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Great Britain Age-Group Team Policy

This is the policy for Great Britain Age-Group Teams for both World Triathlon and Europe Triathlon Championships.


  • All applications for selection must be made using the official application process through the British Triathlon website.
  • We recommend that you ensure that you obtain adequate insurance cover. Your British triathlon membership willnot cover you for accident/illnesses so please ensure you hold travel medical insurance.
  • You must know and compete according to World Triathlons competition rules for Age-Group athletes.
  •  You must abide by the British Triathlon rules, by-laws and doping control regulations stated within the British Triathlon Competition Rules
  • In any dealings with the media including social media, please remember that you are an ambassador for British Triathlon, please click here to read the Age Group Code of Conduct.


  • You must be a current member and holding a full race licence (day licence not valid) of one of British Triathlon’s Home Nations: Triathlon England/ Triathlon Scotland/ Welsh Triathlon. Your race licence must be valid when registering your intent to compete and when racing. 

  • You must be either legally resident in the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland or a citizen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland. 

Race Day

  • All Europe Triathlon and World Triathlon competitions are run under the World Triathlon competition rules, please make yourself aware of the relevant Age-Group rules: World Triathlon competition rules.

  • Age Group athletes have a Code of Conduct, please click here to read more.
  • You must wear the British Triathlon Age Group Team tri-suit when you compete in World and European Championship events.

Uniform and Sponsorship

  • All Europe Triathlon and World Triathlon championships are run under the World Trithlon, please make yourself aware of the relevant Age-Group uniform and sponsorship rules; World Triathlon uniform and sponsorship rules. Please also see the World Triathlon uniform catalogue for your information. 

Fees and Entry

  • When athletes regiser for an event they must pay the registration fee when they register. The registeration fee for an event is non-refundable.  

  • Qualified athletes will be required to pay an International Race Fee in addition to the race entry fee. British Triathlon will provide support in the way of Team Managers who will oversee the teams prior to and at the Championships. All athletes will fund their own travel and accommodation.

  • The race entry fee is decided by the local organising committee (LOC) and will have to be paid via British Triathlon or directly to the LOC depending on the Championship event. The race entry fee will be set in local currency and may be subject to currency variation. Where British Triathlon pay the race entry fees, the race entry fees may be subject to currency variation and so there may be a small percentage of the overall cost to cover currency variation.  

  • The race entry fee will be due to British Triathlon as announced on the ‘Event' page of the website. All applicants who have been allocated a place will see a ‘Q’ next to their name on the website. As soon as the payment system opens, athletes can log on and pay their race entry fee in GPB. British Triathlon will also send qualified athletes an email reminder and announce the deadline of payment. 

  • Once the entry fee and international race fee has been paid and an athlete needs to withdraw, only the race entry fee can be refunded if British Triathlon has not yet paid their race entry fee to the championship organisers. The payment will be returned to you after the race invoice has been paid and the team entered. 

  • Athletes will not be penalized or black marked for withdrawing. It is understandable that circumstances change. We do however ask that you inform British Triathlon and your Team Manager in writing as soon as possible to allow another athlete to have your place.

  • Athletes wishing to apply after the closing date for applications will not be accepted. 

Your inclusion in any GB Age-Group Team can be withdrawn should you breach any British Triathlon guidelines or policies. 


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