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Orienteering Squads

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Generic information about Deeside

Location

The Deeside training camp is based at the Templar’s Park Scout Camp, Maryculter (http://www.templarspark.org.uk/ ). The site is only 8 miles from Aberdeen and is easily accessible from the A93.
The Deeside valley is rich in excellent orienteering areas such as Glen Feardar, Cambus O’May, Inchmarnoch, Creag Choinnich etc.

Accommodation

Accommodation is in two buildings, the George Smith centre and the White House. Both have a number of dormitories of various sizes and their own showers and toilets.
The tour chef prepares all the meals on site and specific dietary needs are catered for. Athletes will be expected to assist with minor chores during the camp.
The site is 45 acres in size so there is plenty of room for outdoor games.

Background

2013 was the first year that this site has been used for an extended tour, previously having been used by ScotJOS (The Scottish Junior Squad) for weekend trainings.
Although this is the first time that this location has been used for this tour similar tours have taken place since the late 1990’s based at Glenmore Lodge, Badaguish and Lagganlia.
The move to Maryculter has been largely prompted by restricted land access caused by the presence of capercaillie and WOC 2015 in the Spey valley.

Terrain

As indicated above there are many top class orienteering areas along the A93 from Braemar in the east to Aberdeen in the west. In addition to those mentioned above there are the areas of Bogendreip, Glen Dye, Scolty and Allt Cailleach all within easy reach of the centre.
These areas present different orienteering tests to the terrain in the Spey Valley and are seen as a suitable progression for the juniors.

Attendees

The camp is aimed at M/W15’s who have achieved the required standard in the nominated selection races (See Deeside Selection criteria). It is expected that up to 16 M/W15’s will attend
In support of the camp there is a Tour Manager (TM) who has responsibility for such things as travel, accommodation, food etc.
The TM is supported by a chef and a Lead Coach. The Lead Coach has a team of up to 8 coaches, providing an ample coach: athlete ratio.

Selections

Libby Barber LEI
Ffion Bricknell SAX
Sam Crawshaw SYO
Fiona Eades INT
Will Garnett SYO
Florence Lunn OD
Alex Matthew SROC
Max Mobus SYO
Matthew Morris SYO
Oscar Shepherd INVOC
Troy Southall SO
Barney Steventon-Barnes SUFFOC
Emma Crawford WCOC
Hannah Kingham MOR
Daisy May MacNamara AYROC
Ellie Mills-Hicks GO
Jonas Newey MAROC
Wilf Teasdale WCOC
William Thomas Devon

Selection Policy

Selection Addendum

We ask for nominations of athletes from Regions by 18th May 2020 on the form provided. This form to be submitted by the Regional Coordinator to the JROS Secretary (see below)

The selectors will at their discretion consider;

 -  previous performances in races covered by the 2019 selection policy and other major races up until the above nomination date. (For example; JIRC; Area Championships, Interland etc)

The selectors further request that Squad Coordinators, if they have more than one athlete being nominated from their Region, list their nominations in order.

Please note that athletes selected for the British Orienteering talent camp will not be considered for this camp.

If a further update to the policy is required, then this will be communicated as soon as feasible, in order to give athletes the best chance to plan and prepare.

Please note that no nominations received after 18th May 2020 will be considered.

Download a proforma for nominations here.

Nominations should be sent to;

Secretary to JROS; Steve Kimberley ()

Eligibility

The camp is for M/W16’s born in 2004 and M/W15s born in 2005

Numbers

The camp will be for around 18 athletes, the final number being determined by the Selectors and the Team Manager.

Criteria

Athletes wishing to be selected will have achieved the standards set out below in the following races;

British Long Distance Championships 2020, 21st March

JK Day 1 Sprint 2020, 10th April

JK Day 2 2020, 11th April

JK Day 3 2020, 12th April

Blakeholme Middle Distance 2020, 25th April

Windermere Sprint 2020, 26th April

Standard for selection

Athletes will be selected based upon their average percentage of time behind the winner. Their best three results will be considered.

The selectors may choose not to fill all available places.
Please note that any athlete may count ONLY one sprint race as one of their best three results.

The tour selectors

The tour athletes will be selected by Susan Marsden (Chair), Pauline Olivant and Sue Roome.

Illness or injury

All cases of illness or injury which may affect an athlete’s ability to compete in one or more of the above selection races should be notified in writing to the athletes Regional Squad coordinator prior to the running of that race, clearly explaining the reasons for their failure to compete. The Regional Squad Coordinator will make the Selectors aware of such notifications.

 

Please note that athletes selected for the British Orienteering talent camp will not be considered for this camp.