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Selection Notice – Junior World Orienteering Championships 2021
By Malcolm Ingham - Thu 24 Dec 2020 3:27pm

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 (alistaircorywright@gmail.com) by 28 February 2021.

Selection Criteria

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.

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