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Junior World Orienteering Championships starts this weekend!

Many congratulations to the following athletes who have been selected to represent Great Britain in the Junior World Orienteering Championships which are being held in Kecskemet, Hungary, 9 - 14 July 2018.



Alex Carcas (EUOC/INT)

Matthew Fellbaum (EUOC)

Eddie Narbett (EUOC/BOK)

Aidan Rigby CUOC/CLOK)

Daniel Spencer (WCOC)

Alastair Thomas (WCOC)


Non-Travelling Reserve:

Freddie Carcas (LUOC/INT)

Fiona Bunn (CUOC/TVOC)

Niamh Hunter (WCOC)

Laura King (EUOC/AIRE)

Grace Molloy (FVO)

Chloe Potter (ShUOC/BOK)

Emma Wilson (EUOC/CLYDE)


Non-Travelling Reserve:

Eilidh Campbell (MAROC)

Junior World Orienteering Championships 2018 Programme

  • 08. 07. 2018
    SUNDAY:  Opening ceremony, Model event (sprint, long distance)
  • 09. 07. 2018
    MONDAY:  Long distance competition
  • 10. 07. 2018
    TUESDAY:  Sprint competiton
  • 11. 07. 2018
    WEDNESDAY:  Rest day, Model event (middle, relay), Excursion
  • 12. 07. 2018
    THURSDAY:  Middle distance qualification
  • 13. 07. 2018
    FRIDAY:  Middle distance final
  • 14. 07. 2018
    SATURDAY:  Relay, Closing ceremony

Paul Murgatroyd, Head Coach of the GB Junior team, says:  "The unique terrain and challenging climate will make for a very tough, but fascinating, JWOC. Team GB have prepared well, having been out twice so far to the training areas, once on the Pre-JWOC camp last August and the second time on a self-funded trip this March, so they are all trying to leave as little to chance as is possible. We arrived on Thursday afternoon and will spend the next few days re-acquainting ourselves with the model areas and also giving the athletes the chance to fine tune their techniques and race strategies ahead of the first race on Monday. There is a combination of experience within the team, with, for instance, Fiona Bunn in her fourth JWOC, hoping to build on her first ever top 20 at this level in the Long race last year, coupled with newcomers, such as Alastair Thomas, Daniel Spencer and Niamh Hunter, all fresh from their exertions at EYOC in Bulgaria. The final year juniors, including Matt Fellbaum, Alex Carcas, Aidan Rigby and Chloe Potter, will all be hoping to leave their mark on the JWOC record books!”


Full information can be found here.


British Orienteering would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all the athletes selected to represent Great Britain at the Junior World Orienteering Championships set to start shortly in Hungary. We wish the GB athletes all the very best with their final preparations as they set to compete at the 2018 Junior World Orienteering Championships.

9 - 14 July 2018