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 

Competing in M/W10 to M/W12

Entry Criteria:

  • Beginner orienteers doing very easy courses unassisted
  • Usually aged between 9 and 13
  • membership of Orienteering Queensland
  • committed to technical improvement
  • regular attendance at events


  • Free kit and logbook in a zip case.
  • Hat supplied
  • UMC coaching sessions at no cost

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

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Mini Cyclones 

Competing in M/W12 and M/W14 age classes

Entry Criteria:

  • Orienteers doing easy bush courses unassisted
  • Usually aged between 11 and 15
  • 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
  • Mini Cyclones coaching sessions at no cost

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



Junior Cyclones 

Competing in M/W14 to M/W16 + M/W20A

Entry Criteria:

  • Ready to compete at Hard course level
  • Usually aged between 14 and 18
  • 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
  • Junior Cyclones coaching sessions at no cost
  • Financial assistance to selected representatives
  • Annual junior camp subsidised by Orienteering Queensland

Email: juniorcyclones@oq.asn.au

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Cyclones Squad 

Queensland's Elite Orienteering Squad, competing in M/W20Elite and M/W21Elite and Sport Classes at the National Orienteering League.

Entry Criteria:

  • Compete in M/W20Elite and M/W21 Elite and Sport Classes at the National Orienteering League and other National Events (Australian Championships, Oceania Championships)
  • Regularly competing in Hard 1 or Hard 2 courses (M/W20A and M/W21A) in State events.
  • Orienteering Queensland Membership.
  • Competing regularly, training independently and attending organised squad trainings.
  • Motivated and committed to developing orienteering skills at an Elite Level, including aiming for selection in Orienteering Australia High Performance squads and National Teams.
  • Assist in organising Cyclones Sprint Series events and Junior/Cyclones training camps.
  • Agree to compete in accordance with Orienteering Queensland's Anti-Doping Policy and Orienteering Australia's National Integrity Framework.


  • Subsidised Cyclones racing uniforms for competing in National Orienteering League
  • Subsidised Cyclones training camps.
  • Financial support for those selected to represent Cyclones at National Orienteering League events

Email: cyclones@oq.asn.au or performance@oq.asn.au

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