Exciting news! British Orienteering is pleased to announce the appointment of Kay Hawke as Project Officer.
The role will see Kay develop the use of GPS orienteering to extend opportunities within targeted areas around England specifically aimed at getting young people into the sport through Virtual Orienteering Courses.
This project will be predominately based in communities with higher-than-average social deprivation with an aim to increase activity levels and social wellbeing. This is a three-year project and will grow year on year, ultimately expanding Virtual Orienteering opportunities within 12 areas.
Kay comments: "Being relatively new to orienteering and only joining my club, Pendle Forest Orienteers in late 2019, I have become passionate about the sport, its growth, and direction. Having experienced first-hand what a successful and progressive collaboration with local Sport/Activity Partnerships can do for an orienteering club and being a part of the innovative work at Pendle Forest Orienteers over the past 18 months I am thrilled to be able to expand on this potential nationally with British Orienteering. I feel there is no better time to embrace the use of technology and the growth of Virtual Orienteering within the UK to widen the appeal of such a great sport."
We wish you well in your new role Kay.