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Club development officer awards for CLYDE, INT and LOC

We are delighted to announce *three* awards to support club development officers - with new positions at CLYDE and Interlopers (INT), and an extension for Lakeland (LOC).

CLYDE orienteering club is entering phase one of a 3-year development plan to gain "More participants, More volunteers, More juniors for the next generation of CLYDE Orienteering” aiming to revitalise the club and the West of Glasgow orienteering scene.

The club has two main development hubs – Milngavie & Bearsden, and Glasgow Universities - and plans to expand to West Dunbartonshire (Helensburgh and Balloch) and Renfrewshire, with aims to:

Our grant will support two project coordinators to engage with and integrate into the target communities, with a remit of member attraction and member retention. The club also has a strong collaboration with Glasgow University Orienteering Club, and the project coordinators will help sustain the momentum built by Dan Graves at the university.

CLYDE are already advertising for the posts - see advert here.

Interlopers orienteering club (INT) is creating a new Club Development Officer (CDO) to unlock club potential across Edinburgh and the wider area, with a focus on creating and delivering a robust newcomer pathway. WOC 2024 in Edinburgh this summer provides a rare opportunity to reach and enthuse new audiences within Edinburgh and further afield. 

The CDO role is part of a four-year strategic plan:

Through the first year the CDO will focus on:

Lakeland Orienteering Club (LOC) has previously been awarded a grant for a CDO and you can read about their great progress in attracting and retaining families in the previous report and the recent Compass Sport article. Given that progress we are happy to extend our support into a third year, at the end of which LOC's focus turns to making the position and momentum sustainable from within existing club resources and volunteers. 

Last updated: Sun 5 May 2024