Valley Royals High Jumper Django Lovett Headed Down Under for Commonwealth Games

Standout High Jumper Django Lovett, who trains with the Valley Royals Track & Field Club, will represent Canada at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia this April. The University of  New Mexico alum qualified for the prestigious event with a leap of 2.27 m at the Mt. Sac Relays in California. Lovett, who trains with storied coach Ziggy Szelagowicz in Abbotsford, remains humble in success and is quick to share the praise. He stated that “As hard as I’ve been working, Ziggy and the Valley Royals Track and Field Club have been a tremendous boost in contributing to my success, since my high school days.” The games begin with the opening ceremonies on April 4th and conclude on the 15th.

Written by James Porpaczy

The cost of training, traveling and competing at this level is very high. About $10,000 per year. To contribute to Django’s GoFundMe page click:

To follow Django, @d_lovett, on Twitter click:!/D_Lovett

To View Athletics Canada’s Announcement and List of Athletes Selected to Team Canada for the 2018 Commonwealth Games click:

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The Valley Royals Club Thanks Coach Sue for 15 Years of Service

January 1st, 2018 marks the end of an era as it is the last day of Susan Northey’s 15 years of service to the Valley Royals as Middle Distance Coach. Of her time with the Royals Sue says, I appreciate the many positive experiences and opportunities the Valley Royals has provided me over my many years of involvement with the club. I wish to thank the club and wish the organization every success in the future.”

The Club is presently in discussions with several excellent candidates to become the new Coach of our Middle Distance Program and an announcement will be made soon.