Getting to know Orienteering Sport
On Friday 19th February, 2021, an online ppresenation about the Sport of Orienteering took place for Active Zone Outdoor members and friends. Our guests Mr Michalis Savvides, who introduced the sport to Cyprus, founder of Orienteering Club ORIENTACTION and Trainer and Stella Efstathiou, Orienteering athlete and trainer presented the sport. They pointed out its benefits and shared their experience and knowledge with the group, emphasizing not only the physical aspect but also the mental impact of the sport. Additionally, they presented the basic rules, equipment, forms, categories, kind of maps and Cyprus background. Finally, they stressed the fact that it's an adventure sport into nature, suitable for everyone for an experienced hiker, competitive runner, or just a family or group out for an activity in a park and ultimately a sport for a lifetime. Active Zone Outdoor has developed a strategic plan to promote and spread the outdoor sport to children and young people in local, national and European level through activities and projects providing opportunities to experience, get familiar and connected with Orienteering, the 'thinking sport'.