June Update from the Oceania Triathlon Federation
The last quarter has seen the appointment of Terry Sheldrake in the position ofDevelopment Coordinator for the region, thanks to the ITU’s support. He has kicked off his role with trips to Papua New Guinea and Tonga. Juliet Fahey was selected as the Technical Liaison for the region
ITU Congress and OTU Meeting in Budapest
Agreement between OTU and Pacific Games Council
The Oceania Triathlon Union and Pacific Games Council have signed a memorandum of understanding concerning the establishment the inclusion of triathlon in future editions of the Pacific Games. The XIVth Pacific Games will be held from 27 August to 10 September 2011 in New Caledonia. A total of 3,500 athletes from 22 Pacific Island countries are expected to compete in 28 sports. For more information visit www.nc2011.nc
Papua New Guinea ITU Level 1 Technical & Event Management Seminar
Terry Sheldrake, ITU Oceania Region Sport Development Coordinator, led a technical and event management seminar in Papua New Guinea in May. A total of 19 enthusiastic participants completed the level 1 technical course. Terry also met with Sir John Dawanincura, Secretary General of the Papua New Guinea NOC.
Tonga Site Visit
Terry Sheldrake completed a site visit to Tonga earlier this month where he examined potential triathlon/duathlon courses, met with key stakeholders, viewed a grassroots duathlon event, and discussed planning with the Tongan Triathlon Association.