Welsh Triathlon Announce the National Triathlon Performance Centre of Wales
21 April 2017
Welsh Triathlon are proud to announce the National Triathlon Performance Centre of Wales (NTPCW). The Performance Centre is a collaboration between Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cardiff University and Welsh Triathlon, with support from Sport Wales.
The Performance Centre will utilise the world-class facilities and sport science support in both Universities, and has been developed to offer athletes the opportunity to train and compete at the highest level. In addition to the facilities, South Wales is a perfect environment for triathlon, from the stunning coastline to the challenge of the Brecon Beacons right on the doorstep.
The Centre is open to any triathlete of the appropriate standard; whether they would like to study at either of the Cardiff Universities, are part of the Welsh Pathway, or compete internationally at an elite level. Several notable athletes have already chosen to base themselves in Cardiff, including:
- Adam Bowden – ended 2016 ranked 9th in the world, 11x career top-10 finishes in World Triathlon Series (WTS) events
- Morgan Davies – represented Wales at Glasgow 2014 CWG, 4x GBR Championship representations
- Zoe Thomas – represented Great Britain at the 2015/2016 U23 European Championships
Luke Watson, recently recruited from Loughborough, will be the new Head Coach of the Centre.
“I am honoured to be given the opportunity to lead the Performance Centre. Cardiff is a great city, and South Wales is an incredible environment to develop as an athlete. I’m really excited by the backing we have from both Universities, and I think we can create something really special here.”
If you are interested in joining or for more information about the Performance Centre, please contact: NTPCW@welshtriathlon.org
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