Northern Navigators Orienteering Club

formerly Lanchester Orienteers

previously Browney Waders

established 1969

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Page last updated 13th January

NEJS coaching vacancy

Head coach required to lead the NEJS - a report by Nigel Wright (NEJS Co-ordinator), 13th January 2016



A great opportunity

As you may be aware, Mick Garratt has stepped down as coach of the North East Junior Orienteering Squad. We are now looking for someone who would be willing to take on that role. Suitable applicants would need to have at least a level 2 coaching qualification or equivalent.


Duties would include:

   1. Selecting squad members from the NE clubs.

   2. Planning a training schedule for the squad allowing for individual squad member requirements.

   3. Delivering squad training with support from other coaches from the region.


You'd be assisted by me, as the NEJS coordinator and Peter Firth, as the NEJS treasurer. This should make the job easier, as Peter can cover the money and I can cover chasing stuff up. I would also hope that the coaching itself could be shared with others, too.


The NEJS is small compared to other regions but we have a bunch of juniors who benefit from being part of a squad.

In the absence of a coach, I have been trying to keep the squad ticking over, sending a team to the Junior Inter-regional Champs and arranging for squad members to get places at JROS training, for example. I'm also aiming to piggy-back on club training sessions, but as I am not an experienced coach myself (only level 1), I can't really take on the full NEJS Coach role.


To assure you there are no hidden catches, this is separate from the NEOA Coaching ‎Representative with British Orienteering role, that is also vacant but is far less glamorous.

I'd be glad to talk to anyone who thinks they could help out with this, hopefully to convince them that it would be a great and not too onerous thing to take on.


Please get in touch, email Nigel Wright or phone 0191 6499036.