Home Internationals

This page is hosted by British Orienteering on behalf of the four Home Nations.

England Website
Northern Ireland Website
Scotland Website
Wales Website

There are Home Internationals for Juniors, Seniors and Veterans. 

Ward Junior Home International (JHI) Rules
Senior Home International (SHI) Rules and Guidelines
Veteran Home International (VHI) Rules and Guidelines.

Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible to represent a country in a Home International (HI) a person must be a current British Orienteering member (or for Ireland team members, alternatively a member of IOA) and be:

  • Eligible by Birth.  Be born in that country OR
  • Eligible by Parentage.  Have a parent who was born in that country OR
  • Eligible by Residence.  Have established permanent residence in that country for at least one year.
  • AND, if M/W18 or younger has not represented another country that calendar year; if M/W20 or older, has not represented any other country in a nation v nation international in the previous two years (GBR and (for Irish runners only) Eire excepted)


  • Students are eligible by residence if they can prove a home base in that Country. Established eligibility is voided if another nation is represented.
  • Seniors and Veterans: Two fallow years e.g. Two missed Home Internationals. Juniors may only represent one Country in any calendar year.