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British Orienteering is supporting UK Coaching Week (7-13 June)

British Orienteering is supporting UK Coaching Week (7-13 June)

UK Coaching Week 2021 starts today and runs from the 7-13 June.  The week is kicking off with the launch of ‘The Great Coaching Comeback’ – a year-long campaign aimed at directly supporting coaches as they return to coaching after pandemic restrictions have been lifted in the UK.

Loughborough National Centre Lead Coach and UK Coaching Ambassador Mel Marshall, said:  "As an ambassador of UK Coaching, I'm excited to get behind The Great Coaching Comeback. For the last 12 months, we've been side-lined by the restrictions. Our energy has been stifled, our development limited and our sense of identity almost lost.

"Now's the time to recover and rediscover who we are and what we're best at - facilitating laughter, enjoyment, improvement and human interactions through sport and physical activity.

"As we step back into the arena, let's put inclusivity front and centre of our coaching ethos. There's going to be a lot of people needing our support to recapture their exercise goals. Get to know the people you are coaching and want the best for them, whoever they are. We got this."

The work of a great coach changes lives. Grassroots clubs are the heartbeat of sport. They provide essential physical and personal development for children and young people – and coaches are at the heart of this vital provision.

Throughout the week, British Orienteering will be celebrating and showcasing examples of #GreatCoaching within our sport of orienteering over the last 12 months. 


Calling all Orienteering Coaches!

  • Have you got a personal orienteering coaching story which British Orienteering can share with the UK Coaching community and publish on the British Orienteering website and social media channels? 
  • How long have you been coaching orienteering at club level? 
  • What has been your coaching highlight over the last 12 months?
  • Maybe you are on the start of your coaching journey now? 
  • What inspires and motivates you to coach? 

However, you are involved in coaching orienteering in the UK, British Orienteering would like to hear from you.

Please send your coaching stories and snippets (including any photos with relevant crediting and permissions) to:
Jennie Taylor, Communications Officer; email: 


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