TAS Awards

2024 TAS Awards

Join us as we celebrate our Awards recipients and recognise the outstanding achievements and contributions our clubs, volunteers, coaches, technical officials, athletes and members make to triathlon and multisport.

2024 TAS Awards will be held on Sunday 26 May 2024 at The Tailrace Centre, Launceston.

Nominations have now closed.

Awards Categories

The following awards are presented annually at the TAS Awards function.

Professional Athlete of the Year

Male / Female

This Award recognises the athlete who attains the highest level of professional performance in Domestic WT Draft Legal and/or Professional Long Course Non-Drafting events. The winner of this Award must be a member. Public nominations are not required for these awards. Dependent on number of candidates this award can be given to a person of each gender or just one person for an “overall” award.

Paratriathlon/Multiclass Athlete of the Year

Male / Female

This Award recognises the athlete who attains the highest level of professional performance in the Paratriathlon or multiclass categories. The winner of this Award must be a member. Public nominations are not required for these awards. Dependent on number of candidates this award can be given to a person of each gender or just one person for an “overall” award. In smaller states this could also be combined with the professional athlete of the year award.

Youth/Junior Athlete of the Year - Fairbrother Award

Male / Female

This Award recognises the athlete who attains the highest level of performance in Domestic Draft Legal Youth/Junior events. The winner of this Award must be a member. Public nominations are not required for these awards. Dependent on number of candidates this award can be given to a person in each age category (youth and junior) or just one person for an “overall youth/junior” award.

Youth/Junior Most Improved – Fairbrother Award

Male / Female

This Award recognises the athlete who has displayed a significant level of improvement through their commitment, good sportspersonship and attitude to training and racing. The winner of this Award must be a member of the State team and must be a member. Public nominations are not required for these awards.

The Athlete’s Athlete

This Award recognises the athlete who personifies the triathlon spirit, demonstrates good sportspersonship and consistently participates in events while inspiring others. The winner of this Award must be a member and a member of an affiliated Club/Squad. Nominations are accepted from Triathlon members for these awards.

Most Inspiring Performance – No Limits Award In memory of Craig Percival

This award will highlight the most inspiring overall or one-off performance from an athlete over the previous racing season and is inclusive of all events, membership types and racing categories. The winner of this Award must be a member. Nominations are accepted from Triathlon members for this award.

Coach of the Year

This Award recognises a Coach who creates a positive culture and training environment, where athletes are given the opportunity to develop skills and strive to achieve personal bests. The winner of this Award must be an accredited AusTriathlon Coach at an affiliated club/squad, who actively coaches across the three triathlon disciplines – swim, cycle and run. Nominations are accepted from members. Coaches may self-nominate for this Award.

Technical Official of the Year

This Award recognises a Technical Official, who in the field of play, is seen by athletes, race directors and their peers as someone who has made a significant contribution to enhance the equality, fairness and safety of triathlon. This person demonstrates, through patience and communication, the skills of officiating appropriately to the level of event and participant. The winner of this Award must have officiated at a minimum of five events and be a member. Nominations are accepted from members.

Club Initiative of the Year

This award recognises an affiliated club/squad who has made a significant contribution to triathlon during the season through the development of a program, event or activity that has increased ‘participants on the starting line’. Nominations are accepted from members. Clubs/squads may self-nominate for this Award.

Volunteer of the Year

This Award recognises a member who through their voluntary actions has made a significant and positive contribution to the sport of triathlon at any level. This person must not receive any tangible reward for their services. Nominations are accepted from members.

State Championship Series Champion

This title is awarded to the male or female who accrues the most points in the Series.

State Championship Series Age Group Champion

This title is awarded to the male & female who accrue the highest points in each Age Group Category.

This title is awarded to the male & female athletes aged under 16 who accrue the highest points the Series.

Hall of Fame and Presidents Special Recognition Award

Board Nominated and Awarded when relevant for the state.

Life Membership

As nominated and awarded at AGM.

Event of the Year

This award recognises an event that is considered the “best starting line” experience. Nominations are accepted from members.

Awards Criteria

Learn more about the State Awards in the TAS Awards Criteria.

  • To be eligible to receive an Award, the recipient must be an active AusTriathlon member for the 2023-24 season. Coaches must hold a valid AusTriathlon coach accreditation with scope relevant to the award.
  • Nominations can only be submitted via the online form.
  • Only complete nominations submitted prior to the closing date will be accepted.
  • Award recipients will be determined by the Awards Committee and their decision is final.
  • Winners will be announced online and presented at the annual Awards function.
  • We respect your privacy and all the information provided by the applicant will remain confidential.
  • TAS Triathlon retains the ability to exclude certain categories if suitable candidates are not identified through nominations.