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(1)Adrian Jackson Gold. M edallis t. 2 010 World M TB Orienteering Championships. Annual Report. 2 0 1 0.

(2) Message from the Australian Sports Commission It is an honour to serve as the new Chair of the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) Board at this challenging and exciting period for our national sporting system. The ASC and national sporting organisations (NSOs) have long spoken of a shared ambition to strengthen relationships between all system partners involved in Australian sport. Aligned with this ambition, the Australian Government is now encouraging a whole-of-sport reform agenda, aimed at establishing a more collaborative, efficient and integrated sports system. Through new direction for sport ‘Australian Sport: the Pathway to Success’, the ASC will work closely with sport to achieve its main objectives; boost sports participation and strengthen sporting pathways while striving for international success. The reform agenda seeks for the ASC to assist to provide stability and support for all sporting organisations in their pursuit of a shared, common purpose; creating a better sporting pathway for all Australians, from the grassroots up. The ASC will implement the new direction, and this includes collaboration with all NSOs to allocate a record amount of new sports funding – committing an extra $195 million over the next four years. This funding is in addition to the current ongoing baseline funding for NSOs. Also, the ASC will assist sporting organisations with access to coaching and officiating programs, governance support, planning and education opportunities and assistance with becoming more inclusive – particularly in the areas of Indigenous sport, sport for people with a disability, sport for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and women’s sport development programs. This is the first time key sport partners, such as state and territory institutes and academies of sport and state and territory departments of sport and recreation, have collaborated on a Commonwealth funding decision in the interests of Australia's sporting future. This is an exciting time for all of us involved in Australian sport. With significant new funding from the Australian Government, sports will be better positioned than ever before to lead the drive for higher participation levels and strong success on the sporting field by promoting the unique nature of their sport, creating a legacy and a lasting impression for communities across the country. The ASC will continue to work with all NSOs, the state and territory institutes and academies of sport and state and territory departments of sport and recreation, reinvigorating access to, and participation in, sport across the community and driving Australia’s continued sporting success.. The Hon. Warwick Smith AM Chairman Board of the Australian Sports Commission.

(3) Winning PartnershiP. The Australian Sports Commission proudly supports Orienteering Australia The Australian Sports Commission is the Australian Government agency that develops, supports and invests in sport at all levels in Australia. Orienteering Australia has worked closely with the Australian Sports Commission to develop orienteering from community participation to high-level performance.. AUSTRALIAN SPORTS COMMISSION. Orienteering Australia is one of many national sporting organisations that has formed a winning partnership with the Australian Sports Commission to develop its sport in Australia.. www.ausport.gov.au.

(4) ORIENTEERING VICTORIA. Orienteering Western Australia. ORIENTEERING ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA. OANSW. Partners and Supporters 2010.

(5) Contents Presidents Report Management and Administration Finance International Relations Technical and Competition Information Technology Development and Participation High Performance and Coaching Mountain Bike Orienteering The Australian Orienteer Orienteering Australia Awards Appendix 1 - National Results 2010 Appendix 2 - National Teams/Squads 2010 Appendix 3 - Office Bearers 2010 Appendix 4 - Financial Statement 2010. page. 2 3 4 5 7 13 14 16 21 22 23 25 30 33 35.

(6) President’s Report A. ustralian orienteering in 2010 had an eclectic year of results. The Board composition was fairly stable, we were successful in obtaining a generous participation funding grant from the Australian Sports Commission (ASC), and there was some good success in international competition. Our major success in 2010 international competition was the continuing high achievement of Adrian Jackson in the World MTB Orienteering Championships with a gold and two silver medals, and the Junior Mens relay team making a podium finish in fifth place. The WOC and JWOC results were not so remarkable this year but with 10 out of 12 of the youthful JWOC team available for reselection it bodes well for 2011. At the other end of the scale an Australian team of 48 competed with over 4,000 others at the World Masters Orienteering Championships in Switzerland with Hermann Wehner and Jenny Bourne winning gold, with silver going to Natasha Key and bronze to Jenny Bourne and Warren Key. In other matters international, Hugh Cameron retired from the position of Senior Vice President of the IOF. In recognition of his contribution to orienteering, Hugh was awarded the Gold Pin, the IOF’s highest award for services to orienteering and also made an Honorary Member of the IOF. Hugh had been a member of the IOF council for a record 22 years, 18 of them as vice president. The National Orienteering League has continued to improve its popularity and was well supported in both the senior and junior classes. The league is very fortunate to have the continued SILVA sponsorship by Fiskars. The final Crawford Report was released in May 2010 with various recommendations for improvement of the elite, community and school sport in Australia. Later in the year, the ASC offered grants for high performance and participation programs. Orienteering Australia was not successful in obtaining a high performance grant but was very pleased to receive a $400,000 grant - over 4 years – to increase the participation of our sport. The success of this bid was due to a whole-of-orienteering effort where all states and territories contributed information, advice and comments in a very short time frame, a Board subcommittee including John Harding and Robert Spry prioritised recommendations that fitted within the bid parameters set by the ASC, and by our ASC Orienteering Liaison Officer Kim Williams who did an excellent job of marketing our bid to ASC management. Orienteering is blessed with having many outstanding people who provided personal help with this submission in addition to that provided by their association Boards. I would like to particularly thank Paul Prudhoe, Barbara Hill, Robert Spry and David West from NSW, Peta Whitford, Ian Dodd and Mike Hubbert from Victoria, Liz Bourne from QLD, John Toomey and Tony Simpkins from WA, Ken Thompson and Robin Uppill from SA, Mike Dowling and. 2. Orienteering Australia Annual Report 2010. Martin Bicevskis from Tasmania, Bob Mouatt and Geoff Wood from the ACT, Susanne Casanova from the NT and Blake Gordon from the MTBO committee. There were a few changes to the board, Mike Dowling was elected to the IOF council to replace Hugh Cameron. The Director, Development, was split into 2 positions, Director Development and Director Media and Communications, but sadly, both positions remain vacant. Robin Uppill continues as Director Technical, Blair Trewin as Director Finance, Eric Morris as Director High performance, and Robert Spry as Director Special Projects. Changes to other staffing positions were, John Scown appointed as Manager Coaching and Officiating Development, Rob Preston changed to Manager High Performance Operations, and Kay Haarsma appointed as Manager High Performance In closing, the Board of Orienteering Australia sincerely appreciates the contributions of the hundreds of volunteers who contribute to the sport in so many different ways to make it a success. We thank all of them for their efforts to provide us all with many good runs around the paddock.. Bill Jones President.

(7) Management and Administration O rienteering Australia administered by:. is. managed. and. • A Board of eight headed by President Bill Jones; • Part-time paid officers: the Executive Officer, High Performance Manager, Manager of Coaching and Officiating, and Editor of the Australian Orienteer; • ‘General meetings, including an Annual Conference, which are attended by the Board members, two Councillors from each State and the ACT, and an athlete representative; • Various committees and working groups who assist in implementing the Operational Plan; • Additional appointed officers: Public Officer, National Secretary for Schools Orienteering, elite and non-elite rankings officers, and the Badge Scheme Secretary. The main change to the Board during 2010 was the retirement of long serving IOF Senior Vice President Hugh Cameron from both his IOF position and as Director, International on the OA Board. Mike Dowling was subsequently elected to the IOF Council and replaced Hugh on the OA Board as Director, International. Blair Trewin in turn replaced Mike on the IOF Foot Orienteering Commission. A disappointment at the international level was that Blake Gordon was not re-elected to the IOF Mountain Bike Orienteering Commission after serving a decade as a member of that Commission.. and membership. The High Performance funding proposal was unsuccessful; however, existing annual funding of $86,000 per annum was maintained. In mid-November the Minister for Sport announced that orienteering was among the sports with a successful Participation funding bid. • Organisation of the Annual Conference in December. This had as its focus implementation of the program of activities for the ASC Participation funding grant. However, it also examined other strategic issues, in particular website and other communications development and maintenance. • High performance support for the Australian representative teams and for the SILVA National Orienteering League program. • Organisation of the national ‘Paddy Pallin Nav training, Try Orienteering Day’ in November. • Administrative support for regular meetings of the Orienteering Australia Board.. John Harding Executive Officer. The Director, Development position remained vacant. Because of concerns over workload, the Board split the duties of the position by creating a new Special Director position for Media and Communication to take on responsibility for those functions of the development portfolio. The two new positions were advertised but failed to attract applicants. The development and marketing role was largely undertaken by the Executive Officer. John Scown replaced Dave Meyer during the year as Manager of Coaching and Officiating Development and Nick Dent was appointed Coordinator of the 2011 Oceania Championships Carnival. The tasks of the Manager of High Performance were reviewed and updated and the position advertised. Two people were appointed, Kay Haarsma and Rob Preston, to share the duties, with Kay undertaking a strategic planning and policy leadership role and Rob undertaking operations management. The major administrative tasks during the year were: • Organisation of the annual general meeting and annual meetings of committees during the Easter carnival in the ACT. • Preparation of submissions in June and July to the Australian Sports Commission for an increase in High Performance funding and for a funding grant to undertake activities to increase participation. Orienteering Australia Annual Report 2010. 3.

