National Junior Development Programme


Cycling Ireland are inviting applications for consideration for the National Junior Development Program for 2016. Those eligible to apply are those who will be first and second year Junior’s in 2016, male and female.

Closing date for applications is 17th December.

Applications must be made via the link on the Cycling Ireland website.

Squad announcement will be made in early January.

This is a wonderful opportunity for Junior riders to join an organised programme that will focus their talents and help to improve their skills.

Over the last number of years Cycling Ireland have progressed a number of young talented riders though the high performance system. The Junior Squad provides the challenges and tools to succeed through this pathway. This will be a major area of focus for Cycling Ireland in the years ahead.

Key areas of technical, tactical and physical attributes are all worked on and further developed with the ultimate goal of producing World class competitors. Junior squad riders are developed in both Road and track disciplines

Cycling Ireland would like juniors with proven performances, a drive to develop, openness to advice and ambition to succeed to apply via application for selection to the junior squad.

Key area’s provided for:

  • High level coaching support
  • Skills to manage training and education together
  • Learning to manage expectations and deliver performances at key events
  • Individual and team orientated goals
  • Exposure to international competition
  • Learning to excel in a high performance environment

There will be a number of training camps throughout the early part of the season that fit in with school and college holidays, along with some weekends followed by the key pre-Competition camp during the summer holidays.

See Cycling Ireland website for further details.