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Sep 30 2014 - 2014 Athletics New Brunswick Awards: Nominations now open
Athletics New Brunswick is very pleased to announce that the nomination for the 2014 ANB award is now open!
Please ensure that you nominate athletes/coaches/officials/volunteer for their accomplishments and performances throughout the year. Deadline for submitting names is October 21st 2014.
Here is the list of awards
Bantam male athlete of the year / Bantam female athlete of the year
Midget male athlete of the year / Midget female athlete of the year
Master athlete of the year
Para athlete of the year
Coach of the year
Official of the year
Volunteer of the year
Team of the year
Cross Country (2013 season)
Junior male athlete of the year /Junior female athlete of the year
Senior male athlete of the year /Senior female athlete of the year
The presentation of awards will be held during the ANB year end banquet on November 29rd in Oromocto.
Nomination can be found here: http://www.anb.ca/page.php?content=2014Nomination
This form can be send to firstname.lastname@example.org before midnight October 21st 2014. Finalist will be announced on October 30th on anb.ca
Sep 18 2014 - Athletics New Brunswick Announces its High Performance Teams from the Outdoor Season
Athletics New Brunswick is pleased to announce its’ High Performance Program teams from the 2015 outdoor season. These athletes achieved performance standards which place them as the best in the province, and in many cases among the best in the country. As a part of the High Performance teams, these athletes will have special training and competition opportunities to help them continue to improve with the goal of representing New Brunswick on the national and international stage. A total of 48 athletes achieved the required performance standards, with 21 of those achieving the A standards.
The 21 athletes named to the HPP A team include:
The 27 athletes named to the HPP B team include:
* Full List with Events and hometowns available here: http://www.anb.ca/page.php?content=2015OutdoorHPTeam
“We are very pleased to once again have such a wide range of hometowns as well as event areas represented in our high performance teams,” said ANB Director of High Performance Steve LeBlanc. He added, “We have an increased depth across many of the event areas, and many new faces that promise continued growth in the years to come. Again, our clubs and coaches are to be commended for providing such a great environment for our sport to develop and grow to the highest levels.”
ANB Technical Director Gabriel LeBlanc noted the presence of several outstanding Paralympic athletes on the high performance teams. “In particular, our throwers have really upped their game, both para and able-bodied,” he noted. “Christel Robichaud and Caleb Jones have lead the way, but many others such as Jennifer Bell, Elizabeth MacDonald, Naomie Maltais, and Liam Turgeon have all pushed the level of throwing in New Brunswick to new heights,” added LeBlanc. “And speaking of heights, our high jumpers have also pushed the limits. And then there are the combined event athletes! So much great momentum in our sport right now.”
For more information on ANB's High performance team please visit: http://www.anb.ca/Programs/athlete-assistance.php
Sep 12 2014 - Dick Hartnett named to the Canadian Forces Sports Hall of Fame
Athletics New Brunswick would like to congratulate one of it’s long time coaches, Capt. Richard (Dick) Hartnett, for being named to the Canadian Forces Sports Hall of Fame as an athlete and a Builder. Hartnett has made significant contributions to the world of Canadian running. With his infectious love for the sport and drive to support the athletic community, he has excelled as an athlete, event organizer, and especially as a coach.
Among of his numerous achievements, he was the driving force behind pairing the National Running Championships with Ottawa Race Weekend, and more recently laid the groundwork for the Canada Army Run, one of Canada’s largest races. Harnett has also been team New Brunswick's Head Coach at the Canada Games and the Legion National Youth Championships.
Athletics New Brunswick would like to congratulate one of it’s longtime coaches, Capt. Richard (Dick) Hartnett, for being named to the Canadian Forces Sports Hall of Fame as an athlete and a Builder. Hartnett has made significant contributions to the world of Canadian running. With his infectious love for the sport and drive to support the athletic community, he has excelled as an athlete, event organizer, and especially as a coach. Among of his numerous achievements, he was the driving force behind pairing the National Running Championships with Ottawa Race Weekend, and more recently laid the groundwork for the Canada Army Run, one of Canada’s largest races. Harnett has also been team New Brunswick's Head Coach at the Canada Games and the Legion National Youth Championships.
Sep 11 2014 - Athletics New Brunswick Announces 2014 Cross Country Calender
Athletics New Brunswick is excited to announce that its 2014 cross country season will begin this weekend and will continue through to till the end of November, concluding with the Canadian Championships, to be held in Vancouver.
Kicking things off will be the Sir James Dunn XC meet in St. Andrews on Friday, September 12th. Both middle school and high school will be competing. New Brunswick universities will also be starting their season this weekend on the 13th in Wolfville, Nova Scotia at the Acadia Cross Country Invitational.
Currently, there are 40 cross country events listed on the ANB calendar. A number of these events offer racing opportunities to all ages while some are specific, be it elementary school, middle school, high school, or university. A full list of events, as well as detailed information about times, locations, and who to contact, can be found at www.anb.ca/Calendar/index.php
“This year we have events all across New Brunswick. It is by far the biggest season we have had in a long time and we want to continue this excitement through into our championship season,”said Gabriel Leblanc, Technical Director of Athletics New Brunswick.
The championship season will consist of the final cross country meets of the season. The NBIAA high school championships are scheduled for the 17th of October in Moncton, the provincial middle school championships on October 18th in Hampton, the ACAA Championships in Moncton on October 25th, the AUS Championships also on the 25th in Halifax, the Atlantic Championships on November 2nd, also in Halifax, the CIS Championships in St. Johns, NFL on November 8th, and finally the Canadian Cross Country Championships, which will take place on November 29th in Vancouver, BC.
“Cross country season has been an extremely strong time of the year for New Brunswick athletes, noting that we have had several athletes make national teams in recent years. During this time we have seen a definite increase in both local participation and national success. Cross Country is a big part of our sport and our goal is to continue to see it flourish,”added Leblanc.
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