CANE2CORAL: Matthew Hauser is interviewed after he finishes first in the 8km leg of the 2015 Cane2Coral.
Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail
CANE2CORAL: Matthew Hauser is interviewed after he finishes first in the 8km leg of the 2015 Cane2Coral. Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail Max Fleet BUN020815RUN27

Hauser named in Triathlon Australia's NextGen squad

HERVEY Bay triathlete Matthew Hauser's will be one of six World Triathlon Championship-bound athletes to benefit from funding.

Hauser, fellow Queenslanders Kye Wylde, Sophie Malowiecki, Zoe Leahy and West Australian pair Liam McCoach and Jessica Claxton were named in Australia's NextGen AusComGames 2016 squad.

The squad was announced by Triathlon Australia in conjunction with the Australian Commonwealth Games Association.

The ACGA supported the team's recent Asian tour, during which Hauser won events in both Japan and Singapore, which was the first stage of their international development.

The next stage is the World Championships in Cozumel, Mexico, next month, where Hauser hopes to continue his strong form.

Triathlon Australia's high performance pathway national manager Craig Redman knows how valuable the funding is to the sport's young charges.

"The assistance from the ACGA has been invaluable in supporting our young athletes and the support is having a significant impact," Redman said.

"Indeed, last year the athletes supported by the 2015 AJCGS program grant returned with some outstanding international results.

"All athletes will be outstanding prospects over the next four to eight years; indeed they are all extremely talented individuals that we believe will hold us in good stead moving forward.

"They have the potential to be selected in the 2018 and/or the 2022 Commonwealth Games Team."

Hauser won the Oceania Junior Championships, the Australian Junior Triathlon Championships and the Australian Junior Triathlon Series this year.



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