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Athlete of the Month

Hunting Hills rugby star is ASDC Central Athlete of the Month

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?The Alberta Sport Development Centre – Central is pleased to announce that the ASDC-Central Athlete of the Month for January 2019 is Zac Sanderson.  Zac Sanderson is a 17 year old Red Deer, AB resident, Grade 11 student at Hunting Hills High School and a competitive rugby athlete.

?This past December, Zac was named to Rugby Canada’s U18 National Team and competed as a member of Team Canada in San Diego, California.  As scrum half/fly half on the rugby pitch, Zac has represented Team Alberta for the past 3 years and has played with the Red Deer Titans Rugby Club since he was 13 years old in five different age groups.  Titans Rugby recently awarded Zac with the “Titans Passion for Rugby Award”.  Zac has helped his teams capture multiple medals with his club teams, provincial teams and is looking forward to earning his very first International Cap as a member of Team Canada in the very near future.

Zac is currently waiting to see if he will selected to play at Shawnigan Lake, BC this summer for Rugby Canada. Currently, Zac is preparing to play for Alberta Rugby Sevens at the Canadian Western Championships this February in Edmonton. 

?Zac also plays football with the Hunting Hills High School Lightning, and was the Lightning’s Offensive MVP in 2016.  An Honor Roll student at Hunting Hills, Zac is looking to secure a scholarship to play rugby/football at University.

With Zacs strong work ethic, his undeniable athletic abilities and his training experiences with ASDC-Central, he will surely continue to grow, develop and succeed in his rugby career!  

?ASDC-Central thanks Tom Bast Sports for celebrating the ASDC-Central Athlete of the Month recipients by the provision of commemorative apparel for each recipient.

?For further information regarding this athlete, the ASDC-Central and our programs, please contact Miles Kydd @ [email protected]  or 403-342-3231.

The main purpose of the ASDC network is to coordinate and enhance services available to Alberta's emerging athletes and coaches. These regional centres provide services to athletes and coaches residing in rural and urban areas allowing athletes to develop and train at a high level without leaving home.

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Delburne multi-sport athlete focusing in on hockey scholarship

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The Alberta Sport Development Centre – Central (ASDC-C) is pleased to announce that the ASDC-Central Athlete of the Month for January 2020 is Hailey Jackson. Hailey Jackson is a 14 year old Red Deer, AB resident, Grade 9 student at St. Francis of Assisi Middle School and a competitive hockey and Athletics athlete.

Hailey has been playing hockey since she was five years old on their family’s outdoor rink. Currently, Hailey is in her 2nd season with Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs Bantam Elite Team, under the direction of Head Coach Shane Nafziger. The Cheifs currently sit in 4thplace in the south division of the Alberta Female Hockey League. Currently, Hailey, a forward, leads the Chiefs in goals and is co-leader in points. In Spring of 2019, Hailey was selected for Hockey Alberta’s Alberta Challenge Cup and was recently selected to compete for Zone 4 in Hockey at the 2020 Alberta Winter Games (AWG) in Airdrie from February 14 – 17, 2020. Hailey’s selection to the AWG team is significant as she is one of only two Red Deer athletes to be selected for the Zone 4 AWG team.

As the weather turns, Hailey switches gears to train and compete with the Red Deer Titans Track club (under the direction of coach Ron Hewer) as a pentathlete (80m Hurdles, High Jump, Shot Put, Long Jump and the 800m run) and in the 100m sprint and the relays. Hailey has her eyes set on a podium position at this year’s Alberta Summer Games in Lethbridge, AB.

In the classroom, Hailey is an Honours with Distinction (above 90%) student and has maintained that academic status since grade six. Hailey’s goals include playing hockey at a post-secondary level in either USport in Canada or NCAA D1 in the United States.

With Hailey’s strong work ethic, her undeniable athletic abilities and her training experiences with ASDC-Central, she will surely continue to grow, develop and succeed in her hockey/athletics careers!

ASDC-Central thanks Tom Bast Sports for celebrating the ASDC-Central Athlete of the Month recipients by the provision of commemorative apparel for each recipient.

Click here to read about more of ASDC’s Athletes of the Month.

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Elite Synchro Swimmer Olivia Moreau ASDC Athlete of the Month

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The Alberta Sport Development Centre – Central (ASDC-C) is pleased to announce that the ASDC-Central Athlete of the Month for December 2019 is Olivia Moreau.

 

Olivia Moreau is a 15 year old Red Deer, AB resident, Grade 10 student at Ecole Notre Dame High School and a competitive Artistic Swimming
(formerly known as Synchronized Swimming) athlete.

Olivia swims competitively with the Red Deer Silhouettes, under the direction of coaches Lauren Dial and Paige Greenwood. Olivia competed at National Duet and Solo last season, significantly improving her scores throughout the season. This year, Olivia will compete in Solo, Duet and Team events at Alberta Provincial Championships and Canadian Prairie Championship.

While Olivia is still 15 years old, this season she will compete in the 16-20 age category in all competitions.

As a 13 year old, in 2018, at the Alberta Winter Games in Ft. McMurray, AB, Olivia captured a Gold medal in both the Solo and Duet Competitions and added a Silver Medal in the Team competition. This made Olivia one of Zone 4’s most decorated athletes at the 2019 Alberta Winter Games.

Olivia and the Silhouettes program have achieved remarkable successes in the pool in spite of the fact that there is no regulation training or competition pool facility in Red Deer.

Olivia is an Honors with Distinction student at Notre Dame High School and one day would like to study medicine at University.

With Olivia’s talent, work ethic, commitment to success and with the support of ASDC-Central, and her sport coaches, Olivia will surely continue to grow and improve as an athlete in her sport of Artistic Swimming.

ASDC-Central thanks Tom Bast Sports for celebrating the ASDC-Central Athlete of the Month recipients by the provision of commemorative apparel for each recipient.

ASDC-Central Athlete of the Month – Olivia Moreau

For further information regarding this athlete, the ASDC-Central and our programs, please contact Miles Kydd @ [email protected] or 403-342-3231.

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