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14th July 2019: Yvette Baker Final 2019

Congratulations to Essex Stragglers, whose junior team have won the Yvette Baker Shield for 2019. They competed against teams from Mole Valley, Pendle Forest, Harlequins and Lincoln Orienteering Group at the national final, which was organised by EAOA and held at Sandringham Country Park on 7th July.

This is the first time an East Anglian club has won the YB shield, which has been introduced into the Yvette Baker competition for smaller clubs, in addition to the original Yvette Baker Trophy. As well as the shield teams, there were ten clubs at Sandringham competing for the trophy, including a team from WAOC. The trophy was won by juniors from South Yorkshire orienteers, with Southdowns Orienteers second and Happy Herts in third place.

The event was planned by Paul Beckett of HAVOC, and the organiser was Peter Woods of WAOC. The on-the-day team included helpers from NOR, WAOC and HAVOC with download operated by SUFFOC. Sarah Mansel of SUFFOC, as YBTS coordinator, liaised with the various clubs as they prepared their teams for entry in the final. We are grateful to the controller, Andrew Evans of DFOK, for his assistance in making the event a success, especially given the long distance to Sandringham from his home territory.

Full results and links to photos can be found on the WAOC website.

Yvette Baker - all winning teams.

Yvette Baker - SOS winning team.

Photos by Will Heap and Robert Lines respectively

2nd June 2019: 2019 AGM

The 2019 AGM will be held on 15th June at 12:30 before the WAOC event at Wimpole Hall. Ahead of the event here are the Minutes of the 2018 AGM.

5th December 2018: Courses for 2019

Controller's Courses

Next March, we are planning to provide on one-day courses for Level C and Level B controllers respectively. The Level C course, to be held on Saturday 9th March, will give attendees the qualification needed to apply to BO to be a recognised Level C controller (You will also need to have requisite experience of planning and organising Level C events to become a controller). The Level B course, to be held on Saturday 30th March, is intended for Level C controllers to allow them to become Level B controllers.

These courses will both be run by Michael Chopping of NOR and Keith Downing of SMOC. Both courses are open to attendees from other regions subject to places being available. At the time of posting, places are available on both courses. If you are interested in attending and have not already contacted us, please let us know by contacting your EAOA rep or anyone on the committee.

UKCC Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Orienteering

On Saturday 2nd March and Saturday 9th March there will be a Level 2 Course (with a further assessment day on 23rd March) for those of you who would like to gain the qualification in Coaching Orienteering. The course will take place at Wandlebury Country Park near Cambridge.

The cost of the course will be 450 to 500 depending on the number of participants. The EAOA and your clubs may be able to support this providing you are willing to undertake coaching for the region's juniors.

If you wish to participate in the course, please contact Caroline Louth at and she will send you further details and a registration form. Initial expressions of interest by 15th December please with firm commitments by 2nd January - British Orienteering have a long lead-time to order resource packs for the course.

Again, there may be spaces available for candidates from outside the region.

9th July 2017: Bill Stevens Trophy 2017

Paul and Barbara tie the knot. Congratulations go to Andrew Elliott of SUFFOC who was presented with the Bill Stevens Trophy.

This trophy is awarded annually to someone who has contributed greatly to orienteering in East Anglia, often by working in the background, & Andrew has been the EAOA treasurer for some time.

3rd July 2016: 2016 Annual General Meeting

The minutes are now online.

The Chairman Paul Beckett has agreed to remain as Chair for a further year.

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