Royal City Track & Field Club starts 2022 with a new Head Coach!

We are thrilled to announce that Cristina Weir has accepted the position of Head Coach of Royal City Track and Field Club for the 2022 and 2023 seasons. 

Currently coaching pole vault at both UBC and Royal City, as well as being a Learning Facilitator for BC Athletics, Cristina has been with our club for 10 years.  Cristina is a pole vault pioneer in Canada, having held the National Junior indoor and outdoor records in 1996.  She previously worked with our JD’s and athletes 14+, specializing in horizontal jumps, sprints, strength and conditioning before assuming the lead on our pole vault program 4 years ago.  With her diverse athletic background and proven teaching methods Cristina will become an even more valuable asset to our club with her new responsibilities. 

Upon her appointment she said “I am looking forward to collaborating with returning and new coaches, and helping the club build back after 2 years of the pandemic. While we will miss Sean’s leadership, expertise, and positive attitude at the track, I am excited to do my best to carry on his vision for the club and continue the expansion of programs and numbers that he worked so hard to achieve. I am also thankful to returning and new board members who have worked with the senior coaches to ensure that we can have a full and successful outdoor season.” 

Please join us in welcoming Cristina to her new expanded role to help lead us forward into the future.  We will see you at the track on March 29th!