Youth League

Hertfordshire Youth Orienteering League for Schools and Youth Groups

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2023-24 season – Saturdays 10:00-12:00

The Youth League will return in October and as in previous years will be based on the Saturday Series events in October, November, December, February, and March. A provisional list of locations is below. For individuals the best 3 events will score and for organisations the best 4 events will score. Any junior competing at 3 or more events will be eligible for a competitor medal, with place medals also awarded.

From this season the Team size is being reduced from 10 to 4. Hopefully this will allow more schools and organisations to form full teams. Teams do not need to be centrally organised and as we now use SI entries, the entries are themselves best done by parents. Any group that is not an orienteering club may enter a team.

Any questions please contact Jacob Sharpe – Youth League coordinator

Preliminary Youth League Events

7th October 2023 Verulamium
4th November 2023 Stanborough
2nd December 2023 Fairlands Valley, Stevenage
3rd February 2024 Sherrardspark Wood, Welwyn Garden City
2nd March 2024 Mardley Heath, nr Welwyn

See Fixtures for full details of these events.    See News & Results for the latest league tables.

How it works

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Start anytime between 10:00 & 11:30.

Newcomer guidance at all events.

No special equipment needed.

Entry £2 for U18s, club members are free! Plus £1 to hire the timing chip
(and there are lots of other reasons to join HH)

There are courses for parents at all events. It’s a great family sport!

The league uses courses designed for age groups:

Year 3/4 1 – 1.5km 10 – 40 mins
Year 5 1 – 1.5km 10 – 40 mins
Year 6 1.5 – 2.5km 20 – 40 mins
Year 7/8 2.5 – 3.5km 30 – 60 mins
Year 9/10 2.5 – 3.5km 30 – 60 mins
Year 11/12/13 3 – 4km 30 – 70 mins

medals narrowMedals are awarded for participation and to the winners in each class.

Please see full details and rules of the league here…

For more information

Please contact Jacob Sharpe – Youth League coordinator