Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Introducing Raphael Ferrand ~ new volunteer Canadian National Junior Team Coach!

Orienteering Canada is delighted to have appointed Raphael Ferrand as the volunteer Junior National Team Coach. Raphael will work with the junior High Performance Program athletes for the 2014 season; focusing on preparation for the upcoming Junior World Orienteering Championships in Bulgaria in July and the North American Orienteering Championships in Ottawa in October. 

Raphael comes to this position with extensive coaching experience across Europe and South America. Raphael currently lives in France, and will be working with the athletes via email and skype. You can learn more about Raphael on his Coach Profile

In his own words: "I have been in the French Orienteering group a few years. I went to university and studied sport coaching, and I have coached many top level young orienteers. I am looking forward to working with the Canadian junior athletes."

Raphael has been sending weekly "Road to JWOC" letters to the athletes. You can view "Road to JWOC #1" here and #2 here.

Please join us in welcoming Raphael!

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