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."
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.
The International Orienteering Federation´s goals regarding the organisation of this annual event are as follows:
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.
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.
From Wednesday 15 May - Tuesday 21 May 2019 the sport of orienteering will be global!
The aim of the project is to increase 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 Orienteering Federations, helping teachers and youth leaders to implement orienteering in a fun and educational way and to get more new countries to take part in orienteering.
There are loads of FREE RESOURCES available for you to put on an AMAZING orienteering activity on at your school, club, youth group, scouts, running groups, workspaces.
The World Orienteering Day website has further resources you can download – including posters, badges and diplomas.
Celebrating the sport of orienteering across the world! Be part of it!
Don't miss out! Join in the fun by putting on an event at your local school or community group - there are loads of FREE resources available. All you need to do is register your event on the World map!
...or join in the fun and find an event to go to at your local orienteering club near you!
Photo credits: SportIdent / IOF