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
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]
In honour of Remembrance Day there will be no Power & Speed Practice and no Throws Practice on Monday, November 11th.
Last call if anyone wants to buy a coupon book (or more than one book) for our fundraiser. They are $10 each. Please email Dawn Driver by Wednesday Nov. 13 at [email protected]
Let Dawn know your practice times and locations and she will get them to you there.
(See image files with this post telling you what is in the book)
JOur Royals athletes had a great showing at the BC Athletics Provincial Cross Country Championships this past weekend in Victoria. Proving themselves resourceful, almost all the families and athletes involved managed to overcome severely disrupted ferry service to get to the meet. Once there, our athletes represented the Valley Royals proudly. Each age group raced with boys and girls running together and were separated statistically in the results.
Riley Simmonds, ran an outstanding race in the 11 year old division to finish 4th, Mark Molina had some cramping problems and still managed an outstanding 5th place finish in the 13 year old division. Aryka Bennet managed a seventh place finish also in the 13 year old division. William Steiger 10th, Tristian Steiger 24th, Hanna Booth 23, Jessie Booth 25th, Noah Molina 26th, Arie Wassenaar 27th, Andrena Johnson 22nd, Andrew Thompson 37th, Teigen Scholander 52nd Sarah Theil 57th.
All ran with heart and determination against the best runners in the province and should be very proud of their efforts. – Well done Royals and Congratulations to all our families who participated.
~ Coach Scott Svelander
The BC Cross Country Championships are fast approaching. For more information please visit https://www.bcathletics.org/Content/bc-x-country-champs/42/
This will be the last meet for the cross country season and it would be great for the club have a big showing in Saanich on Vancouver Island. To encourage participation, the club will pay the race entry fee for each Royals athlete that registers via Christa by 10:00 PM on Monday, October 21. If you have any questions, email Christa at [email protected] or chat with your child’s coach.
Results for Week #4 of the Valley Royals Grand Prix are posted on the Grand Prix Page at: https://valleyroyals.ca/valley-royals-grand-prix-cross-country-series/
The Valley Royals Congratulate the Award Winners!
See the GRAND PRIX page (at link above) for RACE RESULTS FOR WEEKS 1, 2 ,3 & 4 and INDIVIDUAL AWARD WINNERS based on points.
School/Team points have been calculated and Abbotsford Christian Elementary School is the recipient of the Jane Swan Fitness Award!
Congratulations to our new ALL TIME TOP TEN RECORD HOLDERS from the 2019 Grand Prix Racing Series:
Grade 4 Girls – #8 Shyla Maiden (Auguston Traditional) 7:06.58, #9 Zoe Hartman (McMillan Elementary) 7:07.89
Grade 5 Girls – #5 Alexia Smith (Unattached) 6:48.13
Grade 6 Girls – NEW ALL TIME TOP 10 CHAMPION #1 Sorell Lenz (Abbotsford Virtual School) 6:22.12
Grade 7 Girls – #2 Chanine Klaus (Abbotsford Christian Middle) 6:14.93
Grade 5 boys – #10 Kaiden Gleeson (Auguston Tradional) 6:27.61
Grade 6 Boys – #7 Riley Simmonds (Vedder Middle) 6:06.29
Grade 7 Boys -#5 Sam May (Chief Dan George) 5:47.02, #10 Arata Nakanishi (Clayburn Middle) 5:54.33 16
Grade 8 Boys –NEW ALL TIME TOP 10 CHAMPION #1 Brendan O’Brien (Unattached) 5:15.28, #5 Mark Molina (Clayburn Middle) 5:34.39, #10 Saihajpal Takhar (Eugene Reimer) 5:44.55
See the All Time Top 10 Record Holders for the Grand Prix Racing Series here: https://valleyroyals.ca/grand-prix-top-10-of-all-time-updated-with-results-from-2019-season/
The next cross country meet will be the Frank Reynolds. Below is an image file of the schedule. If you would like Christa to register your child, please email her at [email protected]
no later than October 16th, 10pm
Athletes in Coach Scott’s group should chat with him first to see if he wants you running at this meet.
Any questions, let Christa McAuley know (email link above)