SWAT continues to fly

A beautiful crisp October day saw more keen youngsters from West area clubs gather for the second SWAT (Scottish West Area Team) training session at Kippen.

FVO hosted again with support from coaches from other clubs too. With over 30 youngsters again it was a busy day as first we worked out pacing then practised this including both finding and putting out controls.

Lunchtime was busy too with birthday cake for Lucy Hensman, who also helped organise some lunchtime activities along with Kirsty Flint. Thank you both! Then Roger introduced the idea of relays for those who had not taken part in one before. This included a quick look at the Junior World Orienteering Championships-winning team, including Grace Molloy and Megan Keith from Scotland.

We wrapped up with a mock relay (or at least a version of a relay)  with some mini mass starts to add to the excitement.  The team are ready now for the Inter-area champs in November!