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2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Team (Townsville)


Triathlon Australia Statement 23rd March 2020 -

2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Team Selection Policy and Selection Events Announcement

Australian age group athletes are aware we are in unprecedented times with the current world situation (Covid-19) and updates and event changes are happening rapidly. Triathlon Australia will be DELAYING  the announcement date of the 2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Team Selection Policy and the 2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Team Selection Events. Please keep any eye on the Triathlon Australia website for up to date information on this announcement. 2019-2020 Triathlon Australia members will receive direct correspondence via email in the Triathlon Australia newsletter (Tri Life) when the 2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Team Selection Policy and 2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Team Selection Events are announced.

2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Team


Due to the number of Australian athletes seeking selection for the 2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Team individual emails will not be responded to if the answer to this email is found on this information page. Please read the following information carefully as this will assist you with your individual 2021 Australian age group multisport team selection.

# Important Note Athletes Entering Selection Events in 2020/2021:  Due to the number of athletes racing for 2021 Australian Age Group Multisport team selection TA will not be correcting athletes selection points or awarding selection points post the selection event due to athletes incorrect race entry data. If you do not enter a current relevant TA membership number into your individual race entry at the nominated selection races you will NOT receive selection points for your selection race even if you are a current TA member. 

Athletes need to complete the following steps when entering all 2020/2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Team Selection Races:

Ensure that you enter your correct relevant TA membership number. You can check with your State of Territory Triathlon Association if you are unsure of your correct relevant TA membership number.
Ensure that you have triple checked the spelling of your name in your race entry. This name must match your current relevant TA membership name. Please do not enter Nick for Nicholas if your TA Membership profile is under Nicholas. You will not receive selection points if this information is incorrect.

Venue: Townsville, Australia
Date: 6th to the 15th of August 2021 
Official Website: Townsville Multisport World Championships
Event Schedule: Townsville Multisport World Championships Event Schedule

2021 International Triathlon Union Multisport Age Group World Championship Events: 

Sprint Distance Duathlon (Draft Legal) 7th August 2021
(5km run, 20km cycle, 2.5km run)
Standard Distance Duathlon 9th August 2021 (10km run, 40km cycle, 5km run)

Cross Triathlon 11th August 2021 (1.5km swim, 30km mountain bike ride, 8km run - final 2021 race distances to be confirmed)
Aquathlon 13th August 2021 (1km swim, 5km run - final 2021 race distances to be confirmed)
Aquabike 15th August 2021 (3km swim, 120km cycle - final 2021 race distances to be confirmed)
Long Distance Triathlon 15th August 2021 (3.km swim, 120km cycle, 30km run - final 2021 race distances to be confirmed)

Athletes must be 16 years old as of the 31st of December 2021 to compete in the following 2021 International Triathlon Union Multisport Age Group World Championship events:
* Sprint Distance Duathlon (Draft Legal)
* Aquathlon

Athletes must be 18 years old as of the 31st of December 2021 to compete in the following 2021 International Triathlon Union Multisport Age Group World Championship events:
Standard Distance Duathlon
* Cross Triathlon
* Aquabike
* Long Distance Triathlon

2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Team Selection Policy

2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Team Selection Policy includes the following events:

1. Sprint Distance Duathlon (Draft Legal)
2. Standard Distance Duathlon
3. Aquathlon
4. Cross Triathlon
5. Aquabike
6. Long Distance Triathlon

2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Team Selection Policy

Australian age group athletes are aware we are in unprecedented times with the current world situation (Covid-19) and updates and event changes are happening rapidly. Triathlon Australia will be DELAYING the announcement date of the 2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Team Selection Policy and the 2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Team Selection Events. Please keep any eye on the Triathlon Australia website for up to date information on this announcement. 2019-2020 Triathlon Australia members will receive direct correspondence via email when the 2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Team Selection Policy and 2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Team Selection Events are announced.

 Please DO NOT PRINT the 2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Team Selection Policy as this policy is subject to change throughout the 2020/2021 selection period. Changes will be noted on the final page/ last page of the selection policy.

Please READ the 2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Team Selection Policy. This policy outlines all the information you will need in regards to selection to the 2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Team.

If you are selected to compete on the Australian age group team in the 2021 ITU Age Group Sprint Distance Duathlon (DRAFT LEGAL) Championships you will need to meet specific ITU Bike Equipment Rules. Please read the ITU Competition rules page 32 to view the equipment rules.

2021 Australian Age Group Team Selection Appeal Process:

The 2021 Australian Age Group Selection Appeal Process will be published onto the Triathlon Australia website at the same time which the 2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Team Selection Policy is published onto the Triathlon Australia website.

2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Team Individual Selection Events

Australian age group athletes are aware we are in unprecedented times with the current world situation (Covid-19) and updates and event changes are happening rapidly. Triathlon Australia will be DELAYING the announcement date of the 2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Team Selection Policy and the 2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Team Selection Events. Please keep any eye on the Triathlon Australia website for up to date information on this announcement. 2019-2020 Triathlon Australia members will receive direct correspondence via email when the 2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Team Selection Policy and 2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Team Selection Events are announced.

2021 Team Application/ Expression of Interest FAQ

Applying for more than one event/ discipline: Athletes are able to compete in more than one event at the 2021 International Triathlon Union Age Group World Multisport Championships. If you would like to be selected in more than one event e.g the Sprint Distance Duathlon and Cross Triathlon events you will need to complete 2 separate 2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Team Applications. Due to the schedule of events in Townsville athletes are unable to compete in the aquabike and long distance triathlon events, these events are run together in one event.

