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Welcome to SWOA…

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.

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:

Latest News…

Octobers Edition of SINS

Posted on: 4th October 2019
Octobers edition of SINS can be downloaded here.

Galoppen Trophies and SWOA AGM

Posted on: 22nd August 2019
1. The presentation of trophies and certificates for the last series will be at the first event of the new SW Orienteering League – the Devon OC event on 13th October.
2. The SWOA AGM will be held at the Burrator Discovery Centre on Saturday 28th September, after day 1 of the Caddihoe Chase. All welcome.

Sue Gard

Posted on 30th April 2019
It is with great sadness that we heard that Sue Gard passed away on Maundy Thursday after a short illness. Sue was a keen orienteer, and had been an active member of Devon Orienteering Club in the 1980s and 1990s. She actively supported Junior orienteering, and supported the South West squad at National Events. After that she moved to Somerset and continued to run with Quantock Orienteers. Sue was very gently spoken, and always enjoyed a chat before or after a run. She was often accompanied by her collie.

Her funeral will be on Thursday 9th May at 12.15, at Whimple Crematorium. Further details on the QO website.

Cris Tween

Posted on: 20th March 2019
Members will be saddened to learn of the death of Cris Tween, who passed away on Friday 15th March 2019 after a long illness.
Cris was for some years the BOF National Fixtures secretary, and was for many years a club & SWOA stalwart, acting as JK Entries secretary, and leading the original WIM SI computing team. Wimborne Orienteers offer their deepest sympathy to the Tween family at this sad time. A full appreciation of Cris is now on the WIM website. Details of funeral arrangements will also be made available in due course.