We know that there is an enormous amount of passion and willingness to support the reinstatement of Orienteering to the list of assessed GCSE, AS and A Level sports, and hope that you will be able to help us to achieve this.
With two weeks to go until the deadline on 20th December, British Orienteering has submitted our response to the consultation.
We have also prepared some guidelines below to assist with individual responses to the consultation. They are not exhaustive and are intended to stimulate a more personal response based on your own experiences.
The more responses that are submitted via the Open Consultation, the more likely we are to be successful in our mission, so please help by spreading this message among your networks.
Once you have completed the Open Consultation we would appreciate if you would share your responses with email@example.com.
British Orienteering looking to appoint a number of volunteer support roles to work with the Senior Squad for 2019. Roles are available to support the squad to prepare for and at IOF World Cups and the Nokian Tyres World Orienteering Championships.
A second Senior Squad Manager position is available to support the senior squad in 2019. The position will work alongside the incumbent Senior Squad Manager Ed Nicholas to support the athletes to prepare effectively for competitions and access appropriate training opportunities. This will be achieved by coordinating inter-squad communication and assisting athletes in identifying and communicating with clubs and coaches willing to support them.
This role is to be completed using communication tools and no expenses are available without prior arrangement.
World Cup 4
There are 2 positions available at each competition. For consistency, it is preferential that the positions are filled by the same people at both competitions. However, we will consider all offers of support.
As Team Manager you will coordinate the GB team attendance at competitions aiming to provide, as far as possible, a stress-free competition experience for the team. You will have experience of coordinating team attendance at international competitions and be able to provide time in advance of the competition to coordinate team entries and logistics.
Team Manager Volunteer Role Description
As Technical Support Volunteer you will work with the Team Manager to support athletes, as far as possible, to deliver their best performances at the competition. You will provide coaching/mentoring support and assist with training for athletes who require it whilst at the competition.
Technical Support Volunteer Role Description
For an informal discussion about a position please contact Craig Anthony on 07342 882530 or Ed Nicholas via email firstname.lastname@example.org. To apply please submit a short statement indicating your experience in relation to the role description by Sunday 13th January to email@example.com. Potential appointees will be asked to take part in an informal telephone interview.
British Orienteering is proud to support the Sport and Recreation Alliance #RightToBeActive campaign, which asks all of society to join the call for the government to embed the fundamental right of all children to be active into policy, regulations and legislation.
The campaign aims to place a child’s right to be active on the same footing as their rights to education, shelter and nutrition. The benefits of being physically active are huge. However, shifts in society can mean that children don’t have the same exercise habits as previous generations.
Britain is not active enough. We are the most obese nation in Western Europe, with rates rising faster than any other developed nation.
Statistics show that:
Sport and recreation can help solve many of the biggest threats facing our children. Making it part of their daily lives will make them healthier and happier.
What needs to happen?
Join the Sport and Recreation Alliance’s call for the government to give every child the fundamental #RightToBeActive by:
Help spread the word about this important initiative by simply signing the Alliance’s petition (https://bit.ly/2xIaR9v) and sharing it with others to help the Sport & Recreation Alliance reach its initial target of 10,000 signatures.
The Sport and Recreation Alliance believes that every child has the fundamental #RightToBeActive. The problem of inactivity among our children and young people is far-reaching and we must work together to solve this crisis. The Alliance is calling on government, the sport sector, schools, communities, families and the public to show that they will not allow this to continue.
Since the petition was created it has gained over 1500 signatures from people who are ready to see a change. However, Sport and Recreation Alliance still need more support to reach their 2500 signature goal.
Please sign and share this petition! Together, we can make a stand and provide a better, healthier future for children across the UK.
For more information about the #RightToBeActive campaign, including how you can get further involved, please head to the Sport and Recreation Alliance website.
The West Midlands Orienteering Association welcomes you to Cannock Chase for the 51st JK competition.
There are four days of great orienteering ahead of you on areas separated by a maximum of 15 miles!
