“I challenge each and every student to get involved with athletics at the school. If you didn’t play on a team last year, I challenge you to try out for a team. If you played one term of sport, I challenge you to push yourself out of your comfort zone, and try a second sport. If you played two terms of sport, I challenge you to elevate yourself to the gold standard at SMUS: three terms of sport. And if you played three, give yourself a pat on the back.”
Richard Primrose, the new Senior School Director of Athletics, issued this challenge to students in the first assembly of the year. Over the past week, students at the Senior School tried out for a variety of Term 1 sports, which is a good sign for the athletics season ahead.
Over at the Middle School, students were out on the field and in the gym as well. Instead of trying out for teams, the students were training and practicing for rugby, soccer, cross-country and basketball competitions. The Grade 8 rugby team even had their first game against Shawnigan Lake School on Thursday.
On Monday, the entire field was covered in students from Grades 6-12 completing drills and enjoying the sunshine. Based on the energy and enthusiasm on display this week, it should be a great year for our teams and athletes at all levels.