(8) Finance Orienteering Australia again showed a reasonable surplus in 2010 (as shown in the accompanying papers), after budgeting for a substantial deficit. Most of this change related to one-off items, mostly in the expenditure area, rather than the structural position of the budget. The major areas where our expenditure was well below budget were in high performance support and coaching ($11,700 under budget), where our activity has been constrained by lack of available personnel. The position of Manager, Coaching and Officiating was also unfilled for a large part of the year ($8,500 under budget), and some expected expenditure was deferred to 2011 due to the nature of the employment arrangements of some of OA’s staff. Whilst these areas of under-expenditure are not expected to be repeated in future years, they do provide a source of funds for limited-term initiatives such as improvement of the website, as decided at the 2010 Annual Conference.. Summary Of OA Budgeted Income And Expenditure, 2010 Income. Sponsorship, 1.4. Badge scheme, 0.7 Interest, 2.8. Insurance, 6.5. St t registration State i t ti ffee, 31 31.0 0 ASC grants - high performance, 34.6. Most areas of revenue in 2010 were close to budget, with event levy income being slightly below budget once allowing for the early payment of some levies which had not been due until early 2011. Sponsorship revenue, however, was somewhat below budget, with the termination of our arrangement with Ansvar and only minimal donations through the Australian Sports Foundation. OA will be in receipt of substantial new Federal Government funding from 2011 for participation-based initiatives. These funds, however, will be spent on defined projects (with very limited cross-funding of the Executive Officer), and the structural position of the budget from 2012 remains a concern. The ‘Australian Orienteer’ shows a large apparent surplus in 2010. Most of the surplus is due to the timing of year-end receipts and payments, along with backpayments of some outstanding payments from the main OA account for sponsor advertising, but the structural budget position also improved somewhat in 2010.. Blair Trewin Director, Finance. Event levies, 23.0. Expenditure. Schools, 1.1 S h l 1 1 Coaching , 1.0. Development + marketing, 3.8 IOF - meeting costs, 6.1 IOF - membership, 2.9. WOC, 21.1. Insurance 6 Insurance, 6.9 9 Admin - general, 10.5. MTBO WOC, 8.7 Other HP items, 0.4 Other national teams, 1.8 National League, 3.8 National 3.3 N i l squads, d 3 3 Coaching + officiating manager, 0.2. 4. Orienteering Australia Annual Report 2010. JWOC, 6.7. HP Manager Manager, 14.3 14 3. Executive Officer, 7.4.

(9) International Relations A. ustralia continues to make a significant contribution to the activities of the International Orienteering Federation (IOF) and to international orienteering. IOF Senior Vice President, Hugh Cameron, retired from the Council of the IOF at the Congress held in Trondheim, Norway in August after a 26 year involvement; either as an Australian delegate to the IOF or as a member of Council. Hugh began his involvement with the IOF, acting as an Australian delegate from 1984 to 1987. He was elected to Council in 1988 and served as IOF Council Member until 1992 where upon he was elected as an IOF Vice President. From 2004 Hugh has been the IOF Senior Vice President until his retirement in 2010. No one has ever served longer than Hugh on the IOF Council. No one has, as Council member, spent more time than Hugh in making the IOF work as a truly professional organisation. As Senior Vice President of the IOF, Hugh has represented the IOF at the IOC recognised Sport for All Congress and at IOF World Championships and World Cup events in all disciplines. Hugh will be sorely missed by the Council of the IOF as he possesses a deep understanding of international orienteering based upon his extensive experience. No one has worked harder than him to create an IOF that is truly international in its outlook. No one has made more effort than him to bridge the once existing gap between the old and the new world of orienteering. He is keenly aware of the political dimension in decision making and demonstrated a willingness and capacity to devote the necessary time and energy to pursue and realise the IOF’s key goals.. In recognition of his service to the IOF, Hugh has been awarded the IOF Silver Pin of Honour in 2000 and the IOF Gold Pin of Honour in 2010. In addition, Hugh was made an Honorary Member of the International Orienteering Federation in 2010. The Australian orienteering community, and indeed the wider global orienteering community, owe a debt of gratitude to people such as Hugh who are prepared to devote so much of their time and energy in a voluntary capacity to further the global development goals of our sport. Recognition of the importance that Hugh saw in having Australian representation in Council, and the ability to have a say in these important global issues for our sport, was abundantly evident in the last 5 years of his Council service where he contributed a significant amount of his own financial resources to continue to do Council work.. Council and Commission Membership Upon the retirement of Hugh Cameron from the IOF Council, Michael Dowling was nominated by Australia for election to Council at the IOF Congress in Trondheim Norway in August. A consequence of the election was that he stood down as a member of the Foot Commission after serving on this Commission since 2005. OA nominated Blair Trewin as a replacement member on this important IOF Commission. At the October meeting of Council, Blair was appointed to the Commission. Australia also has a representation in the supporting Environment and Rules Commissions through David Hogg and Barry McCrae respectively. In addition, John Brammall continues a role as a Regional Development delegate.. IOF Senior Event Advisers Christine Brown has been appointed by the IOF as Senior Event Adviser for the 9th World Games in Cali, Colombia in 2013. This is a strong endorsement of Christine’s technical abilities after she filfilled the same role in the resoundingly successful orienteering events at the 8th World Games held in Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei, in 2009.. IOF Congress Orienteering Australia was represented at the IOF Congress held in Trondheim, Norway, in August 2010, by Robin Uppill & Blair Trewin (OA Board) and Mike Dowling (IOF Foot Orienteering Commission). The agenda of Congress included the reporting of Council activities over the last Congress period and matters raised by member Federations at the 2008 Congress in relation to the status of Adventure sports, the organisation and structure of World Championship. Orienteering Australia Annual Report 2010. 5.

(10) programs and the provision of medical services at IOF events. In addition Congress was provided with matters raised by Council in relation to the future directions of World Championships, the road map for the Strategic Directions of the IOF for the period 2012-2018 and the issue of independent navigation. Barbados was accepted for full membership of the IOF. In addition, Congress endorsed changes to the statues of the IOF whereby Associate Membership has been abolished and replaced by a single member structure. Member nations are accorded the status of “provisional” membership if their development is such, at the time of being accepted for membership, do not fully meet the requirements of Full Member. A proposal from Norway to include a mass start race in the foot World Championship program was supported by member Federations and was referred to the working group looking at the future of the World Championships for further investigation. A number of proposals were presented by Italy including the disconnection of the foot World Masters Championships from the World Masters Games. This was not supported by member Federations due to the political implications this might have in relation to the IOF’s Olympic ambitions. A number of organisers for World Championships were appointed including Italy for 2014 World Championships and Trail Orienteering Championships, Estonia for 2014 World mountain Bike Orienteering Championships, and Czech Republic for 2013 World Junior Orienteering Championships. Subsequent to the Congress, Great Britain was appointed organiser of the 2012 World Trail Orienteering Championships.. IOF Council The IOF Council has met four times in 2010. Once in conjunction with the World Championships in Trondheim, Norway in August and three times in Helsinki, Finland in January, May and October. Michael Dowling attended his first full Council meeting in October with Hugh Cameron attending the other three meetings before retiring from Council at the August meeting. Work continues in each of the four strategic areas - Regional Development and Co-operation, Attractive World Events, Promotion and Marketing towards Olympic Inclusion and Strong Management and Funding. In addition, major focus of Council activities is the development of the Strategic Directions for the period 2012 to 2018.. Michael Dowling Council Member International Orienteering Federation. 6. Orienteering Australia Annual Report 2010.

