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Triathlon Tasmania Junior Development Program

This squad name is in recognition of the past and continuing support provided to our juniors by Mr. Royce Fairbrother. The Fairbrother Squad and the opportunities that accompany it are only possible due to the generous and ongoing support of Mr Royce Fairbrother, life member of Triathlon Tasmania, and his organisation, the Fairbrother Group. This squad has been in existence for over ten years and we are very fortunate to be able to provide this opportunity to you that some other states do not have in place.

The Fairbrother Elite Squad

Junior triathletes selected for this squad will have displayed consistent improvement. These junior triathletes will currently be racing in Triathlon Tasmania State Series and Australian Junior Triathlon Series events. Displaying a level ability that coincides with national level standards.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Club affiliated Triathlon Australia membership with ITU Youth/Junior endorsement.
  • Aged 13-18 years inclusive.
  • Demonstrated potential to perform at a high level locally and interstate.
  • Meet the minimum swim/run TT standards for Australian U23/Junior/Youth Triathlon Series.

 

The Fairbrother Development Squad

Junior triathletes selected for this squad will have shown notable willingness to learn and improve as a junior triathlete. These junior triathletes will be currently racing at a club level with a view to competing in Triathlon Tasmania State Series events.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Club affiliated Triathlon Australia Membership.
  • Aged 13-18 years inclusive.
  • Have completed at least one season of triathlon competition at a novice level.
  • Demonstrated potential to perform at a high level in the future.

It is a requirement that all members of both squads attend skills sessions leading up to the Schools Sports Triathlon. These sessions are run by Gabe Dennison (Junior Development Officer) and a current Tasmanian Development Coach.

 Tasmanian Schools Sports Team Selection Process

Any athlete who has been selected in a Fairbrother Squad will gain automatic selection to the Tasmanian Schools Triathlon Team*. Age groups for the event are based on their age at the 31st of December of the year of the event.

Any athlete outside of the squad who wishes to apply will be selected based on the discretion of the selection committee. To assist the committee, anyone outside of the squad wishing to apply will include results of events they have completed in the previous 6 months.

*If there are more athletes inside the same age category than allowed by School Sport Australia (6), there will be a selection process based upon race results of the current season.