Final SHI 2009 Selections

The final selections for the England team taking part in this weekends Senior Home International can be found here.

The Selection Policy for the senior element of the team to represent England in Interland 2010 (7 March – Leopoldsburg, Belgium) is here

Ward JHI – England Team Managers Report

THE WARD JUNIOR HOME INTERNATIONAL 2009
Newborough, Wales, 4-6 September 2009.
England Team Manager’s Report
Summary
This year the Ward Junior Home International was hosted by Eryri Orienteers on Newborough, Anglesey. Pam Chamberlain organised an excellent weekend that was enjoyed by all competitors. Both competitions were held on Newborough Dunes.
The England team had two changes from that originally selected. Peter Bray was unable to compete due to being in New Zealand and Graham Hemingway was also selected for Scotland and chose to take up that option. As a result Jack Benham and Thomas Louth were promoted into the team.
Matthew Halliday and Rebecca Harding acted as team captains for the weekend.
England tied in first place with Scotland on the individual day and won the relay day ensuring overall victory.
Accommodation
Accommodation for all teams was at The Conway Centre, Llanfairpwll, Anglesey. Sleeping accommodation was in dormitories accommodating six team members. All meals were provided by the Conway Centre apart from Sunday lunch which was provided by Eryri Orienteers.
Travelling
All team members travelled to the event by minibus and car.
Prize Giving & Social
This was held at The Conway Centre along with a ceilidh.
Day 1 Individual
The results for the day are attached to this report. England won four of the age categories, Aidan Smith M14, Jonathan Crickmore M16, Charlotte Watson W16 and Mairead Rocke W18. The result could not have been closer with England and Scotland tying for first place with 72 points. The first two athletes from each country count in this part of the competition with points being allocated from 8 to the winner down to 1 for the eighth placed athlete.
Individual Team Results
Men Women Overall
England 38 34 72
Scotland 34 38 72
Wales 23 14 37
Ireland 13 21 34
Day 2 Relay
All eight English teams performed very well on the day with the men’s teams finishing first, third, fourth and seventh with the women finishing first, second, fourth and seventh. The first two team from each country count towards the team results with points decreasing from 16 to 2 in increments of 2.
Relay Team Results
Men Women Overall
England 28 30 58
Scotland 18 22 40
Wales 20 8 28
Ireland 6 12 18
Overall
Men Women Overall
England 66 64 130
Scotland 52 60 112
Wales 43 22 65
Ireland 19 33 52
Acknowledgements
Huge thanks are due to Pam Chamberlain and Eryri Orienteers for staging an excellent weekend.
My thanks also to Pauline Olivant, Nev Myers and Chris Branford, the England adults, for the help and support given to the team over the weekend.
Jeff Butt
England JHI Team Manager

THE WARD JUNIOR HOME INTERNATIONAL 2009

Newborough, Wales, 4-6 September 2009.

Summary

This year the Ward Junior Home International was hosted by Eryri Orienteers on Newborough, Anglesey. Pam Chamberlain organised an excellent weekend that was enjoyed by all competitors. Both competitions were held on Newborough Dunes.

The England team had two changes from that originally selected. Peter Bray was unable to compete due to being in New Zealand and Graham Hemingway was also selected for Scotland and chose to take up that option. As a result Jack Benham and Thomas Louth were promoted into the team.

Matthew Halliday and Rebecca Harding acted as team captains for the weekend.

England tied in first place with Scotland on the individual day and won the relay day ensuring overall victory.

Accommodation

Accommodation for all teams was at The Conway Centre, Llanfairpwll, Anglesey. Sleeping accommodation was in dormitories accommodating six team members. All meals were provided by the Conway Centre apart from Sunday lunch which was provided by Eryri Orienteers.

Travelling

All team members travelled to the event by minibus and car.

Prize Giving & Social

This was held at The Conway Centre along with a ceilidh.

Day 1 Individual

The results for the day are attached to this report. England won four of the age categories, Aidan Smith M14, Jonathan Crickmore M16, Charlotte Watson W16 and Mairead Rocke W18. The result could not have been closer with England and Scotland tying for first place with 72 points. The first two athletes from each country count in this part of the competition with points being allocated from 8 to the winner down to 1 for the eighth placed athlete.

Individual Team Results

Men Women Overall

England 38 34 72

Scotland 34 38 72

Wales 23 14 37

Ireland 13 21 34

Day 2 Relay

All eight English teams performed very well on the day with the men’s teams finishing first, third, fourth and seventh with the women finishing first, second, fourth and seventh. The first two team from each country count towards the team results with points decreasing from 16 to 2 in increments of 2.

Relay Team Results

Men Women Overall

England 28 30 58

Scotland 18 22 40

Wales 20 8 28

Ireland 6 12 18

Overall

Men Women Overall

England 66 64 130

Scotland 52 60 112

Wales 43 22 65

Ireland 19 33 52

Acknowledgements

Huge thanks are due to Pam Chamberlain and Eryri Orienteers for staging an excellent weekend.

My thanks also to Pauline Olivant, Nev Myers and Chris Branford, the England adults, for the help and support given to the team over the weekend.

