Tom Dobra reports on representing GBR at the European Trail Orienteering Championships
Entries that have been categorised as Projects Funded
The following is a summary of projects and people successfully funded by the Orienteering Foundation in recent years.
In 2015 the Junior Regional Orienteering Squads (JROS) received a grant to help with coach development at their Lagganlia junior training camp.
In 2015 the Orienteering Foundation made a grant to help the England team attend the World Schools Orienteering Championships in Turkey. The additional support was required given the more remote than usual location, but offered a rich orienteering and cultural experience to the juniors. Some of the quotes received afterwards:
The Orienteering Foundation also made a grant to the Scottish Team in relation to the World Schools Championships. However this was to enhance the overall experience by getting the whole team together for a weekend prior to the competition. The nature of the championships is such that teams comprise athletes selected from leading schools in each class, as well as a diverse set of individuals in a ‘select’ team.
The Junior Regional Orienteering Squads (JROS) organise summer junior training camps in Scotland and abroad. As well as improving the orienteering skills of the juniors, they aim to develop new and young coaches, so that the whole program becomes sustainable. In 2014 the Orienteering Foundation gave a grant towards this coach development aspect at the Lagganlia training camp. Quotes from some of the coaches:
The Orienteering Foundation gave a grant to help the encourage orienteers to develop their skills on the a Welsh Squad training tour to Sweden in 2011. A report from the squad stated:
In 2011 the Junior Home International was held in Northern Ireland and the Orienteering Foundation gave a grant to the organisers, Fermanagh Orienteers. The organisers explain how this helped them to involve the local community: