Our Team – 2017 Summer Sport Camp

2017 Summer Camp Leaders

Alwyn

Bio

Hey friends, my name is Alwyn and this will be my 3rd summer as a Sport Leader at the Richmond Olympic Oval! I am currently in my 4th year at McGill University in Montréal, Quebec where I am completing my double major in psychology and sociology. Growing up, participating in sports and staying in shape was always a big passion of mine. Throughout the years, I was very committed about playing competitive rugby, volleyball, ultimate and basketball. Being at the oval has brought my two passions together of sports and working with youth.  I had an amazing time the last two summers at camp and am immensely excited to to see older campers as well as meeting the new campers this year!

  • McGill Varsity Ultimate
  • National Ultimate Champion – Junior Opens (2011,2013)
  • Team BC Ultimate (2011,2012,2013)
  • NCCP Fundamental Movements Skill Trained

Amy

Bio

Hi everyone! My name is Amy and this will be my second year as a Camp Leader for the Richmond Olympic Oval! I am currently attending the University of British Columbia working towards my Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. In addition to being a student at UBC, I have been a head soccer coach for the UBC Soccer School as well as a camp leader for UBC Camps for 4 years now. Sports and athletics have been a huge part of my life since I was very young, starting soccer at age 5 and quickly adding to my extracurricular activities by playing volleyball, basketball, and badminton, running cross country and various track and field events, as well as skating, dance and gymnastics throughout elementary school and high school. I started my coaching career in 2013 with Richmond Football Club and have stayed with the club, coaching boys and coed soccer ever since. As a coach and a camp leader, my focus continues to be fostering good friendships and sociological athletic development in every camp or sport I teach! Sports and athletics have given me the opportunity to develop not only my physical abilities but also provided me with the leadership skills and experiences that have shaped who I am today and I am always ready to pass on my love of sports to our next generation!

  • Metro Women’s Soccer League Div. 1 Player
  • Richmond Girls Gold/Metro Division Soccer Player
  • Won U18 Gold League Cup & Placed Second in Coastal Cup Championships
  • High School Volleyball & Basketball Player
  • High School Varsity Soccer Player (4 yrs), Captain (2 yrs)
  • Richmond FC Coach since 2013
  • UBC Soccer School Head Coach since 2014
  • Martin Bittengel School of Soccer Coach (2016)
  • Burnaby Metro FC Coach (2014)
  • NCCP Fundamental Movement Skills Certified
  • NCCP Canadian Soccer Learn to Train Certified
  • NCCP Canadian Soccer Active Start Certified
  • NLS Bronze Cross Certified

Andy

Bio

Hi everyone, my name is Andy and this will be my fourth year as a Sport Leader for the Richmond Olympic Oval Summer Camps! I am currently finishing up my Bachelor of Kinesiology at the University of British Columbia and have played a variety of sports. I am known at the Oval as the racquet specialist as tennis is one of my best sports and I have played since I was 11-years-old. Along with tennis, I also teach badminton and table tennis as well. Next to tennis, hockey is another sport I have played since I was 6-years-old and have played ice, inline, and ball hockey. I have also coached high school basketball and have played on the senior boys basketball team. In addition to having played high school volleyball and making provincials, I am also a certified provincial level volleyball official and have officiated national tournaments and lined CIS volleyball matches. I hope to not only develop each individual as an athlete, but also as a person as well, and I want them to be able to stay active for life.

  • Ice, Inline, and Ball Hockey Player
  • High School Tennis Captain
  • Senior Boys Basketball Player
  • High School Volleyball Player
  • High School Rugby Player
  • Provincial Volleyball Official
  • Bantam/Juvenile Girls Basketball Coach
  • NCCP Fundamental Movement Skills trained
  • Fundamental Movement Systems Level 2
  • Badminton NCCP Level 1

Brett G

Brett

Bio

This summer will mark my third year at oval camps, and I am looking forward to another great one!  During the year I play Junior hockey for the Richmond Sockeyes where I am a team Captain.  I have many accomplishments as a hockey player, as I have played for over 14 years.  During the summer, I play baseball and was previously was selected and played in the BC Summer Games.  I am NCCP Fundamental Movement Skills trained, and an experienced all around athlete, playing almost every sport growing up.  I look forward to meeting all the new campers and having a fun summer.

