Valley Royals Grand Prix Series

REGISTRATION UPDATE: Onine Registration is now closed. However, Late Registration is available via email to Debbie Foote at   [email protected] OR at the Late Entry Registration Desk today at 3:00PM near the Finish Line in Clearbrook Park. Late Registration Price is $12 (includes all of the races in the series)

For info about the Valley Royals Grand Prix Racing Series click here:

Join the Grand Prix Volunteer Team & Get Your Volunteer Hours

Athletes! Parents! Grandparents! Aunts, Uncles & Cousins! All are welcome to join the amazing volunteer team that will host the Valley Royals Grand Prix Racing Series for hundreds of students from the Abbotsford & Mission area. 

Email Angela Dehaan [email protected] to join the volunteer team! (See Volunteer Info below for instructions)

Also be sure to sign in at the registration table for each race that you work to get your VOLUNTEER HOURS! All Royals athletes need to get volunteer hours each year. Hours can be completed by the athlete and/or their family members

Grand Prix Volunteer Info:

Grand Prix Location is – Clearbrook Park – 3680 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford, BC

When – September 19, 26, October 3 & 10  Wednesday afternoons from 3 – 6pm – EXCECPTION: Set Up Crew please arrive at Clearbrook park by 2:00 pm

We are looking for volunteers to confirm if they are able to help in the following key areas:

Concession           – (it will be stocked, you will just have to sell the items, help with set up and take down of the tent / tables) – 2/3 people

First Aid                 – Do you have your level 1 or 2 first aid ticket? If so, we need you!

Parking                  – We need strong willed people to monitor the entrance lane to the main parking at Clearbrook park to ensure traffic is not blocked by illegally parked cars – 1 – 2 people

Set Up                    – if you are able to arrive earlier than 3 pm, please let us know, we need a crew of at least 5-10 people between 2 – 3pm to help with setting up the course.

Rabbits/Turtles    – Do you enjoy running? If so, please let us know. We will need people to lead and sweep all races. Yes… you will get a head start if you lead J 

Marking the course -During the race helping direct and supervise runners

Finish line            – maintaining the order of runners and recording their placements

  1. If you have any Valley Royals gear, please try to wear it to the meet. (red & blue will do – not mandatory – just a nice touch – we have safety vests and volunteer tags available as well).
  2. Please ensure you are prepared for the weather. Bring Water, dress in layers etc.  
  3. Please arrive at Clearbrook park by 3:00 and check in at the volunteer/registration tent at the finish line. (Big tent at finish line)
  4. We ask that All Volunteers please allow time to stay behind after the final race to help with clean up. I expect we should all be done by 5:30/6pm
  5. The more help we have, the better! Please feel free to invite friends, family, neighbors looking for volunteer credits (I believe it’s a high school grad requirement), please have them contact us.  I’m sure we can find a spot for more help. 
  6. If you have helped in previous years and would like to be placed back in that volunteer position please indicate that in your email response.

Thank you for your time, we look forward to hearing from you!

Kindest regards, Angela Dehaan

Contact Christa to Register for Pinetree Classic

The Junior Development Group and the Endurance Running Group are getting ready for their first Cross Country Race of the Season…

 The Pinetree Classic Cross Country Racing Event— Saturday September 15, 2018 JD/Midget/Open/Masters Mundy Park, Coquitlam. 

10:00 am 6km Women / 8km Men Open/Masters. Undulating mulch/gravel trails, grass with some blacktop. Not suitable for spikes.

 11:00 am – Noon. JD divisions. Course lengths vary from 2.5k to 4.4k according to age.
Undulating mulch/gravel trails, grass, suitable for spikes.

To register for this race email Christa at [email protected] before midnight Tuesday, September 11th and let her know. She will complete your registration and apply any fundraising credits you may have toward the entry fee.

Neufeld Farms Frozen Food Fundraiser

Order Deadline: Monday Sept 24th                     Pick Up: Thursday Oct 4th at 5:15 PM at the Clearbrook Park Parking Lot 

Sellers are responsible to pick up and deliver their customer’s orders on Delivery Pick Up Day 

Valley Royals!  Back by popular demand, the Club is doing a Neufeld Farms Fundraiser just in time to stock up for Thanksgiving and Christmas! Neufeld Farms has some new items on their order forms such as new pies and turnovers.  There is also new GLUTEN FREE breaded chicken fingers.  The nutritional info and ingredient list can be found at (under fundraiser tab).


We are asking each athlete/family to participate as every order counts to fundraise for our club! Please forward the order forms (links below) to friends and families.

We ask each participant to aim to sell a minimum of 8 items from the Chicken and More fundraiser and 2 items from the Cookie/Pie fundraiser.

Please note that payment is due at time of order to Anna Maria Molina by cash or cheque made payable to the Valley Royals….

To submit your order, contact Anna Maria Molina [email protected] or 604-996-5472 (TEXT ONLY PLEASE) 

We are going paperless with this fundraiser so Text or Email Anna Maria this info: Your Customer’s Name and a List of each Product they would like (include product name, quantity, price) & then Customer’s Grand Total

Food Order Form: Chicken, Beef, Seafood & More Order Form_Neufeld Farms

Desserts Order Form: Cookies & More Order Form_Neufeld Farms

Register for Fall Cross Country Season

Valley Royals Cross Country training groups are accepting registrations for the fall season. Click the “Join or Renew Your Membership” button in the sidebar or click this link:  Athletes who bought the Full Year package are already registered for the Cross Country Season. Contact Club Administrator Christa McAuley at [email protected] if you need to check which package you bought or if you have any questions.

