Kirk Jessome Named NEW Technical Director for Athletics NS

Kirk Jessome begins employment with Athletics NS on March 1.   All through his youth and into university, Kirk competed as a Nova Scotia throws athlete.  Kirk is now a performance level trained coach, a throws coach with Dalhousie University and Halifast Athletics, previous provincial team coach with Athletics and was recently named as a 2022 Canada Games staff coach.  Kirk will not only be able to demonstrate his skills in certified strength and conditioning and nutrition, but will also bring his overall sport knowledge, technical research and youthful enthusiasm to this very important role within our association. 

“We are thrilled to welcome Kirk to Athletics NS.  The selection committee was impressed with the interest in the available role, with applications coming in from across Nova Scotia, Canada and beyond.  His level of knowledge on our strategic plan priorities and his input into our high performance planning and excellence stream set him apart from the competition.   Kirk’s passion and interest in developing our sport is exactly what we were looking for in our next Technical Director.” – Anitra Stevens, Executive Director

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