Don’t forget to enter the British Middle Distance Orienteering Championships which will be held in the southern Lake District on Saturday 9 May 2020.
The event is being staged in conjunction with the Northern Championships which take place on Sunday 10 May 2020.
The website for the whole weekend (two days of orienteering) can be found here.
The website for the British Middle Distance Orienteering Championships only can be found here.
Entries via Fabian4 here.
Report by Natalie Weir, England Development Officer
Natalie Weir, England Development Officer, explains:
"When Derwent Valley Orienteers knew the British Schools Score Championships were taking place on their home turf at Shipley Park in Derbyshire on October 2020 they were delighted. The club immediately decided to use the competition as a good way to try and engage with more schools. The club has already contacted the School Sport Partnership networks and is working hard to encourage and support schools within the county to take part in this year's Championships."
The club is targeting certain districts in the county including Derbyshire Dales, South Derbyshire, Derby City, and Amber Valley & Erewash with the aim of engaging with 10 new schools which would essentially double the current British Schools Score Championships attendance. The club is providing a three-step offer which is called ‘Try it, Teach it, Train for it’.
Derwent Valley Orienteers new 'Try it, Teach it, Train for it' campaign provides the following three steps to schools.
Step 1: 'Try it'
This first step invites schools to come to Derwent Valley Orienteers own World Orienteering Day events which they are putting on during the International Orienteering Federations campaign taking place in May and to a range of School Sport Partnership events in the summer.
Step 2: 'Teach it'
Send interested schools three FREE session plans to give them the confidence to teach some introductory sessions to their pupils over the summer term.
Step 3: 'Train for it'
Schools that commit and enter the British Schools Score Championships will then be offered on-site coaching in the autumn term for three sessions 1-2 hours each. There is a perceived value and to cover the costs of the Derwent Valley Orienteers coaches time and efforts there will be a price that schools will have to contribute.
The club has selected different individuals to lead and liaise with the individual districts and network with those School Sport Partnerships.
Over the coming months, Derwent Valley Orienteers will try and enthuse and encourage teachers and distribute a ‘new and exciting offer for Derbyshire & Derby City Schools in 2020’ flier.
By creating a flier with the schools offer on one side and listing their Level D events on the other – the ultimate aim would be to attract new families to the club but for now, the club know that as Orienteering is such a great way for schools to get their pupils learning outside the classroom in a fun, active and inclusive way – they would be content just with getting teachers and pupils introduced to the Sport in a positive and fun way in the first instance.
England host this year’s Interland Cup which will take place at Burnham Beeches and Egypt Woods in Buckinghamshire on Sunday 1 March.
England are set to compete in the Interland Cup this Sunday (1 March) in Buckinghamshire, England. The full England Team can be found here.
The Interland Cup is England’s only international competition outside the British Isles. England competes annually in this five-cornered match against two Belgian teams (Flemish and French speaking), the Netherlands, and the French Ligue des Hauts de France de Course d’Orientation (LHFCO).
This competition is a team effort spanning age groups from W/M14 to W/M60+: 42 team members in all. Last year England regained the cup and the aim is to win both the cup and the youth trophy this year.
British Orienteering would like to take this opportunity to thank the hosting region: The South East Orienteering Association, the organising club Hertfordshire Orienteering Club (Happy Herts (HH)) as well as Dartford Orienteering Klubb (DFOK) who are arranging training on the day before the competition.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com.
All information you provide will only be used in relation to us claiming for Gift Aid.
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!