May 5, 2022 – For Immediate Release –
Announcing the Coaching/Support Staff of the 2022 Nova Scotia/Nunavut Legion Track and Field Team
Halifax, NS – With the Royal Canadian Legion National Youth Track and Field Championships fast approaching in August in Sherbrooke, Quebec, athletes across the province will soon be running, throwing and jumping their way to achieve standards to be named to the team. The NS/NU Legion Command and Athletics Nova Scotia have a well established supportive and collaborative framework to work in the best interest of the athletes. As a first task for 2022 event, they have been busy compiling the best coaching and support staff possible to help these athletes be the best they can be at the Championships this year.
Kirk Jessome, the Technical Director at Athletics NS will fill the role as the head coach for the team.
This year’s U16 and U18 Youth team coaching staff is composed of three additional 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;
Team Coach – Tammy Armstrong (Brookfield, NS)
Team Coach – Terry Sweeney (Porters Lake, NS)
Team Coach – Troye Williams (Eastern Passage, NS)
We have assembled a coaching staff who will prove to be outstanding mentors and will help create a lasting impact on these developing athletes. The primary goal of the staff is to create the best possible athlete experience.
Supporting the coaches and athletes will be a team of four support staff. These individuals bring a range of knowledge and experience and all are enthusiastic to be joining the 2022 team. This support staff includes:
Head Chaperone – Naté-Janine Williams (Eastern Passage, NS)
Chaperone – Paul Murphy (Fall River, NS)
Chaperone – Taylor Mattinson (Halifax, NS)
Chaperone – Liam MacDonald (Bedford, NS)
"We are thrilled to welcome back past coaches and support staff for the 2022 event and we look forward to providing a rewarding development opportunity to new coaches named to their first provincial team. The Legions is a unique and high-quality national competition and we are proud of the support staff we have assembled. As always, we are indebted to the Royal Canadian Legion and the NS/NU Provincial Command for continuing to provide this incredible sport opportunity for youth" - Anitra Stevens, Executive Director of Athletics NS.