About South Yorkshire Orienteers
- Last Updated on 20 November 2012
South Yorkshire Orienteers has over 200 members with an age range from toddlers to 75 years plus. There is a wide range of ability and experience within the club from beginners to 2008 World Relay Gold Medallist Jamie Stevenson (currently based in Denmark).
We pride ourselves on a friendly and informal welcome to the sport - supporting adult and junior beginners and more seasoned orienteers alike.
Some of our newer members have said:
- The great thing about orienteering is that as a family we can all compete separately and work on our own goals;
- One to one support is really nice - you've been really encouraging and helpful to us;
- The children really like the whole club thing - the BBQs, the socials, the club champs, the great club kit and the atmosphere at the big events;
- I really enjoy the regular club nights, training, socializing, in one place on a regular night.
The club is one of the most successful in the country, finishing first in the CompassSport Cup inter-club competition for 2008 and 2009 and winning both men’s and women’s UK relay league competitions in 2009. Several junior members train with the Yorkshire and Humberside Junior Squad and in addition we have a South Yorkshire talent squad.
More than a dozen members of the club have represented Great Britain in International Competition. Several club members have roles at the British Orienteering office near Matlock.
We seek to make orienteering enjoyable and safe for all participants. The club achieved Clubmark status in 2007. For the benefit of all our members we work within the Health and Safety guidelines laid down by British Orienteering.
We take our duty of care seriously and seek to ensure that children and vulnerable adults have fun, learn and develop and to help us in this aim we have adopted and promote The British Orienteering policy on Protecting Young and Vulnerable People. We have codes of conduct for Officials and Volunteers, Parents and juniors.
We wish to be an inclusive club and seek to make sure that orienteering is an activity open to anyone who wishes to take part in whatever role. We support British Orienteering's Equality and Inclusion policy.