Discussion between ONZ High Performance and the Junior Selection Panel regarding the above has taken place. It has been agreed that those school age athletes who, after a rigorous process of 5 trial races, have been selected for the 2022 Junior World Orienteering Championships have already demonstrated known form regarding selection for the Southern Cross Challenge to be run against Australian State teams in late September. That being the case, those school age athletes, including the named reserves, selected for JWOC are exempt from the Southern Cross selection requirement to run Senior Boys/Girls A at the upcoming Queen’s Birthday events. Preparation for JWOC will be best served by their competing in, at least, M/W20E.
Malcolm Ingham, ONZ High Performance