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:
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