Archive of News and Information stored under the Juniors category.
Alex Wetherill, our Junior Team Captain, has been selected to run for England in the Interland International orienteering competition to be held in Ardennes in France, in March 2019.
Many thanks and congratulations to the WAOC Junior Team (and their parents) who travelled to Tankersley Wood in Barnsley at the weekend to take part in the first Daybreak Relay race in the 2018 Peter Palmer Competition for Junior Orienteers.
WAOC had four winners in the Essex and Suffolk Schools Orienteering League (ESSOL) for this academic year. Alex Darwin won the Year 3/4 Boys league, Hebe Darwin came 2nd in the Year 5/6 Girls, Jemima Borrill came 2nd in the Year 7/8 Girls and Daniel Hague came 2nd in the Year 9/10 Boys.
The PuntO is back this year - an evening orienteering in historic Cambridge based on punts moving along the River Cam. Click here for more details.
Huge congratulations and many thanks to all the Juniors who came to Danbury Park to run for WAOC in the Yvette Baker heat on Sunday 13th May.
Every member of the team completed their course so we had the maximum 9 scores possible from our team of 9. All the juniors put in impressive performances, there were some good solid runs from the more experienced juniors but also some excellent runs on the yellow course by the younger members of the team.
The East Anglia Junior Squad (EAJS) exists to develop the orienteering skills of committed East Anglian youngsters. The squad is open to those who have at least reached a good Orange standard. The squad's monthly training sessions are on a Saturday morning in different areas throughout East Anglia and there is usually an annual weekend away to find some hills.
Junior Regional Orienteering Squads (JROS) is the umbrella organisation for the 12 Regional Orienteering squads based on the British Orienteering Regions.
JROS was set up to further develop the junior orienteering talent which is nurtured by the Regional Squads.
WAOC offers a number of options for Juniors to progress.
Almost every event we run offers courses suitable for children and newcomers of all ages.
Training sessions for club juniors at a number of our events.
We also provide two junior training nights each term
Colour coded badges are intended to give Orienteers of all ages a target to aim for. This article explains more about the scheme and how to earn a badge.
WAOC has achieved Sport England Clubmark accreditation. Clubmark is the Sport England cross sport quality accreditation for clubs with junior sections. Clubmark accreditation is awarded to clubs that comply with minimum operating standards in four areas: