Calgary AA Ringette endorses the Friends First program. Each team, each age division—plus coaches, managers and parents—are reminded that strong leadership combines both competition and sportsmanship, and that supporting each other elevates our game.
Please see our Friends First Highlights for this season’s events.
The official Friends First program details are below:
Friends First is a team based campaign, inspired by Hazel Skinner, who teaches young women to be kind, support one another and ‘pay it forward.’ Athletes on a team are encouraged to explore what makes them unique, and know that this diversity brings strength to a team. Female athletes are Unique, Beautiful, Confident & Supportive. Recognizing and encouraging these qualities provides a safe environment for a young woman to have the courage to explore her full potential.
A red lace worn on the right foot is the symbol of this campaign and reminds athletes to strive hard in all of their competitions, but remain ‘Friends First’ with everyone in their sporting community.
We aim to eliminate negative competition between females, and replace it with a powerful inclusive Sisterhood that celebrates and embraces our unique skills and attributes.
For more information, please visit the Friends First website.