(11) Technical and Competition T he Technical and Competition areas for Orienteering Australia come under the portfolio of the Director Technical, and are run through the following committees – Technical, Mapping, Events and Information Technology, the OA Badge Scheme Secretary, and the Manager Coaching and Officiating Development. The work of these and the committee chairs in 2010 is acknowledged. Information Technology is covered in a separate section of this Annual Report. In early 2010 Dave Meyer resigned in the role of Manager, Coaching and Officiating Development and John Scown took over this role, commencing in September. Hence a backlog in processing of controller accreditation had developed. New technology in the area of mapping in particular new data sources for base maps has the potential to increase the quality and accuracy of orienteering maps, although this data needs to be used in a way consistent with the relevant mapping specifications.. OA Badge Scheme The number of OA Badges claimed in 2010 was considerably lower than 2009 despite an almost similar participation rate in orienteering. 2001. 102. 2006. 485. 2002. 283. 2007. 388. 2003. 300. 2008. 382. 2004. 567. 2009. 593. 2005. 438. 2010. 364. solid interest in the scheme in spite of the economic conditions. Most sales were through clubs which perhaps buffers the potential impact of the economic conditions. The number of clubs claiming badges for their members had decreased from 27 in 2005, 2006 and 2007 to 22 in 2008 but has rebounded somewhat in 2009 and 2010 with 25 clubs participating. The clubs claiming on behalf of their members in the 2010 calendar year were: ALT, AOA, AWV, BBQ, BGV, BKN, BNN, DRV, EVT, GON, GSN, IKN, RRQ, SOQ, TJS, TKV, TTS, UGQ, URN, WEA, WHN, WRN, and WRT. No clubs from Western Australian participated. In WA the Association runs more like a club in its own right. The WA “clubs” do not have a financial structure and are therefore not in a position to purchase for their members. In 2010 one WA member claimed their badge. Most clubs claim and purchase badges for all members; some just for their juniors. In 2010 the OA Badge Scheme total income received was $1,840 (compared with $2,960 in 2009) which included $65 for badges ordered in 2009 and $45 for badges ordered in 2009. At 31 December 2010, 18 badges had been forwarded to clubs for which payment of $90 had not been received. As at 31 December 2010, 266 badges (97 Gold, 54 Silver, 115 Bronze) were in stock. Sales in the first quarter of 2011 have been lively and an order for more 1000 more badges has been made.. Certainly there were fewer events at which orienteers could earn credits. The total number of participants was approximately 400 fewer than 2007 but approximately 1000 more than 2006 and 2008 yet the number of badges claimed was about the same. There was an increase in participation coinciding with JWOC in 2007 and the World Masters Games in 2009 but no similar event in 2010 to boost participation. The additional 1000 participants in 2009 compared with 2008 was not just increased international participation. Of the additional 1000, 340 were internationals. The remainder were from Australia. The World Masters appears to have created the environment for greater Australian participation and this may well have carried through to 2010. Nonetheless the 364 badges that were claimed (143 Gold, 121 Silver and 100 Bronze) reflects a continued. Officiating Development Orienteering Australia Annual Report 2010. 7.

(12) John Scown was appointed to the position of Manager, Coaching and Officiating Development in September 2010 for an initial period of 12 months.. Controller Education Curricula The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) approved the Level 2 curriculum in February 2010. The Level 3 curriculum has expired meaning that any Level 3 accreditations (new, upgrade or reaccreditation) cannot be recorded onto the ASC database. This will be rectified as a high priority in 2011. The current Official (Controller) curricula expiry status is: Level ‘1’ Official (Controller) expires 31/07/2013 Level ‘2’ Official (Controller) expires 15/02/2014 Level ‘3’ Official (Controller) is expired.. Accreditation of Controllers The number of accredited controllers (event technical advisors) at 28th February 2011 is below (figures in brackets are the equivalents at December 2009). Males. Females. Total. Level 1. 59 (49). 19 (20). 78 (69). Level 2. 96 (81). 26 (23). 122 (104). Level 3. 43 (34). 8 (8). 51 (42). IOF. 11 (7). 2 (2). 13. 209 (171). 55 (53). TOTAL. (9). 264 (224). Controller numbers have increased slightly despite several more experienced officials not renewing or discontinuing their accreditations due to age. I have not included any analysis of numbers by State/Territory, by age nor by lapses/reaccreditations etc (see note below in. 8. Orienteering Australia Annual Report 2010. Commentary). The gap between the numbers of male and female controllers is much larger than for coaches. Despite this having been evident for some time, little headway has been made in addressing the issue. At the OA Conference 4-5 Dec 2010 a change to the duration of the accreditation period for Controllers was approved. This change means that in future all Controller accreditations (new, upgrade or reaccreditation) will be 4 years, bringing it into line with the ASC ‘standard’. Additionally the points accumulation system has changed and points can now be accumulated over the previous 5, 8 or 8 years for Level 1, 2 and 3 respectively.. Commentary The principal focus of my efforts in the position has been to process the backlog of accreditation documentation onto the ASC database. Some of this was over 12 months old. In the 6 months to end February 2011, one hundred and ten (110) controller accreditations (new, upgrade or reaccreditation) have been processed onto the ASC database. There are still some outstanding discrepancies between the ASC database and the records kept by the states which are being jointly worked through. Additionally data validation has revealed some incomplete and, in a few cases, incorrect data records on the ASC database and these are being addressed as they are found. Thanks must go to the State Controller Convenors for their assistance to me in working through the process above and in their patience during my time on L and P plates..

(13) Events. Mapping. The major events program in Australia from 2011 to 2020 and known international program from 2010 to 20134 are as follows. During 2011 a decision will be made whether Orienteering Australia will bid for a World Cup event in conjunction with a potential Oceania Championships in Tasmania during January 2015.. In August 2010 Adrian Uppill attended the International Conference on Orienteering Mapping at Trondheim, Norway. The theme of the conference was on the use of data from laser scanning for orienteering base maps, together with a terrain walk to see how such data may assist field work.. Aust 3 Days Champs. Australian Champs. Oceania Champs. 2011. WA1. VIC/NSW/ ACT2. AUST. 2012. QLD. TAS. 2013. VIC. ACT. 2014. NSW. WA. 2015. SA. VIC. 2016. ACT. QLD. 2017. TAS. NSW. 2018. VIC. SA. 2019. WA. ACT. 2020. NSW. TAS. NZ AUST NZ AUST. 1. Includes Australian Sprint and Middle Distance Championships. 2. Oceania, Australian, and Schools Championships to be held in conjunction. WOC. JWOC. WMOC. 2011. FRA. POL. HUN. 2012. SUI. SVK. GER. 2013. FIN. CZE. ITA. 2014. ITA. MTB WOC. MTB JWOC. MTB WMOC. 2011. ITA. ITA. SWE. 2012. HUN. HUN. HUN. 2013. EST. EST. Contour lines extracted from laser scanning are now used as the primary source for preparing base maps in many countries and indeed all the maps used for the 2010 World Orienteering Championships in Norway were prepared from laser scanned data. Laser scanning appears to be very good at producing accurate, detailed contour lines even in areas of relatively dense tree canopy. Other useful products of laser scanning such as hill shading, vegetation density and vegetation height can also be used for preparing base maps. Laser sourced data can be complex and extremely detailed, hence mappers must be selective in the amount of information to be used as too much data may become confusing and time wasting. It was also noted that laser data may not actually save time, however the mapping should be more accurate. At present mappers are mostly using digital aerial photography with contours extracted from laser scanned data. Laser scanned data can be imported into the latest versions of OCAD to prepare base map material. Other software and firms are also able to extract base map products suitable for orienteering mapping. Several presenters reported the problem of overmapping particularly by new or inexperienced mappers. The over-mapping issue is a timely reminder that all orienteering maps must be prepared in accordance to the mapping specification i.e. the map must be legible at 1:15000 assuming spot colour, off set printing. Mappers need to be well versed with the mapping specifications particularly the mapping principles of generalisation and simplification.. Orienteering Australia Annual Report 2010. 9.

