Orienteering Queensland has four Athlete Development squads to cater for Junior and Senior members who are interested in competitive orienteering. They are structured to cater for the needs of various ages, and receive financial support from Orienteering Queensland. Certain criteria and expectations of members are summarised below. If you would like more information, please contact the relevant Squad Manager or the State Director of Coaching, Email: OQ Coaching Director

Ultra Mini Cyclones (beginners age 9-13)

Entry Criteria:

  • young beginning orienteers
  • membership of Orienteering Queensland
  • committed to technical improvement
  • regular attendance at events


  • Free kit and logbook in a zip case.
  • Hat supplied
  • Orienteering Queensland coaching days at no cost

Manager: Felicity Crosato
E-mail: ultraminicyclones@oq.asn.au

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Mini Cyclones (12-15 years)

Entry Criteria:

  • Easy bush course unassisted
  • Membership of Orienteering Queensland
  • Committed to technical improvement
  • Regular attendance at events and Orienteering Queensland coaching sessions


  • Free 2-3 day training camp with one parent.
  • Shirt supplied
  • Orienteering Queensland coaching days at no cost

Manager: Marion Burrill
E-mail: minicyclones@oq.asn.au

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Junior Cyclones (15-18 years)

Entry Criteria:

  • Ready to compete at Hard course level
  • Orienteering Queensland membership
  • Committed to regular physical and technical training
  • Attendance at Badge and OY events where possible
  • Attend annual junior camp when possible (some cost involved)
  • Has a nominated coach or mentor
  • Shirt supplied at discounted price
  • Orienteering Queensland Coaching days at no cost
  • Financial assistance to selected representatives
  • Annual junior camp subsidised by Orienteering Queensland

Manager: Su Yan Tay
Email: juniorcyclones@oq.asn.au

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Cyclones Squad (18-35 years)

Entry Criteria:

  • Must qualify to run in National Junior and Senior Elite races or
  • Be able to run Hard 1 or Hard 2 courses
  • Orienteering Queensland Membership
  • Competing regularly and attending squad training unless prohibited by work/study commitments or location
  • Has regular contact with squad coach


  • Limited financial support for squad training
  • Orienteering Queensland coaching days at subsidised cost (adults), free for juniors
  • Financial support for those selected to represent Cyclones at NOL events

Manager: Anna Sheldon
Email: cyclones@oq.asn.au

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Veterans Training Group (35+)

Entry criteria:

  • Any veteran who wishes to train for competition at State or national level
  • Orienteering Queensland membership


  • All activities self-funded except for subsidised coaching sessions

Contact: Krystal Neumann
Email: coaching@oq.asn.au

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