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Welcome to Octavian Droobers, celebrating 50 years! 1965 - 2015

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.



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Latest Club News

eXplorer Awards Scheme Update June 2016

Our new awards scheme has been running for two months now and is proving to be very popular with both new and experienced young orienteers.  It is great to see so many taking part in our local Wednesday evening events and our recent Yvette Baker Trophy heat at Pooley Fields.  Many have earned further points by entering West Midland league events and some at National events.  Remember, any orienteering event counts towards your next certificate.

Congratulations to everyone who has earned certificates over the past few weeks but a special mention to Florence, Tabitha, Lewis, Finley, Max, Tilly, Josie and Jacob who have successfully located 100 controls and earned their Forest certificate. 

Acorn (10 controls) Tree (25 controls) Wood (75 controls)
Seth Bryan Charlie Crinigan Jennifer Beattie Joe Quinney
John Cherry Shannon Holder Luke Cherry  
Bethan Dunn Aisha Jahangir Shane Creedon  
Charlie Glover Kishan Lodhia Darcy Dunn  
William Johnson Rosie McIlwee Chris Markham  
Seb MacGibbon Abdullah Nausaraka Peter Markham  
Marty O’Meara Naiya Patel Rupert Powell  
Mae Quinney Anoushka Rajinwale James Moffitt  
Esha Sahota Adam Tyas Beth Akinkoye  
Lucy Shaw Myles Shaw Bez Akinkowe  
    Hattie Sarkies  
    Rory Sarkies  

Copse (50 controls)

Forest (100 controls)

Thomas Chapple   Florence Lunn  
Eoin Hankinson   Tabitha Lunn  
David Knott   Finley Flippance  
Joe Quinney   Lewis Oxtoby  
Daniel Huggard   Max Straube-Roth  
Finn Williams-Stein   Tilly Flippance  
    Jacob Oxtoby  
  Josie Smart
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14th May 2016




Julie Emmerson 2016 British Champion

Julie Emmerson 2016 British Champion (Robert Lines Photography)




 After surviving the snow on Kilnsey Moor on Day 3, Easter Sunday, these three intrepid Droobers, Peter Carey, Sheila Carey and Barry Elkington, took their place on the podium gaining a 2nd place, on Day 4 at Storthes Hall near Huddersfield, in the Ultra Vets Relay.  




2nd in the Junior Relay Race at the JK2016 Easter International Orienteering Festival. 


Barry Elkington at Compass Sport Cup

Barry at the Compass Sport Cup March 2016




Finn Williams Stein St Augustines RC Kenilworth

Schools Champs runner


 Tabitha Lunn All Saints Primary School

 Schools Champs runner



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FOUND:  A set of (car?) keys found in an EMIT box. Contact Rob for their return.