(14) It is also worth noting the ongoing discussion on the scale to use for Long Distance events. At both the International and National level there is pressure for some Long Distance course maps to be printed at a scale of 1:10000 for Elite classes instead of the required scale of 1:15000. The IOF Map Commission have to date rejected such requests for map deviations on the grounds that if permitted there would then be a flood of applications for 1:10000 map scale for Long Distance and in time the 1:15000 scale may disappear. The IOF Map Commission considers the 1:15000 scale should remain as it will force course planners to design challenging navigation courses ie long legs, rather than a lot of fine map reading. The demand for 1:10000 scale Long Distance courses appears to come about for two main reasons: • Over mapping rendering the map to be illegible at 1:15000 and or • Inferior print quality necessitating that a 1:10000 scale be used for the map to be legible Orienteering Australia policy states that for elite long distance courses of the Australian Championships the map scale shall be 1:15000. It is only in cases where the map is particularly detailed that approval may be given for a 1:10000 map scale to be used. During the 2010 Australian Orienteering Championship Carnival held in SA, a Mapping Technology Workshop was held with some 28 mappers attending. The workshop included presentations on advances in digital photogrammetry & photography, using laser scanning for base maps, an up date on the ISOM2000 revision, OCAD tips and practical examples on using GPS for mapping. In October 2010 the IOF published new guidelines for using non-offset printed maps for use in World Ranking. 10. Orienteering Australia Annual Report 2010. Events. Although spot colour offset printing is still required for the highest-level of IOF Foot Orienteering events ie World Championships, non-offset printing methods, such as laser printing, may now be used for World Ranking Events but only with the approval of the IOF Map Commission. The rule change has come about because of improved digital printing technologies, both hardware and software, which can now produce a printed map virtually indistinguishable in quality from the traditional spot colour, off-set printed map. However it is only the latest of the professional digital printing machines that can print high quality maps. The print quality of maps remains a vital consideration for any orienteering event particularly for Championship and NOL events. Unfortunately the print quality of maps for some events during the last 12 months failed the legibility test or print standard normally expected for an orienteering competition map. In the Technical News June 2010, map quality and other general issues with mapping requirements were listed. For many years map statistics have been collected from member associations. However the returns were generally incomplete or not supplied at all. In an attempt to gather meaningful statistics ‘Form 6 Map Statistics’ was simplified for the collection year 2009. This resulted in returns from all associations except for one. A summary of map statistics for 2009 indicate that at least 121 maps were produced covering an area of 528km2..

(15) Table 1. Number of Maps Produced Type/Assoc. SA&NT. ACT. TAS. VIC. WA. NSW. QLD. AUST. ISOM. 6. 5. 3. 5. 2. 21. 7. 42. ISSOM. 2. 2. 1. 1. 4. 11. 0. 19. Misc Col.. 12. 0. 0. 4. 18. 0. 21. 51. Misc B&W. 0. 0. 0. 2. 0. 0. 0. 0. Total Foot. 20. 7. 1. 12. 24. 32. 28. 112. ISMTBOM. 4. 0. 0. 6. 0. 2. 3. 9. TOTAL. 24. 7. 4. 18. 24. 34. 31. 142. Table 2. Area of Maps Produced (km2) Type/Assoc. SA&NT. ACT. TAS. VIC. WA. NSW. QLD. AUST. ISOM. 33.59. 22. 21. 22. 30. 80. 40.5. 216.09. ISSOM. 0.92. 1.7. 2. 1. 3.9. 5.5. 0. 12.02. Misc Col.. 7.59. 0. 0. 4. 13.5. 0. 36.2. 57.29. Misc B&W. 0. 0. 0. 12. 0. 0. 0. 0. Total Foot. 42.1. 23.7. 23. 39. 47.4. 85.5. 76.7. 285.4. ISMTBOM. 57.57. 0. 0. 67.2. 0. 60. 125. 242.57. TOTAL. 99.67. 23.7. 23. 106.2. 47.4. 145.5. 201.7. 647.17. Orienteering Australia Annual Report 2010. 11.

(16) Technical Foot Orienteering Competition Rules Minor updates and clarification of wording of the rules were approved at the OA conference for an updated version of the Foot Orienteering Rules to be made available at the beginning of 2011. These updates included changes to the definitions to match IOF changes which have placed more emphasis on independent navigation as part of orienteering. Other changes were to: 1. Tidy up wording and consistency with recent Orienteering Australia constitutional changes 2. Changes to Classes required for Sprint and Middle Distance Championships. Currently the only requirement was for Junior and Senior Elite classes although in practice other classes have been included in recent years. So this common practice has been formalised. In addition the process to implement rule changes has been modified to enable the Technical Committee to manage rule changes and get approval as required without having to go to the annual conference. 2.11 Orienteering Australia may alter these rules from time to time in accordance with its constitutional procedures. Such amendment will normally be made on the recommendation of the OA Technical Committee. Some additional rule changes are to be considered in 2011 in the following areas 1. Junior and Senior elite classes winning times 2. Reorganisation of rules relating to Schools Championships 3. Requirements for major event reporting including reporting by OA appointed controllers 4. Controller re-accreditation process. Some changes in the latter area are to 1. Simplify the re-accreditation period to be 4 years for all levels, although points can still be accumulated over longer periods (rolling periods of 5 years for level 1 and 8 for Level 2 and 3). 2. Include a mandatory task for controllers seeking reaccreditation to attend an update session. Attendance at update courses provides opportunities to interact with other controllers. Considering the changes that can occur to event formats, technology, rules and event organisation requirements (e.g. Risk Management, Environmental Requirements) over the periods in which points can be accumulated, update courses would assist all controllers in keeping up to date. To assist this, OA plans to run a Level 3 workshop in conjunction with a major carnival every 12. Orienteering Australia Annual Report 2010. 2 years (in 2011 in the ACT prior to the Australian Championships).. Event Controlling Management of accreditation and curriculum renewal is the responsibility of the Manager – Coaching and Officiating development. However as mentioned above under rule changes, the need for Controllers to maintain and update their knowledge is considered essential in order for appropriate event standards to be met. This was a particular issue in 2010 where a number of events suffered from issues of quality and deviations from the rules. Although these were generally one-offs, they were all areas of responsibility of Controllers.. Technical News and Technical Committee The Technical Committee met during the Australian Three Day event in Canberra, minutes are available on the OA Web Site. One formal edition of the Technical News was distributed in 2010, focusing on event quality issues, and provided links to a variety of resources relevant to controllers. In addition draft proposals of Rule Changes and the Conference Technical Report were distributed for discussion and information.. Robin Uppill Director Technical with assistance from John Scown Manager, Coaching & Officiating Development John Oliver OA Badge Secretary Greg Hawthorne Chair, Events Committee Adrian Uppill Chair, Mapping Committee Jenny Casanova Chair, Technical Committee.

(17) Information Technology T. he use of information technology is now integral to the management of orienteering and orienteering. events.. Online entry systems are the norm for major events, and the use of third party online tools and locally developed systems means they are now more common for other events as well (although not necessarily with integrated payment systems). Online membership is yet to be generally available (South Australia and Western Australian now have an option to join via an online form but with separate payment required). At the 2010 Annual Conference Orienteering Australia agreed to undertake a consultancy project to define the requirements for an integrated website and supporting digital communication technologies for Orienteering Australia and State Associations, and consider options for the implementation of these requirements. This will consider options such as a complete redevelopment of a new website(s), additions of new functionality to the current web site(s), or a maintenance of the status quo with improved management processes. Tenders for this project will be requested in 2011. In addition Orienteering Australia has recognised the importance of using web as a media for information distribution, and in 2011 will employ a part time web editor to manage the Orienteering Australia web site and integrated sites on “Facebook” and elsewhere. The use of Information technology on orienteering will be better advanced by sharing information both online and through other forums, especially in the areas of event management including Map Printing and Entries management. To assist this “User Guides” are maintained on the OA Website under both Technical -Mapping pages and Technical – SPORTident pages. In addition an OA Website Discussion Group has also been established. The position of Chair of the Information Technology Committee is currently vacant.. Robin Uppill Director Technical. Orienteering Australia Annual Report 2010. 13.

