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Apr 19 2018 - Maritime Track League is Back


Athletics NB, in conjunction with Athletics NS and Athletics PEI, are thrilled to announce the return of the Maritime Track League for the 2018 outdoor season!

The Maritime Track League (MTL) is a series of events that offer high performance track and field competition opportunities to athletes from New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island! Athletics NB, Athletics NS, and Athletics PEI have collaborated on this project for four consecutive outdoor seasons. Since the inaugural MTL in 2015, over $9,000 has been awarded to top preforming Maritime athletes.

The MTL will once again offer awards to the top male, female, and para athletes who take part in the series. Prizes will be awarded to the top three athletes in each of these categories. This year, the prize money is the biggest in MTL history with more than $5,500 on the table! First place finishers will receive $900, second place finishers $550, and third place finishers $400. These amounts are each awarded across the men’s, women’s, and para categories.

In order to be eligible for the prizes, athletes must compete in any two series meets, as well as the Atlantic Track and Field Championships, which will serve as the MTL final.

The series will span the 2018 outdoor season with meets taking place across the Maritimes, culminating with the Atlantic Championships in Charlottetown, PEI on July 28-29.

“We are thrilled to announce that the MTL will be back again for 2018! This is an excellent opportunity for athletes in the Maritimes to showcase their skills at high quality meets without having to travel across the country,” said Gabriel LeBlanc, Executive Director of Athletics New Brunswick. “We are grateful that we have such a dedicated team working in unison across the Maritimes to make this series a reality” added LeBlanc.

For more information including eligibility, schedule, rules & regulations, etc. please visit http://maritimetrackleague.ca/

 

The meets that make up the Maritime Track League will include:

May 12 ASEA Sprint Meet Moncton NB

May 19th SJTC Spring meet Saint John NB

June 16th NB Challenge Meet Saint John NB

June 22-23 East Coast Games Saint John NB

June 23-24 Nova Scotia Legion Trials Dartmouth NS

July 7-8th NB Provincial Championships Moncton NB

July 14th Hub City Classic Moncton NB

July 28th-29th Atlantic Championships Charlottetown PEI

*Some meet may be added to schedule in the following weeks

 

The 2017 champions were:

Mens:

1.       Tyrell Marin - 251.73pts

2.       Brady Graves - 238.38pts

3.       Joshua Lunda - 226.26pts

Womens:

1.       Veronique Omalosanga - 241.97pts

2.       Tess McDonald - 240.48pts

3.       Jane Hergett - 234.59pts


Para:

1.     Ben Brown - 238.98pts

2.     James Brace - 80.94pts 

(No 3rd place was awarded in the Para division)


Apr 19 2018 - Invitation to Attend ANB Semi-Annual General Meeting

All club representatives, athletes, coaches, administrators, and interested parties are invited to join staff and board members at ANB’s SAGM, which this year, will focus on discussions, ideas, and possible initiatives to implement in our next 2019-23 Strategic Plan, as well as our ANB Wall of Fame. Regular set of financials, staff and committee reports will also be remitted and be opened to questions and discussion. The SAGM is set to take place at the CEPS Building of the Université de Moncton campus on April 29th from 1:00pm - 3:30pm.

 

In preparation of the Strategic Plan review session, we wish to invite all members of the Athletics community to write to us ahead of your ideas/thoughts regarding the following:

 

- What do you believe should be the two primary priorities for ANB in its next strategic plan?
- What are two major developments you would like to see for ANB over 2019-2023?
- What are the two things/development (within our sport) you would like to see within your local community over 2019-23 period?
- Any other matters you feel ANB should consider as part of its Strategic Plan review?

Please send your comments by email to marc.lalonde@anb.ca

 

Background Information – Progress Review Regarding ANB’s 2014-2018 Strategic Plan

The progress made over the past 4 years has largely been in 1) attracting large numbers of U13 youth to try the sport under our RJTW initiatives, 2) increasing our competition offering all the while 3) ensuring quality competitions. Over that period we have also increased our services with the addition of a full staff position. Various metrics also confirms that we continue to build a strong group of Elite athletes all the while broadening the talent base at the youth level (13-18). Our University programs at both UNB and U. de Moncton also continue to grow in terms of quality, participation and performances, which in turn, is providing attractive options for youth to pursue post-secondary studies in New Brunswick.

