Athletics

Western has a tremendous array of athletic teams to take part in. All Western teams compete in the Calgary Senior High School Athletics Association Calgary High School Sports and are also governed by the Alberta Schools Athletics Association.

Some sports are tryout based and some are for anyone interested. Many of the team sports offer Junior (Grade 10 and 11) and Senior (Grade 10, 11 and 12) teams. This varies from year to year.

Fall (September – Mid November)


Football*
Soccer (Girls)* - 2019 Tryout Information
Volleyball* - Summer Newsletter & Authorization Form
Cross Country
Swim and Dive
Golf*

Winter (Late November-Early March)

Wrestling
Basketball*
Badminton*

Spring (Late March – Early June)

Soccer (Boys)*
Rugby*
Field Hockey (Girls)*
Track and Field

* Tryout based sport

Tryouts 

Tryout and team information will be given in the weeks leading up to the start date of each sport. For fall sports, tryout information will be given on the first day of school. This information is typically spread through in-school posters and through meetings. Meeting times will be communicated through morning announcements. Students are expected to get an Annual Authorization for Athletic Tryout form signed by their parents and handed in to the coach before they are allowed to try out. 

Fees

Each team will have fees associated with them. These fees will vary from team to team. Most team fees will cover the expenses of league play (referees, facility bookings), uniform rentals, photos, equipment, training supplies and substitute coverage costs for teachers. Higher fees are typically indicative of more out-of-town tournaments, team clothing and other team specific opportunities. Friends of Western generously subsidizes team fees from year to year.

Practice and Game Schedules

Most teams are active before and/or after school, 4-5 days per week. It is a heavy but rewarding experience. Generally speaking, there will be 2-4 practices a week, 1-2 games a week, and tournaments on some weekends depending on the sport. Tryout, practice and tournament schedules will be communicated at the beginning of the season, and all game schedules for all sports are posted at Calgary High School Sports at the beginning of each season. Students should expect to travel on their own to off-site league games for most teams, but will generally travel as a team on a school bus to out-of-town tournaments.

Contact

For athletic inquiries please contact Athletic Director Sheldon Brady.

Last modified on

Friday, Sept 25 is a system-wide non-instructional day. There are no in-person or online classes for students. Students in the hub can still access their course materials but teachers are not available to respond to questions. #WeAreCBE #yycbe https://t.co/sVPT78XTW8

Here is an opportunity for #WeAreCBE student leaders interested in volunteering in the community. Deadline is Sept. 28 https://t.co/6N9qmmrGPi

Congratulations to Henry Wise Wood student Suchir, who got to be Mayor for a Day yesterday #WeAreCBE https://t.co/Fx4f516FqC

Congratulations to F.E. Osborne School. Students raised over $10,700 for their #TerryFoxSchoolRun (surpassing last year’s total of $2,995!) Way to go! #WeAreCBE @feo_eagles_cbe https://t.co/3LbhHboxWY

Many #WeAreCBE schools will be honouring #OrangeShirtDay on Wednesday, Sept. 30 to recognize the resiliency and bravery of residential school survivors https://t.co/jo0zw97DWj