Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Team NL to compete at the 2017 Legion National Youth Track & Field Championships

NLAA and the Provincial Legion Command selected a team of 17 athletes to represent Newfoundland and Labrador at the 2017 Legion National Youth Track & Field Championships. The NL Team will compete in the Midget (U16) & Youth categories (U18). The NL Legion Team was selected following the Legion Provincial Championships on Fri, Jul 7 - Sat, Jul 8, 2017.

The 2017 Legion National Youth Track & Field Championships, will take place in Brandon, Manitoba, from August 11 to 13, 2017.

For over fifty years The Royal Canadian Legion has supported Canada’s youth through training and competition in track and field. The Legion National Championships is 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:
  • Gerard Power (Mount Pearl)
  • Chelsea Sellers (St. John's)

  • Derrick Pittman (Gander)
  • Trudy Pittman (Gander)

  • Camryn Bonia (St. John's)
  • Holly Brochu (Point Au Mal)
  • Nick Butt (Stephenville)
  • Emily Foley (St. John's)
  • Josh Hamilton (St. John's)
  • Emberley Johnson (Paradise)
  • Michael Johnson (Paradise)
  • Brooke Ledevehat (Mount Pearl)
  • Shae Ledevehat (Mount Pearl)
  • Alison Leroux (Gander)
  • Kai Manuel (CBS)
  • Denver McConnell (Point au Mal)
  • Levi Moulton (Paradise)
  • Chris Peacock (St. John's)
  • Molly Pomeroy (St. John's)
  • Olivia Ryan (Burin Bay Arm)
  • Charlie Summers (Torbay)

  • Caitriona Bonia (St. John's)
  • Katie McDonald (Gander)
  • Alexander Pittman (Gander)
  • Ryan Pryor (Gander)

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.

Monday, July 10, 2017

2017 Canada Games Athletics Team Announced

The Newfoundland and Labrador Athletics Association (NLAA) is pleased to announce the Athletics Team that will represent Newfoundland and Labrador at the 2017 Canada Summer Games.

Forty-one athletes across this province have been selected to the team to compete at the 2017 Games in Winnipeg, Manitoba, July 27 - August 5.

2017 Canada Games Athletics Staff:
  • Head Coach: Jennifer Stender (St. John's)
  • Coach: John Gamble (St. John's)
  • Coach: Rosemary Forsey (Kippens)
  • Coach: George Stanoev (St. John's)
  • SO manager Stephen Connolly (St. John's)
  • SO attendant Colleen Ryan (St. Philip's)
  • SO attendant Clinton Kerfont (Red Brook)
  • Para manager Margaret Tibbo (St. John's)
  • Para attendant Dita Gracewood
  • Para attendant Patrick Henderson

Athletes selected to the 2017 Canada Games Team:
  • Barnes, Chantal (St. John's) - 400m, 800m, 4x400m Relay
  • Boland, Jennifer (St. John's) - 100m, 200m, 4x100m Relay
  • Bonia, Camryn (St. John's) - 400m, 800m, 4x400m Relay
  • Brace, Jenny (Mount Pearl) - 1500m
  • Brochu, Holly (Point Au Mal) - High Jump
  • Butler, Cheryl (Paradise) - Triple Jump
  • Chan, Nicole (St. John's) - Long Jump, Triple Jump, 4x100m Relay
  • Deshpande, Harshal (St. John's) - 4x100m Relay
  • Elliott, Charlotte (Stephenville) - Javelin Throw
  • Evelley, Pjeter (Gambo) - Shot Put
  • Foley, Emily (St. John's) - Heptathlon
  • Greeley, Jessica (Portugal Cove-St. Philip's) - Special Olympics: 100m, 200m
  • Hamilton, Josh (St. John's) - 100m, 400m, Long Jump, 4x100m Relay
  • Harding, Mykenzi (St. John's) - 100m, 200m, 4x100m Relay
  • Hayward, Erica (Mount Pearl) - Long Jump, 4x100m Relay
  • Hicks, Cori (Flat Bay) -  wheelchair: 200m, 400m
  • Holley, Paul (Mount Pearl) - 4x400m Relay
  • Howley, Julia (St. John's) - 1500m, 4x400m Relay
  • Johnson, Michael (Paradise) - 400mH, 4x400m Relay
  • Jones, Jeremy (St. John's) -  wheelchair: 200m, 400m
  • Kakoko, Jeremy (St.John's) - 4x100m Relay, 4x400m Relay
  • Knight, Eric (St. John's) - 4x400m Relay
  • Knight, Evan (St. John's) - 800m, 1500m
  • Leawood, Stacey (St. John's) - 4x100m Relay, 4x400m Relay
  • Ledevehat, Shae (Mount Pearl) - Heptathlon
  • Moulton, Levi (Paradise) - 1500m, 5000m
  • *Noble, Gavin (Middle Arm Gb) - Para: Shot Put, Discus Throw
  • Noftall, David (St. John's) - Special Olympics: 100m, 200m
  • Noseworthy, Matt (St. John's) - 5000m
  • Peacock, Chris (St. John's) - 200m
  • Pittman, Joseph (Spanish Room) - Decathlon
  • Pomeroy, Molly (St. John's) - 4x400m Relay
  • Power, Gerard (Mount Pearl) - 400m, 800m, 4x100m Relay, 4x400m Relay
  • Rowsell, Mark (Corner Brook) - High Jump
  • Ryan, Megan (Marystown) - 5000m
  • Ryan, Olivia (Burin Bay Arm) - 4x100m Relay
  • Walsh, Samantha (Stephenville) - Special Olympics: 100m, 200m
  • White, Donovan (Stephenville) - High Jump, 4x100m Relay
  • White, Katara (Stephenville) - Javelin Throw
  • Wood, Andrew (St. John's) - 100m, 200m, 4x100m Relay
  • Young, George (Stephenville Crossing) - 4x400m Relay
*Conditional selection, pending event spot allocation approval by the Canada Games Council

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For more information on the NLAA Canada Games program, please contact Jennifer Stender at jennifercg2017@nlaa.ca