Let the Sun Shine In!

Friday, May 13, 2016 - By: Blake Gage

Spring has sprung and the Brentwood fields, courts, and waterfront have been flooded with sunshine and a full array of sports action.

On the fields, our boys’ and girls’ rugby teams are rounding into form and getting ready to gear up for the Provincial Championships later this month. The Senior boys have shown steady progress all season and are coming off an impressive silver medal performance at the CAIS National Championship tournament. Meanwhile, our junior boys have also asserted themselves as a force in the province. The team captured bronze at the Provincial Seven’s Championship. Our girls’ team has also had a series of impressive results including a bronze medal win at the Provincial Seven’s Championship. We will keep you posted with their playoff runs.

In soccer action, our junior and senior girls teams have been battling hard in league play. The junior girls finished second in the league, narrowly missing out on a berth to Islands while our senior girls are currently competing at the North Island Championship.

On the courts, our tennis teams performed well at the ISA Championship where the junior boys came fourth, the junior girls won bronze, and the senior boys and senior girls came away with silver. The team looks poised to make another run to the Provincial Championship later this week.

On the water, our rowers represented Brentwood in fine form at last week’s 46th Annual Brentwood International Regatta. Brentwood finished first among all the high school teams competing at the regatta. The event was a spectacular showcase for our school and a real tribute to the organizational skills of our Head of Rowing, Mrs. Debbie Sage.

Our golf team is also off to a busy start and though a very young team, have been improving nicely and recently competed at both the ISA tournament and the Vic City Police Tournament.

While our competitive teams are fun to watch, our other programs are equally vibrant and engaging. Outdoor Pursuits has provided our students with amazing opportunities as they have immersed themselves in rock climbing and whitewater kayaking. Other students have been enjoying an eclectic mix of cross-country running, badminton, cross-training, yoga, squash, fitness fusion and weight lifting. The third term is, without question, our busiest athletic time of the year, but the blue skies and sunshine seem to create boundless energy and joy in our students. Any visitor to our school on a sports day is sure to be delighted by the activity and enthusiasm that pervades our campus – please consider yourself warmly invited!

Mr. Blake Gage, Director of Athletics

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