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
TAS held the ITU Technical Officials Level 1 Seminar on 28-29 April 2018 at the Singapore Sports Hub. ITU Facilitators Daniel Sng and Omar Bakar, led by David Hoong, ensured the participants are kept up-to-date with the latest progress in Triathlon which included ITU rules changes.
2 NTOs and 5 CL2-TOs attended this 2 full-day seminar by invitation upon fulfilling their selection criteria, to certify or re-validate themselves as National Technical Official (NTO). “The level of enthusiasms and involvements of the participants gave us the opportunity to out-perform ourselves as Facilitators and got us involved in their role-plays and group presentations,” said David.
Participants were seen “participatively-fun” over the 2 days and were looking forward to completing their post race assignments to fulfil the requirements of the seminar. “We are encouraging our seminars to be more involved with interactions allowing the feel of real-life officiating scenarios leaving the detailed slides reading at home,” added Peter Chua, Chair of TAS Technical Committee.
At the end of the course, participants were briefed on the post-seminar requirements motivating everyone on the Self-Funding Technical Officials (SFTO) programme. TAS sees more than 20 SFTO applications this year.
A pre-NTO level course, the TAS Technical Official’s Community Level 2 will be held in July 2018. Participants from our current pool of CL1-TOs, Physical Education teachers, athletes, parents, coaches and event organisers will be filling up this class.
Are you good enough to race against the best tri-athletes in Singapore? See where you ranked in the National Standings and stand a chance to win prize money!
Did you know that if you are a Singaporean or PR (Residing in Singapore for more than 3 years), you can qualify to represent Singapore at the International Triathlon Union (ITU) Age Group World Championships? You will be racing against the best Age Group athletes from across the world in either the Sprint or Standard Distance, and you might be crowned the World Champion in your Age Group!
From 2018, TAS introduces the 1st season of the NTC Series. This series will play an integral part in the development of the domestic competitive racing scene. It provides an opportunity for top athletes in Singapore to race head to head in the most competitive environment over a season of domestic races.
Top Singaporean Age Groupers, Singapore PR and foreigners, whom had met the entry requirements, will also be invited to participate in the NTC Series. This will increase the competiveness and provide an opportunity for them to pit their racing skills against athletes in the National High Performance program (HPP), and vice-verse. This also allows for Talent ID opportunities of athletes into the HPP pathway.
For more information on the NTC Series 2018, and how to get involved, please visit: NTC Series 2018
The first race of the NTC Sprint Series is on 15 April 2018 (Metasprint Triathlon). Registration closes 3 April 2018. Hurry! Don’t regret the chances you didn’t take!
Register for 2018 Metasprint Triathlon here
If you have any queries, please email: email@example.com
TAS Selection Policy – Youth Olympic Games 2018
TAS announces the National Selection Policy for the upcoming Bueno Aires YOG 2018 to be held in Oct 2018. The policydetails the selection process for athletes to race in the YOG Asian Qualifiers as well as for nomination of athletes to SNOC for YOG 2018. In summary, the process for qualification goes like this:
- Athlete under the TAS HPP
- Born between 1 January 2001 and 31 December 2002
- Valid TAS Individual Membership
SGP qualifying race: Subic Bay ASTC Triathlon Asian Cup (21 April 2018)
- Top 2 Male and Top 2 Female Singaporean qualifies for Asian Qualifier
- (Should there be less than 2 Singaporean, TAS discretion to select the athletes for Asian Qualifier)
Asian Qualifier: Subic Bay YOG Asian Qualifier ( 17 June 2018)
- Top 5 Nation qualifies
- Should a Singaporean comes in within top 5 Nation, he/she qualifies a place for SGP at the YOG 2018.
- TAS shall nominate his/her name to SNOC
- SNOC does the final selection of athletes to be going for the YOG 2018.
Please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries with regards to the selection
For the full selection policy, TAS Selection Policy – 2018 YOG
The Triathlon Association of Singapore (TAS), invites tenders for the joint organizing of the said event for a period of 2 years from the year 2018 onwards, with an option for annual extension for a further 3 years.
|Documents to Submit:|
|a) Company Profile & Track Record|
|b) Annex A: Tender Application Form|
|c) Proposed Event Plan|
|Important Dates||Specific of Timeline|
|18 October 2017, 5pm||Deadline for Submission of Documents|
|20 October 2017||Shortlisted Candidates will be notified|
|23 to 27 October 2017||Shortlisted Candidates to present their plans to TAS|
|31 October 2017||Award of Contract to Successful Candidate|
All enquiries and submissions should be via email to:
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Singapore, 12 September 2017: It is with deepest sadness that St. James’s Place Wealth Management Asia can confirm that Steve Begley, an Associate Partner with the company since 2015, tragically passed away on Sunday morning after experiencing cardiorespiratory failure when participating in the swim leg of the Singapore International Triathlon.
Immediate medical assistance and resuscitation was administered at the event before transportation to Singapore General Hospital for further treatment. Sadly, Steve could not be revived despite resuscitation efforts.
We are deeply saddened by this loss and the thoughts of everyone at St. James’s Place are with Steve’s family. Steve was a larger than life personality whose positive outlook was much admired by all of his colleagues.
We are currently unable to comment further and we ask that the privacy of his family is respected during this difficult time.
We are deeply saddened to confirm the death of a competitor during the swim portion of the Singapore International Triathlon 2017. Immediate medical assistance and resuscitation was commenced at the event site. We also had a Medical Doctor with Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and other medical equipment for resuscitation on site. He was transported to Singapore General Hospital where he was treated. Sadly, he could not be revived despite resuscitation efforts.
At this moment, we have established contact with his family and we will do our best to render them any assistance they may require at this point in time. We are saddened and all our prayers are with his family at this time. We will only be able to share more details once investigation has been completed.
For Enquries, contact:
General Manager, TAS