Where is the Sun?

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - By: Mr. Blake Gage

Spring has sprung and the Brentwood fields, courts, and waterfront have been flooded with a full array of sporting action though the weather has yet to fully co-operate.  

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 a couple of impressive wins over AAA Vanier and Earl Marriott.  Meanwhile, our junior boys have also asserted themselves as a force in the province. The team captured bronze at the Provincial Seven’s Championship and is getting ready for its Island championship weekend coming up on May 18. Our girls team, despite its inexperience, has also shown a great deal of promise and is improving quickly. 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 third in league, narrowly missing out on a berth to Islands while our senior girls have qualified for the Island Championship next week.

On the courts, our tennis teams are also gearing up for Provincials. The team played well in their preliminary ISA tournament last week with the Junior Girls looking particularly impressive as they won the Island Zone and will advance to play the top ISA school from Vancouver. With nice depth throughout the program, the tennis team looks poised to make another run to the Provincial Championship later this month.

On the water, our rowers represented Brentwood in fine form at last week’s 47th Annual Brentwood International Regatta. Brentwood finished first among all the high school teams competing at the regatta and 7th among the 31 club teams. Despite some challenging weather conditions, the event was a great success and a spectacular showcase for our school. We would like to extend a huge thank you our Head of Rowing, Mrs Debbie Sage, for all her hard work organizing and managing the event.

Our golf team is also off to a busy start and this week are competing at both the ISA and Vic City Police tournaments.

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. 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 – just try and bring some sun with you!

Mr. Blake Gage, Director of Athletics   

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