BBU Talent Search

Application closing date: 05/06/2022

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Could you be GB’s next biathlon sensation?

The British Biathlon Union (BBU) is on a search for athletes between the age of 14 and 20 who have experience competing in sports such as running, swimming, cycling, triathlon, rugby and football. These athletes must be physically fit, willing to push through mental barriers and have a hunger to travel the world to represent Team GB at an Olympic Games.

What is Biathlon?

Biathlon is an Olympic Winter sport that combines the power and aggression of cross country skiing with the precision and calm of marksmanship. It’s commonly perceived to be one one of the most physically and mentally demanding sports.

What/when is the selection process?

The BBU Talent ID process is a five phase selection process.

The BBU will host a biathlon try-out day on the 11th and 12th of June which successful applicants will be invited to. The day will consist of a series of physical tests including trying out rollersking, a sprint on a Ski-Erg and a running test.

Those with rapid skill aquisition who set the quickest times in your age catagory will be invited to the next phase of selection – a training camp in Wales.

BBU’s 2021 Talent ID Athlete Testimonials

How To Get Involved!

All you need to do to begin your Biathlon adventure simply click submit application

The Biathlon trials will begin on the 11th of June at Stourport Sports Club – details to be sent by email closer to event with timings and details. To be considered, athletes must be:

Some stories from the BBU’s 2021 Talent ID Campaign

A journey to remember.
And it’s not over yet. Not even close.”

From the Northern Lights in Norway to the other side of the Atlantic in Canada, our 2021 Talent ID athletes have seen it all.
The training camps began in the UK where the athletes learned to rollerski (the summer version of cross-country skiing). Once the core skills were developed, it was time to go to Norway where there was snow underfoot, and the Northern Lights over head.

The Talent ID team then travelled to Ruhpolding, Germany, for their next international adventure where they trained and competed against German cross country skiiers. The results from this competition saw our British Biathletes walk away with multiple podiums! 

It wasn’t long before Canada was calling and the team jetted off to train in Prince George during the Canadian National Championships.