Many Thanks to Royals Hospitality Crews

What an amazing day the club had serving at the Canadian Cross Country Championships in Clearbrook Park! Many thanks to everyone who contributed to the hospitality efforts today!

The club has also received some words of appreciation from the event organizers: 

On behalf of the organizing committee for the 2019 Canadian Cross Country Championships, I would like to take this opportunity of thanking the Valley Royals Track Club and its many volunteers that participated in preparing the food for officials and volunteers.  I heard nothing but compliments on the food and variety and the delivery of it.  The Valley Royals participation did much to make the meet a success.

With Thanks, Gerry Swan for the Committee

I would like to personally reiterate Gerry’s comments as Meet Director. A huge thank you to the Valley Royals & their volunteers that helped make the 2019 National Championship a success. The volunteer food/ beverage service was greatly appreciated &  a valuable part of the event.  A huge thank you to the VR coaches that also stayed late to assist with equipment take-down. The volunteer food service  was done exceptionally well and the efforts were very much appreciated by the event hosting committee. Please extend our thanks to all the volunteers & the club executive. 

Sincerely, Andrew Lenton, Meet Director

Help Athletes in India

Got any kind of athletic clothes, shoes, spikes or light sports jacket that you’ve outgrown?
Jag Bath is flying to India on December 8th and she would love to take your athletic hand-me-downs to give to children in need at a Track & Field club there.
If you have athletic items that you can give, call/text Jag at (604) 751-1265 to arrange to drop them off at her house. Thanks for helping!

Power & Speed Moves Indoors

Due to the weather getting colder, and decreasing daylight, all Power & Speed training will be indoors until further notice.  Hopefully we’ll be back outside in late January as the days begin to get longer.  Here’s our schedule moving forward:   


Mondays 4:00-5:00 PM

  • 4:00 meet upstairs at track inside ARC**
  • Group heads over to Yale at about 4:40 for Strength Work

Wednesdays 4:00 – 5:00 PM:   

  • 4:00 meet in Small Gym at Yale
  • The outside door will be propped open
  • Please do not walk through the school

    Thursdays 4:00-5:00 PM: 

    • 4:00 meet upstairs at track inside ARC**
    • Group heads over to Yale at about 4:40 for Strength Work
    ** ARC: Abbotsford Recreation Centre. Athletes are responsible for their entry fee–load up a Pass Card with 10 or 20 visits and save!

Help Provide Home-Town Hospitality at Canadian XC Championships Nov. 30th

Calling all Volunteers for an Exciting Opportunity! The Valley Royals have been invited to serve at the Canadian Cross-Country Championships in Clearbrook Park on November 30, 2019. The club will provide food services for the Volunteers and Officials working at this national-level meet happening right here in Abbotsford! This is a great opportunity to see the top cross country athletes in the nation compete and show our home-town hospitality to the people putting on this event.

We have been asked to make and deliver Chili and Buns to the Officials & Volunteers for lunch as well as some snacks and beverages throughout the day. Including feeding our own club volunteers, we are preparing for approximately 100 people. How can you help? We need a Food Service Team to work together to cover these simple but important tasks:

  • 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM Lunch Prep & Serve Team to meet at the Warming House to cut & butter buns and package the chili into single-serving containers (labeling vegetarian and mild versions) and deliver the containers hot to Clearbrook Park for lunch time distribution
  • 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM Hospitality Team at Clearbrook Park to deliver snacks/beverages to the volunteers and officials as they are working throughout the day and deliver the hot lunch. (Let Debbie know if you can serve in the morning, afternoon or all day)

To get on the Valley Royals Food Service Team for the Canadian National Cross Country Championships contact Debbie Foote at [email protected]

Navigating University Recruitment

This Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 6:30-8:00pm
High School Athletes are invited to “Navigating University Recruitment” Seminar by Streamline Athletes at the Fortius Sport & Health Building in Burnaby. Just $10. Register Here:

High school athletes and families are invited to Navigating University Recruitment – an event co-hosted by Streamline Athletes & BC Athletics to arm aspiring collegiate athletes with the info needed to make the best university decisions possible. 

They’ll be discussing university recruitment and the collegiate track and field landscape. They’ll also be joined by a panel of former student-athletes (now elite professionals) who will be chatting about their own journeys from high school, through university, to today! 

The event will feature a demo of the newest version of Streamline Athletes, so that athletes and families know how to best use this online tool to support their recruitment.


Trevor Wight Named Head Coach of the Valley Royals

Dear Royals Family,

After taking a sabbatical from coaching for most of 2019, I have recently taken on the role of head coach of the Valley Royals.   Put simply, my job is to get the many moving parts of club working together to ensure that every athlete, regardless of age or ability, receives the best possible instruction and has the best possible experience while training and competing.  More than this, my goal, and our goal as a coaching staff is to instill in our athletes what we hope will be a life-long love of the sport, of the process of training, and of physical activity.  

As a long-time member of the Royals, I am acutely aware of our club’s long, rich and successful history within our city.   I am both honoured and humbled to be asked to lead.  I look forward to connecting and working with all of you in the coming months to ensure that we can continue to build on our successes and overcome our challenges.

Yours in Sport, Trevor Wight, Head Coach and Power/Speed Coach, Valley Royals Track and Field Club

Pole Vault Team Needs Trailers for Winter Training

The Pole Vault Team is looking to borrow two 20ft enclosed cargo trailers for January, February and March this winter. They are also looking for someone with a vehicle that has a trailer hitch to tow cargo trailers about 100 m in and out of the AgRec Building for evening pole vault practices in the winter months. 

If you can help with any of these needs or know someone who can, please email Christa at [email protected]