Triathlon Scotland - Women in Performance Coaching Information Day

27 Apr 19

Triathlon Scotland - Women in Performance Coaching Information Day has now closed and you will not be able to sign-up for it. Please check the Organiser's Description for any organiser updates.
This event is in a testing state, and is not open for public sign-ups until the organiser has launched it.

Organiser's Description

Triathlon Scotland is committed to developing a high quality and diverse workforce who have the skills, qualities, and expertise to help athletes excel in all environments.

It is a common feature across a number of sports, including our own, that women are under-represented in the coaching teams at performance level. For this reason, Triathlon Scotland are looking to provide support and further information for female coaches who potentially wish to progress into performance coaching in the future and how we can support you in your role. 

We are hosting a one day information session at the end of April to come together with the aim of providing female coaches time to network, learn more about performance, and help to plan your development to provide you with opportunities and support. It will also provide an opportunity for you to ask questions and get to know the Women involved in our sport.  

This invite is open to all female coaches across Scotland who are interested in finding out more about coaching in a performance environment and who are committed to developing their experience.


When: Saturday 27th April 2019 (0630 – 1430)

Where: Stirling High Performance Triathlon Centre, University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Why: Spend time with other like-minded women who are keen to find out more about performance coaching in performance and plan your coaching development journey.

Cost: FREE!!!



6.30am – 9.30am            Shadow Experience - Performance Team Morning Swim & Run Session

9.30am – 10.15am          Networking Breakfast

10.15am – 10.45am        Performance Overview (Fiona Lothian)

10.45am – 11.45am        Journeys to Performance

                                     Elite Athlete to Coach (Natalie Stewart)

                                     Coach to Team Manager (Elise Methven)

11.45am – 12.15pm        Performance Environments (Gillian Strathearn)

12.15pm – 1.00pm          Lunch

1.00pm – 1.30pm            Goal Setting (Gillian Strathearn)

1.30pm – 2.00pm            Personal Development Planning (Susie Benson)

2.00pm – 2.30pm            Q & A



This session will be supported by the following Women:


Elise Methven

Elise is the Triathlon Scotland East Regional Development Officer who has responsibility for supporting clubs to develop. She is also a qualified Level 3 Triathlon Coach and Level 1 ASA Coach. Elise is the Head Coach at East Fife Triathlon Club and leads the Open Water Swimming programme for Dundee City Aquatics. Since 2017, she has been involved as a coach with the Triathlon Scotland Academy and last year took on the role of Team Manager for the Academy.


Fiona Lothian

Fiona joined Triathlon Scotland in May 2015 as our Head of Performance. She is tasked with leading, directing, and managing our High Performance Programme. She has represented Scotland at hockey and was a professional duathlete from 1995-2000. After retiring from duathlon, she coached the Scotland Youth Squad and was Performance Manager of British Weightlifting from 2007-2012. Fiona is tasked with leading on the development of our performance pathway, athletes and the coaches who support our performance programmes. 


Gillian Strathearn

Gillian is currently on placement with Triathlon Scotland and is undertaking a PhD in Sports Psychology at Glasgow Caledonian University. Gillian is providing Sports Psychology support to the Triathlon Scotland Academy Programme and works with both our athletes and coaches for optimal race performances and overall wellbeing.


Natalie Stewart

Natalie is an ex-elite athlete who has competed on the international triathlon circuit for Great Britain and competed at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games as part of Team Scotland. She is a qualified Level 3 Triathlon Coach running her own Coaching business alongside being Head Coach with Pentland Junior Triathlon Club and coaching for the Triathlon Scotland Academy programme.   


Susie Benson

Susie is the Coaching Development Manager at Triathlon Scotland and is responsible for the overall development of our coaching workforce by leading on the provision of quality education and development opportunities. She is a qualified sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and powerboating Coach and has a BSc (Hons) in Physiology and Sports Science.


17 Apr 2019£0.00

For each sign-up, the organiser pays the Service Fee of 4% (min 50p). You pay no surcharge

Dates and Status

Date: 27/04/2019

Status: Closed

Total Places: 20


Gemma Simpson

01786 466928


University of Stirling Airthrey Road Stirling FK9 4LA