Volunteer Awards

Volunteer Awards

All volunteer awards are presented at AGMs, all nominations for the awards below should be made by Friday 16th February 2018 to be presented at the 2018 AGM. Nomination forms are below for each category.

 Club of the Year Award

Is your club an important part of the local community?

  • Providing opportunities for everyone to experience high-quality activities at all levels of your sport or recreation?

  • Demonstrating a commitment to the development of participants as well as coaches and volunteers?

  • Taking an innovative approach to the promotion of the club?

If the answer is “Yes” why not enter the British Orienteering Club of the Year Award.

Nomination Forms are available here:

2017 Solway Orienteering Club
2016 Thames Valley Orienteering Club
2015 South Yorkshire Orienteers
2014     Not Awarded
2013 South London Orienteers
2012 Mar Orienteering Club
2011 Leicestershire Orienteering Club
2010 Grampian Orienteers 
2009 West Cumberland Orienteering Club
2008 South Ribble Orienteering Club
2007 Octavian Droobers


University Club of the Year Award

Introduced in 2009 by the Development Committee, an award to recognise 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. The University Club of the Year nomination form can be found here:

2017 Cambridge University Orienteering Club
2016 No nominations received
2015 Edinburgh University Orienteering Club
2014 University of Bristol Orienteering Club
2013 Cambridge UniversityOrienteering Club
2012 Sheffield University Orienteering Club
2011 Edinburgh University Orienteering Club
2010 Oxford University Orienteering Club
2009 University of Durham Orienteering Club


Young Volunteer of the Year Award

Originally piloted in 2009 following a Development Committee review. This award is for a volunteer, under the age of 25, who has demonstrated a commitment to supporting delivery of orienteering activity with passion, energy and enthusiasm. The Young Volunteer of the Year Award nomination form can be found below and will be presented at British Orienteering AGMs.

2017 Dom Dakin (SYO)
2016 Adam Conway (GO)
2015 Katherine Bett (SN)
2012 Adam Potter (BOK)
2009 Stephen Haley (INT) & Stuart Hooton (EBOR)


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.

2017 Anthony McGonigle
2016 Mark Saunders
2015 Katy Stubbs
2014 Carol McNeil
2013 John and Jenny Collyer
2012 Roger Baker
2011 Colin Dickson
2010 Beryl Blackhall


Ian MacMillan


Pat Martin


Brian Parker


Peter Guillaume


Sue Denmark


Frank Rose


Colin Henderson


Mike Hardy


Dick Carmichael


Doug Peel


Terry Dooris


Ann Smith


Keith & Susan Marsden


Ken Broad


Terry O’Brien


Stan & Verena Johnston


Martin Hyman


Marlene Palmer


Vic & Betty Roberts


Marjorie Challis


Roy Parkinson


John Crosby


Gareth Bryan-Jones


Noel Bogle


Laurie Bradley


Dave Gittus

Coach of the Year Award

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

The Coach of the Year Award nomination form can be found below.

2017 Liz Yeadon


Liz Campbell