Female Talent Transfer

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Have you performed at a high level in a sport other than triathlon? We're currently looking to expand our pool of female athletes with skills that will transfer to triathlon, the criteria are in the entry requirements below.


Triathlon Ireland recognises that to compete at the top end of international competition, we need a strong group of athletes racing on a regular basis against the best in the world.

To ensure Triathlon Ireland sustains a high level of involvement in women’s ITU events, more athletes must be found who can compete at world championship level.

Talent identification and recognising potential is a key part of the work that Triathlon Ireland’s high performance coaching team carries out.

Talent Id programme

We are currently seeking to increase our pool of female athletes between the ages of 18-32, who have a proven background of sports training and competition at a high level in a sport other than triathlon.

The aim of this process is to identify or transfer the skills an athlete has in her chosen sport to triathlon.

In addition, Triathlon Ireland wants to create a training group that will meet and train together on a regular basis with the aim of raising the standard of women’s high performance triathlon in Ireland, resulting in more elite Irish athletes competing at European and World Triathlon events. Read below to see if you match the criteria

Entry Requirements

To be considered for the group you must be between the age of 18 - 32 and meet one of the two following criteria. Evidence must be provided for one or both criteria.     

Swim 400m6:20
Run 5km18:30

Full entry requirements are available on our Female Talent Identification Document

If you'd like to give it a shot, simply download our Application Form, fill it in and email it back to National Coach Michael Black.