Emily

Bio

My name is Emily and this will be my third year as Sport Camp Leader with the Richmond Olympic Oval. I have currently finished my third year at Syracuse University in New York State.  I competed with the NCAA Division 1 Syracuse University Women’s Ice Hockey team, where I served my last year as assistant captain. In this upcoming season, I will be attending the University of British Columbia. There, I will be joining the UBC Women’s Ice Hockey team. I was privileged to represent Team BC at the National Women’s U18 Hockey Championship and also at the BC Winter games – U16 Female Hockey. In addition to hockey I have also participated in competitive soccer, volleyball and basketball. As camp leader, my focus will be on fun, teamwork and development.

  • NCAA Div 1 – Women’s Ice Hockey – Syracuse University
  • CIS –Women’s Ice Hockey –University of British Columbia
  • National Women’s Hockey Championship – U18 Team BC – BC Winter Games
  • Junior Women’s Hockey League (JWHL) – Pacific Steelers – Team Captain
  • Club Gecko Volleyball
  • Assistant Coach for Elementary School Basketball
  • NCCP Fundamental Movement Skills Trained

Jeremy

Bio

I am pleased to be returning for my second year as a Sport Leader for Richmond Olympic Oval Camps. I am currently a student at the University of British Columbia studying towards a Bachelor of Science. I have been playing badminton since 2006 and participated in various competitions and events throughout BC. I also enjoy playing volleyball and ultimate recreationally. Not only do I believe that staying active is a necessity, but also to enjoy the experience with others who share similar efforts and enthusiasm. I have developed many relationships through sports and I am very thankful to have been involved in various activities. I hope to share my passion and enthusiasm with everyone this summer!

  • High School Varsity Badminton Player
  • 2008, 2011 RSSAA District Badminton Champions
  • 2011 BC High School Provincial Badminton Championships
  • 2008, 2011 RSSAA Mixed Doubles Bronze Medallist
  • Head Coach for Badminton at J.N. Burnett Secondary (4 years)
  • 2009, 2010 RSSAA District and Vancouver District Volleyball Champions
  • 2010 BC High School Provincial Volleyball Championships
  • NCCP Certified Badminton Coach (5+ coaching experience)
  • NCCP Fundamental Movements Skill Trained

Jodi

Bio

Hello everyone! My name is Jodi and this will be my second summer as a camp leader, and third year at the Richmond Olympic Oval. I just finished my third year at the University of Lethbridge playing on the varsity women’s hockey team, and working towards my Education degree. I have always played a high level of hockey among many other sports growing up such as basketball, volleyball, and soccer. I was fortunate enough to represent Team British Columbia’s female U18 team for two years as well as play on high level teams throughout my minor hockey career. I have also coached grade 8 girls volleyball as well as various female hockey teams. At the Richmond Oval I have coached Learn to Skate, various Fundamental Movement Skill camps, as well as summer camps. Can’t wait to share my knowledge and passion for sports and have some more fun this summer!

  • University of Lethbridge Women’s Ice Hockey
  • U18 Team BC
  • Major Midget AAA (Fraser Valley Phantom)
  • Co-coach of a U10 female hockey team
  • Co-coach of Grade 8 girls Volley-Ball at Mathew McNair
  • Respect in Sport
  • John Ambulance Standard First Aid with CPR Training
  • NCCP level 1 (Certified Coaching)

Kiran

Bio

Hey everyone, my name is Kiran and this is my second summer with the Richmond Oval Summer Camp team! Sports and physical activity have been a great part of my life and I am excited to share my love for activity with you summer campers! I played field hockey for the last 12 years, coached it for the past 3 years, and have been a yoga instructor since 2010. I also have assorted experience in many other sports like tennis, basketball, and swimming! During the summer, I love to stay active by going on hikes, running on trails and playing tennis. I am very excited to join the Summer Camps team and look forward to making this summer a great one!

