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Head of Development, Craig Anthony, to Leave British Orienteering

British Orienteering has today announced that Craig Anthony, Head of Development, will be leaving the governing body at the end of the month after 5 and a half years in the sport to take up a post as Chief Executive of British Wrestling. 

Craig has led the development team for British Orienteering throughout his time at the governing body transitioning from a participation focus back to focus more on clubs, regular participation and membership.  Over the past couple of years he has also taken on responsibility for the Talent and Performance programmes which has seen some significant international success.

Craig said:  

“I’m proud to have worked for British Orienteering through a period of significant change and have enjoyed my time immensely working with the volunteers across the country that make the sport work. One of my key beliefs of working in sport is that as professionals we are only custodians and it is our job to ensure that the sport is in a better place when you leave than when you started, I hope that this is the case. After over 5 years in the sport, it feels like the right time to take on a new challenge, but I look forward to watching the progress of British Orienteering in the years ahead.” 

Peter Hart said:  

“Craig has made an enormous contribution and has had a really positive impact on the sport during his time at British Orienteering. He leaves the sport in great shape and I am delighted that he was able to share the success of the outstanding success of the whole team at the Junior World Championships this year.” 

“On behalf of the Board, I share heartfelt thanks to Craig for his commitment and passion. Craig will be missed but we wish him all the best for the future.” 

Peter Hart said:  

“Craig has made an enormous contribution and has had a really positive impact on the sport during his time at British Orienteering. He leaves the sport in great shape and I am delighted that he was able to share the success of the outstanding success of the whole team at the Junior World Championships this year.” 

“On behalf of the Board, I share heartfelt thanks to Craig for his commitment and passion. Craig will be missed but we wish him all the best for the future.” 

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