Volunteers are the lifeblood of our sport and without them, we would face many resourcing challenges.
Each season, we need a strong network of Technical Officials to service our events and we’re always looking for enthusiastic individuals to become Technical Officials.
What is the role of a Technical Official?
Our technical teams are responsible for ensuring that Triathlon Victoria sanctioned events are run in accordance with Triathlon Australia’s (TA) Race Competition Rules (RCR).
Our officials play a critical role in:
- Create an atmosphere of sportsmanship, equality and fair play;
- Optimise safety and protection;
- Penalise competitors who seek to gain an unfair advantage; and
- Emphasise ingenuity and skill without unduly limiting the competitor’s freedom of action.
Becoming a Technical Official is a great way to be involved in the sport you love. Whether you are no longer competing, currently injured or just interested in a new challenge, we would love to have you on board.
Our Victorian technical team are a diverse group of athletes, coaches and triathlon enthusiasts who want to give back to the community and work to ensure that racing is safe, fair and fun. While a Technical Official’s role is considered volunteering, there is a payment for each event you officiate.
Online training is available through Triathlon Australia, and Triathlon Victoria has a mentoring program in place to fast-track training and learning. By completing the training and officiating at three races per year, you can also earn yourself a free Triathlon Australia membership for the following season (club membership fees still apply).
The opportunity to officiate at ITU events and experience triathlon on the world stage also exists. Courses are completely free and are run regularly throughout the year. You will even be provided with a ‘show bag’ of all the officiating essentials including a uniform.
The role of clubs
Triathlon Victoria affiliated clubs play an important role in the provision of Technical Officials to sanctioned events. Clubs contribute in such a manner that is equitable, manages turnover and services metro and regional races. Affiliated clubs must provide a minimum of three Technical Official appointments per season (these appointments do not need to be from one Technical Official, rather it could be a combination of officials throughout the season reaching a total of three appointments).
For further information:
For general enquiries or further information on becoming a Technical Official , please contact Robbie Wallace, Development and Administration Coordinator at Triathlon Victoria via email or call the office on 9598 8686 during business hours.