Day 1 is the SPRINT RACE on MOD Stafford, hosted by Walton Chasers OC (WCH) and Royal Signals OC (RSOC). This is a little used area and will be new to most people.
Day 2 is the MIDDLE RACE on Brereton Spurs, hosted by Octavian Droobers (OD). Last used in 2014 for the British Middles and 2015 for the Junior Inter-regional, it has been remapped for the first time using LIDAR data.
Day 3 is the LONG RACE on Beaudesert and Brereton Hayes, hosted by Potteries OC (POTOC) and Wrekin Orienteers (WRE). Beaudesert has been used over many years for top class events, the last one being the Midland Champs in 2009. The tricky terrain has been remapped for the first time using LIDAR data.
Day 4 is the RELAYS on Beaudesert, hosted by Harlequins OC (HOC) and City of Birmingham OC (COBOC). The relays will use some of the same area as the long race, but the planning will not make it easy for you!
Trail-O will also be available in close proximity to the arenas of day 1 (Temp-O) and day 3 (Pre-O). Please find some time to partake in both disciplines.
Andy Yeates, JK 2018 Coordinator says:
"On behalf of the West Midlands Orienteering Association, it is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the Jan Kjellstrom Festival of Orienteering 2018.
Despite the many and varied pressures and challenges my team and I have endured over the past couple of years, I believe the end result will be worth it. As we enter the final phase of preparation, the realisation that my vision of a compact four day event on some of the best terrain that the West Midlands has to offer is finally coming to fruition is very exciting. Thank you to everyone who has entered, your faith in what we are doing is appreciated.
Each day’s major officials have tried to keep to the compact philosophy resulting in parking being close to the arena each day. All the finishes are in the arenas and all but one start is situated next to the arena.
I have tried to make sure that information has been in the public domain as early as possible and I’m still tweaking the programme to make it as complete and as accurate as I can. Version 3 will be out shortly. Any further revisions after that will be minor corrections only (I hope).
As well as the usual string course for our youngest attendees, we are demo-ing what may be a first for the UK – orienteering biathlon. Basically, this is running a short orienteering course and then shooting at targets immediately afterwards against the clock. There are no live rounds as the guns use an optical system, so it is safe for all competitors. We think this could catch on, so come and give it a try.
I hope that the four days we have lined up for your enjoyment live up to your expectations, and we look forward to seeing you over the Easter weekend."
British Orienteering would like to take this opportunity to thank Andy Yeates (WCH) JK2018 Coordinator and all of the volunteer officials involved across all four days of this exciting competition. Thank you for all your hard work and commitment in organising this event.
|Orienteering Services Officer||Dan Riley||BOF|
|Safety Officer||Eric Brown||HOC|
|Mapping Advisor||Bruce Bryant||OD|
|Permissions (Brereton Spurs/Brereton Hayes/Beaudesert)||Ian Jones||WCH|
|Online Entries/Event Processing/Results||SportIdent|
|Entries Secretary (SI liaison,start lists)||Diane Jacks||WRE|
|SI Equipment Coordinator||Mark Stodgell||WCH|
|Non-SI Equipment Coordinators||Lester & Judith Evans||HOC|
|Web Site/Social Media Coordinator||Andy Johnson||HOC|
|String Course Coordinators||Sarah & Carol Dredge||WCH|
|Day 1 - SPRINT (MOD Stafford)||Lead Club:||WCH / Royal Signals|
|Assistant Organiser||Sally Calland||Royal Signals|
|IOF Advisor||Mike Forrest||BOK|
|Day 2 - MIDDLE (Brereton Spurs)||Lead Club:||OD|
|IOF Advisor||Simon Thompson||HOC|
|Day 3 - LONG (Beaudesert/Brereton Hayes)||Lead Club:||POTOC / WRE|
|IOF Advisor||Mike Forrest||BOK|
|Day 4 - RELAY (Beaudesert)||Lead Club:||HOC / COBOC|
|Assistant Organiser||Barbara Ford||HOC|
|Assistant Planner||Barry Houghton||HOC|
For more information and to keep up to date with this event, visit the JK2018 website here.