About

Royal City Track and Field Club (RCTFC) is a non-profit amateur athletics club dedicated to promoting, encouraging and developing a high level of participation, proficiency and enjoyment in athletics in New Westminster, B.C. and surrounding communities.

RCTFC is one of the top Junior Development (JD) clubs in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. Our philosophy is that JD athletes should be exposed, train, and compete in all of the areas of runs, jumps, and throws within the sport of track and field and cross country running. Only over years of training and competing and exploring these areas do athletes truly find their passion and particular expertise in individual events.

Club History

Originally coached by Ion White, the Club had its early beginnings in 1995 when some city residents set out to form the Royal City Track and Field Society. The club filed for registration in June of 1995 and was incorporated in the societies act in July of 1995.

The RCTFC’s JD program was started in the fall of 1995 during the cross country running season with track and field training beginning in the spring of the following year. A call went out for experienced track coaches and Mike Lonergan, a professional coach at that time, was asked to join the team with a group of older athletes he was training. Shortly thereafter, Mike took over the “running” of the club. In those days the club ran under the name, City Track, but was registered as Royal City Track and Field Club with BC Athletics. During this period a number of Mike’s City Track athletes rose to competition prominence, most notably, Leah Pells and Tina Connelly.

Leah Pells once ranked first in the world in the 1500 metres. She represented Canada at three consecutive Summer Olympics, from 1992 to 2000. Tina Connelly represented Canada at the 200 Summer Olympics in long distance.

Mike remains one of our clubs executive as an active participant and guide.

The JD program achieved early success but struggled financially until the club settled on a model of volunteer coaching. Since that time the club has grown in numbers and success to be the area’s largest club with a large group of dedicated volunteer coaches.

Since 1995 the club has continued to grow in numbers and remains committed to the development of youth in the sport of track in field.

Recent Posts

RCTFC High School Athletes take part in Fraser Valley High School Invitational

What a great turn out for the Royal City athletes who took home 16 medals and had 20 top 5 finishes!

Congratulations to Hannah Vorell, Robin Rohu, Katelyn Stewart-Barnett, Nuzhat Rahmen, Emma Dolman, Kaitlyn Heslop, Christina Heslop, Lindsay Goudron, Zuzanna Liniewski, Jeremy Belcher, Constantin Georgas, Ryan Goudron, Evan Beckers and Levi Tuura for their outstanding performances. 

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Taking home the gold are Katelyn Stewart-Barnett (15-16 for 400m and 1500m), Lindsay Goudron (13-14 discus), Jeremy Belcher (17-18 200m), Ryan Goudron (15-16 1500m steeple chase) and Levi Tuura (13-14 high jump).

Taking home the silver are Robin Rohu (13-14 400m), Christina Heslop (17-18 1500m steeple chase), Zuzanna Liniewski (17-18 hammer), Jeremy Belcher (17-18 100m), Ryan Goudron (15-16 400m), Evan Beckers (15-16 1500m) and Levi Tuura (13-14 javelin).

Taking home the bronze are Hannah Vorell (15-16 400m), Nuzhat Rahmen (17-18 1500m) and Constantin Georgas (17-18 200m). 

Full results can be viewed here:

http://www.southfrasertrackclub.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/results.pdf

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  2. RCTFC represent at UBC Open Leave a reply
  3. RCTFC distance athletes race at the St Patrick’s Day 5K Leave a reply
  4. RCTFC Athletes start off the 2019 season! Leave a reply
  5. RCTFC’s Kairo Chiang recognized at 2018 BC Athletics JD Awards Banquet Leave a reply
  6. RCTFC Cross Country athletes take away 3 Championship Wins at XC Provincials! Leave a reply
  7. RCTFC athletes hitting their stride on the cross country trails at Frank Reynolds & Festival of Cross Country Leave a reply
  8. RCTFC XC Team take on double-header weekend! Leave a reply
  9. RCTFC Cross Country Athletes run strong at Pinetree Classic! Leave a reply