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Club, Coach and Volunteer Awards Open for Nominations

Each year British Orienteering presents a number of awards to recognise the incredible effort and impact delivered by clubs, coaches and volunteers across orienteering.

Volunteers are at the heart of our sport.  Who do you think deserves official recognition for their hard work and commitment to our sport?  

All nominations for the awards below should be made by Friday 6 March 2020 and sent to info@britishorienteering.org.uk 

For details on the awards for mapping click here.  

All awards will be presented at the 2020 British Orienteering Annual General Meeting on Friday 10 April 2020 at 5 pm (on Day 1 of the JK 2020).  

JK 2019 Relays. Photo credit: Edward Lines

The Award Categories open for nominations: 

1.  Club of the Year Award

Is your club an important part of the local community?

  • Providing opportunities for everyone to experience high-quality activities at all levels of your sport or recreation?
  • Demonstrating a commitment to the development of participants as well as coaches and volunteers?
  • Taking an innovative approach to the promotion of the club?

If the answer is “Yes” why not enter the British Orienteering Club of the Year Award.

Winning clubs from the last three years:  

2018 South Yorkshire Orienteers 
2017 Bristol Orienteering Klub
2016 Solway Orienteering Club
JK 2019.  Photo credit:  Rob Lines

2.  University Club of the Year Award

This award recognises the efforts of University Clubs in the development of participants as well as coaches and volunteers. The award is also to show appreciation for the University introducing and providing a gateway to the sport to their students. 

Winning clubs from the last three years: 

2018 Loughborough University Orienteering Club
2017 Edinburgh University Orienteering Club
2016 Cambridge University Orienteering Club
JK Sprint 2019.  Credit:  Rob Lines

3.  Young Volunteer of the Year Award

This award is for a volunteer, under the age of 25, who has demonstrated a commitment to supporting delivery of orienteering activity with passion, energy and enthusiasm. 

Young Volunteer winners from the last three years: 

2018 Holly Stodgell (WCH) 
2017 Matthew Fellbaum (EUOC)
2016 Dom Dakin (SYO)

 

4.  Coach of the Year Award

Coach of the Year award is looking for coaches who demonstrate success in one or more of the following areas:

  • engaging new people in orienteering
  • improving the performance of orienteers
  • mentoring and developing other coaches

Coach of the Year winners from the last three years: 

2018 Jason Falconer 
2017 Gillian Rowan-Wilde
2016 Liz Yeadon
JK Relays 2019.  Photo credit:  Edward Lines

5.  Volunteer of the Year Award

This award is for a volunteer who has demonstrated a commitment to supporting the delivery of orienteering activity with passion, energy, and enthusiasm. 

Last year's winner:

2018 Alan Honey (Bristol Orienteering Klub) 
BOC 2019.  Credit:  Rob Lines

6.  SILVA Award

In 1983 SILVA (Sweden) AB decided to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the first Silva compass by establishing an annual award within each IOF member Federation. The awards were to enable Federations to honour those who have contributed in a special way to the development of orienteering. With the assistance of SILVA (UK) Ltd this was interpreted, within the UK, as being a person or persons who have made a very significant contribution to orienteering over a period of years, with an emphasis on ‘field' activities rather than committee work.  Indeed, nominees may not be active or retiring members of the British Orienteering Board, nor part- or full-time employees of the Federation.

All members can nominate someone they believe has made a significant contribution to orienteering through ‘field’ activities.

Winner's of the SILVA Award from the last three years: 

2018 John Warren 
2017 Phil Basford 
2016 Anthony McGonigle

Nominations are now open! 
Who do you think deserves official recognition for their hard work and commitment to our sport?  Who are you going to nominate? 

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All nominations for the awards below should be made by Friday 6 March 2020 and sent to info@britishorienteering.org.uk 

For details on the awards for mapping click here.  

All awards will be presented at the 2020 British Orienteering Annual General Meeting on Friday 10 April 2020 at 5pm (on Day 1 of the JK 2020).  

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