Welcome to Octavian Droobers

The Droobers, Octavian Droobers or OD as they are known are the local orienteering club for Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull in the West Midlands, UK.

  • Unlike most sports clubs we do not have a fixed weekly meeting point, but instead organise events on a regular basis around the area. See the Events page for details.
  • Walkers, joggers and runners of all ages 5 - 85 years are invited to explore our local woods and parks. We offer help and guidance on how to read maps and use a compass and electronic timer for newcomers at each event.
  • To see a short video explaining what the sport involves, have a look at the Beginners page.
  • For further information about the club please call 01926 632189 or email
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Orienteering - The adventure sport for all.





Latest Club News


Octavian Droobers Junior Team held off a strong challenge from Walton Chasers to triumph at the Yvette Baker first round of the national interclub Trophy competition. Several newcomers joined the team and the terrain at Ercall, Shropshire, proved very tricky for some running through the hilly wooded area.

The 28 club members scored 895 points accumulated from the top 10 club members:  Harrison McCartney M16 scored 100 points coming first in 35.23mins on the Green 3.6k boys course, Nathan Lawson M18 was 2nd scoring 99 and Thomas Lea M18 3rd with 98 points. Rachel Emmerson W18 was the winner on the girls green 3.6k course taking 64.24mins and also scored 100 points. On the Light Green boys course Sam Leadley M14 came 2nd with 99 points and on the Light Green 3.1k Girls course Ella-Rose McCartney W14 scored 100 points coming in 65.09mins in 1st place Rhiannon Cope W16 scored 99 points in second place. Callum Pearman M14 was first on the 2.6k Orange course taking 40.07mins and scored 100 points as did Oliver Lunn M12 on the 2.1k Yellow Course taking 17.50mins.




15th April 2014