Junior Development

Triathlon for juniors

Triathlon Queensland provides high quality development to athletes aged 5 to 22 through a regionally delivered development framework.

North West
Sunshine Coast
Brisbane East
Brisbane North
Brisbane West
South West Jun Dev
Gold Coast

Check out Junior Development Opportunities Across the State:

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As part of the Regional Junior Development Program (RJDP), Triathlon Queensland and the RJDP clubs and their club-based junior athletes collaborate to deliver development and engagement opportunities for athletes within the RJDP regions. 

The development activities include competition days and clinics aimed to include training opportunities, education, networking and racing experience for junior athletes and coaches within the region.

Upcoming development opportunities will be listed above. 


Become a member of Triathlon Australia and you’ll get free access to Queensland’s Regional Development Program including skills clinics with experienced junior coaches and expert presenters.

Triathlon Australia has membership options for juniors from 5 years to 19 years old, from just $36 a season. As a member, you’ll also be able to earn points and represent your club in the Nissan State Series and race at the Queensland Championships.

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If you're not ready to commit to a season, check out the trial options >





Many Queensland clubs provide junior training environments, including weekly training and access to Triathlon Australia Accredited coaches. 

Junior clubs have a focus on building the fundamental skills for development and triathlon and will help you to: 

  • Reach your goals under the guidance of a junior coach
  • Plan your training and race calendar 
  • Develop your knowledge of the sport 
  • Access skills clinics and camps 
  • Enjoy your triathlon experience 

To find a junior club and/or coach near you, please select your region above.


Triathlon Queensland works with a number of Queensland schools that deliver triathlon as part of the curriculum or as extra-curricular activities. These schools provide a fantastic learning and training program, led by Triathlon Australia Accredited coaches. 

Schools offering triathlon programs recognise the benefits for students in leading healthy, active lifestyles and achieving a balance between study and social life. 

Find out more about our Triathlon Queensland School Partners +




Triathlon Queensland selects a Triathlon Queensland State Team to support Queensland athlete development and  representation at national and international triathlon events. The team is selected for a period of the specified season, in accordance with the Triathlon Queensland Selection Policy. 

The Triathlon Queensland State Team program is designed to facilitate the exposure of young athletes to the triathlon racing environment including racing in the Australian Youth Junior U23 Triathlon Series (AYJU23TS). The program is outlined as such to replicate the requirements of elite racing to prepare them for the demands of the sport at that level, such as competition and travel and to increase the athletes' knowledge in areas such as goal setting, communication with stakeholders and season planning. 

2021/22 TQ State Team Selection Policy 

 Mixed Relay Selection Policy

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Every athlete who completes a triathlon is embarking on the athlete pathway. Triathlon has many avenues and different events within the sport to pursue. It also has numerous entry levels that may occur at different ages and stages through the pathway. 

The pathway diagram is a representation of the pathway and should be considered dynamic and flexible and not as a checklist. 

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All athletes aged 12-22 years of age who wish to compete in national and/or state triathlon events with a draft legal cycling leg must be DLE. Such events include:

  • Australian Youth Junior U23 Triathlon Series races 
  • Australian Schools Triathlon Festival 

To become DLE, athletes must:

  1. Successfully complete a bike skills assessment with an approved DLE assessor. (For Queensland, this is a Triathlon Australia Accredited Performance Coach)
  2. Assessor must then register the athlete on the Triathlon Australia Draft Legal Register
  3. Triathlon Australia will then transfer your membership to an ITU Youth or ITU Junior Triathlon Australia Membership

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Athletes and coaches have access to a variety of professional development and funding opportunities. 

To support Junior and Under 23 athletes to assist them in achieving athletic performance and development outcomes consistent with the overall vision and strategic objectives of both TQ and the athlete, an Individual Athlete Support Grant has been developed. 

View the Policy here > 

Registration Deadline - 9am 3 December 2018. 
Successful Applicants Announced - 5 December 2018 

Triathlon Queensland will monitor different grant programs, workshops and seminars available. 

They are listed on Tri Development + 





Bike Skills Endorsement Information 

National Performance Standards


For further information about Triathlon Queensland's development program please contact us on development@qld.triathlon.org.au



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