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February's Cleve’s Source for Sports Athlete of the Month winners

Brooklyn Rutherford, Liam Moffat, Tarah Sawler, Oliver Pye and the Nova Scotia U19AA Ringette Team win honours

HALIFAX, NS (March 23, 2017) – February’s Cleve’s Source for Sports Female Individual Athlete of the Month honours have been awarded to Brooklyn Rutherford of Brookfield. Competing in the kumite Individual Female U21 +68kg and the kumite Individual Female Senior +68kg divisions, the 18 year-old won two bronze medals at the Canadian National Karate Championships in Quebec. READ MORE.

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January's Cleve’s Source for Sports Athlete of the Month winners

Weightlifter, female hockey phenom, football star, and a synchronized skating team win Cleve’s Source for Sports Athlete of the Month honours

HALIFAX, NS (February 22, 2017) – January’s Cleve’s Source for Sports Female Individual Athlete of the Month honours have been awarded to 17 year-old Kirsten Angus of Bedford. The weightlifter recently competed at the Canadian Junior Weightlifting Championships in Brossard, Quebec where she had a bronze medal performance in the 69kg category. The result marked the first national medal in weightlifting by Nova Scotia in over 20 years.  READ MORE
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New Campaign Warns of Dangers of Early Sport Specialization

Halifax, NS – A new campaign launching October 24th is co-developed by Hockey Nova Scotia and Soccer Nova Scotia and targets parents of athletes aged 12 and under to generate awareness of the dangers of early sport specialization.

 

“Early sport specialization is on the rise in youth sport, and it’s a disturbing trend. So many parents feel the pressure to force their kids ‘all in’ too young. Parents are led to believe that more is better, that they are giving their child an edge by narrowing in on one sport, or even that it is a matter of competitive survival,” says Brad Lawlor, Executive Director of Soccer Nova Scotia. “We are creating a generation of injured, burned out kids who stop sports altogether, leading to a lifetime of health issues.READ MORE

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