Athletics

The athletic program at Vancouver College is very strong throughout the school, nurturing both the elite athlete and enthusiastic participant through extramural sports. We offer a broad range of sports and have earned a reputation for excellence in football, basketball, track and field, and rowing as well as placed high in badminton, tennis, and wrestling competitions.

Our coaches work hard to create an environment that supports and encourages high achievement in athletics and academic work within our Catholic faith community. The Athletic Department encourages students to participate in Vancouver College's various sports offerings. We strive to provide our student athletes with the resources necessary to compete to the full extent of their ability and to enjoy each aspect of their experience.

Our Elementary School  Students are also encouraged to compete in  various sports at the Elementary School Level. 

In addition, we have Athletic Clubs such as Ultimate Frisbee. Although categorized as recreational sports, students on these clubs represent Vancouver College and participate in competitions.

Vancouver College strives for excellence in its Athletic Programs, providing opportunities for individual and for teams to achieve at a level consistent with their God-given gifts. An underlying philosophy of the athletic program is a desire that programs be developed and maintained in order to provide opportunities for all youth to develop ideals of sportsmanship, ethical conduct, and fair play. To achieve this goal, it is the expectation that student athletes, coaches, and parents adhere to the Vancouver College Athletic Policy.

Our student-athletes are great ambassadors for our school. Those who qualify apply to become members of the Lettermen Association. This is open to students in Grades 10 - 12 who have competed for Vancouver College in their chosen sport(s). They provide service for the Vancouver College community at Mothers' Christmas Tea, Finnegan Ball, Open House, parent nights, as well as represent the school at alumni events.

Mr. Scott Vass
Athletic Director
High Performance Coordinator

Recent Irish Athletic Results

Congratulations to our Varsity Basketball team for a strong start to their season! They came in second during the Kodiak Klassic Tournament against the Burnaby South Rebels. 

The Grade 5 volleyball team played on Tuesday, November 23 at the Harry Jerome Sports Centre.  First, they lost a close match vs. Holy Holy Cross School, losing 15-13 in the tie-breaking game. They then won against St. Patrick’s Maple Ridge in two straight games to capture the bronze medal. Way to go Irish! 

Senior Volleyball Team competed in the Zone Playoffs this season and won against Saint George's to come in 3rd overall in 5 sets. The season has wrapped up, and a big congratulations to the team for their hard work, dedication and being the first VC Volleyball Team ever to make it this far and compete in Zones for Provincials! 

Congratulations to our VC swimmers for competing hard this season!  

Provincial results: 

9th place: 200 Medley Relay (open) - Henry Ho, Brian Yoo, Jonathan Chik, Lucas Jamias

7th place: 400 Free relay (open) - Henry Ho, Brian Yoo, Jonathan Chik, Lucas Jamias

11th place: 50 breaststroke (B)  -  Allen Lee 

Congratulations to our Grade 8s and Junior Varsity teams for making the next round of the playoffs this season. 

Although our Varsity Team is no longer in action after a heartbreaking loss in the quarter-finals last Saturday, we are proud of their achievement and congratulate them on an excellent season. 

Congratulations to VC's Ski Team, winners of the 2020 provincials at Panorama Mountain! 

Our team's official results include: 
Ski Team Combined: Zone Champions
Ski Team Combined: Provincial Champions
Individual Terrain Grand Slalom Ski: Jack MacDonald, 2nd
Individual Grand Slalom Ski: Jack MacDonald, 3rd
Individual Combined Grand Slalom & Terrain Grand Slalom Ski: Jack MacDonald 3rd
Individual Combined Grand Slalom & Terrain Grand Slalom Snowboard: Evan Bannigan, 2nd

Please congratulate the boys when you see them!

Our Varsity Basketball team wrapped up their season over the weekend with an impressive third-place finish in the AAAA Provincial Tournament. Special shout-out to 1st Team Allstar and Best Defensive Player Jacob Holt! 

Congratulations to our Grade 6 Basketball Team who won bronze at the CISVA Basketball Finals! Go Irish!