Triathlon Excellence Program TEP
Triathlon Western Australia established the TEP to help achieve its vision of “Sustained international success through the provision of an effective and efficient athlete and coach pathway”.
The program is targeted to athletes aged 13-19 years that want to purse triathlon at the elite level. This program is a qualification program in which prospective athletes perform a swim and run time trial and match their achieved times against bench mark times derived from Triathlon Australia’s High Performance Unit’s national bench mark time standards. Those athletes that meet TEP qualification time standards are selected to compete in Triathlon Australia’s National Junior Series and in some years are selected to race overseas.
- 3-5 training camps per season
- Sport science testing
- Nutrition consulting and training
- Physiotherapy screening
- Time trial opportunities
- Travel funding to Triathlon Australia’s national junior series races
Who delivers TEP?
The Triathlon Excellence Program is run and funded by Triathlon Western Australia and is delivered by TWA staff and selected club junior coaches. The TEP Head Coach is Grant Landers (email@example.com)
Triathlon WA hosts between 3-5 TEP Camps per season depending on the competition schedule and has identified 4-5 races as State Junior Series races that adhere to ITU bike rules and with some events being draft legal.
Current TEP Members
ITU Junior – Men
- Gab Cipriano – UWA Triathlon Club (Coach – Grant Landers)
- Michael Cousins – Bunbury Triathlon Club (Coach – Kylie English)
- Sam Lade – UWA Triathlon Club (Coach – Paul MacKay)
- Cambell Smith- North Coast Triathlon Club (Coach – Stuart Denton)
- Kurt Wesley – North Coast Triathlon Club (Coach – Stuart Durham)
- Brandon Swift – North Coast Triathlon Club (Coach – Steve Gleeson)
- Liam McCoach – North Coast Triathlon Club (Coach – Steve Gleeson)
ITU Junior – Women
- Jaz Hedgeland – Fremantle Triathlon Club (Coach – Dan Atkins)
- Kira Hedgeland – Fremantle Triathlon Club (Coach – Dan Atkins)
- Alex Boehm – UWA Triathlon Club (Coach – Grant Landers)
- Mikala Falconer – Rockingham Triathlon Club (Coach – Paul MacKay)
- Tegan Scott – North Coast Triathlon Club (Coach – Stuart Denton)
ITU Youth – Girls
- Jessica Claxton -North Coast Triathlon Club
- Lili Rogers – North Coast Triathlon Club
- Cassia Boglio -Fremantle
- Joanna Roberston- North Coast Triathlon Club
ITU Youth – Boys
- Nic Funga – Fremantle Triathlon Club
- Wes Thomson – Duncraig Triathlon Academy
- Jeremy Shaw – Fremantle Triathlon Club
- Luke Bate – UWA Triathlon Club
- Joshua Roberts – North Coast Triathlon Club
- Lachlan Twyford – North Coast Triathlon Club
How do I become a part of the TEP?
To be considered for selection into TEP athletes must meet the established performance standards (click here to view the performance standards). There are separate qualification standards for athletes 16-19 years called ITU Junior (those born in 1995, 1996, 1997, or 1998); and athlete 13-15 years called ITU Youth (those born in 1999, 2000 or 2001).
When are the TEP Camps and Time Trials?
The chart below outlines the dates and locations of the TEP Camps and Time Trials.
TEP Camps are by invitation only but an athlete who wishes to participant in a time trial can contact Kevin Penny (firstname.lastname@example.org) to attend a TEP Camp time trial or a separate run or swim time trial.
|TEP Camp 2||Sept 21-22, 2013||Challenge Pool & WA Athletics Track||By invitation – send enquires to; email@example.com|
|Swim & Run TT||November 2, 2013||Challenge Pool & WA Athletics Track||Send enquiries to; firstname.lastname@example.org|
|TEP Camp 3||Nov 30 & Dec 1, 2013||Challenge Pool & WA Athletics Track||By invitation – send enquires to; email@example.com|
TEP Qualifying Performance Standards
For a description and listing of the performance time standards click here.
NATIONAL TALENT ACADEMY (NTA)
The Triathlon Australia’s High Performance program created the National Talent Academy (NTA) to help achieve its vision of “Sustained International Success.”
The NTA is a camp based program established to provide a link between existing state and junior development programs and the SIS/SAS network. The key deliverables of the NTA is to support talented athletes emerging from existing state junior development programs or via talent identification transfer by:
- enhancing their daily training environment through advice and mentoring to the NTA athletes home coach
- Offering a camp-based program which will provide specialist coaching and technical support
- Offering national and international (subject to selection) triathlon race opportunities
The NTA coach in WA is Dan Atkins: firstname.lastname@example.org.
WAIS SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Applicable to past WAIS scholarship athletes or athletes representing, or capable of representing Australia on the Australian National Olympic Team(s), World Cup and Commonwealth teams. For more information please see the WAIS website.
DSR COUNTRY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
WA’s Department of Sport and Recreation (DSR) offers a scholarship for regional sub elite triathletes based on sport performance to athletes outside of the Perth catchment area. For more information on this scholarship program visit the DSR website and look under this website link: http://www.dsr.wa.gov.au/scholarships
In 2013 -14 Anthea Stacey (Kalgoorlie) and Michael Cousins (Bunbury) have earned a DSR scholarships.
OTHER SPORT FUNDING SOURCES
Some Cities, Towns and Councils offer scholarships/grants to athletes under 18 who are selected as State Representatives to an interstate competition. TWA strong recommends all athlete who are selected to attend an interstate competition to enquire to their local City, Town or Council for travel funding support.