Scottish Orienteering Newsletter:  Dec 2015

Courses etc. – bookings now open for:
Coaching Foundation
Membership fees
Sportsmatch funding suspended
SOA Development Fund
Festive coaching and training opportunities

Courses etc. – bookings now open for:
• Coaching Foundation course, 13 February, venue to be decided
• Teaching Orienteering Part 1, 10 February, Fife AND North Lanarkshire (2 courses!)
• Teaching Orienteering Part 1, 16 February, Hazlehead Academy, Aberdeen
• Teaching Orienteering Part 1, 17 February, Glasgow
• Teaching Orienteering Part 1, 18 February, East Ayrshire
• Teaching Orienteering Part 1, 11 March, Galashiels AND Ardgour (2 courses)
• UKCC L1 coaches’ course, 12-13 March*
• UKCC L2 coaches’ course, 19-20 March & 16 April, Clydemuirshiel WAITING LIST
• Coaching Foundation course, 2 April, venue to be decided

All dates are in the complete course schedule: , including several dates for Teaching Orienteering courses for 2016 – please make your schools contacts aware of the information at
UKCC Level 1 courses marked with * are the two-day versions which require you to attend the Coaching Foundation course first.  Some candidates might also be eligible to go straight to UKCC Level 2 after completing the Coaching Foundation course.

The Coaching Foundation course gives experienced orienteers the skills and tools to coach beginners and returners of any age.  It would also make a useful update or refresher for anyone whose coaching might be a bit rusty or who just wants the opportunity to exchange ideas. These courses are part of the planned offerings to help you make the most of the growth in interest that should result from WOC 2015.

Membership fees
Please check details on the SOA website:
and tell me or Paul Frost if your membership fees have changed.

Sportsmatch funding suspended
The popularity of sportsmatch in this financial year has resulted in an oversubscription, and, therefore, it is temporarily suspended. Other investment programmes you may wish to consider applying for are currently available through sportscotland, such as Awards for All, Sport Facilities Fund, and UKCC subsidy for coaches.

SOA Development Fund
Funding towards club development projects continues to be available;  applications for the next round must be received DURING February 2016.  Please do not send applications any sooner.  See

Festive coaching and training opportunities
Weather permitting, controls will be out in 1 or 2 Speyside areas from mid December until mid January, with coaching notes and suggestions for meaningful training activities.  PDFs will be available to download, or you’ll be able to buy maps printed on waterproof paper at a modest cost.  We won’t be able to process requests for printed maps between 22 December and 2 January.  Details will be on

Compiled by Hilary Quick, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
National Orienteering Centre, Glenmore Lodge, Aviemore PH22 1QU, tel. 01479 861374

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