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North West Regional Academy Trials

Trials for the 2022-2023 North West Academy squad will take place on Sunday 18th September 2022 at Edgehill University

The trials for both new and current North West athletes for 2022 will follow the below process:

1. Please complete the online application form that can be found here:


2. Successful athletes will then be invited to attend Stage 2 of the trials on 18th September which will consist of a swim and run trial:

  • Ages 13 -15: 200m swim/1500m run*

  • Ages 16-18: 400m swim/3000m run

*Athlete age for academy trial distance is taken as age on 1st September 2022, accounting for athletes turning 14 between Sept-Dec 2022.  Athletes must be aged between 15-19 in the 2023 competitive season of Jan-Dec.

3. Following on from Stage 2, all succesful athletes will then be invited to attend Stage 3 on 2nd October which will include an assesment of cycling ability including bike pack riding and bike handling skills, aerobic capacity swim session, as well as 121 discussions for new applicants.  Athletes will then be offered a place as either a full Academy member or the opportunity to attend development training days as a guest throughout the year (see below).


  • To be considered for a trial in the North West, athletes should be looking to achieve around the region of 300 points.  Athletes should be aiming to achieve a score of around 320 points to be conisdered for a full place in the North West Academy.  
  • To work out your points score please use the Regional Academy Points Calculator which is located at the bottom of the Talent Identification pags.  Times calculated are based on those of triathlete's single discipline performances.
  • Selection to the Academy will be primarily based on information provided and seen through the selection process, however accredited performances for swimming on ASA Swimming Results, running on Power Of Ten, alongside triathlon performances in 2022, will also be considered when making the final selections.  
  • Athletes who may be new to the sport or who may need a little more time to develop in a particular discipline may be offered the opportunity to attend academy training days as a guest at the discretion of the Academy Lead.


Athletes who have a desire to perform at an elite level often show particular characteristics.  These include but are not limited to perseverance, dedication and an openness to coaching. As such athlete on the North West Regional Academy will:

  • Help create a positive environment where they are open to furthering their own learning and development which will encourage their own potential and that of other academy athletes to thrive.
  • Demonstrate commitment and the willingness to train to the standard required to become a world class triathlete.
  • Maintain in regular contact with the Regional Lead coach to ensure development continues away from training days.
  • Have an understanding of the Athlete Development Framework (ADF) and where their strengths and weaknesses lie in relation to this.


In order to fully benefit from the academy, athletes are expected to both physically and mentally attend activities both during and outside of academy training days and camps.

Face to face activity is held monthly, with remote support available where needed to help complement the athlete's daily training environment.  It is important to remember that athletes who accept a place on the academy and do not attend are effectively preventing another athlete from benefitting from the services the academy provides.

We do appreciate that at this age athletes will have many commitments to swimming and running clubs as well as school and we are very willing to take these into account and discuss suitable attendance across the activities the academy provides.  

A provisional schedule will be made avaialable and shared at Stage 2.

For further questions please get in touch with:

Katie Hewison; NW Regional Academy Lead

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