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Who will be crowned the winners of the Yvette Baker Trophy Final 2018 ?

Sunday 1 July 2018

Premiere Junior Inter-Club competition for English and Welsh Orienteering Clubs.

This year’s 2018 Final is being hosted by Harlequins Orienteering Club (HOC) and is set to take place on Sunday 1 July in Arrow Valley Country Park.

With the atmosphere set to be vibrant, this junior only event has a different feel from all-age championships held in the year. The atmosphere is set to be noisy as enthusiastic juniors, parents and supporters cheer on their teammates.

The teams that have qualified for the 2018 Final next week are:
Bristol Orienteering Klub (BOK), Cleveland Orienteering Klub (CLOK), Derwent Valley Orienteers (DVO), Guildford Orienteers (GO), Humberside and Lincoln Orienteers (HALO), Leicestershire Orienteering Club (LEI), Octavian Droobers (OD), Southern Navigators (SN), Suffolk Orienteering Club (SUFFOC), South Yorkshire Orienteers (SYO), West Cumberland Orienteering Club (WCOC).


Organiser Penny Hemsted from Harlequins Orienteering Club (HOC), says: 
“I am looking forward immensely to a great competition where all young people involved can excel and aim to beat their previous best performances.  
In my view, taking part and enjoying the atmosphere is all part of the fun.
Fingers crossed for good weather to enhance the proceedings.
Thanks go to all our volunteer helpers and Team Managers who give up so much of their spare time to encourage and support the junior members of their clubs throughout the year. We are grateful also to Redditch and Bromsgrove Borough Council for making this event possible.”

















This club competition is named after Britain’s first World Orienteering Champion, Yvette Baker, who won Gold in the short distance event in Scotland in 1999. This competition is held annually for junior orienteers of all standards. The regional heats have seen clubs competing for entry into the National Final.

Sarah Mansell, Yvette Baker Trophy Co-ordinator, says:  
"The YBT is such an inclusive competition allowing juniors of all abilities to compete at their level. It is fantastic that we have 11 teams for a wide selection of clubs this year and I look forward to the competition developing and growing over the next few years to encourage more junior participation in the sport."









British Orienteering would like to thank the host Harlequins Orienteering Club and all the volunteers for all of their time and effort in making this junior competition happen. Wishing all the junior teams who have successfully qualified to compete in this year's Final a great, fun-filled and action-packed day of orienteering next weekend.


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