ITU confirms the partnership with African Triathlon Union
ITU is pleased to announce it has signed the Development Grant contract with the African Triathlon Union (ATU). The budget will be invested in strategic development goals including athlete and coach development as well as technical and event development, and increasing the participation of women in the sport.
“ATU’s plan will provide a positive contribution to the sport through a variety of initiatives and it’s great to give them the support to keep on developing our fantastic sport,” said ITU President and IOC Member, Marisol Casado. “The plan is heavily focused on developing talent in athletes and coaches alike, which shows how connected ATU President Ahmed Nasser is with the development necessities in Africa.”
Nasser said: “The signing of this Development Grant contract is a major step forward for us as we seek to consolidate the work of our Development Committee. The hours spent by our dedicated team has resulted in significant support being offered by ITU. Our plan is focused on fostering the growth of National Federations and creating talent in athletes and coaches. I would like to once again extend my deepest gratitude to ITU for the continued support and faith in our work and I look forward to seeing our new athletes’ race in 2018.”
ATU presented a plan to use the funds offered by ITU to organize courses and championship races in Benim, Republic of Sudan, Algeria and Namibia, as well as promoting and supporting athletes from Rwanda, Cameroon, Chad, Mauritius, Tanzania and Uganda. Included in the plan is also a Development Youth camp in Morocco and a Development Educational Camp in Tunisia, among other projects.