SOA welcomes new Performance Coordinator & RDO West

Scottish Orienteering is welcoming two people to the team this month, as Peter Hodkinson has filled the role of Scottish Orienteering Performance Coordinator, and Fran Loots has become the new Regional Development Officer for the west of Scotland.

Tayside’s Fran joins the RDO team in mid-February, and is already known to many orienteers thanks to her work with the SOA as a tutor.Peter HodkinsonFran Loots

As well as orienteering at an international level for many years, Peter’s travels over recent years have taken him to Australia, where he worked as an orienteering coach for Victoria state. He looks forward to bringing his experience to this new role.

Peter can now be contacted via and Fran via

Welcome to the team, Peter and Fran!