Elite Triathlon Performance Australian is proud to announce that four of our junior athletes have been selected for the School Sport Victoria Triathlon team. Kodey Hodgson, Ash Tonelli, Ben McShanag and Declan Dooley will all compete at the Australian Open Schools Triathlon and Australian Schools Triathlon Festival as well as the SSA Triathlon Championships in Sydney later this year.
Kodey is a developing high performance athlete. Her work ethic in training is of a very high standard and we are seeing this translate into solid race day performances. As per all other juniors, Kodey mixes Triathlon with school, social and family. She does a remarkable job of combining all facets of her life in a sustainable way. Keep an eye out for Kodey as she develops into a truly high performance athlete. Her legs are still very new to the sport of triathlon and it is only a matter of time until she is winning events.
Ash Tonelli comes from a great pedigree in sports performance. Her whole family are high performers and Ash is no different. Without a doubt, the raw talent Ash has will enable her to develop into a great athlete. Ash brings a great energy to our junior group training program and a fierce determination to succeed.
Ben is still finding his feet as a triathlete but is always eager to learn and has a lot of fun with his training and racing. With a busy school and social schedule Ben pushed himself early in the qualifying season to accumulate points. This paid off with illness affecting the later part of his season. Enjoy the experience Ben!
Declan, the Hockey playing Triathlete, has developed far beyond our expectation in only our first year of coaching him. He is a surprise packet and is only now really understanding his own potential. This kid is a future star, keep an eye out for him!
This is a great outcome for our program and ETPA couldn’t be prouder of what our athletes are achieving.
The networked approach between coaches, athletes and our supporting partners at Bounce Health Group and Evolution Cycles contributes to the ongoing success of our athletes.