Annual Awards Recognise Outstanding Contributions and Achievements

Monday, 28 November 2016



Photos left to right: John Scown, Andrew Cumming Thom, Nathan Guinness, Shannan Forrest

The OACT Annual Awards held at the Southern Cross Yacht Club on Sunday recognised outstanding contributions and achievements by ACT orienteers. The recipients of the major awards were:

 Other award recipients were:

  • President’s Awards: Daniel Del Dot, Bryant Allen, Kelly Young. Ana Herceg, Tate Needham, Stephen Goggs and Paul de Jongh
  • Young Person President’s Award: Patrick Miller
  • Age Class Category Awards: Sub-junior: Ella Cuthbert and Patrick Miller; Junior: Tara Melhuish and Stephen Melhuish; Elite: Jo Allison and Matt Crane; Masters: Toni Brown and John Shelton Agar; Judy Allison and John Scown; Improver: James Heyes
  • Audun Fristad Junior Encouragement Awards: Hannah Daley, Rosie Waddell-Wood, Ellen Johnson, Emily Li, Pia Cunningham, Rosie Goggs, Zoe Melhuish; Nicholas Brennan, Samuel McKinney, Zack Noyes, Mykal Marsham, Jaxon Kneip, Patrick Miller

 Photos from the evening are on Facebook 

Ciaran Lane and Oliver Mill Appointed as Development Officers

Tuesday, 22 November 2016


Photos (L to R) Ciaran Lane, Oliver Mill, Stephen Goggs

OACT is pleased to announce that the recently advertised part-time position of Development Officer will be filled by experienced, young local orienteers Ciaran Lane (Parawanga) and Oliver Mill (Bushflyers) who will take on the position jointly, effective immediately. We look forward to Ciaran and Oliver building on the impressive groundwork that has been laid across the schools and wider community by Toni Brown over the past two years.

We live in exciting times, with Toni and the team of volunteer community coaches having delivered face-to-face sessions to almost 22,000 participations in many schools, which is estimated to be equivalent to around 7-8,000 unique individuals . This recently culminated in the highly successful running of the four-week SC-ORE schools orienteering competition – run entirely by volunteers.

In the short term the Board has also asked Stephen Goggs (Red Roos) to act as a mentor to the new development officers as they take over the reins. Ciaran and Oliver will be well-known to many orienteers already, but all members are encouraged to make themselves known to them, especially if you have an active interest in opportunities for development of our sport into the future. 

David Poland

President 

Dinner & Award Presentations, RSVP date extended until Fri 18th November

Monday, 14 November 2016

  

Where: CSCC Yacht Club, Mariner Pl, Yarralumla.

When: 6pm, Sunday 27 November.

Come along to this picturesque lakeside location to celebrate the end of another successful year of orienteering for OACT and to support our very worthy award recipients. 

The evening will include great food, presentations of perpetual awards, most improved awards, and the Audan Fristad encouragement awards for juniors. We'll also have a special guest speaker or two. There's plenty of space for our youngest members to play!

Spaces will fill, so don't leave it until the last minute to register!

RSVP by Nov 18 via Eventor 

Event details and prices OACT_Dinner_Flyer_2016

Please see the weekly bulletin for information about nominating members for the perpetual awards - help us recognise the great work of those who contribute so much to our sport. Nominations due 14 Nov.

