September 10, 2017
Can She Play the Game
Canadian Sport Institute Calgary – On a whim, Courtenay Farrington registered for the 2017 RBC Training Ground series knowing that, at age 25, this would be her last chance to take part. Her intent was simple – seeking only a good experience – but perhaps this could also be the catalyst she would need to start a new game.
Farrington, an athlete who competed in volleyball in high school and track and field in university, took a chance on bobsleigh too, signing up for a provincial identification camp in the fall of 2014. She had always done well in speed and power events, so bobsleigh was a good fit at first and she excelled, racing for the provincial team and then the national development team.
But bobsleigh didn’t pan out for Farrington as she hoped and in the spring this year she needed a change. RBC Training Ground popped up at just the right time.
Canadian Sport Institute Calgary: @csicalgary
Written by Kristina Groves: @kngrover
Photo by: Dave Holland @csicalgaryphoto