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British Orienteering Membership

British Orienteering has two membership categories:

  • Senior – any member aged 21 or older on 31 December of the membership year
  • Junior – any member aged 20 or younger on 31 December of the membership year

When joining British Orienteering you will become a member of an affiliated club ( i.e. LEI) and association (i.e. EMOA). The membership fee includes that for the appropriate club and association.

The membership year is the calendar year. You get two free months if you join on or after 1st November.

Member benefits

  • 3 LEI club newsletters – one of the top 10 in the country 2012, 2013, 2015 & 2017
  • Fortnightly Email newsletter
  • £1 voucher for every hire of equipment (dibber) to offset against future purchase
  • Free loan of compasses; thumb or baseplate style
  • Reduced entry fee for all relays when representing the club
  • Free dibber hire for juniors at the Yvette Baker Trophy events
  • Reduced prices on club racing tops- short or long sleeved
  • Club Fleece, personalised club hoodie and Training suit
  • Some financial support for adults attending out of Region events eg British Championships.

If you are a member of another club and just want to receive the award winning newsletter the subscription is £6. Please pay the Membership Secretary or Treasurer. If you join after June then your subscription covers the whole of the following year too.


From November 1st members you can join or renew your membership for 2022, the costs are £6 for a junior and £18 for a senior.  If you are a member of another club, you can subscribe to LEI News for £6.

If you were born in 1999 or before you are a senior.

The fee is made up of three elements

  • LEI Club Fee = NIL
  • EMOA Association Fee = £3 senior and £1 junior
  • British Orienteering Fee = £15 senior and £5 junior

Join On-line

New members should join on-line by following the membership link. Membership Link

  • In the Club drop down box Select LEI
  • Fill in your address and details for each member of the family.
  • Please enter an email address as this is used by the Club to send your EMEWS (the East Midlands Newsletter) and club notices.
  • If you would like to set up a renewal by direct debit then print the form from http://www.britishorienteering.org.uk/page/join_now

Other methods of joining

It’s possible to join by other methods but this has significant drawbacks and delays. To find out more use the
link http://www.britishorienteering.org.uk/page/join_now


To renew your membership visit http://www.britishorienteering.org.uk/page/renew_membership.

Club Clothing

The club has two styles of team tops and protective clothing. See Link to the Club Shop page.
You can run in any clothing but for the YBT National final we prefer all juniors to wear club tops. You might need to borrow one.

Dibber Voucher scheme

1_SI-CardsDibbers are available for hire at most events. Members can collect dibber hire stamps at LEI events and once they have bought a dibber from SPORTident, they get all the hire fees they paid reimbursed.  Ask at an event registration for a collector’s card to put your stickers on.  Then ask the Club Treasurer to give you a refund in exchange for the card.

Remember to add your dibber number to your personal details on the British Orienteering web site.

Loan Dibbers

The club can lend you comcards, which are a combined dibber and thumb compass to try before you buy.  The cards are normally available on club nights to try out at events.

Second level
Faster read and fast compass needle setting

Sport Ident Website has a full range of these cards which have different speeds of recording your times and different speeds for setting the needle in the compass.

Loan compasses

You can borrow a thumb compass from the club stock, ask the Development Co-ordinator. There are Left and Right hand models (right-handed people tend to use left-hand compasses), available:

(right hand)
Compass 3 compass 2
Old style
(right hand)
Moscow left and right hand
Compass 1 Moscow compass