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.
Wednesday 15 May - Tuesday 21 May 2019
Today is the start of World Orienteering Week and sees thousands of orienteering events taking place across the world!
Today and throughout the week it would be great if you could help us to generate some momentum throughout the day via social media using #WorldOrienteeringDay and mentioning British Orienteering or @GBROrienteering
The events are taking place in cities, parks, forests and in school yards and people of all ages are encouraged to take part. Orienteering is a go-to sport for all ages and fitness abilities.
In the UK, orienteering events are taking place throughout today and throughout the week.
Local orienteering clubs across the country are encouraging newcomers to “have a go!” and try the sport of orienteering. Orienteering clubs are encouraging all those people who have already tried orienteering maybe in their school years to come along and have a go. Likewise, these events are a great way to find out more about the sport with the opportunity to take part in simple navigation.
The aim is to get as many people orienteering here in the UK and across the world and help establish an “Official International Orienteering Federation Record” for the participation in World Orienteering Day.
There are plenty of ways to join in with all of the UK Orienteering fun!
Take part in the events that are already planned to take place across the UK.
Be part of it! For more information about World Orienteering Day visit www.worldorienteeringday.com
For more information about other orienteering activities, please visit www.britishorienteering.org.uk/goorienteering