Competitive Sports

Competitive Sports

Competitive Sports

SMUS competes at the varsity level in 14 sports. At the Senior level (Grades 11-12), all athletes compete through to the provincial championships. At the Junior level (Grades 9-10), all athletes compete through to the Vancouver Island championships.

In most sports, SMUS competes at the AA level (based on school size). At the Senior School level, all teams are competitive and thus, have a tryout component. Some competitive teams complete pre-season training, or fitness and conditioning programs, in addition to attending practices and games. Students who also play on a non-SMUS teams outside of school are expected to prioritize their school team. 

Senior School sports require a high level of commitment. Players will often travel for competitions, occasionally miss class time for games, and can expect to train 4-6 times per week. Students should ensure that they are able to meet the requirements outlined by their coach.

Three badminton players

SMUS students train in three gyms on campus

SMUS is the premier school for badminton on Vancouver Island and is a stalwart in provincial play.

All senior school students can play doubles or singles badminton in their respective grade categories. With SMUS's spacious facilities, students are able to develop and train at the highest level.

SMUS Advantages

Some of the highlights and advantages of badminton at SMUS include:

  • Excellent facilities and equipment on campus, with the ability to train in three full-sized gyms
  • The entire badminton team practices together assisiting junior athletes and fostering team spirit
  • Travel to provincial tournaments

Senior School Badminton

Players: 16-24

Recent Highlights

  • 1st in Victoria (2014/15)
  • 2nd in Victoria (2016/17, 2015/16)
  • 1st on Vancouver Island (2016/17, 2014/15, 2013/14)
  • 10th in provincials out of 190 teams (2016/17)


  • Students compete in singles and doubles
  • Regularly participate in local club tournaments
  • Practices 2/wk; Games 2/wk
  • Season runs from Feb-May


  • Jeff Hunt