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2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Team - Almere, Netherlands


Name Change International Triathlon Union 6th October 2020: The International Triathlon Union has rebranded and will now be referred to as World Triathlon moving forward.

Triathlon Australia Statement: Triathlon Australia urges all age group athletes to read the below information carefully before considering 2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Team selection.

The 2021 World Triathlon Multisport World Championships are scheduled to occur in Almere the Netherlands from the 3rd of September until the 12th of September 2021. Due to the challenging and ever-changing global health pandemic this event may be postponed or cancelled at a later date. The Australian Government has a current ban on international travel for all Australian citizens and this ban may be in place for some time. Australian age group athletes may not be able to leave Australia to attend the 2021 World Triathlon Age Group Multisport Team World Championships due to Australian Government travel bans which may be in place for all Australian citizens at such time. Triathlon Australia urges all Australian age group athletes to consider the current global climate including health risks, potential event postponements/cancellations, Australian Government international travel bans when deciding to undertake potential selection for the 2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Team.

Athletes should also be aware that World Triathlon and or the local organising committees in Almere may require event participants to undertake pre-travel and pre-event health checks and to comply with health and safety directions at the event.

Triathlon Australia at its discretion may not select a 2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Team to attend the 2021 World Triathlon Age Group Multisport World Championships for reasons including but not limited to Australian Government international travel restrictions and health risks to athletes. Triathlon Australia shall not be responsible or liable in any way to anyone for any consequence of a decision not to select a 2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Team.

If an athlete does apply for the 2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Team and the 2021 World Triathlon Age Group Multisport World Championships is cancelled either by the local organising committee or World Triathlon the athlete will receive a refund of the full 2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Team Application fee $75.00 less the $3.75 active network processing fee. If Triathlon Australia at its discretion does not select a 2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Team, athletes who have applied for this team will be refunded their $75.00 per individual application fee to Triathlon Australia minus the Active Network online processing fee of $3.75.

2021 World Triathlon Multisport Age Group World Championships

Venue: Almere, Netherlands
Date: 3rd of September to the 12th of September 2021
2021 World Triathlon Multisport World Championships Official Event Website: 
 https://almere.triathlon.org/

Sprint Distance Duathlon (Draft Legal) (5km run, 20km cycle, 2.5km run) - Saturday 4th September 2021
Standard Distance Duathlon (10km run, 40km cycle, 5km run) - Sunday 5th September 2021
Cross Triathlon (1.5km swim, 30km mountain bike ride, 8km) - Tuesday 7th September 2021
Aquathlon (1km swim, 5km run) - Thursday 9th September 2021
Aquabike (3km swim, 120km cycle) - Saturday 11th September 2021
Long Distance Triathlon (3.km swim, 120km cycle, 30km run) - Saturday 11th September 2021

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

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

2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Team Selection Policy and Appeal 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

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. The 2022 Australian Age Group Multisport Team Selection Policy details the process and criteria by which Triathlon Australia will select its 2022 Australian Age Group Multisport Team.

Note to athletes who may be selected into the 2021 Australian Age Group Sprint Distance Duathlon (Draft Legal) Team: If you are selected to compete on the Australian Age Group Multisport Team in the 2021 World Triathlon Age Group Sprint Distance Duathlon (DRAFT LEGAL) Championships, you will need to meet specific World Triathlon Bike Equipment Rules. Please read the World Triathlon Competition rules page 34 to view the equipment rules.

2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Team Selection Policy

The 2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Team Selection Appeal Policy outlines specifically how Australian age group multisport athletes may appeal there individual non selection to the 2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Team.

2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Team Appeal Policy

2020 Australian Age Group Multisport Team Applicants:
2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Team Selection Policy Clause G.2.a notes - 
Confirmed application received by Triathlon Australia for the 2020 Australian Age Group Multisport Team. 2020 Australian Age Group Multisport Team Applicants will only be able to validate a potential automatic selection in the individual distance which they had applied for the 2020 Australian Age Group Multisport Team for example an athlete who had applied for the 2020 Australian Age Group Multisport Team in the Aquathlon event will only be able to validate a potential automatic selection in the Aquathlon event and not for example the Long Distance Triathlon event. A list of the 2020 Australian Age Group Multisport Team Applicants can be located here.

2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Team Individual Selection Events

Athletes must register for events on an event by event basis. It is the athlete’s responsibility to identify and comply with the registration rules for each individual event. To view the 2021 Australian Age Group Multisport World Championships Team Selection EventsPlease check the 2021 Australian Age Group World Championships Multisport Team Selection Events page regularly, event dates and locations are subject to change throughout the 2020/2021 multisport season.

2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Team Individual Selection Events FAQs

What age group category do I enter the 2020/2021 individual selection races in? Athletes are to enter the individual 2020/2021 selection races based on an athletes age on the 31st of December 2020. Athletes will race under the Australian Competition Rules at all 2020/2021 selection races where age is taken based on an athletes age on the 31st of December 2020.

What happens if I will be seeking selection in another age group category than the one, I enter the individual 2020/2021 selection races in due to the World Triathlon Competition Rules being different to the Australian Competition Rules? The World Triathlon age group eligibility criteria for racing at the 2021 World Triathlon 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. 

