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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.

Check out our feature on World Schools - more info just added!

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.

April's Team 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...

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...

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.

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...

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!

Fri 19th - Mon 22nd April 2019 JK Weekend South Central Region
Sun 28th Apr 2019 Yvette Baker Trophy - Heat Mausoleum Woods
Sat 4th - Mon 6th May 2019 British Champs Weekend Yorkshire (Bradford, Malham & Leeds)

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

Magnetic Fluctuation unsettles plans for JIRCs Relays 2019 at Tankersley (April Fools!)

Written on Tuesday, 02 April 2019 11:22
Preparations for the JIRCs relay at Tankersley on the 29th September are well underway, but have been thrown into turmoil this week after officials encountered a rarely-witnessed phenomenon. TankersIey is known for its infamous Bell Pits, but what is perhaps less well-known is that these were created as a result…
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Win for England at Interland - Report by Ryan

Written on Wednesday, 20 March 2019 09:36
At the end of last year I was selected as reserve for the England team for the Interland match on Sunday 10 March in France however unlike last time I soon received the call up to the full team; this was my first time running for England. Interland is a…
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Win for SYO at CSC Heat

Written on Tuesday, 19 March 2019 14:01
Over 100 members of the club travelled to Sherwood Pines near Mansfield to take part in the Compass Sport Cup Heat. Thankfully the day was mostly dry and sunny and, in contrast to last weekend, there was very little mud to be found anywhere. Conditions were quick and many members…
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