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Juniors


We WON the Yvette Baker Trophy... making it a Hatrick! This is a fantastic achievement, and a testament to our junior development programme. Check out the Report and Trophy!


Welcome to the Juniors’ section of the SYO website!

It’s aimed at both newcomers and experienced juniors – you’re all part of the SYO Junior Squad.

Scroll down to discover more about the SYO Junior Squad - and I hope to see you at an event soon!

Dom Dakin, SYO Junior Website Editor


Trophy Cabinet

Discover the successes of SYO juniors this year in our Virtual Trophy Cabinet, as well those from years gone by in our Hall of Fame...

Junior of the Month

Helping you to get to know your team-mates better! Each month, we will ask one of our juniors a few questions, and post their responses here.

August's Junior of the Month...

To see what they had to say, and to view all the past profiles, click here...

Club Colours

From our tents to our tops, Black and Yellow is everywhere in SYO! Here you can discover the types of kit you can get, as well as how else we wear our famous colours...

Route to Success

Orienteering is an international sport, can take you all the way from Sheffield to Scotland, and on to Sweden. You can orienteer individually, for your club, region, or even for your country... the world really is your oyster!

Why not have a look at our progression guide to see where you can get to?

Other Useful Stuff

A great place for Junior Newcomers to start...

If you don't get age classes, don't know how to train, or you're not sure what to wear out in the forest, there's no need to panic - just click the link below, and you'll be an expert in no time! 

Who's Who

Let's help you put some names to faces for the adults that you'll often meet at our events and trainings. You can also contact some of them from here.

Junior Events

Here are the next few events of interest for juniors (that aren't being organised by SYO) - watch out for entry deadlines on the bigger events!

DateEventVenue
Fri 23rd - Mon 26th Aug  White Rose Weekend Scarborough
Sun 20th Oct CompassSport Cup - Final Pippingford Park
2020 dates coming soon...

Click on the link below for more details about these events, a longer list of upcoming events, as well as some other larger and fun events you might like to try.

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Junior News

YBT 2019 - The Report

Written on Friday, 26 July 2019 23:14
Yes, it’s that time of year again. When Juniors from England and Wales compete in this inter-club competition, giving them the opportunity to represent their club at a national level. The Yvette Baker, named after Britain’s first World Champion who won Gold in the Short Distance event in Scotland at…
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Orienteering in the News - Holiday Reading

Written on Monday, 22 July 2019 21:31
Whilst you enjoy a well-earned rest this holiday, don't forget to take us with you! Below is a fab list of holiday reading/watching/listening (compiled by Nick L) that should keep you entertained... The JOK Chasing Sprint, featured on BBC Scotland's The Adventure Show is an excellent attempt to make orienteering look…
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Yvette Baker 2019 - We made it a Hatrick!

Written on Monday, 08 July 2019 19:26
On Sunday 7th July our 50 strong team of juniors travelled to Sandringham, home of the Queen, to compete in the final of the 2019 Yvette Baker Trophy.  It was an early start from Sheffield but the coach made good time and by 10.30am the team were setting up camp in…
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