Athletics plays a significant part in student life at Vancouver College, whether they are a spectator or participant. Being a Fighting Irish student-athlete teaches our boys about success and failure, leadership and sacrifice and how to find stamina and resilience when faced with challenges. We want our students to experience a sense of pride, accomplishment, and excitement on or off the field.
In the last 100 years, The Fighting Irish teams have captured over 70 Provincial titles and 31 National Championships (rowing only). From Elementary School throughout Grade 12, our student-athletes can participate in various sports each season. Our outstanding facilities provide the ideal setting for our talented and dedicated coaches to guide athletes in an environment where they will be challenged and have the opportunity to acquire a lifelong appreciation for the importance of sports.
Vancouver College strives for excellence in its Athletic Programs, providing opportunities for individuals 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.
Scott Vass, Athletic Director
“Being a Fighting Irish student-athlete teaches students about success and failure, leadership and sacrifice, and how to find stamina and resilience when faced with challenges. Facilities like the High Performance Training Center ensure students can perform to their full potential, both on and off the field.”
Anyone fortunate enough to have attended a recent Vancouver College Football Game or the Saints Basketball Series will know that the legacy of the Vancouver College Cheer team lives on through students today.
The history of rowing at Vancouver College began in 1988 when, on an activity day, teacher Terry Shea took a group of students to the Vancouver Rowing Club to try their hand at the sport.