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].

04/06/17 - The Minutes of the SWOA meeting held on the 18th May 2017 can be found here


1. Margarette Parker - It is very sad to announce the death of Margarette Parker BOK. She was well known to many orienteers and both in competition and as a national event organiser. Her funeral will be on Thursday 25 May at 15.45 at the South Bristol Crematorium; everyone is welcome and the family would be grateful if you could contact [email protected] if you intend to be at the reception. A letter from Charles Daniel about Margarette can be found here.

2. Controllers’ Course Level C - DEVON are organising a Controllers’ Course Level C Saturday 17 June 2017. Find details here.

23/03/17 - Revised Rules for SW Championships including new rules agreed for the Sprint championships and Committee minutes from 7th December are available here.

14/03/17 - SWOA Relay fixtures for 2017 can be found here.

25/10/16 - The SWOA Constitution has been amended and the new Constitution dated 20 Oct 2016 can be found here and in the Documents section of the website.

27/09/16 - September edition of SINS available.

23/09/16 - The Galoppen League events for 2016-2017 are on the website here and are also shown in the  ’Galoppen League’ section on the SWOA website.

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