Women's Track & Field

UNB Student-Athlete heading to Thailand in August

UNB Student-Athlete heading to Thailand in August

The UNB Track & Field and Cross Country teams are very pleased to congratulate first year team member, Alyson Pickard-Tattrie on being selected to take part in the 2014 Right To Play Global Youth Summit (GYS) in Bangkok, Thailand from August 16-24, 2014.

 "Everyone is extremely proud of Alyson on being selected to this amazing opportunity.  For more than 20 years Right to Play has been using sport as a way to bring peace and improve the lives to those around the globe and for Alyson to be selected as a leader for this program is a huge accomplishment.  In only her first year she has proven to be a great addition to our teams. As a student-athlete, training partner, teammate, manager, and friend Alyson continues to lead by example and we wish her all the best," said head coach Jason Reindl. 

About the Global Youth Summit

This conference will host approximately 50 delegates including 30 Canadian university students, 20 youth from Right to Play's programs in Asia and representatives from Right to Play's Regional and National offices. 
Throughout the GYS, delegates will participate in experiential workshops on service learning, public policy in a global and local context, and global action planning.
Delegates will have the opportunity to visit school programs, community initiatives and Play Days in Bangkok and surrounding area. These experiences will enrich and deepen the participants understanding of Sport for Development and Peace.
About Right to Play
Right to Play began work in Thailand in 2002, with funding from the Swiss government to implement a sport and play program for Burmese refugee children living in camps along the Thai-Burmese border.
In 2006 the program was expanded to Southern Thailand, launching a Life Skills Development Program to aid communities affect by the 2005 Tsunami.  The project was so successful that in 2008, the Thai Ministry of Education requested to partner with Right to Play and expand the life skills program.
Through these programs more than 56,000 children and youth have been engaged, a participation rate of 45% by girls has been achieved, and over 1000 coaches of whom 63% are female have been engaged.