British Orienteering is pleased to announce the Junior Talent Squad for 2018. The squad will operate in two tiers and you can read more about this on the GB Programme page.
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.
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.
Paul Murgatroyd, Head Coach for Talent, said
'I would like to congratulate all those who have been selected for the squad, whether as newcomers or those returning for another season! This is a reflection of their commitment and dedication and the performance team look forward to working with the athletes in 2018. Following on from our most successful JWOC in Finland, in terms of results, this is an exciting time for the GB Team and we hope that this squad will build on this and grasp the opportunities that will be coming their way next season."