Elite Sport Funding

UK Sport has published a consultation on elite sports funding and I would encourage all club members to respond well before the consultation closes on 19 August.

Kent Night Cup (KNC)

With the clocks going forward a few weeks back that marked the end of the 2017/18 Kent Night Cup season. This was another successful series with 25 events put on over six months by the organising clubs (SAX/DFOK/SO/MV). They attracted 154 competitors, with 19 from DFOK, including a few new to regular night orienteering. The leading DFOK performers were:

6th Andrew Pitcher

9th Neil Speers

21st Dave Cave-Ayland

36th Julie Collins

44th Rosie Merry

61st Hayley Collins

Plans are already starting to take shape for next season, with DFOK putting on six events between October and March (generally around the middle of the month). If you are interested in taking part in the series next winter and want information then let me know. Similarly, if you are not one of our regular KNC organiser/planners and would like to arrange one (and collect the 40 points for doing so) then contact me.

Neil Speers (DFOK KNC Coordinator)

Phil Basford, winner of the SILVA Award 2017

I am delighted to say that Phil Basford was honoured with the SILVA Award by British Orienteering at the 2018 AGM at Easter. The award is for a person who has made a very significant contribution to orienteering over a period of years, with an emphasis on 'field' activities rather than committee work. This is a tremendous achievement and well deserved for such dedication and commitment to orienteering by Phil over 40 years and continuing.

London Marathon Sunday 22nd April 2018

If you are interested in volunteering to contribute to the success of the 2018 London Marathon, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 13th March 2018.

This is to enable a personalised pass to be prepared for you in advance of the race for access onto the course.

Further information here.