The 2017 SSA Triathlon Championships were officially opened on Tuesday afternoon at the Sydney International Regatta Centre. Teams from the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia proudly marched in front of parents and supporters led by each of their captains.
SSA Acting Executive Officer Michael Grant, Triathlon NSW CEO Phil Dally and SSA Triathlon National Secretary Meredith Prime all welcomed the students and officials to Penrith. NSW captains Lorcan Redmond and Lauren Kerwick read the SSA Oath on behalf of all of the athletes promising to represent their teams with pride, to cooperate with all officials, to respect and abide by the rules that govern these Championships in the best traditions of school sport and above all, enjoy themselves.
Nepean Creative and Performing Arts High School student Brooke Paulley proudly sang the National Anthem, followed by I’ve Got The Music In Me. Brooke is an experienced vocalist, having recently performed in the Schools Spectacular to an audience of 30,000 people as a Featured Artist. The Schools Spectacular is an outstanding showcase of performing arts from public schools across NSW. It is broadcast on Channel 7 to over 1.2 million viewers and performed live at the Qudos Bank Arena at Sydney Olympic Park in November.
The SSA Triathlon Championship Individual competition commences today from 7am. To follow live results, click here. You can also join in on the fun and action by following Triathlon NSW on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and using the official #ASTF17.