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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

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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