February 4, 2020

The Alberta Sport Development Centre – Central (ASDC-C) is pleased to announce that the ASDC-Central Athlete of the Month for January 2020 is Hailey Jackson. Hailey Jackson is a 14 year old Delburne, AB resident, Grade 9 student at St. Francis of Assisi Middle School and a competitive Hockey and Athletics athlete.

Hailey has been playing hockey since she was five years and grew up playing with her family on their outdoor rink on the farm in Delburne. Currently, Hailey is in her 2nd season with Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs Bantam Elite Team, under the direction of Head Coach Shane Nafziger. The Chiefs currently sit in 4th place in the south division of the Alberta Female Hockey League. Currently, Hailey, a forward, leads the Chiefs in goals and points. In Spring of 2019, Hailey was selected for Hockey Alberta’s Alberta Challenge Cup and was recently selected to compete for Zone 4 in Hockey at the 2020 Alberta Winter Games (AWG) in Airdrie from February 14 – 17, 2020. Hailey’s selection to the AWG team is significant as she is one of only two Red Deer area athletes to be selected for the Zone 4 AWG team.

As the weather turns, Hailey switches gears to train and compete with the Red Deer Titans Track club (under the direction of coach Ron Hewer) as a Pentathlete (80m Hurdles, High Jump, Shot Put, Long Jump and the 800m run) and in the 100m sprint and the relays. Hailey has her eyes set on a podium position at the Alberta Summer Games in Lethbridge, AB this coming July.

In the classroom, Hailey is an Honours with Distinction (above 90%) student and has maintained that academic status since grade six. Hailey’s goals include playing hockey at a post-secondary level in either USport in Canada or NCAA D1 in the United States.

With Hailey’s strong work ethic, her undeniable athletic abilities and her training experiences with ASDC-Central, she will surely continue to grow, develop and succeed in her hockey/athletics careers!

ASDC-Central thanks Tom Bast Sports for celebrating the ASDC-Central Athlete of the Month recipients by the provision of commemorative apparel for each recipient.

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