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Tweet Friday 4th October 2019

2019/20 Talent Squad Announced

British Orienteering is pleased to announce the Junior Talent Squad for 2020. The squad will operate again in two tiers and you can read more about this on the GB Programme page.

Tier 1

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.




Jim Bailey
Matthew Gooch
Flurry Grierson
Joe Hudd
Peter Molloy
Ewan Musgrave
Ben Squire
Euan Tryner

Rachel Brown
Pippa Carcas
Evie Conway
Rachel Duckworth
Megan Keith
Lizzie Stansfield
Alice Wilson

Tier 2

Includes primarily the 18-20 (University) age group and aims to continue the development of the older junior athletes in the 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.



David Bunn
Zac Hudd
Daniel Spencer
Alastair Thomas

Eilidh Campbell
Niamh Hunter
Grace Molloy
Anika Schwarze-Chintapatla
Tara Schwarze-Chintapatla

Paul Murgatroyd, Head Coach for Talent, said: 

"I would like to congratulate all those who have been selected for the Talent squad, whether as newcomers or 'veterans' returning for another season! Their dedication and commitment to their development is impressive and the performance team look forward to working with these athletes in 2020. Last season saw some outstanding achievements by this group, with six medals at JWOC and JEC and a host of other top 20 performances. We hope that this will inspire this new squad to build on these foundations in 2020 and deliver some excellent results again in Hungary, Turkey and Belgium."