Membership of Norfolk OC           

Norfolk OC is a friendly and thriving Club, whose main activities are the organisation of events and the promotion and development of the sport of orienteering in Norfolk. The Club is affiliated to the East Anglian Orienteering Association which co-ordinates the sport in East Anglia, and British Orienteering, the national body, which co-ordinates activities within the UK and represents the sport on the world stage.

The nature of the sport means that membership of an orienteering club is beneficial and NORFOLK OC warmly welcomes members of all ages - individuals, families and groups (Schools, Scouts/Guides, etc). At events, courses are available to suit all ages (including children) and all levels of expertise and fitness.

The Club organises around 20 orienteering events a year, and membership of NOR allows members to attend these, take part in Club Team competitions and receive our bi-monthly newsletter, as well as receiving a discount of £2 from the event entry fee. When joining the club, you will also automatically become a member of British Orienteering which confers further benefits.  

Benefits of becoming a Member of British Orienteering:

  ·         Quarterly issue of the British Orienteering magazine, Focus, which includes the junior magazine Ozone.

 ·         Discounts from national companies through the member discounts scheme

 ·         Public Liability Insurance at events registered with British Orienteering

 ·         Eligibility to compete in the JK, national, regional and local events

 ·         Papers and vote at the British Orienteering AGM 

 ·         Access to a members only section of the website

 ·         The option to sign up for a range of e-newsletters

 ·         Opportunity to qualify to represent your country at international competitions

 ·         Opportunity to compete in a ranking scheme

 ·         Access to a ‘Navigational Challenge’ and ‘Racing Challenge’ incentive scheme

Any orienteer that competes in more than three events will begin to save money by joining British Orienteering, as members receive a discounted entry at events.

You can choose to join British Orienteering as a senior (21 or over) or junior (20 or under) and the 2013 Membership fees are set out in the table below. New members joining after 1st Sept 2012 will receive membership of British Orienteering until 31 Dec 2013.


Club Fee

BOF Fee 

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You can pay by cheque, over the phone and by DD but the easiest way to join is on line at Click on the “join now” tab on the left hand side and follow the instructions. Your club is NOR. If you wish to write a cheque and complete a paper membership form you can download the form from the web site as well.

Senior Membership applies to anyone who will be 21 or over in 2013 (i.e. was born on or before 31/12/92).

Junior membership applies to anyone who will be under 21 in 2013 (i.e. was born on or after 1/1/1993) 

Families can continue to join/renew British Orienteering as a ‘Family’ but the membership fee will be made up of the sum parts. E.g. a Family containing two senior and one junior member will be charged a membership fee of £22 (2 senior members at £10 + 1 junior member at £2). 

Affiliate membership of the club only is also available to Schools, Youth Groups, and uniformed organisations, whose members only orienteer at NOR events. All members except leaders must be 18 and under. The group may have no more than 3 leaders competing under the Group membership. This enables the groups to compete in club competition. This option is also available to members of British Orienteering for whom NOR is their second club.  In order to join as an affiliate member please contact the membership secretary. 

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the NOR Membership secretary via the Contacts Page.