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2019 Australian Age Group Multisport Team (Spain)


2019 INTERNATIONAL TRIATHLON UNION AGE GROUP WORLD MULTISPORT CHAMPIONSHIPS

Venue: Pontevedra, Spain

Date: 27th April to the 4th of May 2019 

Events: Aquathlon, Aquabike, Cross Triathlon, Duathlon (Sprint and Standard Distance) and Long Distance Triathlon

Official 2019 ITU Multisport Website: 2019 International Triathlon Union Multisport World Championships Pontevedra, Spain

Event Schedule (please note this may be subject to change by the official event organisers): 27th April - Sprint Distance Duathlon, 28th April - Standard Distance Duathlon, 30th April - Cross Triathlon, 2nd May - Aquathlon and 4th May - Long Distance Triathlon and Aquabike

Athletes must be 16 years old as of the 31st of December 2019 to compete in the sprint distance duathlon and aquathlon age group world championships.

Athletes must be 18 years old as of the 31st of December 2019 to compete in the standard distance duathlon, cross triathlon, aquabike and long distance triathlon age group world championships.

2019 Australian Age Group Multisport Team Selection Policies:

2019 Australian Age Group Multisport Team Selection Policy:

2019 Australian Age Group Multisport Team Team Selection Policy

2019 Australian Age Group Aquabike Team Selection Policy:

2019 Australian Age Group Aquabike Team Selection Policy

2019 Australian Age Group Team Appeal Process:

2019 Australian Age Group Team Appeal Process

2019 Australian Age Group Multisport Team Application (Expression of Interest for Team Selection):

2019 Australian Age Group Sprint Distance Duathlon Team Application: 2019 Australian Age Group Sprint Distance Duathlon Team Application  Applications close promptly at 9am AEST on Monday 21st January 2019.

2019 Australian Age Group Standard Distance Duathlon Team Application: 2019 Australian Age Group Standard Distance Duathlon Team Application  Applications close promptly at 9am AEST on Monday 21st January 2019.

2019 Australian Age Group Cross Triathlon Team Application: 2019 Australian Age Group Cross Triathlon Team Application  Applications close promptly at 9am AEST on Monday 21st January 2019.

2019 Australian Age Group Aquathlon Team Application: 2019 Australian Age Group Aquathlon Team Application  Applications close promptly at 9am AEST on Monday 21st January 2019.

2019 Australian Age Group Aquabike Team Application: 2019 Australian Age Group Aquabike Team Application  Applications close at 9am AEST on Monday 21st January 2019.

2019 Australian Age Group Long Distance Triathlon Team Application: 2019 Australian Age Group Long Distance Triathlon Team Application  Applications close at 9am AEST on Monday 21st January 2019.

2019 Australian Age Group Multisport Team Selection Important Facts

1. For selection points in an event to accumulate towards selection an athlete must hold a current relevant Triathlon Australia Membership as of midnight on the Thursday preceding the date of the relevant event.

2. Athletes striving for 2019 Australian age group team selection must not be the holder of a Triathlon Australia Professional License during the financial year in which the selection events conducted. Athletes must race in your designated age group category on race day at the nominated selection events. Athletes will not be awarded selection points when they race a nominated selection race in the OPEN category.

3. To be selected for the 2019 Australian age group team you must be an Australian citizen. Triathlon Australia will be verifying athletes citizenship 16 weeks before the 2019 ITU World Championship events. Triathlon Australia will not select permanent residents to the 2019 Australian age group team.

4. 2019 ITU Race Competition Rules stipulate that Triathlon Australia may nominate a maximum of 20 males and 20 females in each age group category of the 2019 International Triathlon Union Multisport World Championships.

5. Athletes must notify Triathlon Australia of their Expression of Interest for selection by applying on-line on the Triathlon Australia website, www.triathlon.org.au. For the avoidance of doubt, this includes: Australian athletes residing overseas who wish to be considered for selection, Athletes who wish to be considered for discretionary selection and Athletes who have gained automatic selection. No late applications will be accepted for the 2019 Australian age group multisport team. 2019 Australian Age Group Multisport Team Applications and 2019 Australian Age Group Aquabike Team Applications CLOSE promptly at 9am AEST Monday 21st January 2019.

6. Athletes will pay a $75.00 application fee when notifying Triathlon Australia of their Expression of Interest for selection online. If an athlete is not selected onto the team $55.00 of their application fee will be refunded. If an athlete is selected onto the team and the athlete declines the position on the 2019 team no part of the application fee will be refunded. If an athlete is selected onto the team and they accept their position on the team the $75.00 application fee will be deducted from the athletes overall 2019 athlete contribution.

