End of an era | High Performance & Events
By Christo Peters - Sun 4 Feb 2024 9:31pm
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End of an era | High Performance & Events

Malcolm Ingham standing down as Performance Leader

After more than eight years in the role, ONZ’s Performance Leader has chosen to retire following the inaugural Oceania Sprint Championships. Malcolm has been instrumental in all aspects of our High Performance Programme – from the creation of the Oceania Sprint Championships, U23 Camp and National Sprint League, the creation and administration of our High Performance Plan, maintaining our relationship with High Performance Sport NZ, managing numerous national teams, overseeing our National O League, advocating for and applying for world ranking events, running numerous training camps, supporting Prime Minister’s Scholarships, more than 100 issues of High Performance News… The truth is that we could write pages on what Malcolm has achieved in the role and the results that we have achieved on the world stage during his tenure.

Malcolm never accepted payment for the role which has very much been a labour of love. The challenge on how High Performance will best be staffed is something the ONZ Board will decide on in the new year.  Once this has been agreed on, the new position(s) will be advertised.

Michael Croxford retiring as Event ONZ Liaison Officer

Michael Croxford has been the wise head that has overseen everything from the allocation and scheduling of all our major events, the smooth running of our Junior Camp, the maintenance of the ONZ Database, as well as numerous key stakeholder relationships with clubs, School Sport NZ, Rev Sport, the Sports Collective. 

Michael has decided that it is time to reduce his overall work commitments. Michael’s official last day will be 5th Feb 2024 but he will stay around to ensure the data base roll-overs. We are inviting individuals and clubs to think hard about members in your club who had have the expertise to take on the role. The position is part time.  We ask that you share this with your club networks. Below is a draft job description which the Board will review and finalise in the new year. We invite anyone interested in the position to please either talk to Michael or our GM – gm@orienteering.org.nz

Event Liaison Officer Position Description. Applications close 28 February 2024

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