South West Orienteering Association


Welcome to the South West Orienteering Association website.  SWOA is one of the 12 regional associations of British Orienteering (BOF), covering Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset, and Wiltshire.

The website contents include:
Email contacts for officials and clubs.
Links to lists of  events, both in the South West and covering the whole country.
Documents relating to the management of the sport in the South West.
Results and rules for SWOA competitions.
Links to websites of interest.
Information about the clubs in the region can be found on their websites, to which links are provided.
Comprehensive information about the sport of orienteering can be found on the BOF website, to which a link is provided.

If you want to have something posted on the website, please contact the SWOA Secretary.

If you find a fault with the functioning of this website, please email the Website Manager, Nath Fernandes: [email protected].

04/12/17 - COACHING COURSE.  Only a few places are left on the re scheduled BOK  UKCC Level 2 coaching course to be held near Bristol on 24/25 March and 21 April 2018. All details can be found here.

01/12/17 - Decembers edition of SINS available.


QO is holding a First Aid course in Taunton on Thursday 7 December, 18.30 - 21.30. Refreshments served afterwards.  Participants who are not members of QO will be charged a nominal fee (around £20). For further details  and contact information see here.

The Minutes for the SWOA committee meeting 4 October 2017 can be found here.

26/10/17 - HELP NEEDED. The South West Junior Squad (SWJS) urgently requires administration help for about 6 months whilst the deputy manager Pete Maliphant is off sick. The job would suit one person or could be a job share. The work includes booking accommodation, getting permissions, arranging parent helpers, cooks etc, sending out details to those who have registered an interest and collecting the contributions made by the juniors.  Anyone interested should contact Jeff Butt manager SWJS on [email protected]

23/10/17 - There will be an Event Safety Workshop organised by WSX on Saturday 9 December at Avon Heath Country Park. More information here.


1. SWOA AGM 2017 minutes can be found here.

2. The SWOA Constitution has been amended following the SWOA AGM 2017 and can be found here.

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