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2018 Senior GB Squad Announced

Mon, 2017-11-27 00:00
British Orienteering is pleased to announce the Senior GBR Squad for 2018. This year sees a significant shift in the senior set up with a single squad supported by volunteer Senior Squad Manager Ed Nicholas. The squad features 24 athletes, 14 men and 10 women, with a wide range of experience.

Coaching Young People - Six tips that will make a difference

Mon, 2017-11-27 00:00
After understanding the journey young people go on towards getting active, coaches can include a variety of strategies to help them make positive change their behaviour.

Stoke-on-Trent’s first permanent orienteering course launched at city park

Thu, 2017-11-23 00:00
A fantastic example of partnership working demonstrated by the Potteries Orienteering Club as families are encouraged to search for posts around Hanley's Central Forest Park.

How To Coach Young People For An Active Life

Wed, 2017-11-22 00:00
UK Coaching and Sport England have created a new animation to assist youth coaches in understanding and help young people positively change their sporting and physical activity behaviours.   Starting a new sport of physical activity or changing from inactive behaviour requires young people to go on ...

Hill End Centre has achieved British Orienteering Recognised Centre Status

Tue, 2017-11-21 00:00
British Orienteering is delighted to announce that Hill End Centre has been accredited to their Recognised Centre scheme. 

A great weekend of junior orienteering!

Mon, 2017-11-20 00:00
This weekend Bristol Orienteering Klub hosted the British Schools Orienteering Championships in the Forest of Dean. 

VOLUNTEER AND CLUB AWARDS 2017 - Nominations are now open!

Sun, 2017-11-19 00:00
Who do you think deserves recognition for their contributions and great work in our sport?

Outdoor enthusiasts asked to help shape the future of access

Sat, 2017-11-18 00:00
November 6 marks the 800th anniversary of the Charter of the Forest, a historic document that gave common people the right of access to royal forests. This can be seen as the first step in a campaign spanning centuries, seeking the legal guarantee of freedom for people to access our beautiful landsc...

Continuing to celebrate 50 years of British Orienteering - and looking back to the support and commitment of all our volunteers

Fri, 2017-11-17 00:00
The East Anglia Orienteering Association was set up in 1971 by Richard Raynsford, with the individual clubs of Norfolk Orienteering Club, Suffolk Orienteering Club and West Anglian Orienteering Club developing over the following twelve months. Two Suffolk Orienteering Club members, John and June Web...

British Orienteering Recognised Centre scheme – 3 years on!

Fri, 2017-11-17 00:00
This scheme has been successfully designed by British Orienteering to support outdoor education centres to deliver a positive first experience of orienteering to their customers. As part of British Orienteering’s commitment to supporting the outdoor industry, carefully selected advisors work in part...

UK Orienteering League 2017 Results – Individual Results are now in!

Thu, 2017-11-16 00:00
The winners of each age class are:

The 2017 UK Orienteering League Club results are in!

Thu, 2017-11-16 00:00
It’s been another great competitive year of orienteering with orienteering clubs competing in 20 UK Orienteering League events across the UK. The Club League was another close contest this year.

Stoke-on-Trent’s first permanent orienteering course launched at city park

Thu, 2017-11-16 00:00
A fantastic example of partnership working demonstrated by the Potteries Orienteering Club as families are encouraged to search for posts around Hanley's Central Forest Park.

Inspiring more Uni students to get involved with orienteering

Thu, 2017-11-16 00:00
University Orienteering is a great place to either continue involvement in the sport or start it from new. There are a number of Universities with clubs and groups around the UK.

Teaching Orienteering Courses – places still available!

Wed, 2017-11-15 00:00
Wednesday 13 December 2017 Heatree Activity Centre (Manaton, Devon. TQ13 9XE) Thursday 14 December 2017 White Hall Outdoor Centre (Longhill, Buxton. SK17 6SX)

2017 Sports Club Survey

Wed, 2017-11-15 00:00
The Sports Club Survey is a piece of research undertaken by the Sport and Recreation Alliance, in partnership with Sport England, to assess the health of sport and recreation clubs across the country. It features questions on a variety of topics such as membership and volunteer numbers, club finance...

Continuing to enjoy orienteering when starting University

Mon, 2017-11-13 00:00
There are many orienteering clubs already being enjoyed by many students at their Universities whilst studying across the UK. University Orienteering is a great place to either continue involvement in the sport or start it from new.

800th Permanent Orienteering Course clocked up last night!

Mon, 2017-11-13 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 disco...

British Schools Orienteering Championships 2017 this Sunday!

Mon, 2017-11-13 00:00
Saturday 18 November 2017 TRAINING Event:  Cannop Ponds, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. Sunday 19 November 2017 CHAMPIONSHIPS:  New Beechenhurst (South-West), Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. 

Share Your Views On Coaching In The UK

Mon, 2017-11-13 00:00
Sport England and Sport Scotland have commissioned an independent review of the UK Coaching Certificate (UKCC). As the British Orienteering coaching pathway features UKCC I encourage you to contribute to the survey below whether you are a qualified coach or not. 

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