Download the schedule HERE
Download the schedule HERE
Spring is here and with it we embark on our outdoor season at NOC! This year’s Outdoor Training Schedule can be found, HERE!
With 2017 just around the corner be sure to download the practice schedule for the upcoming months!
You can download the schedule HERE!
With Spring rapidly approaching and with it the return to outdoor practice, NOC would like to remind all High School teams that a training permit is required to use the NOC Track and Field Facility. Please submit your application (can be found HERE) in a timely manner to Sharon Stewart at Sharon.email@example.com
With March right around the corner it’s time to think Spring and Outdoors!
You can download the Spring Training Schedule HERE!
Happy Groundhog Day! Spring is coming, just don’t look out the window yet!
Happy Snow Day for the kids.
Practise is cancelled for today.
Training at home!!!
Shovel!!! Put that core strength to the test. Upper body work out. Drills in the biggest snow drift you can find.
Help your neighbours! Stay safe! Stay warm!
Coach, Niagara Olympic Track and Field Club
Yes, last Saturday (April 26th) our club was awarded a capital improvements grant of $110,000 for:
1. New bleachers (clubhouse will be moved further south).
2. A new paved 15′ wide road/path from the main (south) gate along the 100m straight between the new bleachers and the track fence. This achieves full accessibility for athletes and spectators. This will also make damp weather spectating a much less muddy experience, and will allow club maintenance and meet equipment to be transported more reliably.
3. And lastly – New hurdle carts for easier setup and take down during training and meets.
I think we can say a huge Thank You to The Ontario Trillium Foundation! This gives our athletes, in fact all junior athletes in the Niagara Region, a new level of facility for training and competition. Thank You to Minister Jim Bradley, MPP for St. Catharines, Mayor Brian McMullan, and Mr. Harvey Hagerty of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, for presenting the award, accompanied by such kind and positive words of real encouragement for our athletes.
Another huge Thank You has to go out to the Team at the Niagara Sport Commission, who helped us compose, verify and support our bid, through each of the not-so-easy steps. Bram, Chris and Matt, we could not have achieved this without you. We look forward to collaborating in so many more ways to enhance our sport over the coming months and years.
All of the volunteers working on the club’s behalf should be rightly proud of this achievement. Impossible without your incredible efforts!
Here are a few pics from Saturday’s ceremonies. We look forward to your support as we enter the project execution phases, to ensure that the money is wisely and frugally spent.
This coming Saturday, at 11am, we’ll be doing some concentrated celebrating at the Club for an hour or so.
The Honourable Jim Bradley, MPP, with Mayor McMullan of St. Catharines, and a member of the Ontario Trillium Foundation (the Government of Ontario’s OTF) evaluation committee, Mr. Harvie Hagerty, will be joining us for a formal announcement that will help us to radically revamp our great facility later this year.
Please come and join us (we’re even providing coffee and some sweet treats!); invite your family and friends. It’s your opportunity to say thank you to the OTF, and the City for their financial and in-kind support for our athletes, and indeed young athletes from right across the Region, who use our unique facility every year at about this time and through to the summer.
We hope that you can come out and join us in celebration.
Excellent comments from Coach Bill MacDonald:
As you can see by the posts, NOC had a phenomenal weekend in Vancouver, especially Heather, but what can’t be overlooked is the phenomenal performance by the NOC TEAM. Six athletes went to Vancouver, six athletes showed up on the line ready to race and six athletes made NOC proud. For Kristen, Avery, Kayla and Cailen it was their first experience at Nationals.
Some may say it’s just another race, but it’s not. The best athletes from across the country are competing. This is the pinnacle of the season. For our Grade 9 athletes, Avery, Kayla and Cailin this meant going from racing 3K at OFSAA to racing 5K at Nationals, which is a big jump. They made us proud they way they raced with guts and determination.
Laura, Kristen and Heather were team leaders, truly mentors for the younger athletes. Laura and Kristen had fantastic races, which is very difficult in such a long season, a testament to their hard work and dedication.
Overall, Team NOC placed 7th!
Well done TEAM NOC, you made us all proud.