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Athletics Sport Nova Scotia – Halifax, NS – With the Royal Canadian Legion National Youth Track and Field Championships fast approaching in August in Brandon, Manitoba, athletes across the province will soon be running, throwing and jumping their way to achieve team standards to be named to the team. The NS/NU Legion Command and Athletics Nova Scotia has been busy compiling the best coaching and support staff possible to help 38 athletes be the best they can be at the Championships this year.

Lauren Duke, a previous team coach, has been selected as a first time head coach for the team and is eager for the job. “I am honoured to have been selected as Head Coach for the 2018 NS/NU Legion team travelling to Manitoba this summer. This is an exciting personal and coaching development opportunity for me as it will be my first provincial team as head coach. As a past Legion athlete myself and an active club coach, coach learning facilitator and board member, I am excited to bring new ideas to the team.  I look forward to working with the invaluable staff members selected to join me.  I know we are all looking forward to our Legion Trials Meet and I hope to see as many athletes as possible achieving standards and personal bests so we can build the strongest team for the 42nd annual event.”

This year’s Midget Youth team coaching staff is composed of four coaches with a wide variety of training and experienced backgrounds to create a well-rounded staff to support the needs of the athletes. The coaching staff includes;

Head Coach – Lauren Duke (Middle Sackville) – Provincial Team Coach on 6 Provincial Teams

Team Coach – Adrienne Power (Halifax) – 2008 Olympian and 2010 Commonwealth Games Double Medalist

Team Coach – Rich Lehman (Dartmouth) – Named to his first National Team as Coach – Attending 2018 U18 NACAC in Costa Rica

Team Coach – Kirk Jessome (Halifax) – New Coach and Dalhousie Varsity Thrower

Supporting the coaches and athletes will be a team of four.   The support staff rings seasoned and experienced people as well as new and enthusiastic volunteers to the 2018 team.  This support staff includes:

Manager/Chaperone – Nate-Janine Williams (Dartmouth)

Chaperone – Ryan Elmore (Middleton)

Chaperone – Marilyn MacCara (New Glasgow)

Chaperone – Kelly Moore-Reid (Pictou)

The Legion Team Trials will be held June 23-24 at Beazley Field in Dartmouth.

For more information contact:

Anitra Stevens

(902) 425 5450 ext. 339