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Australian Commonwealth Games Association backs Triathlon's NextGen


Australian Commonwealth Games Association backs Triathlon's NextGen

Six World Championship bound junior triathletes have been named in Australia’s NextGen AusComGames 2016 Squad, announced today by Triathlon Australia in conjunction with the Australian Commonwealth Games Association. 

 The athletes are: Men - Matthew Hauser (QLD), Liam McCoach (WA) and Kye Wylde (QLD) and women: Sophie Malowiecki (QLD), Jessica Claxton (WA) and Zoe Leahy (QLD). 

Next Gen 

Photo: Scottie T Photography

 The ACGA, great supporters of Triathlon Australia, has assisted with funding the team on its recent Asian tour which saw the young Aussies dominate competitions in Singapore and Japan ¬– the first stage of an outstanding international development opportunity. 

The funds will also assist the six-strong team for Stage Two of the program, that will see them represent Australia in next month’s ITU World Championships in Cozumel, Mexico.

Triathlon Australia’s National Manager, High Performance Pathway, Craig Redman knows how valuable the funding is to the sport’s young charges.

“On behalf of Triathlon Australia we thank the Commonwealth Games Association (ACGA) for their continued support of triathlon and our next generation of elite athletes,” Redman said.

“The assistance from the ACGA has been invaluable in supporting our young athletes and the support is having a significant impact. 

“Indeed, last year the athletes supported by the 2015 AJCGS program grant returned with some outstanding international results.

“All athletes will be outstanding prospects over the next four to eight years; indeed they are all extremely talented individuals that we believe will hold us in good stead moving forward.

“They have the potential to be selected in the 2018 and/or the 2022 Commonwealth Games Team.”

Claxton - McCoach 

Here is a look at the NextGen AusComGames 2016 Squad:

Matthew Hauser
Lives: Hervey Bay, QLD
Age: 18
Major achievements:
1st – 2016 OTU Oceania Junior Championships
1st – 2016 Australian Junior Triathlon Championships
1st – 2016 Australian Junior Triathlon Series
6th – 2015 ITU Junior World Triathlon Championships
 
Liam McCoach
Lives: Perth, WA
Age: 18            
Major achievements:
3rd– 2016 OTU Oceania Junior Championships
2nd – 2016 Australian Junior Triathlon Championships
2nd - 2016 Australian Junior Triathlon Series
 
Kye Wylde
Lives: Gold Coast, QLD
Age: 19
Major achievements:
4th - 2016 Australian Junior Triathlon Championships
3rd - 2016 Australian Junior Triathlon Series
 
Sophie Malowiecki
Lives: Brisbane QLD
Age: 17
Major achievements:
1st – 2016 Australian Junior Triathlon Championships
1st – 2016 Australian Junior Triathlon Series
 
Jessica Claxton
Lives: Perth, WA
Age: 17
Major achievements:
1st – 2016 OTU Oceania Junior Championships
2nd - 2016 Australian Junior Triathlon Series

Zoe Leahy
Lives: Goondiwindi, QLD
Age: 19
Major achievements: 
3rd - 2016 OTU Oceania Junior Championships
3rd - 2016 Australian Junior Triathlon Championships