  • 12 years playing field hockey
  • 3 years coaching field hockey
  • Certified yoga instructor
  • Experienced in basketball, swimming, and tennis
  • NCCP Fundamental Movement Skills Certified

Kris

Bio

Hey everyone, my name is Kris! This is my second summer as an Oval Sport Leader and I couldn’t be more excited. I have no shortage of sports knowledge as growing up sport was my life. Sports have always been a passion of mine, and I can say sports used to define who I was as a person. I had the privilege of playing JR football for two seasons in Victoria. During those two seasons, I started at three different positions and received the “Most Motivational Player” award. Lacrosse was another passion of mine as I played 10 years and was assistant captain in my final season. I hope everyone who attends camps has a summer to remember!

  • Former BCFC Football Player
  • Former JR B Lacrosse Player
  • Former Offensive Coordinator Richmond Raiders Midget Team
  • Provincial Champions
  • Current Richmond Chuckers Jr Men Baseball player
  • Current Assistant Head Coach Richmond Midget B Lacrosse team
  • Current Running Back Coach, assistant Offensive Coordinator North Delta Long Horns football team
  • HP Baseball instructor
  • NCCP Fundamental Movement Skills Certified
  • NCCP Level 2 Box Lacrosse Certified

Leah

Bio

Hi everyone! My name is Leah and this will be my 3rd year as a Camp Leader for Oval Summer Camps. I am currently attending the University of Connecticut and am part of the NCAA Division 1 UConn Women’s Ice Hockey team. In the upcoming season I will be serving as Assistant Captain. In addition to hockey I also participated in competitive soccer and basketball and also enjoy playing several other sports such as baseball, swimming, golf, etc. Sports have taught me many life skills and have brought me friendships that I will have forever. I look forward to being a Camp Leader for this year’s summer camps, meeting all the kids, and having fun!

  • NCAA Division 1 – Women’s Ice Hockey – University of Connecticut
  • Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars Award – NCAA Women’s Ice Hockey
  • Hockey East All-Rookie Team 2014/15
  • National Women’s Hockey Championship – U18 Team BC
  • NCCP Fundamental Movement Skills Certified

Mikey

Bio

Hey everyone! I’m Mikey Jose and this will be my second summer with Oval Summer Camps! Before the Oval, I worked within the City of Richmond as a Summer Day Camp Leader, leading, organizing and facilitating active, fun, and inclusive programs for kids of all ages. Throughout the year, I have been facilitating weekly programs for kids ages 3-5 and 6-9, working on developing Fundamental Movement Skills that they can carry for the rest of their lives.

Returning to the Oval this year gives me an opportunity to share the physical and athletic side of camps that I love. Having played many sports competitively growing up, as part of varsity track, and varsity and club volleyball teams, I relish the feeling of sharing the innately positive spirit of sport and teamwork with the next generation of athletes and active enthusiasts! Looking forward to a summer of fun!

Rachel

Bio

Hi everyone! This is my second summer leading camps at the Richmond Oval and I am very excited to once again be a part of this team. I grew up in Toronto in an athletic family involved in a multitude of sports ranging from soccer to running to skiing to basketball. Over my years playing competitive basketball I was actively involved in coaching roles as well. I made the decision in grade 12 to attend UBC for a degree Kinesiology. Moving out to Vancouver led me to be recruited for the Women’s Varsity Rowing team, of which I have been a member for the past four years, and co-captain for the past two! Our team has been extremely successful over the past four years and I have been lucky enough to be a part of it. I look forward to helping campers learn to row and find passion for a new sport just like I did! Last summer was one of my favourites and I am excited to see how much more fun the Oval can be, through a variety of sports and physical activities that will create friendships and garner skills that will stay with campers for the rest of their active lives.

