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About SYO

South Yorkshire Orienteers have over 250 members ranging in age from 5 to 85. There is a wide range of ability and experience within the club from beginners to elite orienteers, who represent Great Britain all over the world. We offer a friendly and informal welcome to the sport - supporting adult and junior beginners and more seasoned orienteers alike with coaching and a programme of regular events.

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What is Orienteering?

Orienteering is a challenging outdoor adventure sport. The aim is to navigate between control points marked on an orienteering map and decide the best route to complete the course in the quickest time.

It does not matter how young, old or fit you are as you can choose the course that's right for you and run, jog or walk it at your own pace. It is excellent for adults wanting to shape up, add some excitement and mental challenge to their running and meet new friends. It is also ideal for families as everyone can take part at the level that's right for them and it allows children to develop independence, confidence and decision making skills.

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Medals galore at Yorkshire Schools Champs

Tuesday, 25 May 2021 11:37

A large number of SYO juniors travelled to Huddersfield on Sunday to compete in the Yorkshire Schools Champs at Fixby and Brady Woods. There were some fabulous performances with podium positions in almost every age class. Congratulations to:

Y4 Boys - 1st Louis, 3rd Dejan & Jack
Y5 Boys - 1st Freddie, 2nd Stanley
Y5 Girls - 1st Sophie
Y6 Boys - 1st Will P
Y6 Girls - 1st Abigail, 2nd Lucy & Emily
Y7 Boys - 1st Oscar, 2nd Rhys
Y7 Girls - 1st Penny
Y8 Boys - 3rd Joseph
Y9 Boys - 1st James B, 2nd Evan
Y9 Girls - 1st Olivia, 2nd Ruth, 3rd Lola
Y10 Boys - 1st Conrad, 3rd Ben T
Y10 Girls - 1st Millie, 2nd Alexandra
Y11 Boys - 1st Matthew, 2nd Olmo, 3rd Dylan
Y12 Boys - 2nd Alfie
Y12 Girls - 1st Rebecca


SYO juniors sail through to YBT Final

Wednesday, 19 May 2021 11:14

YBT Heat 2021

A huge team of SYO juniors travelled to Middleton Park in Leeds on Sunday to take part in Yvette Baker Trophy Heat. It was fantastic to see some new faces in the team and there were many excellent performances. SYO were victorious over AIRE in the trophy competition with a score of 899 points. Both teams qualify for the final though because SYO won last year. CLARO beat EBOR in the shield competition for smaller clubs.  Congratulations to all that took part but a particular well done to those that counted for the team: 

Conrad - Green Men 100
Imogen - Green Women100
Robbie - Light Green Men 100
Anna - Light Green Women 100
Maxwell - Orange Men 100
Charlotte - Orange Women 100
Pasco - Yellow Men 100

Hannah - Yellow Women 100
Will G - Green Men 99

Also on 99 points - Freya - Green Women, Ben T - Light Green Men , Alice - Light Green Women, Ella - Orange women, Lawrence - Orange men

The final is on Sunday 4th July is at the The National Areboretum, near Tetbury. Please put the date in your diaries.

2020 British Orienteering Awards...

Tuesday, 27 April 2021 22:56

Congratulations to Dom Dakin for receiving the British Orienteering Young Volunteer of the Year 2020 award for his outstanding contributions to the club and to orienteering. Read more about it here...

Also, a huge well done to Nick Lightfoot for being awarded the British Orienteering Coach of the Year 2020! Many congratulations Nick. See the full article here...

Dom out running

Nick with his prize