• 2018 TriNSW Junior Club Champions

    Well done to all our juniors who won their first junior championship!

Kids/Juniors Triathlon

Where to start?

The best place to start is to come to one of our club  “Brick” sessions at Parramatta Park. It’s on a Saturday at Parramatta Park -the bend near the end of the cricket fields (there is a wide path) it’s called “Salters Field” (near the cottages).

Junior Brick sessions coming up

5pm Saturday 2 March
5pm Saturday 23 March
5pm Saturday 30 March
5pm Saturday 13 April
5pm Saturday 27 April
(Closed for winter)

Brick is held on both Saturday and Sunday and runs for the majority of the year – we post on our facebook page weekly when its not on due to special events etc.

Our club coaches Daniel Bain and Emir Mujcinovic also run their own specific junior training programs that are extremely popular.

At Hills Tri Club we aim to support juniors as they progress through the sport of triathlon by facilitating a fun safe environment for training and racing. We encourage all kids to come and give tri a try!

Junior Racing

At every Hills Tri event, we hold junior races as well as our main adults race that we are REALLY proud of! We don’t award medals for 1st place, at our events it all about having a good time, racing friends and setting personal best times.

All our races are in a safe environment that feature:

  • A straight line open water swim with no waves
  • Life saving IRB and paddle boarders on the water for safety
  • A bike course closed to all cars
  • Run course with aid stations
  • St Johns first aid officers on hand all event
  • A professional race kit with race numbers and transition area
  • Electronic timing

Junior Triathlon Distances

Enticer distance 250m swim / 10k bike / 2.5k run
12 years: 250m Swim/ 10km Cycle/ 2km Run
10-11 years: 200m Swim/ 5km Cycle/ 1km Run
7-9 years: 100m Swim/ 2.5km Cycle/ 500m Run

Junior Costs

Costs for juniors can be found on our racing page. Pricing starts from $20 for members and $25-27 for non-members

Enter via our race entry page.

Parent Volunteers

Parents please note that we can’t put on events without YOUR help. We need about 15 parents each race to help direct kids in the right direction (or they all get lost / go the wrong way / do too many laps.. Hey they’re kids – as soon as the first person does the wrong thing they all just follow blindly!).

In order to keep tabs on who is helping out and to ensure we have enough people, we have set up a volunteer registration at our race page. Please help out and don’t just stand there watching, only to then wonder why things don’t go perfectly on race day.

Training with Onebody

Onebody Indoor Cycling sessions allow you to use your own bike for the most specific training option available indoors. We use a multi-rider system of Computrainers combined with the latest software to provide you with power based resistance at the optimal level to improve your performance.  Book in via the app.

Tuesday 5.40am, 6am, 6.55am, 7.15am – 60min sessions
Wednesday 5.40am, 6am, 6.55am, 7.15am, 5.30pm – 60min sessions
Thursday 5.40am, 6am, 6.55am, 7.15am, 5.30pm, 5.45pm, 6,45pm, 7pm – 60min sessions
Saturday 5.40am, 6am – 90min sessions

Onebody Strength sessions

Onebody Strength, Conditioning & Mobility Training is suitable for athletes of all abilities that are looking to improve their sporting performance.

Tuesday Core Strength and Flexibility 6-7pm, Castlewood Reserve Castle Hill
Thursday Strength 5.45pm-6.45pm, Onebody Studio, 16/9 Hoyle Ave Castle Hill

Book in via the app

ACTIVEKIDS Voucher Offer: Kids can join and race for FREE!

Great news – Hills Tri Club has been approved to be provider of the $100 Active Kids voucher from the NSW office of sport – just in time for membership renewal on Sunday.

To make it really easy for everyone (especially us – as it’s a lot of manual work for our volunteers to process these), we will be offering families the opportunity to use their $100 voucher when a junior joins the club this coming season as follows:

Current regular membership offer:
Join TA* + Join Hills Tri Club ($25). Pay for each race as you go as per normal. No vouchers can be redeemed via this option.

New ACTIVE KIDS voucher offer now available:
Join TA* + Join Hills Tri Club for free using your $100 voucher, which will include free entry to all of our club triathlons this season!

To take advantage of the new voucher offer, follow these below steps:

  1. Visit www.service.nsw.gov.au and create or login to your MyServiceNSW Account.
  2. Complete an Active Kids application through your MyServiceNSW Account.
  3. You will receive a voucher with a unique ID number for each child you register
  4. Email president@hillstriclub with your child’s full name, and voucher ID number.
  5. We will then email you a membership code to enter at the checkout of the TA membership renewal page.
  6. Go to the Tri Australia Membership page, and renew or join TA and Hills Tri Club http://www.triathlon.org.au/Membership
  7. Select the option called “$100 Hills Active Kids”
  8. At the checkout, use the code that Hills tri Club gives you which will reduce the price by $100, so you’ll only be left to pay the TA fee.
  9. Start training for the summer tri series 🙂

Your free race entry code for the year will be the same at the MEMERBSHIP CODE that Hills Club emails you. Nice and simple!

