An athlete development pathway can be found under permission forms & kit lists.

Junior Regional Orienteering Squad Tours.

The dates and qualification races will be announced in November/December of the previous year.

LAGGANLIA (2nd Year 14s & 1st Year 16s)

Lagganlia is a tour for which second year M/W14s are eligible. Generally held in the first week of the English School Holidays at Lagganlia (near Aviemore) Scotland. To be eligible for this you will need to have attained a championship standard at one or more of the Level A events whilst a M/W14. Level A events are the Regional Championships, JK days 2 & 3, British Long & Middle Championships. The Squad coordinator & coaches will put forward those who have the appropriate standards to be chosen for the tour by a panel of selectors.

DEESIDE (1st & 2nd Year 16s)

M/W16s are eligible for this tour. You will need to have attained championship standard at one of the Level A events whilst an M/W16. The athletes are selected by a panel of selectors to attend this tour.

STOCKHOLM TOUR (M/W17s & some top M/W16s)

This tour to Sweden is for 2nd year 16s and 1st year 18s. The selection criteria and selection races can be found at www.jros.org.uk. This tour requires athletes to travel independently to Sweden.

GOTHENBURG TOUR (M/W20s & top M/W18s)

The selection criteria and selection races can be found at https://www.jros.org.uk/. In addition athletes will need to apply to Mark Saunders for this tour. This tour requires the athletes to travel independently to Gothenburg.


We have had many juniors representing England over the years, many going on to represent Great Britain in later years.


The Junior Home Internationals are a competition between England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. Juniors from M/W14 upwards can be selected to represent England or any home nation for which they are eligible. It is usually held in the Autumn and is hosted by each nation in turn.


Interland is a competition where England competes against teams from Belgium, France and the Netherlands. It is usually in the Spring and is hosted by each country/region in turn.


To get selected for any of the above races, you will need to compete in the appropriate selection races.

England selection criteria can be found at www.orienteeringengland.org.uk.

Juniors eligible to represent any other nation should make contact with a coach or team manager of their nation to inform them of availability and to find out about the selection criteria.