As we head towards the conclusion of the first year of the NSW Interclub Series, Triathlon NSW conducted a full internal review to ask what was working, what needing improving and where we could do better. To support this process, we conducted a survey, promoted via our membership newsletters, website and social media.
To gain an insight into what feedback the community provided us, click here.
All your feedback has been taken into account, and we are proud to advise some changes that we will look to implement across NSW, via the various regions.
The North Coast Interclub Series and South Coast Interclub Series will remain essentially the same as Interclub 01 after receiving some strong and positive feedback. The focus will remain on selecting races that are geographically located in the region. The only change being the Triathlon NSW Club Championships, will now feature as a ‘Double Points’ round for all Sydney, North Coast, New England and South Coast series.
The first change is of note will occur in Sydney and will see the removal of the Sydney Regional based divisions that were launched in Interclub 01. Thus, the old regions of Sydney North, Sydney South East and Sydney South West will no longer exist, instead they will be replaced with three new divisions called ‘Sydney Triathlon Premier League (STPL), Sydney Triathlon League 1 (STL1) and Sydney Triathlon League 2 (STL2)’.
All 21 clubs who competed in this year’s series from around Sydney be divided into these three new divisions based on their results this year (taking into account variations between the quantity of rounds that existed across regions).
Promotion will be introduced meaning at the conclusion of Interclub 02, the top two clubs of Sydney Triathlon League 1 (STL1) and Sydney Triathlon League 2 (STL2) will be promoted up a division.
Likewise, relegation will be introduced resulting in the bottom two clubs of Sydney Triathlon Premier League (STPL) snd Sydney Triathlon League 1 (STL1) being relegated down a division.
This allows for clubs to compete against clubs with similar performance outputs and Triathlon NSW is confident that this change will ensure that clubs and members will have greater intrigue, interest and engagement in the series with more on the line throughout the entire season and the removal of ‘dead rubbers’.
Based on results in Year 01, the following divisions will be formed.
|Sydney Triathlon Premier League||Sydney Triathlon League 1||Sydney Triathlon League 2|
|Hills TC||Coogee TC||Eastern Suburbs TC|
|Cronulla TC||Warringah TC||LAPD TC|
|Balmoral TC||Australian Chinese Triathlon||FilOz TC|
|Sydney Triathlon Group||BRATS||NSTC|
|Panthers TC||Concord TC||Hawkesbury TC|
|Balance & UTS TC||Engadine TC||Pulse Performance|
|Macarthur TC||Brighton Baths||T4|