Published on June 28th, 2021 | by nioa-sec


Noel Bogle awarded The Colin Henderson Trophy

Noel Bogle, President of NWOC, is the first recipient of The Colin Henderson Trophy. This beautiful piece has been crafted in purpleheart wood by wood turner Jim Stevens in memory of Colin, for services to orienteering in Northern Ireland over an extended period.

If there was a single person who was the father of orienteering locally it was Noel, who introduced the sport initially into scouting, Duke of Edinburgh Award and then was influential in forming the association and North West Orienteering Club. Noel took large groups from Limavady Grammar School to orienteering events far and wide. He competed well into his eighties, was NI Champion on many occasions and holds the local record for the largest number of consecutive JK runs,

Joan Henderson presented the trophy to David Blair, chair of NWOC to pass on to Noel who was unable to attend the NI Orienteering AGM.

About the Author

Stephen Gilmore is the Hon Secretary of NI Orienteering.

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