More than 10 years ago, in the last World Orienteering Championships (WOC) to be held on British soil, Yvette Baker became the first GB World Champion. In 2003, Jamie Stevenson added another gold to GB's medal tally, winning the sprint distance in Switzerland. In 2008, Jamie, Jon Duncan and Graham Gristwood, won gold in the Relay. Now, in 2012, there are 3 years to go before the World Orienteering Championships return to Scotland. Project 2015 is an athlete led initiative working with the wider orienteering community with the aim of achieving the best British results possible at WOC 2015 and beyond.
The principles of Project 2015 are openness, inclusion and communication - sharing ideas and experiences to create a stronger national team. The Project is not closed to just potential athletes and we wish to engage as much of the British orienteering population as possible. Support may be as simple as general encouragement to the athletes and supporters involved, or in the form of coaching and the provision & facilitation of training opportunities, or it could be as significant as financial contributions. Communication of our activities and achievements will be achieved through all major forms of media, especially internet based social networking sites and a team blog.
Our vision is British athletes, both individuals and relay teams, performing to their potential and winning medals in 2015. If you would like to find out more about how you can help us realize this vision and catch up with the latest news and information, take a look at our newly-launched web page. You can also receive updates via Facebook or follow us on Twitter.
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