JWOC 2021 – 5-10 September

JWOC – Intention Forms

Noting that the dates for JWOC have formally been changed to 5-10th September 2021 in Turkey we would like to ensure that all juniors eligible are given the opportunity to consider these new dates and revert with their interest in being considered for possible selection to an Irish team.  A new form has been created to gauge the interest and intent of junior athletes wishing to be selected for JWOC 2021.  Any eligible junior born in 2001/2002/2003 wishing to put themselves forward for selection must complete and submit his form by Friday, 4th June 2021.  

(Please pass this link on to anyone that might be interested)

https://forms.gle/W2XUS7xHfcu9gKwr6

Interested athletes should also familiarise themselves with the IOF COVID bulletin and understand what will be required of them.  We are currently waiting for  JWOC Bulletin 3 to be published.  

https://orienteering.sport/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/iof-covid-19-bulletin-10-feb-2021.pdf

The organisation of any selection races will require Sport Ireland approval due to the timing of any such races, as will sending a team to WOC due to international travel advice.  Our intention is to organise two selection races in July / August.  Eligible juniors are also able to take part in the races being organised as WOC selection races in order to gain valuable racing experience.  Only those juniors born in 2001, 2002 or 2003 are able to take part at this time due to guidance set out by Sport Ireland.  The WOC long selection race will take place on 30th May.  Details will be sent to those that have already declared intent – if you have not already declared intent for selection and are eligible to take part, please email for details (juniorrep@orienteering.ie)