Skip to main content


British Orienteering has published updated guidance about coronavirus and orienteering, requiring that all orienteering events be cancelled at this time. SYO has therefore followed this advice and cancelled all events within the next few months.

Club Colours

From our tents to our tops, Black and Yellow is everywhere in SYO! Discover how we wear our famous colours...


Once you become a member of SYO, you can choose to get any of our club kit. A good one to start with is the Running Top, as you can wear it to run at all the events you go to - and you'll be representing the club, so it's really handy for things like the Yvette Baker & Peter Palmer junior competitions.

Below you can see the designs of the different types of kit we offer, and you can see it modelled by our juniors in our Photo Albums.

If you'd like to order kit, get in touch with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Running Top

Sprint Vest



Facepaint & Nails

You might have noticed in some pictures that we can't resist putting on some warpaint for our bigger competitions. We can be pretty creative, with stencils for our Club Rose to add a bit of class! And sometimes, we even manage to get some facepaint on the adults! It is of course optional, but you can expect it at things like the Yvette Baker, the Peter Palmers and relays.

As well as facepaint, some of us (girls and boys!) also like to do our nails for the club competitions - we like to think it gets us dibbing and turning our compasses faster! (Again, totally optional)

With both facepaint and nail varnish, you're welcome to bring your own along, but we will provide it when neccesary!


SYO Junior Mascot – Bertie the Bee

Hi there! I’m Bertie, the SYO Junior Mascot. I’ll be there at all the Club Junior Competitions to cheer the team on!

But I don’t just have to sit in the club tent – I’m well equipped for orienteering, with 3 pairs of O-shoes on my feet, and the SYO rose on my wings. But obviously it’s my black and yellow stripes, just like the iconic SYO Kit, that really make me part of the team!

My influence has also rubbed off on our Relay Team names – you might notice teams called SYO Killer, Honey, Worker, Bumble & Carpenter Bees at club competitions like the JK and Peter Palmer Relays.

See you around!

Photos by SYO Members

Last modified on Wednesday, 10 October 2018 07:53