Why Join Yarra Valley Orienteering Club?

About Yarra Val­ley Ori­en­teer­ing Club

Margi 2016
Yarra Valley is the club with the striking black, red and yellow running top.  We are active in bush, mountain bike, sprint and park and street orienteering.  You can start from any age or fitness level.

We are a great club.  As well as enjoying the competition we also enjoy the socialising and camaraderie at events.  Our club has a wealth of expertise that new members can tap into to learn new navigation skills and improve existing ones.  We are proud of our club identity which is supported by a regular newsletter, our website, social events and coaching sessions.

We offer support to members (especially juniors) who are selected in representative teams.

The club is an incorporated association. To read the rules of the club (constitution), click here: Rules.

What the club does

Clubs are respon­si­ble for run­ning ori­en­teer­ing events which any­one can attend. By organ­is­ing and help­ing at events peo­ple become bet­ter ori­en­teers because they have to think about the ori­en­teer­ing chal­lenges as they set courses. Most of the club’s maps have been made by Alex Tarr, a found­ing mem­ber of the club. His maps are accu­rate and readable.

Why join the club?

  • As a club mem­ber you become part of a group of peo­ple (iden­ti­fied by their run­ning tops and the club ban­ner).
  • You will receive the club newslet­ter every two months. The newslet­ter has sto­ries about club mem­bers and some of the things they do, and tells you about future and past events as well as providing tips for improving orienteering skills.
  • You can join in club activ­i­ties such as social gath­er­ings and club meet­ings.
  • Depend­ing on your stage of ori­en­teer­ing there are oppor­tu­ni­ties to improve your skills – begin­ner coach­ing, coach­ing at an event or shad­ow­ing around a course, dis­cussing your course after the event
  • You will have oppor­tu­ni­ties to learn new skills from other club mem­bers such as course set­ting, organ­is­ing events and map mak­ing.
  • If you are a club mem­ber and are on the ros­ter at a club event, you do not have to pay an entry fee for that event
  • You will be able to run in a club team in the relays and the club will pay your entry fee.

How to join Yarra Val­ley Ori­en­teer­ing Club

 Yearly subscription to join YVOC (including membership of Orienteering Victoria):

$30 – for fam­ily or indi­vid­ual senior

$1 – for junior individual

You can also subscribe to the “Australian Orienteer” magazine, 4 issues per year, for $30

Click here for the: Yarra Valley Orienteering Club Membership Application

Membership applications can be made by completing the Application for Club Membership form or via the Eventor website.  Read the fol­low­ing doc­u­ment to find out how to join or renew membership via Eventor: YV-2016-membership-renewal

All new club mem­bers will auto­mat­i­cally become Casual mem­bers of Ori­en­teer­ing Vic­to­ria (the state asso­ci­a­tion). You will also receive the weekly O-News Bulletin by email.

Ori­en­teer­ing Vic­to­ria is the State Asso­ci­a­tion for all Vic­to­rian ori­en­teer­ing activ­i­ties. Local clubs are affil­i­ated to Ori­en­teer­ing Vic­to­ria.