  • Member and Co-Captain, UBC Varsity Rowing Team (4x Canadian University Championship Gold Medalist, 2x Brown Cup Champion)
  • Canadian Henley Regatta U23 Women’s Single Champion 2016
  • Toronto Triple Threat Basketball Club Volunteer Coach
  • NCCP Fundamental Movement Skills Trained
Sandy

Sandy

Bio

Hi everyone! My name is Sandy, and I am very excited to be back again for my third year as a Sport Leader with the Richmond Oval Summer Camps!
I have been an active sports coach since 2008 and have been involved in sports since I was 9 years old. I started out playing basketball and grew to love other activities including volleyball, track and field, hiking, cycling and obstacle course racing. Nothing beats the joy and excitement that sports can bring! This summer I will continue the traditions of bringing fun and energy to the Richmond Oval Summer Camps. Come play and be active with us! Explore new sports, develop your skills and make new friends! I look forward to meeting you all!

  • Current Richmond Special Olympics Assistant Basketball Coach
  • Current High School and U12 Girls’ Basketball Coach
  • UBC Men’s Field Hockey and Rugby Student Athletic Trainer
  • 2013, 2014, 2015 Tough Mudder Finisher
  • NCCP Fundamental Movements Skills and High Five Trained

Sara

Bio

Hi everyone! My name is Sara and this will be my second year working at the Olympic Oval for Summer Camps! I’ve competed in a variety of sports since a very young age, including figure skating, cross-country skiing, and soccer, but have focused primarily on track and field throughout my athletic career. I have experienced success at both provincial and national meets and was named Richmond’s female athlete of the year. On top of working at the Oval I have worked as a soccer coach and as a skating instructor. Last year I had a blast working with all the amazing staff and athletes, and can’t wait to bring and share my passion for sport to the Oval for another great summer!

Sydney

Bio

Hi everyone, my name is Sydney and I am the Oval Camps Supervisor for summer 2017. Sport has always been a big part of my life; I grew up playing soccer, basketball and volleyball, while also swimming with the Richmond Kigoos and running track at McMath Secondary. Soccer was always my main focus and it provided me with opportunities to travel and complete my post-secondary education.  I continue to play for Richmond FC, recently earning a silver medal in Newfoundland at the National Championships this past October. My background in sport has given me the foundation to compete in other athletic fields, such as distance running and triathlon. I recently completed my first triathlon at UBC and I hope to continue to compete in similar events throughout my life. Sport has pushed me to my limits both mentally and physically, it is extremely challenging but it can be highly rewarding and I am very thankful for all that sport has given me. Sport is what brought me to the Oval and I am very excited to be back this summer, and to share my experiences with all of you. I look forward to a fun and busy season!

Trenton

Bio

Hi everyone! I’m Trenton and this will be my 6th year as a Camp Leader for Oval Summer Camps and 7th year overall at the Richmond Olympic Oval. Growing up I was an elite-level lacrosse player, playing for Select teams travelling all across North America and also played in the BC Junior A Lacrosse League. I also enjoy playing hockey, baseball and golf! I have been active in coaching since I was 17 and have continually moved up in the coaching world starting with volunteering and now to Head Coaching numerous “A” level rep teams in numerous sports. I have also previously taught Power Skating, Learn to Skate and Fundamental Movement Skills programs at the Oval. Sports have given me some of the best memories and friendships of my life and I hope to be able to give the same great experiences and love of sport to the next generation of athletes.

  • Former BC Junior A Lacrosse League Player
  • Head Coach U-16 Boys Field Lacrosse Team
  • Assistant Coach Bantam A1 Boys Box Lacrosse Team
  • Co-Head Coach McMath Secondary Boys Varsity Hockey Team
  • NCCP Level 2 Field and Box Lacrosse Certified
  • NCCP Level 1 Ice Hockey Certified
  • NCCP Fundamental Movement Skills Certified

