British Orienteering operates a talent and performance pathway consisting of two squads the GB Senior International Squad and the GB Talent Squad. These are supported at a regional level by Junior Regional Squads, you can view the British Orienteering squad system here.
Athletes selected to the squad will be a senior in the following season and fulfil at least one of the criterion identified below:
Selected to represent GB at World Orienteering Championships or World Cups the past season
Two individual top 20s or one individual top 10 or one relay top 3 at the Junior World Championships in the last 3 years
Projected selection based on the results of the named races in the selection policy
Click on the photos below for more information on our GB Athletes.
Includes primarily the 18-20 (University) age group and aims to continue the development of the older junior athletes in their final stages of their junior careers before progressing into the senior ranks. The purpose of the squad is to move the athlete from the 'Training to Train' to the 'Training to Compete' phase of development.
Includes primarily the 15-18 (School) age group and aims firstly to identify and induct promising juniors into the Talent squad and then assist in progressing them from the 'Learning to Train' to the 'Training to Train' phase of development.