Vik Gondara and Rowan Hamilton to Represent Canada at Pan Am Games

Congratulations to our 12 BC Athletes for making the 2017 Pan American U20 Championship Team! 🇨🇦👏🏽 They will be competing in Trujillo, Peru July 21-23! #gobc #tracknation #teamcanada

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Treasure and Lovett Dominate High Jump at Jerome Meet

Olympian Alyx Treasure and World Class Valley Royal Django Lovett dominated their respective fields at the prestigious Harry Jerome meet in Coquitlam last night, but perhaps the star of the night was Royals coach Ziggy Szelagowicz who had an astounding 7 athletes in the two events .
In the women’s category, Treasure was  clean at 1.81 and 1.86, but came up shy of her World qualifying standard goal of a staggering 1.94 m to make the field in London, England this August.  Valley Royal Alexa Porpaczy, the current two time  National youth champion and recently crowned BC High School champion finished second, edging out Wanetta Kirby of the US Virgin Islands.  Rounding out the top five were Valley Royal and Washington Husky Freshman jumper Gabriella Aquillini and new Royal and rising star, Eniko Sara from Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary.  
In the men’s event, Lovett saved the best for last with a dramatic clearance of 2.20 on his third attempt to take top honors.  Longtime “Ziggy’s Air Force” member and current UBC Thunderbird Joel Della Siega finished second with one fewer jump over current Royal Bryce McKenzie with both topping the two meter mark on the night.  Again, Royal members rounded out the top five with Michael Lambert clearing 1.96 and Zach Kuzyk.
Written by James Porpazcy

Register for Summer Series Meet #2

Ocean Athletics is hosting their Summer Series of evening track meets. No prizes are awarded but this fully-sanctioned meet gives official times/distances posted online. Includes events for JDs, Midget & Older

Summer Series Meet #2 is this coming Tuesday July 4th 5:00 – 8:00 PM at South Surrey Athletic Park in White Rock. See meet package for details and schedule: Summer Series #2 

Registrations are due by email to Christa by midnight Saturday July 1st 


DO YOU KNOW A PERSON, FAMILY OR BUSINESS WHO COULD BE A SPONSOR FOR THE VALLEY ROYALS? Use this Sponsorship Letter & Sponsorship Levels Package to invite them: 2017 Fall Sponsorship Letter & Sponsorship Packages for Valley Royals Track & Field Club  The Deadline for Fall Sponsorship is Friday August 18th

We are very excited to be hosting both the “Valley Royals Grand Prix” 4-Week Racing Series Sept 20th & 27th and Oct 4th & 11th and the “BC Cross Country Championships” on Saturday Oct 28th!  Our Fall Sponsorship Packages will include acknowledgement to our Sponsors for all 5 of these meets! Sponsorship Gift Levels include:

$100 Friends of the Club, $250 Bronze, $500 Silver, $1000 Gold (Includes 1 Feather Flag and more!), $5000 Elite (Four Packages Available-Includes Naming Rights to a Specific Age Race each week within the Grand Prix, 2 Feather Flags and more!) and $10,000 Super-Elite (One Package Available-Includes Naming Rights for the 2017 Valley Royals Grand Prix Series, 4 Feather Flags and more!)

100% of the Sponsorship money raised for the club by an athlete’s invitation counts toward the athlete’s Fundraising Expectation for the year. Athletes also get a Fundraising Credit for 50% of the dollar value given to the Club by the Sponsor that the athlete invited (which can be used for paying event entry fees) It only takes one Bronze Level Sponsorship to fulfill the Fundraising Expectation of a full-year membership so invite your friends, family and local businesses to sponsor the Valley Royals for this Fall!

If you have a Sponsor please inform the club via an email to our Treasurer Debbie Foote at [email protected] Questions? Call/Text Debbie at 604-614-4044

Let your voice be heard…


The Valley Royals encourages all of our members & families to participate in the “Plan for 200K” city-wide survey (particularly the one for Parks, Recreation & Culture). We would especially appreciate it if our members could ask the City of Abbotsford to build an indoor winter training facility with a rubberized floor — at the end of the survey you get to type your comments in a box.  There are many other clubs that are getting their members to advocate for building projects that will help their particular sport so it is important that our members’ voices are included too. The link to the survey for the PRC Masterplan is:

BC High School Track & Field Championships June 1-3 2017

Congratulations to all of our Valley Royals Athletes who represented their school at the 50th BC High School Track & Field Championships! Results are available here: 2017-bc-championships-results, the Gerry Swan Report is available here: Gerry Swan Report for the 50th BC High School Track & Field Championships June 1-3 2017, and Ben Lypka’s “Abbotsford News” article about Abbotsford athletes at Provincials is available here:

Several of our club athletes achieved medal standing including: Vikramjit Gondara winning double Gold in Senior Discus & Hammer, Alexa Porpaczy winning Gold in Senior High Jump, Greg Poirier winning Gold in Senior Shot Put, Bryce McKenzie winning Gold in Senior High Jump (see video link below), Eniko Sara winning Gold in Junior Girls High Jump, Rowan Hamilton winning double Silver in Senior Discus & Hammer, Michael Lambert winning Silver in Senior Boys High Jump, Joshua Carsience winning Silver in Grade 8 Javelin, Zach Kuzyk winning Bronze in Senior High Jump, Marley Hutchison & Cassidy Hutchison winning Bronze in the Senior Women’s 4 x 400m Relay, Rowan Hamilton & Daniel James winning Bronze in the Senior Men’s 4 x 400m Relay Team  

Click here to see video of Bryce McKenzie’s personal best 2.05m Gold Medal High Jump:

(Club athletes who achieved medal standing: Please email Monica at [email protected] with details, photos & video clips to add to this post. Thanks!) 

NEW! Valley Royals Sports Tags are now available!


Ben Wright’s dad, Chris, has designed Valley Royals tags and leather wrist bands that are available for purchase. These can be personalized with your name and favorite Track & Field event.  The tags are great as Zipper Pulls, Bag ID Tags and Key Rings. See this PDF for pictures, prices and ordering options:  VALLEY ROYALS TAG PRICES (Prices range from $4 to $6 and a portion of each sale will go to benefit the Valley Royals)

Get a custom design made just for you! To order contact Chris Wright at [email protected] Cash or Cheque only. Pick up can be arranged for Mon, Wed or Thurs at Rotary Stadium

Creative Ideas Wanted!

 Got a Skill or Creative Idea that could Benefit the Valley Royals?

All Club Members are welcome to bring their creative ideas to the Board for approval to do a small scale “Benefit” for the club and get personal credit for toward their fundraising requirement. An example of this is the Wright Family’s Sports Tag Benefit for the Club (which works well on a small scale but isn’t big enough to be a club-wide fundraiser). Perhaps you have a talent for Baking or Card Making or maybe you love to do a Lemonade Stand on a hot day. Why not do it as a Benefit for the Valley Royals? The club could help you to get the word out so our members can support your efforts and everyone wins!

To Submit your Benefit Idea email Monica at [email protected]