Club Development Officer contract ends
It's time to say goodbye to Mel Nicoll, Club Development Officer - but club development remains a priority.
Safeguarding in sport
The SOA is working closely with Children First who, among other things, support all sports in safeguarding children. Their message is a simple one and is summed up in a new video. Watch it here
Help raise funds for the club
Hello, I'm Dug, the Tayside Orienteers' club mascot. I'm helping to raise funds for the club this year. All you have to do is guess my birthday - 50p a go! Look out for me and the diary where you can pick a date at club events this year. You can enter as many times as you like and the lucky winner will be announced at our Christmas event in December. Good luck!
Inc. Gift Aid declaration form
The Scottish Orienteering Association is a charity, and one of the advantages of this is that the SOA can claim gift aid tax-relief on donations people make to the SOA. This includes the SOA part of your annual orienteering subs. The SOA has agreed to return this money to clubs for a minimum of three years, and potentially longer. Find out how to fill in a Gift Aid declaration on your annual membership fee.
Club membership renewal notices have been going out over the past weeks via British Orienteering, who administer this on behalf of clubs. Read on for a reminder of the benefits to find out why you should renew.
Weekend sessions for Improvers!
Some exciting news to start off our club orienteering in 2016! Following our successful Family Coaching sessions last Autumn, we have been busy planning more coaching for TAY members. We now have dates for a four-week block - Saturday 19 March, Saturday 16 April, Sunday 1 May and Saturday 7 May.
More than 50 club members compete in revived club league
The moment you've been waiting for - final positions at the end of the Club Championship series! Big congratulations to Amber Gillies, one of our newer members, who has triumphed and finishes top of the table. Top marks too to promising junior Finn Duguid, whilst one of our senior members comes in in sixth place.
Regular meetings in Perth
We're delighted to announce that, starting on Wednesday 7 October, the club will be meeting once a month in Perth.
The date for this year's AGM has been set for Wednesday 28 October in Perth and will incorporate food and a chance to catch up.
A new Club Development Officer and Level 2 Club Coach!
A couple of great developments for the club to report this weekend—firstly, Mel Nicoll has been appointed as Club Development Officer, a role that will see her work on a number of projects to develop orienteering in the Tayside area over the next year and a half.
Also, after several months' practical and theory work, club coach Moira Laws passed her Level 2 Coach assessment. This qualification means that Moira can now deliver more advanced coaching sessions up to Technical Difficult 5, which allows her to offer coaching for seniors as well as juniors.
Congratulations to Mel and Moira on their achievements, and we look forward to working with them in the coming year!