I’m extremely pleased to have been chosen for this volunteer role, ever since the initial conception of the bid I have been very keen to get involved. I was the IT manager for the Park World Tour event we hosted in Perth in 2010 and it was this that gave me a flavour of what’s involved in an event on the international stage. The World Champs may never come back to Scotland, even the UK, so I felt that now was by far the best opportunity to get involved and deliver a fantastic orienteering spectacle.
This role is most definitely not a one man show and it is also not just one event, there will be a series of events over the next 3 years in the lead up to the World Champs in August 2015. We haven’t worked out the full details yet but the plan will be to have someone in charge of each section of my remit who I will work with me in order to shape WOC into what it needs (deserves?) to be. I’m really looking forward to the challenge and finding an enthusiastic, skilled team is my first priority. So if you have an interest or aptitude for any Orienteering related IT, and the enthusiasm to deliver a fantastic WOC then please get in touch.
Exciting times ahead for Orienteering IT in the UK!