East Anglian Junior Squad
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.
Once selected to join EAJS, a Junior WAOC member is then able to run for East Anglia in the annual Junior Inter-Regional Championship (JIRC) In this competition the twelve regions of the United Kingdom compete against each other in an individual and a relay event. The top two runners from each region in the individual event and the top two boys and girls relay teams count towards a total score to determine the Regional Champions. The age groups are M/W14, M/W16 and M/W18.
The keenest youngsters who have achieved the necessary championship standard at a national or regional championship are put forward by the squad coach to go to national training camps. These are run each summer in Lagganlia (M/W14) and Deeside (M/W16).
If you are interested in attending EAJS squad training sessions please make contact with a club coach or development officer. Alternatively contact the squad coach directly.