The Junior World Orienteering Championships 2021 are scheduled to be held in Kocaeli, Turkey from 11-16 July 2021. In the present environment of the Covid-19 pandemic, although New Zealand intends to compete in this event, at this stage participation remains uncertain. However, despite this uncertainty ONZ is continuing with a selection process.
All athletes interested in selection for the 2021 JWOC team shall notify their interest, year of birth, and cell phone number to the Convenor of Selectors Al Cory-Wright ([email protected]) by 28 February 2021.
As per the Orienteering NZ G1 Selection Policy the 2021 JWOC team will be selected on the basis of
- the 2021 Orienteering New Zealand Championships, 2-5 April 2021
- previous known form including performances at JWOC and other comparable international events
Athletes will be expected to:
- have a structured training plan in place by 31 January 2021, and to work with a suitable coach/mentor to follow this.
- demonstrate the technical ability and level of fitness required to finish in at least the top 50% of the field in at least one of the three individual races.