Elite / Professional Athletes
The Triathlon Excellence Program for Professional Athletes provides support to Western Australian professional athletes who compete in International Triathlon Union (ITU) and/or World Triathlon Corporation (WTC) events. Triathlon WA provides funding support to off-set the cost of a Triathlon Australia professional licensing in the following amounts:
- Triathlon WA will fund 100% of the cost of professional licensing for those professional Western Australian triathletes who rank in the top 50 in the ITU rankings (Olympic, Duathlon, Long Course) or WTC rankings (Ironman or 70.3) from the previous year in which the application for funding is submitted.
- Triathlon WA will fund 50% of the cost of professional licensing for those professional Western Australia triathletes who rank in the top 150 in the ITU rankings (Olympic, Duathlon, Long Course) or WTC rankings (Ironman or 70.3) from the previous year in which the application for funding is submitted.
Funded professional triathletes may also be eligible for sport science support and attend specific training camps. Individual professional athlete should address their requirements directly to Triathlon WA.
To be eligible for consideration in the TEP Professional Athlete Program you must:
- be over 18 years
- be a current member of Triathlon WA
- hold a Triathlon Australia Professional License
How to Get a Professional License
To learn how to get a Triathlon Australia professional license click here .
World Triathlon Corporation Pro Athlete Requirements
To learn how to get recognition as a professional athlete from the World Triathlon Corporation click here.
You can follow the WA’s elite/professional athletes in their travels and races around the world by visiting their respective websites:
Felicity Sheedy-Ryan: www.felicitysheedy-ryan.com
Liz Blatchford: http://lizblatchford.com/
Kate Bevilaqua: www.katebevilaqua.com
Ryan BaIlie: www.teambailie.com
Ashe Bailey: www.teambailie.com
Matt Burton: http://www.mattburton.com.au
Courtney Ogden: www.courtneyogden.com
Johan Borg: http://www.johanborgtri.com/
Rafael Baugh: www.rafaelbaugh.com
Mike Gee: Mikey Gee – Blog
Ben Lyons: http://www.benlyonstriathlete.com/
Other WA Pro Athletes