Jeff Butt

England JHI Team Manager

Full team and Individual results can be found via the Eryri website, here

Nearly 150 photos from the weekend can be found on the Flickr website, here

Selection for the proposed International with Belgium, Germany, Holland etc (Interland 2010) to be held  in NE Belgium  on  7th March  2010 will be based on the following events;
Regional Events;
- South Central (SOC) Sunday 1st November  2009
-East Midlands (DVO) Sunday 15th November 2009
National Event;
- West Midlands (WCH) Sunday 13th December 2009
and all known form up until  the end of 2009.
It is anticipated that juniors wishing to be considered for selection will compete in 2 of the 3 races listed.
In keeping with the objectives of the England Selectors to use this competition to provide experience, it is unlikely that the Junior Selectors will consider members of the Great Britain Junior Performance Squad for selection, but will consider members of the Great Britain Start Squad.
It is likely that the composition of the Junior team will be 3 M/W14, 3 M/W16 and 1 M/W18.
It is unlikely that the selectors will consider juniors in ‘bottom year’ M/W14 ie born in 1997.
At all events Juniors should run the course corresponding to their age class in 2010.
For Regional events juniors will be expected to run the following ‘colour coded’ courses;
M14/W14 – Light Green
W16 – Green
M16 – Blue
W18 – Short Blue
M18 – Short Brown
At the National Event Juniors should run their 2010 age class.
England Junior Selectors
Keith Marsden (SEOA) Hilary Palmer (EMOA) Sarah Noot (YHOA)

Selection for the proposed International with Belgium, Germany, Holland etc (Interland 2010) to be held  in NE Belgium  on  7th March  2010 will be based on the following events;

Regional Events;

- South Central (SOC) Sunday 1st November  2009

-East Midlands (DVO) Sunday 15th November 2009

National Event;

- West Midlands (WCH) Sunday 13th December 2009

and all known form up until  the end of 2009.

It is anticipated that juniors wishing to be considered for selection will compete in 2 of the 3 races listed.

In keeping with the objectives of the England Selectors to use this competition to provide experience, it is unlikely that the Junior Selectors will consider members of the Great Britain Junior Performance Squad for selection, but will consider members of the Great Britain Start Squad.

It is likely that the composition of the Junior team will be 3 M/W14, 3 M/W16 and 1 M/W18.

It is unlikely that the selectors will consider juniors in ‘bottom year’ M/W14 ie born in 1997.

At all events Juniors should run the course corresponding to their age class in 2010.

For Regional events juniors will be expected to run the following ‘colour coded’ courses;

M14/W14 – Light Green

W16 – Green

M16 – Blue

W18 – Short Blue

M18 – Short Brown

At the National Event Juniors should run their 2010 age class.

England Junior Selectors

Keith Marsden (SEOA) Hilary Palmer (EMOA) Sarah Noot (YHOA)

England Vets Selection Policy for Interland 2010
Classes M/W40 –M/W65 will be selected considering the results of these events:
SOC: 1st Nov: November Classic
DVO: 15th Nov: Eyam
WCH: 13th Dec: Cannock Chase
plus  BOC2009 and JK2009
Those wishing to be considered should compete in at least one of the three autumn selection events. Very good results in two or three of these events will lead to selection; competitors who do not have such results will be judged on the basis of BOC2009 and JK2009 as well as their autumn results.
Orienteers who change age-class in 2010 may be chosen for their new age-class if the selectors are aware of the change, and if their results in their 2009 age-class are strong enough.
When events use Colour-coded courses, competitors are requested  to run as follows:
Brown: M40
Short Brown M45, M50
Blue Men M55, M60
Blue Women W40
(All three classes run Blue, if the course is not split)
Short Blue M65 W45, W50
Green W55, W60
Short Green W65
Vets who elect to run a longer course will have their results considered on a mins/k basis.
England Vets Selectors: Jackie Hallett (BOK), Tim Tett (SYO), Andy Hemsted (HOC, Chair).

Classes M/W40 –M/W65 will be selected considering the results of these events:

SOC: 1st Nov: November Classic

DVO: 15th Nov: Eyam

WCH: 13th Dec: Cannock Chase

plus  BOC2009 and JK2009

Those wishing to be considered should compete in at least one of the three autumn selection events. Very good results in two or three of these events will lead to selection; competitors who do not have such results will be judged on the basis of BOC2009 and JK2009 as well as their autumn results.

Orienteers who change age-class in 2010 may be chosen for their new age-class if the selectors are aware of the change, and if their results in their 2009 age-class are strong enough.

When events use Colour-coded courses, competitors are requested  to run as follows:

Brown: M40

Short Brown: M45, M50

Blue Men: M55, M60

Blue Women: W40

(All three classes run Blue, if the course is not split)

Short Blue: M65 W45, W50

Green: W55, W60

Short Green: W65

Vets who elect to run a longer course will have their results considered on a mins/k basis.

England Vets Selectors: Jackie Hallett (BOK), Tim Tett (SYO), Andy Hemsted (HOC, Chair).

England Vets Interland 2010 Selection Policy
The England Vets Selectors apologise for the late publication of the Interland 2010 Selection Policy. We have had several problems with obtaining permission to use our preferred events for selection, and these are still not completely resolved. We will publish the full policy as soon as possible, but we are not planning to use the results of any events in September or October.
Andy Hemsted (Chair, England Vets Selectors)

The England Vets Selectors apologise for the late publication of the Interland 2010 Selection Policy. We have had several problems with obtaining permission to use our preferred events for selection, and these are still not completely resolved. We will publish the full policy as soon as possible, but we are not planning to use the results of any events in September or October.

Andy Hemsted (Chair, England Vets Selectors)