2016 News list
Annual Awards Recognise Outstanding Contributions and Achievements Monday, 28 November 2016 The OACT Annual Awards recognised outstanding contributions and achievements by ACT orienteers
Ciaran Lane and Oliver Mill Appointed as Development Officers Tuesday, 22 November 2016 OACT is pleased to announce that the recently advertised part-time position of Development Officer will be filled by experienced, young, local orienteers Ciaran Lane and Oliver Mill
Dinner & Award Presentations, RSVP date extended until Fri 18th November Monday, 14 November 2016 Come along to this picturesque lakeside location to celebrate the end of another successful year of orienteering for OACT and to support our very worthy award recipients.
The Big SC-ORE Final Thursday, 10 November 2016 Today at Curtin Primary School 24 teams battled tested their navigation and fitness skills
Radford College - Sprint format fun Monday, 7 November 2016 Twilight event on Radford College Campus always lots of fun - but remember the out of bounds rules
OACT Controllers Course, Sat 12 Nov Friday, 4 November 2016 OACT is holding a controller’s workshop on Saturday 12 November 2016 at Maitland House, Hackett.
SCORE School Orienteering Stage 3 Thursday, 3 November 2016 School Orienteering - the Challenge Continues
Campbell Park - A Twilight Highlight Tuesday, 1 November 2016 Twilight #4 at Campbell Park - a popular map for good reason.
SCORE School Orienteering Stage 2 Thursday, 27 October 2016 Power and Play - a great way to start the day
ACT MTBO Weekend Postponed Tuesday, 25 October 2016 It is with regret that we postpone the ACT MTBO weekend.
Another Two-Bob Show at Farrer Ridge Tuesday, 25 October 2016 Bob Allison and Bob Mouatt will stage another Two-Bob (now 20 cents) event
Spring SCORE School Orienteering blasts off!! Thursday, 20 October 2016 Stage 1 SCORE school orienteering - Red Hill Primary School campus
OACT Development Officer. Wednesday, 19 October 2016 Position of OACT Development Officer - applications close on Friday
OACT Coaching Workshops Term 4 Tuesday, 11 October 2016 Sign up now for OACT Workshops Term 4.
Orienteering Resumes and Cockatoos win Thursday, 6 October 2016 Orienteering Resumes and Cockatoos win
OACT Schools Team wins at Aus Champs Friday, 30 September 2016 OACT Schools Team wins at AUST Champs
2016 ACT Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships Monday, 26 September 2016 Entries are open for the 2016 ACT Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships. Entry only via Eventor.
Welcome to Sunny(?) Canberra Thursday, 22 September 2016 Two of the three Scholarship Coaches who will spend summer in the ACT turned out for their run on Australian terrain
Summer Orienteering Programme starts soon. Sunday, 18 September 2016 SC-ORE , Map Mates , Street series and Twilight Wednesdays
SC-ORE Orienteering - ENTRIES NOW OPEN for Oct/Nov Series Thursday, 15 September 2016 SC-ORE school safe orienteering for years 3 to 6.
BLACK MOUNTAIN NORTH MIDDAY EVENT, Wed 14 SEP Tuesday, 13 September 2016 It looks like the weather will be doing its best yet again to keep us at home (or at work) for the penultimate midday event of the year at Black Mountain North!
Zoe Melhuish Leads the way in Jim Sawkins Classic Handicap Monday, 5 September 2016 Zoe Melhuish won the 2016 Jim Sawkins Classic Handicap with an amazing km rate adjusted for age and gender
Secondary School Champs and Saturday League Presentation Saturday, 3 September 2016 Presentations
Exciting finish expected at final Junior League race this Saturday Wednesday, 31 August 2016 The final round of the junior league is at Yarralumla Bay this Saturday. Competition is very tight in a number of age divisions
Quality Events to Close the Season Wednesday, 24 August 2016 ACT orienteers have a wide range of quality events from which to choose for the last four weeks of the 2016 Winter Season
Celebrating Winter Map Mates & Looking Forward to the Summer Season Sunday, 21 August 2016 The winter MapMates competition wound up with a presentation BBQ on 25 June.
This Sunday August 7th head to the Snow for some real adventure. Sunday, 31 July 2016 Sun Aug 7th
Get Your Revenge on Isaacs Ridge Friday, 29 July 2016 Canberra Orienteers have the opportunity to get their revenge on Isaacs Ridge
Tara Melhuish - JWOC Story and Photos Sunday, 24 July 2016 Tara was the sole ACT representative at the 2016 JWOC. Held in Switzerland this was Tara's first JWOC: A combination of successes, lessons learnt and an amazing experience. Tara has kindly provided this report.
ACT LEAGUE # 7 AT YANKEE JACKS HILL POSTPONED Saturday, 23 July 2016 ACT League event # 7 at Yankee Jacks Hill on Sunday 24 July has had to be postponed
Saturday Metro Orienteering Resumes at ANU Wednesday, 20 July 2016 The Saturday Metro series resumes this Saturday at ANU after a short break,.
