City coach wins JD award of excellence

Long-standing volunteer coach Sean Dixon was named the winner of the Junior Development Coaching Excellence Award at B.C. Athletics banquet last Saturday.

Volunteer New Westminster club coach Sean Dixon received the Junior Development Coaching Excellence Award at the B.C. Athletics banquet on Saturday.

Dixon, a Level 1 coach in track and field, has been offering his knowledge and enthusiasm for middle and long distance running with the Royal City Track and Field Club since 2005.

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Under Dixon’s direction, City Track picked up a total of 50 awards at the provincial JD championships earlier this year, including 18 podium finishes.

A record number of club athletes also trained and competed in the Lower Mainland cross-country series. Three City club youngsters received medals for their overall placing in the series.

Dixon is an avid runner in his own right and specializes in coaching middle and long distance, as well as cross-country runners at the club.

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