(18) Development and Participation Highlights During 2010 the development highlights included: • A well-attended Development Forum at Easter • A successful bid for ASC funding of $100,000 per year for increased participation initiatives • A national ‘Paddy Pallin Nav Training, Try Orienteering Day’ conducted during November in all states and territories, with Top End Orienteers winning the award for the most successful event • Continued increasing participation around Australia in all forms of urban-based orienteering • Administration and communications developments: there were Annual Conference agreements on defining and collecting data on casual and short-term series attendees; a 12-month employment one day per week of a Website Communications Manager; contracting a consultant to develop a website and digital communications plan for the future. The ASC funding grant for 2011 has as its main objective increasing membership numbers through • increased numbers of first timers committing to ongoing participation either for a series of events or as a full club member for a full year • an increase in retention of existing members • increased numbers of organisers, officials, coaches and administrators. A number of strategies were funded in 2011 to achieve this objective: • new metropolitan street and park orienteering programs in Sydney • new rural centre street and park orienteering programs in NSW, QLD and Victoria • a new duo MTBO program in NSW. 14. Orienteering Australia Annual Report 2010. • online self coaching resources with both videos and written training guides • funding assistance to train additional coaches, organisers, course planners and controllers in regional centres • additional documentation to assist organisers of events. Media Media liaison officer Bob Mouatt continued to provide national and major state media outlets with results and reports for all National Orienteering League, national championships and international events in which Australia was participating. For each of the major international events (WOC, MTBOWOC and JWOC) a volunteer team of experienced enthusiasts either at the events or in Australia stayed up until the early hours of the morning to post reports on the Australian performances on the OA website as the results were posted, mostly live. The main media vehicles for promoting the sport in Australia were • The Orienteering Australia and state and club websites, all of which have a wealth of information for beginners and experienced orienteers alike • OA’s Facebook and Twitter pages which were expanded by Rob Preston and Ben Rattray who also developed a Google calendar to link events to Facebook reminders • The Australian Orienteer magazine, which maintained its excellence as a high quality flagship for the sport • State and territory weekly E news bulletins which keep members and other subscribers well informed on upcoming events and other information • State and territory printed bulletins • Media articles in local newspapers with stories supplied by local orienteering club media officers. Sponsorships Orienteering Australia’s major sponsors during 2010 were: • The Australian Sports Commission, which provided High Performance High Program support of $86,000. • The Australian Sports Foundation (taxdeductable donations by orienteers and members of the public) • Fiskars Brands Australia, which imports SILVA compasses and headlamps, and sponsored the National Orienteering League and SILVADuo and provided some paid advertising in the Australian Orienteer..

(19) • Paddy Pallin, which sponsored the national Paddy Pallin Nav Training, Try Orienteering Day. Membership and Participant Numbers. Membership In 2010 there was a continued increase in individual junior and adult full memberships, offset by a decline in family memberships. Total registered orienteers fell from 9,344 to 8,748. These numbers reflect historical practices which have generally not offered short-term memberships at reduced rates for people participating in a seasonal series of orienteering events, especially the very popular park and street series programs and summer event programs.. At the 2010 Orienteering Australia Conference it was agreed that all state associations would develop and implement membership categories in 2011 to cater for participants who are not competing in a once off promotional event but in a regular series or program of orienteering events. This change in membership approach would lead to counting of members in a similar way to most other sports, and therefore provide greater comparability with other sports in reporting to both government and private sponsors.. John Harding Executive Officer. Registered Orienteers, 2006 to 2010 2006. 2007. 2008. 2009. 2010. Family & Group (incl Schools). 791. 802. 755. 806. 712. Individual adult. 827. 777. 822. 861. 923. Total Memberships. Individual junior. 78. 67. 69. 82. 129. 1696. 1646. 1646. 1749. 1764. 2.4. 2.3. 1.9. 1.9. 1.9. - Junior. 1079. 1034. 862. 912. 936. - Senior. 360. 388. 422. 403. 372. - Masters. 2054. 2074. 1916. 2068. 2038. - Total. 3493. 3496. 3200. 3383. 3346. Total incl. Associate members etc.. 7395. 7969. 9147. 9344. 8748. Total Average Persons per m’ship Full Members. Orienteering Australia Annual Report 2010. 15.

(20) High Performance and Coaching Key Issues For Elite Orienteering 2 010 was on the surface a disappointing year for Australian Elite Orienteering. With the outstanding exception of Adrian Jackson, the results achieved in international competitions did not measure up to the successes achieved in 2009. In addition, despite significant efforts, Orienteering Australia was unsuccessful in its submission to the Australian Sports Commission for augmented funding to our elite programs. Current funding levels remain static which, when translated into real terms, represents a continuing gradual erosion of our funding base for high performance.. However in the long term, opportunities may be brighter. The success of the Orienteering Australia bid for participation funding from ASC should be a catalyst for growing the national participation base and profile of orienteering. Such growth is the surest method of producing a larger, higher performing base of elite athletes in the future. To fully tap the benefits of this growth may require some modification of elite programs going forward to fit within the boundaries of a changing sport.. Key Results Once again Adrian Jackson dominated at MTB-O WOC with one gold and two silver medals. He now has five gold medals in his World Championships career. Adrian also achieved significant results in MTB racing, winning the Tour of Timor, an outstanding result in a race with professional teams represented. Julian Dent dominated the men’s domestic competition season winning virtually every major race he contested. Although his results at WOC were not at the level that was anticipated, he demonstrated that he has the ability to be competitive for medals in the future. In women’s elite competition, Vanessa Round and Shannon Jones both showed that they had advanced another level of performance to sit alongside the likes of Kathryn Ewels and Grace Crane at the top of elite orienteering. Even considering the retirement of Hanny Allston, this now gives pleasing strength in depth in the womens elite similar to that with the male elite scene over the previous decade. One other athlete deserving a mention is Anna Sheldon who is building up a consistent record of achievement in the Long Distance WOC races, which continues the excellent record of the Australian women in this format in recent years.. 16. Orienteering Australia Annual Report 2010. Sustainability Sustainability was a key issue last year and this has not changed, with the same factors of advancing international standards, real funding decline and small participation base continuing to squeeze our performances and impact on our ability to sit in the first rank of orienteering nations as measured by international results at elite level. As noted in the introduction, the likely increases in participation driven by new programs rolled out under the ASC participation funding are one of the best opportunities to advance elite orienteering. How can this opportunity be leveraged? Some ideas include changing the National League program to include more accessible city and town races, supporting winners of street series competitions to attempt to transition to ‘bush’ racing and regional coaching and athlete development. This issue will be covered in the revised high performance strategic plan. In considering some of the other ‘sustainability’ issues, there are very few areas that can be addressed without significant financial input. The most obvious actions relate to making the smartest possible use of our finances to support the best value activities, and the athletes with the best chances of success. However, the danger here is, for a small short term gain, a more narrow allocation of money places at risk medium and long term results as we cannot provide opportunities to our emerging athletes. It is also worth noting again the demands on our key athletes with Hanny Allston announcing her retirement this year and other athletes indicating scaled back programs to accommodate other life foci like work and study..

(21) Management Structure One change adopted in the last 12 months was to split the duties of the old “High Performance Manager” into two separate jobs “High Performance Manager” and “Operations Officer” to better allocate resources between strategic and operational functions. In practice, the operational requirements of the old position had swamped the capacity to allocate effort to focus strategically on directing elite orienteering through a complex environment with many emerging challenges. As such, in the first half of 2011, one of the key challenges for Kay Haarsma as the new High Performance Manager is to focus on the upgraded HP Strategic Plan to ensure this fits well with the needs of stakeholders including athletes, OA and ASC. Another key goal is the establishment of performance standards and guides for athletes and coaches across each of the Orienteering disciplines. For the Operations Officer (Rob Preston), the key focus is continuing to ensure our athletes and teams get the support they need internationally when representing Australia and domestically through high quality racing and training opportunities.. Silva National Orienteering League The SILVA National Orienteering League continues as the annual centrepiece of Australian elite orienteering. Races were held in Victoria (Eureka Challenge), ACT (Easter), NSW (WOC trials) and South Australia (Australian Championships week). One race was marred by several quality issues which were taken up by the OA Technical Director, although in general the quality of NOL events continues to be very high. Races continue to feature innovative competition models with a focus on interesting and spectator friendly formats and venues. In 2012 the National Orienteering League will travel to the Northern Territory for the first time. Whilst exciting, this will stretch competitor resources with a likely spread of national races all over Australia. 2010 National Series winners were:. In other areas (team coaches and managers and most selection positions), continuity of key personnel and plans was maintained from 2009.. Senior Men:. Julian Dent (NSW Stingers). Senior Women:. Shannon Jones (Canberra Cockatoos). Junior Men:. Ian Lawford (Canberra Cockatoos). Junior Women:. Belinda Lawford (Canberra Cockatoos). Orienteering Australia Annual Report 2010. 17.