We have struggled in other objectives in particular at attracting more coaches and officials to the sport. Through the summer program hiring (up to 7 per summer season) we have been able to meet demand for now. Clubs meanwhile are constrained by the lack of new coaches as well as basic facilities in a number of regions. This lack of resources is a concern especially when one considers the influx of U13 youth who are being attracted to the sport and will be looking for a support base to continue.


Apr 13 2018 - ANB Offering Summer Student Positions

Athletics New Brunswick is currently seeking applications from interested students for several summer employment positions including ANB Regional Coordinators and an Assistant to the Executive Director. The successful candidates will be expected to travel to track and field meets, organize/deliver programs and coordinate with various groups.

Potential locations for ANB Regional Coordinators (pending Federal funding approval):

· Fredericton

· Saint John

· Kennebecasis Valley

· Bathurst

· Miramichi

· Moncton

· Dieppe (Assistant to the Executive Director only)

Duties and requirements for these positions include the following:

· Ability to work evening and weekends to meet the needs of track meets and events

· Able to travel to the club facility and local area track meets as required

· Assist in the delivery and administration of RJTW instructor training sessions

· Coordinate volunteers and schedules at several events as required

· Administer the Run Jump Throw Wheel program at the local club

· Good knowledge of the sport of Track & Field

· Bilingualism would be an asset

· Other related duties as required

Potential candidates need to be 16 years or older and returning to studies in the fall. This position is ideal for individuals who are proactive and able to work independently and in a group. Their contribution is key to the continued expansion of Track and Field throughout New Brunswick.

Positions are roughly 8 weeks in duration, 35 hours per week position paying approximately $13.00 an hour. These positions are funded via Service Canada and will begin late April to early May. Applicants are asked to forward their resume to alex.holder@anb.ca by Monday, April 30, 2018. Please clearly indicate which position (area) you are interested in.

For students who have applied for, and been accepted into the SEED Program:

ANB has several ANB Regional Coordinator Positions (Fredericton, Moncton, Saint John, Kennebecasis Valley, Miramichi and Bathurst) available as well as another Assistant to the Executive Director position. Please visit the SEED Job Bank to apply for these positions if you received a SEED voucher. If you have any questions, please contact alex.holder@anb.ca for clarification.


Apr 12 2018 - Sport Coach Clinic

April 20-22nd in Saint John - ANB will be hosting a sport coach clinic.

This clinic is targeted at new club coaches, school coaches, and junior coaches that are coaching in a youth setting and looking to be introduced to ALL athletics events throughout the weekend.  

This course will cover:

basics of endurance  basics of jumps  basics of sprint & hurdles basics of throws  role of the coach  energy systems applied anatomy  basic movement principles 

For further information or to register please contact chris.belof@unb.ca 


Apr 12 2018 - ANB Seeking Applications for 2018 Legion Program

Legion Coach applications are being accepted.  Coaches applying should have the following credentials: 

Currently registered as a coach with Athletics NB - in good standing Certified at NCCP Club Coach level (previously level 2) or higher for the Head Coach position. Trained at NCCP Sport Coach level (previously level 2) or higher for the Event Coach positions. Have completed the NCCP’s “Make Ethical Decisions” module in the appropriate context. Provide an up to date (not older than 18 months) Police Record Check for Vulnerable Sector. Available to travel with the NB Legion Team 2018 and participate to most related activities.

 If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications):

Ability of communicating verbally effectively in English, or in both official languages (preferred). Experience in coaching as part of a NB track and field team. Experience in coaching U18 athletes. Familiarity in one, or several (preferred) event groups (Sprint, hurdles and relay; Throws; Jumps; Endurance) Personal suitability and ability to work as part of a team

Tentative Itinerary:

Wednesday August 8th - Depart for Brandon, MB Thursday August 9th - Events, coaches meeting, practice time Friday August 10th - Competition and opening ceremonies Saturday August 11th - Competition Sunday August 12th - Competition Monday August 13th - Athlete experience day Tuesday August 14th - Depart for New Brunswick

 Coaches should also plan to be present at the Team NB Legion Selection meet scheduled (TBD) and the Atlantic

Championship scheduled for July 28-29 in Charlottetown PEI. However, if coaches are unavailable to attend these additional events they are still encouraged to submit an application, as being unavailable does not restrict one from still coaching at the National Legion Championships.

