Volunteer Awards

Club, Coach and Volunteer Awards

 Welcome to our online nominations page. Here you can nominate an individual or club for an award using our online form and access guidance to aid your nomination.

Club of the Year Award

Does your club:

  • Provide opportunities for everyone to experience high-quality activities at all levels
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the development of participants, coaches, and volunteers
  • Take an innovative approach to the promotion of orienteering activity throughout the wider community

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.

CLUB OF THE YEAR NOMINATION FORM

Previous Winners

2020 Edinburgh University Orienteering Club 2012 South London Orienteers
2019 Forth Valley Orienteering 2011 Mar Orienteering Club
2018 South Yorkshire Orienteers  2010 Leicestershire Orienteering Club
2017 Bristol Orienteering Klub 2009 Grampian Orienteers 
2016 Solway Orienteering Club 2008 West Cumberland Orienteering Club
2015 Thames Valley Orienteering Club 2007 South Ribble Orienteering Club
2014 South Yorkshire Orienteers 2006 Octavian Droobers

 

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. 

UNIVERSITY CLUB OF THE YEAR NOMINATION FORM

2020 Edinburgh University Orienteering Club 2013 University of Bristol Orienteering Club
2019 Edinburgh University Orienteering Club 2012 Cambridge UniversityOrienteering Club
2018 Loughborough University Orienteering Club 2011 Sheffield University Orienteering Club
2017 Edinburgh University Orienteering Club 2010 Edinburgh University Orienteering Club
2016 Cambridge University Orienteering Club 2009 Oxford University Orienteering Club
2014 Edinburgh University Orienteering Club 2008 University of Durham Orienteering Club

 

Development & Innovation of the Year Award - NEW to 2021

The last couple of years have thrown challenges at us, but there is evidence across the UK of those who have risen to the challenge, evolved, and looked at delivering activities and developing orienteering in new ways.

This award has been introduced to celebrate the efforts an individual, group, or club has put into delivering any new 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. 

DEVELOPMENT & INNOVATION OF THE YEAR NOMINATION FORM

 

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. 

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR NOMINATION FORM

 

Previous Winners 

2020 Caroline Mackenzie (Cleveland Orienteering Klub)
2019 David Nicol
2018 Alan Honey (Bristol Orienteering Klub) 

 

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. 

YOUNG VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR NOMINATION FORM

Previous Winners

2020 Dom Dakin (South Yorkshire Orienteers) 2015 Adam Conway (GO)
2019 Ingebjorg Holmedal 2014 Katherine Bett (SN)
2018 Holly Stodgell (WCH)  2012 Adam Potter (BOK)
2017 Matthew Fellbaum (EUOC) 2009 Stephen Haley (INT) & Stuart Hooton (EBOR)
2016 Dom Dakin (SYO)    

 

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:

  • engaging new people in orienteering
  • improving the performance of orienteers
  • mentoring and developing other coaches

COACH OF THE YEAR NOMINATION FORM

Previous Winners

2020 Nick Lightfoot 2017 Gillian Rowan-Wilde
2019 Paul Murgatroyd 2016 Liz Yeadon
2018 Jason Falconer  2015 Liz Campbell

 

Continued Contribution to Orienteering Award - NEW to 2021

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.  

CONTINUED CONTRIBUTION TO ORIENTEERING NOMINATION FORM

 

Silva Award

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.

SILVA NOMINATION FORM

Previous Winners

2020 No nominations received 2007 Pat Martin 1994 Terry O’Brien
2019 Roger Jackson 2006 Brian Parker 1993 Stan & Verena Johnston
2018 John Warren  2005 Peter Guillaume 1992 Martin Hyman
2017 Phil Basford  2004 Sue Denmark 1991 Marlene Palmer
2016 Anthony McGonigle 2003 Frank Rose 1990 Vic & Betty Roberts
2015 Mark Saunders 2002 Colin Henderson 1989 Marjorie Challis
2014 Katy Stubbs 2001 Mike Hardy 1988 Roy Parkinson
2013 Carol McNeil 2000 Dick Carmichael 1987 John Crosby
2012 John and Jenny Collyer 1999 Doug Peel 1986 Gareth Bryan-Jones
2011 Roger Baker 1998 Terry Dooris 1985 Noel Bogle
2010 Colin Dickson 1997 Ann Smith 1984 Laurie Bradley
2009 Beryl Blackhall 1996 Keith & Susan Marsden 1983 Dave Gittus
2008 Ian MacMillan 1995 Ken Broad