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The Eden Triathlon Association is here!

Eden Triathlon Association

Eden Triathlon Association

The Garden Route may be known as the adventure district of South Africa yet, when SA Triathlon Champion Franna Vorster moved to the George in 2013, he discovered that triathlons were virtually non-existent in the region. Franna immediately applied himself and started both the Spring Tide Triathlon Academy as well as the Spring Tide Triathlon Club, the first (and currently only) triathlon club in the Garden Route.

With the lack of triathlon clubs in the Garden Route, local athletes were forced to register with either WP Triathlon or EP Triathlon. All the triathlon events in the Garden Route could only be scheduled to fit into the schedule of one or both of these districts. This however, is about to change!

Eden Triathlon - Bike

Eden Triathlon – Bike

Now with its constitution in the final stages of approval at TSA – Triathlon South Africa the Eden Triathlon Association will soon see the light of day. Franna’s passion for the sport has won over the sporting community. The hard work and dedication during the three years leading up to this momentous event in triathlon circles were done by volunteers, many of these the parents of the children in whose lives Franna has made such an enormous impact.

Triathlon as a sport discipline is growing in popularity and with Henry Schoeman bringing back bronze from the 2016 Rio Olympics and Richard Murray missing the podium with a mere 37 seconds, it is bound to become even bigger.

Eden Triathlon Association

Eden Triathlon Association

In future the Eden Triathlon Association will be able to determine their own events calendar. Athletes will be able to register in their own district and, with events approved and sanctioned by the ET, the district will be able to compete for Eden colours and represent the district at the South African Championships.

Eden Triathlon will fall under the Eden Sport Council – ESSCCC and will be affiliated with TSA. The upcoming season starts in September with a schools league and other events to enable a local team to participate in the SA Championships.

Sport Development

Sport Development – Eden Triathlon Association

On Saturday the 3rd of September a TSA accredited Training Official, William Walton, will be conducting a Level 1 Certification Course for Technical Officials and Referees. The Training will take place at the Fairy Knowe Hotel in Wilderness.

Registration for the course closes on Wednesday and costs R 250.00 p/p

Franna Vorster - Spring Tide Triathlon Academy

Franna Vorster – Spring Tide Triathlon Academy

For more information contact:
Franna Vorster on 082 799 3377 or
Hanno Maritz 076 730 3225 or

and to register your interest, please follow the link Eden Tri and complete your details

Pictures: RianaH @ Shutterbug Photographic

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This entry was posted on August 30, 2016 by in Eden Triathlon Association, Triathlon.
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