Welcome to the website of the East Anglian Orienteering Association (EAOA), where you will find information about the region's clubs, details of events taking place in the region, as well as contact details for the officials who run the sport in the area.

If you are new to orienteering, you might like to start with this introduction.

If you want a national perspective on the sport, try visiting the British Orienteering website for the official view, or nopesport for a less formal look at orienteering and some lively discussion forums.

Recent news items

  • Event Safety Workshops - BOF are saying that with effect from 1 January 2015 all event officials must have attended an Event Safety Workshop. Please contact your Club Committee if you have not yet attended one. EAOA will assist Clubs in putting on these Workshops regionally if required
  • Congratulations to the 2015 EA Championship winners. The presentation of the EA Champs trophies and the 2014 EA League winners' mementoes will take place at the SOS EA League event on 22 March at about 1pm
  • EA League - results after the first event now online plus updated list of 2015 events.
  • Four M/W16s headed to Hawkshead for a weekend of training. Read about their adventures.
  • Read Tim Harrison's report from his summer camp in the Trossachs.
  • EAOA are hosting the British Schools Championships at Sandringham in November 2015 - all potential competitors, schools, teachers and parents should be aware that this area is now out of bounds.
JIRC team 2014.

Upcoming key EA events

  • 12th April - Next EA League event at Epping Forest. See HAVOC website for details
  • 17th May - 2015 East Anglian Schools Championships at Hylands Park, Chelmsford. Details
  • Saturday 12 September EAOA Planners' course, Thetford. Expressions of interest in attending to EAOA Secretary
  • Sunday 15 November BSOC 2015 - Sandringham. Offers of help (Starts, Marshalling etc) to EAOA Secretary. This is a closed event so there are no courses for adults, however there will be an open 'Training' event on the Saturday on a separate area of Sandringham

There is almost always an event in the region or close by on most weekends. See our fixture list.

The Region


Map of East Anglian Region. SMOC. HAVOC. SOS. SUFFOC. NOR. WAOC.

In orienteering terms, East Anglia comprises the whole of Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire, northern Buckinghamshire, southern Northamptonshire and most of Essex.

There are six open clubs (which anyone can join) in the region, as well as three closed clubs (whose membership is drawn from particular institutions). The approximate locations of the open clubs are shown on the map. Use the links on the clubs page to find out what's happening in your area.

CUOC logo.
DRONGO logo.
SOS logo.
HAVOC logo.
NOR logo.
RAFO logo.
SMOC logo.
SUFFOC logo.
WAOC logo.

Site maintained by Helen Nisbet on behalf of EAOA. Page last updated on 24th March 2015 at 9:23am