*Successful coaches will be required to submit a police record check that is no less than 2 years old as of July 2018

Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest to anb@anb.ca by April 21st, 2018.

 


Apr 11 2018 - The 12 Challenges 2018

Athletics New Brunswick is excited to announce that it's ever popular 12 Challenges program will be returning for 2018!

The program will feature locations in Dieppe, Shediac, Moncton, Rothesay, Miramichi and Fredericton. The 12 Challenges is designed for athletes ages 5-12 to get them acquainted with track and field in a non-competitive environment. Over the course of the program, athletes will experience 12 different track and field related skills/events to help them improve on their current skills and develop their physical literacy. Instructors at each location are trained Run Jump Throw Wheel instructors and include some of the province's finest track and field athletes (including past and present provincial team members).

"The 12 Challenges serves as a perfect introductory program for the sport of track and field. We always look forward to offering this program and we hope to reach as many athletes as possible with the 12 Challenges" said Gabriel LeBlanc, Executive Director of Athletics New Brunswick.

Interested participants are asked to sign up as soon as possible as spaces are limited.

Due to the ever-increasing popularity of the program, spots do fill up quick, so register early and avoid disappointment. Please note the registration deadline for each location by clicking the links below (MORE LOCATIONS TO COME).

To register for the Dieppe location, visit: www.trackiereg.com/12dieppe2018

To register for the Moncton location, visit: www.trackiereg.com/12moncton2018

To register for the Rothesay location, visit: www.trackiereg.com/12KV2018

The 12 Challenges program has been ongoing since 2009 and has reached over 3000 kids so far, with many young children continuing the sport for many years after. 

More information can be found at: anb.ca/Programs/12-defis-challenges.php


Apr 11 2018 - Lalonde 7th at Commonwealth Games

Earlier this morning, Geneviève Lalonde pulled off a seventh place finish in the 3,000m steeplechase at the Commonwealth Games in Australia. In the days leading up to her race, she wasn’t certain whether or not she would able to compete due to a pulled hamstring roughly a week ago.

Lalonde was the only Canadian runner among the 10 other competitors and finished with a time of 9:46.68. Gen persevered and made it to the start line proving her work ethic and determination to simply get out there and compete.

The 2020 Olympics are not far off and Lalonde will be looking to make her mark as part of Team Canada once again in Tokyo.

“Gen is a very resilient athlete and this competition goes to show her tenacity when it comes to competing – especially in her main event!” said Gabriel LeBlanc, Executive Director of Athletics New Brunswick. “We could not be more proud of Gen for all that she has accomplished these past few years and we are always excited to watch her take part in these international competitions!” added LeBlanc.

Full results can be found here: https://results.gc2018.com/en/athletics/result-women-s-3000m-steeplechase-fnl-000100-.htm


Apr 10 2018 - Geneviève Lalonde set to run Down Under

Moncton’s own Geneviève Lalonde is back on the international scene as she is representing Canada at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. She is the sole Canadian woman competing in the 3000m steeplechase against nine other athletes in what is sure to be an exciting competition. Gen’s race is set for Wednesday, April 11 at 6:45am New Brunswick Time.

Her Canadian national record of 9:29.99 makes her the sixth fastest women toeing the line, so she will be looking to impress down under, vying for a first place finish in a pool of talented athletes.

You can follow Gen online by watching a live stream of the event here: https://7commgames.com.au/live/19.  and results can be found here: https://results.gc2018.com/en/athletics/result-women-s-3000m-steeplechase-fnl-000100-.htm

Go Gen GO!!

2018-04-19 - Maritime Track League is Back
2018-04-19 - Invitation to Attend ANB Semi-Annual General Meeting
2018-04-13 - ANB Offering Summer Student Positions
2018-04-12 - Sport Coach Clinic
2018-04-12 - ANB Seeking Applications for 2018 Legion Program

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