Towards the end of August 2020 NWJS held its first training sessions after the Covid Lockdown had been lifted.
The North West Junior Squad exists to support Junior Orienteering in the North West Region.
Membership is by invitation to any promising and committed young people, aged from 12 to 18, who are members of one of the nine NWOA clubs.
There are 6 races that have been nominated as Selection races in 2020.
These are the British Championships (Long), JK (Sprint, Middle, Long) and Lakes Weekend Blakeholme (Middle) & Windemere (Sprint).
Athletes in NWJS have been encouraged to attend their local weekend ParkRun to test their fitness levels. Keeping fit is progressive and the 2019 Squad Standards document encourages everyone to attend a ParkRun at least every 3 months.
Each year the Junior Regional Orienteering Squads (JROS) organisation puts on 4 summer training camps.
The North West Junior Squad is re-formed 1st January each year. Juniors are judged on 3 measures throughout the year - Fitness, Attendance and Performance. An invitation to rejoin the squad is based on the juniors achievements against these three measures in the preceding 12 months.
The North West Junior Squad is formed 1st January each year. Juniors are judged on 3 measures throughout the year - Fitness, Attendance and Performance. An invitation to rejoin the squad is based on the juniors achievements against these three measures in the preceding 12 months.
Congratulations to Ellie Simmonds (LOC), Niamh Hunter (WCOC), Dylan Kenny (LOC), Joe Sunley (WCOC) & Charlie Rennie (WCOC) being named in the team for Interland Cup 2019.
December 8th & 9th saw NWJS meet for the final time in 2018.
Congratulations to Alastair Thomas on being selected for this years European Youth Orienteering Championships, which are being held in Banská Bystrica, Slovakia, 29th June – 2nd July 2017.
The 2017 New Member day was held on April 29th at Beacon Fell Country Park.
This year the junior squad again visited southern Norway for its bi-annual tour.
In August a group of 29 juniors and 10 adults travelled out to Fredrikstad in southern Norway for the bi-annual junior squad tour.
Performance standard is required to be achieved in three events within the Calendar year.
This years Junior Inter Regional Competition was hosted by ScotJOS near Aberdeen.
The start of 2016 has seen the squad come together for a fitness day in January and a weekend in the Lakes in February.