Take Part in the 2019 Membership Survey!

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All adult race licence holders received an email on Thursday, 21 November containing the Annual Member's Survey and we would be delighted to hear your feedback.

As Triathlon Ireland approaches 2020, the opinion of our members is more important than ever. Triathlon Ireland is putting clubs at the core of the sport and its development in Ireland.

As an organisation, Triathlon Ireland has a clear vision and steps have been laid out to guide us there. You can find out more about this in our Strategic Plan, available on the website here. As key stakeholders, we value your input - could Triathlon Ireland be doing more for you as a member? The survey is your opportunity to have significant influence into how we implement the strategic plan and we value your feedback.

what happened in 2019

Since the last membership survey there have been a number of exciting developments in the sport of triathlon, let's take a look at some of them;

  • Continued roll-out of the 'Equally Inspiring: Triathlon Ireland Women in Sport Plan'.
  • The first of the new ITU certified Level 2 coaching courses took place at the end of last year, with the second one taking place at the moment. There have also been a number of Local and National Technical Official courses throughout the year.
  • The 18 race BMW Triathlon National Series brought top class racing to all parts of the country with age group athletes earning points for both themselves and their clubs. You can read the reviews of the Women's and Men's BMW Triathlon National Series here.
  • We have had some impressive international results at elite and age group level with all eyes on the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics. Carolyn Hayes had a stellar debut season at international elite level, reaching the podium of five Continental and World Cup races and finishing sixth at the Weert ETU European Championships.
  • Triathlon Ireland sanctioned over 200 events in 2019 and as always are working hard to build the race experience in co-operation with our Race Organisers. The third Triathlon Ireland Events Workshop took place in March and brought together Race Organising Committes, Club Members, Technical Officals and Public Relations Officers.
  • Junior triathlon continued to go from strength to strength with an increased number of junior members and more children in schools learning about triathlon through our Tri Heroes programme.

Triathlon Ireland’s members voted in favour of some important governance changes at the 2019 AGM. The first of these changes gives clubs a greater say in the future direction of Triathlon Ireland by allocating each club with one vote at future AGM and EGMs. This ends the previous system of one-member one-vote. The second set of changes will ensure more gender diversity and professional skills are represented on the Triathlon Ireland Board of Directors. These recommendations were presented to AGM as resolutions on Saturday 27th April and were passed with an overwhelming 96% majority. Read more about these changes.

closing date 

The closing date for the survey is Sunday, 1 December. The link to complete the survey is within the email you received, please make sure to check the Junk Folder of your email inbox if you have not received the survey. If you have any further questions regarding the survey, please contact surveys@triathlonireland.com.

We appreciate you taking time to share your views and help with the evolution of the organisation. As a token of our appreciation, all respondents will be entered into a draw for one of five race licences for the 2020 season.