Valley Royals

 Alexa & Coach Ziggy High Jump photo with VR Logo Shirts

Congratulations to Coach Ziggy’s high-jumper Alexa Porpaczy on winning Gold at the prestigious Mt. Sac Meet in California with a Personal Best jump of 1.77m achieving the standard to compete in the Commonwealth Games for Team Canada this summer! “The Province” newspaper published an article about Alexa check it out by clicking here: Province News Article “The Sky’s the Limit…” 

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 VR Mt. SAC 2017 Close Up

Video Interview of Alexa Porpaczy at Mt. SAC after her BIG WIN! 

Django Lovett moved one step closer to qualifying for the IAAF World Championships and Alexa Porpaczy captured the Girls High Jump in dramatic fashion at the prestigious Mt. SAC Relays in Torrance, California on Saturday. 

Lovett cleared 2.27 m just 3 cm shy of the qualifying standard for the IAAF World Championships in London this August to capture the silver medal.

Porpaczy needed a third attempt at 5′ 8 (173cm), but cleared 5′ 10″ (177.8 cm) on her second to defeat Cassidy Palka from California and secure the gold medal, as well as achieving the standard for the Youth Commonwealth Championships representing TEAM CANADA in the Bahamas in July.

Both athletes are coached by Ziggy Szelagowicz of the Valley Royals Track Club in Abbotsford.

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WANT TO JOIN THE VALLEY ROYALS? ONLINE REGISTRATION AND CREDIT CARD PAYMENT ARE AVAILABLE:

Click on “Membership” tab above for details and the link to Online Registration & Payment

Check out the “At-A-Glance” Chart for Info about Fees/Expectations/Deposits for all Registration Packages using this handy chart:  Chart of Valley Royals Fees & Requirements by Age and Registration Package

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WHY DO YOU LOVE THE VALLEY ROYALS? See our newest Testimonials posted on the MEMBERSHIP PAGE…

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Running Injuries Workshop – April 22, 2017

There will be a one-day clinical workshop at BC Place Stadium that will cover all aspects of running injuries.  This would be well worth attending by many Valley Royals members Please see Running Injuries Workshop for further details.

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THE VALLEY ROYALS VAISAKHI FESTIVAL TRACK & FIELD MEET Saturday April 15th 8:00AM to 5:00PM Rotary Stadium Abbotsford

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VAISAKHI MEET RESULTS: Results of Valley Royals Vaisakhi Meet April 15th 2017

The Valley Royals own Harrison Trustham, Gold Medalist in the Men’s (15-16) 300m Race, is featured in this Online Video produced by the Abbotsford News: VIDEO: Vaisakhi Track and Field Meet_Highlights from Saturday’s debut event in Abbotsford

THE VALLEY ROYALS THANK THE SPONSORS OF THE VAISAKHI TRACK & FIELD MEET: 

SILVER ($3,000-$4,999)

Raja Grewal Personal Real Estate Corporation RE/MAX SoldByRaja.com  VR rajaPrintready

BRONZE ($1,000-$2,999)

  • Gill Timbers International Limited

  • Harvy Jawanda Real Estate

  • Sekhon Brothers Realtors 

FRIENDS OF THE MEET ($500-$999) 

  • 88 Homes Ltd. 

  • Advanced Stucco Ltd.

  • Basrom Farms

  • Gold Mine Insurance

  • Gurvinder Singh Sidhu – Elite Group Mortgage Broker

  • Lally Group Partnership

  • North American Forest Products

  • Northwest Rubber NWR Innovative Rubber Products  

UNDER $500 CONTRIBUTIONS:

  • Accurate Auto Body & Paint Ltd.

  • Banwait Fine Fashions Ltd.

  • Harinder Singh Bath

  • Harpreet Kaur 

  • Indian Fashion

  • Mona Cloth House

  • Ranbir Kaur Boparai Kalan  

  • Renbir Grewal

  • R. Mann Trucking

  • Save-On-Foods ~ South Fraser Way

  • Spa Greystone 

  • Sukhraj Singh Bath 

  • Tanuja Gill

  • Venus Law Corporation

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Results of The Valley Royals Annual General Meeting (AGM) Thursday, March 30th 2017:

ELECTION OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS: At the AGM seven (7) people were elected to the Board of Directors. The positions of the Directors have been determined and they are: President: Ivon Gill, Vice-President: James Porpaczy, Secretary: Dawn Driver, Treasurer: Debbie Foote, Members at Large are: Cathy Smith, Monica Carsience and Tanuja Gill

The New Constitution & Bylaws were Accepted: March 30th 2017 Valley Royals Constitution & Bylaws  

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CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS to form a FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE:

Fundraising opportunities are very important because they give our athletes the ability to meet their annual fundraising expectation and earn fundraising credits that they can use to pay for Entry Fees.
To volunteer for the Fundraising Committee email Christa at christa.mcauley@valleyroyals.org 

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BANQUET PHOTOS!  CLICK HERE:  2017 Valley Royals Awards Pictures

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Do you know a person, family or business who could be a Sponsor for the Valley Royals?

