The 2021 Interland Cup international with Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and NE France is to be held in Belgium on 28th February 2021.

Given the current circumstances and the limitations put on sporting gatherings by Government Regulations the Selectors are unable to name specific selection races and are therefore forced to use ‘all known form’ for these selections.

The Selectors will therefore be focusing on the results in National and Major events (also known as Level B and Level A events).

In keeping with the objectives of the England Selectors to use this competition to provide experience, the Junior Selectors will not consider members of the Great Britain 2020-21 World Class Squad or of the Great Britain 2020-21 Talent Squad (as listed on the British Orienteering web site in the autumn of 2020).

The Junior selectors have been asked to select 3 M/W14, 3 M/W16 and 1 M/W18.
The selectors will not include juniors in ‘bottom year’ M/W14 i.e. born in 2008.
Juniors who wish to be considered for selection should run the course corresponding to their age class in 2021.

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

M14/W14 Light Green
W16 Green
M16 Blue
W18 Short Blue (If Short Blue is not available run Blue)
M18 Short Brown (If Short Brown is not available run Brown)

Illness or Injury;
All cases of illness or injury which may affect an athlete’s ability to compete fully or at all in one of the above selection races should be notified in writing to the Selectors prior to the running of that race, clearly explaining why.

Please note that this policy may well be amended as circumstances dictate.

England Junior Selectors;
Keith Marsden (SEOA) Caroline Louth (EAOA) Tim Tett (YHOA)