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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

Structure

The new structure is below:

Level

Area

Age

Level 1

Clubs

9-18

Level 2

Regions

13-18

Level 3

Talent Scotland

16-18

 

Talent South

 

 

Talent North

 

Level 4

Development

19-22

Level 5

Performance

23+

 

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 pmurgatroyd@britishorienteering.org.uk

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.

Application

Please submit a Covering Letter explaining your motivations for applying and how you meet the requirements of the role by email to pmurgatroyd@britishorienteering.org.uk

 

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

 

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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.

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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:

Men

Women

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. 

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Tweet Tuesday 31st August 2021

2021 Euromeeting and World Cup 3 GB Team Announcements

British Orienteering is pleased to announce the teams for World Cup Round 3 in Italy (30 September – 3 October), and for Euromeeting in Switzerland (25-26 September).

Orienteering World Cup Round 3

The final round of the 2021 World Cup takes place in Italy, with Long and Middle Distance races in Cansiglio followed by a Mixed Sprint Relay in Cortina d’Ampezzo.

The Great Britain team has 6 men and 6 women running each of Long and Middle, with three teams for the Mixed Sprint Relay on the final day. 

The full team is

Men (all disciplines unless stated)

Women (all disciplines unless stated)

Joshua Dudley

Hector Haines

Ben Mitchell

Chris Smithard

Ralph Street

Alastair Thomas

Cecilie Andersen

Fiona Bunn

Megan Carter-Davies

Laura King (forest disciplines only)

Grace Molloy

Jo Shepherd

Charlotte Ward (MSR only)

British Orienteering congratulates all the athletes selected and welcomes Charlotte Ward back to the team for her first international competition of the year. We wish all the team the very best for the races!

Euromeeting

Euromeeting is being held in Switzerland over 25-26 September, with Switzerland also due to host the World University Championships in 2022 and the World Championships in forest disciplines in 2023.

There is a Middle Distance Race on 25 September with a Long Distance on 26 September, both in Alpine terrain predominantly at over 2000m altitude.

The full team is

Men

Women

Duncan Birtwistle

Joshua Dudley

Matthew Gooch

Flurry Grierson

Hector Haines

Finlay Johnson

Peter Molloy

Alasdair Pedley

Chris Smithard

Alastair Thomas

Joe Woodley

Fiona Bunn

Eilidh Campbell

Mairi Eades

Laura King

Grace Molloy

Jo Shepherd

 

British Orienteering is keen to offer international experience to some of our older junior athletes, particularly as they have missed out on the opportunity to gain such experience at the Junior World Championships in either 2020 or 2021, and as a result a number of M/W20 athletes originally named to the 2021 JWOC team are included in this team.  Congratulations to them and to all athletes selected.

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