The leaves are turning and the water temp sits at a balmy 23 degrees and it means one thing...we are close to the biggest party of the season – TNSW Club Championships.
This true celebration of what makes Triathlon NSW Affiliated clubs and memberships so wonderful and unique, takes us back to the superb and spectacular beach side location of Forster, NSW.
Our ‘experts’ (haha) have looked at the form guide including results over the last few years and have decided who they feel will take the win, which clubs are on the way up the podium and who are our dark horses.
2021 Champions: Kiama Triathlon Club
TNSW’s ‘Most likely to win’: Jervis Bay Triathlon Club
TNSW’s Dark Horse: Concord Triathlon Club
2021 Division 3 Champions Kiama Triathlon Club left nothing out on the course last year and have size on their side in Division 3. One of the larger clubs in the division, pound for pound this dynamo of a club can match it with their opposition and would be confident of taking home the victory. Their form in the Interclub has been a bit hit and miss, with two huge MAX OUTS and two smaller returns from their four races.
They have made their intentions clear though to go ‘back to back’ with nearly 30 Coasters already on the start line, leading the charge early.
President and inspirational leader Geoff Besnard added ‘We’ve been fortunate to win this division a few times. Covid has thrown some curve balls and we might be down on numbers come race day. But so might the opposition so we look forward to showing what we’ve got and have no intention of giving up crown without a huge fight’.
If South Coast Interclub League form is anything to go by, Jervis Bay TC have demonstrated their dominance in this region in season 2021/2022. In what can be seen as an ominous sign for other clubs in Division 3, was short and succinct when asked for comment. ‘We have something to prove after coming so close last year. We intend to go one better this year. Nothing but the top step of the podium will do’.
Entries for Jervis Bay are currently low, but we anticipate a late surge, similar to last year, with heaps more Dolphins on the start line.
Our Darkhorse in this division is Concord Tri Club. This club, led by ‘El Presidente’ Sarah Maguire has been ‘there or there abouts’ for the past 4 years, and routinely return about 250 odd points. A few more athletes covering just a few more age brackets and this quite achiever from the Inner West of Sydney could well come out of the shadows, and announce their arrival as the new champions of Division 3. Using their Interclub League form as a barometer, they are sitting fourth in the Sydney Triathlon Premier League, which would be their best result in it’s four year history. A sign that things are coming right at the right end of the season for Sarah and their hardened group of triathletes.
Who will be announced victorious when we name the winner at the presentation / afterparty? You'll have to wait and see!
First release pricing closes at 5pm on Friday 25th March 2022. For those who haven’t had a chance, check out the wrap up video from 2021.