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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.

British Orienteering supports National Fitness Day! Wednesday 27 September 2017

Tue, 2017-09-26 00:00
More and more people are discovering that orienteering is a fun and challenging activity that gets them exploring the great outdoors.

EGM 2017 Booklet

Fri, 2017-09-22 00:00
The Extraordinary General Meeting of British Orienteering Federation Limited will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday 14th October 2017, venue;         The Studio, Riverside West, Whitehall Road, Leeds, LS1 4AW

Big Grant for a Small Club!

Thu, 2017-09-21 00:00
Sport England has awarded Sarum Orienteering Club a grant of £8,865 towards the costs of a project aimed at growing participation in the sport. The Sarum Greenshoots project will establish a weekly after-school junior club to give the experience of the sport to youngsters and families new to oriente...

2017 Northern Ireland Individual Championships and the Senior Home International Individual Event successfully hosted by Fermanagh Orienteers

Wed, 2017-09-20 00:00
Fermanagh Orienteers - Come west to see the best Jennie Taylor, Communications Officer at British Orienteering, caught up with Philip Mc Goldrick at Fermanagh Orienteers who recently hosted an international event in Florencecourt and Castle Saunderson in Northern Ireland last weekend.

The story of Xplorer 2013-2017

Wed, 2017-09-20 00:00
Xplorer Logo This summer has seen another busy period of Xplorer events being delivered and managed by over 120 of our local community partners.  Using a simple map, the aim is to find a number of markers that are located around the park.  At each marker, children need to identify what is pict...

Did you know there are over 400 British Orienteering Permanent Orienteering Courses across the country?

Tue, 2017-09-19 00:00
Permanent Orienteering Courses are a great way to get outside and go orienteering at a time and place that suits you. Courses offer a huge range of variety, from urban courses in city centres to rural routes through beautiful scenery. They are on your doorstep or further afield helping you to discov...

British Schools Score Orienteering Championships 2017

Mon, 2017-09-18 00:00
The British Schools Score Orienteering Championships 2017, hosted by South Yorkshire Orienteers, on behalf of the British Schools Orienteering Association is to be held at Rother Valley Country Park, near Sheffield on Saturday 14th October 2017

Beat the Street has arrived!

Fri, 2017-09-15 00:00
Jennie Taylor Communications Officer caught up with Northern Ireland Orienteering Association Secretary and active Lagan Valley Orienteers member, Stephen Gilmore.    

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