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.
The selection policies are now available for the 2017 training camps. See the individual camp entries for the full details.
Archive of past locations and results, including analysis of regional performance.
Updated in Nov 2016
The British Orienteering Athlete Support Fund has recently published its Grant Application Form for 2017.
The Athlete Support Fund is set up to provide financial support to athletes seeking to improve their orienteering by undertaking activities which are part of a training plan designed to raise the standard of their orienteering
Grants are normally only provided to applicants who are 18 or older.
Download the 2017 Grant Application form
The 2016 Ward Junior Home International was hosted by English Orienteering Council (EOC) and staged by NATO on 8-9th October.
The Individual Races were held on Simonside and the Relay on Slaley Hall.
In a close fought contest England managed to recapture the main trophies with wins on both days.
24th / 25th September 2016
These were held in Aberdeenshire.
The individuals were at Cambus O’May and organised by MAROC.
The Relay was at Forvie and organised by GRAMP.
What are the Objectives of JROS?
In common with the 12 Regional squads its objectives are;
- Talent identification, to select those juniors from the regions who are at a level to benefit from further training with like minded individuals and who have the potential to become outstanding orienteers
- Planning & organisation of a series of training camps which cater for the needs of these talented individuals and to develop all aspects of their orienteering skills; technical, physical, tactical and mental
- To use the training opportunities to enthuse the athletes with both a sense of fun & purpose by including a social aspect to build a supportive group identity
- Organisation of supporting coaches, travel, accommodation, funding, safety, parental communication, publicity etc. necessary for the safe and beneficial development of the athletes
- To work with like minded coaching colleagues for the mutual benefit and development of coaches
How does it seek to meet these objectives?
Since British Orienteering reduced the number of summer training camps for junior orienteers from 4/5 to just 1, JROS has sought to replace these camps and has increased the number they manage from one in 2010 to four in 2012 and has continued to organise and manage four since then.
JROS has, since 2009, also organised a weekend training weekend in the autumn for M/W16’s.
JROS also organised a Coaching Course for some of its volunteer helpers in 2015 and aims to hold further courses in the future.
‘Getting on tour’ was the most important achievement of the orienteering season when I was a junior. Yes it was nice to do well in events but the summer training tours were what counted.
Why? Quite simple really; it was history, tradition. There were so many stories about previous tours….and the great thing is, it was all true!
The travel, friends, maps, terrain, games, races.
2008, Men’s Relay World Champion
as quoted to The 'O' Foundation (2009)