Current and aspiring swim, bike, run leaders and coaches in the West Midlands region can now apply for a bursary to further their development as the region celebrates hosting the Commonwealth Games this summer.
The launch of the bursary coincides with the triathlon and para triathlon events being held at Birmingham 2022 with Triathlon England wanting to use the Games to inspire more people to take up leading and coaching to provide more opportunities for local people to get involved in swim, bike, run.
Through the bursaries, successful applicants will receive up to 75 per cent off the cost of completing their activator or coaching course with 100 bursaries on offer to people living and delivering swim, bike, run activity in the West Midlands region.
The first wave for applications started in September 2022. Successful applicants will then have until 1 March 2023 to use the discount.
Michelle Hayden, Head of Coaching at British Triathlon, said: “Without the dedication and commitment of swim, bike, run activators and coaches, the activity levels we see across swim, bike, run wouldn’t be possible.
“Birmingham 2022 provides a fantastic opportunity for us to build upon the legacy of the Commonwealth Games including providing even more opportunities for people across the West Midlands to get involved in swim, bike, run.
“The bursary is an important part of this in supporting the development of the activators and coaches who are key to the progress and delivery of swim, bike, run across the West Midlands.”
The bursary can be applied for by people living or delivering in the West Midlands region by completing and submitting the British Triathlon Coaching and leadership bursary form here.
British Triathlon are particularly interested in hearing from disabled people, females, people from ethnically diverse backgrounds and people living in or delivering to low socio-economic groups.