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Lotterywest Grant to Help Triathlon WA Recover and Grow

  • Triathlon WA
  • 23 Jul 2020
  • Posted 14 days ago

LOTTERYWEST GRANT TO HELP TRIATHLON WA RECOVER AND GROW

23 July 2020
 
Triathlon WA (TWA) is committed to grow, strengthen and connect the wider WA community through the sport of triathlon. Through our work, we aim to connect and inspire the community to a lifestyle of multi-sport, and promote the triathlon values of belonging, health, enjoyment, respect, achievement, and integrity. Triathlon is a sport for life and is well positioned to play a pivotal role in shaping people’s health and fitness habits from an early age.
 
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic all aspects of the sport were affected from TWA operations and finances, clubs and coaching delivery, volunteers and delivery of events. Our sport is now facing the challenge of re-connecting with our community to encourage membership and participation within the sport going forward. 
 
As a result of all Western Australians having done their part to help flatten the curve, WA is in the fortunate position and have seen significant restrictions eased over the last month. TWA is committed to working with all stakeholders of the triathlon community to support the recommencement of the sport, with athlete and community safety front of mind. We are focused on supporting our clubs and delivery partners to promote triathlon as an inclusive sport for every performance level. 
 
This week it has been confirmed TWA has received financial support from the State Government COVID Relief Fund which will allow us to continue to invest in our programs and community engagement and deliver on our strategy, to inspire Western Australians to embrace triathlon as a lifestyle, recreation or sporting pursuit.
 
TWA’s focus is on encouraging a strong club membership structure which allows for our 2000 strong membership to train within a community of like-minded people. We continue to promote and capitalise on the health and lifestyle benefits that come from taking part in triathlon - the physical, social and mental benefits. These particular outcomes are imperative as we re-emerge from the COVID pandemic. 
 
The State Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and Lotterywest is a major supporter of Triathlon WA. Sport and recreation builds stronger, healthier, happier and safer communities. On behalf of the Board of TWA, we thank the State Government for the ongoing support of triathlon within Western Australia.  
 
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For more information please contact
Ashleigh Apps
Executive Director           
E: ashleigh.apps@wa.triathlon.org.au     
P: 08 9443 9778

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