Juventus member, and Cycling Canada NextGen athlete Devaney Collier, together with NextGen Coach Jenny Trew, have been chosen for the 2017 Petro-Canada FACE Award.
Developed by Petro-Canada, the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC), and facilitated by their National Sport partners, the FACE program provides developing, pre-carded Canadian athlete and coach pairings with funding to help fuel their dreams.
Coaches are selected along with the athletes they directly coach as they often incur additional costs on the road to developing the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic stars of tomorrow.
Each athlete and coach pairing receives $10,000! This support goes a long way; easing financial burden, improving the training environment, and assisting the athlete's pursuit of goals.
Devaney is a first year elite track and road cyclist, and recently competed in the 2017 Pan Am Track Cycling Championships in Trinidad. She was a member of the Team Pursuit (with Ariane Bonhomme, Kinley Gibson, and Meghan Grant) that won gold at the championship.
In late September, Devaney competed at 2017 Track Nationals in the Omnium, and in the Team Sprint (with Jenna Nestman) which took silver.
Devaney is currently training in Milton with Canada's Women's Team Endurance (WTE) NextGen Program. Training blocks alternate between the Milton track in Ontario, and home based trainer sessions. Devaney will be in Edmonton in late November to attend the Juventus AGM and Awards Dinner!