Harry Jerome International Track Classic Results

Congratulations to all of the Valley Royals athletes who were invited to compete at the Harry Jerome International Track Classic on June 26th & 27th.

Results available here:  http://www.athleticscanada.tv/gprofile.php?do=view_event&event_id=959&mgroup_id=47401&year=2018&year=2018

Photo of Coach Ziggy with athletes Eric Chatten, Liam Espedido and Django Lovett at the Harry Jerome Track Classic (Photo Credit: Ferdinand Espedido)

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Rowan Hamilton Wins Harry Jerome Scholarship

The Valley Royals Track & Field Club is extremely proud of thrower Rowan Hamilton, one of four recipients of the 2018 Harry Jerome Scholarship. Rowan excels in the throwing events, gives back to the track and field community through volunteer work, and he is an Honours student at Sardis Secondary School. We wish Rowan the best of luck as he attends UBC in the fall.

To read the full BC Athletics article about all four of the Harry Jerome Scholarship recipients click:  http://www.bcathletics.org/TrackAndField/News/2018-harry-jerome-scholarship-award-winners-announced/2785/

Neufeld Farms Frozen Food Fundraiser

Stock up on Summer BBQ items, Frozen Cookie Dough, Pies, Cheesecakes & More! This is a great fundraiser for the club and an opportunity to help family, friends & neighbours get some great deals on locally-produced food! 

Order Deadline: Monday June 11th

Delivery: Thursday June 21st at 6:30 PM at the Rotary Stadium Parking Lot 

Sellers are responsible for their customer’s orders on delivery day

To submit your order, contact Anna Maria Molina [email protected]

Chicken & More Order Form: 2018 Neufeld Farms Chicken & More Order Form

Cookies & More Order Form: 2018 Neufeld Farms Cookies & More Order Form

Royals Athletes Shine at BC High School Track & Field Championships

Congratulations to all of the Valley Royals athletes who represented their schools at the 2018 BC High School Track & Field Championships in Langley this past weekend May 30th to June 2nd. (Do you have a photo of yourself competing at or receiving an award at this meet? Send to [email protected] to be added to this post)

Meet Results available here:  http://www.bctfa.ca/results.html#currentresults

The Abbotsford News has published a report about local athletes who placed in the top 5 in the province (includes a slide show of local athletes competing at this meet):  https://www.abbynews.com/sports/abbotsford-athletes-score-medals-at-provincials/

For another Abbotsford News slideshow of athletes competing at the BC High School Track & Field Championships click:   https://www.abbynews.com/sports/slideshow-high-school-track-and-field-highlights/


June Practice Schedules & Meets

See https://valleyroyals.ca/practice-schedule/ for the most up-to-date practice schedule information or follow us on Instagram 

For Upcoming Meets see new webpage:  https://valleyroyals.ca/upcoming-meets/

 Power & Speed Practice Schedule for June:

  • Monday, June 4th    4pm
  • Wednesday, June 6th   4pm 
  • ALL PRACTICE GROUPS: Saturday, Sunday, June 9th/10th, Jesse Bent Memorial Meet, Percy Perry Stadium, Coquitlam.–email entries to [email protected]by June 5th 6pm  Meet Package available at http://www.coquitlamcheetahs.org/p/annual-jesse-bent-memorial-cheetah-meet.html
  • Monday, June 11th    4pm
  • Wednesday, June 13th   4pm
  • ALL PRACTICE GROUPS: Friday, Saturday, Sunday  June 15,16,17 Langley Pacific Invitational, McLeod Athletic Park, Langley. —email entries to [email protected] by June 9th midnight  Meet package available at http://www.langleymustangs.com/ 
  • Monday ( June 18 ) – Rotary at 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday ( June 20 ) – Rotary at 4:00 pm
  • Friday ( June 22 ) – Rotary at 10:00 am (not 4:00 pm as originally posted. Changed due to Soccer Tournament)
  • Monday ( June 24 ) – Rotary at 4:00 pm
  • ALL ATHLETES ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND AS SPECTATORS: Tuesday & Wednesday (June 26 & 27) – Harry Jerome Invitational, Swangard Stadium, Burnaby. NOTE: Spectator Admission Tickets Need to be Purchased in Advance via https://www.harryjerome.com/  Come cheer on the Royals JD Exhibition Athletes and the Royals Elite Athletes who will be competing
  • Thursday ( June 28 ) – Rotary at 4:00 pm
  • ALL PRACTICE GROUPS: Saturday & Sunday (June 30 & July 1) – Universal Track & Field Meet, Bear Creek Park, Surrey. Email entries to [email protected] Meet package available at http://www.universalathletics.ca/

  Endurance Running Practice Schedule 

Endurance Training is offered 3 days per week (Until July 26th, Resuming on TBA date for the Cross Country Season):

  • Mondays    5:15 pm
  • Wednesdays   5:45 pm
  • Thursdays   5:15 pm

(See Power & Speed Schedule above for meet info)

 Pole Vault Practice:

Schedule emailed out each week by Coach Graham

(See Power & Speed Schedule above for meet info)

 Throws Practice Schedule:   


Practices will consist of conditioning & technical work

  • Tuesday 4:30 PM @ Clearbrook Park Throws Cage & 6:00 PM @ Valley Royals Shed 
  • Thursday 4:30 PM @ Clearbrook Park Throws Cage & 6:00 PM @ Valley Royals Shed
  • Sunday 11 AM @ Clearbrook Park Throws Cage & 1:00 PM @ Valley Royals Shed

The Clearbrook Park Throws Cage is just north of the baseball diamonds in the main field. The Valley Royals Shed is located at the south end of track at Rotary Stadium.

(See Power & Speed Schedule above for meet info)

Due to insurance rules, all athletes must have a paid Club Membership to join a Valley Royals Practice Group. Go to   https://valleyroyals.ca/membership/  to select a membership package and register online at https://valleyroyalstrackandfield.com/registration

Porpaczy Set to Shine at BC High School Championships

Valley Royals high jumper, Alexa Porpaczy, is set to shine at the BC High School Championships this week. In addition to getting a scholarship signing with the University of Arizona, she hopes to achieve the BC record in Sr. Girls High Jump tomorrow and achieve the standard to compete for Canada internationally again this year. Read the full article about Porpaczy featured this week in “The Province”: 

High jumper Alexa Porpaczy gets scholarship, next up is world standard

Scott Svelander Joins Royals Coaching Team

The Valley Royals Track & Field Club welcomes Scott Svelander as Coach of Endurance Running: Middle Distance & Cross Country

Scott Svelander is a level 3 NCCP certified coach in distance running. He has completed a bachelor’s degree in physical education from Simon Fraser University and completed the course requirements for a master’s degree in coaching studies from the University of Victoria. Scott was a long time men’s distance coach for Simon Fraser University where he was fortunate to work with and learn from Canadian Master Coach Gerry Swan and SFU head coach Brit Townsend. Scott has also coached developing athletes at North Surrey Secondary School and Valley Royals. Athletes that Scott has worked with have represented British Columbia and Canada up to and including World Championships and Olympic Games. Scott has coached many Provincial teams at Canadian Championships, Western Canada Games, and Canada Games. He has also coached for Canada internationally.

Practice times for the remainder of Track season will be Mondays at 5:15, Wednesdays at 5:45 and Thursdays at 5:15 at Rotary