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About Swansea Bay Orienteering Club

Swansea Bay Orienteering Club provides a focus for orienteering across much of South West Wales.
There are currently about one hundred members ranging in age from 5 to 85.
There is a wide range of ability and experience within the club from beginners to elite orienteers, who represent Great Britain all over the world.

SBOC's Oscar Healy (closest) racing into the finish at the Scottish 6 Days Event

The Club organises a series of regular events throughout the year including introductory sessions and social activities.
Much of the focus in the Summer is on the series of mid-week evening events – the Summer League. Throughout the rest of the year there are other local events and coaching sessions. In addition, we normally host at least two major events each year.
Events are held in various areas from Merthyr Mawr (Bridgend) in the East to Tenby in the West and stretching North into the Brecon Beacons.
A mass start at the annual Midsummer on Gower weekend 2x2 relays

For its size the club is one of the most successful in the country. Amongst our membership we have had several British Champions and even a couple of World Champions!
SBOC's Katie Reynolds (left) and Kris Jones (center) Representing Great Britain at the World University Championships 2016 in Hungary

New members are always welcome! Please feel free to come along and give orienteering a go at one of our events or training sessions before joining up. Details of all the upcoming events can be found on the Events page.

Some of our newer members have said:

“The great thing about orienteering is that as a family we can all compete at our own level and work on our own goals.”

“I love exploring parts of the countryside that I would never go to if it wasn't for orienteering”

“The children really like the whole club thing - the BBQs, the socials, the club champs, the great club kit and the atmosphere at the big events.”

We seek to make orienteering enjoyable and safe for all participants. The club was the first and only club in Wales to achieve Clubmark status in 2012. For the benefit of all our members we work within the Health and Safety guidelines laid down by British Orienteering.

We take our duty of care seriously and seek to ensure that children and vulnerable adults have fun, learn and develop and to help us in this aim we have adopted and promote The British Orienteering Policy on Protecting Young and Vulnerable People.
We wish to be an inclusive club and seek to make sure that orienteering is an activity open to anyone who wishes to take part in whatever role. We support British Orienteering's Equality and Inclusion Policy.


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