Month: April 2021

President’s Medal Nominations 2020

Following the success of the nomination process last year, we are again opening up requests for nominations for 2020 President’s Medal.

Scottish Orienteering President's Medal
Scottish Orienteering Association’s President’s Medal
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Support for coaches: First Aid Training Course

As part of our commitment to restarting the sport and supporting coaches, we have organised a partially funded First Aid course for coaches. Due to corona virus, the usually 1 day course will take place by blended learning in 3 parts with self-guided online learning, part tutor led online learning (12th May) and then face to face assessment (13th May). The qualification obtained will be Emergency First Aid at Work certificate.

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Interested in joining the SOA Equality Sub-committee?

Following the Gender Equality community conversation, we are taking the first action of calling for interested parties to send an application to join the Scottish Orienteering Equality sub-committee. Please read on to find out the scope of the committee, role outlines and how to apply.

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Additional Child Well-being & Protection in Sport course organised

In order to support our coaches and ensure they have an up to date and valid British Orienteering Coaching Licence we have organised an additional Child Well-being and Protection in Sport course. Please take this opportunity while it is available at no cost to you as a coach. The last course in our series will take place on 28th April 2021 between 6-9pm.

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Scottish Junior Cup 2021

Plans are now in place to host a Scottish Junior Cup league over three different races during the spring and summer of 2021. The league will offer a set of high quality, fun, and competitive races which will be open to all junior orienteers in Scotland with age classes from M/W12 to M/W18. The draft plan is as follows:

  • Sun May 30th, Auchingarrich, Perthsire
  • Sun Aug 22nd, Tentsmuir North, Fife
  • Sun Sep 19th, Anagach, Grantown on Spey
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