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Manchester & District
Orienteering Club


How to join

To become a member of Manchester & District Orienteering Club (MDOC) you must also be a member of British Orienteering – the national governing body for the sport. You can join as a Senior member (aged 26 or older on 31 December of the membership year), Young Adult (aged 21-25 on 31 December of the membership year) or a Junior member (aged 20 or younger on 31 December of the membership year). There is also a new Family membership for 2024 which will benefit a family of 2 adults with more than one child.

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The Membership Fees consist of two parts: British Orienteering and MDOC Club membership. (The club is also affiliated to the North West Orienteering Association, but the club pays your NWOA affiliation fee.)

The fees for 2024 are:

  Club British Orienteering Total
Senior (aged 26+) £5 * £15 £20
Young Adult (aged 21-25)


£10 £10
Junior (aged 20 or younger) free £5 £5
Family (max 2 Seniors + any number of juniors) £10 * £35 £45

* Seniors who have not been a member of British Orienteering for the last 3 years, will receive complimentary club membership for the first year (i.e. Total Fee £15)

For families the membership fee will be made up of the sum of the parts. E.g. A family containing two senior and one junior members will be charged a British Orienteering Membership Fee of £35 (2 Senior members at £15 + 1 Junior member at £5).

Club membership fees are calculated in the same way as the British Orienteering fees i.e. the sum of the parts - £10 per Senior, Juniors free.

Membership runs from the 1st January to the 31st December each year. New members joining after 1st November will receive membership until 31st December of the following year, i.e. you get two free months.

How to join

To join Manchester & District Orienteering Club you can either:

Follow this link to British Orienteering - Join MDOC, select the appropriate membership grade and follow the instructions to join online


Contact the Membership Secretary.

If you need any help with your application or you have any other questions about getting involved please contact our Membership Secretary .

MDOC member benefits include:

  • MDOC members receive an EXCLUSIVE £1 discount per person at ALL MDOC local events* from 1 Jan 2024.  A potential saving of up to £20-£30 per person per year.

    *This includes Saturday morning events, Night Street League events, and Spunch events. Typically about 30 such local events per year.

  • A FREE starter pack of 6 printed waterproof maps of local permanent (anytime) orienteering courses posted to you as soon as you access to more....
  • FREE copies of both waterproof printed maps and PDFs of up to 50 other local areas where there are permanent (anytime) orienteering courses for you and your friends and families to enjoy at your leisure.  Including such areas as Lyme Park, Alderley Edge, Sale Water Park, Bramhall Park along with many other beautiful Countryside Parks, Woodlands and formal parklands to explore at a time to suit you.  A great opportunity for a run or walk in a new place, and at a huge saving in price for MDOC members.
  • FREE entry to team events when representing the club (Relay Events and and the annual UK-wide Club Cup competition)
  • Access to the MDOC members-only Email, Facebook, Strava & WhatsApp groups
  • Free navigation & technique coaching at MDOC events and dedicated training / coaching sessions
  • Free access to training in Course Planning, Mapping, Event Organisation, Event Safety, First Aid and Coaching courses (OCAD / OOMapper, Condes/PurplePen, MapRun, Si Timing & Results etc.)
  • Opportunity for juniors to progress into regional & national talent squads & teams
  • Opportunity to attend members-only Club nights, training sessions, and social events
  • Opportunity to join MDOC trips, weekends away and multi-day events held throughout the UK & Europe. Many of our members attend regular events in the Lake District, Wales, Scotland and overseas. The @MDOChub gazebo provides a social hub (and shelter!) for club members at bigger gatherings.

In addition, as a member of the national federation (British Orienteering) you also get the following benefits:

  • Opportunity to compete at the member-only British Championship events (Classic, Middle, Sprint, Relays, JK)

  • Inclusion in national ranking lists (age 16+) and other national leagues

  • Discounts on entry fees at some larger events

  • Discounts at various retailers

  • Access to a 'Navigational Challenge' and 'Racing Challenge' Incentive Scheme

  • Public Liability Insurance when participating in events and activities registered with British Orienteering
  • Papers and vote at the British Orienteering AGM
  • Access to a members only section of the British Orienteering website

Renewing your membership

Towards the end of each year you will receive a renewal notice from British Orienteering for subsequent year’s membership. 

Details of how to renew can be found on the British Orienteering - Renew your membership page. You can also opt to pay by Direct Debit.

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