MTBO Team Manager Appointed

Linda BurridgeUncategorized

OA is pleased to announce that Hamish Mackie from NSW will fulfil the role of Australian MTBO Team Manager for 2022. Hamish is an accomplished MTBO competitor and has team manager experience from previous trips to Europe. With the MTBO World Championship fast approaching, Hamish and the Australian MTBO Team riders have a busy few months ahead, to plan and … Read More

2022 Australian MTBO Team

Linda BurridgeUncategorized

The OA MTBO Selection Team wishes to advise that Will Whittington from Tasmania and Ricky Thackray from Victoria have been selected for the 2022 team.The selection trials took place as part of the Australian MTBO Champs at Newcastle, in challenging conditions, that tested riders and bikes alike. With the World MTBO Championships being held in Sweden in July, the team … Read More

OA 2022 AGM

Linda BurridgeUncategorized

 The OA 2022 AGM will be held on the 11th of April 2022 at 8:00pm AEST by Zoom.An Agenda and Zoom invitation can be found here. Only nominated State representatives will have the right to vote.Items for discussion include: Nominations for Directors Nominations for Committee Chairpersons Motions or general business To read the full Notice for OA Annual General Meeting including … Read More

February Athlete Interview with Krystal Neumann

Brodie NankervisUncategorized

Last month Brodie sat down with Krystal Neumann, Queensland senior elite who has had an impressive career of Australian representation. Krystal first ran for Australia at the Junior World Championships in Sweden in 2008 and since then has donned the green and gold 11 times (not including world cups or Oceania schools)! Recently she has been trying her hand at … Read More

New General Manager for Orienteering Australia

Linda BurridgeUncategorized

Orienteering Australia welcomes its new General Manager, Árpád Kocsik. After a prolonged recruitment drive, Árpád replaces Matthew Dunstan who continues his career elsewhere. Árpád comes from Hungary with strong ties to orienteering as an active competitor, event organiser, club secretary and has worked closely with the Hungarian federation until three years ago as Marketing and Communications officer promoting our sport … Read More

More OA Appointments

Shane JenkinsUncategorized

David Hogg has been appointed as National Awards and Trophies Manager. David is no stranger to orienteering. He was 5th in the first orienteering event held in Victoria on 23 August 1969, which kicked off orienteering in Australia as we know it now. has been involved in organising so many events that OA named their Medal for Services to Event … Read More

OA Seeking Expressions Of Interest for Athlete Comission

Brodie Nankervis2022 Archive, Administration, High Performance, High Performance News

OA is seeking expressions of interest from the Australian orienteering community to be a part of an athletes commission. This group of 4-6 individuals will represent the athlete body in decisions about orienteering in Australia. OA encourages athletes from both foot and MTBO disciplines, of any age, ability or gender, to consider being involved. The initial members will help shape … Read More

January Athlete Interview with Ricky Thackray

Brodie Nankervis2022 Archive, Athlete Profiles, High Performance, Mountain Bike Orienteering

This month Brodie sat down with Ricky Thackray, recently having moved from Western Australia to Victoria at the behest of his wife to further her career.  Ricky has represented Australia at the World MTBO Champs in 2012, 2013, 2016, 2018 and 2019 and has taken out several Australian titles, although has yet to win a National middle-distance title despite winning … Read More