(22) 2010 National League winners were: Senior Men:. NSW Stingers. Senior Women:. Victorian Nuggets. Junior Men:. Canberra Cockatoos. Junior Women:. Quensland Cyclones. Senior Foot Orienteering After great results in 2009 at both WOC and World Games, it would have been a significant achievement to deliver the same performances in 2010. A WOC in Norway challenges Australia like no other with a combination of tough terrain and significant home ground advantages for Europeans (especially the Nordic based runners). Results were solid with consistent places in the 30s to 40s in finals of all disciplines reflecting our depth across the board. Obviously results in the top 10 were missing and hopefully these will return in the next few years with non Scandinavian WOCs providing a more level playing field. It was pleasing to have a strong men’s team at the event following the decision not to send any men in 2009. The gap between junior and senior elite continues to widen and it is concerning that many of our high class juniors seem to advance very slowly when leaving junior ranks. This remains an issue of both coaching and High Performance that needs to be addressed. Again this is a performance issues to address in the revised HP Strategic plan. It was agreed that the head/assistant coach model for WOC worked well in 2009 and this model was retained in 2010 even with both sexes represented in Norway. Rob Lewis and Wendy Read continue to occupy these positions and have built up a strong rapport with the athlete body in the last year.. Junior Foot Orienteering The story in 2010 mirrors that of 2009, with a strong domestic competition yet disappointing JWOC results. Both fitness and technical consistency of most athletes are not at the standard required to deliver benchmark international performances. One area to look at in 2011 and beyond is the physical capacity of our juniors with a strong focus on building this attribute in the next few years. Utilising published performance standards, introducing physical targets and testing into training camps and selection criteria and modifying summer junior training and development programs are areas where some gains should be possible. 18. Orienteering Australia Annual Report 2010. with minimal effort and financial outlay.. Mountain Bike Orienteering By combining Junior and Senior MTBO WOC, Portugal was a good opportunity to send a junior team to this event for the first time. With benefits of the one management team, and peer support from senior athletes, this gave us a chance to test our juniors at the highest level in a supportive environment. The opportunity was taken by the men’s junior relay team recording 5th place, an excellent debut. Adrian Jackson’s outstanding performances have already been noted earlier in this article, and it is his efforts that continue to advance the profile of MTB O nationally. It is clear that standards in international MTB O racing are continuing to improve at a rapid rate which will test the professionalism of our athletes in the next few years to keep pace with the rest of the world..

(23) 2010 was the third year the National MTBO Series was held with seven races over three rounds. Participation numbers continue to rise, although junior numbers are still quite small, perhaps reflecting the challenges of getting to events with the burden of bikes and equipment. 2010 National Series winners were: Senior Men:. Alex Randall (Victorian Nuggets). Senior Women:. Mary Fien (NSW Stingers). Junior Men:. Chris Firman (Queensland Storm). Junior Women:. Jasmine Sunley (Victorian Nuggets). Benchmark International Perfomances Athlete. Event. Format. Place. Adrian Jackson. MTBO World Championships. Sprint. 1. Adrian Jackson. MTBO World Championships. Middle. 2. Adrian Jackson. MTBO World Championships. Long. 2. Australian Team - Men. MTBO Junior World Championships. Relay. 5. Orienteering Australia Annual Report 2010. 19.

(24) Coaching. Thanks must go to the State Coach Convenors for their assistance to me in working through the process above and in their patience during my time on L and P plates.. Coaching Development John Scown was appointed to the position of Manager, Coaching and Officiating Development in September 2010 for an initial period of 12 months.. Coach Education Curricula Neville Bleakley updated the Level 1 and Level 3 Coaching Curricula which had been expired for some time. The new curricula were approved by the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) without amendment in January 2011. The current Coach Curricula expiry status is: * Level ‘1’ Coach 10 Jan 2015 * Level ‘2’ Coach 8 May 2013 * Level ‘3’ Coach 10 Jan 2015.. Accreditation of Coaches The numbers of accredited coaches at 28th February 2011 is below (figures in brackets are the equivalents at December 2009). Males. Females. Total. Level 1. 73 (73). 55 (53). 128 (126). Level 2. 23 (30). 12 (12). 35 (42). Level 3. 3 (3). 2 (3). 5 (6). TOTAL. 99 (106). 69 (68). 168 (175). Coaching numbers appeared to have experienced a slight decrease compared to 2009. However this may be caused by the still incomplete process of sorting out discrepancies and by the data cleansing. I have not included any analysis of numbers by State/Territory, by age nor by lapses/reaccreditations etc (see note below in Commentary).. Commentary The principal focus of my efforts in the position has been to process the backlog of accreditation documentation onto the ASC database. Some of this was over 12 months old. In the 6 months to end February 2011, fifty (50) coach accreditations (new, upgrade or reaccreditation) have been processed onto the ASC database. There are still some outstanding discrepancies between the ASC database and the records kept by the states which are being jointly worked through. Additionally, data validation has revealed some incomplete and, in a few cases, incorrect data records on the ASC database and these are being addressed as they are found.. 20. Orienteering Australia Annual Report 2010. Eric Morris Director, High Performance with assistance from Rob Preston Manager High Performance John Scown Manager, Coaching & Officiating Development.

(25) Mountain Bike Orienteering International Events and World Ranking • Two IOF World Ranking Events will be sanctioned for the 2011 Australian MTBO Championships, to be staged in Beechworth, Victoria, on 14-16 October 2011 with Bob Allison (ACT) as Event Adviser. • Australia’s 9-member team to WMTBOC in Portugal included three juniors – Chris Firman, Mark Gluskie and Luke Poland. Adrian Jackson won 1 Gold medal (Sprint) and 2 Silvers in Middle and Long. The Junior Relay (Firman, Gluskie, Poland) team won 5th place in the Junior Men’s Relay for the first Relay podium place since Australia MTBO team scored two bronze medals in the 2004 WMTBOC Relays in Maryborough, Vic. • Adrian Jackson was ranked 1st in the World MTBO Ranking after WMTBOC in Portugal, but dipped to 21st after the last of the European WRE’s. Four Australian men and six women were ranked in the top 100 at the end of 2010 - [Adrian J (21), Alex R (41), Steve C (86), Grant L (91) and Melanie S (22), Mary F (39), Thor E (80), Carolyn J (86), Vanessa R (87), Jo W (94).. National Events , Australian MTBO Series and National Ranking • In 2010 all states staged long-distance championships. Short, Middle and Long Championships were ridden at the Australian Championships in Castlemaine/Chewton/Daylesford in Victoria. • The Australian MTBO State Championship Plaque was won by VIC, with Qld 2nd, SA 3rd and NSW. 4th. All states (not ACT) were represented for the 4th time in MTBO’s13 year history. • Individual winners of the Australian MTBO Series were Alex Randall (M21-E), Mary Fien (W21-E), Chris Firman (M-20E) and Jasmine Sunley (W-20E), while Victoria riders won the combined title: Victoria (176), Queensland (99), and NSW (82). In the inaugural Masters Series Victoria Nuggets (277) finished ahead of Qld Storm (188), NSW Stingers (141) and SA Arrows (94). • The Australian Championship attracted 22 NZL, 3 EST and 2 SWE in the 157 entry, a new national record, and boosted the WRE points of AUS and NZL riders. • The 2010 National Individual Ranking list will be calculated and included in a report in the Australian Orienteer early in 2011. • Fifteen 2010 Australian ranking events were held (three at AUS Champs - Long, Middle, Sprint), two in Queensland, SA, Victoria, WA (L, M), one in NSW, TAS, and ACT (L).. Significant Events and Initiatives for 2010 • The Australian MTBO Championships in Castlemaine/Chewton/Daylesford, Vic attracted over 25 entries from overseas. Special thanks to the VIC organiser Peter Cusworth and event advisers Kathy Liley and Jon Sutcliffe for coordinating an excellent carnival. • One meeting of state representatives was held at Hepburn Springs, Victoria during the Australian Championships. • Peta Whitford (Vic) Rick Armstrong (Vic) and Paul Darvodelsky (NSW) re-appointed as National Selectors and selected the first junior men’s team to JWMTBOC in Portugal.. Blake Gordon MTB-O Convenor. Orienteering Australia Annual Report 2010. 21.

