Athletics Canada, in partnership with the Coaching Association of Canada, announced today that Rosey Ugo Edeh (Montreal, Que.) and Ariane Bouchard (L’Assomption, Que.) are this year’s recipients of two Women in Coaching Grants. Both coaches will receive $500 towards their Performance Coach training in Montreal on March 30 and 31.
“It’s great to be able to award these grants to two coaches who are in the trenches, working hard to develop our future stars,” said John Lofranco, Manager of Coaching Education for Athletics Canada. “We appreciate the support from CAC to allow us to do this, and for all the work they do in helping us develop our coaches. Recognizing two women who are leading the way in coaching in Canada is a great way to celebrate International Women’s Day.”
Edeh has coached sprints for the past five-years at Leaside High School in Toronto. With Edeh’s assistance, Leaside has sent over 35 students to the OFSAA Track & Field Championships. She is part of the McGill Olympic Club coaching staff and coaches National Team member and 2016 Olympian Micha Powell. Edeh is a three-time Olympian, five-time Canadian 400-metre hurdles Champion and the Canadian record holder in the 400-metre hurdles. She is also a multi-media content creator and founder of Micha Muse Media. Look out for Edeh’s upcoming project that dives into the world of women and sport.
Bouchard, a coach with the Lanaudière Olympique club, was named to the Quebec team coaching staff at national cross country championships in 2017 and 2018, and has coached multiple provincial team athletes. She also coaches Canadian junior 5000-metre Champion Thomas Fafard, as well as Meredith Boyer who represented Canada at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games.
Jackie Titley, Coaching Consultant at the Coaching Association of Canada confirmed that “CAC is happy to be able to provide additional support to National Sport Organizations for Women in Coaching initiatives.”
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