The Junior World Orienteering Championships 2023 will be held in Baia Mare, Romania from 1-9 July 2023. JWOC will consist of individual sprint, middle, and long distance races, a sprint relay and a forest relay.
As per the Orienteering NZ G1 Selection Policy the 2023 JWOC team will be selected primarily on the basis of 2 sets of trials
- sprint distance, middle distance and long distance – 18/19 March, Canterbury
- sprint distance, middle distance and long distance – 7-9 April, Hawkes Bay (ONZ Champs)
Previous performance at JWOC and/or comparable events may also be taken into account.
All athletes interested in selection for the 2023 JWOC team shall notify their interest, year of birth, and cell phone number to the Convenor of Selectors Al Cory-Wright (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 15 January 2023.
All interested athletes will named as part of a JWOC2023 Training Squad. Kieran Woods has agreed to act as coach of this squad and to advise and help athletes in their preparation for trials and, ultimately, JWOC. Additional advice will be available from overseas advisor Florian Schneider.
Athletes will be expected to:
- have a structured training plan in place and to work with their individual coach/mentor and the squad coach 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.