(26) The Australian Orienteer T. he Australian Orienteer had a good year, despite losing two long-term advertisers, and finished 2010 comfortably in the black. As a magazine for members we rely heavily on orders from State Associations (~80% of income) so any drives to increase memberships also assists the magazine and helps to keep down subscription rates (for members $22.60 pa in 2010). The past year was a record one for State Association orders which is a good indication that memberships are on the rise. Ideally, we need to find more advertising – both commercial and events advertising – and success has been achieved to some extent on that front. In the four issues during the year we covered all the major national events and those international events where Australian teams were competing. The September issue celebrated the continuing success of Adrian Jackson at World Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships, and the Junior MTBO Team’s podium Relay finish at their first World Championships. That issue also celebrated the 25th anniversary of the first World Championships to be held outside Europe, in Bendigo, Victoria in 1985. Regular items covered Training, Health, Sport Psychology, Nutrition, Coaching, Course Setting and other topics relating to Orienteering.. Mike Hubbert Editor. 22. Orienteering Australia Annual Report 2010.

(27) Orienteering Australia Awards Athlete Of The Year Adrian Jackson - VIC. SILVA Medal Geoff Lawford - ACT. SILVA Award for Services to Orienteering Rob Vincent - NSW. R. ob Vincent was National Controller for the 2007 World Junior Championships and the 2009 World Masters Orienteering Championships and Overall Controller for the 2004 Australian Championships Carnival, the 2007 Australian Championships Carnival (in conjunction with JWOC) and the 2008 Australian 3 Days in NSW. JWOC2007 and WMOC2009 were the largest events ever undertaken by OANSW. As National Controller, Robert liaised with the IOF Event Advisors and the Event Organisers to ensure that all aspects of the events were correctly (and successfully) undertaken. He also liaised with the mappers, course setters and day controllers for each of the individual days involved. This included extensive fieldwork to ensure the suitability of the maps and courses. Rob has been a stalwart member of Newcastle Orienteering Club for many years and with his quiet determination and attention to detail he has made a major contribution to the sport in Australia.. Orienteering Australia Annual Report 2010. 23.

(28) David Hogg Medal for Services to Event Management Eric Andrews - QLD He undertook the role of event co-ordinator and technical director of the Asia-Pacific Orienteering Championships Carnival in July 2000 which covered a total of nine events, including the Australian and AsiaPacific Championships. He also co-ordinated the 2001 Christmas 5 Days which were held in Queensland. In 2004, he was event co-ordinator for the Australian 3 Days Orienteering Championships held at Ipswich which was part of an extended carnival that also involved the Australian MTBO Championships, the Australian Middle Distance Championships and the Southern Downs Championships.. E. ric has been involved with the sport of orienteering for more than 30 years, as a competitor, administrator, selector, technical director, event organiser and mapper, and few other Australian orienteers have made a greater contribution to the sport in so many different areas. His efforts have been recognised by being made a Life Member of the Queensland Orienteering Association in 2001 and being awarded Orienteering Australia’s Silva Award for services to orienteering in 1992. He gained the Stanthorpe Shire Council’s Australia Day Award for Sports Administration in 2001 and in 2006 he won the Queensland Outdoor Recreation Federation’s Outstanding Achievement (Individual) award for his services to the sports of orienteering, rogaining and mountain bike orienteering. Apart from his many other contributions to orienteering, Eric has also played a major role I event management over the last 26 years. As well as organising hundreds of local and state events, he has also made a significant contribution to the conduct of many major national events. He was the principle organiser of the 1982 Military Orienteering Championships in Queensland in 1982, an organiser of the Family Relays at the Australian 3 Days at Cherrabah in 1987 and technical co-ordinator for the 1991 Top State Carnival which involved six events, including the Queensland and Australian Championships. Eric was also the technical director and course setter for the 1995 Australian 3 Days Orienteering Championships at Crows Nest.. 24. Orienteering Australia Annual Report 2010. More recently, he undertook more than four years work to co-ordinate the Australian Orienteering Championships Carnival which was held at Maryborough in September/October 2008. This major event involved 15 separate events over a 12 day period including all disciplines of the Australian Championships – sprint, middle, long and relay – as well as the sprint, middle and long distance events for the Australian Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships. Two of the foot events and two of the MTBO events were also designated IOF World Ranking Events. This event was a finalist in the Queensland Outdoor Recreation Federation’s 2009 Outdoor Event Award. He has also organised and set courses for the WOC selection trials in Queensland in 1997 and 2001. Eric’s voluntary work over decades as an event organiser has been characterised by a high standard of professionalism and the ability to bring together a large number of volunteers from many clubs to work effectively as a team. His skills in strategic planning, leadership, knowledge of, and attention to technical details have proven invaluable in delivering major carnivals of a very high standard that have been well received by the orienteering community. His abilities to liaise effectively with land owners and managers, government agencies, sponsors and a range of community groups have also contributed to the success of our major carnivals. He has also sought to share his knowledge with other orienteers and encourage their professional development by conducting regular event organiser’s workshops. Because of his dedication to event management over many decades and the high standards he has achieved through his efforts, Eric is a very worthy recipient of the David Hogg Medal for Services to Event Management..

(29) SILVA Award for Services to Coaching Jessica Fuller-Smith - TAS. J. ess Fuller-Smith for the OA Coach of the Year award. Jess is a young coach who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to furthering the sporting aspirations of young Tasmanian orienteers through her role as coach of the Tasmanian schools team and her role in coaching at Tasmanian junior training camps. Jess brings to the role a quiet confidence and self belief for the juniors in her team such they feel comfortable and confident in their own abilities. She has a keen insight into the role of coaching young individuals with a sense of compassion combined with a detailed insight of the technical requirements of orienteering. A measure of Jess’s coaching abilities has been that Tasmania has placed in the top three states in the time that Jess has being coach of the schools team. In addition, Jess has run regular training and coaching programs for very young orienteers who are just beginning orienteering and does so with a caring and thoughtful approach to meeting their needs in learning the complex skills required to become a successful orienteer. Orienteering Tasmania commends Jess as a worthy recipient of the Coach of the Year award.. Orienteering Australia Annual Report 2010. 25.

(30) Appendix 1: National Results 2010 OA Shield. National Series (Junior). Interstate competition based on the results of the Australian Long Distance Championships.. Interstate competition based on the individual results of junior events in the National League.. New South Wales. Women: Men: . Xanthorrhoea Trophy Interstate competition based on the results of the Australian Relay Championships.. New South Wales. Champion Club Trophy Inter-club competition based on the placings at the end of day two of the Australian 3-Days.. Bush Flyers (ACT). National League (Senior) Interstate competition based on the team results of all senior events in the National League.. Women: Men: . Victorian Nuggets NSW Stingers. National League (Junior) Interstate competition based on the team results of junior events in the National League.. Women: Men: . Queensland Cyclones Canberra Cockatoos. National Series (Senior) Interstate competition based on the individual results of senior events in the National League.. Women: Men: . Shannon Jones (ACT) Julian Dent (NSW). Belinda Lawford (ACT) Ian Lawford (VIC). Australian MTBO Championship Plaque Australian MTBO Championship Plaque Interstate competition based on the results of the Australian MTBO Sprint, Middle and Long Distance Championships.. Victoria. National MTBO League (Senior) Interstate competition based on the team results of all seven senior events in the National MTBO League.. Women – QLD and VIC tied Men - VIC and NSW tied. National MTBO League (Junior) Interstate competition based on the team results of all seven junior events in the National MTBO League.. Women - VIC Men – VIC and QLD tied. National MTBO Series (Senior) Interstate competition based on the individual results of seven events in the National MTBO Series. Women - Mary Fien (NSW) Men – Alex Randall (VIC). National MTBO Series (Junior) Interstate competition based on the individual resultsof seven events in the National MTBO Series.. Women – Jasmine Sunley (VIC) Men – Chris Firman (QLD) 26. Orienteering Australia Annual Report 2010.

