The comprehensive community consultation process has been completed as part of Triathlon’s Refresh Review with the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) for triathlon’s Olympic and Paralympic high-performance programs.
The confidential survey received a strong response with over 100 contributions, and there were 22 one-on-one interviews led by an experienced independent facilitator.
The community input, combined with the Games Team Debrief conducted by the AIS, provides comprehensive data and key insights to progress the review towards the next phase of the process which will be overseen by the independent Project Steering Group (PSG). In addition to the refresh data, the AIS Wellbeing Health Check process undertaken by all sports will be considered by the PSG.
This will include the development of an agreed strategy for Triathlon’s High Performance programs, and a support network that is designed specifically to deliver the agreed outcomes and an implementation plan.
To assist with this next phase, the PSG will engage an independent high performance advisor who will work alongside the sport to progress the next steps of the process.
Triathlon Australia President, Michelle Cooper, welcomes the next phase of Triathlon’s Review following community consultation.
“Thank you to all those in the triathlon community who have taken time to contribute through the survey and consultations. This has been an important part of the Refresh process to ensure input from triathlon’s diverse group of stakeholders including current and former athletes, coaches, and triathlon’s performance community” said Cooper.
“Triathlon Australia remains committed to a robust review, ensuring the outcomes provide long-term solutions for the sport and inform the future direction and strategy which will form the basis for resetting the program to maximise success in Paris 2024, Los Angeles 2028 and Brisbane 2032.