Can I race the 2020/2021 individual selection races in the OPEN/ elite category? Athletes must race in your designated age group category e.g. 30 to 34 male age group categories 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.

Can I race the 2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Team selection races with a Triathlon Australia Professional License/ Membership? Athletes striving for 2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Team selection must not be the holder of a Triathlon Australia Professional License during the financial year in which the selection events conducted (2020/2021).

# Important Note Athletes Entering Selection Events in 2020/2021: Triathlon Australia will not be correcting athlete’s selection points or awarding selection points post the selection event due to athlete’s incorrect race entry data. If you do not enter a current relevant Triathlon Australia 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 Triathlon Australia memberFor 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. 

2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Team Application/ Expression of Interest

2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Team Expression of Interest/ Team Applications close promptly at 5pm AEDST Tuesday 30th of March 2021

2021 Australian Age Group Sprint Distance Duathlon (Draft Legal) Team Application close promptly at 5pm AEDST Tuesday 30th of March 2021

2021 Australian Age Group Standard Distance Duathlon Team Application close promptly at 5pm AEDST Tuesday 30th of March 2021

2021 Australian Age Group Cross Triathlon Team Application close promptly at 5pm AEDST Tuesday 30th of March 2021

2021 Australian Age Group Aquathlon Team Application close promptly at 5pm AEDST Tuesday 30th of March 2021

2021 Australian Age Group Aquabike Team Application close promptly at 5pm AEDST Tuesday 30th of March 2021

2021 Australian Age Group Long Distance Triathlon Team Application close promptly at 5pm AEDST Tuesday 30th of March 2021

2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Team Application/Expression of Interest FAQs

Can I apply for more than one individual event/ discipline? Athletes can compete in more than one event at the 2021 World Triathlon 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 Almere 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. 2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Team Applications will close promptly at 5pm AEDST on Tuesday the 30th of March 2021. Triathlon Australia members do not need to complete an online team application before racing in a nominated selection eventThis 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.

Will Triathlon Australia accept 2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Team applications after the closing deadline? 2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Team Applications will NOT be accepted under any circumstances after 5pm AEDST on Tuesday the 30th of March 2021. 
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 Multisport Team Selection Policy. 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 duathlon (draft legal) and then a second online separate application for standard distance duathlon.

Do I need to pay an application fee when expressing my interest for the 2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Team? 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.
4. If the 2021 World Triathlon Age Group Multisport World Championships are cancelled by the International Triathlon Union and or the Local Organising Committee athletes will be refunded the $75.00 per individual application fee made to Triathlon Australia minus the Active Network processing online fee of $3.75.
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If Triathlon Australia at its discretion does not select a 2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Team, athletes who have applied for this team will be refunded their $75.00 per individual application fee to Triathlon Australia minus the Active Network online processing fee of $3.75.

If an athlete is selected in 4 race distances (World Triathlon Multisport Legend) World Triathlon has mandated that these age group athletes complete a special medical form called the PPE. Information about this form can be located through this link This is a compulsory form for all age group athletes who will be competing in 4 individual race events at the 2021 World Triathlon Age Group Multisport World Championships.

2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Team Selection Points

Due to the lower number of athletes seeking selection to the 2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Team Triathlon Australia will not be publishing selection points for each 2020/2021 individual multisport selection event.

Due to a number of interstate border restrictions currently in place across Australia, Triathlon Australia understands athletes may not be able to travel to an interstate race etc. For age group athletes who are currently affected by Covid-19 restrictions please do not worry. Triathlon Australia can select athletes via a discretionary clause in the 2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Team Selection Policy. Information regarding discretionary selection (Clause G5) can be found in the 2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Team Selection Policy on page 9.

2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Team Financial Obligations

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 Triathlon Australia 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/ relevant Triathlon Australia Membership when competing at the 2021 World Triathlon Age Group Multisport World Championships.

2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Team Announcement

Under the terms of the 2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Team Selection Policy, the Triathlon Australia Age Group Committee (TAAGC) is not required to select the maximum of 20 males and 20 females to the 2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Team. Final team numbers are at the absolute discretion of the TAAGC. Triathlon Australia at its discretion may not select a 2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Team to attend the 2021 World Triathlon Age Group Multisport World Championships for reasons including but not limited to Australian Government international travel restrictions and health risks to athletes. Triathlon Australia shall not be responsible or liable in any way to anyone for any consequence of a decision not to select a 2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Team.

The 2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Preliminary Team will be submitted to the TAAGC for ratification and will be subject to any appeals per the terms of this selection policy.

The 2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Preliminary Team including any reserves will be announced and posted on the Triathlon Australia website by 5pm AEDST Wednesday 14th of April 2021.

 The 2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Final Team including any reserves will be submitted to the TAAGC for ratification. The TAAGC will be advised of the outcomes of any appeals.

 The 2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Final Team including any reserves will be announced and posted on the TA website by 5pm AEDST Wednesday 28th of April 2021.

Why does Triathlon Australia publish a preliminary team and then a final team? Once Triathlon Australia announces the 2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Preliminary Team 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 Multisport Team Appeal Policy.