The SAOF has recently drafted a Development Plan 2011-2012 which aims to grow orienteering in cities and provinces outside of the active orienteering centres in Gauteng and the Western Cape. We encourage all orienteers to read the plan (download here – PDF, 330KB). Any comments regarding the plan can be sent to VP Development.
The part of the plan that explicitly deals with expansion into other areas is termed the Expansion Plan. As part of this plan we are seeking to employ a project manager as per the announcement posted recently.
The cornerstone of the plan is the presentation of the Level 1 Teachers Training Course in Orienteering (see review of Jan 2011 course) as well as an exhibition event over the course of a weekend.
This will require the assistance of many volunteers in the capacity of presenters, assistants and Level 1 mappers (to map school grounds). We aim to ensure that all volunteers have their expenses covered and in addition receive a small additional financial token of thanks. Recent experience (Level 1 Teachers Training Course in O and 2011 Gauteng Schools O Camp) indicate that these events are fun for the presenters as well as the participants. We hope that this will provide a great opportunity for many orienteers to develop their coaching and/or mapping skills and to also contribute to the growth of orienteering in South Africa.
It looks like the first weekend workshop will be held at Capricorn High School in Polokwane towards the end of July (the date has yet to be confirmed). Our first requirement is for a volunteer to map Capricorn High (GPS: 23°54’39.83”S 29°28’21.40”E) in Polokwane.
If you are interested in helping out with the mapping task or with the course presentation or being one of the assistants for this first weekend workshop in Polokwane, then please contact the VP Development.