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Apr 23 2014 - ANB offering 3 Summer Jobs (Fredericton area , Moncton area and Acadian Peninsula )

Athletics New Brunswick , is seeking applications from interested students for 3 positions  ( (Fredericton area , Moncton area and Acadian Peninsula ). The successful candidate will be expected to assits in training and administrative activities .

Travel to track meets within the Province of New Brunswick to assist Athletics New Brunswick will be required.  This position is ideal for mature students able to take direction and work independently. Experience in track and field,  working with athletes,  and youth and the ability to work independently will be considerations in the selection process. 

Duties and requirements for the position include the following:

- 15 years of age or older and returning to studies in the Fall 

- able to work evening and weekends to meet the needs of track meets and events

- able to travel to the club facility and local area track meets as required

- good knowledge of the sport of Track & Field

- assist in the operation of local meets and practices  with various roles including having the physical ability to set up and remove equipment that is used in track & field

- coordinate volunteers and schedules at events as required

- bilingualism would be an asset

- other related duties as required

This is an 8 week 30 hours a week job paying $12.00 per hour. The position is funded via Service Canada,  and starting in mid to late  May 2013. Applicants are asked to forward their resume to ANB  by Tuesday, May 6th 2014. Please indicate which position (area) you are interested in. 

Apr 22 2014 - Become a Certified Run, Jump, Throw Instructor and Help Your Community!

Have you ever wanted to contribute to your community? Why not take the Run, Jump, Throw course and become a certified Instructor! Athletics New-Brunswick is hosting a Run, Jump, Throw course on Sunday, May 11th from 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM at the Anna-Malenfant track in Dieppe. Learn tips and tricks on how to teach the sport of track and field to beginner athletes (approximately aged 6 to 12).

What is Run, Jump, Throw?

- RJT is an athlete development program that teaches the fundamentals of movements for all sports. For example, jumps are necessary in basketball and volleyball, throwing is important in baseball, and running is present in most, if not all sports.

What will you be trained to do?

- Make ethical decisions

- Analyze performance

- Support athletes in training (safety and risk management)

- Plan a lesson

- Support athletes in training (teach a RJT lesson)

So what are you waiting for! Sign up to take the course today here: There is a 25$ fee per person, however the information acquired is priceless and you will also receive an instructor’s guide book.

For more information, contact Gabriel at or (506) 855-5003.

Apr 16 2014 - Nicholson and Washburn among Athletics Canada Hall of Fame class of 2014

Athletics Canada’s Hall of Fame will grow by 11 as five athletes, two builders, a coach and three in memoriam will be enriched as part of the Class of 2014. The induction ceremony will take place in Moncton, New Brunswick on June 26, 2014 at a ceremony held during the Canadian Track and Field Championships. 

Among the 2014 class is  two of New Brunswick's most devoted volunteers:  Harold Nicholson and Leroy Washburn.




Harold Nicholson (In memoriam, 1947-2013)

Harold served as presid ent of Athletics New Brunswick from 1989 to 2011, he was a leader in shaping the sport in New Brunswick and is a major factor for where it is today. Many important str

ides were taken during his time as president including the development of the organizations policies and implementing its online presence. Harold was a key component in bringing the 2010 World Junior Championships and its legacy to Moncton and New Brunswick, noting at the time “Moncton 2010 is a dream come true. The legacy this

 event leaves for our sport in New Brunswick is awesome and the event will focus on the sport of track and field. We have come a very long way.” Harold also coached teams to the Canadian Legion Youth Championships and Canada Games for many years.



Leroy Washburn

Leroy Washburn of Oromocto, N.B., has been involved with the Royal Canadian Legion track and field program since 1975. He has been involved as one of Canada’s top officials for over 60 years. He played a key role in leading the standardization and improvement of the Canadian officiating program. Leroy officiated at the 1967 Pan American Games, 1976 Olympic Games, 1986 Commonwealth Games, and 1979 World Cup. He was also an International Technical Official at the 1994 Pan American Games and 1996 Olympic Games. Aside from officiating Leroy served as the Athletics New Brunswick president from 1984-1987, he was Chef de mission for the 1987 World Student Games, Vice President of the New Brunswick Special Olympic Association, coached and was the union representative for St. Thomas University Athletics, and personal coach to Hal Marrill; a three time bronze medallist between the 1992 and 1996 Paralympic Games. “I am very pleased to be a part of this induction Class with so many I know and have had connections with throughout my lifetime,” notes Leroy. 

For full list pf 2014 class please visit :



Hall of Fame Ceremony

The Hall of Fame ceremony and Awards Gala will coincide with the Canadian Track and Field Championships in Moncton, N.B., June 27-29. The ceremony will take place Thursday June 26 at the Delta Beauséjour. Reception will begin at 6:00 p.m. followed by the induction banquet and dinner at 7:00 p.m.

