Junior Regional

Junior Regional
Orienteering Squads


Generic information about Gothenburg

Introduction and background

The ‘Gothenburg’ tour is unique in that its purpose is to teach those about to leave the ranks of junior orienteers, ie M/W20’s, how to plan and undertake their own training within a Scandinavian environment.

Such a tour was conceived specifically as a ‘self-help’ tour led by a Senior Coach experienced in training in Scandinavian terrain and familiar with a specific location or orienteering club.

This style of tour was initially suggested and led by Mark Saunders in 2012.
Because of his knowledge and experience of orienteering in the Gothenburg area the camp that year was based in that city.

The location of future camps will therefore be decided by the Coach who is leading the tour, their experience and contacts.


Accommodation is dependent upon the location but is likely to be in an Orienteering Club hut.
It is therefore likely that sleeping will be on a floor but that showers and toilets will be close by.
All food will be bought and prepared by the attendees and therefore athletes will be expected to assist with chores during the camp.

It is anticipated that every effort will be made to make use of public transport throughout the course of the camp.


The camp is aimed at M/W20’s, and if room permits some M/W18’s.
It is likely that the camp will take place in August and recognising that the athletes may wish to return home at various times, for example for ‘A’ level results, attendance at the camp will be flexible allowing athletes to join and leave the camp at various times other than the planned start and finish.


Isobel Howard EUOC
Laura Brown LOC
Alice Kemsley BASOC
Emily Gibbins AIRE
Emma Crawford WCOC
Daisy May McNamara AYROC
Fiona Eades INT
Emily Elms BOK
Amy Lee-Jones BOK

Adam Methven BKO
Jonas Newey MAROC
Ewan Bennett MAROC
Peter ScottL OC
Alex Matthew SROC
Tommy Heap SO
William Lake SBOC
Alastair McCartney CLYDE
Olmo Combley SYO

Selection Policy


The Camp is predominantly for M/W19s born in 2004 and M/W18s born in 2005.

Athletes who have previously attended the Gothenburg camp or equivalent (e.g. the 2021 “not Gothenburg camp”) are eligible to attend again on the proviso that they will be expected to significantly help with the planning of the training and logistics prior to the camp.

If British Orienteering hold a pre-JWOC camp in August it is not expected that any athletes who are selected for that will also be selected to attend this camp.


The camp will be for a maximum of 20 athletes


Athletes wishing to be selected will be ordered based on the average of the best three ranking scores that they achieved under the British Orienteering ranking scheme at the following races.

British Night Champs 2023 (18th February)

British Long Distance Champs 2023 (25th March)

JK Day 1 2023 (7th April)

JK Day 2 2023 (8th April)

JK Day 3 2023 (9th April)

Scotland SOL 3 (23rd April)

Selection process

Athletes should nominate themselves by writing to;

Mark Saunders by 31st May 2023.

The selector may choose not to fill all available places if there are insufficient qualified athletes.

The tour selector

The tour athletes will be selected by Mark Saunders (BOK and SWOC) and the selections will be reviewed by the Chairman of Selectors of Junior Regional Orienteering Squads (JROS).

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 athlete’s 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 Selector aware of such notifications prior to the race.