Provincial Championship Division II Club of the Year 2014 & 2017
Dino Opener - Devember 2012
History of Bulldogs Track & Field Club
The Bulldogs Track & Field Club was officially founded in the fall of 2012 by Coach Sean Freeman for a small group of athletes he was privately coaching. This group of athletes were wanting to train and compete at a more serious level of track & field than that available in Medicine Hat. The Bulldogs focus on intense, high quality training which led to immediate success in competitions.
The club accepts athletes of all abilities over 6 years of age, but only those who are highly motivated, committed to the sport, and willing to work hard to reach their full athletic potential. There are opportunities for those younger athletes who demonstrate exceptional maturity and work ethic to become members of the Bulldogs.
The club never advertised nor actively recruited athletes, but grew quickly through word of mouth. BDTF continues to gain recognition and respect in the track and field community, not only in Medicine Hat, but throughout Alberta. In its short time, the club has produced provincial and even national champions and has seen athletes selected to national teams.
Behind the Name
The "BULLDOG" is a vigorous, courageous, hardy, equable, and dignified canine. Despite his frightening appearance, he is also an affectionate, calm, quiet dog of excellent character. His bark is worse than his bite!
Coach Freeman was nicknamed the "Bulldog" because there are many days where he can be fun-loving, rambunctious, and playful...other days however, he is growly, moody, and just want to chew a strip of rawhide. Some days Coach Freeman's athletes were the fun chew toys and other days they are the children needing protection...hence the bulldog's temperament seemed to fit his personality. When the athletes were posed the question: “what should we call the club”, BULLDOGS just seemed to work! Coach Freeman’s personality embodies the rough, tough and stubborn, and yet loyal attributes of a bulldog.