Thursday, August 4, 2016

NL Athletes to compete this weekend at the 2016 Legion National Youth Track & Field Championships

NLAA and the Provincial Legion Command selected a team of 17 athletes to represent this province at the 2016 Legion National Youth Track & Field Championships. The NL Team will compete in the Midget (U16) & Youth categories (U18).

The 2016 Legion National Youth Track & Field Championships will take place 5-7 August and will be hosted by Ste Therese/Blainville, Quebec. Competition site: Stade d'athl├ętisme Richard-Garneau

For over fifty years The Royal Canadian Legion has supported Canada’s youth through training and competition in track and field. The Legion Nationals are Canada’s premier and only nationwide competition for the youth and midget category and are truly national in scale as the Legion supports provincial teams from all provinces and territories in Canada. This support is provided exclusively through funding provided by the members of the Legion.


Team Coaches:
  • John Gamble (St John's)
  • Karen Knight (St. John's)

Chaperones:
  • Derrick Pittman (Gander)
  • Trudy Pittman (Gander)

Athletes:
  • Chantal Barnes (St John's)
  • Camryn Bonia (St John's)
  • Holly Brochu (Point Au Mal)
  • Nick Butt (Stephenville)
  • Chloe Dawe (CBS)
  • Emily Foley (Paradise)
  • Mark Ford (St John's)
  • Josh Hamilton (St John's)
  • Asha Kennedy (St John's)
  • Eric Knight (St John's)
  • Evan Knight (St. John's)
  • Shae Ledevehat (Mount Pearl)
  • Alison Leroux (Gander)
  • Reese Morgan (Paradise)
  • Levi Moulton (Paradise)
  • Molly Pomeroy (St John's)
  • Noah Williams (Mount Pearl)

Alternates:
  • Cheryl Butler (Paradise)
  • Olivia Ryan (Burin Bay Arm)


The Royal Canadian Legion Track and Field program is a nationally sanctioned program culminating in a national track & field camp and a national championship for Canadian youth between the ages of 13 and 17. The Royal Canadian Legion Track and Field program is divided into two sections - a three-day meet and an educational and technical clinic. In 2007, a coaching academy was also included in the program.