High Performance

High Performance Programme

High Performance Programme (HPP) is funded by the Irish Sports Council (ISC) with support from the Irish Institute of Sport (IIS) and the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI).


Irish Sports CouncilOlympic Council of Ireland





HPP Road to Rio Summary

2013-2016 strategic plan

HPP Road to Rio Summary

London 2012 Vision:
Pentathlon Ireland’s HPP vision prior to 2012 was:
“to have the first Irish Pentathletes qualify for and compete in the Olympic Games” SUCCESS

Mission Statement:
“qualify one male and one female athlete for the London 2012 Olympic Games” SUCCESS

HPP Structure

High Performance Director:
The HPP is run by the High Performance Director, Lindsey Weedon, who reports to the High Performance Committee.

Lindsey.Weedon@Pentathlon.ie (+353 867818331)
Lindsey has been with Pentathlon Ireland since October 2009 and is the founder of the HPP. As a BSc graduate in Sport and Exercises Science and MA graduate in Coach Education and Sports Development, Lindsey has secured support for the HPP from the ISC and produced impressive International and Olympic results. Representing Great Britain, Lindsey won individual Junior bronze at the Junior World Championships in 2003. Lindsey also won team medals including Gold at the Senior World Championships in 2006. Since beginning coaching with Pentathlon Ireland, Lindsey has coached athletes from Youth B to Senior and from National to International competitions.  Highlights include Irish representation at the Youth Olympic Games in 2010 and the 2011 World Cup Final which was held as the Olympic Test Event

High Performance Programme Squads

Pentathlon Ireland HPP has a three-tiered squad system which aims to aid the long term development of High Performance Athletes.

The 2015 Competition Selection Policy can be viewed by clicking 


Youth Squad “Training to Train”
To select a squad of Youth A and Youth B athletes with the purpose of training and preparing for Youth International competitions
A maximum of 4 Youth A boys, 4 Youth A girls, 4 Youth B boys, 4 Youth B girls (total of 16 athletes) may be selected

Development Squad “Training to Compete”
To select a squad of athletes with the purpose of training and preparing for Junior and level 3 Senior International competitions.
A maximum of 4 male & 4 female athletes (total of 8 athletes) may be selected.

World Class Squad “Training to Win”
To select a squad of athletes with the purpose of training and preparing for Level 1 and 2 Senior International competitions; specifically European and World Championships and the UIPM World Cup Series. These athletes will have long term aims for the next current Olympic cycle. A maximum of 4 male and 4 female athletes (maximum 8 athletes) may be selected.