Triathlon WA was established in 1986 as the governing body to oversee and promote the progress of the sports of Triathlon, Duathlon and Aquathlon in Western Australia. Triathlon WA is a non-profit organisation and is affiliated to the national governing body Triathlon Australia which has over 10,000 annual members. In the 2011/12 season there was over 135,000 participants throughout Australia.
Triathlon WA grown significantly over the past 7 years with much of its success relating to every day participants enjoying the thrill of triathlon. A sport once seen as extremely elitist is now accessible to everyone and with the sport distances varying from the short novice races (200m swim, 6km bike, 2km run) to the Iron distances of 3.9km swim; 180.2km bike and 42.2km run.
Triathlon WA has 15 Affiliated Clubs and over 3,100 annual members, the majority of which are members of our very proactive and enthusiastic clubs. Triathlon WA focuses on encouraging a strong club membership structure with a key strategic priority of supporting club development. Over the past 10 years through strong engagement of the club structure, and improved service delivery to our annual members, membership has grown astoundingly.
The Board of TWA comprises up to nine members, seven elected by the annual members and up to two appointed by the TWA Board. The Board meets regularly and at least 10 times annually to set and review the strategic direction. The Board is predominantly skills based with most having significant understanding and experience in the sport of triathlon. More details of the various Board positions can be found HERE.
Operationally sport is managed by a small staffing unit of seven employees - five full time and two part time. All Staff are skilled and experienced in their key portfolio areas and are responsible for delivering key programs and projects as defined and prioritised in the strategic plan. More information on our staffing structure can be found HERE.
Triathlon WA works in close alignment with our national body, TA and State and Territory Associations across Australia. TA and the STTA’s are committed to working together to develop and promote Triathlon in Australia and in each of the STTA’s region by:
- Building a cohesive sport with strategic leadership and clear direction across Australia;
- Providing a clear corporate governance regime across all levels of the sport;
- Providing a balanced funding model and alignment of goals and KPIs;
- Enhancing the reputation, relevance and brand of Triathlon in Australia to foster trust from the community;
- Building participation and sustained involvement in triathlon at all ages and levels;
- Providing development pathways and opportunities for talented and elite athletes;
- Providing development pathways and opportunities for coaches, officials, and administrators; and
- Implementing national programs to ensure the experience and opportunities for members are the same regardless of location.