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.
At the 2015 BC Athletic Awards banquet, two Royal City athletes won awards. Brianna Bates won a Midget 15 Track & Field Athlete Award for her performance of 38.38m in javelin throw. Jeneviève Patry-Smith won a Midget 14 Track & Field Athlete Award for her performances of 40.27m in javelin, 33.60m in discus, and 11.19m in shot put. Both girls competed on the national stage at the Legion Nationals in Quebec.
Royal City Midget girls, Brianna Bates and Jeneviève Patry-Smith, competed in the Athletics Canada Hershey Youth Regional Series on July 25th and 26th as part of their road to the Legion Youth Championships being held in Quebec in August. The girls finished 3rd and 2nd respectively in the Javelin competition on Saturday afternoon. Earlier in the day, Jeneviève also took home a silver medal in the shot put with a throw of 11.19m.
Jeneviève (left) and Brianna (far right) receive medals for javelin