Hi BCWA Members,
Sport Program Coordinator
Thank you for electing me as BC Wrestling President. Thank you to all of the outgoing Board Members for the time and energy you have given to the sport. Thank you to all of the new and returning Board Members who have stepped up to help make this organization better.
For those who don't know me, please allow me to introduce myself. I am originally from the North Shore where I wrestled for Balmoral and Carson Graham. After high school I went to SFU where I wrestled for 2 years. My post-secondary career wasn't as illustrious as some others out there, but that has never affected my love for the sport. For the past 6 years I have been coaching high school and started the Westsider Wrestling Club in Vancouver in 2017 for elementary, high school and now an adult recreational program. This past season we had over 100 youth members and are hoping to continuing to grow once wrestling starts up again.
To those of you that I don't know yet, it is my goal to get to know many more people around the province in the coming months and years. Please reach out to introduce yourself and share things that are going well in your program as well as challenges you may be facing. I expect I didn't need to write this note in order to hear about the challenges, but please don't be shy about sharing what is working because we want to take what works and emulate that elsewhere. It is important that we work as a unified body and compete only on the mat.
Please join me in welcoming new Board Members Raewyn Brewer, Tyler Keeling and Sukhan Chahal, as well as returning Board Members Kate Walker, Lyndsay Abdou, Gurjot Kooner, Mike Jones, Aso Palani, Gerry Badger and Ian McDonald. I look forward to hearing from you and working with the Executive Director and the rest of the Board to make BC Wrestling a strong and growing organization.
Wrestling Canada will be running an online pilot of NCCP competition introduction training during covid-19. This training will consist of wrestling specific pieces, as well as multi sport pieces to make the training accessible to everyone.
If you would like more information on how to take part in this online training, which topics will be covered, and the cost of the training, please review the information sheet by clicking on the following link: Coaching Education
Interested individuals should send an email to Non Ha (Executive Director) at BC Wrestling and cc Gord Sturrock (NCCP facilitator and master coach developer).
Non Ha: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gord Sturrock: email@example.com
This year, similar to others, BC Wrestlers performed on mats across the world. From national to international events, BC athletes have long held a standing point on worldwide podiums. But how did they get to the point in which they stood triumphant?
SFU Wrestler Lauren Mason highlights various past and current athletes across BC to better understand the skills and mindsets needed to be successful. From early beginnings in community clubs, to local high-school wrestling rooms, to high performance programs, athletes reflect on their experiences and opportunities gained from participating in the sport of wrestling.
Video by SFU Wrestler, Lauren Mason
"For years, athletes from British Columbia have traveled the world and competed at the highest of levels. Athletes from back in the day like Carol Huynh, Justin Abdou, and even athletes more recently like Justina Di Stasio have all gone on to the world stage and had much success. British Columbia is home to some of these long time legends and is home to the future, up-and-coming legends" (Laurenmasonn.com).
Link to video: BC Wrestling
Annual General Meeting Reminder:
To all BCWA members! There is only four days left to submit registration, resolution, and nomination forms for the upcoming Annual General Meeting. All forms must be submitted on or before July 11th, 2020 and can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Saturday, July 18th, 2020
Time: 2pm- 5pm
Location: An online link will be sent to all members who submit a registration form on or before July 11th.
Please click on the links below for additional information and forms:
1) Registration Form
2) Resolution Form
3) Directors Nomination Form
We look forward to seeing you there!
BC Wrestling Association is pleased to release the BCWA Phase 2 Return to Play Guidelines.
Returning to wrestling safely requires a coordinated effort from all of us. Please take a moment to read the guidelines and share the message with anyone you think may benefit from receiving this information.
From all of us at BCWA, we hope you are all keeping safe and healthy.
Click here to open the BCWA Phase 2 Return to Play Policy