We are the British Athletes selected to run the World Orienteering Championships in Estonia at the beginning of July, as a team and as individuals we are athletes aspiring to the top, building on our 3 podium places from last year and continual upward trend in results.
However recent funding cuts mean things are about to get very tough.  Last year an athlete competing at an international level as part of the GB team personally committed around £2500 in pursuit of delivering top performances at international competitions, this year this will at least double.  This does not include any training costs, training camps, races to improve world ranking or selection races, this was purely to compete at International Championships.  Most of us have positioned ourselves in jobs which allow us to train and more importantly compete with those athletes at the top, maintaining this athlete-life balance whilst covering a competition bill of £5000 will price a number of us out of the sport at the top level.

So, what can you do to help? The aim of this page is to focus on the most imminent problem, paying for WOC 2017.  Over the years there have been a number of individuals, and groups, who have help the squad, and individuals, in a vast array of ways and for that we cannot be thankful enough.  However perhaps there are some people out there who want to help but do not know how?
We would like to offer you the opportunity to contribute towards the World Championships this year.  Below is a list of all the costs associated with WOC from the simple cost of a training map to the accreditation of a staff member.  By buying one of these items you will be contributing to the teams preparation and performance.  The money raised will be shared equally among all team members as we believe this is only fair to help all athletes irrespective of their stage in development.

Each item is accompanied by a brief description of the value it brings to the
WOC week and why we deem it a necessity.  Each buyer will receive a post card signed by all team members after the WOC week with some items delivering small gems of information in return.


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