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.

Although cricket is a minor sport in the rest of Canada, it is a popular sport in Victoria partly because of the temperate climate. SMUS is therefore situated in the perfect place to learn the game and has a long-standing history and tradition within it. This history includes Reg Wenman, student and teacher from 1912 to 1971, and the most prolific run-scorer in Canadian cricket history.

SMUS has one cricket team that competes with other ISA schools and against various clubs in the city. With on-campus cricket nets and a square on the main field, cricketers are able to refine their skills and learn the values of the game. SMUS graduates have gone on to represent province and country.

Senior School Cricket

Players: 16


  • March-June
  • Practices 2/wk


  • Tony Cordle (former Glamorgan county cricketer and coach)