JWOC 2016 Selection Policy

The Junior World Orienteering Championships 2016 (JWOC) will take place in Switzerland this July.

Eligible for selection are M/W20s and 2nd year M/W18s (born 1996, 1997, 1998). In exceptional cases first year M/W18s (born 1999) may be selected.

The main selection events are as follows:

Selection Events
 Fri 25 March Sprint JK Leeds University – M/W 18/20E
 Sat 26 March Middle JK day 2 Wass Forest – M/W 18/20E
 Sun 27 March Long JK day 3 Kilnsey – M/W 18/20E
 Sun 17 Apr Long Leinster Championships, Carrick Mt., Co. Wicklow (classes tbc)
 Fri 29 April Sprint Irish Championships, Waterford IT – (classes tbc)
 Sat 30 April Middle Irish Championships, Coumshingaun, Co. Waterford – (classes tbc)
 Sun 1 May Long Irish Championships, Mahon Falls, Co. Waterford – (classes tbc)

There will be no automatic selection based on results. The selectors will also take into account athletes’ level of commitment as shown by

 Orienteering regularly and often
 Attending training camps/competitions
 Achieving and maintaining a high level of fitness
 Training with relevant non-orienteering sport clubs (eg hill-running, cross-country, athletics, etc.)
 Participating in relevant non-orienteering races.
 Maintaining an online training diary e.g. Attackpoint
 Responding promptly to emails, and communicating if unable to attend training or other squad events.


More details can be found in the full selection policy document available here: IOA Junior Selection Policy JWOC 2016

Orienteering in Ireland
Orienteering Ireland, Irish Sport HQ, Blanchardstown
D15 DY62, Ireland