Orienteering Programme for Juniors in Salisbury and SE Wiltshire                                                                                                        Programme

SARUM Juniors is a regular programme for children & young people from 5-18 years old. If you like exploring outdoors, walking or running, or looking at maps, this could be for you! The junior programme has three aims:

a) Help children get started with orienteering

b) Provide regular training & events to learn and improve

c) Make friends, socialise and have fun!

We think orienteering is brilliant fun, and you’ll meet other children who think so too! If you would like further information please contact club junior development officer at juniors@sarumo.org.uk.

What is Orienteering?

Orienteering is a sport involving running or jogging, with map-reading and navigation. It takes place in the countryside, local parks and sometimes urban areas. There are regular orienteering events at weekends. Take a look at this video, courtesy of British Orienteering: video

Junior After School Programme

The SARUM Junior group meets on Mondays after school during term-time in the Salisbury area for practice, training and practice. This is a great way to start orienteering with other juniors. The latest schedule is shown    SARUM Juniors Winter Schedule (2)

How do I get involved?

You can come along for a “taster” session on a Monday to check out if you might like orienteering. This can be any session during the year. Just send an email to juniors@sarumo.org.uk to let us know you will come along. To join the programme regularly, you should join SARUM orienteering club as a junior member. This can be done online via the Membership tab on the homepage.

How much does it cost and what do I need?

It costs around £5 per year to join as a junior member of SARUM. Then you can attend the weekly junior training, and also other orienteering events. Weekend events cost juniors approx £3-6 each to enter. To participate, you need training shoes, running top and tracksuit trousers or leggings to protect your legs. You will need a compass, but if you don’t have one, we can provide one for you to borrow. A copy of the SARUM junior safeguarding policy can be found here.

See the flyer here

Report on the first Junior Club session is here. Report and Gallery of photos from the second and third Junior Club sessions is here; session 4 is here, session 5 is here and six here; a video of shots from all the sessions is here – turn up the volume! Reports on sessions 7, 8 & 9 are here.