There is talk about setting up a series of orienteering races aimed specifically at juniors (under 21s) for next year, like there used to be a few years ago. This will be a great opportunity for the juniors in the club to compete at big, dedicated events, which doesn't happen very often. Read on below and if you think it sounds good, please like the facebook page to show your support, and if you have experience of competing in previous Junior Cup series' then post any positive comments you may have. It will all help this showstopper become a reality for next year.
The Future Champions Cup as we once knew it is dead. First the final was removed from Junior World Champs (JWOC) selection, then it was moved into the Autumn, and now no one goes and no one cares.
We want to bring back it back to its former glory! We want to have a series of spring based competitions where junior orienteers are the focus. We want to have a showcase final that is used for JWOC selection.
The BOF Board believes a 10 month UK Orienteering League is the best way forward for juniors, seniors and masters. However, they are willing to consider ideas for other competitions from "groups of orienteers where they are expressing a perceived need from the orienteering community... this should include evidence of widespread consultation with this section of the orienteering population"
That is where you come in! Are you a current M/W18 or 20? Are you a former FCC runner, are you a future FCC runner? Are you the parent of a current or former FCC runner? Are you the coach of a current or former FCC runner? Are you someone who has no connections other than the wish to see an exciting competition that is not only the racing highlight of the season, but the social highlight as well?
If that sounds like you then I need your support. If you think that bringing back the FCC and reinstating a spring-based Junior Cup with a final, that includes JWOC selection,is a good idea then like this page.
If you want to give me some specific feedback then email me here, with the title "Bring back the FCC Junior Cup": firstname.lastname@example.org See more