In 2018 British Orienteering established a feedback programme to gather insight into the participant experience at local and regional events.
The Participant Satisfaction Survey was rolled out to develop an understanding of overall satisfaction and identify participant-focused development opportunities.
We would like to thank the 421 participants took the time to feedback their views and to the 7 clubs that have been working with us on this project.
We are delighted to find that;
The feedback has also helped us identify several ways we can improve the events and we are now working with the clubs involved in several development areas, including:
Clubs who are interested in better understanding the participant experience at their events are invited to get involved in this programme. We are extending this insight work to a further 6 clubs, who will benefit from event-specific reports as well as overall club reports highlighting successes and providing actionable development recommendations.
The full report infographic can be found here.
For more information please email Rayan Sammut, Competitions Officer: email@example.com or call 07442 493149.
2018 Participating Clubs: Berkshire Orienteers (BKO); Bristol Orienteering Klub (BOK); City of Birmingham Orienteering Club (COBOC); Cleveland Orienteering Klub (CLOK); Eborienteers (EBOR); Leicestershire Orienteering Club (LEI); Nottinghamshire Orienteering Club (NOC).
Female Sports Forum
On Saturday 9th March the Female Sports Forum attended Lagan Valley Orienteers Spring Cup 2 at Woodvale Forest to learn more about the sport and opportunities available to get involved. They had a go at a yellow course while capturing footage of the participants to showcase what we are about. The video can be viewed here.
Tollymore Orienteers were delighted to be asked to host family orienteering sessions at Tollymore National Outdoor Centre’s International Women’s Day celebrations. There were 3 sessions and 2 courses available on the day and a great mix of familiar orienteers and newcomers. This was a great chance for local people to give the sport a go and learn more about the hub and what will be on offer over the summer.
Juls Hanvey, Active Clubs Coordinator (Northern Ireland), says:
“We are delighted to have been able to celebrate this special day over the weekend. A special mention should go to Emma from the Female Sport Forum and Caoimhe at Tollymore National Outdoor Centre for working alongside us and providing these opportunities to share the sport and what we have to offer.”
FINAL CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
2019 is British Orienteering’s 'Year of the Volunteer' – Club Match Funding Applications are still open for a few more days only! Don't delay in getting your application in as the deadline is fast approaching...this Friday 22 March 2019.
British Orienteering is pleased to announce that the application process for clubs in England to apply for match funding to support their own volunteer project is open.
In support of British Orienteering’s 'Year of the Volunteer', clubs in England can apply to match their own investment in a volunteer project up to £250. For example, a club project that costs £500 can be split with £250 coming from the club and £250 from British Orienteering. Alternatively, the project may cost over £500 but the maximum that can be applied for from British Orienteering is still £250.
Clubs need to complete the application form outlining which category the funding would be used for and how the club intends to develop/ increase the number of volunteers as a result of it. The funding available is on a match funding basis and the club is expected to match or exceed the funding available from British Orienteering.
We are looking for clubs to try new and innovative ideas to get more people involved in volunteering for orienteering. The only required results are that the project must show an increase of members within the club volunteering and how this will be sustained in the future.
With the benefit of Sport England funding, we can match a club’s own investment up to the value of £250. Unfortunately, this offer is for English based clubs only as the funding is being provided by Sport England. However, we’ll be providing project ideas and news stories from across the network of clubs on the British Orienteering website which will be available for anyone to access.
Don't delay....if you haven't done so already, get your application downloaded and apply today.
Closing date for all applications is this Friday 22 March 2019.
Following a vacancy on the Board of Directors British Orienteering are recruiting a new independent Director with a portfolio including legal and governance.
Further details can be found in the Independent Director Advert below
This appointment is for an Independent Director, candidates must not have been employed by British Orienteering, been Directors of British Orienteering, or have been involved in any national-level committee or group of British Orienteering in the ten years prior to their application.
Closing date for applications is 6 July 2018.