Michael Collins is the Project Lead for Participation Programmes and the National Anti-Doping Officer for Triathlon Ireland.
He joined the National Governing Body in 2017 having graduated from Technological University of Dublin with a BSc. Honours degree in Sport and Leisure Management.
Through his time with the organisation to date, he has been involved as a key member of the team for numerous programmes including the Tri Heroes Schools Programme which was a new Primary Schools initiative running in conjunction with the primary school PE curriculum that introduces students to the sports of Swimming, Cycling and Running.
The programme has now seen over 3,000 students introduced to triathlon over the past 3 years, helping to build on the future of a sport that has grown significantly over the past decade and which attracted BMW as it’s main partner in a substantial deal in 2018.
Collins was recently appointed to an additional role as Triathlon Ireland’s National Anti-Doping Officer and during this process has also successfully graduated from the Law Society of Ireland with a Diploma in Sports Law.
He is also leading on an innovative participation project, opening access routes into the sport through an eSports and indoor based Duathlon Programme planned for delivery later this year. Following a successful pilot series of this programme, the end goal is to implement an indoor and virtual series of races within the Triathlon Ireland Race Calendar.
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