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Juniors


Happy New Year from SYO!

We hope you are ready and raring to go for another jam-packed year of orienteering - within South Yorkshire and beyond...!


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


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?

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. As a New Year special, we've taken a look back at all the successes of the SYO Junior Squad over the past 12 months...

SYO Junior Squad - 2019 Summary

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...

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...

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
Sat 22nd Feb British Night Champs Hambledon
Sun 15th Mar CompassSport Cup Heat Ogden Water
Sat 21st / Sun 22nd Mar British Long & Relay Weekend South East

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.

Continue reading Junior Events...

Junior News

New Year, New Age Classes

Written on Saturday, 04 January 2020 18:08
In orienteering, competitors are grouped into age classes, based on the year you were born, and your gender. This means that you are competing against other juniors of a similar age and ability. As a junior, you change age class every 2 years - so people talk about being in…
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Membership Renewals for 2020

Written on Monday, 30 December 2019 11:39
Thank you to all the Juniors who have already renewed their membership for 2020. If you haven't already done so, and would like to continue being part of SYO Junior Squad, please renew now, as your current membership will expire tomorrow...  (31st Dec)
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Christmas Decorations 2019 - huge support!

Written on Saturday, 21 December 2019 19:59
Massive thank you for the fantastic support we've had for our Christmas Decorations this year! We've raised just over £600 from all the UK sales, which is a fantastic amount, with 100% of this going towards subsiding junior entries and travel costs to competitions like the Yvette Baker and Peter…
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