On 27th November 2017 British Orienteering announced a squad of 24 athletes for 2018. New members are all from the Scottish Orienteering Association: Kirstin Maxwell of Roxburgh Reivers, and first-year seniors Jennifer Ricketts and Sasha Chepelin both of Edinburgh University.
The Squad's primary target is the World Championships. Membership of the squad does not offer any financial or service benefits.
Approximately one third of the athletes are based in Scotland, one third in England & Wales, and one third abroad. They represent 17 different UK clubs.
19 have previously run in a World Championships. They are (in order of first appearance):
and five are yet to run at WOC
3 from Forth Valley Orienteers,
and 1 from each of:
Five of the athletes run for Lillomarka - thanks to Matt Speake.