Thank you to Denise

As we approach the end of November we would like to extend our sincerest thanks to Denise Martin who leaves Scottish Orienteering after 3 years in the Coaching and Volunteering Officer position. Denise has brought humour, integrity and a great deal of innovation to the role. Not only has she been able to pivot to online delivery, when necessary, but has driven forward the re-working of coaching materials across a wide range of our curriculum. She has been a popular member of the team and we wish her the very best in her next chapter.

We are fortunate that Suzanne Robins-Bird has agreed a short term contract with the SOA to fulfil the Coaching and Volunteering Officer position in the interim. Suzanne brings a wealth of tutoring and education experience to the role and will be a familiar face to many who have gained coaching qualifications in recent years. We are delighted to have her as part of the team. Suzanne will be contacting clubs in the coming months, if you have any coaching or education queries please contact her at

We will be recruiting for a new Coaching & Volunteering Officer, if this position sounds of interest to you keep your eyes peeled for role outline and application procedure in the coming week.