Vision & Values

British Orienteering - Vision Values


We believe orienteering is the most rewarding adventure sport. It is a physical and mental challenge that takes us into beautiful landscapes and can be enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities.

With over 50 years of rich history, orienteering in the UK is a grassroots sport run by volunteers, with a strong club network and vibrant event calendar. We have also found success on the world stage most recently with multiple medals at the last Junior World championships.


Thriving Clubs for a New Generation


Clubs are the heart and soul of our sport. We will ensure they have the support to maintain, develop and grow. We will welcome a new generation of orienteers to an inclusive adventure sport in remarkable venues.

Read the Full Strategy here

Orienteering is for everyone!

Board Values

The British Orienteering Board of Directors work strategically and is responsible for ensuring British Orienteering delivers its strategic plans. Except for the Chief Executive, all Board members work on a voluntary basis and are non-executive.

  • British Orienteering and its Board believe in strong corporate governance. All Board Directors agree to and sign a Letter of Acceptance and a Code of Practice for Directors which set out the expectations that they act in the best interests of British Orienteering, and in a manner consistent with their legal duties. All Board Directors also provide a declaration of good character.
  • British Orienteering complies with the diversity requirements of the Code of Sports Governance and is actively working to foster all aspects of diversity within our leadership and decision making.
  • British Orienteering and its Board are committed to a minimum of 30% of each gender on the Board; and will demonstrate a strong and public commitment to moving towards achieving gender parity and greater diversity generally on the Board, including, but not limited to, Black, Asian, minority ethnic (BAME) diversity, transgender and disability.
  • In addition, the Board will take appropriate actions to support and maintain the aforementioned gender and diversity targets.

A Diversity Action Plan has been drafted to increase diversity and inclusiveness on the Board and across the decision-making infrastructures in orienteering. The draft plan is a working document that has been adopted by the Board in December 2017. Work to improve the plan will continue whilst it is being implemented.