In search of the next generation of Paratriathletes. British Triathlon has launched a search for athletes to join its Talent ID pathway, sharing a Paratriathlon Champion job application this week, encouraging young people to sign up to a Talent ID virtual event.
The ‘Can’t You?’ campaign, which is holding its Talent ID virtual event on 27th February (sign-up here), is looking for athletes who may have been told about the things they ‘can’t’ do because of one or more of their impairments, but are determined, focused and driven by challenging themselves physically and mentally - ideal characteristics to excel in Paratriathlon!
Alasdair Donaldson, Paralympic Pathway Manager, said: “We’re looking for athletes who may not have mastered swimming, cycling and running, but who are already really enjoying at least one of them and driven by being competitive across all three.
“In developing the campaign we utilised a breadth of youth insights, our Paratriathletes as well as young athletes from across parasport, identifying the need for an exciting campaign to show the lifestyle, challenge and opportunities within Paratriathlon.
“We’re challenging athletes to think ‘why can’t I?’ when it comes to picturing themselves as a future Paratriathlon champion.”
The campaign is looking for athletes with the following impairments:
- An amputee
- Wheelchair users
- Visually Impaired
- A neurological impairment (e.g. Cerebral Palsy)
You can apply for the virtual recruitment event on Sunday 27th February here and read the job advert here