Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 November 2018
Witton Park, Blackburn
Organised by Pendle Forest Orienteers, South East Lancs. Orienteering Club, Lakeland Orienteering Club and Octavian Droobers.
Saturday 17th November World Schools Qualification Races & Training Event
Sunday 18th November British Schools Orienteering Championships 2018
Supported by the British Schools Orienteering Association
Final details for these two events are available here.
Overall Organiser: Melanie Elkington
Saturday SQE: Planner – Richard Tiley; Organiser – Hamish Willis; Controller – Barry Elkington
Saturday training: Planner – Bridget Jardine; Organiser – Hamish Willis
Sunday: Planner – Stephen Richards; Organiser – Barbara Alexander; Controller – Richard Tiley
Many thanks to United Utilities, Blackburn Council and Witton Country Parks for allowing us to use their areas.
British Orienteering would like to especially thank Melanie Elkington and all the officials for their hard work involved in organising this weekend. Wishing all attending a fun and enjoyable weekend of junior orienteering.
Saturday 12 January and Sunday 13 January 2019
The University of Nottingham Humanities Building
Places are still available and we would encourage you to book before 18 November 2018 and take advantage of the early bird special price.
Book before 18th November to get the early bird price of £65 for both days or one day for just £35.
All bookings after this Sunday (18 November 2018) will be £70 for both days and £38 for one day.
Bookings need to be made by 23 December 2018.
To view the Coaching Conference agenda, follow this link Coaching Conference 2019.
44 young people aged 11-14 years from Yorkshire & Humberside, East Midlands and South East regions assembled at two youth activity camps in October.
Juniors from South Yorkshire Orienteers (SYO), Lincoln Orienteering Club (LOG), Nottinghamshire Orienteering Club (NOC) came together at Walesby Forest Activity Camp for a weekend of orienteering exercises and outdoor activity sessions. Despite the wet conditions, everyone had fun with a mix of O-skills coaching, sprint relays, cave maze and indoor climbing.
“I had a great time and wished it could have gone on longer!” said one young participant from SYO.
Hilary Palmer from NOC and Charlotte Ward from the GB Elite team led the orienteering exercises. “Walesby Forest was a good area to use. Having the lodge as a base in the centre of the area meant that it wasn't too difficult to cope with the weather”. Charlotte took time from her training schedule to come along: “I thoroughly enjoyed it and I'd love to help out again”.
During the October half-term, juniors from Mole Valley Orienteering Club (MVOC), Guildford Orienteers (GO), Happy Herts Orienteering Club (HH), Saxons Orienteering Club (SAX), Dartford Orienteering Klub (DFOK) and Southdowns Orienteers (SO) also came together for an action-packed day at High Ashurst Activity Centre.
“I’m happy to meet other boys and girls my own age.” said the young participant from GO. “At orienteering events, I have to go with my parents and often don’t see other juniors”.
Josh Jenner led the orienteering training at High Ashurst. “It was an interesting coaching challenge to design exercises for a wide variety of skill levels, from newcomers to Orange TD3. It was great to see them enjoying themselves”.
British Orienteering aims to bring the format to other regions in summer 2019 and evolve it into a sustainable programme to help more young people in the future.
British Orienteering's Youth Strategy "Every Junior Matters" aims to attract and retain more young people in orienteering.
You can read the short and full versions of the strategy below:
An exciting opportunity exists to become Chair of British Orienteering, the national governing body for orienteering in the UK, and to succeed the current Chair, Judith Holt who is standing down to at the Annual General Meeting in April 2019. Judith is handing on the role of the chair a year before the end of her nine-year term on the board in order to offer continuity.
British Orienteering is the national sports governing body for the sport of orienteering in the United Kingdom. It was founded in 1967 and currently has around 10,000 members and a further 38,500 participants take part in the sport on an annual basis.
We are a growing sport, striving to build on our past success by expanding our participation base into new markets and aiming to continue our record of punching above our weight in international competitions.
We are a dynamic and forward-thinking organisation, with over 10,000 individual members, a staff of ten, and a turnover in 2017 of £812,889. In the summer of 2022, we will host the World Orienteering Sprint Championships in the City of Edinburgh.
However, the external environment is changing with the central government not funding core services and British Orienteering not being an Olympic sport. We will be operating in a challenging funding environment and therefore will have to develop the long-term strategy to develop our income streams to ensure long-term sustainability.
To ensure effective governance, provide effective leadership and be the public face of British Orienteering.
The appointment will be effective following the British Orienteering Annual General Meeting in April 2019. It is for a three-year term, and up to three consecutive terms can be served. The Chair is appointed by the Board through an open recruitment process. The Chair can be drawn from within British Orienteering membership or from outside the Federation. If the preferred candidate is a voting member the appointment will be subject to election at the Annual General Meeting in April 2019. The role is voluntary. Travel and other reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.
To apply, please complete the Application Form below with a covering letter that explains what motivates you to apply and how you meet the requirements of the role by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.