The West Midlands Junior Orienteering Squad exists to support junior orienteering in the West Midlands Region.
Membership is open to any promising and committed young person aged from 12 to 18 who is a committed orienteer, has attained their appropriately coloured West Midlands Orienteering Association Badge, is a members of one of the West Midlands Orienteering Association Clubs and regularly competes at West Midlands League Orienteering Events. Further information can be found under 'about'. It is up to the parents to contact the Squad via email ' wmjsquad at gmail. com'.
WEST MIDLANDS SQUAD NEWS
WMJS trainings are going to continue on Zoom in Spring 2021.
Plans for training days will be made, assuming they can be held within government guidelines.
Christmas training 12th December on Shoal Hill was a great success. Thanks to Mike and Neil for their planning and coaching.
JIRCs 2021 was held in September in the NE. A team of two juniors attended.
In-person WMJS training days were held in May, June and December. In addition, WMJS joined the East Mids squad for a training in October and the Orienteering Foundation training in the Lake District in November.
In order to reduce our costs we will fund raise at some events (cake stall usually).
Also the squad is registered to Easyfundraising. This is a site that donates money to the squad if you buy things through them. Please visit the site and register with them to help us raise funds for the squad. We continue to recieve money from Easyfundraising which helps keep us afloat along with the donation of £1000 from the WMOA.
NEXT FUNDRAISING EVENT
Nothing planned currently.
Fundraising has been severely limited by the covid-19 pandemic. We have not been able to hold cake sales at events nor hold the annual quiz.
WMJS trainings are going to continue on Zoom until we can meet in person again.
JIRCs unfortunately cancelled due to Covid-19.
Trainings are happening via Zoom.
Felix has been selected for the JROS tour to Stockholm and Holly S has been selected for the JROS tour to Deeside.
Florence and Tabitha are competing in the World Schools Orienteering Championships, in Estonia.
Harriet is doing her UKCC L2 coaching course, starting in March.
Kirsten has attended the British Orienteering coaching conference.
September 2019: Successful cake stall at the WM Relays evet
April 2019: Thanks to Barry Elkington, OD and Kenilworth Runners for the proceeds from the annual quiz, held on 6th April 2019.
March 2019: Successful cake stall at the CSC Heat at Bentley Wood on 17th March 2019.
Florence and Tabitha have been selected to represent England at the World Schools Championships 2019 in Estonia.
Kirsten Strain & Harriet Lawson will lead the WMJS training. Mel Elkington will continue to coordinate and support athletes with information on selection criteria etc.
Ellie & Alex M have been selected to represent England at Interland.
JROS Summer 2018 tours - Ellie was selected for Gothenburg. Florence & Holly were selected for Lagganlia.
Ellie was selected for the JHI England team. Holly was selected for the JHI Welsh team.