President and Chair of Triathlon England reappointed?

Derek Biggs and Jem Lawson reappointed to the Tri England board

Derek Biggs has been reappointed as President of Triathlon England following unanimous support from his fellow Triathlon England Council members. Jem Lawson was also reappointed to his position as Chair of the Triathlon England Management Board.?

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Over the past 12 months, Triathlon England has seen its membership continue to grow and has provided members with a high-quality series of National Championships, which are set to grow even further in 2013.

The London 2012 Olympic Games provided a unique opportunity to inspire participation in sport and Triathlon England has an exciting range of initiatives planned for 2013 that aim to increase the number of people enjoying triathlon throughout England.

Derek Biggs, who starts his second year as President commented: “It’s very exciting to be reappointed as President of Triathlon England in what will be a pivotal year for the sport. We will aim to deliver even greater value to our membership, and encourage many more athletes to join Triathlon England. With seven Triathlon England – National Championships on offer in 2013, there are plenty of opportunities for all our members to achieve their personal triathlon challenges.”

Jem Lawson was also delighted with his reappointment adding: "The sport of triathlon continues to grow with the number of race entries increasing year on year and we have a number of exciting plans in 2013 to ensure there are many more opportunities to participate in our fast growing, modern and dynamic sport. We have already kick-started 2013, with our New Year’s Resolution campaign, encouraging as many people as possible to take up the triathlon challenge this year.”

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Director of English Operations at Triathlon England, Mark Barfield believes the two reappointments will greatly benefit the triathlon community adding: "Both Derek and Jem have significantly contributed to Triathlon England's growth over recent years and with their continued direction; I expect to see even more success in 2013."