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Tweet Wednesday 25th August 2021

Job Vacancy - Performance Pathway

Over the last 18 months, we have been working on a review of the Performance Pathway, from clubs through to the elite level, including a full stakeholder engagement. We had a very good engagement with the membership, including both the athletes and those associated with the current structure. On behalf of British Orienteering, I would like to thank all of you that have contributed towards this.

The key areas that we will address in the new structure are:

  • Developing a coherent joined-up Performance Pathway that reflects a shared vision, understood and bought into by all those involved – volunteers and professionals alike.
  • Encouraging more and better training consistently at the club and regional levels.
  • Widening the pool of athletes supported at level 3 and reducing the pressure and demands (e.g. travel time) time on those that are involved
  • Providing support for athletes in their junior to senior transition
  • Making sure Athlete welfare is at the heart of how the Performance Pathway operates


The new structure is below:




Level 1



Level 2



Level 3

Talent Scotland



Talent South



Talent North


Level 4



Level 5




To support the new structure, we are looking at recruiting a number of volunteer positions. The Job Descriptions for the roles can be found within the links below.

Level 5 - Performance Squad Manager

Level 4 - Development Squad Manager

Level 3 - Talent Squad Manager x 3 (North, South & Scotland)

For further information about the roles please contact

British Orienteering welcomes applications from all sectors of society. British Orienteering is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and is committed to following best practice in the welfare of athletes.


Please submit a Covering Letter explaining your motivations for applying and how you meet the requirements of the role by email to


Deadline for applications is 23:59 on Sunday, 26th September 2021.


Tweet Monday 20th September 2021

CIMSPA and Sport England Launch Free Digital Marketing Hub

CIMSPA with Sport England have launched a new digital marketing hub providing free resources to help boost sport and physical activity.

The new resource will help sports clubs, groups and larger organisations use digital marketing to encourage more people to be physically active.

It contains a wealth of resources including expert-led video lessons, toolkits, templates, webinars and walkthroughs.

Find out more here.

Tweet Monday 20th September 2021

Great Britain set to compete at the Euromeeting in Switzerland this weekend

The Euromeeting is being held in Switzerland this weekend with the Middle distance race on Saturday 25 September followed by the Long distance race on Sunday 26 September, both races are in Alpine terrain predominantly at over 2000m altitude.

The GB athletes selected are:



Joshua Dudley

Fiona Bunn

Matthew Gooch

Eilidh Campbell

Flurry Grierson

Mairi Eades

Hector Haines

Laura King

Peter Molloy

Grace Molloy

Alasdair Pedley

Jo Shepherd

Chris Smithard


Alastair Thomas


Joe Woodley


Some of the athletes (Joshua Dudley, Hector Haines, Chris Smithard, Alastair Thomas, Fiona Bunn, Laura King, Grace Molloy and Jo Shepherd), will be travelling onto Italy to compete in the Orienteering World Cup final the following weekend. 

Congratulations to all athletes selected.

British Orienteering wishes the GB team all the best with their final preparations as they get ready to compete in this international competitions. 

Tweet Monday 30th August 2021

Second chance to organise a World Orienteering Day event: 8 - 14 September

Calling all Clubs, Schools and Community Youth Groups!

The countdown is on for the second World Orienteering Day is all set to take place from the 8 - 14 September 2021.   Are you prepared? 

This year due to the pandemic the decision by the International Orienteering Federation (IOF) was taken to hold two events.  The first set of events ran between the 19 and the 25 of May 2021 which was the first opportunity for organising a World Orienteering Day event in 2021.

The International Orienteering Federation is now encouraging clubs, schools and community groups to put on World Orienteering Day events from
8 - 14 September 2021. 

There are a wide range of free event and promotional materials on the International Orienteering Federations (IOF's) World Orienteering Day website such as flyers, posters, certificates, start cards and banners which are also free to download and use throughout the week - and can be downloaded here.

SPORTident, as the exclusive timing partner of World Orienteering Day, has once again improved its offer to WOD organisers. All WOD organisers will use the SPORTident Orienteering App and its results platform free of charge. The type of competition does not matter: from flag orienteering to maze orienteering to running with orienteering map and compass. 
Find out more here.


Get your club or school on the World Map! 
Don't forget to register all your World Orienteering Day events for September 2021 here.  

Be part of something Bigger – Colour the World!

Find out more:


World Orienteering Day - September 2021