Triathlon New South Wales would like to congratulate the eight NSW athletes who have been invited to attend Triathlon Australia’s National Development Camp at the Sports Super Centre in Runaway Bay from the 18th – 22nd of December, 2016.
The following athletes:
- Emily Jamgotchian,
- Laura May,
- Lauren Kerwick,
- Lorcan Redmond,
- Toby Croudson,
- Connor Whiteley,
- Keiran Tall and
- Jack Orr (Lives in NSW but liaises with Triathlon Queensland due to being just the other side of the border)
Have all been selected for the National Development Camp, which will take place following the conclusion of the Super Sprint Race Weekend on the 16th-18th of December, also at Runaway Bay.
The eight athletes have each been selected by Triathlon Australian based on nominations from their state association, Triathlon NSW.
The success of the eight athletes highlights the tremendous work done by staff such as Mel Ashton (Hy Performance Endurance Racing), Rod Cook (TriNova), Mick Delamotte (High Performance Tri) and Mick Ferris (Atmosphere Junior Performance Squad), with the juniors in the state of NSW.
In total, there were 36 athletes selected, representing six of the eight State and Territory Associations. The age limit is open for all ITU juniors (which is 17-19 year olds as of the 31st of December 2017).
“Triathlon Australia is offering these young athletes this learning and development opportunity based on their commitment, attitude and performance in their state development programs and importantly, their potential to become an elite triathlete,” Triathlon Australia Development Officer Daniel Mangano said.
“During the National Development Camp, they will be exposed to some of the best high performance and development coaches and support staff in Australia and indeed the world.
“The camp has been strictly limited to the best ITU Junior athletes (male and female) in the country and Triathlon Australia sees this as their chance to demonstrate their abilities, work ethic and attitude to Triathlon Australia High Performance staff.”
Mangano has emphasized that the camp is a significant achievement for these young athletes and a monumental building block in their triathlon careers.
“Only the best ITU Juniors are invited to attend the National Development Camp,” he said. “For some it will be one of their biggest achievements and for others it will be a stepping stone for future success.”
And where to next for our eight young stars?
“There are another three races at the Gold Coast, Glenelg and Armidale in the Australian Youth/Junior Triathlon Series for athletes to work on the skills developed during the camp,” Mangano said. “As there is a three-year age split between some athletes, they are at different levels of development in their journey.
“From here some will be looking at posting times for National Triathlon Academy selection and junior world’s selection in Rotterdam for 2017 and others will work on the skills and knowledge attained to roll out for the 2017/18 National junior series.”