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Maroc Talent Squad Inspiration Camp

An Affa Fine Weekend

Maroc Talent Squad recently spent a long weekend training near Tomintoul. They all worked hard, but had lots of fun along the way. At the end of the camp they put together this report of the weekend.

Special thanks to the Orienteering Foundation for help in supporting the costs of this camp. 

22nd Nov 17

*** Gramp event at Scolty cancelled (September 17th) ***

Just to highlight to everyone, as this is still showing up in the events list from Grampian, that the 17th September event at Scolty has been cancelled.

MAROC are now offering club training at Dess for all MAROC club members on that date.

GRAMP are now planning to run the Scolty event on the 5th November in place of the Bennachie event currently in the schedule.

09th Sep 17

Introductory Orienteering Sessions and After-School Clubs Autumn 2017

Maroc will be organising a block of 4 introductory orienteering sessions aimed at family participation with full coaching provided. After-school clubs will also be starting up again in Aboyne and Banchory after the summer holidays. 

09th Aug 17   Read more…

GRAMP organised Event Safety Workshop

GRAMP is hosting an Event Safety Workshop on Monday 25th April, 6.30-9.30pm in Cults, Aberdeen. Anyone interested in attending should contact Helen Rowlands () to check availability of places.

More information on the gramp website:

The course is suitable for all current or potential planners, organiser and controllers, or just anyone who's interested in learning more.

11th Apr 16

!! EVENT UPDATES !!: Level C event moved to 10th January, training cancelled.

Please note that the Level C event originally planned for 3rd January has been moved to the 10th January.  Note that this is also the first JD2C event of the year.  The training session for the 10th January has therefore been cancelled.

Anyone who can't wait until 10th January for their first event of the year, don't forget the Gramp 'Hangover Handicap' event at Hazelhead on 2nd Jan.

17th Dec 15

Introduction to Orienteering

Starting Apr 26th 2015

Starting on Apr 26th Maroc are running a 4 week block of introductory orienteering sessions aimed at family participation with full coaching provided.

The sessions are suitable for families with at least one child P5 or older. Both juniors and adults can participate at the same time, at levels appropriate to their age and experience.

  • Apr 26th:    Introductory skills coaching session, Bell Wood, Aboyne
  • May 3rd:    Introductory event participation, with support to complete a course, Glen Dye by Strachan
  • May 10th:    Further skills coaching session, Shooting Greens by Potarch
  • May 17th:    Event participation with coaching support, Bogendreip by Strachan

28th Mar 15   Read more…

Training opportunity October 13-17 2014

Join the world’s best orienteers as they train in Deeside forests.

The week before Balmoral (13th – 17th October) there will be training available in 8 Deeside forests.  This is being organised as a training camp for the World Orienteering Championships in Inverness next year (combined with the Scottish 6-Days).

22nd Sep 14   Read more…

Maroc at Jukola 2014

Maroc sent two teams to Jukola 2014 with a 42 year age spread between oldest and youngest.
Team 1: M20; M20; W21; W18; M16; M55; M50 put in an overall time that would have placed 255th and top British…but there was also an unfortunate mp though.
Team 2: M40; M35; W45; M18; M16; M50; M45 closed out in about 503rd. This in a field of about 1600 teams.
Full results and plenty of other information including videos.
Some photos are in the Picture Gallery - more will be added later this week

16th Jun 14

Club coaches needed

We are currently needing more club coaches to help at our regular training sessions.  To qualify as a UKCC Level 1 coach you need to be able to complete Light Green courses at a certain standard and then attend a 3 day course (usually at the National Centre, Glenmore Lodge) which includes assessment.
The courses are intensive but very worthwhile and good fun.
Further details are available at

Maroc covers all cost of the course – in return for expecting qualified coaches to plan at least 2 training sessions a year for 2 years (mentoring and help is available).

If you are interested please check out the SOA site or speak to any of the existing club coaches.

Jon Musgrave

27th Mar 13   Read more…

Be ACE Training starts 4th April 2012

A reminder that the first week of the Be ACE (Become a Compass Expert) Wednesday evening training sessions starts this week (4th April). The first two weeks are in Dess Woods, with parking at Deeside Activity Park (grid ref NJ 567012). Registration will be open from 6:30pm and courses will close at 8:00pm. Please follow the signs/ tapes from the car park into the forest where we will meet / register / start and finish (~500m).
Adults note - these sessions are planned for your benefit too!
Fees adults £2, juniors £1

02nd Apr 12   Read more…

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