When do I need to apply for the team: Triathlon Australia members can apply online for the 2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Team at any point during the selection period until the close of applications at 5pm AEDST on Tuesday the 30th March 2021. Triathlon Australia members do not need to complete an online team application before racing in a nominated selection event. All Triathlon Australia members (member as of midnight Thursday preceding the selection event) will be awarded selection points as noted in the criteria in the 2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Team Selection Policy regardless if they have applied for the 2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Team through the TA website. This allows Triathlon Australia members the opportunity to race throughout the season and see how they are performing in selection races before applying for the team.

NO LATE TEAM APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED: 2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Team Applications will NOT be accepted under any circumstances after 5pm AEDST on Tuesday the 30th of March 2021For 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. If you have not applied online by 5pm AEDST on Tuesday the 30th of March 2021 you will not be selected for the team under any circumstances. The closing deadline is noted in the 2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Team Selection Policy. For any doubt you must apply online by 5pm AEDST on Tuesday the 30th of March 2021 for each individual distance you would like to be selected for e.g one online application for sprint distance duathlon (draft legal) and then a second online separate application for standard distance duathlon.

Athletes will pay a $75.00 application fee per each individual distance when notifying Triathlon Australia of their Expression of Interest for 2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Team selection online. 
1. If an athlete is not selected onto the team $55.00 of their application fee will be refunded. 
2. If an athlete is selected onto the team and the athlete declines the position on the 2021 team no part of the application fee will be refunded. 
3. 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 2021 athlete contribution.

If an athlete is selected in 
4 race distances (ITU Multisport Legend) the ITU has mandated that these athletes complete a special medical form called the PPE. Information of this form can be located through this link

2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Team Expression of Interest - Team Application Links:

2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Team Applications DELAYED -
Triathlon Australia will be delaying the opening of the 2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Team Applications. 2019/2020 Triathlon Australia members will be notified via direct email through the Triathlon Australia newsletter (Tri Life) when the 2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Team applications open.

2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Team Applications will CLOSE promptly at 5pm AEDST on Tuesday the 30th of March 2021. 

2021 Team Selection FAQ

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 2021 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 2021 Australian age group team you must be an Australian citizen. Triathlon Australia will be verifying athletes citizenship 16 weeks before the 2021 ITU World Championship events. Triathlon Australia will not select permanent residents to the 2021 Australian age group team.

4. 2021 ITU Race Competition Rules stipulate that Triathlon Australia may nominate a maximum of 25 males and 25 females in each age group category of the 2021 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 2021 Australian age group multisport team under any circumstances. 2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Team Applications will CLOSE promptly at 5pm AEDST on Tuesday the 30th of March 2021.

6. The 2021 Australian Age Group Multisport team is self/ athlete funded. Athletes once selected to the 2021 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, team management fee and services. Athletes will be asked to purchase 2021 Australian age group team uniform. Travel and accommodation costs are to be met by each individual athlete. 

2020/2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Team Selection Points

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. If you do not enter a current relevant TA membership number into your individual race entry at the nominated selection races you will NOT receive selection points for your selection race even if you are a current TA member.

2. Athletes striving for 2021 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/ ELITE category.

3. The International Triathlon Union age group eligibility criteria for racing at the 2021 International Triathlon Union Age Group World Championships is determined based on an athlete’s age on the 31st of December 2021.  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 2020. Results from each nominated selection event will be converted to age as at 31 December 2021 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.

4. Athletes may be noted as NON Members in the selection point documents however they may actually be current TA Members. If your name is spelt incorrectly in your race entry or you have used a nickname which does not match your current TA membership in your race entry you will NOT BE awarded selection points even if you are a current TA member. Due to the number of athletes racing for 2021 multisport team selection we will not be correcting athletes selection points or awarding selection points post the event due to athletes incorrect race entry data. 

5. There may be a 
delay in posting the selection points after each event. Triathlon Australia must wait for the official race results to be sent by the race organiser, sometimes there is a delay in this information due to race day queries, disqualifications etc.

6. If you do not enter a current relevant TA membership number into your individual race entry at the nominated selection races you will NOT receive selection points for your race even if you are a current TA member.

2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Team Selection points will be published here when they become available.

Please note selection points will be subject to change throughout the 2020/2021 selection period.

2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Team Financial Obligations FAQ

Once an athlete is selected to compete on the 2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Team 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), team manager, team bike mechanic, team doctor, Australian team function, GST and Active network processing fee. The athlete contribution ranges from $600 to $1500 depending on the event entry fee set by each local organising committee. Athletes are given approximately 8 weeks to complete this payment to secure their 2021 Australian age group multisport team selection.

2. Athletes who compete in more than one event for example sprint distance duathlon and standard distance duathlon events 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 standard distance duathlon event entry fee.

3. 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.

4. Individual flights and accommodation. 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. 

5. Selected athletes must have a current Triathlon Australia Membership when competing at the 2021 ITU Age Group Multisport World Championships.


2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Team Announcement:

The preliminary Australian Age Group Multisport Team including any reserves will be announced and posted on the Triathlon Australia website by 5pm AEDST on Wednesday the 14th of April 2021. Triathlon Australia will individually email all Triathlon Australia members who have correctly applied for the 2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Team at this time to outline the preliminary team selections.

The final team including any reserves will be announced and posted on the TA website by 5pm AEDST on Wednesday the 28th of April 2021. Triathlon Australia will individually email all Triathlon Australia members who have correctly applied for the 2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Team at this time to outline the final team selections.

Why does TA publish a preliminary team and then a final team? Once TA announces the 2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Preliminary Team on Wednesday the 14th of April 2021 an Eligible Athlete who fails to be selected for the 2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Team pursuant to the process and criteria set out in the relevant Selection Policy may appeal against omission from the 2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Team as set out in the 2021 Australian Age Group World Championships Appeal Policy.