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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 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.

Christmas Features:

Even though it's winter, we've still got loads of things going on.... Open your very own O-advent calendar every day in December with Route to Christmas, and why not have a look at this month's Junior of the Month. There's some O-Christmas present ideas to save you panicking, and there's still a few Christmas Decorations left. Finally we've got our Junior Captain's Speech - a great summary of the fantastic year the SYO Junior Squad has had!

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

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.

December's Junior of the Month...

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

The Junior Captain's Speech

With us nearing the end of another year of orienteering, we thought it would be nice to look back at the successes this year has brought for the SYO Juniors. 

Here's a message from not quite the real Queen, but our 'Queen Bee', Jacky (SYO Junior Team Captain)...

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...

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.

Christmas Decorations ⛄⛄⛄

The SYO Elves have been busy: New for Christmas 2018, we have created our very own collection of Christmas Decorations, which will be sold in aid of the SYO Junior Squad. Click this link to find out more and view all the designs...

Junior Events

It's winter! So sadly there are no events of interest for juniors coming up until after the New Year, but of course there's still events being put on by SYO and all the local clubs - have a look here.

But you can still click on the link below to get ahead to see the events that are coming up early next year, along with a list of some other larger and fun events you might like to try (maybe start planning those summer orienteering holidays...)

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Junior News

Junior Team Captain's Speech

Written on Sunday, 16 December 2018 17:30
With us nearing the end of another year of orienteering, we thought it would be nice to look back at the successes this year has brought for the SYO Juniors. Click here to view the speech, as well as some 2019 Dates for your Diary...
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O-Christmas Present Ideas

Written on Wednesday, 05 December 2018 07:50
Need to fill up your Christmas List a bit more? Stuck for Christmas present ideas? Or unsure of what item you actually need to get? Heres a few ideas of what the orienteering fanatic might like for Christmas!
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Route to Christmas - your O Advent Calendar

Written on Tuesday, 27 November 2018 07:56
For those of you keen to keep your eye in with orienteering in the lead up to Christmas, then this online advent calendars for you!  Each day in December, World of O (a website all about international orienteering) will post a new leg in their New Section. It always features some…
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