Ireland Hosts ETU President's Conference

Sarah Keane ETU President's Conference

Ireland hosted the European Triathlon Union's President's Conference for the first time ever last weekend.

More than 38 representatives of the ETU's constituent triathlon organisations gathered for the day long event in Dublin's Aviva stadium.

2018 Reviews

The conference allowed the ETU committees brief the wider organisation on their operational activities during 2018, such as paratriathlon support; events and ranking criteria updates; finance; and the future plans for junior ETU racing.

Delegates also attended a series of round table discussions; as well as getting the opportunity to meet face to face to exchange experiences and ideas.

ETU President's Conference General

Speakers

Sarah Keane, President of the Olympic Federation of Ireland, and ITU President and IOC member Marisol Casado both addressed delegates, while triathlete - and Taoiseach - Leo Varadkar also greeted the conference attendees with a specially recorded video message.

Chris Kitchen - CEO of Triathlon Ireland and vice president of the ETU, along with Triathlon Ireland President Lochlann Walsh were also among the key speakers at the event. 

You can read a full report from the weekend on the European Triathlon Union's website.

Later in the evening at the ETU Gala Dinner, a series of prestigious awards such as male and female athlete of the year; technical official of the year; and National Federation of the Year were announced. 

Read the full story on the competition winners here.