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Richardson Receives Athletic Performance Training Grant

We’re delighted to present the Erion Insurance Athletic Performance Training Grant to high school student Emma Richardson! An avid volleyball player since the age of 11, Emma has great aspirations for herself and her future endeavours. We’re excited to be able to support Emma in her goals as a student-athlete.

At Erion, we believe in supporting the vital relationship between education and athletics for youth in our community. The Erion Insurance Athletic Performance Training Grant was created to sponsor a student-athlete and fund their performance training at the Iron Performance Centre, which offers professional strength coaches knowledgeable in sport science.

A message from Emma:

My name is Emma Richardson, I’m 16 years old, and I play for Niagara Rapids Volleyball Club. I’m team captain because I’m a good leader, I’m positive, encouraging, and I work incredibly hard, however, I am on the B team and I’m looking to get stronger this summer and make the A team. I’ve been playing volleyball competitively since I was 11. I got into this sport because I’m very competitive and I love being active. As soon as I was introduced to the sport, I knew I wanted to play professionally.

In the future, my goal is to play university volleyball. I’m going into grade 11 next year, and my academic goals are to average 90s, get into a good university, and study law or psychology. I would love to go D1 as a libero or defensive specialist. Queens, Waterloo, and U of T have my eye, however, I’m open-minded and not 100% sure yet.

Receiving this training grant means a lot to me, and I’m very thankful for being selected. Iron Performance will help me become faster and stronger and train me to be at the A team level. I will be coming into the gym at least 3 times a week to get ready for my September tryouts. This grant will help me reach the skill I’ve been working towards. I’m excited to see how much I improve over the summer with this grant.

Thanks again,