30 years of elite coaching experience between the University, Collegiate, National Team, Club, and Provincial Team levels, Ron has been coaching and working with athletes of all ages in the sport of Volleyball. Ron’s passion and dedication to the game of volleyball combined with his intensity and competitive spirit have produced many amazing teams and athletes over the years. He continually influences and mentors other coaches with his refined leadership skills, promoting excellence in coaching and athletic development.
Anthony Wall is the head coach of the Grande Prairie Broncos Bantam organization, and assistant coach for the St. Joseph Celtics football program. He has coached for the last 20 years, where he started in BC with the Ballenas High School Whalers on Vancouver Island. Anthony has also spent 3 years coaching with the Grande Prairie Peewee Football League with the Blue Colts. He is married to Shauna, and has two children – Angelina and Ethan who also plays with the GP Broncos.
In 2018 Michelle won the Canadian National Championships and was chosen by Judo Alberta as U16 Female Athlete of the year at the Calgary Sports Hall of Fame. She also qualified to represent Team Alberta at the Canada Winter Games.
Catherine has been a member of the Piranhas Swim Club for over 5 years and has worked her way through the various different squads in her time. Now at the pinnacle of the program Catherine dedicates 20+ hours per week in and out the pool to a sport she loves and wishes to excel in and is an inspiration to every other swimmer in the local aquatic community.
Tyler demonstrates leadership, sportsmanship and athleticism at the highest level. He has signed to play with the University of Calgary Dinos this fall.
Tyler was invited to and participated in both the GPRC High School All Star Game and the University of Alberta Golden Bears High School All Star game with 24 of the top players in Alberta
Carter loves football, hockey, basketball and golf. When Carter is not playing, you can find him Junior coaching Pee Wee Football or on the ice mentoring two young goalies
This team was diligent in following a process of trying to get better every day. Through a few ups and downs this group stuck together to push each other to improve each week. A great team wins together and loses together, but always sticks together. This group did a great job of sticking together. They competed at the National level in Division 1-tier-1 placing 5th out of 16 teams from across Canada.
The Alberta Summer Games Society was founded in 2016 to put on the Games in 2018. It was a successful co-hosted event
between the City and County. Over 2000 participants spent 4 days in our region where they experienced a great event amidst all of the pouring rain! The Board and staff did a tremendous job putting on this hugely successful event for our region and we look forward to hosting future sporting events such as the Arctic Winter Games in 2022
Dave is a retired teacher from the County of G.P., where he taught for the last 28 years at Sexsmith, Bezanson, and Wembley. He was District Sports Coordinator for over 20 years and was involved in both coaching and officiating a variety of sports, especially basketball and volleyball. Dave began officiating football in the mid 90’s and has now been involved for over 20 years.
In 1999 Darren organized the first 3D Charity Tournament to raise funds to help a student that needed a heart transplant with travel expenses. The money raised helped them financially but also demonstrated to the family that they were not alone and that a community of support was behind them.
This inaugural event also highlighted similar circumstances with other students. Thus, the 3D Charity was born and has grown into a major local initiative that has raised close to 1 million dollars for seriously ill children in our region. For the past 2 decades, Darren has worked tirelessly and selflessly in this endeavor, never for a moment expecting any sort of return in the form of personal recognition or rewards; truly an unsung hero.
For more than 10 years Sarah has given her time, expertise and passion to develop Grande Prairie Beach Volleyball into the program that it is today. In 2018 she managed 5 nights of league play with 140 teams and coordinated the upgrading of the sand courts to meet the standards required to host the 2018 Alberta Summer Games beach volleyball event. From building sheds, shoveling sand and laying sod – coaching youth volleyball from grass roots & up to developing local volleyball players to compete Provincially and Nationally, Sarah is a sport builder in the truest sense.
Adrenaline Athletics and Tumbling Gym rallied around a family in our gym in September when their house burnt down in Cobblestone. They unfortunately lost everything including 2 family pets. The gym worked tirelessly to collect clothes, gift-cards, furniture and housing items to help them start over. With a Go Fund Me page earning over $12,000 to help the family rebuild. The community as a whole came together and supported this family. We are so proud of the cheerleading and tumbling community!