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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 Saturday 11th May 2019

World Orienteering Day Week - Are You Ready?

From Wednesday 15 May - Tuesday 21 May 2019 the sport of orienteering will be global! 

What is World Orienteering Day & World Orienteering Week?

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.

Free resources:  Maze (4 maps) and How to set up the maze

For Schools and Youth Leaders - FREE resources here.

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! 

Find out more:
www.britishorienteering.org.uk/wow2019
www.worldorienteeringday.com

 

Photo credits:  SportIdent / IOF

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