How to join the club
Tayside Orienteers welcomes new members, from complete beginners to experienced orienteers. Orienteering is the ultimate family sport where mums and dads, and grannies and grandads can compete at the same time on courses specially planned to suit their age groups. We all share a love of the physical and/or mental challenge of the sport. Joining the club brings a wide range of benefits, both local and national.
You do not need to be a member of a club to participate in orienteering - many people will want to come along to at least one event before committing, but joining Tayside Orienteers brings many benefits (see below).
Please note that after coming to three of our events we really need you to join either British Orienteering Federation or the Scottish Orienteering Association in order to meet insurance requirements.
To join the club along with either the SOA or BOF click below
Benefits of becoming a member of Tayside Orienteers
A programme of local events, with “members-only” discounted entry fees
Priority places on club coaching activities
Monthly training nights in Perth to develop fitness and skills
The chance to represent the club in team events at regional and national level
The opportunity to meet and connect with other orienteers locally, linking up for travel to events further afield etc
Benefits of becoming a member of British Orienteering:
- Four copies of the British Orienteering magazine, Focus, which includes the junior magazine Ozone.
- The option to sign up for a range of e-newsletters
- Eligibility to compete in the British Championships, JK, national, regional and local events
- Opportunity to qualify to represent your country at international competitions
- The option to compete in a Rankings scheme.
- Access to a ‘Navigational Challenge’ and ‘Racing Challenge’ Incentive Scheme
- Public Liability Insurance when participating in events and activities registered with British Orienteering
- Papers and vote at the British Orienteering AGM
- Discounts from national companies through the member discounts scheme
- Access to a members only section of the website.
Benefits of becoming a member of Scottish Orienteering:
- support for the development of the sport of orienteering in Scotland through the work of its professional staff and the National Orienteering Centre
- provision of junior incentive schemes
- the availability of a Regular Orienteering Map Programme (enter ROMP in the search facility) and subsidised training opportunities organised through the National Centre
- subsidised rates for a wide range of courses, including coach education courses, run by the National Centre
- a comprehensive, coordinated fixture list across Scotland
- 4 copies per year of SCORE, the magazine of the Scottish Orienteering Association
- eligibility to win trophies at the Scottish Orienteering Championships
- entitlement to member discounts with SOA partner organisations (see below)
- entitlement to vote (if 16 or older) at the AGM, influence decisions at the national level and stand for election to the SOA Board of directors.
When you join you become a member of TAY, the Scottish Orienteering Association and the British Orienteering - the membership fee breakdown is shown below.
If you have any queries about membership or difficulties joining online please contact our Membership Secretary via the "Contacts" page.
2019 membership rates are as follows:-
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