7. The 2019 Australian age group multisport teams are self funded. Athletes once selected to the 2019 Australian age group team will be asked to confirm their position on the team by completing payment of an athlete contribution. This contribution is made up of the event entry fee, international travel insurance, team management fee and services. Athletes will be asked to purchase 2019 Australian age group team uniform. Travel and accommodation costs are to be met by each individual athlete. 

8. The International Triathlon Union age group eligibility criteria for racing at the 2019 International Triathlon Union Age Group World Championships is determined based on an athlete’s age on the 31st of December 2019.  This is important to remember as Australian athletes will compete in selection events under the Australian Competition Rules. Athletes will race selection races as your age at the 31st of December 2018. Results from each nominated selection event will be converted to age as at 31 December 2019 and selection points allocated in priority order per the official race finishing time. Athletes will not necessarily be awarded the same selection points as your race day finish in the selection event. Athletes selection points may differ than the race day finish due to athletes moving age group categories to meet the ITU age group eligibility.

9. Triathlon Australia urges athletes interested in being selected to the 2019 Australian age group multisport or triathlon teams to read the relevant 2019 Australian Age Group Team Selection Policy carefully. The relevant selection policy outlines everything you need to know in regards to selection.

WHAT ARE THE COSTS/ FINANCIAL COMMITMENT INVOLVED IN PARTICIPATING ON THE AUSTRALIAN AGE GROUP MULTISPORT TEAM?

Once an athlete is selected to compete on the 2019 Australian Age Group Multisport Team (Spain) the costs involved include:

1. Athletes will be asked to confirm their team selection by completing payment of an athlete contribution. The athlete contribution includes the event entry fee (this fee is paid directly to the local event organisers in Pontevedra), team manager, dependent on team numbers - team bike mechanic and team doctor, Australian team function, international travel insurance which will cover athletes for training and racing overseas, GST and Active network processing fee. Please note the services offered to each 2019 Australian age group team are dependent on the number of athletes selected to each team. The athlete contribution ranges from $600 to $1200 depending on the event entry fee set by each local organising committee (Pontevedra). Athletes are given approximately 8 weeks to complete this payment to secure their 2019 Australian age group multisport team selection.

2. Athletes will need to purchase an Australian age group multisport team official race uniform. The race uniform is approximately $160 to $200. Triathlon Australia does provide a large number of optional uniform items which athletes may purchase from the official uniform shop once selected to the team.

3. Individual flights and accommodation to Pontevedra, Spain. Triathlon Australia does work with a preferred travel supplier which athletes may use. Triathlon Australia nominates a Australian team age group hotel. The Triathlon Australia age group team support staff are based in this hotel throughout the event week. The Australian age group team function is normally held at this hotel during the competition week. Once we have confirmed our travel and accommodation packages we will place this information onto this webpage. Once selected athletes will be sent all relevant information regarding the travel packages.

4. Selected athletes must also have a current 2019/2010 Triathlon Australia Membership.

5. Athletes who compete in more than one event for example sprint distance duathlon and cross triathlon will only pay one TA athlete contribution. Athletes will pay the TA athlete contribution and then the event entry for the sprint distance duathlon and then the entry fee for the cross triathlon event entry fee.

WHEN WILL I FIND OUT IF I HAVE BEEN SELECTED TO THE 2019 AUSTRALIAN AGE GROUP MULTISPORT TEAM?

Athletes must apply for the 2019 Australian age group multisport team by 9am AEST Monday 21st January 2019. Athletes who would like to have the opportunity to be selected in multiple multisport events for example the sprint distance duathlon and the cross triathlon events must complete two individual team applications by the application deadline. Athletes will not be contacted by Triathlon Australia if they are eligible for the 2019 Australian age group multisport team, athletes must apply for the team by the nominated deadline to have the opportunity of being selected.

Eligible athletes (athletes who have completed 2019 Australian age group multisport team selection applications by the noted application deadline) will be contacted via email by 5pm AEST on Monday 28th January 2019. The preliminary 2019 Australian Age Group Multisport Team will also be placed onto this webpage by 5pm AEST Monday 28th January 2019.

Athletes selected to the 2019 Australian age group multisport team will be sent a number of selection documents on Monday the 11th February 2019. The documents will outline the 2019 Australian age group triathlon team athlete contribution, how to confirm your position on the team, information on how to order Australian age group team uniforms and travel and accommodation packages etc.