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RossAnn Edwards - Riversdale Coach Profile

Today we are honouring RossAnn Edwards, RIversdale's Coach of the Month.

RossAnn started as a young athlete (U14) with Riversdale Athletics Club, many moons ago with Brian Clarke as her coach. She ran 100m to 400m distances and excelled in long jump and triple jump. At that time, Riversdale trained in the old teacher's college on Idylwyld Drive followed by the underground Midtown plaza parking lot. The Legion camps that she attended were held at the Dundurn Army barracks. RossAnn injured her knee at one of these camps and the 5 surgeries that followed ended her track career at an early age, but certainly didn't end her passion for the sport.

She returned to Riversdale, 17 years ago, when her first daughter, Rachael, was a U14. Shortly after, she began assisting Quenton (Quincy) Robbins with the mid distance/cross country group. When Quincy retired, RossAnn became the lead coach of the group. All 3 of her children (Rachael, Gabrielle, Brammon) excelled at track and still hold some provincial records. All three have coached with Riversdale, with Brammon being a mid-distance coach for the past 3 years. RossAnn has continued to coach for the last 17 years, and became the Head Coach 4 years ago. She is a Level 3 (Competition Development) certified coach and a Coach Facilitator. She has coached all ages and levels of athletes. Her athletes have medaled at national and international competitions and she has coached an athlete that raced at the first Youth Olympics (daughter, Gabrielle). She is looking forward to coaching with the Sask team at the 2021 Canada Games.

She is passionate about track and providing the Riversdale athletes with a tremendous sport experience. She is very proud of the Riversdale Athletics Club coaches and athletes and appreciative of the strong guidance provided by RIVA's Board of Directors and the support of the RIVA parents.

Riversdale Athletics is lucky to have you RossAnn! Your dedication resonates with every athlete you train. #RIVAProud

"Behind every fearless player is a fearless coach who refused to let them be anything but the best they can be."

Riversdale Athletics is very appreciative to all those who donated to the fundraising efforts of the athletes who planned on attending the Florida Spring Training Camp which was unfortunately cancelled due to Covid-19 and will be rescheduled for next year. We are also very thankful for the cash sponsorship from our main sponsor, MN Fence + Deck. It is the support from all of you that keep our club going. Please consider @mnfenceplusdeck for your spring and summer projects. https://www.mnfenceplusdeck.ca/

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