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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 Friday 26th April 2019

Junior Selections for World Orienteering Championships, European Youth Championships and Junior European Cup announced

The British Teams for the 2019 Junior World Orienteering Championships, European Youth Championships and Junior European Cup have been announced. 

Many congratulations to the following athletes who have been selected to represent Great Britain in the 2019 Junior World Orienteering Championships which are being held in Silkeborg, Denmark, 4th-13th July. 

Men 

Women 

Freddie Carcas (LUOC/INT)  

Zac Hudd (WCOC) 

Eddie Narbett (EUOC/BOK) 

Peter Molloy (FVO)  

Alastair Thomas (EUOC/WCOC)  

Finlay Todd (GUOC/INVOC) 

 

Non-Travelling Reserve: 

Finn Lydon (EUOC/LEI) 

Fiona Bunn (CUOC/TVOC) 

Eilidh Campbell (MAROC) 

Megan Keith (INVOC) 

Laura King (EUOC/AIRE) 

Niamh Hunter (WCOC) 

Grace Molloy (FVO) 

 

Non-Travelling Reserve: 

Emma Wilson (EUOC/CLYDE) 

Many congratulations to the following athletes who have been selected to represent Great Britain in the 2019 European Youth Orienteering Championships, which are being held in Grodno, Belarus, 26th - 30th June 2019. 

Men 

Women 

Jim Bailey (BOK) 

David Bunn (TVOC) 

Joe Hudd (WCOC) 

Flurry Grierson (DEVON) 

Matthew Gooch (MAROC) 

Rachel Brown (ESOC) 

Anika Schwarze-Chintapatla (EBOR) 

Lizzie Stansfield (FVO) 

Alice Wilson (CLYDE) 

 

Many congratulations to the following athletes who have been selected to represent Great Britain in the 2019 Junior European Cup to be held in Ardeche, France, 25th- 29th September 2019. 

Men  

Women 

David Bunn (TVOC) 

Matthew Gooch (MAROC)  

Flurry Grierson (DEVON) 

Zac Hudd (WCOC) 

Peter Molloy (FVO) 

Alastair Thomas (EUOC/WCOC) 

 

 

Eilidh Campbell (MAROC) 

Niamh Hunter (WCOC)  

Megan Keith (INVOC) 

Grace Molloy (FVO) 

Anika Schwarze-Chintapatla (EBOR) 

Tara Schwarze-Chintapatla (EUOC/EBOR) 

Lizzie Stansfield (FVO) 

Alice Wilson (CLYDE) 

Junior Selections Announced

Teams will be reviewed and confirmed following EYOC and JWOC.   

Paul Murgatroyd, Head Coach for Talent, commented:   
“Following a challenging round of selection races, culminating in last weekend’s JK, it is an honour to announce the selections for this year’s international competitions. The JWOC team is a talented group and has some exciting potential here, with some 'veteran' athletes, such as Fiona Bunn going to her fifth and final JWOC, along with others, such as Megan Keith, last year’s EYOC Gold medallist in the sprint, appearing at JWOC for the first time. Denmark is a very different challenge to last year’s competition in Hungary and the forests around Silkeborg should suit many of our fast runners, such as Grace Molloy, Eddie Narbett and Freddie Carcas! I am also excited also to see the potential in the EYOC team, with three promising M/W16's making their international debuts, and some of the M18’s looking to build on their strong debuts in Bulgaria last season. Finally, the JEC team brings many of these two groups together to gain further international exposure in the beautiful Ardeche region of France. This will be the culmination of a long, hard season, but also give us an indication of who will be in the mix for next year’s JWOC in Turkey. Good luck to all involved in the summer's racing!" 

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