Club of the Year Award
Does your club:
If the answer is "Yes" then why not click on the link below and nominate your club for the British Orienteering Club of the Year Award.
University Club of the Year Award
This award recognises the efforts of University Clubs in the development of participants as well as coaches and volunteers. The award is also to show appreciation for the University introducing and providing a gateway to the sport to their students.
Development & Innovation of the Year Award
We adapt to changes in society and technology in our everyday lives and it is no different in organisations and clubs. There is evidence across the UK, especially in recent years, of groups and clubs who have evolved, and looked at delivering activities and developing orienteering in new ways which reflect and support these changes.
This award celebrates the efforts an individual, group, or club has put into delivering a programme or initiative which supports the growth of orienteering. It is more about the idea rather than the scale, so this award could be perfect for a smaller club that is forward-thinking.
Volunteer of the Year Award
This award is for a volunteer who has demonstrated a commitment to supporting the delivery of orienteering activities with passion, energy, and enthusiasm.
Young Volunteer of the Year Award
This award is for a volunteer, under the age of 25, who has demonstrated a commitment to supporting the delivery of orienteering activity with passion, energy, and enthusiasm.
Coach of the Year Award
The Coach of the Year Award is looking for coaches who demonstrate success in one or more of the following areas:
Respect the Environment Award
This award recognises the increasing importance to understand and respect the natural environment we love our sport to be an integral part of.
This award is open to any association, club, group of people or individuals who over the past year have been involved with supporting Orienteering whilst being sensitive to the needs of the environment in which we operate.
Spirit of Inclusion Award (New)
This award, new to 2023, has been introduced to recognise the success of club initiatives or projects that aimed to reach currently under-represented groups in orienteering.
This award is open to any initiative/project that has ensured orienteering is a welcoming place for everyone. Any initiative/project that helped promote inclusion and ensured people felt expected, reflected and/or respected within orienteering.
Reason for nomination - supporting comments should include how the initiative/project:
Continued Contribution to Orienteering Award
This award recognises and celebrates the volunteer efforts of those in our sport who contribute greatly, often behind the scenes, over an extended period of time. This would be ideal to celebrate the efforts and commitment of a long-standing club or association committee member for example.
In 1983 SILVA (Sweden) AB decided to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the first Silva compass by establishing an annual award within each IOF member Federation. The awards were to enable Federations to honour those who have contributed in a special way to the development of orienteering. With the assistance of SILVA (UK) Ltd, this was interpreted, within the UK, as being a person or persons who have made a very significant contribution to orienteering over a period of years, with an emphasis on ‘field' activities rather than committee work. Indeed, nominees may not be active or retiring members of the British Orienteering Board, nor part- or full-time employees of the Federation.
All members can nominate someone they believe has made a significant contribution to orienteering through ‘field’ activities.
Previous Award Winners
The list of previous Award winners can be found here.
If you would like further information on all the volunteering awards, please email: email@example.com