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Award success for Roger and Judy

Roger & Judy Craddock

Roger & Judy Craddock

Published: Thu 21 Apr 2022

Roger and Judy Craddock runners up in the Silva Award for significant services over the years to orienteering through 'field' activities.

British Orienteering's Silva Award recognises the significant contribution of a person or persons to orienteering through ‘field’ activities over a number of years rather than committee work.

Roger and Judy Craddock have been members of Quantock Orienteers for over 20 years and in 2008 they set up the Junior Orienteering Group (JOG) to build on the successful school activities of previous years. Every Saturday in Autumn and Spring terms for the last fourteen years the Craddocks have single handily organised junior training activities. They have given their time, energy, and resources to ensure youngsters have every possible opportunity to gain experience of this wonderful sport. It is their enthusiasm, knowledge, and ability to share that has kept youngsters and adults coming back for more, year after year. The success of this initiative is reflected in its durability, and it is recognised by many other clubs as a successful model to introduce newcomers, particularly youngsters and families, to the sport.

This ongoing commitment is in addition to their ‘normal’ club duties. Roger has continuously been a club official since 2004 (Chairman twice, Treasurer once, and now President). Not to be outdone, Judy has since 2008, been Membership Secretary (twice) and Fixtures Secretary.

Without a doubt, they are both a credit to our club and to the hands-on development of British Orienteering.

Congratulations to Roger and Judy for this truly deserved recognition of the work they do for QO.

Congratulations also to Hilary Palmer (Nottinghamshire Orienteering Club) for winning this award, and the other runners ups Nick Barrable (South Yorkshire Orienteers) and Pete Tryner (South Yorkshire Orienteers). Full details are available on the BOF website: https://www.britishorienteerin...