ACT Teams Event Great Lead Up for ACT and AUS Champs Wednesday, 13 July 2016 ACT Teams Event Good Lead Up for ACT and AUS Champs
School Sport ACT Orienteering Team 2016 Thursday, 30 June 2016 The team selectors are pleased to announce the 2016 ACT Schools Orienteering Team which will compete in Queensland in September
Australian Schools Champs You Tube Trailers Thursday, 30 June 2016 Australian Schools Champs You Tube Trailers
Magical Mount Majura – this Saturday 25 June Thursday, 23 June 2016 Magical Mount Majura – this Saturday 25 June
Winter top time to get outdoors - gO orienteering Saturday, 11 June 2016 So much happening on Orienteering in the ACT
World Orienteering Day - A Canberra Record Friday, 10 June 2016 Over 1,100 entries in Canberra alone.
Double header of orienteering this weekend. Tuesday, 31 May 2016 This weekend gives you the opportunity to run on both Saturday and Sunday. Saturdays event is Saturday Metro 6, at Bruce Ridge – And Sunday is ACT League 6 at Timbertops,
Saturday Metro #5, ACT League # 5 PLUS Final Map Mates ............... Mt Ainslie North -- Red Courses available Tuesday, 24 May 2016 Saturday offers red level courses as part of the ACT League Program - dont miss it!
Sauna, Socialise, Support -Women & Girls Training Weekend, 28-29 May Thursday, 19 May 2016 Women and girls are invited to this beautiful bush block near Braidwood.
World Orienteering Day - Canberra leads the way - Today ! Wednesday, 11 May 2016 Be amongst the first in the world!
Magnificent Boboyan - head down this Sunday 8th May Monday, 2 May 2016 The terrain and courses are worth the travel to Boboyan Divide this Sunday.
Saturday Junior Metro League Comp starts Saturday, 30 May Thursday, 28 April 2016 The ACT Saturday Metro season will get underway this Saturday 30th April at Weston Park
Jo Allison Conquers Picaree Hill Tuesday, 19 April 2016 Jo Allison has continued her dominance of ACT age-based handicap competitions
Blue Lightning Wagga Wagga training camp Sunday, 17 April 2016 Blue Lightning Wagga Wagga training camp report
Beauty and History - Picaree Hill this Sunday Tuesday, 12 April 2016 Just a short drive from Murrumbateman, Picaree Hill is situated in the heart of rolling hills and bush land.
The Carnival is Over: A New Season Begins Friday, 8 April 2016 March was a Carnival of Orienteering in the ACT
2016 MTBO Events Monday, 28 March 2016 The 2016 National Mountain Bike Orienteering Series commences in less than three weeks.
SC-ORE Stage #4 Final School Orienteering March 2016 Thursday, 24 March 2016 SC-ORE School Orienteering – primary school students show they are made for adventure!
VALE GRAHAM FORTUNE Monday, 21 March 2016 Canberra’s orienteering community was saddened to receive the news that Graham Fortune died suddenly last Saturday
SC-ORE March # 3 Thursday, 17 March 2016 SC-ORE School orienteering - the challenge continues
Autumn Classics a Testing Time for All Wednesday, 9 March 2016 The Autumn Classics met the objective of being ‘test’ events leading up to the 2016 Australian 3-Days
SC-ORE March #1 Thursday, 3 March 2016 52 Primary School Students sign up to March SC-ORE Challenge
Jo Allison Takes Lead into Final at Karabar Friday, 26 February 2016 After 15 races in the Runners Shop Twilight Series Jo Allison will take a commnading lead in the Final race at Karabar
A week of Action. A weekend of Deadlines . Monday, 22 February 2016 Training weekend at Badja and Deadlines this week
Series Ending as Seasons About to Change Friday, 19 February 2016 The 2015-16 Runners Shop Twilight Series is drawing to a close as the change in seasons approaches
Six Weeks of High Quality Orienteering Thursday, 18 February 2016 Canberra orienteers can look forward to six weeks of high quality orienteers.
Fun at Black Mountain Peninsula this Wednesday Monday, 15 February 2016 The twilight event at Black Mountain Peninsula this coming Wednesday is shaping up to be a fun event.
Jo Allison Maintains Lead in Runners Shop Twilight Series Saturday, 6 February 2016 Jo Allison maintains her lead in the 2015-16 Runners Shop Twilight Series with just four rounds to go
Primary School Orienteering Challenge Thursday, 28 January 2016 4 week Interschool Challenge – for Primary School aged kids.
Kick off 2016 with Twilight #11 at Lake Ginninderra this Wednesday Sunday, 17 January 2016 2016 kicks off with The Runners Shop Twilight #11, in a scenic location on the western shores of Lake Ginninderra.
Entries Now Open for 2016 Australian 3-Days and 2016 Sprint Canberra Monday, 11 January 2016 Entries are now open for the 2016 Australian 3-Days and the 2016 Sprint Canberra
Focus on Girls - training for the big events in 2016 Tuesday, 5 January 2016 FOG (Focus on Girls) training is an informal group of girls 10 years and above who get together from time to time to have fun and learn how to orienteer.