The team EDN welcomes its first apprentice coach!
Team Eastern Door and the North (EDN) is very proud to introduce its first apprentice coach, Jordyn Goodleaf, who will join the wrestling coaching staff for the 2023 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG), which will be held from July 15 to 23, 2023.
She joins the team as part of the Indigenous Community Coach Apprenticeship Program (ICCAP). The objective of this program is to allow communities to have access to certified coaches and to promote the development of sports.
Jordyn is a Mohawk from the community of Kahnawake. She has been wrestling since the age of 11 and is passionate about sport. She wants to pass on this passion to other young Indigenous people.
As an athlete, Jordyn participated in several competitions with the provincial team. Being one of the smallest athletes on the team, she managed to make her place and, through her perseverance, become a champion. Indeed, she obtained four gold medals and a silver medal at the provincial championships, in addition to the three gold medals and two silver medals awarded by the Greater Montreal Athletic Association.
Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, Jordyn was unable to participate in the 2020 NAIG. The ICCAP will therefore allow her to participate in the NAIG as an apprentice coach and thus share her passion and expertise with the young athletes of Team EDN.
We are therefore very pleased to welcome her to Team EDN and the 2023 NAIG!