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Discussion: Coach in Australia

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May 10, 2016 11:14 AM # 
Orienteering Australia is pleased to announce Euro 1,000 scholarships for young orienteers to coach in Australia in our Summer for 3 or 6 months. Coach our club members, run training sessions and camps, create maps. Full details at, entries close May 31.
May 11, 2016 3:15 AM # 
Plus you can also run in National League events to bolster the already strong teams from Canberra, Victoria and NSW to really put the Queenslanders and West Aussies in their place.
May 11, 2016 3:35 AM # 
Why, are the scholarships not available for positions in Qld/WA?
May 11, 2016 6:38 AM # 
Probably wouldn't cover the airfare to compete at NOLs, unless they're in Canberra, which is central to everything.
May 11, 2016 8:52 AM # 
The scholarships in WA depend on: 1. if anyone applies; 2. if Council decides to take them. I hope both happen, but we'll see. It would cost OAWA $1500 plus up to $1000 to cover membership and entry fees. For OAWA that would be 'in kind' but we would have to pay entry for interstate NOL events, provided as tRicky says the coach could fund their own travel.

tRicky's being a bit cynical about the 3 major states boosting their NOL teams. Let's face it, even without these overseas blow-ins the outer states aren't going to win NOL anyway.
May 11, 2016 9:17 AM # 
I realise this so they're just trying to outdo each other and we just come along to make up the numbers and because it's fun! Although we do have a chance of winning the ultra-important MTBO NOL this year given the distinct lack of juniors so far at events (or more that they're riding in the seniors).
May 11, 2016 9:23 AM # 
Well maybe if tRicky trained properly, instead of wasting time on silly cycling things, then WA would do better at NOL events.
May 11, 2016 4:16 PM # 
QLD won the womens NOL last year. There is a coaching position going in QLD this year though and there has been on and off for the last couple of years... It has been organised by a club rather than the state (I think) and has not been advertised but rather I think people have asked instead to come over and do some things when they havent been accepted for vic, tas or act. I am not really sure how it's worked and I never actually had any idea that there was a coach in residence until after they left (and I was living in QLD).
May 11, 2016 4:35 PM # 
Juffy: That is funny. You surely meant that tRicky is wasting his time on silly cynical things but it came out completely differently.
May 11, 2016 5:02 PM # 
No, I think he meant cycling things. Like MTB-O.
May 11, 2016 9:16 PM # 
No no, I think he meant cynical.... :-P
May 11, 2016 9:34 PM # 
He was cynical about cyclical things. Its going around in Australia at the moment. We have an 2 month election campaign just started.
Anyway. come to Bendigo where there are 30 mapped areas, the majority just next door to the town. It means you can actually train.
May 12, 2016 12:38 AM # 
You are very lucky to have only an 8 month election campaign.
May 12, 2016 12:38 AM # 
The last time we flew out a coach-in-residence from the UK, he stayed here and got engaged to one of our local orienteers so we can offer more than just training!

RL, 8 months is a bit of an exaggeration. It's more like 2 but just seems like 8.
May 12, 2016 1:10 AM # 
Well ours is more like 8 years it seems. Endless.
May 12, 2016 2:11 AM # 
Hasn't Hillary Clinton been running for President that long? Maybe longer.
May 12, 2016 3:19 AM # 
2 months for both houses? Now THAT'S speedy. Mind you we should factor in the frequency of leadership changes.
May 12, 2016 4:41 AM # 
Not much campaigning for the Upper House. I'm reasonably in the mix and I couldn't name the current senators for NSW.
May 12, 2016 6:57 AM # 
I don't think the WA population is big enough to be represented in the senate.
May 12, 2016 10:33 PM # 
Gruver. Our politicians do save us the effort of making all those leader changes. We are only called on to do it every two to three years. In between they shoulder the burden.
May 12, 2016 11:45 PM # 
And we just get the fun of the endless "I didn't vote for that guy." "Technically you didn't vote for the last guy. " "Yeah but...I wouldn't have voted for the guy I voted for if I'd known he was going to vote for the guy he voted for after the guy I didn't vote for got voted out." "who DID you vote for?" "Oh...the Palmer guy, why do you ask?" conversations.
May 14, 2016 8:03 AM # 
We already have Aussie coaches...
May 14, 2016 8:07 AM # 
Is that the party line?
May 14, 2016 6:27 PM # 
Australia.. sounds mysterious, like terra incognita. Lots of exotic animals. The last hope for human race after Yellowstone erupts. How do you say "Orienteering" in Australian?
May 15, 2016 1:08 AM # 
May 15, 2016 7:07 AM # 
If potential candidates need any more convincing, the winning Tiomila teams in both 2015 and 2016 contained someone who had spent the previous summer in Australia.
May 15, 2016 7:05 PM # 
Jan Erik Naess:
I want to do this so badly, I have read and looked at everything on the website! I just need to wait till I'm out of high school(one more year...) till I can apply and that's IF I can convince my parents to let me take a gap year. I think it'd be an amazing experience with a lot of really fun and welcoming people!
May 15, 2016 10:07 PM # 
Don't let your parents watch Wolf Creek in the mean time.
May 15, 2016 10:50 PM # 
Jan Erik Naess:
*note taken*
Should I watch it?
May 15, 2016 11:16 PM # 
You should just swot up on your aussie slang
May 16, 2016 6:58 AM # 
Just tell your parents that Australia is a hybrid of North American and British societies - you should be fine.
May 16, 2016 8:38 AM # 
Does that mean there's a south America?

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