Tasmanian Triathlon Community Honoured at Annual Awards

31 May 2024

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The Tasmanian triathlon community came together over the weekend to celebrate and recognise the outstanding achievements and contributions of its clubs, volunteers, coaches, technical officials, athletes and members.

The Tailrace Centre in Launceston played host to the 2024 TAS Awards, with winners crowned across 11 categories, as well as a Hall of Fame induction and Life Membership award.

Among those recognised was Craig Redman, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame. While Redman’s sporting achievements alone are commendable, it is his selfless dedication to the triathlon community that truly sets him apart. Over the span of more than a decade, Redman has served in various coaching, talent development, and administrative roles within the AusTriathlon, shaping the future of the sport and nurturing the next generation of athletes.

Michael Anderson has been awarded a life membership for his dedication and contributions to the sport of triathlon. Michael has been competing in triathlons for multiple decades, and his enthusiasm for the sport is unparalleled, and he has been a true ambassador for triathlon in Tasmania both on and off the race course. His generosity, kindness, and sportsmanship make him a true treasure to the triathlon community.

2023 Commonwealth Youth Games bronze medalist Jack Latham was awarded the prestigious President’s Special Recognition Award. Latham’s list of accomplishments includes being the 2023 Olympic Esport World Duathlon Champion, clinching a bronze medal for his performance at the 2023 Commonwealth Youth Games, securing gold in the Commonwealth Youth Games Mixed Relay, and this year finishing 4th in the 2024 Oceania Triathlon Junior Championship, and coming in 2nd in the Mixed Relay. Latham has truly proven himself as a rising star in the world of triathlon.

The Professional Athlete of the Year was awarded to Cameron Wurf, for his outstanding achievements as a professional triathlete and road cyclist. Not only is Cameron a formidable athlete, but he also takes time to give back to his community. He recently returned to his hometown to participate in the IRONMAN event, inspiring local athletes and fans alike. His dedication to his sport and his willingness to give back make him a true role model.

Danika Bumford was named the Athlete’s Athlete, for her dedication shown in the state series and local races across the season, special recognition as voted on by her peers.

Tasmania’s Most Inspiring Performance – No Limits Award is presented in memory of Craig Percival. Shaun Mulloy was named as the 2024 winner for continually pushing himself to new heights in every endeavour. Shaun participated in a variety of challenging races, including the Ironman Cairns, Sunshine Coast 70.3, Melbourne 70.3, Tasmania 70.3, Coles Bay, and Geelong 70.3.

Peter McKenna was awarded 2024 Coach of the Year, for his unwavering support, genuine nature and extensive knowledge in the field of coaching.

Launceston Triathlon Club’s (LTC) Peter Adams was presented Technical Official of the Year. Adams’ dedication and expertise have greatly enhanced the success of triathlon events, particularly within the LTC community.

Adam’s club Launceston Triathlon Club was awarded Club Initiative of the Year, for their Trystars and Juniors programs. The club has seen increased participation and retention rates, with more members joining both TRYstars and junior age categories.

Book ending National Volunteer Week, the Volunteer of the Year award was presented to Di Webb from Launceston Triathlon Club. Webb is LTC’s President, shows the spirit of volunteerism and embodies the values of inclusivity and dedication within the club. Not only does she go above and beyond to ensure that everyone feels welcomed and valued in training sessions and races, but she also devotes countless hours to coaching and behind-the-scenes work.

Bridport Triathlon was named as the 2024 Event of the Year, having had the largest growth in participation from last season. This year with a sponsor the Launceston Triathlon Club was able to really give back to participants with significant prizes, goodies making it a great race experience and value for money.

National Junior Super Sprint Champion and National Junior Sprint Champion Jack Woodberry was named as the Fairbrother Award winner, for Youth/Junior Athlete of the Year. Woodberry’s dedication to his sport, exceptional performance, and numerous accomplishments makes them a deserving candidate for Athlete of the Year. His achievements inspire and motivate others in the sporting world, and he truly exemplifies the qualities of an outstanding athlete.

Hunter Dean and Ruby Statton were named as joint winners of the Fairbrother Award for Youth/Junior Most Improved. Both Dean and Statton have established themselves as top contenders in the state championship series and training camps, demonstrating exceptional dedication and progress over the course of the season.



Professional Athlete of the Year – Cameron Wurf
The Athlete’s Athlete – Danika Bumford
Most Inspiring Performance – No Limits Award (In Memory of Craig Percival) – Shaun Mulloy
Coach of the Year – Peter McKenna
Technical Official of the Year – Peter Adams
Club Initiative of the Year – Launceston Triathlon Club
Volunteer of the Year – Di Webb
Event of the Year – Bridport Triathlon
Fairbrother Award – Youth/Junior Athlete of the Year – Jack Woodberry
Fairbrother Award – Youth/Junior Most Improved – Hunter Dean and Ruby Statton
President’s Special Recognition Award – Jack Latham
Hall of Fame – Craig Redman
Life Membership – Michael Anderson


Full Photo Gallery Photos by David Casalegno (DC Pix)

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