The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) is the major partner for Triathlon Australia and the sport of triathlon in Australia. The AIS provides significant fundin for the triathlon High Performance program. The AIS also provides dedicated funding to develop increased participation opportunities.
SCODY are the official partner for uniforms and clothing to the Australian Triathlon Team. SCODY supply all official 'Team' uniform and race suits for our Australian Age Group and Elite ITU World Championship teams.
High Sierra are an official partner of Triathlon Australia providing industry leading luggage products to assist high performance athletes with their extensive international and domestic to events. High Sierra is the premier designer and manufacturer of outdoor adventure gear, producing feature-rich and versatile designs.
V-Insurance Group are very proud to be the appointed Insurance broker for Triathlon Australia (TA). V Insurance Group are insurance brokers and risk managers specialising in Sports, Leisure, recreational and entertainment industries. V-Insurance are market leaders in their industry sector with clients based all around the globe. V- Insurance Group is a corporate authorised representative of International Broker, Willis.
Active Network are our technology partner, providing software services for online membership and event registration databases.
TrainingPeaks is the exclusive training software provider of Triathlon Australia, providing the complete web, mobile and desktop solution for enabling smart and effective endurance training. TrainingPeaks provide accounts to performance teams and discounts to members and affiliated coaches.
Headsweats are the official headwear partner for Triathlon in Australia. Headsweats products ensure comfort and sun protection for Technical Officials, Coaches, athletes and staff while they are out in the field. Everest Sports are the official distributor of the Headsweats products in Australia.
AMY GILLETT FOUNDATION
Triathlon Australia has further reinforced its commitment to ensuring triathlete safety, forming a new partnership with well-known national charity the Amy Gillett Foundation (AGF).
The AGF’s mission is to ensure safer bike riding in Australia, with a vision of zero bike rider fatalities. They work with Government, road authorities, corporate, motoring and cycling safety organisations and the public to bring about change with safety campaigns such as the well known ‘a metre matters’ and ‘It’s a two-way street’.
Triathlon Australia will work with the Foundation to actively promote its objectives to the triathlon community of Australia, including triathlon clubs, state and territory associations, at events and to individual members.
In addition, Triathlon Australia members will receive $10 off entry to Amy’s Gran Fondo 2015 - a 110kms scenic bike ride on the completely closed roads from Lorne, VIC in September each year.Improved bike rider safety would reduce senseless trauma in our society and help realise the health, economic, environmental and transport benefits that we know safer cycling delivers.
The Amy Gillett Foundation receives no ongoing government funding and relies on the generosity of the Australian community and corporate support to continue its important work.
Donations $2 and over are tax deductible.
JOHN MACLEAN FOUNDATION
Triathlon Australia has formed a new partnership with the John Maclean Foundation (JMF), a charity that aims to change the lives of young Australians who use wheelchairs through sport and fundraising opportunities.The Foundation’s mission is to inspire, motivate and enable kids in wheelchairs to chase their dreams, and this is put into practice with their flagship program – the JMF Kids4Kids.
The Kids4Kids program sees participating children complete the distance of an ironman triathlon, incorporating a healthy regime of swimming, cycling and running into their daily activity over a 4, 8 or 12 week period. The challenge can be done by all members of the family, individually or as part of a team. Participating children raise much needed funds that go towards the purchase of new wheelchairs, house modifications, surgery and medical assistance for kids who are more physically challenged.
JACKIE FAIRWEATHER RESEARCH FUND FOR SPORT AND MENTAL HEALTH
Sadly on 2 November 2014, the triathlon community suffered a great loss, that of Jackie Fairweather. She was an ITU World Champion, Triathlon Australia Hall of Fame inductee, board member, high performance manager, coach, event commentator and more importantly a supporter and friend of the sport.
The news of her passing shocked the sporting community, and served as a poignant reminder of the importance role that mental health plays in sport. As a mentor, Jackie provided support and motivation for countless athletes – particularly when things were not going so well for them. As a lasting legacy to Jackie’s life and incredible influence on triathlon, the Jackie Fairweather Research Fund has been established.
All funds raised will go towards research projects around depression and mental illness in sport, a topic of great increasing significance across Australian sport and worldwide.
INTERNATIONAL TRIATHLON UNION
The International Triathlon Union (ITU) is the international governing body for Triathlon, Duathlon, Aquathlon and multisport events. The ITU is responsible for sanctioning all world championships and world championships series, as well as anti-doping and enforcing by-laws and the constitution on national federations, such as Triathlon Australia. As the official National Federation representing Australia, Triathlon Australia is required to comply to the rules, regulations and by-laws of the ITU.
OCEANIA TRIATHLON UNION
The Oceanic Triathlon Union (OTU) is the continental federation representing the national federations located in Oceania, namely: Cook Islands Triathlon Federation, Fiji Triathlon Association, Guam Triathlon Federation, Norfolk Island Triathlon Federation, Palau Triathlon Federation, Papua New Guinea Triathlon Association, Tahiti Triathlon Association, Triathlon Australia, Triathlon New Zealand and Triathlon Solomon Islands.
The objectives of the OTU are to:
- Control, foster and promote participation in the sport of triathlon, duathlon and aquathlon in Oceania through the maintenance of friendly and loyal cooperation amongst its Members;
- Encourage inclusion of Oceania Region in international triathlon, duathlon and aquathlon;
- Encourage Members to host triathlon, duathlon and aquathlon events at all levels;
- Facilitate sports development in the region including coaching education, technical official’s education, event management, and governance; and
- Encourage the provision of appropriate facilities for participation in triathlon, duathlon and aquathlon.