Walter Yeamans

Walter Yeamans was an outstanding coach who came to his lifelong love and devotion to coaching women's sports teams honestly. He first became interested in women's basketball because of a personal interest in one of the players, Charlotte, who became his wife and loving life partner. Walter led his softball teams, Unitys in the 1930's, Reds Service in the 1940's, Individuals in the 50's and Vikettes in the 1960's and 1970's, to three B.C. junior championships, 14 B.C. Senior 'B' titles, two B.C. and Western Canada Senior "A" titles and a silver medal at the 1973 Canada Summer Games. Walter led his basketball teams, Unitys and Eaglettes in the 1930's and 1940's, McDonald Electric and Victoria Van Isle in the 1950's and the UVic Vikettes in the 1960's, to B.C. championships in each of the juvenile, junior, Senior "A" and Senior "B" ranks, and to the Canadian Junior "A" title.

saveonABOUT THE GREATER VICTORIA
SPORTS HALL 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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