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Essex Stragglers Orienteering Society was formed in 1968 and centres its
activities in North East Essex. Our membership base extends from Chelmsford to Colchester and Sudbury
While it is not necessary to join the Club, the fellowship of like-minded competitors and the support and information
from the club network can help you to get the best from a challenging family sport.
You will become a member of Essex Stragglers Orienteering Society and receive a bi-monthly club newsletter with details of local events and activities.
You will have access to coaching activities.
You will be eligible to enter the Stragglers League and Club Championships and to represent the Club in competitions.
You will become a member of the East Anglian Orienteering Association (EAOA) and be eligible to enter the EAOA
Championships and compete in the East Anglian League.
You will become a member of British Orienteering and receive the national magazine Focus four times a year.
Juniors reaching the required standard can join the East Anglian Junior Squad for further development and a chance to represent the Region.
You will be eligible to enter the British Championships for your age group (and potentially represent your country!).
Over 16's can score points in the National Ranking Scheme, whilst Juniors have access to a 'Navigational Challenge' and 'Racing Challenge' Incentive Schemes.
You will have access to discounts from national companies through the member discounts scheme, and discount on subscriptions to CompassSport, the national orienteering magazine.
Senior members pay reduced entry fees at larger events.
Fees for 2015
Juniors (20 or under on the 31st December of the membership year) £2.
Families pay the sum of the individual membership fees.
For those joining in November or December, membership lasts until the end of the following year.
How to Join
Download the Membership form and send us a cheque,
or join online on the British Orienteering website.