FREE Vaisahki Track & Field Meet THIS SUNDAY APRIL 15th 9am-4pm at Rotary Stadium in Abbotsford

Lovett is High Jump Bronze Medalist at Commonwealth Games in Australia with Personal Best Jump of 2.30m

Congratulations to Valley Royal athlete, Django Lovett, who brings home to Canada the Bronze Medal for Men’s High Jump from the Commonwealth Games in Australia. Lovett, who cleared 2.30m-a new personal best-to secure his position on the podium had this to say about his outstanding performance: 

2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. Day Four PM. April 11, 2018. Gold Coast Australia. Photo: Claus Andersen

“This a dream come true. To come out here and showcase my talent; it’s been a long time coming and I’m thrilled to finally put it together in front of such an amazing crowd.”

To read Athletics Canada’s article about Team Canada’s athletic performances today, which includes an interview with Django, click here:  http://athletics.ca/lovett-earns-bronze-mens-high-jump-emmanuel-brown-200m-final/#sthash.WivYL6W1.dpbs

For BC Athletics recap of the Commonwealth Games & stats on the BC athletes on Team Canada, click here:  http://www.bcathletics.org/News/2018-commonwealth-games-recap/2768/

 

Timmerman Advances in RBC Training Ground

Congratulations to Thane Timmerman for advancing to the Regional/Provincial Level of the RBC Training Ground, a testing program which helps to identify athletes who have Olympic potential by using a series of physical test to assess power, speed and endurance. Timmerman is among the top athletes in BC to compete in the Regional/Provincial Level of RBC Training Ground testing today, April 7th, at the Richmond Oval.

For link to Abbotsford News article about Timmerman’s achievement click: https://www.abbynews.com/sports/abbotsfords-timmerman-advances-in-training-ground/

The Valley Royals wish Thane the very best in today’s round of testing and look forward to seeing what comes next in RBC Training Ground and in his Track and Field Season this year

Valley Royals Athletes Achieve Medal Standings in BC and in Australia

The Valley Royals are celebrating a week of excellent results to finish up the month of March.

Django Lovett won Silver in High Jump at the Queensland International Invitational in Australia last Wednesday as he prepared to compete for Canada at the Commonwealth Games. Meet results for the Queensland Invitational are available here: http://liveresults.qldathletics.org.au/2018/180328_QTC/index.htm

Several Valley Royals athletes achieved medal standing at the UBC Meet this past weekend. Vikramjit Gondara won Gold and Jayden Driver won Bronze in Hammer Throw. Alexa Porpaczy won Gold in Women’s High Jump. Eric Chatten won Gold and Liam Espidido won Silver in Men’s High Jump. UBC Meet results are available here: https://www.directathletics.com/results/track/53404.html

Congratulations to our athletes for such a great showing so early in the season!

JD Track & Field Group Begins Training on Monday April 9th

JD (JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT)  Ages 8-13 

SEE THIS IMPORTANT LETTER FROM COACH TREVOR: 2018 Letter to JD Parents

PARENT INFORMATION MEETING: Near the end of the first practice on Monday, April 9th, 6:45 – 7:15 PM at the Valley Royals Shed (South end of the track at Rotary Stadium)
Track & Field Season: JD Training Begins on Monday April 9th 2018 running until Wednesday, July 25th with the BC JD Championships happening on July 27-29th in Kelowna to conclude the JD Track & Field Season (No practices on statutory holidays)
  • Mondays 5:45 – 7:15 PM at Rotary Stadium
  • Wednesdays 5:45 – 7:15 PM at Rotary Stadium
  • Thursdays 5:45 – 7:15 PM at Rotary Stadium 

Meet at the Valley Royals Shed at the South End of the Track

Events Offered: Middle Distance, Sprints, Hurdles, Long Jump, High Jump, Triple Jump, Shot Put, Discus, Race Walk, Hammer(age specific) Pole Vault (age specific), Cross Country

This age group encourages athletes to try all event areas (Racing, Jumps, Throws) in both practices and competitions. The focus for the JD athletes at meets should be on enjoying the experience and learning how to do their best in a variety of events and challenging themselves to improve their own mark.