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: https://www.gofundme.com/pgk5f94c
To follow Django, @d_lovett, on Twitter click: http://twitter.com/#!/D_Lovett
To View Athletics Canada’s Announcement and List of Athletes Selected to Team Canada for the 2018 Commonwealth Games click: http://athletics.ca/athletics-canada-nominates-46-athletes-canadas-2018-commonwealth-games-team/