Scottish Team preparation for the World Schools Champs
The Orienteering Foundation also made a grant to the Scottish Team in relation to the World Schools Championships. However this was to enhance the overall experience by getting the whole team together for a weekend prior to the competition. The nature of the championships is such that teams comprise athletes selected from leading schools in each class, as well as a diverse set of individuals in a ‘select’ team.
The pre-competition weekend provided an excellent opportunity to
- allow all the team to get to know each other
- establish a good working relationship between all the athletes and the coaching team
- do some final orienteering training
- give out and discuss final event details, and prepare the juniors for the trip abroad.