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Tweet Friday 16th November 2018

British Schools Orienteering Championships 2018

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, says: 
"We wish all athletes the best of luck in both competitions and are hoping for a dry weekend."

 

 

 

Officials

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.

British Schools Orienteering Championships 2018
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Tweet Thursday 15th November 2018

Early bird discount closes on Sunday 18 November!

British Orienteering Coaching Conference 2019.

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.

Book now to secure your place here.

2019 Coaching Conference
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Tweet Thursday 15th November 2018

British Orienteering Youth Camps bring young people together

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”.

High Ashurst Balancing Act

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.

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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:

 

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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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