Triathlon – NCAS Triathlon Program Looking for Talent for the 2010 Squad


The North Coast Academy of Sport is calling for applications for the 2010 Triathlon squad.

Grant Giles, Triathlon Australia National Talent Identification and Development Coach (North Coast) will again be the NCAS Triathlon Head Coach.

No triathlon experience is necessary to apply for the program. Squad numbers are limited, with athletes being considered for differing levels of support depending on their age, results and potential.

The NCAS program is designed to offer training and competition support to athletes residing on the North Coast, as well as identifying and developing new talent into these programs.

Selection trials will be held in two locations to ensure that everyone on the north coast has an opportunity to trial:

Date: Saturday 10 April, 2010
Time: 6:00am
Venue: Chikiba Boatshed (corner Links and Coast Road, Ballina)
Format: 400m Swim, 13km Cycle, 3km Run
Cost: $20.00


Date: Sunday 11 April, 2010
Time: 6:00am
Venue: Coffs Harbour Tri Club: Sprint Race
Format: 300m Swim, 9.5km Cycle, 2.5km Run
Cost: $20.00

All athletes are encouraged to attend one of the selection trial dates. To be eligible to trial, athletes must reside on the North Coast (Tweed Heads to Laurieton and west to the foothills of the Great Dividing Range). Even if you are not proficient in all these disciplines you are encouraged to trial.

You will need a road or mountain bike with an Australian Standards Approved helmet; running shoes, water bottle and swim gear. If you cannot undertake all the disciplines, the coaches may consider your standards and potential from the other events.

As well as attending all camps, selected athletes must commit to aiming for selection to a higher level of program and attending events of the Head Coach’s recommendation. Athletes must also commit themselves to a structured home-based training program.

The NCAS Triathlon Program is fully supported and endorsed by Triathlon Australia and Triathlon NSW.

Applications to trial close Monday 29 March 2010. Application forms can be downloaded in our “Download” section on the front page of our website.

For more information on the NCAS triathlon program, or to receive an application to trial form, please contact the NCAS office on (02) 6620 3073.


Tony Clarke, Executive Director, North Coast Academy of Sport
PO Box 157, Lismore NSW 2480,
Ph: 02-6620 3073, Mb: 0412 693 073, Fx: 02-6620 3707
email: [email protected], website:
ABN: 19 536 201 275

Karl Hayes

Karl is a keen age group triathlete who races more than he trains. Good life balance! Karl works in the media industry in Australia and is passionate about the sport of triathlon.