Month: January 2019

Selection opportunities revealed for Scottish Juniors

There is a range of opportunities for juniors age M/W14 and above to be selected for the Scottish and British orienteering championships and races in 2019. These are set out in the document below, along with the selection criteria that will be used for each opportunity.
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Scottish orienteers take on Marmot Dark Mountains™

Orienteers including Elaine Elaine Gillies and Davie Frame At The Marmot Dark Mountains 2019 Photo Steve AshworthGillies and Davie Frame from TAY, Ben Stansfield (FVO) and Pat Bartlett (INT) and Sarah Dunn and Jon Musgrave from MAROC took part in this year’s Marmot Dark Mountains™ mountain marathon over the weekend.  The event took place in the Eastern fells of the Lake District with the stunning Lowther Castle as the event centre.  Great results included top place in the B Class for Sarah and Jon.
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SOA Staff Contacts : Who is who

We realise there have been quite a few new staff announcements so we wanted to ensure all our clubs and members knew who to contact, so here are all our staff details in one place! Read More…

Welcoming Claire Ward ‘on board’

Following his appointment as Technical Director for WOC2022, Claire Ward Profile PicGraham Gristwood has stepped down as Performance Director on the SOA Board. In light of his decision, the Board of Directors co-opted Claire Ward as our new Performance Director at the Board meeting on Saturday 19th January. She will fulfil full Performance Director duties with immediate effect and will stand for the position come the AGM in June this year.
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We are recruiting: SOA Competitions Coordinator

Would you like to be part of shaping the future of SOA competitions? Would you like to be involved in delivering a quality program of annual events? If so, we invite you to apply for the volunteer post of SOA Competitions Coordinator.
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Coordinator wanted for Lochaber 2021

The Scottish Orienteering 6-Day Event Co Ltd is seeking a Coordinator for Lochaber 2021.  The Coordinator (not necessarily from the same club as the Central Organising Team) will play a key role in the successful delivery of the event, through the coordination of a team of volunteers and paid-for services as appropriate.
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Scottish orienteers claim medals at Simplyhealth Great Stirling XCountry

The Simplyhealth XCountry moved from Holyrood in Edinburgh to a new location at Stirling Golf Club.  Orienteers (running under their Athletic clubs) had some outstanding runs including Megan Keith (INVOC) and Pippa Carcas (INT) taking Silver and Bronze respectively in the U17 Girls Inter District.
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Welcoming Fran to the SOA Team

2019 has got off to a positive start as we have welcomed Fran Britain to our SOA staff team as Administrative Assistant. Fran will work from our office at Glenmore Lodge on a 2 day a week basis and will be the contact point for membership enquiries from clubs moving forward.
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