Cecilia Monis, Denise Wong and Eugene Ong served as Technical Officials (TO) in the recent YOG Qualifiers / Southeast Asian Triathlon Championships held in Subic Bay on 17 June. The TO Team was led by Technical Delegate, Melody Tan from Malaysia.
We are delighted to announce Denise Wong, Peter Chua and Steven Wong selected to serve as Technical Officials (TO) for Triathlon in the 18th Asian Games to be held in Palembang, Indonesia. “The ASTC Executive Board has approved the selections and ASTC will announce the full list of TOs shortly,” says Sam Wickramasinghe, ASTC Technical Committee Chair in his announcement email.
The Triathlon, which consists of Men’s Individual, Women’s Individual and the Mixed Relay, will be held at JSC Lake Jakabaring from 31st Aug till 2nd Sep 2018. The TO team will be led by Technical Delegate Cheah Choon Nam fr0m Malaysia.
NTO Ng Siew Yee served as a Technical Official (TO) in the 2018 Osaka-Castle NTT ASTC Sprint Triathlon Asian Cup which took place in Japan on 10th June. She is the first TO serving as a Self-Funded Technical Official (SFTO) for this race.
TAS Technical Committee Chair, Peter Chua, was invited to Xuzhou International Triathlon organised by TRI-Factor. The route will showcase the popular landmarks in the city of Xuzhou at the same time exposing the sport to the local community.
Ong Si Ying Jasmine, our Level 2 TO, was assigned as the Technical Delegate to the 2018 Taizhou ASTC Triathlon Asian Cup which took place in Jiangsu Province, China on 2nd June.
Lin Guosheng, our CL2-TO, is also on the TO line-up as a SFTO. He is on his way to become an NTO and officiating in an ITU event is a requirement.
Course title: TAS Technical Officials Community Level 2
Date: 28-29 July 2018
Duration: 1.5 days
Time: Day 1 9AM-5PM, Day 2 5.30AM-1PM (Practical session)
Venue: Singapore Sports Hub (NSA Office)
Course fee: S$100
This course is opened to:
1) Invited CL1-TOs
3) Parents of Athletes
4) Teachers (PE)
6) Event Organisers
Brian Selby was the assigned Technical Delegate to the 2018 Hong Kong ASTC Triathlon Junior Asian Championships which took place in Plover Cove, Tai Po on 6th May. He is one of our Technical Officials with a Level 2 certification and has been with TAS for the past 10 years. In 2018, TAS has already seen 13 assignments by ITU/ASTC given to our Technical Officials.
Peter Chua, our own Level 3 TO and also an ITU Facilitator, was assigned to the 2018 Chengdu ITU Technical Officials Level 1 Seminar which was held on 2-3 May 2018.
The seminar saw 28 participants who will be on their journey towards becoming ITU Level 1 Technical Officials (NTO). The 2018 Chengdu ITU Triathlon World Cup was held on the weekend following the seminar thus giving the participants an opportunity to put their learning into practice, which is also a pre-requisite before validating themselves as NTOs.
“Junior TOs worked closely with the senior ones. The participants experienced a whole new level of interaction by sharing their experiences and being pro-active in any discussions or role-playing scenarios”, commented Peter.
Peter was also the appointed Head Referee for the race weekend.
The Self-Funded Technical Officials (SFTO) Program by ITU has been actively supported by our TOs in TAS. One of the requirements to be validated as National Technical Official (also known as a Level 1 TO) is to serve in an ITU race. This SFTO program is one of the avenues for our TOs to either get themselves validated or to add to their list of officiating experiences.
“Technical officials with appropriate credentials for the level of the particular completion and in good standings with their federations are encouraged to apply for the programme. While requiring to fund all expenses including accommodation and travel, the programme extends their experience and knowledge through ITU events worldwide.” (source: www.triathlon.org)
TAS is the first country in Asia to be awarded the Accredited Technical Officials’ Education Programme (ATOEP) followed by Japan & Korea. NFs with ATOEP status may certify their TOs up to NTO level. “We will upkeep our level of TO education to match those provided by ITU, so as to produce professionally trained TOs ready to serve not only at national events, but up to international level, says David Hoong, President of TAS and also a Level 3 TO with ITU.
The past 2 weeks saw 2 overseas race venues with our SFTOs officiating:-
2018 Subic Bay NTT ASTC Triathlon Asian Cup –
2018 Chengdu ITU Triathlon World Cup –
Jenny Wee, Joey Sin, Peter Chua, Sharon Khoo & Vivian Chee