St. Bon’s: The Past
St. Bonaventure’s College has a very rich and storied athletics history. For well over 100 years, St. Bon’s has been known to educate some of the top athletes in the province and the country. From the Boyle Cup dominance of 16 consecutive wins from 1944-1960 and 27 cup wins total, to countless Track and Field, Basketball, Soccer, Lacrosse and Baseball championships, St Bonaventure’s College has always been an athletic powerhouse.
We have had student athletes go on to represent Newfoundland and Labrador as well as Canada on the national and international stage. Our athletes have represented our province and/or country in Hockey, Basketball, Tennis, Rugby, Swimming, Track and Field, Cross Country Running, Rowing, Soccer, Ultimate Frisbee, Curling and Ball Hockey, all within the last decade.
St. Bon’s: The Present
St. Bon’s is proud to offer a variety of sports for athletes of all ages and skill levels
We are fortunate enough to provide athletic opportunities for young athletes across a variety of sports. In the last 5 years, St. Bon’s sports teams have won numerous city, regional and provincial championships in sports such as Basketball, Tennis, Indoor Soccer, Ultimate Frisbee, Cross Country Running and Baseball as well as countless other top 3 finishes in Hockey, Soccer and Track and Field. St. Bon’s is pleased to offer the majority of these sports for students.
In the last 5 years, St. Bon’s has won:
Provincial Championships: 14
Regional Championships: 7
City League championships: 4
Invitational tournament championships: 5
Regional and provincial sportsmanship winners: 4
Top 3 finishes in city/regionals/provincial sporting events: 34
In addition to sports teams, students in Grade 4-6 also have the opportunity to participate in an intermural sports program during lunchtime.
The Athletic Program at St. Bon’s is developed with the entire child in mind. We firmly believe that playing sports, along with everything else that is taught at the school, is a great way to grow each and every child. Athletes learn a game in a controlled environment with competent and qualified coaches who are focused on learning and loving a game as opposed to winning. Sportsmanship and camaraderie as well as an overall love of being active and a part of a team are instilled at a young age to ensure athletes stay active and healthy for life.
The school’s athletic year culminates with our annual Sports Day held at the beginning of June. The St. Bon’s Sports Day has been an important part of the school’s tradition since 1894. All students from K-12 are separated into houses and participate in a variety of athletic activities during the day where they earn points for their house. At the end of the day, the house with the most points wins the House Victor Ludorum (“the winner of the games”). Individual awards are also presented for the Novice, Junior and Senior Female and Male Victor Ludorums.
St. Bon’s: The Future
At our school, we are committed to developing a variety of sports at all different levels. We are looking to grow our program to offer an even wider variety of sports and to be competitive in these sports on a provincial level.
For any additional information regarding Athletics or if you would like to help with our athletic program at St. Bonaventure’s College, please contact our Athletic Director Mr. Chris Bridon at firstname.lastname@example.org