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Tweet Wednesday 13th March 2019

URBAN-O Explorers and Lagan Valley Orienteers

Urban-O Explorers and Community Satellite Hub of LVO

The Urban-O Explorers are a Community Satellite Hub of Lagan Valley Orienteers.

They Adventure into areas of North and East Belfast on Sunday Afternoons with Orienteering maps to #getoutside and #exploremore.

The Hub is a multiple partnership story; Funded by Active Belfast and delivered by Sport Northern Ireland's, British Orienteering, Active Clubs Programme and Lagan Valley Orienteers (LVO).

This is how the Urban-O Explorer’s came to be; Their initial involvement with Beat the Street (BTS ) Northern Ireland, the success of the hub and a look at what might be next for this inspiring local project.

Juls Hanvey, Active Coordinator in Northern Ireland, says: “The hub has continued to grow and thrive through both local events and increased integration with Lagan Valley Orienteers. We have just received funding from Belfast City Council to run a hub open day which will be delivered by members of Urban-O Explorers Belfast with support and guidance in place from LVO. This will run at the end of April – the perfect time to promote the clubs Wednesday Evening Events (WEE Series) which are suitable for both experienced orienteers and newbies. We hope this open day will provide an opportunity for existing hub members to gain confidence in event organisation and planning as well as introducing even more local people to the sport.”

Read the full report below.