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Juniors

Hello! Welcome to the NEW Juniors’ section of the SYO website. It’s aimed at both newcomers and experienced juniors – you’re all part of the SYO Junior Squad.

The page is aimed at keeping you up to date with all the events, news and results from the SYO Juniors, as well as providing loads of practical information and tips – so it’s worth checking back every few weeks to see what’s new. Guide to the Junior Page

But if you’ve still got questions, then don’t worry – any orienteer (junior or adult) will be happy to help you at an event. Alternatively, you can always get in touch with some of the junior officials here. Also if you’d like to contribute to this page, or have any suggestions to do with the Junior Squad, I’d love to hear from you - please catch me at an event or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

So 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.

October's Junior of the Month...

Click the link below to see what they had to say, and to view all the past profiles...

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?

Photo Gallery

Lights, Camera, Action! Have a look at our Photo Albums from junior events - get an idea of what these events are like, or see what memories the pictures bring back for you. Say Cheeseeee...

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 for juniors (that aren't being organised by SYO):

DateEventVenue
Sun 21st Oct  CompassSport Cup - Final Haywood Warren
Sat 17th Nov World Schools Selection Race Tockholes
Sun 18th Nov British Schools Orienteering Champs Witton Park

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

JIRCs - The Result!

Written on Friday, 12 October 2018 07:55
Every year the 12 regional squads come together for the Junior Inter-Regional Championships. Teams consist of 24 runners from the M/W14, 16 & 18 age classes and are comprised of the best juniors from all over the UK. This year the JIRCs were held in Derbyshire over the weekend of…
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On your marks... Get set... BAKE!

Written on Tuesday, 09 October 2018 22:12
With Bake Off in full swing, the SYO juniors are joining in the action, and will be running a refreshment stall selling cakes and hot drinks this Saturday (13th October) at the Meersbrook Park event. The proceeds will go towards the SYO Junior Squad, helping to fund entries and travel…
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SYO Juniors Representing England this Weekend

Written on Friday, 05 October 2018 08:20
Some of our SYO Juniors have been selected to compete for England this weekend (6th/7th October) at the Junior Home Internationals (JHIs). England will be up against Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, to see which nation can take the JHI title at the end of the weekend. This year, the…
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