2021 is the year that the new Napier Port Multisport Youth Squad will be launched. Tri HB are very grateful that the our naming sponsor, Napier Port, believe in our vision as much as we do and have signed on as a multi year, financial sponsor of this squad.
Tri HB has noticed a massive gap between enthusiastic kids entering our Primary, Intermediate and High School youth triathlons (over 900 participants a year) and events such at the Weetbix Try (over 1600 entrants in Hastings) and then having no other events during the year to participate in. There is no pathway for kids to improve on their times and no squad or Club to join. Well, now there is!
The Napier Port Multisport Kids Crew is for children aged 7-13 years to give it a go. It is all about fun, games and getting to know others. It is about improving your own times and skills and receiving optional coaching in safe off road and in pool environments. Each new member will receive a branded race belt, drink bottle, gear bag, transition towel and visor for FREE plus there is a limited number of tshirts available. Membership includes heavily discounted entry to our events. Everyone is encouraged to give it a TRI and open to all abilities.
The Napier Port Multisport Youth Squad is for young adults aged 14-19 years old. This again is based around fun, but with more targeted optional coaching available. This will involve on and off road cycling, pool and open water swimming and running techniques as well as heavily discounted entry to our events. Youth Squad members will also receive a branded race belt, drink bottle, gear bag, transition towel and visor for FREE plus there is a limited number of tshirts available. Membership includes heavily discounted entry to our events and discounts at our sponsors. Again, open to all abilities. It is about getting out there and giving it a go.
The age bands are fully flexible so a 15 year old might prefer to be in the Kids Crew and an experienced 11 year old might be in the Youth Squad. It is completely up to the individual. Trainings are combined and groups split in two to offer some extra challenges to those that want it.
We know that kids are busy. We know that parents are busy. So our coaching lessons are optional and each week will focus on a different discipline e.g running one week, swimming the next etc. Some kids might prefer to work on their swimming and only attend the coaching sessions on swimming and other kids might prefer the running lessons instead. We are fully flexible. Our coaching is normally on a Wednesday 6-7pm at different locations.
As from December 2021 we are a Covid Vaccine Mandated Club to adhere with Sport NZ and Triathlon NZ rules. This will allow us to continue offering events and trainings. All event participants, volunteers, contractors, crew and spectators that are within our designated event areas will need to have their vaccine passes verified. All participants in our trainings aged 12 years and 3 months and over (and their caregivers if they are coming onsite) will need to be fully vaccinated.
If interested in joining or finding out more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 027 560 1378.