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Performance Athlete Awards Announced

Tue, 2017-12-19 00:00
We are pleased to announce the athletes who have been selected to receive the Athlete Awards for 2018. The group of 9 athletes have all performed at a high level over the past two seasons and are recognised as Great Britains biggest medal hopes over the next 2 years.

Malham Training Camp...continued 2: Stan Heap (Southdowns Orienteers)

Sun, 2017-12-17 00:00
Jennie Taylor Communications Officer at British Orienteering caught up with Anika Schwarze-Chintapatla (Eborienteers) and Stanley Heap (Southdowns Orienteers) who are both athletes in the British Orienteering’s Talent Squad. Both attended the recent Malham technical training camp with the rest of th...

Malham Training Camp...continued 1: Anika Schwarze-Chintapatla (EBOR)

Sat, 2017-12-16 00:00
Jennie Taylor Communications Officer at British Orienteering caught up with Anika Schwarze-Chintapatla (Eborienteers) and Stanley Heap (Southdowns Orienteers) who are both athletes in the British Orienteering’s Talent Squad. Both attended the recent Malham technical training camp with the rest of th...

Talent squad came together for first technical training camp at Malham in the Yorkshire Dales

Fri, 2017-12-15 00:00
British Orienteering Talent Squad 2017 at Malham Technical Training Camp. Back row – left to right:  Tom Bray, Mark Nixon, Stan Heap, Matthew Gooch, Daniel Spencer, Angus Harrington, Zac Hudd, Peter Molloy, Flurry Grierson, Alastair Thomas, Alistair Chapman, Helen Winskill

2017 National Rankings

Fri, 2017-12-15 00:00
Congratulations to Tessa Strain (Edinburgh University Orienteering Club) and Graham Gristwood (Forth Valley Orienteers) who are both number one in the British Rankings as at the 11 December 2017.

Volunteer and Club Awards 2017 - who you did you think deserves recognition?

Thu, 2017-12-14 00:00
Volunteers are at the heart of our sport – let’s take this opportunity together and join in celebrating the work of our own volunteers and their incredible contributions to orienteering in 2017!

Jan Kjellström International Festival of Orienteering 2018 West Midlands

Mon, 2017-12-11 00:00
Friday 30 March – Monday 2 April 2018 The JK2018 – now less than 16 weeks away! The West Midlands Orienteering Association welcomes you to Cannock Chase for the 51st JK competition. There are four days of great orienteering ahead of you on areas separated by a maximum of 15 miles!

The Brighton City Race

Mon, 2017-12-11 00:00
The Brighton City Race is an urban event run under the Christmas lights of Britain's most vibrant of seaside resorts. It's a unique night-time event with a mass start and multiple gaffles to keep competitors on their toes. This year's race starts on the seafront and will use newly mapped...

2017 Southern Night Championships

Mon, 2017-12-11 00:00
This year’s Southern Night Championships took place at Penn and Common Woods, just north of Beaconsfield. The event was part of the two day Chilterns Night & Day, being put on by Thames Valley Orienteering Club.

Indoor orienteering competition in Sweden!

Wed, 2017-12-06 00:00
Bristol Orienteering Klub member, Helen Hanstock competed in the Viken Indoor Competition, held in a school in Sandviken, 100km North of Stockholm. Yes, indoor orienteering! 

British Orienteering Strategy Consultation – Youth. “Every Junior Matters”

Mon, 2017-12-04 00:00
Between the ages of 12 and 18, we lose approximately half of our junior orienteers.  There is a significant drop off from the age of 14. Whilst a level of drop-off is to be expected in any sport during this turbulent time in young people’s lives this rapid decline is something we can’t ignore.

Edinburgh University Orienteering Club Big Weekend 2018

Mon, 2017-12-04 00:00
Four events over the weekend of Friday 19 January – Sunday 21 January 2018.

East Midlands Championships 2017

Fri, 2017-12-01 00:00
The highlight of the East Midland's calendar is the Championships at Bretton Clough and Eyam Moor on Sunday 10 December 2017.

British Orienteering supports #BigThankYou

Fri, 2017-12-01 00:00
Make 2017 the Biggest Thank You ever! It’s been another sensational year for sport in the UK. And, as ever, behind every triumph and trophy, every point and personal best, have been an army of dedicated sports volunteers.

2017 Sports Club Survey

Thu, 2017-11-30 00:00
The Sport and Recreation Alliance is inviting you to take part in the 2017 Sports Club Survey.

Learning created for youth coaches

Wed, 2017-11-29 00:00
Have you seen the latest UK Coaching and Sport England short animation and supporting guidance that will help you understand the journey young people take to becoming active? 

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 ...