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Tweet Tuesday 19th March 2019

International Women’s Day Celebrations with NI Orienteering

 

Female Sports Forum

On Saturday 9th March the Female Sports Forum attended Lagan Valley Orienteers Spring Cup 2 at Woodvale Forest to learn more about the sport and opportunities available to get involved. They had a go at a yellow course while capturing footage of the participants to showcase what we are about.

Tollymore Orienteers

Tollymore Orienteers were delighted to be asked to host family orienteering sessions at Tollymore National Outdoor Centre’s International Women’s Day celebrations. There were 3 sessions and 2 courses available on the day and a great mix of familiar orienteers and newcomers. This was a great chance for local people to give the sport a go and learn more about the hub and what will be on offer over the summer.

 Juls Hanvey, Active Clubs Coordinator (Northern Ireland), says:
“We are delighted to have been able to celebrate this special day over the weekend. A special mention should go to Emma from the Female Sport Forum and Caoimhe at Tollymore National Outdoor Centre for working alongside us and providing these opportunities to share the sport and what we have to offer.”

 

Northern Ireland Orienteering took part
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Tweet Monday 18th March 2019

Calling All English Orienteering Clubs!

FINAL CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

2019 is British Orienteering’s 'Year of the Volunteer' – Club Match Funding Applications are still open for a few more days only!  Don't delay in getting your application in as the deadline is fast approaching...this Friday 22 March 2019. 

British Orienteering is pleased to announce that the application process for clubs in England to apply for match funding to support their own volunteer project is open.

In support of British Orienteering’s 'Year of the Volunteer', clubs in England can apply to match their own investment in a volunteer project up to £250. For example, a club project that costs £500 can be split with £250 coming from the club and £250 from British Orienteering. Alternatively, the project may cost over £500 but the maximum that can be applied for from British Orienteering is still £250.

Clubs need to complete the application form outlining which category the funding would be used for and how the club intends to develop/ increase the number of volunteers as a result of it. The funding available is on a match funding basis and the club is expected to match or exceed the funding available from British Orienteering.

Projects can be big or small and cover many different areas including club nights, events, juniors, coaching and recruitment to name a few. To get involved, all clubs need to do is think of a project and download and complete the application form from www.britishorienteering.org.uk/matchfunding.

We are looking for clubs to try new and innovative ideas to get more people involved in volunteering for orienteering. The only required results are that the project must show an increase of members within the club volunteering and how this will be sustained in the future.

With the benefit of Sport England funding, we can match a club’s own investment up to the value of £250. Unfortunately, this offer is for English based clubs only as the funding is being provided by Sport England. However, we’ll be providing project ideas and news stories from across the network of clubs on the British Orienteering website which will be available for anyone to access.

Don't delay....if you haven't done so already, get your application downloaded and apply today.
www.britishorienteering.org.uk/matchfunding

Closing date for all applications is this Friday 22 March 2019.

#volunteering4orienteering

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Tweet Monday 18th March 2019

Coaching Newcomers Live Webinar

Do you want to hear more about a club initiative in coaching newcomers to your club? If the answer is yes, join us for our next live webinar on Thursday 28th March at 7pm.

Titled Coaching newcomers, this session shares DVO's experience of running parks series and introducing new families and individuals to Orienteering. Delivered by Sal Chaffey she’ll be discussing what needs to be in place at the first event and how you might develop this to encourage newcomers into mainstream orienteering and club activities.

The session is for everyone who is looking, regardless of your experience as a coach, to support the club at coaching sessions and/ or events. Whether you’re new to this area or have been leading on this before, it’ll be great to hear your views and opinions throughout the evening.

To view the session all you need to do is follow the simple registration process prior by following the link below;

Coaching newcomers

We’ve one more live session in this block of webinars on Thursday 25th April, but if you’ve missed out on any of the other sessions, log into the repeats which will be shown as advertised below;

Date

Live or Repeat

Registration link

Tuesday 26th March

Repeat

Planning Focus – from 28th February

Tuesday 9th April

Repeat

Communication social media v traditional methods – from 14th March

Thursday 25th April

Live

Attracting and retaining juniors

 

For further information about how you could get involved and to keep an eye out for all future sessions or find links to session you may have missed (including the 2018 pilot), visit the British Orienteering webinar webpage.

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Tweet Tuesday 4th December 2018

WADA Prohibited List 2019: What you need to know

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has published the 2019 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods, and British Orienteering wants to ensure you know all the key details before it comes into effect on 1 January.

Whether you’re an orienteer, coach, physio or doctor, it’s vital you are aware of the changes, so you don’t get caught out and end up with a ban from sport.

The list outlines substances and methods which are banned both in and out-of-competition, but it is not exhaustive as most categories only include common examples. It’s updated annually and gives you time to get to grips with any changes before the New Year but please also be aware that changes can also be made to the Prohibited List throughout the year.

Several of the changes relate to supplements, or ingredients commonly found within them, while there is also more information around gene doping and examples of certain substances being known by a different name.

More details can be found on the UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) website, so please take the time to have a read through to ensure you don’t get caught out.

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