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How to join the club

You do not need to be a member of a club to participate in orienteering, but joining Ayrshire Orienteering Club brings many benefits.

02nd Apr 15

We have two basic membership grades:
Senior – aged 21 or older on 31 Dec of the membership year - £12.00
Junior – aged 20 or younger on 31 Dec of the membership year - £2.00

This annual membership fee also includes membership of the Scottish Orienteering Association (SOA) and British Orienteering.  Membership and Renewals are administered by British Orienteering on our behalf.

JOIN NOW  this takes you to the British Orienteering website to complete the online form. The club and association will be be pre-filled using this link, you just need to add your personal details.

By joining, you become eligible for club coaching, continued participation in all club activities, reduced rate entry fees at many competitive events. See the full list of benefits detailed below.

However, you do not have to join AYROC to come along to most of our local events (i.e. training days, keep fit days, Ayshire schools).

We look forward to welcoming you as an AYROC member.

Member Benefits

When you join AYROC, SOA and British Orienteering you join a group of friendly individuals who enjoy being active outdoors; member benefits include:

  • Training events every month where we provide basic orienteering skills training and practice sessions
  • Run together where we organise fitness training
  • Orienteering events on our range of maps. We have maps of Culzean Park, Dean Park, Loch Doon, Craigengillian and Dalry Moor
  • Come along to club socials, make friends, share transport
  • Participate in decision making within the club
  • Eligibility to/for:
    • represent the club in competition
    • Scottish Championships titles (subject to other criteria)
    • British Championships (subject to other criteria)
    • be selected to regional squads (juniors)
    • be selected to Scottish squads (subject to other criteria)
    • SOA badges, certificates and awards
    • British Orienteering awards
    • subsidised rates for coach education via SOA
    • SOA coach CPD, mentoring and resources
    • gain skills by training as event official
  • Preferential rates for:
    • participation in all events
    • courses run by National Orienteering Centre
    • training on areas managed by National Orienteering Centre
  • Option to obtain PDF of Regular Orienteering Map Programme controls at no charge
  • Automatic inclusion in British ranking lists
  • Receive SOA newsletter (Score)
  • Receive British Orienteering newsletter (Focus)
  • Voting rights at SOA AGM (seniors only)
  • Voting rights at British Orienteering AGM (seniors only)
  • Preferential rates with various suppliers of goods and services, as specified on club, SOA and British Orienteering websites


Data Privacy

British Orienteering is committed to safeguarding the privacy of your information. By “your information” we mean any information about you, which you or third parties provide to us. This policy relates to the privacy of your information and can be found at British Orienteering's Privacy Principles outline our commitment to the secure and responsible handling of information about our members.

Data protection

British Orienteering will, when asked, provide details relevant to your membership to your Club and/or Association. British Orienteering also shares details with online entry providers, event results providers and with Data Processing Agencies working on behalf of British Orienteering. All such bodies to which your information is provided are required to sign a data sharing agreement with British Orienteering regulating the manner in which the privacy of your details is protected. Under no circumstances will British Orienteering provide your contact details to other external organisations. If you do not agree to British Orienteering using your membership’s details in this way please contact the National Office.

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