Kathryn Pringle

“I don’t remember my life before ringette and I can’t imagine my life without it. Growing up ringette was a part of my family’s life. My sister and I played and coached, my brother and father were officials and my mother was a manager and administrator. We were always at the rink and I loved it. My favorite part of ringette growing up was definitely the road trips. Small city or big city, across the province or across country, it didn’t matter. Wherever you go you meet passionate people who love the sport of ringette. I have always enjoyed playing, however coaching is what I love to do. I’ve been coaching for over 20 years, and have worked with every level from U7 to NRL and from C to AAA. I started coaching because I wanted to make sure players had the same opportunities that I had growing up. Coaching is stressful at times and I have blamed many grey hairs on coaching, but it warms my heart watching an athlete young or old reach a goal (big or small) and knowing you helped them succeed. In the words of Magic Johnson, ‘All kids need is a little help a little hope and someone who believes in them.’ Ringette has taught me important skills such as time management, leadership, courage and goal setting. It has also given me lifelong friendships that I wouldn’t trade for the world.” – Kathryn Pringle (New Maryland, New Brunswick)

Kathryn Pringle

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