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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

Ryton Pools , Junior Inter Regionals & Royal Wootton Bassett Urban

On Saturday at Ryton Pools Liam & Ellie Chapple organised a score event with 42 attending. Anne Straube won the event with a maximum score of 450 in a time of 34.59 minutes. Close behind her were Liz Phillips and David Oxtoby both with the maximum score . The highest scoring junior was Jacob Oxtoby with junior Cameron Williams Stein a close second. 

Flying off to Aberdeen on Saturday were 8 Droober juniors who along with other West Midland juniors had been selected to represent the West Midlands region in a two day competition against the other nine English regional teams, Wales and Scotland. The eight were Heather Rogers, Harrison McCartney, Sam Leadley, Alfie Bullus, Ollie Flippance, Ollie Lunn, Felix Lunn and making her debut at this level, Pippa Smart.  continued.....

26th Sept 2016



OD Juniors 3rd in the YBT National Finals 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.