Triathlon Australia and five State and Territory Triathlon Associations (STTAs) - Queensland, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and Northern Territory have formalised their commitment to adopt the future operating model.
Under Service Level Agreements between TA and STTAs, a new national workforce will be formed bringing together Triathlon Australia and STTA staff, who will begin operating as one organisation from July 1, 2022 to deliver Triathlon’s Strategic Plan 2021-2025.
This marks a considerable milestone in the implementation of triathlon’s future operating model and is the next step from a firm commitment made between the six Associations in July of last year, to progress to the model with the support of Sport Australia.
While triathlon has been on a continual journey of evolving its governance, achieving great results through its whole of sport approach and national working behaviours, aligning the sport’s workforces will enable growth for triathlon through improving service consistency, operating efficiency and effectiveness.
Triathlon Australia President, Michelle Cooper says the evolved model is an opportunity for the sport to work smarter, through national alignment and local delivery.
“Triathlon's strategic plan unites our sport through a shared purpose, vision and values, with a particular focus on unity, collaboration and inclusivity to ensure triathlon and multisport thrive nationally over the next four years and beyond.
“From participation to pathways, and performance – we are focused on delivering services for our members, clubs, athletes and the broader triathlon community through an efficient, and enhanced operating model that optimises success for triathlon in Australia.
“Through our aligned workforce, we are improving our organisational capability to deliver on our strategic priorities by strengthening sport alignment and our collaboration. We’re enhancing our local focus, while also leveraging the collective workforce to drive better outcomes for all of triathlon.
“This presents many exciting opportunities for our sport as we embark on implementation, and we’re energised to deliver on our strategy, focus on solving our sport’s biggest challenges and embracing our opportunities for growth together.
“We continue to work as a united, connected sport with all our member associations, and we remain committed to working with Triathlon WA, Triathlon NSW, Triathlon ACT to deliver triathlon across the country. We are actively engaged in conversations with Triathlon WA, NSW and ACT to ensure an optimal operating model for triathlon in Australia.”
The transition to the new national workforce is underway, and will be operational from July 1, for the 2022-23 season.