(31) Australian 3 Days: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory W21E M21E W17-20E M17-20E . Round, Vanessa Dent, Julian Buckerfield, Sarah Dow, Lachlan . SA NSW TAS ACT. W-10 W-12 W-14 W-16 W35 W40 W45 W50 W55 W60 W65 W70 W75 . M-10 M-12 M-14 M-16 M35 M40 M45 M50 M55 M60 M65 M70 M75 M80 . Osborne, Rachel Steer, Asha Dowling, Anna Doyle, Jacqui Hawthorne, Clare Enderby, Jenny Hancock, Sue Bourne, Jenny Key, Sue Booth, Anna Baldwin, Jean Schafer, Christa Ogilvie, Maureen . NSW VIC TAS QLD TAS NSW TAS ACT VIC ACT NSW NSW NSW. George, Alastair McIntyre, Lachlan Doyle, Matt Nankervis, Brodie Ellis, Miles Davis, Jock Wehner, Martin Rothery, Eoin Lawford, Geoff Davies, Nigel Brock, John Hodsdon, John Piiroinen, Pauli Schafer, Neil . NSW QLD QLD TAS NSW NSW ACT NSW ACT TAS TAS NSW ACT NSW. Australian Long Distance Championships: Tanunda Creek, South Australia W21E M21E W17-20E M17-20E . Ewels, Kathryn Dent, Julian . Muir, Heather Blatchford, Joshua. VIC NSW QLD NSW. W-10 W-12 W-14 W-16 W35 W40 W45 W50 W55 W60 W65 W70 W75 . Phillips, Arabella Steer, Asha. Dowling, Anna. Doyle, Jacqui Hazeldine, Kim Scherrer, Anita Tay, Su Yan Feaver, Anthea Uppill, Robin Sauer, Meredyth Ingwersen, Ann Alexander, Helen Mount, Sue. TAS VIC TAS QLD TAS ACT QLD WA SA QLD ACT VIC TAS. M-10 M-12 M-14 M-16 M35 M40 M45 M50 M55 M60 M65 M70 M75 M80 M80 . Key, Aston. Jaffe, Patrick Doyle, Matt Nankervis, Brodie Gray, Brenton Simson, Scott Nemeth, Mark Key, Warren Lawford, Geoff Davies, Nigel Lotty, Dave Hodsdon, John Hanlon, Barry Kelly, Ray Wehner, Hermann. VIC VIC QLD TAS QLD NSW QLD VIC ACT TAS NSW NSW NSW QLD ACT. SILVA Trophy - M21E Teams New South Wales Swedish Ambassador’s Trophy - W21E Teams Victoria Howden Trophy M21E - Julian Dent (NSW) Howden Trophy W21E - Kathryn Ewels (VIC). . Orienteering Australia Annual Report 2010. 27.

(32) Australian Middle Distance Championships: Lady Alice Goldfield, South Australia. Australian Sprint Distance Championships: Trinity College, South Australia. W21E M21E W17-20E M17-20E . W-10 W-12 W-14 W-16 W35 W40 W45 W50 W55 W60 W65 W70 W75 M-10 M-12 M-14 M-16 M35 M40 M45 M50 M55 M60 M65 M70 M75 M80 M85 . 28. Sheldon, Anna Dent, Julian Burrill, Lilian Poland, Oliver . QLD NSW QLD ACT. W21E M21E W17-20E M17-20E . Jones, Shannon Dent, Julian Buckerfield, Sarah Lawford, Ian . ACT NSW TAS ACT. Phillips, Arabella Steer, Asha Steer, Lanita Hammond, Shea-Cara Tarr, Sandra Scherrer, Anita Tay, Su Yan Bourne, Jenny Key, Sue Hodsdon, Val Hawkins, Jenny Alexander, Helen Ogilvie, Maureen . TAS VIC VIC ACT VIC ACT QLD ACT VIC NSW NSW VIC NSW. W-12 W-14 W-16 W35 W40 W45 W50 W55 W60 W65 W70 W75 . Steer, Asha Dowling, Anna Doyle, Jacqui Gray, Meredith Hill, Barbara Tay, Su Yan Bourne, Jenny Key, Sue Gale, Debbie Goddard, Ruth Morris, Janet Healy, Sue . VIC TAS QLD QLD NSW QLD ACT VIC TAS VIC NSW VIC. Key, Aston Jaffe, Patrick Doyle, Matt Nankervis, Brodie Keech, Dion McComb, Jonathan Nemeth, Mark McComb, Andrew Lawford, Geoff Hoopmann, Paul Brownlie, Ken Hodsdon, John Hanlon, Barry Kelly, Ray Wehner, Hermann. VIC VIC QLD TAS VIC TAS QLD SA ACT SA WA NSW NSW QLD NSW. M-12 M-14 M-16 M35 M40 M45 M50 M55 M60 M65 M70 M75 M80 M85 . Jaffe, Patrick Doyle, Matt Siaud, Marius Gray, Brenton Atkins, Graham Doyle, Steve Hatley, Tim Lawford, Geoff Davies, Nigel Lotty, Dave Sheahan, John Hanlon, Barry Schafer, Neil Wehner, Herman . VIC QLD TAS QLD ACT QLD VIC ACT TAS NSW VIC NSW NSW ACT. Orienteering Australia Annual Report 2010.

(33) Australian Relay Championships: Mannum, South Australia W21E M21E W17-20E M17-20E . Victoria Australian Capital Territory Queensland Australian Capital Territory. W-16 W35 W45 W55 W65 . M-16 M35 M45 M55 M65 . New South Wales Australian Capital Territory Queensland New South Wales New South Wales Tasmania Queensland Queensland Victoria Western Australia. Australian Schools Championships: Mount Crawford, South Australia Individual Junior Girls Senior Girls Junior Boys Senior Boys. Relay. Junior Girls Senior Girls Junior Boys Senior Boys. Dowling, Anna Cantwell, Emily Neumann, Max Lawford, Ian. TAS QLD QLD ACT. Queensland Queensland Queensland Australian Capital Territory. Australian Schools Championships Teams 1st 2nd 3rd. Queensland Australian Capital Territory Tasmania. Orienteering Australia Annual Report 2010. 29.

(34) Australian MTBO Long Distance Championships: Daylesford, Victoria. Australian MTBO Sprint Distance Championships: Castlemaine, Victoria. W21A M21A . Fien, Mary . Jackson, Adrian . NSW VIC. W21A M21A . Fien, Mary . Cusworth, Steven . NSW VIC. W-20 W40 W50 W60 W70 . M-14 M-16 M-20 M40 M50 M60 M70 . Sunley, Jasmine Haarsma, Kay Stichbury, Lyn Gordon, Dale Ann Rowlands, Joyce . VIC SA QLD VIC VIC. W-16 W-20 W40 W50 W60 . Hennessy, Emily Sunley, Jasmine Haarsma, Kay Stichbury, Lyn Gordon, Dale Ann. VIC VIC SA QLD VIC. VIC VIC TAS VIC SA VIC VIC. M-14 M-16 M-20 M40 M50 M60 . Prentice, Eddy. Jackson, Timothy Phillips, Oscar Steffens, Craig Prentice, Robert. Armstrong, Rick . Dickson, Declan Jackson, Timothy Phillips, Oscar Davis, Rob Leuenberger, Heinz Hill, Peter Cadman, Graeme . Australian MTBO Middle Distance Championships: Castlemaine, Victoria W21A M21A . Egerton, Thorlene Jackson, Adrian . VIC VIC. W-16 W-20 W40 W50 W60 W70 . Hennessy, Emily Sunley, Jasmine Haarsma, Kay Williams, Susie Gordon, Dale Ann Rowlands, Joyce . VIC VIC SA QLD VIC VIC. M-14 M-16 M-20 M40 M50 M60 M70 . Prentice, Eddy. Jackson, Timothy Phillips, Oscar Steffens, Craig Hatley, Tim Armstrong, Rick Cadman, Graeme . 30. Orienteering Australia Annual Report 2010. NSW VIC TAS QLD VIC VIC VIC. NSW VIC TAS QLD NSW VIC.

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