RCTFC’s very own Coach Jason, was inducted into the BC Sports Hall of Fame today for his accomplishments in Para Athletics. As he was described in the ceremony, “one of Canada’s best ever Paralympic athletes,” Jason won a silver medal in the javelin (B3 class) at the 1992 Paralympics in Barcelona. In 1994, Jason won a gold medal in the pentathlon at the IPC World Athletics Championships in Berlin. The highlight of his career came in Atlanta in 1996 where he set a Paralympic record in the pentathlon. He also won a bronze medal in the discus (F12 class.) He went on to claim more silver medals in both the pentathlon and javelin at the 1996 IPC World Championships and competed at the Paralympics in Sydney in 2000. He won his final international athletics medal in 2003 in the discus at the IBSA World Championships in Quebec City.
It goes without saying that the RCTFC family offers its immense congratulations to Jason on his induction to the BC Sports Hall of Fame and we are proud to have such an accomplished athlete as a coach in our JD, as well as senior throws programs!
Royal City Track and Field’s field event official extraordinaire, track mom, and master’s thrower, Celina Wong, recently cleaned up at the 2021 BC Masters Outdoor Track and Field Championships held in Bear Creek Park in Surrey, Aug 21-22. Celina threw personal bests in all five of her throwing events! Competing in the 55-59 category, she took home a bronze medal in the shot put with a throw of 7.38m, a silver medal in javelin with a throw of 19.41m, another bronze in discus with a toss of 19.43m, a gold medal in the weight throw with a heave of 9.48m, and in her specialty of hammer throw, another gold medal, crushing the entire field of women across all age categories with a huge toss of 32.02m.
The World Athletics U20 Championships, were held in Nairobi, Kenya from August 18th to the 22nd, 2021. Eniko Sara, representing Team Canada competed in the women’s javelin throw and finished 13th overall with a throw of 45.58m.
Royal City javelin thrower, Eniko Sara has been named to Team Canada for the U20 Worlds held in Nairobi, Kenya from August 17 – 22. Eniko has been attending Northern Arizona University and threw an incredible 50.73m back in March in an NCAA Div. 1 competition to make the qualifying mark.
Thursday July 8th 7:30-9:00 — 13’s and up (take-down help needed)
Sunday July 11th 9:30-11:15am — 12’s and up (set up help needed)
Tuesday July 13th 7:15-8:45 — 12’s and up (take-down help needed)
Sunday July 18th 10:00-11:45am — 12’s and up (set up and take-down help needed)
Thursday July 22nd 7:15-8:45 — 12’s and up (take-down help needed)
Sunday July 25th 10:00-11:45am — 12’s and up (set up and take-down help needed)
Please contact coach Cristina directly if your child is interested in attending some or all of these practices.
Any potential August 2021 or fall 2021 practices or camps will be announced at a later date.
Updates for 2022 – Beginner/intro vaulters – anyone who just wants to try out pole vault for the first time, or who has been vaulting for less than 2 years – please email Coach Cristina at email@example.com
RCTFC will be hosting a high performance javelin competition on May 16th, 2021 at Swangard Stadium in Burnaby, BC. Due to the COVID health restrictions, the competition is only open to those on the Canadian Sport Institute (CSI), Pacific, Targeted Athlete List. Athletes are nominated to the list on an annual basis by BC Athletics. Any athlete on the list is eligible to compete.
Sunday, May 16th, 2021
Swangard Stadium, Burnaby, BC
Implement weight-in: 2pm
Male/Female U16 to Open
Unless registration numbers dictate otherwise, all categories will throw together.
The sprint / speed training at Swangard Stadium on Monday nights and the endurance / distance training on Wednesday nights from 7 to 9pm is now open to 13 Year Olds (second year U14s). For more information please see Practice Schedules
RCTFC has secured Swangard Stadium to offer the following training for U16+ athletes starting now and continuing through to the end of March:
Monday from 7:00pm – 9:00pm at Swangard Stadium.
Sprint / Speed conditioning with Coach Yolande Gaymes
Wednesday from 7:00pm – 9:00pm at Swangard Stadium.
Endurance / distance work with Coach Sean Dixon.
Before attending practice, athletes must have an active RCTFC registration along with their BC Athletics COVID 19 Waiver form signed. Athletes must also contact Coach Sean via email to ensure there is still space available as it is limited due to COVID restrictions.