2020 Major Events - Invitations to Bid

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The bidding process for inclusion in the major events of the 2020 Triathlon Ireland calendar is open.

Triathlon Ireland is now taking bids for the 2020 BMW Triathlon and Duathlon National Series, the National Championships events and the Post Primary Schools Championship.

IMPORTANT DATES

The bidding process has now opened (September 26th), the closing date for applications is 9am on Monday, 21st October.

Organisers will be informed of the outcome of the process on 22nd November and the Triathlon Ireland major events calendar will be released by the week ending 1st December.

BID DOCUMENTS

More information can be found by downloading the PDF document relevant to each major event.

2020 BMW TRIATHLON NATIONAL SERIES BID DOCUMENT

2020 BMW DUATHLON NATIONAL SERIES BID DOCUMENT

2020 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS BID DOCUMENT

2020 POST PRIMARY SCHOOLS CHAMPIONSHIPS

THE BID PROCESS

Please ensure your race meets all requirements of the relevant bid document before bidding.

Bid Submissions must be made electronically via the link here.

Safeguarding

All races are open to juniors (under18’s) and therefore must comply with the following in order to complete the race request and sanctioning process.


Children First Compliance

ROI:

Under Children First legislation in ROI  and following consultation with Sport Ireland, race organisers who belong to an adult only club or are a commercial entity will need to complete a Safeguarding risk assessment and a Child Safeguarding statement which should be posted to the race website/facebook page along with race details. If there is no website it can be emailed out with race details. This falls under Schedule 1  section 2, (5a) of the Children First Act, ‘the provision of recreational, leisure, social or physical activities to children’.


Clubs with junior sections will have a Child Safeguarding Statement complete already but will still need to complete a shorter risk assessment specific to the event.


NI:

Race organisers in NI who are in clubs with no junior section or are a commercial entity will just need to complete a risk assessment.


Documents:

See link to Child Safeguarding Statement Template here.

See link to Race Risk Assessment Template here.


Designated Safeguard Lead

This person is responsible for undertaking the responsibilities detailed in the Event Management & Safety Plan as well as the Safeguard Risk assessment and must ensure that  safeguarding requirements are implemented on the day.

ROI: 

Events will need to appoint a Designated Safeguard Lead who has been Garda Vetted through TI and has completed a Safeguard 1 Course  and signed a code of conduct. 

This person is named on the Child Safeguarding Statement where one is created specifically for the event.


NI:

Events will need to appoint a Designated Safeguard Lead.

While it is not a legal requirement that the person performing this role  as a ‘once off’ has completed an Access NI check, where possible the individual should have completed an Access NI check through TI.

TI does require that this person complete the Safeguarding Children and Young People in Sport and sign a code of conduct.