Jens Waechter is Orienteering Ireland’s new high performance manager

Congratulations Jens Waechter, Orienteering Ireland’s new High Performance Manager.

Whilst Jens is German by birth, he also describes himself as being Irish by choice.

He been involved in club and elite sport from a young age. From the age of 15 he became a junior sports coach & instructor at club level for both gymnastics and downhill skiing/snowboarding with his German club.

He was also in the German federal talent group for orienteering at the age of 10, progressing to the German federal junior squad aged 12, where he remained until he was 17, winning multiple regional and national titles.

Jens has developed a passion for human performance, and guided our Irish juniors to the Junior World Orienteering Championships (JWOC) in 2022 through successfully coaching and training camps. 

Now Jens is very much looking forward to turning his focus and working with the Irish senior squad.

Jens Waechter is the new high performance director of Orienteering Ireland 2023

If you don’t see Jens orienteering, he may be planning his next ultra adventure either on foot or by bicycle.

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Orienteering Ireland, Irish Sport HQ, Blanchardstown
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