British Orienteering

2018/19 Talent Squad Announced

3 October 2018

British Orienteering is pleased to announce the Junior Talent Squad for 2019. 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
David Bunn
Matthew Gooch
Flurry Grierson
Stanley Heap
Joe Hudd
Peter Molloy
Frank Townley

Rachel Brown
Eilidh Campbell
Kirsty Campbell
Pippa Carcas
Evie Conway
Rachel Duckworth
Megan Keith
Anika Schwarze-Chintapatla
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.



Freddie Carcas
Zac Hudd
Tom Lines
Eddie Narbett
Daniel Spencer
Alastair Thomas
Finlay Todd

Fiona Bunn
Lucy Haines
Niamh Hunter
Grace Molloy
Laura King
Lindsay Robertson
Tara Schwarze-Chintapatla
Emma Wilson

Paul Murgatroyd, Head Coach for Talent, said

'I would like to congratulate all those who have been selected for the Talent squad, whether as debutants or 'veterans' returning for another season! This is as a result of their dedication and enthusiasm for the sport and the performance team look forward to working with the athletes in 2019. Last season saw some great achievements by this group, with two medals at EYOC and JWOC and a host of other top 20 performances. We hope that this will inspire this new squad to build on these foundations in 2019 and deliver some excellent results again in Belarus, Denmark and France."