australia advise that due to a change in the work circumstances Grant Bluett has had to resign as coach of the Australian JWOC team for the 2007 Junior World Championships. As a consequence, Jim Russell will join with Hanny Allston as a joint coaching team to prepare the team for competing in Dubbo this coming July. Both Hanny and … Read More