The beautiful game is a perennial passion at Brentwood. Boys compete in the first term; girls train in the second term and compete in the third term. Coaches Barrett, Collis, and Fougner have more soccer experience than there are grains of sand in the desert.
Our teams compete in ISA tournaments and AA Mid-Island leagues. Our juniors strive to qualify for the Island Championships (in 2012, our junior boys won the title); our senior squads aim to return to the Provincial competition.
B.A. (UBC), M.Lit., (St. Andrews, U.K.) Head of English, Soccer
Head of the English Department, the senior Privett man, and sartorial inspiration for multitudes of Brentwood students, Paul Collis teaches English 10, Language and Composition 11AP, and Literature 12. With an undergraduate degree from the University of British Columbia, a Masters in Shakespeare from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, no experience as a long snapper for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and a teaching diploma from the University of Victoria, Mr. Collis ensured that he remained in school in perpetuity by joining the Brentwood faculty in 1998. When not brandishing semi-colons to the reluctant or championing Dickens to the incredulous, Mr. Collis coaches soccer year round at BCS and then returns on his bicycle to Cobble Hill, where he, his wife, Karen Handford, and their children spend many pleasant hours reenacting great scenes from Pickwick Papers.
B.A (University of Victoria) Head of Volleyball, Soccer
Born and raised in Victoria, BC, Jill Fougner competed in a wide variety of sports as a child. Her teenage years were divided busily between softball and volleyball. Ms. Fougner was a member of the BC championship teams and was a member of the BC volleyball team for four years. At the age of 18, she was selected to join Canada's national volleyball team; shortly after she re-located to the national training centre in Ottawa, she represented her nation in the 1982 World Volleyball championships in Peru. After playing for the national team, Ms. Fougner competed for the University of Victoria where she was named to the Inter-University Athletic Unions All-Canadian team four times. She was also named best setter at the 1989 national championships. Upon graduating from the University of Victoria with a degree in psychology, Ms. Fougner moved to Australia to play professional beach volleyball. Her retirement from this immodestly clad sport brought her home to Victoria where she led the coaching staff of University of Victoria varsity volleyball programme for seven years. Ms. Fougner joined the Brentwood coaching staff in 2000, and became Assistant Houseparent of Gwynneth House, now Allard, in 2001. She is currently the head of the volleyball programme. Along with her assistant coach, Mike Minckler, Ms. Fougner coached the Brentwood senior girls volleyball team to back-to-back provincial championship titles in 2006 and 2007. She was the assistant coach for Team BC in 2007 which won the gold medal at the Western Canada Games and was named volleyball coach of the year for Vancouver Island (2006-2007). Ms. Fougner and her husband Paul have two children.
B.A. Rec and Health, Whittall House - RFA, Assistant Soccer Coach
Born and Raised in Richmond BC, Wesley moved over to Victoria at 19 to go to the University of Victoria to both pursue post secondary education as well as play Varsity Soccer. Wesley played soccer for the Vikes from 2008-2013. His University soccer highlight was winning the National Championship in 2011 on home soil. He finished a degree in Recreation and Health in May of 2015. Wesley has spent the last 10 years coaching soccer, mostly in Victoria, however; in the lower mainland as well. Wesley Co founded an organization called EPIC Sport Management society and he still continues to run and facilitate EPIC while working at Brentwood. EPIC's name is also the philosophy (Environment, Patience, Independence, Consistency). Wesley felt that his values were very in sinked with the values at Brentwood, which was a huge factor and pursing a job here.