Orienteering Australia is delighted to announce the athletes selected to represent Australia at the Junior World Orienteering Championships (JWOC) in Portugal from the 10th-16th July, 2022. The selected athletes will compete in 3 individual races (Sprint, Middle and Long distance) as well as the team relay competition.
“ We look forward to a return to JWOC with great optimism after a forced Covid break. The team is brimming with talent and new runners that will have a chance to demonstrate their talents on the world stage. The selection process was extremely close and of course some had to miss out, to those that did we trust they will continue to be part of the larger group moving forward and hopefully push on for future selection. 2022 is the first step back to normality with plenty more to come in the future” – JWOC Head Coach, Warren Key.
1st Reserve – Sophie Taverna
2nd Reserve – Milla Key
1st Reserve – Oscar Mella
2nd Reserve – Andrew Kerr
JWOC Head Coach: Warren Key
Assistant Coaches: Brett Weihart, Natasha Key
Orienteering Australia would like to wish all the athletes the very best of luck at the Championships. The team is provisional at this stage but will be finalised once athletes have formally accepted this offer of a place in the Australian Junior Team. Acceptance must occur no later than the 12th of May.
Chair of Selectors: Fredrik Johansson