MTBO 2020 World Championship Team selection trials.

Kay Haarsma2019 Archive, Mountain Bike Orienteering, MTBO News

These will be held on the weekend of April 4-5 based in Beechworth, Victoria. The trials are for both the elite and the Junior (U21yrs) World Championships teams. A maximum of 6 men and women in each category are eligible for selection.   Orienteering Australia would especially like to see many junior representatives try for the team. The two events will … Read More

Applications sought: Australian MTBO Team Coach & Team Manager

Kay Haarsma2019 Archive, Coaching, Mountain Bike Orienteering

Australian MTBO Team Coach & Team Manager positions for the 2020 World Championships team to the Czech Republic are sought. Both officials will need to be overseas for about 2 weeks, approx. from 9-23 August, to allow for a training period before WOC. The coach will conduct at least one training camp within Australia;  organise the 7 day pre-Championship training … Read More

Orienteering Australia Vacancy: National Manager of Coaching Development

Paul Prudhoe2019 Archive, Coaching, High Performance News, News

Applications are sought for key position within High Performance and Coaching Orienteering Australia (OA) is seeking a passionate leader to facilitate the development of orienteering coaching nationally. The successful candidate will be appointed initially for a one year term, with the role to be reviewed (subject to available funding) and extended if possible for an additional one year term. The … Read More

Grant Applications Open – Sporting Schools Orienteering

Jim Mackay2019 Archive, Schools Development

Applications for Sporting Schools orienteering funding in Term 1 2020 are open until 22 Nov 2019. Local state coaches available to run programs in schools. Local mappers available to map school grounds with early notice required. Workshops available Australia-wide for teacher accreditation to facilitate teacher-led programs.

Australia MTBO team wins 2019 Australia v New Zealand Challenge

Paul Prudhoe2019 Archive, Mountain Bike Orienteering, MTBO News

The annual Aus v NZ Challenge, held during the Australian MTBO Championship carnival at Maryborough, Victoria, saw Australia emerge victorious 18 points to 14.   The challenge was contested over the 8 age classes nominated by the visiting nation in each of the 4 races.   In both races 1 & 2 the teams shared the honours with 4 wins each.   In … Read More

Sprint Relay day in China

Jim Russell2019 Archive, High Performance, High Performance News

Sunday evening, Australian time was the Sprint Relay, with only the Sprint to go before the World Cup is wrapped up for season 2019. Nanhai Movie and TV Town was the venue, with the opening leg being a choice of one side or the other of the large hill that dominated the mapped area World of O article here    … Read More

World Cup final under way in China

Jim Russell2019 Archive, High Performance, High Performance News

The final races of the World Cup for 2019 are underway in China, Australia has a full team, of 6 Men and 6 Women. In the Middle today,  Brodie Nankervis was the best-placed Australian in the Men, with a place inside the top 50, with Krystal Neumann the best-placed Women, just outside the top 50 Results for the Middle are here Tomorrow, … Read More

Australian MTB Orienteering Titles

Kay Haarsma2019 Archive, Mountain Bike Orienteering, MTBO News

The most comprehensive Australian Championship MTBO carnival ever conducted takes place this weekend (Oct 25-27th) in the forests around Maryborough, Victoria. The program includes 4 individual races over different formats and distances plus a training event using the innovative MapRun technology.   There are competitors from Ireland, Great Britain & Hungary as well as 25 New Zealanders who are contesting an … Read More