January Athlete Interview with Leith Soden

Brodie Nankervis2023 Archive, Athlete Profiles, High Performance

Last month Brodie interviewed up and coming South Australian junior, Leith Soden. Leith is a member of the OA National Junior Development squad, and runs for the SA arrows in the National Orienteering League. Leith has had an impressive start to the season at the Oceania Championships in Tasmania, and now sits 5th in the junior men ranking. Read on … Read More

New OA Competition Rules published


The 2023 update of the OA Competition Rules has been published. There have been a large number of changes, but most of these are to remove redundant provisions or bring terminology into line with IOF rules, and will have no significant impact on the way the events are run. The most substantive changes are: It is no longer required that … Read More

Controller Accreditation and Training Review Completed

Arpad KocsikUncategorized

OA has recently completed a review of the process for training and accreditation of Controllers. The project team has reviewed and refreshed the documentation, to deliver a framework guide that covers the common aspects of the system, as well as individual curricula for delivery of 3 FootO levels and 2 new MTBO levels. The documents and accompanying application forms have … Read More

The Whiteside Bequest Applications Grants Applications Open

Arpad KocsikUncategorized

Applications for grants from the Whiteside Bequest are now open for organising states of Australian Championships (Australian 3 Days aka Easter, Australian MBTO Championships and Australian Championships Carnival). All states received the grant application details and documentation late last year from the OA Office and have hopefully discussed this with affiliated clubs if they are organising and Australian Championships on … Read More

OA PAID POSITIONS – Send your Expression of Interest

Arpad KocsikUncategorized

Orienteering Australia is seeking Expressions of interest for the following paid positions. National Participation ManagerThe Participation manager is responsible for:·       Developing, updating and implementing the national participation plan for orienteering·       Working with OA board to allocate participation funding to new or ongoing projects·       Overseeing participation projects, in consultation with general manager and projects manager·       Working with member organisations of OA and … Read More

Competition and Performance Coach Orienteering Accreditation 2023

Brodie Nankervis2023 Archive, Coaching, High Performance

Orienteering Australia is seeking expressions of interest for individuals interested in gaining competition (previously level 2) or performance (previously level 3) orienteering coach accreditation. Competition orienteering coach accreditation provides individuals with the skills and knowledge required to support orienteering participants to develop their orienteering and achieve their personal best. These coaches will work with orienteers at different life stages and … Read More

National Team manager and Coach Positions for 2023

Brodie Nankervis2023 Archive, High Performance, High Performance News, News, Uncategorized

Orienteering Australia is seeking volunteers to fill team manager and coach positions for WOC 2023, JWOC 2023 and World Cup 2023 Round 1,2 and 3. ● World Orienteering Championships 2023 (11-16 July Flims & Laax, Switzerland)● Junior World Orienteering Championships 2023 (2-9th July Baia Mare, Romania) ● World Cup Round 1 (27-30 April Østfold, Norway)● World Cup Round 2 (2-6 August Ždírec, Czech Republic) … Read More

Oceania Middle Distance Championships Wrap Up

Mike Dowling2023 Archive, High Performance, High Performance News, Uncategorized

In the Oceania Middle Distance Championships, it was a threepeat for both New Zealand’s Lizzie Ingham in W21E and Australia’s Aston Key in M21E. Both orienteers are now the titleholders of all three individual formats being contested at these IOF Regional Championships.   On the new Hunt Tin Mine map with two intense zones of old alluvial mining terrain Ingham … Read More