SportsAid Scotland Awards 2017

Congratulations to the following junior athletes who have been awarded grants from the Robertson Trust by SportsAid Scotland to help them meet their training and competition costs for the coming year.

Freddie Carcas INT £500
Jake Chapman MAROC £1,000
Grace Molloy FVO £1,000
Finlay Todd INVOC £500

The Robertson Trust is a charity which was established in 1961 by three sisters, Elspeth, Agnes and Ethel Robertson, when they donated their shares in the family business, founded in the 1850s by their grandfather William Robertson, to the Trust for charitable purposes. It is through the foresight of these three sisters, and the continuing hard work and generosity of the present Trustees, that SportsAid Scotland is able to provide these awards. The SOA are asked to nominate juniors who are most likely to go on to represent Scotland at senior level and to succeed on the national and international stage.

They all represented Scotland in 2016 and Jake and Grace represented Great Britain at the European Youth Championships and Junior European Cup, with Grace achieving 4th place at EYOC Sprint. They were all selected for the GB Talent Squad in 2017.

Well done!

SOA & FVO appoint new Club Development Officer

Chris will be known to many of you as a member of the GBR squad and World Championships competitor. He also has a wide range of experience in promoting, organising and coaching orienteering at all levels. Chris will be working with the FVO committee on his priorities for the immediate future and looking further ahead. In addition, FVO are working with the SOA regional development officer, Rona Lindsay, on additional projects.

Congratulations Chris and welcome to the team!

FVO are fully funding this post thanks to the support of sportscotland and great efforts by the FVO committee. 

 

Chris will be working approx. 1 day / week and his contact details are:

Chris Smithard
Development Officer
Forth Valley Orienteers
developmentofficer@fvo.org.uk

SOA Event levies 2018

The board reserves the right to propose changes to event levies or memberships at a future date, depending upon the results of this trial and any other factors which become relevant. If it becomes necessary to propose a change to the levy rate, this will be brought forward to the AGM in the usual way.
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Orienteers on The Adventure Show

Great coverage of the Original Mountain Marathon on The Adventure Show with very positive mentions of “Scottish Orienteers” Jess Tullie and Kersten Leslie (reported elsewhere as Team Scotland Orienteering). Watch it on the BBC iPlayer. Great publicity for this sport to try and attract the adventure racers out there.

Scottish Junior Orienteering Squad – Selection Policy

Selection Process

Based on the results from a set of selection races the squad is selected in September by a Panel consisting of the Squad management team – SOA Performance Director (Chair), ScotJOS Lead Coach/Manager and ScotJOS Treasurer.

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Notice of SOA Annual General Meeting 2017

The AGM will be held following the Scottish Individual Championships on Saturday 20th May, at 5.30-6.30pm. Board members for the posts of Board Secretary, Development Director and Finance Director will be voted in at this meeting; see more info on the available posts here.

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Young Scot Awards 2017

Since its launch in 2006 the Awards have celebrated the inspirational contributions of thousands of young Scots who have made a real difference to communities across Scotland.

sportscotland are proud sponsors of the Sport Award, and we need you to help nominate a young person who you feel has greatly excelled within your sporting community.

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Scottish Night and Sprint Championships

*Please note the deadline to enter has been extended to midnight on Sunday 12th February – enter online at oentries.com. After that, we are sorry there will be no capacity for late entries or Entry On the Day for either Championship. There is limited EOD for Race 1 of the Sprint Event, but not eligible for the Championship/Urban Leagues.*

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Community Sports Hubs – what’s that all about?

How do they work?

Each hub exists to serve its own local community, so there is no standard formula dictating how each hub should operate. There are common goals: growth in participation, engagement with the local community & bringing people together. Some hubs have a physical base (often within a community leisure centre or school), whilst others exist virtually, stretching out over huge rural areas. Most regions have a Community Sports Hub Officer who oversees a group of hubs and keeps everything ticking along.

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