Orienteering Australia Seeking National Squad Coaches

Brodie Nankervis2021 Archive, Administration, Coaching, Get Involved, High Performance, High Performance News

Orienteering Australia is seeking expressions of interest for coaches to work within the new squad structure that is to be trialled in 2022. OA is looking for 1-2 individuals to lead each of the two squads within the new structure – the High-Performance Squad and the National Development Squad. Expressions of interest could be in the form of a team … Read More

OA Resignations

shanej2021 Archive

Hanny Allston and Matthew Dunstan have resigned from their positions as Director, Coaching and General Manager. Matthew will step down at the end of September. The resignations were due to unexpected time pressures in their lives outside orienteering. In both cases, COVID was a factor; it increased the time they need to spend elsewhere earning a living. Hanny and Matthew … Read More

Silva Medal 2021

Darryl Erbacher2021 Archive

The Silva Medal has been won by Marina Iskhakova RR A. Congratulations Marina. Photo by Tom de Jongh The Silva Medal competition for 2021 is based on points for participating and placing in the Australian 3-Days Championships (each day considered as a separate event) . In 2021, this award would have been based on the Australian 3-Days, plus the cancelled … Read More

Orienteering Australia High Performance Squad Structure Update

Brodie NankervisCoaching, High Performance, High Performance News

Orienteering Australia is excited to announce an updated high performance squad structure which will be trialled in 2022. The aim of the update was to consolidate the current squad structure and allow the high performance team to deliver meaningful input to our highest performing athletes. Orienteering Australia believes that the new structure will facilitate sending strong teams to junior and … Read More

Junior Camp 2021 Wrap Up

Brodie NankervisCoaching

Words from Felicity Crosato, Camp Coordinator Qld Junior Camp was to be a little different this year, when it was planned to combine it with the National Junior Development Camp.  Planning was going well, with nearly 140 people registered to attend, when Covid 19 struck again and restrictions prevented most of the interstaters, including the other Co-coordinator, Brodie Nankervis from … Read More

OACT Moderate Level Training Camp for Developing Orienteers

Brodie NankervisCoaching, Get Involved, Learn

OACT is putting on a fantastic looking initiative in late June – a moderate level training camp focused on teaching navigation skills for developing orienteers! Training activities will be suited for all developing orienteers, from those first trying their hand at moderate navigation to those transitioning towards hard navigation. The camp has been scheduled so that those heading to the national … Read More

OA Welcomes new General Manager Matthew Dunstan

Craig SteffensAbout OA, Administration

Matthew replaces Paul Prudhoe who retired after three and a half years of excellent, hard work in the role Matthew has a strong background in Australia and overseas with organisations including Basketball Victoria, Sport NSW, Tenpin Bowling Australia, Sport Bay of Plenty (NZ) and England Netball. Matthew has also worked at the grassroots and club levels as General Manager of … Read More

OA Welcomes Hanny Allston to the team

Craig Steffens2021 Archive, About OA, Administration, Coaching

OA has appointed Hanny Allston to the board as Director – Coaching. Hanny Allston is the founding director of Find Your Feet, an award-winning Tasmanian business specialising in international trail running experiences, peak performance coaching and outdoor retail. She holds tertiary degrees in medical research, education, coaching and business. Hanny is an Australian Institute of Company Directors councillor, the tourism & … Read More