FREE Club Matters workshop: Club Volunteer Experience in Cannock.
Another upcoming FREE Club Matters workshop!
This one is focused around Club Volunteer Experience which is due to take place on Wednesday 16 October 2019 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm at Chase Leisure Centre in Cannock (WS11 4AL).
This is a fantastic opportunity for clubs and community groups to come along and become supported on:
Volunteers are often the heartbeat of the club or community group and their time, passion and determination goes a long way in helping achieve success!
This is a FREE workshop. Interested parties must register by confirming their attendance by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
British Middle Distance Championships (UKOL)
Sunday 15 September 2019
Chinley Churn, Chapel-en-le- Frith
Hosted by Derwent Valley Orienteers
Organiser Sal Chaffey from Derwent Valley Orienteers, says:
“After many weeks of hard work and planning, DVO are looking forward to welcoming competitors to this scenic area. We know that seconds are valuable in a Middle race, so have positioned extra stiles on the moor and arranged a contactless finish! The forecast for the day is good, and the assembly field has a fantastic view of the downhill finish and last few controls. There’s lots of room for club tents, so you can enjoy the atmosphere with friends old and new.
As well as medals and trophies, all top-three finishers will receive a locally-sourced edible memento and we will be awarding Bakewell puddings as spot prizes.”
Chinley Churn will be new to many orienteers, having been mapped for the first time in 2015. The terrain is very fast and runnable rough grassland with little bracken or heather to impede progress. Areas of old quarries, with many small hills, boulders, crags and depressions provide complex and challenging navigation on steep, sometimes rocky slopes.
The eastern area comprises a terraced scarp slope with quarry workings and other rock features. The north-western area is the more gently inclined dip slope, with depressions and linear marshes. The connecting ridge rises above 400 metres, with views east towards Kinder Scout and west to Manchester.
The whole area is grazed by sheep, with virtually no trees. Typical to the area, there are many dry-stone walls, gates and stiles.
Start times are available here.
Planner: Ranald Macdonald assisted by Dave Chaffey, both Derwent Valley Orienteers (DVO).
Organiser: Sal Chaffey assisted by Viv Macdonald, both from DVO.
Controller: Chris Burden, from Airienteers
Mapper: Richard Parkin, from DVO
British Orienteering would like to take this opportunity to thank all the event officials and members of surrounding clubs for all their hard work and time they have given to putting this year’s British Sprint and British Middle Distance Championships together. Best wishes to all British Orienteering members navigating their way to the East Midlands for a great weekend of competitive orienteering. Who will be crowned 2019 British Champions?
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.
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.
This role is to be completed using communication tools and no expenses are available without prior arrangement.
World Cup 4
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.
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
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 email@example.com. To apply please submit a short statement indicating your experience in relation to the role description by Sunday 13th January to firstname.lastname@example.org. Potential appointees will be asked to take part in an informal telephone interview.