ITU Development Grant Contracts: building for the future

By Paul Groves | 18 Dec, 2019

Published today, Olalla Cernuda (ITU Media)

ITU is pleased to announce it has signed the Development Grant contracts with the five Continental Confederations for 2020. A comprehensive and extensive plan that will be implemented throughout the world to support the athletes and coaches development, as well as to increase the participation of women in the sport on all levels, from grass roots to elite participation.

“Investing in Development is investing in the growth of our sport, and is also investing in the future. For ITU to have a fruitful and productive relationship with all the Continental Confederations is paramount for us, and I think these five contracts signed with the Continental Presidents show once again the commitment we all have with the development projects, and helping our national federations, athletes, coaches, organisers and technical officials to continue learning”, said ITU President and IOC member, Marisol Casado.

European Triathlon Union
The goal of the European Triathlon Union, for 2020, is to increase the membership across Europe in all triathlon formats and distances, as well as assist European National Federations to develop their own skills to attain competitive excellence”, said ETU President, Renato Bertrandi, who also stressed the need of “improve the liaison with ITU to achieve the best results for programmes already in place”.

The Development funds will help support the ETU Development Team, as well as some training camps for development athletes, to be hosted in Sierra Nevada and in Alanya, Turkey. ETU will also allocate resources to the National Federations of Armenia, Belarus, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and Turkey to help them organise talent identification and development camps, as well as education for coaches and organisers.

The full article can be read on the ITU website.

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