It is safe to assume that spring has finally arrived here in Vancouver; the flowers are in full bloom and change is in the air. Something has happened that other Canadian cities can’t yet say has taken place in their backyards. With this more suitable climate, several Collingwood sports teams are taking advantage of the encouraging weather and dusting off their athletic gear by hitting the courts and fields. Listed below are brief summaries of each of the respective competitive squads or groups that will be in force for this third semester.
Senior Tennis Team: Under the leadership of Mr. Wong and Mr. Rose, Collingwood’s Senior Tennis Team has a solid roster of 15 players this season. As stated by Mr. Rose, “The teams strength has been its depth, and we are blessed to have another solid core who will attempt to bring Collingwood’s 8th consecutive provincial championship back home”. With a promising past, the present is looking up as well, as Kyla Jarrar and Isaac Davies, two of BC’s brightest youth tennis pros, are leading the cavalier charge! The first match takes place versus Handsworth Secondary School this Wednesday, April 8th.
Varsity Boys Soccer Team: The Senior Boys Soccer team is literally “getting the ball rolling,” as they are resuming training sessions next week. After a sizeable break since the fall season came to a stop in November, practices will resume on Friday mornings at the Ambleside turf. With the direction of Mr. Kanavos and Mr. Black, the group will mainly consist of Grade 11’s and a few talented Grade 10’s, whose purpose is to train for the upcoming season next fall. The boys will be representing C-Wood at an organized friendly against a visiting Australian Varsity team this Thursday (April 9th), which will serve as a great opportunity for the team to improve upon their dynamic through a game situation.
Cricket Team: The Cricket Team has recently began their season, with Señor Diaz directing the program. The squad consists of approximately 20 students, who will all compete against around 5 other schools on the North Shore to win the title. They aspire to have a strong start at their first match, which will take place later this month. Go Cavs Go!
Badminton Team: With Mr. Ho as coach, the Badminton season has already gotten underway, with matches against Rockridge Secondary School having already occurred. The students were in top form, with solid victories in both the junior and senior schools. Around 20 students of both genders are participating in the action, and we hope they will continue to represent Collingwood with such prowess throughout the rest of the season!
By: Mack Blydt-Hansen