Tristan

Bio

Hi everyone! My name is Tristan and this is my first year as a Sport Camp Leader with the Richmond Olympic Oval. This past March, I led Spring Break Camps here at the Oval, but this will be my first time leading Summer Camps. Growing up, I played basketball and baseball at a competitive level, and then decided to take up hip-hop dance during my last few years of high school. I have now been dancing for nine years and have competed in various dance competitions such as World of Dance and the World Hip Hop Dance Championships, where I represented Canada with my group TwoFourSeven Company. Since then, I co-founded a local dance collective called Illustrative Society, which serves as a training platform for young professionals pursuing work in the industry and community. In addition, I enjoy playing flag football and ice hockey, and I am also a Learn to Skate instructor at the Oval. I previously attended UBC and completed my Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology, and that only further emphasized the importance of developing a healthy, physically active lifestyle. I hope to instill these same values among the next group of athletes as a Summer Camp Leader, while also creating a fun, positive learning environment for kids to develop their passion for sport.

  • Former Team BC Baseball Player
  • Former High School Varsity Basketball Player
  • Team Canada Representative at the 2013 & 2014 World Hip Hop Championship
  • Hip Hop Dance Instructor
  • Learn to Skate Instructor
  • Recreational Ice Hockey & Flag Football Player

Curtis

Bio

Hey everyone, my name is Curtis and I am currently a third-year student at Columbia University in the City of New York. I am excited to say that this summer will be my third consecutive year leading camps at the Richmond Oval. My background in sport is derived from my passion in golf. I currently compete at the NCAA Division 1 level for the Columbia Men’s Golf team, and plan to Co-Captain my senior year. I have also had the privilege of leading summer camps and clinics for aspiring young golfers in the province during my time as a program coordinator for the British Columbia Golf Association.

  • NCAA Div.1 Men’s Golf – Columbia University
  • Western Canada Summer Games – Team Gold
  • BC Summer Games – Individual Gold
  • BC Junior – Runner-Up
  • BC Juvenile & BC Bantam – Champion

Julia

Bio

Hi everyone! I am looking forward to return for my fourth year with the Richmond Olympic Oval sports camps. Growing up I was heavily involved in various sports, with high emphasis on volleyball and track & field. I also participated in a wide range of sport camps that gave me good fundamentals in basketball, tennis, badminton, golf and many more. I began doing track & field in grade 3, and have been fortunate to be able to continue at the varsity level at the University of Ottawa, where I am studying towards a Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics. I firmly believe that developing athletic skills from a young age not only promotes a healthy and active lifestyle for life, but also develops a wide range of skills that are able to be applied in the future.

  • Varsity Track & Field athlete and Academic All-Canadian at the University of Ottawa
  • Competed in Volleyball at the school and club level for eight years
  • Volunteer Coach for Track & Field at Crofton House School
  • Senior Athlete of the Year – Crofton House School(2015)
  • 7th in Shot Put and 10th in Triple Jump at the BC High School Track Provincials(2015)
  • Duke of Edinburgh Bronze, Silver and Gold Award Holder
  • Fundamental Movement Skills Certified

Matthew

Bio

Hello Everyone!

My name is Matthew and I will be entering my 2nd summer as a camp leader. Growing up I played many sports, competing at high levels of hockey, football and rugby, and have had the opportunity to learn, develop and build many friendships along the way. At 17 years old I decided to turn away from playing hockey and competitive rugby and focus on my hockey coaching career. I have been a head coach with Seafair Minor Hockey for 6 years and have been a Skills Instructor for Vancouver Hockey School for 3 years. I have coached and developed hockey players from the ages of 5-18 yrs old. As I spend 10 out of the 12 months during the year working with young hockey players, I look forward to the 2 months of developing a variety of sport specific skill sets to children as I see the importance of being a multi-sport athlete. I am looking forward to meeting all the new faces this year!

  • SeaFair Minor Hockey Coach: 2011-2017
  • BC Kodiaks Hockey Head Coach: 2014-2017
  • Vancouver Hockey School Skills Instructor: 2015-2017
  • Hockey Canada: Coach Development 1
  • Hockey Canada: Hockey Coach Stream
  • Hockey Canada: Coach Hybrid
  • Hockey Canada: Coach level 2
  • Multi-Sport: Fundamental Movement Skills: Community Leader