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Tweet Saturday 16th November 2019

'Be More Cheetah' will take to the stage at Development Conference

British Orienteering is pleased to announce another key presenter for the National Development Conference. Steve Fairhurst from ‘Be More Cheetah’ will take centre stage on the Sunday, with a presentation and workshop all around club promotion and social media. 

Steve has 30 years’ experience in marketing, working for agencies such as MDA, The Marketing Store and Dialogue Communications before forming The Zest Collective Group of companies in the year 2000. Clients include Coca Cola, Shell, Heineken, Mercedes-Benz and the NHS. 

Steve specialises in ‘the sharp end’ of marketing – where the customer meets the brand directly and has a unique take on the social media landscape and how best to present your brand for maximum effect using tried and tested techniques. 

The sharp end of marketing

With a pragmatic and energising approach to training, the session is sure to be engaging and empowering – dealing with simple practical steps on how to generate results quickly, rather that wading through statistics and broad theories. 

The session is designed around the 2020 programme of events and is aimed at clubs and group admins for regional association members. Learn the winning ways of the world’s biggest brands and make sure your social media content is as engaging as it can be. 

Peter Brooke added:  "Having attended one of Steve’s training sessions first-hand, it was an easy decision to invite him to present to clubs at the conference. His insight, advice and ideas are easy to understand and will prove invaluable to clubs looking to learn and improve in this area." 

The conference also takes in ways to increase and support your orienteers, club publicity, club projects you can adapt for your own club alongside further discussion on the youth strategy.  

Taking place over the weekend of Saturday 11th  and Sunday 12th  January 2020, the conference will be taking place at the YHA National Forest, Swadlincote, near Burton on Trent and has secured exclusive use of the venue. This will allow members to stay overnight with fellow orienteers to really add the social atmosphere and providing an excellent opportunity for networking.    

You can see more of what Steve has done on YouTube here.

  The prices per person for the conference are;    

Full weekend including overnight accommodation    

£79    

Full weekend with no accommodation    

£65    

Saturday only    

£35    

Sunday only    

£35    

All prices include refreshments of drinks and lunches. Overnight accommodation is for Saturday night only at the YHA National Forest. Rooms will be shared with other delegates and requests to share with fellow members accommodated as much as possible.     

 Saturday’s sessions will run between 11:00 and 17:30, with Sunday commencing at 09:00 through to 15:00.    

Registration is via Si Entries on the following link Development Conference 2020    

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Tweet Thursday 14th November 2019

Grace Molloy to be Keynote Speaker

British Orienteering is excited to announce that Grace Molloy will be the Keynote Speaker on Saturday 11th January at the 2020 National Development Conference. 

Grace Molloy
Left to right:  Megan Keith, Grace Molloy, Fiona Bunn

As a young elite athlete, Grace already brings a wealth of knowledge and experience of her journey through her club to where she is today. Grace will be providing valuable insights into how she’s progressed, her challenges and discuss her ideas and thoughts for the future, including how clubs can adapt and grow when developing orienteers within.  

The conference also takes in ways to increase and support your orienteers, club publicity, club projects you can adapt for your own club alongside further discussion on the youth strategy. 

Taking place over the weekend of Saturday 11th  and Sunday 12th  January 2020,  the conference will be taking place at the YHA National Forest, Swadlincote, near Burton on Trent and has secured exclusive use of the venue. This will allow members to stay overnight with fellow orienteers to really add the social atmosphere and providing an excellent opportunity for networking.   

 A key part of the conference will see presentations of some great projects from clubs across the country. If you would like to share your story get in touch with Peter Brooke on pbrooke@britishorienteering.org.uk.   

 The prices per person for the conference are:   

Full weekend including overnight accommodation   

£79   

Full weekend with no accommodation   

£65   

Saturday only   

£35   

Sunday only   

£35   

All prices include refreshments of drinks and lunches. Overnight accommodation is for Saturday night only at the YHA National Forest. Rooms will be shared with other delegates and requests to share with fellow members accommodated as much as possible.    

Saturday’s (11th January) sessions will run between 11:00 and 17:30, with Sunday (12th January) commencing at 09:00 through to 15:00.   

Registration is via Si Entries on the following link Development Conference 2020 .

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Tweet Wednesday 13th November 2019

Megan Keith wins Scottish Young Sportswoman of the Year 2019

Megan Keith (Inverness Orienteering Club) has won the award of Scottish Young Sportswoman of the Year 2019 at the Scottish Women in Sport Awards dinner held last week in recognition of her fantastic achievements this year. 

Megan Keith 

Many congratulations to you Megan!  

The award was presented by sportscotland at the Scottish Women in Sport Awards dinner 2019 which was attended by Judy Murray and Catriona Matthew.  Read more here.

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Tweet Thursday 6th December 2018

British Orienteering supports campaign for children's #righttobeactive

British Orienteering is proud to support the Sport and Recreation Alliance #RightToBeActive campaign, which asks all of society to join the call for the government to embed the fundamental right of all children to be active into policy, regulations and legislation.

Click here to sign the petition now to show your support

The campaign aims to place a child’s right to be active on the same footing as their rights to education, shelter and nutrition. The benefits of being physically active are huge. However, shifts in society can mean that children don’t have the same exercise habits as previous generations.

Britain is not active enough. We are the most obese nation in Western Europe, with rates rising faster than any other developed nation.

#RightToBeActive Campaign

Statistics show that:

  • 80% of girls and 77% of boys are not active enough to stay healthy;
  • 20% of children are obese by the end of primary school;
  • 93% of children say they like being active but we are failing to use physical activity to improve their health.

Sport and recreation can help solve many of the biggest threats facing our children. Making it part of their daily lives will make them healthier and happier.

What needs to happen?

Join the Sport and Recreation Alliance’s call for the government to give every child the fundamental #RightToBeActive by:

  • Establishing a new law requiring councils to provide all children with the opportunity to be active and to coordinate and promote physical activity across everything they do;
  • Creating a long-term, properly funded and child-focussed strategy to transform the physical and mental wellbeing of our children;
  • Introducing new legislation to make it a requirement for government ministers and public bodies to put the United Nations Rights of the Child, the right to play and lead a healthy life, at the heart of decision making.

Help spread the word about this important initiative by simply signing the Alliance’s petition (https://bit.ly/2xIaR9v) and sharing it with others to help the Sport & Recreation Alliance reach its initial target of 10,000 signatures.

The Sport and Recreation Alliance believes that every child has the fundamental #RightToBeActive. The problem of inactivity among our children and young people is far-reaching and we must work together to solve this crisis. The Alliance is calling on government, the sport sector, schools, communities, families and the public to show that they will not allow this to continue.

Since the petition was created it has gained over 1500 signatures from people who are ready to see a change. However, Sport and Recreation Alliance still need more support to reach their 2500 signature goal.

Please sign and share this petition! Together, we can make a stand and provide a better, healthier future for children across the UK.

To sign the petition - click here

For more information about the #RightToBeActive campaign, including how you can get further involved, please head to the Sport and Recreation Alliance website.

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