Head Coach of Cross Country:  Coach Scott Svelander  

Assistant Coaches for JD Cross Country: 

 Harneet Uppal,  Parmvir Waring,  Andrew Ott

The JD Cross Country Running Group (Ages 8-13) and the Endurance Running Group (Ages 14 & up) meet on:

  • Tuesdays JDs train 4:15-5:15 PM, Endurance Group trains 4:15 – 5:45 PM
  • Thursdays JDs train 4:15-5:15 PM, Endurance Group trains 4:15-5:45 PM
  • Saturdays JDs train 10:00 – 11:00 AM, Endurance Group trains 10:00-11:30 AM

Head Coach, Scott Svelander, and his team of JD Assistant Coaches, will meet athletes at the Sign/Entrance to the open field beside Clearbrook Park parking lot (just off Clearbrook Road to the north of Clearbrook Elementary School). Practice is rain or shine so dress appropriately, and bring water.

For more information about the training groups see:

Congratulations to Royals Youth Athletes at Legion Nationals

Congratulations to Royals athletes Elliott Payne, Liam Espedido and Joshua Carsience who competed in the Legion National Youth Track & Field Championships this past weekend in Brandon, Manitoba. 

Liam competed in High Jump clearing 1.83 m to place 10th in the U18 division. Elliott threw Javelin earning a 5th place finish in U18 with a throw of 57.88 m. Joshua competed in Pole Vault achieving a twenty-centimeter personal best jump of 3.90 m to receive the Silver Medal for U18 men. The club is very proud of their efforts! 

The Abbotsford News published an article about our club athletes at Legion National Youth Track & Field Championships on page A18 of Friday August 24th’s paper.

An online version of this article can be found here:

Results from the 2018 Legion National Youth Track & Field Championships are available here:

Record Medal Haul for Valley Royals JD Athletes at Provincial Championships

This past weekend in Kelowna, under scorching conditions, eighteen Valley Royals athletes gave brilliant performances at the Provincial Junior Development Track and Field Championships for 8-13 year-olds. The Royals squad brought home 11 golds, 9 silvers and 4 bronze medals along with numerous other top-8 performances.   

Mark Molina dominated the 12-year old category in the sprints, capturing gold in the 100 meter, 200 meter and 300 meter events.   Just for good measure, he claimed the silver in long jump, discus and medley relay.   


Rookie Alexia Smith proved she can run any distance winning gold in the 100 meter, 600 meter and 1000 meter races in the nine-year old girls category.   This was a follow-up to another gold in the medley relay and her silvers in the 60 meter dash, and girls 4 by 100 meter relay.   


The top individual performance of the meet goes to Benjamin Wright in the 12 year-old boys long jump.  A head shorter that most of his competitors, and struggling to control his speed under some blustery conditions, Ben faulted on his first two attempts stepping just over the board.   For his third and final attempt, we adjusted the starting point of his run-up and I told him to go-for-broke, because I knew he was already jumping well.  He then cranked off an astonishing leap of 5.33 meters, a distance not normally achieved by boys until they’re 14 or 15. His jump was a personal best of nearly half a meter and easily won him the gold.  In over thirty years in the sport, I don’t think I’ve ever witnessed a more clutch performance under pressure. Unfortunately, a nagging injury flared up after the competition that prevented Ben from competing further in the sprints where he was a medal contender.   

Most importantly, all of our Royal athletes were achieving their lifetime and season’s best performances at the meet and were having fun in the process.    The meet wraps up the Royals track season until cross-country in the fall.

Cross Country practices will be on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 4:15 PM and Saturdays at 10:00 AM in Clearbrook Park. To register for the Fall Cross Country Season click on the “Join or Renew” button in the sidebar to access our online registration and payment system. For more info about our cross country running groups see our Practice Schedule Page:

Here’s a full list of all Royals medal winners at the BC JD Championships:

Jesse Booth – silver boys 4 x 100 relay, bronze – 9 year-old 60 meter hurdles, 

Charlie Franson – silver boys 4 x 100 relay, bronze – 9 year-old discus, 

Sierra Greene – silver – girls medley relay, silver – girls 4 x 100 relay

Teeaurah Greene – silver – girls medley relay, silver -girls 4 x 100 relay

Bhavneet Grewal – gold – girls medley relay, bronze 9 year-old girls high jump, 

Dulce Mia Gunning – silver girls 4 x 100 relay

Dhea Kondolay – golds – 9 year-old girls high jump & shot put, silver- 9 year-old girls 60 meter hurdles, silver – girls medley relay

Erik Levings – silver – boys medley relay

Mark Molina – golds -12 year old boys 100 meters, 200 meters & 300 meters, silvers – discus & long jump, silver – boys medley relay

Noah Molina – silver – boys medley relay, bronze – 13 year-old boys pole vault

Gurpartap Sandhu – gold – 10 year-old girls javelin, bronze 10 year-old girls long jump, gold – girls medley relay, silver – girls 4 x 100 relay

Alexia Smith – golds – 9 year-old girls 100 meters, 600 meters and 1000 meters, girls medley relay, silvers – girls 60 meters,  girls 4 x 100 relay

Sarah Thiel – silver – girls medley relay, silver- girls 4 x 100 relay

Emily Tinsley – gold – girls medley relay, silver – girls 4 x 100 relay

Luke Wight – silver – boys medley relay, silver – boys 4 x 100 relay

Benjamin Wight – silver – boys 4 x 100 relay

Benjamin Wright – gold – 12 year old boys long jump

 Written by Coach Trevor Wight

The JD’s were featured in the Abbotsford News, Wednesday August 1st, on page A15. For an online version of this article click: