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North West Regional Academy Trials for the 2020 Season 

The selection process for the 2020 Season squad is now complete.  Applications for the 2021 Squad will open during July/August 2020 The description below outlines the process:

This is a 3 stage process:

1. Online Application and review (see link below)

2. Swimming and Running Time Trials

3. Academy Selection Day

The Triathlon England North West Regional Academy Swimming and Running Trials will take place on Sunday xxxx September at Edge Hill University for the 2021 Squad. 

If you are successful at these trials you will be invited to attend the 3rd stage of the process on Sunday 13th October  at Blackpool Palatine Leisure centre.

Shortly after this invitations to join the Academy as either a full member or affiliate member will be sent out.  You may also be invited along as a Guest.

Applications are invited from North West based athletes born during 2007 or before who are likely to achieve 320 combined points or above.  This will provide an opportunity for talented younger athletes to experience the trials and get used to the process.  Only outstanding athletes achieving 340 points or above at the trials under the the age of 14 will be offered an affiliate place and this will be subject to individual confirmation.  Those achieving 320 points or above may be offered a place on their 14th birthday.  There will be a limited number of trial places offered to younger athletes.

Online applications can be found HERE - the trials will be open to anyone who can achieve the required standards. You will be informed by email if your application to trial is successful as soon as the applications have been reviewed. If you are offered a place in the Academy or Affiliate squad you will be required to become a member of Triathlon England if you aren't already.  Reading the Athlete Development Framework will help with the application.

You should read the Regional Academy Guide very carefully, it will help when deciding whether or not to apply. The Regional Academy Points Calculator is located at the bottom of the Talent Identification page and times calculated are based on those of programme triathlete's single discipline performances. Selection to the Academy will be primarily based on points achieved at the trials supported by information provided in the application process  this is likely to be a combined minimum of 320 points for affiliates and 340 points for Academy Members. Athletes aged 16 and upwards on the day will trial over 400m swim and 3000m run.  Talented athletes may be invited to join Academy sessions throughout the year as guests if they are particularly outstanding.

Katie Hewinson

NW Regional Academy Lead

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