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Tweet Friday 14th December 2018

Winter 2018 Festive Xplorer Events

Looking to take part in a fun and festive activity?  Look no further!  

Xplorer is getting into the festive spirit with Christmas themed events across the country. An adventure for the whole family this December with a navigation challenge! Explore the park and find the festive markers!

Festive Xplorer events taking place include...

Find more Xplorer events here.

Give a Membership Gift

Join British Orienteering as an Xplorer member today! Did you know that for only £11 (adult) and £5 (child) you can join British Orienteering as an ‘Xplorer’ club member?

Joining gives you access to discounts of up to 20% off a wide variety of partners including Butlin's Holiday Club, Go Ape, YHA, Cotswold Outdoor, AA and many more, as well as access to newsletters, badge and incentive schemes, events, activities, competitions.  Find out more here. To join as an Xplorer club member, choose Xplorer as the club and BOF as the association when using the online joining process. 

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Tweet Friday 14th December 2018

Yvette Baker Trophy and Shield 2019

British Orienteering is pleased to announce the plans in 2019 for the annual Yvette Baker junior inter-club competitions.

The regional heats start on Sunday January 20th in the West Midlands with an event at Boreatton Park.  The full list of regional heats are as follows:

WMOA  

Boreatton Park, Shropshire 20th January 2019

NEOA  

Errington Woods, Cleveland 24th February 2019
SEOA Worthlodge Forest, W. Sussex 24th March 2019
EAOA  Hockley Woods, Essex  31st March 2019
SWOA  Savernake Forest (tbc), Wiltshire 7th April 2019
WOA  Cwm Lickey, Cwmbran  14th April 2019
YHOA  Mausoleum Woods & Cottagers Dale, Lincolnshire  28th April 2019
NWOA  Aitken Woods, Lancashire  11th May 2019
EMOA  Calke Abbey, Derbyshire  19th May 2019

The final will take place on Sunday 7th July 2019 at Sandringham Country Park near King’s Lynn in Norfolk.

The Yvette Baker junior competition now includes a new category for clubs with fewer juniors. The Yvette Baker Shield runs alongside the Trophy at the same event, allowing qualifying clubs to field a team of 5 or more juniors (the Trophy requires a team of 9 juniors).

To qualify for the Shield, a club must have 25 or fewer junior members in the club. The updated Rule L for the Yvette Baker Trophy and Shield and the list of clubs qualifying for both Trophy and Shield competitions in 2019 can be found below.

A further update on the Yvette Baker competitions in 2019 will follow in January.

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Tweet Wednesday 12th December 2018

Tick one thing off your to do list before Christmas, book onto the 2019 Coaching conference now.

The festival period is rapidly closing in so don’t forget to tick one thing off your to-do list and book your place on the 2019 coaching conference. 

Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th January will soon be on us, so don’t miss out on the 23rd December booking deadline.  

Great advice, practical sessions and live discussions will help you start your coaching year in the best way possible. 

To secure your place at the conference and to view the full agenda, follow this link Coaching Conference 2019.  

Great value at only £70 for both days or £38 for one day. 
All bookings must be made by 23rd December. 

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Tweet Friday 13th April 2018

Sprint Scotland - 19th to 22nd July 2018

In its third year, Sprint Scotland is proud to invite you to a weekend of high-quality sprint orienteering in Falkirk, Denny and Grangemouth.

19th July - Coaching day in Grangemouth South and West, followed by an evening talk.
20th July - Coaching day in Hallglen (Falkirk), followed by an evening talk.
21st July - 2 sprint races in Denny (near Stirling) (Scottish Urban League,  2*WRE), followed by an evening talk and ceilidh.
22nd July - 1 sprint race in Grangemouth North (WRE).

Entries are now open!

The event is organised by the Masterplan Adventure team of Graham Gristwood, Chris Smithard, Kris Jones and Fanni Gyurko, who between them have countless top international and domestic sprint results.

There is coaching available for those who want it on Thursday and Friday (3 courses each day), or just the opportunity to do lots of orienteering for those who don't! In the evenings there are talks and Q&A sessions about different aspects of sprint orienteering. Then at the weekend, there are 3 races on new areas - including a round of the Scottish Urban Orienteering League, and 3 World Ranking Events for the elite classes. Saturday night sees another talk and Q&A by a top International Sprint Orienteer about their experiences, followed by a ceilidh (traditional Scottish dancing).

This is an ideal event for people who either want to learn from some of the best sprint orienteers in the world, sharpen up and improve their own sprint orienteering skills, or just would like to do 9 sprint courses in 4 days!

Entries for Sprint Scotland 2018 are now open - enter here

Bulletin 1 is available here.

For more information visit the website:  sprintscotland.co.uk

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