Update on COVID19 #3 for Track Rascals

RCTFC Track Rascal athletes and parents,

BC Athletics has confirmed that the 2020 Track Season remains postponed until after 30 May or as otherwise advised, and as such, they will not be considering refunds until this time, if at all.  

Royal City Track has made the difficult decision that regardless of how and when the season does proceed, that we will no longer be able to offer the Track Rascal program as planned for this year.  

Due to our cancellation of the program, we have waived our no refund policy for these athletes and begun the process of issuing credits for our portion of the registration fee ($95).   We have been advised that this may take 5 to 10 business days for your credit card to show the refund.  

The programs for all other age groups remain postponed, only to resume upon further direction from BC Athletics

Best Regards,

Ian Coutts

President, Royal City Track & Field Club

Update on COVID19 #2

RCTFC athletes and parents,

We hope you are all well and managing these times as best as possible.  BC Athletics held an emergency Board meeting to respond to the current situation regarding COVID-19 on Thursday, and Royal City Track and Field Club responded with a meeting of our own Sunday, to ensure compliance to directives, and to continue to plan as best possible for our members.  

BC Athletics has cancelled all competitions, clinics and courses scheduled until 30 May and postponed the 2020 track season until the end of May, or such other time as advised at a later date.  The Cites of New Westminster and Burnaby have closed our practice facilities with similar timeframes.

Accordingly, Royal City has cancelled all practices until 01 June 2020, and suspended any coaching until that time.  We cannot be sure of how the season will proceed come June, if indeed we are able to.  We encourage you to have your athletes remain as active as possible, while following the guidelines set for social distancing and healthy living.  BC Athletes has confirmed these actions this morning: Until further notice, BC Athletics clubs are to suspend training sessions due to the COVID-19 health crisis. This notice extends to BC Athletics member coaches who are coaching outside of the normal club organized training sessions and coaches who are not members of a club.

BC Athletics also deferred further discussions regarding membership cancellations and refunds until June.  Royal City, along with other clubs, have asked them to reconsider their position in these times of uncertainty in order to respond to the concerns voiced by some of our membership.  

We have been advised their next update is targeted for Wednesday, 25 March.  While we will continue to accept names of persons interested in joining should the season continue, we will no longer collect payment until we have certainty of being able to offer our program.  New athletes may register online for the wait list at https://www.trackiereg.com/RoyalCityTrack

We will continue to refer to advisory notices and regulations set by Federal and Provincial Authorities, and direction from BC Athletics, and the owners of the facilities that we use, and update you as new information is provided.  

The health and welfare of our members remains our priority.  Stay Well.

Fraser Health Advisories:

https://www.fraserhealth.ca/health-topics-a-to-z/coronavirus#.XnpeFy0ZPUL

BC Athletics Update:

https://www.bcathletics.org/News/bc-athletics-update-coronavirus-covid-19-4/2978/

https://www.bcathletics.org/News/special-bc-athletics-update-coronavirus-covid-19-5/2979/

Best Regards,

Ian Coutts

President, Royal City Track & Field Club

Update on COVID19

RCTFC athletes and parents,

This has been an unprecedented last few weeks and the only certainty is that there will continue to be more changes. We all have been inundated with correspondence regarding COVID-19 and this leads us to ask how this affects my family and their activities.

Royal City Track and Field Club continues to prepare for our upcoming season, beginning 02 April for the JD’s and older, and 07 April for the Rascals.  Although some meets and clinics have been cancelled or postponed, over Spring Break we do have continuing specialized practice for our older athletes as communicated by your coaches.

While we continue to refer to advisory notices and regulations set by Federal and Provincial Health Authorities, we are also are directed by our governing body, BC Athletics, and the owners of the facilities that we use.  At this time, all are in agreement that we can and should continue.  In fact, Dr. Henry, our Provincial Medical Health Officer, said we should all go outside and play.  Some of our practices are indoors and those have now been cancelled.

For the next two weeks we request that all athletes and parents follow the COVID-19 protocols being advised by our health authorities, as our coaches will also be doing.

Do not come to practice if you or a family member, or other people you have been in contact with have experienced cold or flu like symptoms or have returned within the last 14 days from travel from outside of Canada.

We will be in touch closer to the start of the season with updates as to how our club’s training will be affected, if at all, based on the current instruction we receive.

Best Regards,

Ian Coutts

President, Royal City Track & Field Club

https://www.bcathletics.org/News/bc-athletics-update-coronavirus-covid-19-3/2974/

RCTFC athletes recognized at the BC Athletics Annual Awards Banquet!

Congratulations to both Kairo Chiang and Levi Tuura who were recognized as Track and Field Athlete of the Year Recipients for U16 Male.

Congratulations to Katelyn Stewart-Barnett who was one of three athletes nominated as Track and Field Athlete of the Year Finalists for U18 Female.

Congratulations to Grace Fetherstonhaugh who was one of three athletes nominated as Track and Field Athlete of the Year Finalists for U20 Female.

What a great accomplishment!

Royal City Track & Field Club Celebrates the 2019 Season!

Congratulations to all the Royal City Track and Field Athletes and Coaches on a very successful 2019 Track and Field and Cross Country Season.

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It was great to see so many athletes and families along with coaches attend the Annual Club Banquet to celebrate the outstanding accomplishments of all the athletes.

Thank you to everyone who volunteers the many hours needed to make our club so successful.  We couldn’t do it without you!

The club would also like to thank Elaine Jensen for her many, many years of dedicated service to the club.  You will be missed by all!

Thank you to Coach Jason Delasalle for all the great photos.

RCTFC athletes compete at Provincials!

Congratulations to the 24 athletes who travelled to Beaver Lake in Victoria for BC Cross Country Provincials on Saturday, October 26th.

Highlights include 2nd place for Max Holmes for men’s 13 years and 3rd place for Katelyn Stewart-Barnett for women’s U18.  

As well, Royal City took home 1st place for team results for U18 girls with scores from the top 3 finishers; Katelyn Stewart-Barnett, Emmajean Neal and Isabella Brunoro.

Katelyn Stewart-Barnett and Isabella Brunoro (missing Emmajean Neal)

Full results can be found at the following:

https://racedaytiming.ca/results.html

Congratulations to all those athletes who also competed in BC Highschool Provincials in Abbotsford the following weekend on Saturday, November 2.