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Introducing the OVA Athlete Council

By Ontario Volleyball Association, 02/08/23, 3:30PM EST


Formed in 2022, the OVA Athlete Council was established to help the Association better engage with athlete members and to amplify their voice on the Board of Directors with the Athlete Representative. The council is comprised of Ontario athletes from all backgrounds and experience - indoor, beach, sitting, Team Ontario, post secondary, professional and Team Canada.

List of Athlete Council members:

Jessica Andrews
Caleb Bosveld
Chelsea Chew
Nasif Chowdhury
Sarah Clarke
Caroline Dubrovsky
Catherine Emer
Esther Han
Amanda Harnett
Cooper Jones
David Kiswa
Cameron Knifton
Owen Law
Asia Lucas
Julia Marks
Matthew McCarvell
Isabella Melchiorre
Kaiya Nesti
Aidan Schwarz
Christopher Tautrims
Delaney Watson
Zhifan Ye
Izaak Zabjek

Council Chair
Victoria Altomare

OVA Staff
Oklend Llakaj
Jessie Nairn

The Council met twice in 2022 and have another one approaching. The group has been discussing and sharing ideas on a multitude of topics ranging from clinics, recruitment, pathways, nutrition and inclusion and how the OVA can integrate these items into its regular dialogue.

We're excited with what the group has been bringing to the table and look forward to further discussions with the goal of bringing their insight into the fold to continually improve the OVA athlete experience.