Well, that's not all for this email, there is a few other things!
-> Updated World Games Selection Notice (Only the middle and the sprint at Nationals counts towards World Games Selection - and because of that the deadline for making yourself available has been extended (the ones that has already made themselves available doesn't need to do it again)). The new Selection notice is also attached - have a look!
-> IOF Elite Events programme - survey
I would like to encourage those who have competed overseas in the last 5-10 years to complete the survey. This is mostly about the senior program and maybe not relevant for the juniors except if you have competed at World Cups type competitions and upwards.
Here are the words we have received from the IOF:
Please forward this message to your coaches, officials and athletes – anyone who might have interest.
The IOF is currently conducting a project in order to evaluate various aspects of the Elite Events programme in foot orienteering and in particular the World Orienteering Championships. As part of the project, we are seeking the opinions of different target groups in a number of questions relating to the EE programme. We are asking for your opinion, and would be grateful if you could give us a minute to complete the questionnaire and if you could spread this message to your orienteering colleagues.
For the investigation, we are using a web service hosted by SurveyMonkey. Please click the following link to take the survey:
Thanks for your cooperation; your view is important to us!
The EEE project group: Edmond Szechenyi, Emil Wingstedt, Konrad Becker, Björn Persson (coordinator)
The survey is very much centred around WOC and World Cup, but it also leaves room for commenting on other stuff like what effects the new elite program has had on your region/country! Please fill it out if you have been overseas competing at high level events - we want our views to be heard. NZOF together with Orienteering Australia has been working hard on getting World Champs back to every second year to be able to better support our athletes financially and make it easier for athletes to earn enough money to fill the gap between the funding and the real cost!
-> World Cup 2009 Bulletins available on IOF's homepage.... http://www.orienteering.org/i3/index.php?/iof2006/events/foot_orienteering/w orld_cup
And here is the selection notice:
Selection Announcement: WORLD CUP EVENTS – ROUNDS 1-4
June 9th and 10th 2009, Salo, Finland, June 26th and 27th 2009, Fossum, Norway
Interested athletes are invited to nominate themselves for selection to run in the first round of the 2009 World Cup Series. Nomination must be made to the Convenor of Selectors, Marquita Gelderman by February 28th 2009. Selection will be based on all known recent form and team announcement will be made by 31 March 2009. Marquita Gelderman, Convenor of Selectors. Yep this is all for this monster of an email!!
All the best with competing, training and everything!
See you out there!