Congratulations to Graham Gristwood appointed to IOF Foot Orienteering Commission

The SOA would like to extend it’s congratulations to FVO & Masterplan Adventure’s Graham Gristwood on his appointment to the IOF Foot Orienteering Commission recently. It has fantastic to see representation on an International body from a Scottish athlete.

Graham in action!

The role will be predominantly focused around the World Championships, World Cups, World Games and other high level events rather than with Rules, Event Advising, Development of the sport, or the many other things the Commission is tasked with (although all issues are discussed at our meetings).

In his own words Graham explains his motivation for taking on the role. “I am the liaison to the Foot Orienteering Athletes Commission and to the Coaches Reference Group, and my goal is to give athletes more of a voice in the running of the sport – something which I felt has been lacking during my time as an international athlete over the last almost 20 years.”

An additional responsibility is Graham’s involvement with the Working Group concerned with ‘Fairness in Orienteering’ and with assessing the national allocations for athletes for WOC 2023.

We are delighted to see Graham take this significant role on and wish him all the success as he takes forward the years of experience as an athlete and event organiser.