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Overview of this year’s Association Club Conference

Fri, 2017-10-20 00:00
Liz Goodwin, Administrative Assistant signing delegates in on arrival. 39 representatives from Clubs and Associations navigated their way from throughout the UK to The Studio in Leeds to attend British Orienteering’s Club and Association Conference last Saturday on 14 October 2017. 

Unanimous voting on proposals at British Orienteering’s EGM

Fri, 2017-10-20 00:00
Judith Holt, Chair of British Orienteering welcomed everyone to the Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) on Saturday 14 October 2017 in Leeds. 

UK Orienteering League 2017 - plenty of points still up for grabs!

Thu, 2017-10-19 00:00
With the end of the year fast approaching we only have two more UK Orienteering League events to go! There are lots more points up for grabs at the remaining competitions. Events 19 & 20 = Southampton City Centre Urban Race (Saturday 4 November) and Southern Championships / November Classic (Sunday ...

Junior Orienteering Club starts with a bang!

Thu, 2017-10-19 00:00
The children at Sarum Orienteers Junior Club’s first training session all agreed that orienteering is great fun.

British Orienteering to work with Oomph!

Thu, 2017-10-12 00:00
British Orienteering is delighted to announce we will be working with Oomph! to develop orienteering as part of their wider community programme.

Northern Ireland Active Clubs Coordinator Maternity Cover

Wed, 2017-10-11 00:00
British Orienteering is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic individual to the post of Active Clubs Coordinator (Maternity Cover). The role is full time and for a minimum of 6 months. The role is home based with travel required across Northern Ireland.

British Orienteering is supporting World Mental Health Day - Today!

Tue, 2017-10-10 00:00
British Orienteering is supporting World Mental Health Day

Junior Home Internationals 2017 – England in narrow win!

Mon, 2017-10-09 00:00
England took the win by just 3 points at the Junior Home Internationals in Dolgellau, mid-Wales at the weekend 7-8 October. They went into the lead after the individual day on Saturday, and although Scotland put up a good fight, winning both Junior Men’s & Women’s Relays on Sunday, England won overa...

Round Up of the GB team at latest Orienteering World Cup - Round 4, Switzerland

Mon, 2017-10-09 00:00
The World Cup Final weekend saw three exciting races in Grindelwald, Switzerland. Almost 200 athletes from 23 nations took part. The British team consisted of Jo Shepherd, Catherine Taylor, Alexander Chepelin, Jonathan Crickmore, Graham Gristwood, Hector Haines, Ralph Street, Chris Smithard.

Are you passionate about the sport of orienteering? What are you doing next Saturday - 14 October?

Fri, 2017-10-06 00:00
What do you think about the current orienteering competitions and local events?   Leeds is definitely the place to be on Saturday 14 October 2017 joining in with the discussions at this year's British Orienteering Association and Club Conference.

Nokian Tyres continues as the title sponsor for the World Orienteering Championships

Fri, 2017-10-06 00:00
Nokian Tyres continues as the title sponsor of the World Orienteering Championships. Following on the initial sponsorship with International Orienteering Federation’s (IOF) premium event in 2016 and 2017, a new multi-year contract has been signed.  

British Orienteering is pleased to join the NSPCC to promote Parents in Sport Week 2017

Wed, 2017-10-04 00:00
Parents are key to a child’s life-long involvement in sport The NSPCC and British Orienteering have joined forces with more than 100 sports organisations in the UK and Ireland to promote Parents in Sport Week.

GB athletes excel at the Junior European Cup

Mon, 2017-10-02 00:00
The final international junior competition of the 2017 season saw a strong contingent from Great Britain make their way across to the small thermal spa town of Fürstenfeld in south-east Austria to compete against several of the best nations in the Junior European Cup. The format of the weekend compr...

New Members and Incentive Scheme Matter to Moravian Orienteers

Sun, 2017-10-01 00:00
Interested to find out more Jennie Taylor (JT), Communications Officer at British Orienteering contacted Moravian Orienteering Club to find out more about how the club had recently recruited large numbers of new members and ask what the club is doing to retain them.

British Orienteering has two incentives schemes for members to encourage them to reach for the stars!

Sat, 2017-09-30 00:00
As part of British Orienteering membership, your orienteering successes can be recognised through the 'Navigational Challenge' and 'Racing Challenge' Incentive Schemes.

Kingswood West Runton Outdoor Activity Centre has achieved British Orienteering Recognised Centre Status

Fri, 2017-09-29 00:00
British Orienteering is delighted to announce that Kingswood West Runton outdoor activity centre has been accredited to their Recognised Centre scheme. Kingswood West Runton outdoor activity centre has been recognised by British Orienteering, the National Governing body for the sport as providing a...

The final round of the Orienteering World Cup 2017 takes place this weekend in Grindelwald, Switzerland.

Thu, 2017-09-28 00:00
After 8 competitions in 3 Countries, there are three women still in with a chance of winning, but it looks very likely that it will be Natalia Gemperle (RUS) and Tove Alexandersson (SWE) who make up the two highest positions on the podium in Switzerland. In the men’s World Cup, there is an even tigh...

New England Development Officers Join The Team

Thu, 2017-09-28 00:00
By Craig Anthony I’m pleased to announce that this week we welcome two new members of the team to British Orienteering. Peter Brooke and Phil Conway join the Development team as England Development Officers. Fully funded by Sport England these posts complete the team of 4 England Development Officer...

Orienteering Foundation Coaching Day - 10 February 2018

Wed, 2017-09-27 00:00
The Orienteering Foundation is pleased to announce a coaching day that will take place on Saturday 10 February 2018. The day will be held in the South Lakes (exact venue TBC) and will run from 10:00 to 15:00. Participants can be of any standard other than absolute beginners.