Aspiring Triathlon athletes encouraged to apply for academy opportunity

Applications are now open for aspiring young triathlon athletes interested trailing for the Northern Inland Academy of Sport (NIAS) 2023-24 Triathlon Program.

By registering their interest online via athletes could take their first step to becoming the next Australian Triathlete, with NIAS providing the opportunity for athletes to move along the Triathlon New South Wales pathway.

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NIAS CEO, Shona Eichorn, said all interested athletes, showing any triathlon talent in cycling, swimming or running, are encouraged to register for the NIAS 2023-24 Program.

“We have incredible talent within the Northern Inland region and it’s important that we provide the opportunities and pathways for our young regional athletes to thrive and transition to higher levels of competition and performance,” Mrs Eichorn said.

“We strongly encourage all athletes, aged between 13 and 19 years, to apply. Selections will be conducted on the basis of times and results. Athlete applications will be assessed with successful athletes invited to the Program.”

The NIAS 2023-24 Triathlon Program will help athletes develop essential skills including their physical literacy and strong motor patterns, in line with athletes from the other NSW Regional Academies of Sport on the Triathlon NSW pathway.

“NIAS works in partnership with Triathlon NSW to offer a program where athletes can develop the necessary tactical, technical, physiological and psychological skill competencies to aid progression through to the National Athlete Pathway,” Mrs Eichorn said.

“The program will focus on skill development and sport enjoyment, with athletes provided the opportunity to take part in skills clinics and race camps, including the iconic 2023/24 Triathlon NSW/ACT Pathway Series, presented by Billigence.

“The successful NIAS squad will be led by our experienced and well-loved Head Coach, Nikki Western, who was recently awarded the Triathlon Australia Pathway Coach award at the Celebration of Champions, along with our brilliant Assistant Coach Sheena Carter.

“Both Coaches Nikki and Sheena are members of the Scone Triathlon Club and accredited Triathlon New South Wales coaches.”

All successful athletes will be invited to join the NIAS 2023-24 Triathlon squad, with the 2022-23 squad recently showed great talent at the 2023 Your Local Club Games in Wagga Wagga, where every athlete achieved a Personal Best during an intense competition.

NIAS 2022-23 Triathlon athlete Cody Uebergang from Delungra.