Kendra Vanleeuwen is an eleven year old grade 6 student from Ryerson Heights School who has been involved in a variety of sports including track and field, soccer, basketball and swimming.
In 2007, Kendra was 1st in her age group in the Brantford Classic run while in 2009 she was 2nd out of 116 runners in her age group in a time of 23:29.
Kendra played Brantford Intercity Soccer rep soccer for 3 years and Brantford Youth Soccer for 1 year. She has been most successful in basketball helping her CYO Novice team win a silver medal in 2007 and was awarded the Hustle Award at the Provincial Championships.
In 2008, she was a member of the CYO Atom team that won Provincial gold and in 2009 she was a member of the CYO Major Atom team that placed 4th overall in the Provincial Championships.
This past summer Kendra played on the bantam development team for Tri-County and despite playing against players up to 2 years older than her, she was named an alternate tor the top twenty camp.
Kendra is a dedicated and hardworking student who maintains good marks. She enjoys all outdoor activities, working with animals, and spending time with her family.
Congratulations Kendra and good luck!
Each featured athlete will receive a gift package of items donated by the following sponsors: Grand Experiences Canoe & Kayak Outfitter, Mark’s Work Wearhouse, Sullivan Bay, Galaxy Cinemas, Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Brantford, La Collinas Pizzeria & Wings, Cora’s Breakfast & Lunch, and Master Pita.
Do you know an athlete that deserves recognition for their personal accomplishments in sports? Visit the TCO website www.brantfordtco.ca and view the growing number of athletes who have been featured. For further details about the Athlete of the Week program contact the TCO office at 756-1500 x 5506.