Highlands keen for a new triathlon club

QUICK FEET: Gabrielle Farrag took on the competition at the Dysart triathlon held late last month. pe-211110-084
QUICK FEET: Gabrielle Farrag took on the competition at the Dysart triathlon held late last month. pe-211110-084

IT’S exciting times for Central Highlands Triathlon, which is in the preliminary stages of rebuilding a local triathlon network, set to reinvigorate the event back into the sporting fold.

Already a number of meetings have been held to discuss the viability of the idea and the processes which need to be implemented before competition can commence.

Emerald’s Epic All Sports has given the green light for the group to use its facilities as the club’s headquarters, and the contact list of interested persons continues to grow.

“The feedback we’ve had has all been really positive,” club coordinator Craig Johnston said.

Representatives from the newly formed Dysart triathlon organisation were also in attendance for the last Central Highlands meeting and while it’s unsure as to which direction the club will take, the initial indications were positive.

“They’ve given us fairly favourable consideration,” Johnston said.

“They’ll go back to their club and talk about what they’re going to do.”

The CH organisation is also investigating the prospect of sending its members on technical official courses and introducing the club on social networking websites such as Facebook.

Another meeting in January will deal further with some of the finer details of the club, such as a constitution, mission statement and office-bearing roles.

Johnston said the club was beginning to take hold in the community but it was essential as many members possible attended the meetings to achieve maximum input.

“The feedback we’ve had has all been really positive.” Craig Johnston

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