Welcome to the website of the East Anglian Orienteering Association (EAOA). If you are new to the sport, please take a look at our Introduction.

We act on behalf of the orienteering clubs in our region, in particular by:

  • Operating a regional Junior Squad, to provide training and development for younger orienteers from clubs across the region.
  • Organising Leagues and Championships for individual club members and clubs as a whole.
  • Laying on orienteering events which require the resources of more than just one club.
  • Appointing event controllers, who ensure that courses are well planned and safe, and that competitions are fair.
  • Coordinating fixtures across and beyond the region, to avoid event date clashes.

Association officials are orienteers who are members of constituent clubs.

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

  • The scores after the first Urban League event have been uploaded.
  • EA League rules have been revised for 2024 to update the scoring system for the Club League only. Plus final scoress for 2023.
  • Hebe Darwin was one of 19 juniors selected for a weeklong training camp in the Jizera Mountains in Czechia. Read Hebe's report.

EAOA Annual General Meeting 2024

This year's AGM will be held online at 19:30 on Wednesday 19th June 2024. Find out more on our News page.

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.
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NOR logo.
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SMOC logo.
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WAOC logo.

Site maintained by Helen Nisbet on behalf of EAOA. Page last updated on 22nd May 2024 at 9:40am