Summertime at the Westbury Christian Wildcat Athletic Complex

August 5, 2012

The Westbury Christian Wildcat Athletic Complex (WAC) is being utilized more and more by our students and community, especially during these summer months.  Repairs occur almost daily in an effort to get the facility prepared to host athletic competitions and other school and community events this fall.

The building was recently outfitted with a brand new roof, including updated insulation which has held up well after being tested against the recent, heavy rains.  Head Basketball Coach Russell Carr, Facilities Director Ben Johnson, and Athletics Assistant Loa Glenn have officially set up shop in the complex, and the football coaching staff is well on their way to having a dedicated meeting and office space.  Aside from the gymnasium, there are now three fully functional work-out areas, including a weight room, cardio room, and training space for the WCS cheerleading squad that can also accommodate aerobic and exercise classes.

Build-out has begun on the old weight room, located on the campus of WCS, and we will soon boast a new, dedicated Art Room for our Lower School and Middle School students.  All opportunities within the facility continue to advance, all Student Activities at WCS will see more growth, which will benefit our entire student body, and meet our goal of providing excellent resources to our students and the Southwest Houston community.

Several teams have begun training their athletes at the WAC this off-season.  Coach Watkins and the Wildcat Baseball team have daily weights and hitting sessions and the volleyball program will begin hosting open gyms in July.  The football program has always implemented summer workouts into their normal preparations for the fall season, and this year’s efforts have fared well for the Wildcats in summer competitions.  The Varsity team defeated the entire region in both the UIL and TAPPS 7 on 7 regional qualifying tournaments.  The UIL region matched the Wildcats against three, tough public school opponents, Galveston Ball, Palacious, and Worthing High School, but the team defeated all three opponents and will compete in both the UIL and TAPPS State 7 on 7 tournaments later this summer.  Additionally, Varsity Head Coach Charlie Ward will lead the wide receivers of the Under 19 National Football Team at this summer’s World Championship Games, sponsored by the International Federation of American Football.  Teams spanning six continents will compete against the members of the U-19 squad, led by Coach Ward and the National Team coaching staff, at Berger Stadium in Austin, TX.

We are excited and extremely grateful to share the progress taking place at the WAC, but we still have a ways to go in our capital campaign goal of raising $12 million dollars to fund the plans in place for the building.  To learn how you can help and to stay informed as new developments materialize, please visit http://www.beyondwcs.org.  The site features the campaign progress, to date, and is frequently updated with photos and news stories as we continue moving forward within each phase of planning.