AN INVITATION TO JOIN LAGAN VALLEY ORIENTEERS
Joining Instructions specifically for 2024 are here.
Welcome to the Lagan Valley Orienteers membership page – We are glad that you are considering joining us and hope that you become an active member of LVO and enjoy orienteering for many years to come. Members of all clubs in Northern Ireland must also join the Northern Ireland Orienteering Association (also known as NI Orienteering) and British Orienteering. You will automatically join all 3 with a single application.
Membership of Lagan Valley Orienteers is open to anyone but the Club is normally regarded as covering the following council areas: Antrim & Newtownabbey, Ards & North Down, Armagh, Banbridge & Craigavon, Belfast, Lisburn & Castlereagh, Mid & East Antrim and Newry, Mourne & Down. Fermanagh Orienteers and North West Orienteering Club cover the remainder of Northern Ireland. Queen’s University of Belfast Orienteering Club is only open to students at Queen’s University.
There is also good cooperation with the Irish Orienteering Association. LVO members are frequently part of the all-Ireland team in the annual Home International (England v Ireland v Scotland v Wales) races at Junior, Senior and Veteran level. The Irish Championship is held in Northern Ireland every 4th year.
Benefits of becoming a member of Lagan Valley Orienteers:
- Club training sessions and courses
- Club social events and tours
- Mentoring process for officials
- Stylish Club orienteering tops, tracksuits and jackets
- Vote at the Club AGM and special meetings
- Discounted entry fees for local events
Benefits of becoming a member of the Northern Ireland Orienteering Association:
- Eligibility to compete in Northern Ireland Championships: Individual, Relay, Night and Score
- Support mapping initiatives throughout Northern Ireland
- Support development initiatives
- Newsgroup for association news
- Vote at the Association AGM and special meetings
- Discounted entry to regional and district events within Northern Ireland
Additional benefits of becoming a Member of British Orienteering:
- Quarterly issue of the British Orienteering magazine “Focus” including the junior magazine “Ozone”
- Eligibility to compete in British Championships JK, national, regional and local events in all regions
- Opportunity to qualify to represent your country at International Competitions
- Option to compete in a Rankings Scheme
- Access to “Navigational Challenge” and “Racing Challenge” Incentive Scheme
- Public Liability Insurance cover when participating at events and activities registered with British Orienteering
- Papers and vote at the British Orienteering AGM
- Discounts from national companies through the member benefit scheme – A full list of available discounts can be found here
- Access to a members only section of the website
- Strengthen the voice of Orienteering
The club membership secretary is Lyle Fleming, email address firstname.lastname@example.org