The South Central Orienteering Association represents the orienteering clubs in the south of England - our members run for clubs which mainly cover Hampshire, southern Wiltshire, Oxfordshire, South Buckinghamshire and Berkshire.

There is almost always an event in the region or close by on most weekends of the year. See our fixture list here, or see each club's own fixture list for details.

This web site aims at promoting regular information for members about orienteering in the region and provides information on the regular and occasional regional competitions.

SCOA pools the resources of the region’s clubs in order to provide coaching for juniors, training for officials, co‑ordinate fixtures, organise our largest events, and generally support orienteering within the region. More information about the services that SCOA provides to its members can be found by clicking here.

Recent SCOA News

The 2016 SCOA Championships will be held at SN’s event at Long Valley on 11 December 2016. SCOA members wishing to participate in the Championships must pre-enter and confirm their eligibility. Medals will be awarded for the first three positions in each A and Long class.

Emily Benham (WIM), formerly of Sarum OC, became World Champion today at the World Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships in Portugal.  Emily took the gold in the Sprint race in a time of 17:17, 2 seconds ahead of Marika Hara of Finland in second place and 42 seconds ahead of Henna Saarinen, also of Finland, in third place.

Emily started one minute after last year's winner, Martina Tichovska of the Czech Republic, but had her in sight almost continuosly from the fourth control, finally passing her on the sprint to the finish.  Although Marika Hara was 20 seconds ahead of Emily at... Read more...