Category: Admin/Board

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.
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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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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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SOA welcomes Denise and Judy to the team!

The SOA team is delighted to introduce our two newest SOA team members, Denise Martin and Judy Bell! We hope you join us in giving them a warm welcome as they embark on their roles as Coaching & Volunteering Officer and Regional Development Officer (East) respectively.
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Graham Gristwood to become WOC 2022 Technical Director

The Scottish Orienteering Association and Scottish Orienteering 6-Day Event Co Ltd are pleased to announce that Graham Gristwood (of Masterplan Adventure and FVO) has agreed to take on the role of Technical Director for the Sprint World Orienteering Championships, set to take place in Edinburgh in 2022.
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Communication Changes in SOA

As you will be aware there have been a number of changes to the staffing team within the SOA office in the recent  weeks.  Today we say goodbye to Sarah Hobbs after two years as our communications and marketing guru. Read More…

New operations team meets for first time

The new Operations Team led by Keith Roberts had their inaugural meeting in Edinburgh and thanks go to the Competitions Coordinator (Mark Nixon), Fixtures Secretary (Paul Caban) and Sally Lindsay (Trophies Coordinator) for their input. Staff member Colin Matheson was also present.

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New membership option for 2018

For the 2018 new membership year, from 1st November 2017, we’ll be offering an additional membership option to new and existing members. As well as the new option meeting the needs of our members, our funding from sportscotland is based on member numbers so it is a valuable aid to growing our membership and further developing orienteering in Scotland. Read More…