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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.

 

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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 Monday 2nd December 2019

Tuesday's Webinar Postponed

Unfortunately due to unexpected work commitments, scheduled for tomorrow evening (3 December at 7pm), the live Q&A webinar with Peter Hart has been postponed.

Programme lead Peter Brooke commented, “We will be working with Peter to secure a replacement date early in the new year and will publish this in due course. This will feature along with an exciting calendar of sessions to tune into throughout 2020.”

This years programme has so far had over 1600 views across all the sessions and are all available to view on British Orienteering’s YouTube channel.

If you have a session you’d like to see featured in 2020 do get in touch with Peter Brooke on pbrooke@britishorienteering.org.uk and it could feature soon.

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Tweet Friday 29th November 2019

Help Scottish Orienteering gain up to £10,000 with just 2 minutes of our time

By Paul Rayner, Scottish Orienteering Association

At the Scottish Orienteering Association (SOA) we need your help – and that of every member from the past four years – to help us raise funds from Gift Aid.

As the SOA is a registered charity, Gift Aid allows us to claim extra funds from HMRC on any donations made to us – including your SOA membership fees – AS LONG AS the person donating the funds completes a declaration that they are a UK tax payer.

Every single declaration completed helps us gain extra funds and, if every adult member does this, we could claim £10,000 which would otherwise just be lost in tax.

Therefore, if you’ve been a member of the SOA in any year since 2015, PLEASE complete the form at this link:

OR download and complete the attached form, before emailing it to finance@scottish-orienteering.org with the subject “Gift Aid Declaration”:

The deadline for this year’s submissions is the end of December, so please complete this as soon as possible, to ensure we can process your declaration in time.

If you have any questions, please email: finance@scottish-orienteering.org.

All information you provide will only be used in relation to us claiming for Gift Aid.

Questions

I think I’ve made a Gift Aid declaration to the SOA in the past; do I really need to complete this?

If you’ve joined or renewed Scottish membership with British Orienteering, the British Orienteering membership system gives no option to make a Gift Aid declaration to the SOA, so please complete the form now.

If you used SI Entries to join the SOA only, you would have been given the option to make a declaration when joining but – sadly – some people didn’t select this option.

If you’re in ANY doubt please complete the form – we’ll happily receive a second declaration, rather than none at all!

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