Moray volunteers rewarded

Free football tickets

Moravian members who have been helping Regional Development Officer Mike Rodgers with work in schools are being rewarded this weekend with a free trip to see Inverness Caley Thistle play Motherwell in the SPL.

18th Nov 14

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Mike, who happens to be a Caley supporter, noticed on Facebook that they club had teamed up with Highland Third Sector Interface to promote their Volunteer Day on 22nd November. Now a small army of Moravians will be heading to the Caledonian Stadium to join over 150 other volunteers from all walks of like, hoping that Caley put on a similar performance to their last time out when they defeated table-topping Hamilton 4-2.

Commenting on ICT’s web site, Caley goalkeeper Dean Brill said 

Volunteers do an amazing job in all levels of the community and I'm delighted to hand out some tickets to Scottish Orienteering, hopefully more volunteers come forward and claim theirs. It's an excellent idea, as these people don't often get the recognition they deserve so I'm thrilled they can come and watch us play Motherwell this weekend. Hopefully we can put on a performance for them so they come back and watch the team in future

Meantime, Mike managed to get in a plug for WOC2015, which got an enthusiastic reception from the club’s media guru Ian Auld. Putting in star performance for Moravian at the press call was Rosie Pye who’s been an ever-present behind the registration desk at all Moravian’s events this year, and is becoming a cult figure amongst local schoolchildren who have seen her become Mike’s right hand man in is mission to covert them to the real sport of kings. Also attending the press conference were Active Schools Coordinators Paul Rogan (Forres) and Roy McPherson (Elgin). Both Paul and Roy have played big parts in developing schools orienteering in Moray. In fact Paul’s son Andrew was a member of ScotJOS many years ago!

Moravian have an established connection with Inverness Caley after putting on a pre-season training day for the squad in Forres 2 years ago which was covered on STV evening news, and item that can still be found on the internet.

It’s hoped that by nurturing this connection, the profile and awareness of orienteering in the North will keep on heading in the right direction.

You can see a short article about the occasion on Inverness Caley’s web site.

Photo of authorPosted on 18th Nov 14
by Mike Rodgers