CLYDE is a very friendly and inclusive club which always welcomes new members, be they novices or World Championship runners. Anyone with an interest in orienteering is welcome to join the club. If you are a newcomer to orienteering, there are plenty experienced people in the club who can help to introduce you to the sport. Of course, people with previous orienteering experience are also very welcome.
The easiest way to join CLYDE is via the Scottish Orienteering Association (SOA) webpages by following this link.
There are two membership options for joining and Scottish orienteering club: British membership or Scottish membership.
1. British membership
Joining CLYDE, the Scottish Orienteering Association (SOA) and British Orienteering.
This is the option most people choose and is best suited to those who want to take part in orienteering events across Scotland, the UK, and potentially internationally. You can take on any club, event official or coaching role if suitably qualified.
2. Scottish membership
Just joining CLYDE and the Scottish Orienteering Association (SOA).
This option is best suited to those who only wish to orienteer in their local region of Scotland. There are some limitations on entering some larger competitions and taking on coaching and official roles.
The annual cost of British, SOA and CLYDE membership (i.e. option 1) is £35 for seniors and is only £7 for juniors, or for the rest of 2021 is £30 senior/£6 junior. The cost for just SOA and CLYDE membership (i.e. option 2) is £20 for seniors and only £2 for juniors, or for the rest of 2021 is £15 senior/£1 junior.
Seniors are those aged 21 or older on 31 December of the membership year, with Juniors being those aged 20 or younger.
British Orienteering and the Scottish Orienteering Association are responsible for the management and development of the sport and need the financial support of participants. Most public funding is based on the sports membership numbers and participation, so it is important that you are officially recorded as an orienteer.
To join through either option, complete the details online via the link.
Information on various Scottish member benefits and discounts is also available at that link, and information on various additional British member discounts is available here (companies like Cotswold, The AA, and more).
If you would like more information or advice then please contact the club secretary Amelia Petrie.
We look forward to hearing from you!