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Appleby Athletics approaches the development of student athletes as an integrated process. While the spirit of competition is strong, it is the development of character and leadership within a team setting as a point of emphasis. Through a wide range of offerings, our students are not only establishing the basic fundamentals of sport, and the value of active living, but they are also exposed to the importance of sportsmanship, reflection, support, and overcoming challenges.”

Director, Athletics


Athletics Programs

For more detailed information on specific Athletics programmes, please click here to visit the Course Calendar.

Appleby Athletics Calendar

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The Impact of Athletics

Commitment to Character & Leadership Development

  • To provide quality athletic experiences for every student through innovative programming, quality coaching and outstanding training facilities
  • To instil in our student athletes a lifelong commitment to physical activity, an appreciation for sport, an emphasis on teamwork and empathy, and a passion for representing one’s self and one’s school with respect, responsibility, and integrity

Co-curricular Passport

  • Provides Upper and Senior School students increased flexibility in selecting of their co-curricular options, while maintaining our commitment to physical wellbeing
  • Allows students greater opportunity to pursue areas of individual interest whether in Athletics, Arts or Service, while supporting the development of the whole student through exposure to different pursuits and activities
  • All students in Upper One through Senior Two will be required to take one term of athletics each year for a total of four athletics over four years, and two credits in Arts and/or Service before their Senior Two year
  • Senior One students will also be required to complete 2 terms of co-curriculars to support their enriched programming elements in other areas of the school
  • Middle School students will continue to participate in three terms of sports
  • Click here to view a chart of Appleby College Diploma Requirements

Individual & team training

  • With the addition of a new Athletics Coordinator, fitness space, and advanced sports training facility, students now have the resources to design sport specific training programmes to enhance personal and team performance
  • Students will continue to have opportunities that utilize the expertise of high level external coaches based on their level of need

ENhanced sport-specific philosophies & strategies

  • Enhanced use of professional development including CISAA and NCCP certification
  • Selective use of non-faculty supplemental coaching
  • Annual programme reviews and scheduling debrief and reflection sessions with coaches and the Athletic Director to offer an opportunity for shared learning, mentorship and professional growth
  • Coaches will meet to enhance the development of seasonal plans that address philosophical decisions and coaching strategies across age groups

A.W.B. Alumni Centre for Athletics and Student Life

  • 80,000-square foot, state-of-the-art facility
  • Includes three gyms (a double gym and a single gym that converts into a 1,000-seat auditorium)
  • Cardio, resistance training, yoga, spinning, workout spaces and athletic therapy clinic
  • Three squash courts with comfortable upstairs spectator area
  • Campus room that will become a central gathering place
  • Alumni reception/boardroom
  • College Shop
  • Click here to learn more about the build!

Commitment to Excellence

  • The Appleby Athletics programme is a well-known and highly valued aspect of the student's co-curricular life
  • Quality campus facilities including: a new turf field, four grass fields, hockey arena, 270 metre track, new full outdoor basketball court, new outdoor beach volleyball court, 18-hole disc golf course, five-lane indoor pool and five tennis courts
  • Whether through competitive teams or instructional sports, participation in athletics is a key component of the Appleby experience

Appleby Athletics Contact Information

Lou Cafazzo, Director, Athletics

Phone: 905-845-4681, ext. 185

Ainsley Dreisinger, Assistant Director, Athletics

Phone: 905-845-4681, ext. 190

Karen Connor, Athletic Therapist

Phone: 905-845-4681, ext. 258


Athletics Facts


sports fields, arena and half track


championships won the past four years


Appleby tennis courts


competitive and instructional teams


varsity sport teams


sq. ft. A.W.B. Alumni Centre for Athletics & Student Life

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