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Tweet Monday 9th December 2019

Graham Patten has resigned from the Board of Directors

British Orienteering announces today that Graham Patten has resigned from the Board of Directors.

Graham’s resignation is due to personal reasons and increased business commitments. Graham has resigned with regret and wishes British Orienteering and the Board all the best for the future.

Chair of the Board, Drew Vanbeck stated: "On behalf of the Board of Directors and of British Orienteering, I extend our sincere appreciation to Graham for his contribution to the sport and personally I look forward to continuing to have the benefit of Graham's wise counsel.”

Drew added, “We are in the process of searching for individuals who can fill the vacancy created by Graham’s resignation and that of Judith Holt who is due to step down from the Board at the next AGM after serving the full 9-year maximum as a director. If you are interested or know of someone who is prepared to volunteer and help British Orienteering develop and advance its strategic agenda please do not hesitate to contact me or the Chief Executive Peter Hart."

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Tweet Thursday 5th December 2019

2020 World Orienteering Day / Week - Save The Date!

The next World Orienteering Day will take place on Wednesday 13 May 2020.  

In 2020, between Wednesday 13 May and Tuesday 19 May 2020, any activity held can be registered as a World Orienteering Day event.

Vision

The International Orienteering Federation´s goals regarding the organisation of this annual event are as follows:

  • Increasing the visibility and accessibility of orienteering to young people,
  • Increasing the number of participants both in the schools’ activities, as well and in the clubs’ activities in all countries of National Federations,
  • Helping teachers to implement orienteering in a fun and educational way and and to get more new countries to take part in orienteering.

Visionary course of action

Each club of all national Orienteering Federations gets in touch with at least one school.  As teachers might need help to implement orienteering so the lessons are a fun and exciting experience, the IOF is working on providing teaching materials in different languages. 


Find out more here.

 

#worldorienteeringday

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Tweet Thursday 5th December 2019

Review of 2019... Celebrating GB's Juniors...

Paul Murgatroyd, Head Coach for Talent, says:  
"A truly phenomenal season for GB's juniors, with record breaking achievements at the Junior World Championships in Denmark in July, supported by some further strong performances at both European Youth Orienteering Championships and Junior European Cup in June and September respectively, is shown in a film."

Watch the film here.

GB's Juniors

British Orienteering would like to take this opportunity in congratulating the GB Junior team on their achievements this year.

Here is a list of the news stories from 2019:

  • Grace Molloy to be Keynote Speaker at Development Conference - read here
  • Megan Keith wins Scottish Young Sportswoman of the Year 2019 - read here.
  • 2019/20 Talent Squad Announced - read here.
  • Junior European Cup (JEC) Relay on the sloping forest of Vessaux - read here
  • Long Distance at the Junior European Cup took place in La Croix de Bauzon - read here.
  • Girls success in Junior European Cup (JEC) Sprint - read here.
  • Junior European Cup this weekend! - read here.
  • Junior European Cup 2019 - MASS START RELAY - read here.
  • Junior European Cup 2019 - LONG DISTANCE - read here.
  • Exciting Sprint at Junior European Cup Today! - read here.
  • Orienteering Junior European Cup - 27 to 29 September 2019, France - read here.
  • Pre-JWOC Training Camp Dairy Account: by Peter Molloy (FVO) - read here.
  • Interview #3: Grace Molloy (FVO) - GOLD, BRONZE and BRONZE! - read here.
  • Interview #2: 2019 JWOC Gold and Silver medal winner - Fiona Bunn (TVOC) - read here.
  • Interview #1: with 2019 JWOC Relay Champion - Megan Keith (INVOC) - read here.
  • Let's hear it for our GB Women 2019 JWOC Relay GOLD medal champions!!! - read here.
  • Pre-JWOC 2020 Camp, Kocaeli, Turkey - read here.
  • JWOC 2019 Relays. Women win GOLD 🥇 and the boys finish 6th! - read here.
  • Junior World Championship Silver Medal for Bunn! - read here.
  • Mixed Fortunes for Young GB Team In JWOC Middle Qualifier - read here.
  • Grace Molloy wins two Bronze Medals in two days! - read here.
  • Grace Molloy 2019 Junior World Orienteering Championships Bronze Medallist - read here.
  • 2019 Junior World Orienteering Championships Starts This Weekend - read here.
  • Four Top 20’s in the Sprint Provides the Highlight of EYOC 2019 - read here.
  • 16s Just Miss Podium Place in EYOC Relays - read here.
  • Technical Green Belarusian Forest Proves Tough For Young Brit’s - read here.
  • EYOC 2019 Preview - read here.
  • Pre-EYOC / JWOC Camp by Alice Wilson - read 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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