Coaches, mission staff needed for 2016 AWG

Coaches, mission staff needed for 2016 AWG

The Sport North Federation is looking for a few good men and women. Actually they’re looking for a whole bevy of qualified sports professionals to help Team NWT at the Arctic Winter Games in Greenland next year.

And nominees for the Hall of Fame, and the upcoming NWT Soccer Association Awards, and players to take part in the soccer development camps being held Oct. 2-4 in each of the five NWTSA regions leading up to the AWG.

It was a jam-packed newsletter circulated on Sept. 2.

If you have some free time during the AWG in Nuun, Greenland next March 5-12 and you’re interested in volunteering as a Team NWT mission staffer, Sport North wants to hear from you.

“These volunteers should be energetic, good communicators, have a strong sport background, and be able to work in a high paced environment as part of a team,” according to Sport North.

Applicants will require a valid passport and have to pass a criminal record check.

Application forms and mission staff responsibilities are available from the Sport North office and website (

For more information contact: chef de mission Doug Rentmeister at 1-800-661-0797, ext. 8335 or The application deadline is Nov. 30.

Sport North is also looking for basketball coaches for the AWG, one each for the juvenile teams, but you only have a week to apply. Email before Sept. 16 for more information. A background check is required for these jobs as well.

For interested soccer players, information on which team to try out for and which regional development camp to attend, check

If you’re interested in nominating a player or coach who stood out during this year’s soccer season, you have until Sept. 25 to nominate them for the 2015 NWT Soccer Association Awards (and maybe give them a leg up at the development camps a week later).

Awards in seven categories including coach, official, volunteer and male and female players of the year will be handed out at the AGM on Nov. 7. Visit–amp–recognition-/awards for a list of past winners and links to nomination forms, which include the criteria for each award.

And if they’ve really made their mark on the pitch, court, track or field, why not put your favourite athlete, builder or team up for the NWT Sport Hall of Fame?

The HoF was created to celebrate NWT athletes and sport builders who attained a high level of excellence and brought recognition and honour to the Northwest Territories.

“Through the NWT Sport Hall of Fame, Sport North hopes to recognize and share the sport stories of the territories’ great athletes, builders and teams,” according to the group. “Their stories will be recognized and showcased to continue to inspire NWT youth to live healthy active lives and set their goals high.”

Visit for your chance to click a giant green button. But hurry, nominations for the current year’s induction class are only accepted until Sept. 15.

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