Royals Achieve Great Results at Nationals in Ottawa

Congratulations to Vikramjit Gondara, Alexa Porpaczy, Rowan Hamilton, Django Lovett and Eric Chatten on their stellar performances at the 2018 Canadian Track & Field Championships in Ottawa.

Vikramjit Gondara is double Gold Medalist for Canadian Men (U20) setting a new personal best in Hammer with a throw of 65.71 m and winning Discus with a throw of 48.36 m

Alexa Porpaczy is Gold Medalist for Canadian Women (U20) in High Jump clearing 1.74 m 

Rowan Hamilton is Silver Medalist for Canadian Men (U20) in Hammer with a throw of 64.53 m 

Django Lovett is Silver Medalist for Canadian Men (Senior) in High Jump clearing 2.19 m

Eric Chatten placed 4th for Canadian Men (Senior) in High Jump clearing 2.13 m

Congratulations to Coach Ziggy and Coach Harold on the wonderful achievements of their Valley Royals athletes at this national-level event!

On Wednesday, July 18th, the Abbotsford News published an article about Vikramjit’s double gold wins at Nationals and about the outstanding performances of all the Royals athletes at the Canadian Track & Field Championships.

For an online version of this article and a link to the all of the results of the Canadian Track & Field Champhionships click:  https://www.abbynews.com/sports/gondara-earns-national-u20-gold/

 

Register Now for BC JD Championships in Kelowna

The Valley Royals Junior Development group is gearing up for their biggest meet of the season: The BC JD Championships in Kelowna July 27th to 29th. The club will pay the entry fees for up to 3 events for each JD athlete that competes at this provincial-level meet.

To register your athlete for events email Christa [email protected] before midnight Saturday July 21st

The Schedule is available here: 2018 JD Championships

For more info check the website of the host club (click link below)

Junior Development Championships 2018

Valley Royals Athletes and Officials Going to 2018 BC Summer Games

Congratulations to Valley Royals athletes Ally Hutchison (800m, 15oom Steeplechase), Vanessa Pirani (80m hurdles, 200 m hurdles) and Kailea Fuller (Hammer Throw, Shot Put) for being selected to compete at the BC Summer Games.
Valley Royals officials will be at the Games too: Dawn Driver will be officiating and Debbie Foote will be serving as Provincial Advisor to the BC Summer Games

For an Abbotsford News article about local athletes representing the Fraser Valley at the BC Summer Games click:  https://www.abbynews.com/sports/abbotsford-athletes-qualify-for-bc-games/

Register Now for Upcoming Meets

Enjoy Holiday Monday & Note Times When Practices Resume

There are no JD practices on statutory holidays so all Junior Development Athletes get a day off on Monday July 2nd. Also, Rotary Stadium is unavailable for training groups to use as the city takes down structures and cleans up from Canada Day.

  • Throws practices with Coach Harold continue this Tuesday, July 3rd, at the regular times and locations
  • JD practice  resumes Wednesday July 4th, 5:45 PM
  • Endurance Running practice with Coach Scott resumes Wednesday July 4th, 5:45 PM  
  • The next Power & Speed practice with Coach Ziggy is this Wednesday, July 4th, with a MORNING PRACTICE TIME of 10:00 AM (All of Coach Ziggy’s practice times are moving to 10:00 AM for the month of July so that practices will be in the cooler part of the day) See Practice Schedule https://valleyroyals.ca/practice-schedule/  for upcoming meets and practice dates

Harry Jerome International Track Classic Results

Congratulations to all of the Valley Royals athletes who were invited to compete at the Harry Jerome International Track Classic on June 26th & 27th.

Results available here:  http://www.athleticscanada.tv/gprofile.php?do=view_event&event_id=959&mgroup_id=47401&year=2018&year=2018

Photo of Coach Ziggy with athletes Eric Chatten, Liam Espedido and Django Lovett at the Harry Jerome Track Classic (Photo Credit: Ferdinand Espedido)

Register for Universal Athletics Meet

Rowan Hamilton Wins Harry Jerome Scholarship

The Valley Royals Track & Field Club is extremely proud of thrower Rowan Hamilton, one of four recipients of the 2018 Harry Jerome Scholarship. Rowan excels in the throwing events, gives back to the track and field community through volunteer work, and he is an Honours student at Sardis Secondary School. We wish Rowan the best of luck as he attends UBC in the fall.

To read the full BC Athletics article about all four of the Harry Jerome Scholarship recipients click:  http://www.bcathletics.org/TrackAndField/News/2018-harry-jerome-scholarship-award-winners-announced/2785/