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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

2019 Senior Squad Support Roles Available

British Orienteering looking to appoint a number of volunteer support roles to work with the Senior Squad for 2019. Roles are available to support the squad to prepare for and at IOF World Cups and the Nokian Tyres World Orienteering Championships. 

Senior Squad Manager

A second Senior Squad Manager position is available to support the senior squad in 2019. The position will work alongside the incumbent Senior Squad Manager Ed Nicholas to support the athletes to prepare effectively for competitions and access appropriate training opportunities. This will be achieved by coordinating inter-squad communication and assisting athletes in identifying and communicating with clubs and coaches willing to support them.

Senior Squad Manager Role Description

This role is to be completed using communication tools and no expenses are available without prior arrangement.

Competitions

World Cup 1


Helsinki, Finland
8th – 11th June

Nokian Tyres World Orienteering Championship

Ostfold, Norway
13th – 17th August

World Cup 3


Laufen, Switzerland
27th – 29th September

World Cup 4


Guangzhou, China
26th – 29th October

Competition Roles

There are 2 positions available at each competition. For consistency, it is preferential that the positions are filled by the same people at both competitions. However, we will consider all offers of support.

Team Manager
As Team Manager you will coordinate the GB team attendance at competitions aiming to provide, as far as possible, a stress-free competition experience for the team. You will have experience of coordinating team attendance at international competitions and be able to provide time in advance of the competition to coordinate team entries and logistics.
Team Manager Volunteer Role Description

Technical Support
As Technical Support Volunteer you will work with the Team Manager to support athletes, as far as possible, to deliver their best performances at the competition. You will provide coaching/mentoring support and assist with training for athletes who require it whilst at the competition.
Technical Support Volunteer Role Description

 

For an informal discussion about a position please contact Craig Anthony on 07342 882530 or Ed Nicholas via email enicholas@britishorienteering.org.uk. To apply please submit a short statement indicating your experience in relation to the role description by Sunday 13th January to canthony@britishorienteering.org.uk. Potential appointees will be asked to take part in an informal telephone interview.

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