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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   

 The prices per person for the conference are:   

Full weekend including overnight accommodation   


Full weekend with no accommodation   


Saturday only   


Sunday only   


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 .

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.

Tweet Wednesday 13th November 2019

Teaching Orienteering Courses Available

These courses are aimed at teachers, uniformed group leaders and staff working in outdoor centres.

South Yorkshire

  • Thursday 27 February 2020:  Kingswood - Dearne Valley, Doncaster DN12 4EA


  • Tuesday 31 March 2020:  Kingswood - Dukehouse Wood, Hexham NE46 1TP


  • Wednesday 8th January 2020:  Grosvenor Hall, Ashford TN25 4AJ

Learning outcomes:

  • Introduce young people to orienteering in a safe environment
  • Plan sessions which introduce the basic understanding of how to use an orienteering map
  • Plan and deliver orienteering sessions that meet the safety standards required by British Orienteering
  • Organise and deliver simple orienteering competition
  • Be able to advise young people on the opportunities to further their orienteering experience

The courses will run 09:30 – 16:30.

Course fee: £90.00 which includes refreshments and lunch.

To make a booking:

For more information please contact Howard Blackman; Email: or Telephone 07768 334207.

Tweet Friday 8th November 2019

International Team Administrator Vacancy

British Orienteering is the national governing body for orienteering in the United Kingdom.

British Orienteering has recently embarked on a strategic refresh, and we are reshaping the way in which we support and serve our membership.

As part of this programme, we are creating a new role ‘International Team Administrator’ to support those teams and individuals representing Great Britain at major events. This person will report directly to and work closely with the Operations Manager, as part of a small but focused group of professional staff.

British Orienteering is seeking an experienced administrator to provide comprehensive administrative support to our international teams and to the wider Performance Pathway for our elite athletes. You will manage the day-to-day administration of the Performance Pathway, communicating and working closely with international team managers, support staff, athletes and coaches.

You will also provide support to the Performance Pathway Programme and associated committees and will manage assigned projects as required.

We expect you to have experience of working within a sports or leisure organisation, and to demonstrate a strong involvement in, connection to or understanding of orienteering.

Initially, the position will be fixed term until 31st December 2020.

For further details: 

Job Description available here.

Information Pack available here.

Application Form: Please contact for an application pack.

Closing Date: 17:00, Friday, 22nd November 2019

The date for Interviews: Friday, 6th December 2019