Join Guildford OrienteersMembership Information

Last updated: Wed 19 Jan 2022

Guildford Orienteers (GO) welcomes new members of all ages, junior and adult, from complete beginners to experienced orienteers. The club is affiliated to British Orienteering, the sport’s national governing body and belongs to the South East Orienteering Association (SEOA).

You get the most benefit from joining GO with British Orienteering, including affiliation to SEOA. But you can also join GO without British Orienteering & affiliation to SEOA, or as your 2nd club if you’re already registered with British Orienteering as a member of another club.

Existing members should receive an email inviting you to renew. If you have a direct debit setup, your renewal will be automatic and your payment taken in December.

Membership is on a calendar year basis. If you join as a new member on or after 1 November 2021 your membership will be valid up to the end of 2022.

As an alternative to individual membership, GO now offers family membership covering up to 2 Seniors and all Juniors at the same address - this may be a cheaper option for you, but check below as it’s likely to be more expensive for a 1 Senior family – if so then register as individuals. Note that British Orienteering fees are on an individual basis only without a family option.

When joining or renewing please check and update the details carefully as GO relies on the information you provided to British Orienteering and it’s also used by some online entry systems:


Senior - Adult,
21 or over (born in 2001 or earlier)

Junior - under 21

(born in 2002 or later)

Family – up to 2 Seniors and all Juniors at same address

British Orienteering Membership



Appropriate Senior & Junior fees

GO (with British Orienteering &
affiliation to SEOA)





= £28

= £9

£26 + British Orienteering fees

GO (as main club
excluding SEOA affiliation)



GO (as 2nd club
excluding SEOA affiliation)


The easiest way to join, is to go online and join as part of your British Orienteering membership. No need to make a separate payment to Guildford Orienteers – it’s sent to GO automatically. or google “British Orienteering”, select Join then How to Join and click the link in the Join online section
(or phone the British Orienteering office on 01629 583037 if you prefer).

  1. Select GO as your local club – this automatically sets SEOA as your Association
  2. Select the membership grade:
    • Senior – born in 2001 or earlier
    • Junior – born in 2002 or later
    • Family – specify how many Seniors (max 2) and Juniors at the same address, but if only 1 Senior this may be more expensive than individual membership – if so then register as individuals!

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To become a local member of GO or for any queries about membership contact the Membership Secretary:

British Orienteering - Benefits

Guildford Orienteers’ - Benefits
(including SEOA)

  • Most clubs give you a discount of around £1 or £2 at Orienteering events.
  • British Orienteering online information and access to their members’ section of their website.
  • Eligibility to compete in the British Championships, JK, National, Regional and Local events.
  • Eligibility to compete in the United Kingdom Orienteering League.
  • Opportunity to qualify to represent your country at international competitions.
  • The option to compete in a Rankings scheme.
  • Public Liability Insurance when participating in events and activities registered with British Orienteering.
  • Voting rights at the British Orienteering AGM.
  • Discounts from national companies through the member discounts scheme.
  • Discounts on entry to GO organised events. There is an expectation that you will be able to help at some of these events!
  • Access to training or coaching organised by the club.
  • For juniors in the 14-18 age groups, eligibility to join the SEOA Junior Squad.
  • Eligibility to compete in SEOA Competitions.
  • Guildford Orienteers’ newsletter.
  • Access to the club Facebook group.
  • Social events.
  • Subsidised entry fees if in official GO teams at major competitions (if you’re also a member of British Orienteering)
  • Supportive local members to encourage you to keep on orienteering and to improve!