The ACT is considered as a powerhouse of Orienteering in Australia. Much of the success enjoyed by Australia, Internationally and in the ACT, is due to the vision, enthusiasm and energy of David Hogg.
David competed in Australia’s first recognised orienteering event and has been involved ever since for over 38 years.
David was the inaugural president of the Orienteering Federation of Australia and was an integral part in forming the ACT Orienteering Association. In 1971 he moved to Canberra and commenced developing Orienteering in the ACT. On the 16th May 1971 David organised the first official orienteering event in the ACT at Black Mountain Peninsula. During his time as an Orienteering official and administrator he has held many positions on national and local boards and was also involved in key supporting committees such as mapping, regulations, development and promotion.
A summary of David’s positions are listed below:
- 1970-72 & 1975-76 National President.
- 1971-1973 & 1982-84 ACT President. David held a position on the ACT board from 1989-2001.
- 1971 Produced map and planned courses for first ACT event in the and first ACT Championships at Murray’s Corner.
- 1973 Produced first ACT map in colour for ACT Championships at Orroral
- 1974 Produced new colour map of Murray’s Corner and planned courses for first Australian Championships in ACT.
- 1973 – 1974 National Board – Technical member
- 1980 Produced the maps and planned the courses for the 1980 Pacific Orienteering Championships staged in the ACT; the inaugural event went on to become the biennial Asia Pacific Orienteering Championships.
- 1986 -1997 Editor of The Australian Orienteer
- 1989 – 2001 ACT Board member
- In 1980 David developed the Saturday morning ACT Junior program staged on. This program has been the entry point for many who have gone to represent Australia at both junior and senior World Championships
- 1993 – 1997 National Development and Promotion Officer
- 2000 IOF Event Adviser for World Cup races in Japan
- 2002 wrote the first national syllabus (Level) for the accreditation of orienteering officials under the National Officiating Accreditation Scheme
David still competes and provides a valuable service for Orienteering ACT as liaison officer. He is one of only three Australians with the highest level of accreditation as an international official – Senior IOF Event Adviser.
Born: 23 July 1943