Why join a club? - as unlike some sports, you don’t have to have a “race licence” in order to enter an event. The biggest incentive may be financial - reduced entry fees to most events, discounts on kit, etc, & the fact that individuals are then covered by a 3rd party insurance scheme.

Like to compare your progress & achievements with those of others? You’ll need to join to be included in the various leagues & competitions and in the national incentive & ranking schemes.

Not really competitive, only take part for enjoyment? You can still benefit from access to the news, information & training available from the club, & from the support of other like-minded individuals.

Membership is in two parts - you join British Orienteering & also your local club - & the main benefits are listed below:

As a member of British Orienteering you will be able:

and, in addition, as a member of SuffOC you will:

  • Regularly receive electronic club newsletter and updates
  • be eligible to compete in the SuffOC & East Anglian Leagues and Championships and to represent SuffOC in competitions, including national team events such as the Compass Sport Trophy for adults & the Peter Palmer Relays & Yvette Baker Trophy for Juniors
  • receive free entry to occasional technical training events run by SuffOC
  • on reaching the required standard, juniors can join the East Anglian Junior Squad to further their development

Fees (2024 - payable from 1st September for new members & from 1st November 2023 for current members renewing)

For individual memberships, fees are calculated on a per person basis:

for British Orienteering this is £15 for Seniors, £10 for Young Adults (age 21-25)  and £5 per junior.

and the additional component for SuffOC is £9 for Seniors, £7 for Young Adults (age 21-25) and Juniors – no charge.

We also have a discounted Family Membership which includes two adults and any number of children at the same address.  British Orienteering fees £35, plus SuffOC membership £11.  Another advantage of joining as a family group is the convenience of one person being able to enter the details of all members of the group under a single log-in to the British Orienteering website.

 British Orienteering/SuffOC Membership Fees 2024


British Orienteering




£15 per person



Young Adult (21 – 25 yrs)

£10 per person



Junior (20 yrs or under)

£5 per person



Family (Two adults and any number of children at the same address)

£35 per family






The subscription dates above are from 1st January each year. There are reduced rates for joining partway through the year:

From 1st May 2024: 

Seniors:  £16 (£10 British Orienteering / £6 SuffOC)

Juniors:  £3 (£3 British Orienteering / No Charge - SuffOC)

From 1st September 2024: 

Seniors:  £8 (£5 British Orienteering / £3 SuffOC)

Juniors:  £2 (£2 British Orienteering / No Charge - SuffOC)

The simplest way is to join is to use the British Orienteering website: this link will take you directly to the correct page, with SuffOC and EAOA already selected. If you prefer to pay by cheque or direct debit then this link is the one to use.

If you have any questions, please contact our Membership Secretary, Julia Baldwin via