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Our membership for 2018 is now open. This year there will be two types of membership available: through BOF or through SOA. The club strongly encourages you to select the BOF option. To understand why, please read the full article here.
Maroc Talent Squad aims to inspire our top juniors to develop their orienteering skills and train harder in order to improve their results.
MTS members for 2018 are: Joe Wright, Felix Wilson, Eilidh Campbell, Kirsty Campbell, Alistair Chapman, John Getliff, Luke Graham, Matthew Gooch, Amber Graham
If you would like to be selected for the squad in the future, read on to see what you have to do:
Here is a preliminary schedule and rules for the Jon Duncan Junior Deeside Cup 2018. Whilst we are only showing 6 events in this preliminary schedule, MAROC are planning a further 6 eligible events this year so we do expect to run the full schedule of 10 events this year.
Next JD2C event is the GRAMP event at Bennachie on 4th February. Once we have confirmation with landowners we will publish the full schedule.
Maroc will be organising a block of 4 introductory orienteering sessions for families in the New Year. Full coaching will be provided and there will be an opportunity for both children and adults to have a go.
The first session is on Sun 14th January at Tilquhillie near Banchory, with subsequent sessions on 21st Jan at Potarch, Aboyne; 28th Jan at Cambus o' May, Banchory and 4th Feb at Bennachie, Inverurie. Full details and an application form are here.
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.
With the AGM coming up, please cast your eye over this (or get parents to do it for you!) and let us know if you think we've missed anything for you - we wouldn't want anyone to miss out on a badge that they are entitled to - you can use to let us know.
After a break of several years NGOC is again offering the orienteering board game “Forest Challenge” - with Christmas coming up, an ideal present for the budding orienteer in your life.
If interested contact Alan Brown at for further information.
It has now been agreed that the MAROC event on 1st October will be included in the JD2C, so we're back up to 9 events. The remaining events counting for the JD2C are therefore Cambus o' May on 1st October, Forvie on 15th October and Scolty on 5th November. Scoring will now be best 5 out of 9 events.
Those of you who have trophies, please return them to John Mason at one of the upcoming events so that they can be engraved and awarded to this year's winners at the MAROC and/or GRAMP AGMs.