Vision: Orienteering is the ‘go to’ outdoor sport for people wanting to test themselves physically and mentally
Mission: To lead, govern, promote and develop orienteering in the UK
Values: Respect, Fairness, Collaboration, Integrity, Excellence, Diversity and Inclusiveness, Transparency
The strategic objectives are based around the three focus programmes of Participation, Competition and Podium success (collectively termed the “Participation continuum”).
These focus programmes are supported by the Underpinning Programmes of Volunteers; Profile & public image; Working with partners; Leadership & good governance and Financial sustainability.
Participation: Increase the number of participants at all levels of the sport
Competition: Strengthen and grow competitive orienteering in the UK, better meeting the needs of competitor
Podium Success: Sustained success for British orienteers at international competition
Volunteers: Reinforce the value and importance of volunteers to the sport
Image & Public Profile: Increase awareness of the sport and British Orienteering’s role
Working with Partners: Work collaboratively with partners, whether internal or external to the sport
Leadership & Good Governance: To lead by example, providing clear direction for orienteering in the UK
Financial Sustainability: Ensure British Orienteering is financially sustainable
The detailed Strategic Plan can be found here.
Sporting Backgrounds of Orienteers
The survey was live between 24 July and 8 August 2016 with the 617 responses from people attending the Croeso multiday events (179 people) and through an online survey (438 people).
The 617 people who responded provided some excellent insight into their sporting backgrounds. Of these 89% were members of British Orienteering.
The Sporting Backgrounds of Orienteers full report is now available.
Extraordinary General Meeting
The Extraordinary General Meeting of British Orienteering Federation Limited was held on Saturday 29th October 2016 in Birmingham.
Papers providing background information to the EGM Membership Fee & Levy proposal include:
'Member Benefits', a summary of the benefits that members receive
'Vision & Strategic Plan Overview', an overview of the strategic plan available whilst the plan itself is being finalised
'Strategic Budgets & Notes', the two strategic budgets referred to in the statement supporting the EGM proposal
'Membership Fees & Levy consultation', a summary of the feedback received
'The Funding Question', March 2016, an overview prepared prior to the AGM which provides some further background - NOTE the details about the proposal within the document have not been updated
Association & Club Conference
Association and Club Conference Notes 2016:
Session 1 - British Orienteering Strategic Plan to 2025
Session 2 - Club Scenarios
Women In Orienteering
The research into women's participation in orienteering was completed between January and March 2017. The initial survey got an incredible response with 373 responses from all over the country. The survey results were then investigated further through a series of 5 interviews.
The full Women In Orienteering report is now available.