(Ironman.com)

Singapore Women’s Triathlon Club and ROCKtri Ladies Triathlon Club in Singapore have been nominated to receive grants of up to USD$2,500 to support women’s engagement initiatives, including bringing first-timers into the sport.

Women For Tri, a program of the IRONMAN Foundation, has named the clubs as part of their 2019 TriClub Grantees and 2019 Women For Tri Ambassador Team which includes 45 triathlon clubs in 9 other countries including Australia, Canada, Israel, New Zealand and Trinidad and Tobago.

A new “Community Building Grant” for $10,000 will also be awarded to She Can Tri in Afghanistan.

Women For Tri 2019 Triathlon Club Grant Program

The Triathlon Club Grant Program was established to support local Triathlon clubs as they develop programming and activities to increase female participation in Triathlon.

Clubs are expected to utilize the funds to provide specific training for female triathletes with a focus on removing barriers to participation and educational programs for female triathletes. Networking activities and social gatherings with a focus on recruiting and engaging women to participate in Triathlon have also been emphasized.

Since the program’s inception in 2016, more than $300,000 has been awarded to 90 triathlon clubs.

“Women For Tri seeks to increase female participation in the sport of triathlon, and we have seen our club grants introduce hundreds of women to the sport.” said Kyrsten Sinema, Chair of the Women For Tri Advisory Committee and U.S. Senior Senator from Arizona.

Women For Tri 2019 Community Building Grant

New in 2019, Women For Tri will award its first “Community Building Grant” for $10,000 to She Can Tri in partnership with Free To Run. She Can Tri is training four women as Afghanistan’s first female triathletes. The program works to support women and girls in conflict areas through adventure sports, building their physical, emotional, and social well-being to develop them into community leaders so they can bring people together across cultural, ethnic, and religious lines.

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