ITU is pleased to announce that it has signed the Development Grant contract with the African Triathlon Union (ATU), which is aimed to support the activation of National Federations, as well as provide new and emerging Federations resources for development.
“The plan presented by ATU is very extensive, and covers different areas such as support to organize events, as well as athlete, coach and Technical Officials courses. We are very proud of the work our colleagues at the African Triathlon Union are doing to promote and develop our sport, and we feel confident we will see our sport growing more every year in the continent,” said ITU President and IOC member Marisol Casado.
The agreement includes support for athletes from Botswana to participate in the South African Championships, as well as offsetting the costs for athletes, a coach and an official from Djibouti to participate in the Sharm El-Sheik African Cup. A team from Somalia will also receive support to go to the El-Sheik African Cup, while a group from Guinea will participate in the Ivory Coast course and championship event.
ATU will also organize two athlete development camps, as well as offer Level 1 and 2 Technical Officials courses with the funds.