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Message from Outgoing President

Written by Craig Wright on . Posted in News

A warm welcome to everyone attending this years North Coast Tri Club AGM

A special mention to:

• Our club sponsors: Honda North, Als Cycle Surgery, and also acknowledge Tom Houston from Central Metals.
• A welcome to our Life Members
• Newsflash from Canada overnight: Sally Pilbeam has won her category in the ParaTri world championship event!

I would like to thank the hard working committee from this past season. We have a lot of people in our club who are very passionate about our sport, and give up an enormous amount of their own free time to contribute something to our club. We have a number of committee members standing down this season including myself, and the club remains in good hands with those committee members continuing, plus some new members who would like to nominate here today.

Our club has had a remarkable year in triathlon, our 20th year since formalities emerged in 1994/95! Our membership continues to grow, and we welcome many new members to our North Coast family of over 500.

We are very proud this season to win two major awards as a club. The first being the Interclub Championship Rob Pickard Trophy, from the Mandurah Interclub race in December 2013. To top the season off, North Coast were recently award the Triathlon WA Club Championship Award for the 2013-14 season, as the best performing club in the state. To take these two prestigious awards in the one season is a very special reason for us to all celebrate our club spirit and success.

We have provided a number of enjoyable member activities this year, including the Boxing Day ride, the Death Valley Ride, Lancelin Ride, the summer Aquathlon series, and the Winter Duathlons, and we look forward to continuing these in the coming year.

Thank you to all club members for your ongoing support of North Coast. Please give your full support and understanding to the new committee coming in. It’s not always an easy task, in as much as we cannot please everyone, but we do try to focus on the main issues affecting the majority of members both now and going forward. I have already had preliminary discussions with the member nominating for president, and I will continue in the background during a handover phase, whatever it takes. I have full confidence the club is in great hands going forward under his leadership.

Thank you
Craig Wright

Following nominations, a welcome to the new committee for the 2014/15 Season:
President David Martin
Vice President Janine Kaye
Secretary Mark Hoffman
Treasurer Eddy Girvan
Club Captain Alise Farrelly
General Committee: Matthew Roddis, Helen Mackay, Kelli O’Neill, Nigel Tilleard, Mandy Mandy Hulbert, Sarah Black.

New Life Member: Sue Scott

Congratulations to all!


Written by Craig Wright on . Posted in News

The North Coast Tri Club AGM will be held on 31st August at the Sorrento Surf Club, starting at 3pm, and finishing by 4pm. Following the AGM, the bar will be open and all members attending are invited to stay for a social catch up.

We have some vacancies on the committee this year, and we welcome new nominations for the committee from any members who want to have their say in the running of and future direction of our club.

Prior to the AGM, if you have any questions about how the commitee functions, please email me at

Kind regards
Craig Wright
North Coast Tri Club

Craigie Gym Update

Written by Craig Wright on . Posted in News

Great news North Coasters – Craigie Leisure Centre have just advised me that we need 8 continuous members, which we have (plus some), to ensure we maintain our corporate membership discount rates.
To renew your membership, or sign up new, you just need to rock up to the Customer Service counter and say you’re with North Coast. This will ensure you get the 15% membership discount on 12 month memberships (any type of access – best value is the multi-access). That’s right… FIFTEEN PERCENT!!!! That’s awesome news!!! You DO need to bring your membership card, or receipt of renewal, or some other proof that you are a current NCTC member. You can do this immediately, we don’t need to do a mass renewal like last year – fantastic news.
Craigie Leisure Centre has advised it is the responsibility of each member to state they are with NCTC. The Customer Service personnel will not automatically assume or check to see if you are.
Unfortunately if you have just renewed or signed up and not mentioned you are a NCTC member and not received a discount, Craigie Leisure Centre will not be able to provide a retrospective discount.
Those of you who mentioned you were keen – no excuses – get down to Craigie and sign up for the awesome discount!!!
Any queries can be direct to:
Grace Darby
Member Relations Officer
(08) 9400 4607

Craigie Gym Membership

Written by Craig Wright on . Posted in News

Hey north coasters – it’s that time of year again…. Membership renewal for Craigie leisure. In order for NCTC to get the corporate discount all memberships must be processed at the same time. I will be your friendly point of contact for this adventure. Some of you are probably wondering who the hell I am as I’ve been in hiding but rest assured I’ll be flocking to the back of the pack again. Please send Miren your details of interest or 0419 940 851 – please pass the message on to all north coasters to benefit from the great savings!!!

NCTC Club Awards 2013/14

Written by Craig Wright on . Posted in News

North Coast club awards as announced at our annual dinner last night:


Club Triathlete of the Year 13/14

Male: Blake Kappler

Female: Loretta Wesley


Club Junior Triathlete of the Year 13/14

Male: Lachlan Twyford

Female: Tegan Scott


Outstanding Achievement Awards: Tegan Scott


Senior Encouragement Award 13/14

Male: Alan Hartley

Female: Katherine Humphreys


Junior Encouragement Award 13/14

Male: Elliot Roberts

Female: Sophie Foxcroft


Club Person of the Year: Janine Kaye


Presidents Awards: Lee-Ann Dart, Kirstine Roberts, David Martin


Certificates of Appreciation:

Sue Libbis, Eddie Girvan, Dennis Tan, Lee-Ann Dart, David Martin, Kirstine Roberts, Bianca-Jane Harding, Kerri Waterman, Clare Whitehead, Dave Norton, Alise Farrelly, Paul Heyes, Rosa Illingworth, Gilly Chutrau, Bill Whalley, Blake Kappler, Linda Scott, Matthew Roddis, Rob Lees, Michelle James


NCTC Function Update

Written by Craig Wright on . Posted in News

We are pleased to announce that we have confirmed Simon Beaumont as our MC for our end of season function. Many of you will know Simon from his long term involvement in our sport, commentating races in WA including the Trievents series, and Busselton Ironman and Half Ironman races.

Also a reminder that your first drink is included in your dinner ticket price.


As the summer triathlon season has come to a close, we again welcome the opportunity for all members to come together, to celebrate everyones achievements, acknowledge the effort of all those who contribute to the ongoing success of our club, and let our hair down without the pressure of imminent races!

Our end of season function will be upstairs at Hillarys Yacht Club, on Saturday 19th July, kicking off at 6:30pm.

Tickets can be purchased via the Register Now link below:

We look forward to seeing you all on 19th July!

Membership & Insurance

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As we have just rolled over past 30th June, your NCTC / TWA membership from last season has now expired, along with the insurance cover provided through Triathlon Australia. To ensure your TA insruance continues, please renew your membership now. This is essential for any members taking part in club training activities including swim squads, interval run training, club rides, and this saturdays duathlon training.

Follow the links on our website:     > About > Membership > and join through TWA

TWA Awards

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Today has been another great milestone for the North Coast Tri Club, taking out the TWA Club Championship Award for the 2013-14 season.

This award comes as a direct result of the outstanding efforts from North Coast high achievers, who have today been acknowledged by TWA for placings in their age groups for Triathlete of the Year Awards. The full list of TOTY placings is detailed below, along with State Long Course Championship placings, TEP Squad members, and Technical Official awards and service recongition.

We send our congratulations to the North Coast team members who have today been recognised for their hard work and success this season.

It is also a great time to reflect on the entire North Coast family, who support and encourage each other for success and enjoyment in triathlon. For every one of you that proudly wears our kit, offers encouragement to our Trystars and Juniors, flipped a burger, sold a hot dog, marshalled a race, shouted and clapped all day until it hurts, you are the glue that holds this club together!


TWA Awards 2014