The start of 2016 has seen the squad come together for a fitness day in January and a weekend in the Lakes in February.
The North West region is a federation of clubs who get together to agree activities of mutual benefit.
This spring has seen NWJS members attend a variety of competitions with no little success.
Athletes in NWJS have been encouraged to attend their local weekend ParkRun to test their fitness levels. Keeping fit is progressive and the 2016 Squad Standards document encourages everyone to attend a ParkRun at least every 3 months.
Each year the North West Junior Squad runs an "Open Day" where we invite any North West Junior orienteer between 2nd year M/W12s and M/W18s to attend the training to be assessed to see if they are suitable standard to join the squad. The minimum standard is proficient on Orange courses and starting to run Light Green courses at 2nd year 12 and above.