Nova Scotia / Nunavut Command in conjunction with Dominion Command of The R.C.L. has since 1954 sponsored 40 students and 4 coaches and chaperones annually to attend and compete in the Royal Canadian Legion National Track and Field competitions.
Some of these athletes have gone on to compete at world championship competitions and Olympic games.
Sydney, NS will host the 2019 & 2020 National Competitions which will take place August 9 to Aug 11th 2019.
Latest Press Release:
July 9, 2019 – For Immediate Release –
Announcing the 2019 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 Sydney, NS, athletes across the province showed their very best in running, throwing and jumping this past weekend at the Athletics NS Legion Team Trials and Open Meet. The event, held in Stellarton at Pioneer Coal Athletics Facility brought together over 225 track and field athletes of all ages. Those competing in the U16 and U18 Categories chased standards to be named to the 2019 Nova Scotia/Nunavut Legion Track and Field Team.
“What started as a group of individuals throwing, jumping, sprinting, and running, will come together in Sydney and form a team, with friendships created that will last a lifetime. The athletes don't do this by themselves. Many hours have been spent by parents, coaches, volunteers to help make them strong enough to be named to this team in 2019. It doesn't stop there. Since the games will be hosted in Nova Scotia, we expect to see many athletes represent their clubs next month. The Royal Canadian Legion are our partners in shaping the future of the athletes that will be representing the Nova Scotia/Nunavut Legion Command this summer in Cape Breton. Each year, the Legion raises thousands of dollars to put on one of the best competitive opportunities for Canadian Youth in the sport of track and field. We wouldn't have an event without them. I look to the Royal Canadian Legion and the athletes with equal pride for their dedication they put forth each summer. It is my hope that we can forge the bonds of friendship, among athletes and legionnaires alike.” - Head Coach, Steve Morley
Congratulations to the 38 athletes named to the team today.
The team will consist of:
|First Name||Last Name||Club||Hometown|
|Haley||Angus||Truro Lions Track and Field Club||Amherst|
|Mya||Archibald||Chebucto Athletics||Fall River|
|Mya||Artibello||St FX Track and Field Club||Salt Springs|
|Malia||Artibello||Stride Ahead Tough Track NS||Antigonish|
|Noah||Berniquer||Truro Lions Track and Field Club||North River|
|Cassie||Beselt||Truro Lions Track and Field Club||Brookside|
|Mikayla||Boucher||YHZ Track and Field||Dartmouth|
|Oliver||Arnfast||Truro Lions Track and Field Club||Valley|
|Mairin||Canning||St FX Track and Field Club||Antigonish|
|Siona||Chisholm||St FX Track and Field Club||Antigonish|
|Keighan||DeCoff||Pictou County Athletics||New Glasgow|
|Abbigael||Gaudry||Chebucto Athletics||Windsor Junction|
|Braden||Gray||Truro Lions Track and Field Club||Bible Hill|
|Matthew||Jones||Truro Lions Track and Field Club||Truro|
|Daniella||Kidston||Valley Athletics||Port Williams|
|Cara||MacDonald||Pictou County Athletics||New Glasgow|
|Tyler||MacNeil||Truro Lions Track and Field Club||Truro|
|Mattea||Miller-Evans||Pictou County Athletics||Merigomish|
|Alexandra||Poisson||Halifast Athletics||Hammonds Plains|
|Anna||Robinson||St FX Track and Field Club||Antigonish|
|Allie||Sandluck||Pictou County Athletics||Thorburn|
|Gabrielle||Smith||Pictou County Athletics||Stellarton|
|John Luke||Taylor||Pictou County Athletics||New Glasgow|
|Austin||Warren||Truro Lions Track and Field Club||Greenfield|
|Martha||Yiridoe||Truro Lions Track and Field Club||Valley|
|Alexander||Bates||Pictou County Athletics||Mount Williams|
|Ezra||Eastwood||YHZ Track and Field||Williamswood|
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2018 NS/NU Command Legion Track/Field Team Brings Home 11 Medals!
2018 NS/NU Command Track/Field Team Pictured above
The 2018 NS/NU Command Legion Track / Field team consisted of 38 athletes from all over our province. The team competed at the 2018 Dominion Royal Canadian Legion Youth Track and Field Championships in Brandon, Manitoba held from August 8-14 2018. The team returned with a total of 11 medals and many personal bests as they competed against the best T/F athletes in Canada.
The medallists are:
Keighan Decoff (New Glasgow) - bronze in U16 discus
Nick Beaulieu (Bedford) - silver in U18 100m
Maggie Smith (Halifax) - gold in U18 1500m *new legion record
Maggie Smith - gold in U18 3000m
Michael Lander-Pinard (Middleton) - gold in the U16 Javelin
Nick Beaulieu - bronze in U18 long jump
Keighan Decoff - bronze in U16 shot put
Diego Marshall (Antigonish) - bronze in U16 high jump
Nick Landry (Bridgewater) - bronze in U18 400m hurdles
Nick Beaulieu - bronze in U18 200m
Katie Blunden (Halifax), Mikayla Boucher (Dartmouth), Carley Burrell (Hammonds Plains) and Maggie Smith take the bronze in the U18 4x400
I am extremely proud of this young track and field team. They have worked very hard this entire season to make the standards and team selection for this national competition. They faced the best track and field athletes in Canada. The team brings home 23 personal bests, 1 legion record, 2 provincial records and 11 medals. The 38 athletes and support staff of coaches / chaperones are very thankful to the Royal Canadian Legion for the support they have given over a 42 year history of this National Competition.
The Dominion Legion National Track and Field Championships will be hosted in Sydney NS in August 2019.
NS/NU Command Sports
For more information on the Dominion Legion Track and Field Championships contact:
(902) 425 5450 ext. 339