A few things to be aware of:

  • You still must enter each race individually and use the code at the checkout to get free race entry ie don’t just rock up to a race and think because you have the active kids voucher that you’re in, we wont be manually entering ANYONE, its up to PARENTS to enter their kids to each race.
  • Registration for each race opens once the previous race is concoluded. Race entries strickly close the wednesady before each race. Anyone who needs to do an late entry after the cut off will need to pay the $20 late fee.
  • We are planning 5 triathlons this season. So if you race all 5, your free active voucher is providing you $25 Membership, plus 5 race entries at $20 each, totalling $125 (more if you race enticer / spint)
  • Race entry for an ACTIVEKIDS voucher can be ANY distance that you child is abale to race e.g junior distances, Enticer or Sprint. No team entires available with free active kids vouchers – individuals only.
  • Our winter Duathlon is not included in the active kids program, Only the Hills Tri Series.

We also have a juniors page to have a look at too

We think this is probably the best Active Kids offer out there in the triathlon community. We hope we get a lot of Juniors to take advantage of it!

For more information on Active Kids Vouchers visit www.service.nsw.gov.au

* TA fee ($34-71) depending on age. Refer to TA fee guide

What our juniors have to say:

Grace Hayward

“Hills Triathlon Club is very organised, opened to athletes of all ages and abilities and all races are fun for everyone.”

How long have you been a hills tri club member?

7 years

What drew you to triathlon as a sport?

My dad has been racing and competing in triathlon for many years

Your favourite race event?

Hills Tri races

Tell us your triathlon highlight so far?

Placing 3rd at NSW all schools in 2017

What are the benefits of joining Hills Tri Club of you personally?

Well run events and races as well as meeting great people

What is your tri goal this year?

Top 15 in run away bay and compete in the Australian Junior series

Any tips of advice for juniors thinking about getting into the sport?

Have fun whilst you are racing and take the opportunity at events to meet new people and learn from experienced athletes.

Tyler Durant

“Hills Tri Club is a great club with lots of really nice people who care about your success.”

How long have you been a member of Hills Tri Club”

2 Years

What drew you to triathlon as a sport?

I watched my father compete and wanted to join in.

Your favourite race event?

The Garmin Series race in the heat, it was challenging and so good to get it finished.

Tell us your triathlon highlight so far?

Travelling with my family to watch Dad race in the ITU World Championship in Chicago.

What are the benefits of joining Hills Tri Club for you personally?

Being able to race with my friends.

What is your tri goal this year?

To race the Enticer distance in other states.Any tips or advice for juniors thinking about getting into the sport? You don’t need to have the best gear to compete, just go and race to have fun.

Mitchell Westhuizen

“Hills is a very happy, supportive and inclusive club which I am really proud to be part of.”

How long have you been a Hills Tri Club Member?

3 years

What drew you to triathlon as a sport?

When I was in Y6 I watched my Dad race in the 70.3 World Champs in Mont Tremblant, 2014 and thought then that I was going to compete at NSW All Schools the following year when I got to High School. I trained a bit for the race fortunately  I’ve always been a swimmer. So, I did NSW All Schools in Year 7 and loved every minute of the race – I think I came about 25th.  I thought then that I was going to train hard for the race the following  year and do it again. I did this – and started running at my school (Knox) in addition to continuing with my swimming squads at school.  Y8 came and I competed at All Schools again and this and I won the race and got to go and compete at Nationals at Harvey Bay.

Your favourite race event?

My first Harvey Bay Nationals in 2016 would have to be my all time favourite race.  It was run by School Sport Australia and   it was such fun.  The NSW team stayed in the same apartment as Victoria and we had all the other states staying close by. I loved going away and staying with the team

Tell us your triathlon highlight so far?

My highlight defiantly has to be racing around the country and racing on different courses. I’ve also made really great mates along the way.

What are the benefits of joining Hills Tri Club for you personally?

I love this Club.  I’ve made such good friends with other Hills Tri Club members. Hills have also been very supportive of me and interested in my progress as a triathlete.

What is your tri goal this year?

I haven’t got one specific goal this year but I’d really like to continue developing as an athlete both on and off the course

Any tips or advice for juniors thinking about getting into the sport?

Go for it. Do a race, see if you like it, and if so start doing a bit of training.  You might surprise yourself at where it takes you…

Ella-Kate Hussein

” Hills Tri Club is a great place for Junior Athletes to learn all the skills you need to enjoy Triathlon.”

How long have you’ve been a Hills Tri Club Member?

I joined the Hills Tri Club in January 2017 in after competing in my local school zone Triathlon.

What drew you to Triathlon as a sport?

I was already a competitive swimmer and liked to run, when I was doing the school Tri I really enjoyed it and noticed that it was really fun.  When I did the first Hills race everyone was so nice and relaxed. I knew that I wanted to do more races.

What is your favourite race event?

My favourite event is the Enticer, so far I’ve really enjoyed racing this event the most at the Elite Energy Event in Canberra.

What is your race highlight so far?

I raced in the Elite Energy Super Sprint Event in Nowra, whilst the Jellyfish were not great, I had a really good run and was happy with overall 4th and 1st in my age group.

What are the benefits of joining Hills Tri Club for you personally?

I met our Juniors Coach Robyn at the first race and she helped me so much, her brick sessions gave me the skills to become draft legal and I’ve made some really great friends. My little sister can also race when I am racing which is pretty cool.

What is your Tri goal this year?

My goal is to finish in the top ten in the Australian ITU Triathlon Series for Youth B Women, I’m currently 10th and have one more race in WA to go.

Any tips or advice for women getting into the sport?

I think that you just have to give it a go, find a good group to train with ahead of time, and just try your best, no-one is judging you.

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