Bob White

Bob White with the 1949 BC Champion Womens Basketball Team

Bob White with the Rookies

Bob White in 1956

Bob White with the Rookies

Bob White with the Comets

Bob Whyte was the quiet champion of Victoria sports in the early 1900's and although not as well known or famous as many who have been inducted into the Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame, he provided a yeoman half-century of dedicated service to sport in Victoria from 1906 to 1956. Bob was the long-time captain of the winning YMCA basketball teams and a member of the 1922 City and BC Senior A basketball championship club. Press reports of the time described him as one of the greatest ball handlers this city has ever produced. As a solid Vic West F.C. fullback from 1909 to 1932, he led them to nine city championship seasons and was a regular on the city rep teams. After his playing days, Bob turned to coaching, sponsoring and guiding many winning women's basketball and softball teams as well as holding numerous executive positions in local sports. He was named a life member of the Victoria YMCA, Basketball B.C. and was inducted onto the Softball B.C. Wall of Fame.


Victoria enjoys a stellar sports history and we celebrate the many athletes, teams and builders who have contributed to that history.  Our displays are seen at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre (1925 Blanshard St.)  through Gate Three.


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