Use this Sponsorship Letter to invite them: Sponsorship Letter VRTFC  100% of the Sponsorship money raised for the club by an athlete’s invitation counts toward the athlete’s Fundraising Expectation for the year. Athletes also get a Fundraising Credit for 50% of the dollar value given to the Club by the Sponsor that the athlete invited (which can be used for paying event entry fees)

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If you have questions about any of our training groups, please contact Christa McAuley at christa.mcauley@valleyroyals.org

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JD (Junior Development- Ages 9 to 14) Track & Field Practices

Our JD group will train on Mondays, Wednesday, and Thursdays 5:45-7:15pm at Rotary Stadium-Meet at the Valley Royals Shed at the South End of the Track.

If you have already registered with our club, you will be receiving an email from Coach Trevor shortly

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Coach Sue’s MIDDLE DISTANCE RUNNING GROUP (Ages 15 & Up) at Rotary Stadium

Important that you WEAR LAYERS !!!

  • Tuesday    4:00 – 5:30pm  

  • Thursday  4:00 – 5:30pm

  • Saturday  10:00 – 11:45am

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Coach Ziggy’s POWER & SPEED GROUP (Ages 15 & Up) at Rotary Stadium

Ziggy’s Group has specific training focus areas on certain days. Athletes are welcome to train on any of the days listed but need to know that most of Coach Ziggy’s attention will be put towards the events listed on those days. Ziggy would like athletes to train 3X a week.

  • Mondays–Rotary Stadium–4pm–all athletes, Focus: Long & Triple Jump

    Tuesdays–Rotary Stadium–4pm–all athletes, Focus: High Jump (weather permitting)

    Wednesdays–OFF

    Thursdays–Rotary Stadium–4pm–all athletes, Focus: Sprints & Hurdles

    Fridays–Rotary Stadium–4pm–all athletes, Focus: Multiple Events

    Saturdays–Rotary Stadium–10am–all athletes, Focus: High Jump (weather permitting)

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    Coach Harold’s THROWS GROUP – Hammer, Discus, Javelin & Shot Put (Age 15 & Up) at the Throwing Cage Near the Baseball Diamonds at Clearbrook Park

TRAINING SESSIONS WILL RUN 2-3 HOURS

  • Tuesday 4:30 PM Clearbrook Park
  • Thursday 4:30 PM Clearbrook Park
  • Sunday 11:00 AM Clearbrook Park

Practices will consist of Conditioning & Technical Work

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Coach Graham’s POLE VAULT GROUP at Rotary Stadium 

Want to try Pole Vault? Contact Coach Graham Danziger Coach Graham’s Email before attending first practice. Practice Times vary so it is very important the Coach Graham has your email address, as practice changes or adjustments will be confirmed by email

Practices are at the Pole Vault Area near the Legacy Building on the West Side of the Track at Rotary Stadium.

Typical Practice Times are (verify with Coach):

  • Thursday 5:30 PM
  • Saturday (Coach to Confirm practice time by email)
  • Sunday 10:15 AM

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  • JD Cross Country Championships

  • Congratulations to the JD athletes who competed at the Cross Country Championships in Nanaimo. Results are as follows:
  • Tristan Steiger finished off the season well with a strong race in the 9 year old boys category, finishing 8th in a large field of over 40 runners.  Tristan put in a consistent effort this season and showed vast improvements. Mark Molina ran a strong race in the 10 year old boys category, finishing 5th and was only 20 seconds behind the winner.  Not far behind was Arie Wassenaar who ran an incredible race, finishing 7th in the 10 year old boys category.  Arie has improved a lot this season and has had a strong finishing kick. Lockhart Macgregor had a solid race placing 7th in the 12 year old boys category. Teagan Scholander placed 15th in a strong field of 10 year old girls. Emily Downie had a great start to her race but unfortunately twisted her ankle and was unable to complete her race. While this is a disappointing end to the season for Emily, we are confident that she will perform very well in the upcoming track and field season.
  • Royals at the 2016 High School Championships:  Photos…click here!
  • Read the Gerry Swan full report Here!
  • See all the results from the meet HERE!
  • Photos 2016:  Click Here (Bear Creek Meet, Banquet, Practices…)
  • Mark your Calendar:  Click HERE for link to the Club Calendar Page

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If you need a competition singlet, or need to exchange your current singlet contact Susan Konrad at susankonrad@shaw.ca