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Tweet Tuesday 16th October 2018

Sport and Community Awards

Community Sport & Recreation Awards Announced

Entries are now open!

The Sport and Recreation Alliance awards have been celebrating grassroots sport and recreation for over twenty years, and championing grassroots work on a national scale, using examples of best practice to drive positive, societal change.

The awards provide tangible evidence of the impact of grassroots sport and recreation on communities.

This year's categories are:

The closing date for entries is: Sunday 18 November 2018.

Who are you going to nominate? More information about these awards and how to enter can be found here.

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Tweet Friday 12th October 2018

Association and Club Conference 2018 - Agenda Revealed

Notice of Meeting

A Conference of Association and Club representatives will be held on Saturday, 20th October at The Studio in Birmingham.

Invitations to attend:

  • Association Representatives
  • Club Representatives
  • Board members
  • British Orienteering members

Agenda

Time Agenda Item
10:30 Registration & Refreshments
11:00 Welcome
11:10 Review of 2017 Conference
11:30 Chief Executive’s Review of British Orienteering Activities
12:00 Strategic Priorities and funding for 2019-2021
12:45 Lunch
13:30

Performance and Talent: The Future;

  • The key objective of the programme
14:45 Break
15:00

Performance and Talent: the Future;

  • Support and funding 
15:30 Orienteering Foundation the 1% Club
15:45 Closing Statements/Action points

Venue

The venue is a short walk from Birmingham New Street rail station. More information on location and travel details can be found here

Expenses

For registered delegates, the costs of the conference including refreshments and a light buffet lunch will be paid for by British Orienteering.

All members are invited to attend and we would encourage as many as possible to come along and have your say!

As in previous years, we also encourage clubs and associations to nominate two chosen representatives to represent their views. Clubs and Association chairs or secretaries must confirm the names of the two delegates attending on behalf of their club or association by completing and returning the registration form to info@britishorienteering.org.uk. This will register their attendance and these club and association delegates will be eligible to have a contribution to their expenses paid by British Orienteering (contributions will be as per below criterion).

All other members are very much encouraged to attend; however, any expenses will need to be covered by the individual, club or association depending on individual arrangements, a completed registration form will still need to be sent to info@britishorienteering.org.uk to register your place at the conference.

Car

Where the total round trip to and from the conference venue exceeds 150 miles, British Orienteering will meet the costs of half of the mileage that exceeds 150 miles (at British Orienteering’s standard rates). Here are examples:

  • A delegate travelling a round-trip total of 310 miles could claim 25p (standard mileage rate) x 160 miles (excess over 150 miles) x 0.5 i.e. £20 from British Orienteering, and the rest must be met by the delegate or the delegate’s club or association.
  • A delegate travelling a round-trip total of 200 miles with another delegate as a passenger could claim 27p (standard mileage rate with a passenger) x 50 miles (excess over 150 miles) x 0.5 i.e. £6.75 from British Orienteering, with the rest to be met by the delegate or the delegate’s club or association.
  • For a delegate travelling a round-trip total of 120 miles, the costs to be met by the delegate or the delegate’s club or association.

Train / Plane

British Orienteering will meet half of the cost of the cheapest standard class return plane/train ticket after deducting £30.

As an example, a delegate whose rail ticket costs £50 could claim 0.5 x £20 (£50-£30) i.e. £10 from British Orienteering, with the rest to be met by the delegate or the delegate’s club or association.

Other conditions

  • A maximum of two claims per club or association will be accepted. These claims must only be from the club or association delegates who had their attendance registered with the National Office prior to the conference (or from any substitutes sent in the registered delegates place).
  • Any claims must be made on the claim form available at the conference and be received by British Orienteering by Friday 20th November 2018 and only in exceptional circumstances with claims after this date be accepted for payment.
  • Plane/Train ticket claims must be supported by a ticket receipt or one of the used tickets.
  • Other expenses will only be payable if agreed in advance in writing by British Orienteering.
  • Please arrange to share cars wherever possible to minimise costs.

For anyone requiring more information please contact the admin team at British Orienteering National Office,

Scholes Mill
Old Coach Road
Tansley
Matlock
DE4 5FY

Telephone Number: 01629 583037

Email: info@britishorienteering.org.uk

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Tweet Thursday 11th October 2018

Final live training announced - Developing your club

The final live online training will be taking place next Thursday 18th October at 7 pm and look at the subject of Developing your club.

Do you want to grow your club?

Do you feel your club needs an injection of new ideas?

Do you want to develop your club but don’t know where to start?

If the questions above relate to you then log on. Delivered by Pauline Tryner, the session promises to provide a great insight into how South Yorkshire Orienteers developed and grew their club, sharing some valuable tips you’ll be able to utilise going forward. The session is due to last approximately 45 minutes and there will be a question and answer section at the end so do get your questions in. You can get involved by asking questions throughout the session or by submitting them prior. (see information below)


Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve seen the first two sessions delivered, Hilary Palmer and Barry Elkington provide some great insight into both Coaching and Planning, with very encouraging numbers logging on to view the sessions live.


Commenting on the sessions, Peter Brooke, Development Officer said: “The first two sessions were expertly delivered by Hilary and Barry who both provided really good insight into their subjects and as the sessions progressed the questions came in at a rapid rate from those watching.”


“Clearly there are areas we can improve on and this pilot will teach us a lot of things and help to shape potential future training and support structures for people across our clubs networks”


The final session will be delivered using Microsoft Teams which you can sign in using your Microsoft account or join anonymously.

To view the session;

  • Click on the advertised link
  • Click watch live event
  • Sign in with a Microsoft account or join anonymously

The link for the session is;

Developing your club

To send in any questions to be answered during the webinar or want to know more information, simply contact Peter Brooke on pbrooke@britishorienteering.org.uk. There will also be the opportunity to ask questions through British Orienteering’s twitter account @GBRorienteering

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Tweet Tuesday 11th September 2018

Major Events Consultant

British Orienteering is pleased to announce that Helen Errington from Maprunner has been awarded a short-term contract to support British Orienteering’s Major Events, in particular the JK 2019 which is being held in the South Central Region from 19th – 22nd April 2019 in the Aldershot and Newbury areas.

Peter Hart, Chief Executive said:

"After a thorough and rigorous recruitment process we are delighted that Helen Errington has agreed to work with British Orienteering as their Major Events Consultant. Helen has very significant experience in organising and supporting major events in orienteering.

She has excellent event organisational experience and the drive to help us support our Major Events programme and development.

I am personally very pleased that we have been able to attract someone with her calibre, track record and further potential. I look forward to working with her over the next few months."

 

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