With TNSW Club Champs done and dusted, and the spectre of COVID seeming to be in the rear view mirror, we felt it timely to outline our ‘Top 10 reasons for you to renew your membership’ as we approach the commencement of season 2022/2023.
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 and cost-effective races, trainings sessions, social events and are a great way to train with likeminded individuals who love everything about running, cycling and swimming!
Find the right club that fits your lifestyle by checking them all out– CLICK HERE.
If you aren’t sure which is the right fit for you, call the TNSW staff and we’ll do our best to get the right club for you - 02 8488 6250
2. Club events are back
Across NSW, Club events have returned in all their glory.
Delivered by volunteers, they are a superb opportunity to get active and race alongside your fellow club mates.
Club events make the ideal hit out before your identified ‘Goal Event’ – give you invaluable race practice and did we mention they're cheap?!
To find your nearest club race – CLICK HERE.
3. Triathlon NSW Club Champs will return in 2023
The Triathlon NSW Club Champs will return in 2023.
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 the wrap up from our 2022 event!
4. The Triathlon NSW Forager Interclub Leagues will be back and bigger than ever.
Five 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!
For more info on the Leagues, check out the website - http://nswtriathlonclubseries.com/
5. Updated Triathlon Australia Membership categories – perfect for all.
Last season, Triathlon Australia and the STTA’s conducted a full review of membership and updated membership offerings ensuring 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.
You’ll need a Standard or Premium member to be eligible to become a NSW State Champion.
The first event is the Goulburn Duathlon: Goulburn Duathlon | Elite Energy
Book your spot in our HALL OF FAME by winning your age group at one of these events.
7. Save on One Day Licenses
Did you know that as an annual member (Standard or Premium), you ‘ll save up to $55 per season by not having to purchase those pesky One Day License fees?
Our data shows that the average person races at three commercial events each season.
Why pay them when you get join as an annual member of TA?
8. Peace 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. Wear the Green and Gold
It’s been a while since we’ve had the ability to represent Australia across various World Triathlon Age Group Events. But those opportunities are fast approaching again with teams being chosen to attend various ITU events.
Triathlon Australia take teams overseas each year to the Standard, Sprint, Long distance, Duathlon, Aquathlon, Cross Triathlon and Paratriathlon World Championships, with athletes of all ages from 16yrs to 80yrs+!
You must be a member of Triathlon Australia to earn points across the WQE qualifying process.
About Triathlon NSW
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.