Volleyball Canada’s Women’s Full-time Training Centre (FTC) program is hosted at the Richmond Olympic Oval until December, and provides training and services for high-level athletes who are not currently with professional clubs or university programs.
“We are very fortunate to be able to provide a full-time training environment for current National Team players and additional athletes on the pathway whose sights are set on National Team selection in the future,” said Shannon Winzer, head coach of both the senior training group and NextGen program.
The FTC has been set up to provide a competitive environment for current National Team athletes to develop in between professional playing contracts, as well as to provide technical and tactical training for targeted athletes in need of a place to safely train during the pandemic.
“Our aim continues to work with as many athletes as possible in the targeted group four to eight years out of podium potential as we work towards 2024 Olympic qualification,” explains Winzer.
The following athletes are currently affiliated with the FTC program:
Brie King – Langley, BC
Danielle Smith – Beaverlodge, AB
Mariah Walsh – Calgary, AB
Autumn Bailey – Burlington, ON
Emily Teehan – Toronto, ON
Jessie Nairn – Oakville, ON
Katarina Pantovic – Vancouver, BC
Trinity Solecki – Calgary, AB
Julia Murmann – Toronto, ON
Alicia Ogoms – Winnipeg, MB
Ann Richards – Assiniboia, SK
Katie Devaney – Port Coquitlam, BC
Dholi Thokboum – Calgary, AB
Katerina Georgiadis – Scarborough, ON
Kennedy Snape – Kelowna, BC
Shannon Winzer – Head Coach
Jeff Ross – Assistant Coach
Mischa Partridge – Athletic Therapist
Cody Piwowar-Desilts – Strength & Conditioning Coach