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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 ...

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.