Admin Assistant vacancy

The Scottish Orienteering Association is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, adaptable and well organised person to the new post of Administrative Assistant, based at Glenmore Lodge.  The post is part-time (14 hours/week) and for a duration of 2 years.  Salary: £15,000 - £16,000 pro rata dependent on skills and experience.

15th Mar 14

Scottish Sports Aid Awards for 2014

In the first round of awards for 2014, the following juniors have been awarded grants of £1000 from the Robertson Trust to help them meet their training and competition costs for the coming year.
Alexander Chepelin (M18, GRAMP)
Rhona McMillan (W20, MAROC, ShUOC)
Jennifer Ricketts (W18, MAROC)

06th Mar 14 Read more... 2 comments

Forestry Commission Agreement

The Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) has been seeking partial cost recovery on the administration (permissions procedures) of all sports and events taking place on FCS Land. A number of Forest Districts have already been applying a charging regime for orienteering in advance of any formal agreement. With immediate effect the Master…

05th Mar 14

Youth Sports Concussion

The Minister for Commonwealth Games and Sport and the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning have written to the SOA (and other SGBs) to raise awareness of concussion amongst children and young people taking part in sport and physical activity. This item includes consideration of how this applies to orienteering.

18th Feb 14

CompassSport Cup/Trophy 2014

SOA Qualifying Round

The Scottish round of the Compass Sport Cup/Trophy was held at South Archray Forest near Aberfoyle on Sunday 16th Feb.
Full results on the FVO website and CSC club results below…

17th Feb 14

Scottish Night Champs 2014

Kinnoull Hill, Sat Feb 15

Results & RouteGadget now available here.

Well done to all the new Scottish Night Orienteering Champions and thanks to BUFF and brightbikelights for supplying prizes for the event.

16th Feb 14

Running without boundaries

This is orienteering

The silent forest. The crack of a branch shatters the stillness. Heavy breathing, faint at first, but getting ever louder. Suddenly there he is, careering over the brow of the hill, hurtling down in to the small depression below. There it is in front of him – the red and white marker that shows he’s bang on course.

13th Feb 14 Read more... 2 comments

Coach CPD Days for 2014

We are pleased to announce more detail of the Coach CPD days for 2014.  Dates and venues are now available for the series of highly practical coaches’ workshops across the country, which will allow us to produce sets of valuable resources for all coaches.

13th Feb 14

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