Au Revoir, Sarah

Today marks the last day in office for Sarah Dunn as our Development Manager. Sarah has been an incredible attribute to the team and led the development staff through lockdown and beyond bringing a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to developing orienteering. She is departing with a respected legacy in place and much of her work will continue to bear fruit in coming months but you will be glad to hear you can expect to see her back on the start line soon!

We want to wish Sarah all the best for her next chapter and adventures aplenty!

What’s next for the SOA Development Team?

Fran Loots (West RDO) will be stepping into the interim Development Manager post, which we know she will be fantastic at! Fran will help us as we seek to recruit new members into our development team. We ask for patience and understanding as we are currently putting our efforts into recruitment and are running below our usual capacity. However, we are here to support any clubs who are looking to establish development partnerships, pathways and projects, so do get in touch with us at and one of our helpful staff will be in touch with you.

Also a reminder that there is funding still available through our SOA Development Fund, applications close on the 8th May 2022. More information is available here