Ticket information will be posted soon at

The induction ceremony will also honour Athletics Canada’s 2013 Annual Award recipients including World Championship and World Indoor Championship silver medallist Brianne Theisen-Eaton, Olympic and World Championship bronze medallist Derek Drouin, Five-time World Championship medallist Brent Lakatos, two-time World Championship silver medallist Virginia McLachlan, World Championship team members Shawnacy Barber, Alicia Brown and Inaki Gomez, Development athletes Lexi Aitken and Paul Galas along with the official of the year Ron Walsh, Masters Athlete of the Year (TBC) and Coach of the Year Gerry Dragomir.

Apr 15 2014 - Athletics New Brunswick Announces its High Performance Teams from the Indoor Season

Athletics New Brunswick is pleased to announce its’ High Performance Program teams from the 2014 indoor season.  These athletes achieved performance standards which place them as the best in the province, and in many cases among the best in the country.  As a part of the High Performance teams, these athletes will have special training and competition opportunities to help them continue to improve with the goal of representing New Brunswick on the national and international stage.  A total of 59 athletes achieved the required performance standards, with 21 of those achieving the A standards.

A complete list of team members is availble here:

“It is a great sign for the health of our sport in New Brunswick that we have so many athletes performing at this level,” said ANB Director of High Performance Steve LeBlanc.  He added, “It is also interesting to see that we have athletes from all disciplines of our sport making these standards – sprints, hurdles, middle and long distance, jumps, throws, and the combined events, and both able-bodied and paralympic athletes.  Our clubs and coaches should be commended for being able to help athletes from all areas of our sport to develop and reach success in their chosen events.”


ANB Technical Director Gabriel LeBlanc noted the regional representation of the teams as well.  “We have athletes from all areas of the province making these teams,” he said, “with the north, south, east, and west all being represented.”  A look through the hometowns of the athletes confirms the wide range of communities that are producing track & field athletes, from small towns to large cities.  “At the junior and senior level, our development has been helped immensely by the strong university programs in New Brunswick,” added LeBlanc.  New Brunswick presently has three university track & field programs based at the Université de Moncton, St. Thomas University and both the Saint John and Fredericton campuses of the University of New Brunswick.  “It has given our NB athletes the option to both stay in their province and stay in their sport as they pursue their education.”

Some of these athletes are brand-new to the HPP teams, while many have been previously named from last summer’s outdoor season or the fall cross country season.  Some of the notable athletes from the HPP teams who compete primarily in these outdoor seasons include javelin specialist Caleb Jones (Saint John) and cross country stars Barry Britt (Hampton) and Ryan Cassidy (Grande-Digue).

The Athletics New Brunswick High Performance Program is an athlete support program targeted at junior and senior athletes who have shown significant potential to perform at a national and international level.  Athletes will be named to this program at three opportunities throughout a calendar year, based on their performances during the previous competition season.  Athletes will be designated to the A or B teams based on their performance, and will receive certain special competition and training related opportunities as well as financial support based on their team designation.

Apr 12 2014 - The 12 Challenges of Dieppe are back!

It’s that time of year! The 12 Challenges of Dieppe are back for the fifth year in a row! Youth aged from 5 to 12 are invited to participate in the 4 evenings of the 12 Challenges, which will take place May 13, 20, 27 and June 3 at the Anna-Malenfant track in Dieppe. Three different track and field events are scheduled every week for a total of 12 events (hence the name of the program). The instructors will be trained Run, Jump, Throw instructors. Registration is $25 from April 9th to May 6th.

Please register at (limited places). For more information:

Kindergarten to grade 2 students – 6:00 PM to 6:50 PM

Grade 3 to grade 6 students – 7:00 PM to 7:50 PM

We can’t wait to see you again! :)

Apr 10 2014 - 2014 Legion Information

Athletics New Brunswick is pleased to announce the selection criteria for Team New Brunswick attending the 2014 Legion Championships in Langley British Colombia is now available . This great program is open to athletes  aged 17 and under and 15 and under (as of December 31, 2014) . Any athlete 13 years of age ( 2nd Bantam ) may compete for a position as a Midget, but must compete as a Midget at the Legion Provincials. No athlete under 13 years of age as of December 31, 2014 will be considered for the Provincial Team.    The standard and selection criteria /Standard and other info  can be found here:

  A reminder that to be eligible for the Legion Team Athletes must be full  ANB members. Member list available here:    Important date is the selection meet that will take place July 12-13 in Moncton.  

If you have any question please do not hesitate to contact ANB or Clayton Saunders  our Legion Rep (

Apr 10 2014 - Thank you to all the volunteers!

During this week of National Volunteer Week (NVW) Athletics New Brunswick would like to take this time to thank all of its officials, coaches, board members and other volunteers.

Winston Churchill once said:

‘We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give ‘You’re incredible passion for volunteering is making a real difference in our province.

Again THANK YOU for all that you do!

This year's 69th annual NVW takes place the week of April 6 to 12. It is Canada’s largest celebration of volunteers, volunteerism, and civic participation.

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