Explaining ATC funded Junior High Performance Scholarship
- To provide financial and in-kind assistance to young, talented ATC members who wish to focus on triathlon as a profession
- Fulfilling 2a of our constitution: “To promote and to assist generally in the promotion and conduct of the sport of Triathlon and other such activities as may be decided by the Club”
How it works
Thanks to ATC funding, we are now in a financial position to make a real difference to the sport of triathlon within our club.
Running for the calendar year 2017, the club will be approving sponsorship of one triathlete to assist them in achieving their dreams on the Australian stage.
The successful applicant receives $1,000 to go towards travel expenses to race interstate or other triathlon-related costs, a club kit (up to $500) to be worn when racing in any event that you are not compelled to wear TriSA/Aust kit, and free entry to all ATC races. Chris Wigell – Professional triathlete and ATC member (and previous recipient of Professional scholarship) will act as mentor. In return, the JHDS will be expected to write a race or development blog on our website to inform other club members of your progress, be interviewed at ATC functions such as the award night about your development in the sport, and be a role model to young triathletes.
Applicants must be an ATC Primary member for duration of scholarship (2016-17 and 2017-18), under 23 (on 31/12/2016), already be achieving National Standards in swim / bike / run times and preferably already racing interstate with a national ranking.
Having an elite athlete membership lifts the club not only for those that are serious, but also for age group athletes. There is an increased sense of pride, achievement, and identity with the club. Our club is one big family – imagine your own son or daughter achieving what these kids will with our help. It is an amazing opportunity for our club to really make a difference to the sport of triathlon in this state!