TTeam Canada Women's Volleyball Centre - University of Manitoba, Winnipeg


The purpose of FTC is to enhance the long-term objective of identifying, selecting and developing a group of athletes with ability or potential for qualifying for the 2016 Olympics, the 2020 Olympics as well as performing well in the 2013-2016 quadrennial. The goal for FTC is to have a minimum of 8-10 identified athletes participating in FTC while it is in place. The full-time training centre focuses on graduated CIS/CCAA athletes to prepare them for international level of training and eventually competition.

In addition to guidance from Head Coach Arnd Ludwig (Lupo) and Assistant Coach, Scott Koskie, athletes receive services from the Canadian Sport Centre Manitoba, which include Sport Scientist Daryl Hurrie, Strength & Conditionning Coach Adam Toffan, Sport Psychologist Adrienne Leslie-Toogood and Nutritionist, Jorie Janzen.  

In addition to volleyball sessions, conditioning and weight training, the athletes will be venturing out into the community helping out with various events.  These events include reading to elementary schools, running clinics for local volleyball clubs, helping out with local fundraisers, and more to come!  

The following athletes are participating in the 2015 FTC Program: 

Athlete Name Position Hometown Previous Club
Kelly Nyhof Middle Georgetown, ON Humber College
Brooke Halvorsen     Libero Vancouver, BC FTC 2014
Brittney Page Right Side Vernon, BC Sichuan (China)
Janie Guimond Libero Bécancour, QC Team Canada
Mariel Garcia Libero Winnipeg, MB Univ of Manitoba
Rebecka Kohler Left Side Winnipeg, MB Univ of Manitoba
Lindsay McCabe Middle Georgetown,ON



Tamika Bazin Left Side Winnipeg, MB Univ of Winnipeg
Jenna Poole Setter Winnipeg, MB Brandon Univ
Tara Gowan Right Side Fredericton, NB Univ of Louisville