The Brighton Tri Club committee is very pleased to announce the combining of the Sussex Tristars kids triathlon club with Brighton Tri Club with effect from the 1st October 2014. This is a big step forward for the club and achieves another of the objectives that were set out when the club was first formed in 2013.
Sussex Tristars will become the junior section of Brighton Tri Club.
Sussex Tristars trains children between the ages of 8yrs and 13yrs in Ringmer (just outside Lewes) on Sunday mornings during term time between 0930 and 1130. Coaches Sam Liddle, Graeme Cox and Matt Honey have been involved with the Sussex Tristars for some time and some of the existing Brighton Tri Club members children also train there. Sam has agreed to manage the new junior section of the club and will be forming a small group of kids coaches and parents to manage the section.
The Sussex Tristars brand for the junior section will be kept and a new logo based on the Brighton Tri Club colours has been developed. Sussex Tristars will continue to train at Ringmer on Sunday mornings so that there is no impact on the current adult training schedule.
Following the success of the Brighton Tri Club forum, a special Sussex Tristars members only forum section to the existing club forum will be created. This will be accessible via the Sussex Tristars website and viewable only by Sussex Tristars parents and coaches.
This is a very exciting development for both Sussex Tristars and Brighton Tri Club as it will strengthen both clubs and move Brighton Tri Club one step closer to being a fully inclusive family club - the committee just need to sort out some training for the 14yr to 17yr olds now....