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Successful launch of National Triathlon Academy


Sunday the 30th of January saw the launch of the Triathlon Ireland National Junior Academy in Greystones, Co Wicklow.
The program aims to coach young triathletes up to the world class standard required to make the National Junior Squad. Along with the development of young athletes it gives an opportunity to coaches embarking on Triathlon Ireland coaching courses to work with some of the most talented athletes in the country and develop their own coaching skills.

The National Junior Academy is the brain child of High Performance Director Chris Jones in conjunction with Triathlon Ireland CEO Matt Mc Kerrow.
The group of 10 young athletes qualified for inclusion in the academy from the times posted at the TI Talent ID Day held back in November of 2011 and were brought together under the watchful eye of Academy Head Coach Eamonn Tilley & Team Manager Conor MacGowan with the help of a number of supporting coaches.
The aim of this program is to assist the junior athletes to attain the high performance levels required to achieve entry into the Junior High Performance squad. It has grown from strength to strength since its inception, and now has a number of athletes attending training camps abroad and racing for Ireland internationally. As the qualification standard is world class the Academy provides an opportunity to those who may fall below this standard to receive expert coaching and develop their fitness and skills up to the required level.

Training camps will be held every few months however coaching support and training plans are provided on an ongoing basic to ensure the athletes receive the best support possible.

Details of the next TI Talent ID Day will be posted on www.triathlonireland.com