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Primary - Tri Heroes




Cork Sports Partnership and Triathlon Ireland have teamed up to bring the Tri Heroes Programme to Cork. Tri-Heroes is fun, varied, stimulating and suitable for all pupils, whether as part of the curriculum or as an after school activity. The programme gives an introduction to triathlon skills covering swimming, cycling and running.

The aim of the programme is to introduce the children to multi-sport events with each child gaining new skills and enthusiasm for a new activity. This is one of a number of exciting initiatives being developed by Triathlon Ireland to support the introduction of Triathlon to Children, Schools and Young People as a whole.

The programme is aimed at pupils over the age of 8 and is delivered over 4 sessions.  Pupils will be introduced to the skills of triathlon in a fun and exciting way. The sessions will be delivered by a qualified Triathlon Coach and last approximately one hour. At the end of the programme the children will be invited to take part in a Celebration Event including other schools who have taken part in the programme.

What your school & pupils require?

To take part your school must have access to an outdoor space and if possible an indoor hall. Access to a pool is optional and the programme can be run without the swim element if required. All children taking part will need a bike and a helmet. Insurance is covered under Triathlon Ireland.

How much does the programme cost?

The programme will cost €5 per pupil which covers the cost of insurance, membership for each child to Triathlon Ireland, 4 coaching sessions and entry to the Celebration Event. Upon completion each child will receive a certificate.

Programme Details & Steps involved

Step 1: School registers to participate in the Cork Tri Heros Programme by completing the programme registration form and returning it to Cork Sports Partnership

Step 2: Registration will be acknowledged by Cork Sports Partnership

Step 3: Successful schools will be contacted by Triathlon Ireland to confirm acceptance on to the programme and invoiced to take part. Unsuccessful schools will be placed on a waiting list for future phases of the programme

Step 4:  Triathlon Ireland will arrange a suitable start date to deliver the programme

Step 5: School provides list of participants to RDO as agreed for insurance

Step 6: Certificates issued at the end of the programme

Step 7: Schools invited to attend Triathlon Ireland celebration event

More info:

Triathlon Ireland website: Triathlon Ireland/Tri Heroes


Other upcoming initiatives from Triathlon Ireland over the coming months will include:
  • New competitions/events of various levels (intra, inter, county and national level) that form a logical ‘National School Competition Framework’ for aspiring young triathletes.
  •  Resource guides to support coaches and teachers of school lessons and junior clubs to deliver triathlon lessons, coaching sessions and local competitions.
  • Roadshows that provide coaches and teachers with the opportunity to learn how to best use the above resources. These roadshows will be delivered alongside several other sports wishing to support coaches/teachers of sport.
For more Information:

Contact: James Kirby, Cork Sports Partnership

Email: jkirby@corksports.ie

Phone: 021-4347096


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Primary Schools Tri Heroes Programme

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