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Tweet Friday 19th July 2019

Selection for International Orienteering Federation (IOF) World Cups 3 and 4

We are pleased to announce the final selection for the 2019 International Orienteering Federation World Cups 3 and 4. World Cup 3 will take place in Laufen, Switzerland from 27th to 29th September 2019 and China will host the World Cup Final 2019 in Guangzhou in southern China between the 25th and the 29th of October.

World Cup 3 features a Middle distance race, a Sprint and the new format Knock Out Sprint with the British team having a maximum of 6 spaces in each format per gender. The team at World Cup 3 will be supported by Liz Campbell and Jo Stevenson. 

The World Cup Final in China will host a MIddle distance, a Sprint race and a Mixed Sprint Relay. The British team has a maximum of 6 spaces per gender in the individual races and up to 4 teams in the Mixed Sprint Relay. 

Selections have been made based on races named in the selection policy and athlete availability.

As always you can follow all the action on LiveOrienteering.com

World Cup 3 in Laufen, Switzerland

World Cup 3 

Middle Distance
Friday 27th September
Laufen Stürmenchopf

Men Women
Alex Carcas  Cecilie Andersen 
Jonny Crickmore  Megan Carter Davies 
Peter Hodkinson  Sarah Jones 
Ben Mitchell  Jo Shepherd 
Adam Potter  Cat Taylor 
Ralph Street   

Knock Out Sprint
Saturday 28th September
Zwingen and Laufen

Men Women
Alex Carcas  Cecilie Andersen 
Jonny Crickmore  Megan Carter Davies 
Peter Hodkinson  Alice Leake 
Kris Jones  Sarah Jones 
Chris Smithard  Jo Shepherd 
Ralph Street  Charlotte Ward 

Sprint
Sunday 29th September
Laufen

Men Women
Alex Carcas  Cecilie Andersen 
Jonny Crickmore  Megan Carter Davies 
Peter Hodkinson  Alice Leake 
Kris Jones  Sarah Jones 
Chris Smithard  Jo Shepherd 
Ralph Street  Charlotte Ward 

 

World Cup Final 

Middle Distance
Saturday 26th October

Men Women
Jonny Crickmore  Cecilie Andersen 
Matt Fellbaum  Charlotte Ward 
Will Gardner   
Peter Hodkinson   
Chris Smithard   
Ralph Street   

Mixed Sprint Relay
Sunday 27th October

Teams to be decided closer to the race.

Men Women
Jonny Crickmore  Cecilie Andersen 
Matt Fellbaum  Kirstin Maxwell 
Will Gardner  Charlotte Ward 
Peter Hodkinson   
Chris Smithard   
Ralph Street   

Sprint
Tuesday 29th October

Men Women
Jonny Crickmore  Cecilie Andersen 
Matt Fellbaum  Kirstin Maxwell 
Will Gardner  Charlotte Ward 
Peter Hodkinson   
Chris Smithard   
Ralph Street   

Congratulations to all those selected.

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Tweet Friday 19th July 2019

School Is Out! – Enjoy Being Outdoors With Xplorer!

Xplorer is a family-friendly fun navigation challenge that is educational and gives children a sense of adventure as they explore the park to find the markers.

It involves a healthy mix of physical activity and decision making that the whole family can enjoy together.

Using a simple map, the aim is to find a number of markers that are located around the park. At each marker, children need to identify what is pictured and enjoy learning a fun fact to tell their friends. Older children will have fun competing against their friends or other family members whilst younger children will enjoy the excitement of successfully finding the markers.

No previous experience of map reading is needed, and parents are encouraged to join in the fun!

Xplorer activities are listed here.

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Tweet Thursday 18th July 2019

Euromeeting Team Announced

We are pleased to announce the team for Euromeeting 2019 which is taking place in Vitipalu (Elva), Estonia on 14th and 15th September. Euromeeting features two Middle distance races the second of which will be a pursuit race.

Men 

Women 

Adam Potter
Alasdair Pedley 
Alex Carcas 
Ben Mitchell 
Duncan Birtwistle 
Josh Beech 
Josh Dudley 
Matt Fellbaum 
Nathan Lawson 
Peter Bray 

Cat Taylor 
Fay Walsh 
Sarah Jones 
Chloe Potter 
Laura King 

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Tweet Wednesday 6th March 2019

British Orienteering’s Year of the Volunteer – Club Match Funding Applications Open

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.  

As a key part of the Year of the Volunteer initiative, we want to encourage clubs to launch their own projects to engage more of their members as volunteers. 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.  

Should clubs wish to, they can also contact an England Development Officer to discuss their ideas and work out their project plan. We are looking for clubs to try new and innovative things 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. 

Leading the initiative British Orienteering Development Officer Peter Brooke, said:  “We wouldn’t have the sport we do today without the hard work and dedication of the many volunteers across the country. Throughout 2019 we want to celebrate volunteering and support clubs to run their own projects to encourage more of their members to volunteer. The great thing about the match funding is that it can be linked in with other projects. For example, the club may run a project to train members to run club nights which in turn will benefit their other members with regular or a series of training sessions. Or a club may want to put on a series of event organising training sessions widening the number of members who can run events relieving the pressure on other members.” 

The British Orienteering website ‘Get Involved’ section contains further information or to discuss potential ideas, contact your England Development Officer. 

 Let’s hear about your ideas, events and projects on social media use the hashtag #volunteering4orienteering on our twitter account @GBRorienteering.

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