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Tweet Monday 14th September 2020

British Orienteering is supporting UK Coaching Week: 14-20 September 2020

British Orienteering is supporting UK Coaching Week 2020 which starts today and runs to Sunday 20 September.

British Orienteering is supporting this awareness campaign which empowers athletes, coaches and the public to celebrate great coaching and centres on the need to ‘Support Your Coach’, kicking off with the #GreatCoachingPledge today that calls on the nation to give some of their own time, sharing thanks and support for the coaching community.

Coaches have been absolute heroes keeping us active, connected and motivated both before the coronavirus pandemic and during the period of isolation and disruption caused by the lockdown.

Coaching is at the heart of orienteering at every level from children and adults beginner participating in their first activity, through to preparing athletes for the World Orienteering Championships. Coaches are vital to the success of orienteering in the UK and are, in many ways, the people who will promote the benefits and enjoyment of taking part in orienteering.

UK Coaching is encouraging the UK public to pledge their support in several ways:

  • Recording a 10 second video, explaining how you are pledging your support to grassroots coaches and how you will give your time and thanks to support the coaching community, and sharing it over your social media channels.
  • Posting UK Coaching’s #GreatCoachingPledge graphic or a photo of your local coach on your social media channels.
  • Downloading UK Coaching’s #GreatCoachingPledge template, printing it off and hand writing your pledge, before taking a photo of yourself holding your pledge and posting the photo on your social media channels.  

To find out more about UK Coaching Week 2020, visit

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