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Tweet Monday 8th July 2019

South Yorkshire and Essex Stragglers juniors win at Yvette Baker Final

The Yvette Baker 2019 final took place last weekend at Sandringham Country Park in Norfolk. Sandringham is an excellent venue for junior orienteering, having hosted a number of club and schools competitions over the years. This year the weather cooperated with pleasant conditions – unlike the scorching temperatures at the final last year!

South Yorkshire Orienteers continued their recent strong junior performances, winning the Trophy for the third successive year.  Essex Stragglers won the Shield competition for clubs with fewer juniors. Five clubs entered the Shield this year, enabling more juniors to take part in this annual festival of junior orienteering.

Mole Valley is a great example of a club that pulled out all the stops to enter the Shield. They recruited their team, but with a few days to go, they were unsure they could make the journey! They needed an extra driver, and thankfully the last minute offer was secured from a willing parent.

Grateful thanks go to East Anglia Orienteering Association for organising this year's final. The Yvette Baker final next year will be held in the South West, organised by Bristol Orienteering Klub, on Sunday 5th July 2020.


Yvette Baker Final 2019 Results


1. South Yorkshire Orienteers    897 pts                                                                                                           
2. Southdowns Orienteers       880 pts
3. Happy Herts Orienteering Club     

862 pts


1. Essex Stragglers 499 pts
2. Pendle Forest Orienteers  497 pts
3. Harlequins Orienteering Club  488 pts


Essex Stragglers - Yvette Baker Shield 2019 Winners

Photo supplied by Sarah Mansel, Yvette Baker Coordinator.

South Yorkshire Orienteers Junior Squad - Yvette Baker Trophy 2019 Winners 

Photo supplied by South Yorkshire Orienteers.