The Inspire 2 Tri (I2T) program was developed by Triathlon NSW to Inspire the Next Generation of female coaches in NSW, and is funded through the NSW Office Of Sport, Her Sport Her Way grant program.
The leadership & mentoring program is designed to empower and support females to take the leap into triathlon coaching, and progress through the coaching pathway - where it aims to balance the gender representation in coaching, particularly in the higher coaching levels where female representation dramatically declines.
Launching on International Women’s Day Wednesday 8th March 2022 with an online component addressing the barriers to progression that were identified within the group, the online sessions have been run by NSW Female Performance Coaches who have supported the progressing coaches throughout the process, as mentors and role models. Other successful coach and athlete guest speakers have joined in some of the sessions, to further inspire and educate the cohort and share their experiences with the group.
Mingara Recreation Centre hosted the second & final I2T Development Coaching Course face-to-face practical session last weekend, where 7 new female Development Coaches completed the practical component of the course, successfully fulfilling accreditation for this level. I2T will continue with ongoing mentoring and support to assist the coaches in their final assessments required to attain accreditation for this level.
This inaugural intake of Development Coaches has increased current female Development coaches in NSW from 23% to 31% - a fantastic way to wrap up year 1 of the new program.
Triathlon NSW would like to acknowledge the new Inspire to Tri Development Course Graduates of 2022:
|Shelley Casey||Balmoral Triathlon Club|
|Paivi Hanninen||Byron Bay Triathlon Club|
|Nadene Moore||Hills Triathlon Club|
|Caitlin Sendt||Hills Triathlon Club|
|Sarah Watson||Yass Valley Triathlon Club|
|Courtney Wevers||Tomaree Triathlon Club|
|Robyn Winn||Balmoral & Hills Triathlon Clubs|
Triathlon NSW would like to thank NSW Office of Sport for the ongoing support through the Her Sport Her Way Grant Program, and the Mingara Recreation Centre for the use of their facilities to run the course.