Interclub returns to the Hunter
Triathlon NSW are delighted to have reached an agreement with the Triathlon Clubs of the Hunter region (And close surrounds) that will see the return of an Interclub competition to the area for the upcoming 2020/2021 season.
Up until last season (2019/2020), the Hunter region had an Interclub Competition that was organised amongst the clubs themselves. Unfortunately, the administration burden and evolving nature of the club landscape meant that the competition did not occur last season and was unlikely to return anytime soon.
Triathlon NSW will now administer a competition for the region with the full support of all the clubs involved.
“When we first discussed HITS (Hunter Interclub Triathlon Series) 5 years ago over a beer, we didn’t know if it would work, let alone be the one of the inspirations behind a statewide Interclub competition. We really appreciate Triathlon NSW coming on board and Tomaree Triathlon Club is looking forward to a revamped and upgraded Hunter Interclub Series” Dean Morrison, Tomaree TC
One sticking point for the old Hunter Interclub competition was the organisation of a race calendar that catered to the requirements of all clubs involved. To address this issue, the new Hunter Triathlon League will feature the most popular commercial events in the region, as they are already well attended by the clubs and their athletes and will not strain existing club race calendars.
The commercial races also allow for a greater number of athletes to race, removing another concern that the old competition had.
Clubs and Athletes will do battle over four events taking in the Maitland Triathlon (Morpeth), Port Stephens Triathlon, Sparke Helmore and Club Champs.
Performance and Participation points are up for grabs at each event which at the end of the season will decide who is the Hunter Triathlon League Champion.
Triathlon NSW will also administer an individual competition alongside the team competition that will see a ‘Most Valuable Performer’ (MVP) crowned for the region and for each club.
“We are delighted to have agreed a competition structure that suits the requirements of all the clubs involved. We are looking forward to rewarding and recognising the performances and participation of Hunter clubs and athletes for the 2020/2021 season” Chris Cunningham, Triathlon NSW
Triathlon NSW will also work with Hunter clubs to encourage clubs members continue to race at other local Club Events.
The clubs participating in the Hunter Triathlon League are as follows;
Central Coast Triathlon Club, Lake Macquarie Triathlon Club, Maitland Triathlon Club, Newcastle Triathlon Club, Scone Triathlon Club, Singleton Triathlon Club, Tomaree Triathlon Club.
Forster Triathlon Club (To be confirmed)