With restrictions easing across the great state of NSW, we all lick our lips in anticipation of the flurry of club training, club events, commercial events, social events and literally thousands of shared cups of coffee which will occur shortly between club mates!
To make the decision as easy as possible for you, we thought it was a good idea to outline the top 10 reasons for you to renew your membership as the sport reignites across the state and join / re-join us in season 2021/2022.
1. Triathlon NSW Affiliated Clubs are awesome and offer priceless benefits.
Clubs remain the heartbeat of the sport, the centre of everything we do as an organisation and for most of our wonderful members, the main reason to renew your membership. Clubs run local races, trainings sessions, social events and are a great way to find likeminded individuals who love everything about running, cycling and swimming!
To see our full list of clubs – CLICK HERE.
2. Club events are back
Across NSW, Club events are returning in all their glory. Delivered by our wonderful volunteers across our 54 clubs, they are cheap, local and superb opportunities to get active and race alongside your fellow club mates. NSW continued its proud tradition of having the strongest club culture in the country and over 63% of all sanctioned club events held nationally were conducted by NSW clubs. This equates to 317 club events were conducted by 36 affiliated clubs!
To find your nearest club race – CLICK HERE.
3. Triathlon NSW Club Champs will return to Forster in 2022
The Triathlon NSW Club Champs will return once again to the much-loved Forster in 2022.
Racing for your club, racing alongside your club mates, partying with your mates: it’s special, its unique and you have to be a member to take part. In fact, Club Champs is the only members-only event in Australia!
Need proof of how awesome this event is? Watch this video: (1) Facebook
4. The Triathlon NSW Forager Interclub Leagues will be supercharged with more club prizes.
Four years in, and the Forager Interclub Leagues go from strength to strength. Interclub (friendly!) rivalry has re-engaged clubs who lost their mojo, it’s created a sense of purpose behind members heading to races and in general, it’s just been good fun with some spice sprinkled on top.
Clubs will battle across 7 Leagues, divided into geographic regions. It will also include the individual MVP – Most Valuable Performer - awards again, which is set to grow in prestige and popularity over time.
To earn participation and performance points, you must be an annual member!
We are hoping to release some additional prizes for next season, that winning clubs and overall season MVP's will take home in due course! Watch for more announcements shortly!
For more info on the Leagues, check out the website - http://nswtriathlonclubseries.com/
5. Updated Triathlon Australia Membership categories – perfect for all.
With the newly released membership offerings from Triathlon Australia, now more than ever there is something for everyone.
Premium membership - Designed for the avid triathlete who wants additional value and benefits from their triathlon membership
Standard Membership- Essential for the regular member and provides access to enhanced member benefits ***aligned to the current Full Adult membership***
Basic Membership - Ideal for those who just want a lighter experience and only want to train with their club or participate in swim or run only, or on a more occasional basis.
To read all the details and find the right package for you: CLICK HERE
6. Triathlon NSW Individual State Championships Events.
Triathlon NSW will once again be conducting a series of Individual NSW State Championships events, which is the ideal place to etch your name in eternal glory as the NSW Individual Champion across a set distance. The first NSW member across the line in each age group is the winner.
The first event is the Maitland Triathlon (click here).
Book your spot in our HALL OF FAME by winning your age group at one of these events.
7. Save on One Day Licenses
Based on internal research and industry averages, Triathlon NSW members race at three commercial / club events each season. Being a member of Triathlon NSW / Australia will save you up to $55 per season, by not having to purchase those pesky One Day License fees.
8. Piece of mind that comes with coverage under Triathlon Australia’s insurance scheme
It’s often spoken about in cafes over hot drinks during training sessions. The value of taking out a Triathlon Australia membership vs not being a member. But the vast majority of triathletes will think nothing of spending a few hundred dollars on an excellent helmet, to keep their head safe whilst training and racing on their bikes. And of course, this is not a bad thing! But whilst your helmet protects your head, your Triathlon Australia membership and insurance coverage actually protects your entire body, in case of an accident.
Public liability and personal accident insurance cover while you are racing in sanctioned events and training for sanctioned events for the duration of your membership.
For more info: http://www.triathlon.org.au/Membership/Insurance.htm
9. Receive Discounts on 99 Bikes and other Sponsors
Triathlon NSW has renewed our partnership with our official Bike Partner – 99 Bikes.
They continue to offer our members a 15% discount for in store purchases and discounts of their online shop.
For more info – Our Partners (triathlon.org.au)
We’ll also be giving away plenty of free races to our members over the course of the season, thanks to our wonderful Race Director Partners, Elite Energy and NX Sports.
10. Warm fuzzy feeling that you are supporting the sport you love!
Triathlon NSW is a not-for-profit sporting organisation. Without your help we could not operate and provide the vital services that you deserve and expect in your local Triathlon events.
Your membership contribution helps us to provide valuable resources towards our grass roots programs, technical officials, event sanctioning, coaching and insurance for you, volunteers and officials. All this with the assurance that your annual membership fee is contributing to the growth and development of the sport of triathlon in Australia.
To find out exactly what we have been up to, read this story!
Membership renewal is going to look a little different this year! Triathlon Australia have been working on implementing GoMembership, a new club-focussed membership portal, which will make it easier for everyone in the triathlon community to manage memberships (plus, it's mobile friendly!). There will also be a new suite of membership products that caters to more triathlon experiences.
Both membership renewals and new memberships for the 2021/2022 membership season will open from June 1, and the 2021/2022 membership season will commence from July 1.
Click here to learn more.