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2021 Australian Age Group Triathlon Team (Bermuda)


2021 INTERNATIONAL TRIATHLON UNION AGE GROUP WORLD TRIATHLON CHAMPIONSHIPS

Venue: Bermuda
Date: TBC - The ITU has currently not released the date for this event.
Events: Sprint Distance Triathlon (Draft Legal) and Standard Distance Triathlon
Official Event Website: TBC

Athletes must be 16 years old as of the 31st of December 2021 to compete in the sprint distance triathlon (DRAFT LEGAL) age group world championships.

Athletes must be 18 years old as of the 31st of December 2021 to compete in the standard distance triathlon age group world championships.

Athletes are allowed to race in both the sprint distance triathlon (draft legal) and standard distance triathlon events in Bermuda. 

2021 Australian Age Group Triathlon Team Selection Policies:

2021 Australian Age Group Sprint Distance Triathlon Team (DRAFT LEGAL) Selection Policy:

The 2021 Australian Age Group Sprint Distance Triathlon Team (Draft Legal) Selection Policy will be published onto the TA website by 5pm AEST Wednesday the 1st of July 2020.

Please do not print the 2021 Australian Age Group Sprint Distance Triathlon Team (Draft Legal) Selection Policy as this policy is subject to change throughout the 2020/2021 selection period. Changes will be noted at the bottom of page 9 of the selection policy.

Please be aware that if you are selected to compete on the Australian age group team in the 2021 ITU Age Group Sprint Distance Triathlon (DRAFT LEGAL) 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 Standard Distance Triathlon (NON DRAFTING) Team Selection Policy:

The 2021 Australian Age Group Standard Distance Triathlon Team Selection Policy will be published onto the TA website by 5pm AEST Wednesday the 1st of July 2020.

Please do not print the 2021 Australian Age Group Standard Distance Triathlon Team Selection Policy as this policy is subject to change throughout the 2020/2021 selection period. Changes will be noted at the bottom of page 9 of the selection policy.

2021 Australian Age Group Selection Appeal Process:

The 2021 Australian Age Group Selection Appeal Process will be published onto the TA website by 5pm AEST Wednesday the 1st of July 2020.

2021 Australian Age Group Triathlon Team Application (Expression of Interest for Team Selection):

When do I need to apply for the team: Triathlon Australia members can apply online for the 2021 Australian Age Group Triathlon Team at any point during the selection period until the close of applications on the nominated deadline. 
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 Triathlon Team Selection Policies regardless if they have applied for the 2021 Australian Age Group Triathlon 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.

Athletes are allowed to race in 
both the sprint distance triathlon (draft legal) and standard distance triathlon events in Bermuda. Please note if you would like to have the opportunity to be selected in both events you must complete two separate 2021 Australian age group triathlon team applications. One application for the sprint distance triathlon team and one application for standard distance triathlon team.

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

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 Triathlon Team 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 2021 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 2021 athlete contribution.

2021 Australian Age Group Sprint Distance Triathlon (Draft Legal) Australian Team Application - Applications will open on Wednesday the 1st of July 2020.

2021 Australian Age Group Standard Distance Triathlon Australian Team Application - Applications will open on Wednesday the 1st of July 2020.

2021 Australian Age Group Triathlon 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 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 Age Group Triathlon Championships. Triathlon Australia will not select permanent residents to the 2021 Australian age group triathlon team.

4. 2021 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 2021 International Triathlon Union Triathlon 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 triathlon team under any circumstances. 

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

What are the financial costs involved when competing on the 2021 Australian Age group  Team:

Once an athlete is selected to compete on the 2021 Australian Age Group Triathlon Team (Bermuda) 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 Bermuda), team manager, team bike mechanic, team doctor, Australian team function, international travel insurance which will cover athletes for training and racing overseas, GST and Active network processing fee. The athlete contribution ranges from $600 to $1000 depending on the event entry fee set by each local organising committee (Bermuda). Athletes are given approximately 8 weeks to complete this payment to secure their 2021 Australian age group triathlon team selection.

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

3. Athletes will need to purchase an Australian age group triathlon 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 to Bermuda. 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.

5. Selected athletes must have a current 2021/2022 Triathlon Australia Membership.


Important Information 2021 Australian Age Group Triathlon 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. 

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.

2. 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.

3. 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 triathlon team selection we will not be correcting athletes selection points or awarding selection points post the event due to athletes incorrect race entry data.

It is each individual athletes responsibility when entering nominated 2021 Australian Age Group Triathlon Team selection races to:
* 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.

4. 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.

2021 Australian Age Group Triathlon Team Announcement:

The preliminary Australian Age Group Triathlon Team including any reserves will be announced and posted on the Triathlon Australia website by a nominated date (will be noted in the 2021 Australian Age Group Triathlon Team Selection Policies). Triathlon Australia will individually email all Triathlon Australia members who have correctly applied for the 2021 Australian Age Group Triathlon Team at this time to outline the selections.

The final team including any reserves will be announced and posted on the TA website by a further nominated date (will be noted in the 2021 Australian Age Group Triathlon Team Selection Policies). Triathlon Australia will individually email all Triathlon Australia members who have applied for the 2021 Australian Age Group Triathlon Team at this time to outline the selections.