Many Congratulations to Anthony McGonigle on being awarded the Silva Award by the British Orienteering Federation for his massive contribution to our sport. This is awarded annually to a person who has made a very significant contribution to orienteering over a period of years, with an emphasis on ‘field’ activities rather than committee work. From the BOF website:
Awarded to Anthony McGonigle of North West Orienteering Club
Anthony has been at the forefront of orienteering in Northern Ireland for over 40 years. As a pupil then teacher at Limavady Grammar School he has nurtured young orienteers at the school to compete at numerous competitions. He produced the first 5 colour map in NI back in 1977and is still an active surveyor and cartographer to this day. He is someone who goes about his obvious love of orienteering with humility, always keen to provide help and guidance to less experienced planners, controllers, organisers and fledgling mappers.