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Mike Charlton

2021 |


Mike has provided exceptional service for every school he worked at in Richmond. No matter his role, Mike stayed committed to coaching and developing his students. In all three sports he has coached, his teams continually qualify for provincial level competition, with a number of his teams winning provincial medals in these sports.

Richmond Roots Mike immigrated to Canada in 1989. He has worked for the Richmond School District since September 1989. Mike has promoted, coached, and led multiple sports for over 30 years, developing thousands of student athletes throughout the city.

Did You Know Mike’s father was a World Snooker and Pool Champion, “Steady Eddie” Charlton.

Barriers Overcome Mike helped address the many barriers in sport including funding, facility space, travel challenges, coaching shortages and parental issues to help countless athletes achieve their goals and chase their dreams.


Recognition Mike has won multiple BC School Sports awards and Richmond Secondary Schools Athletic Association awards. His awards reflect his overall contributions to sport in terms of his fairness and equity in sports. His coaching excellence has impacted athletes at the district, zone and provincial levels.

All Awards

2002 Richmond Secondary Schools Athletic Association - Outstanding Coaching Award RSSAA Award for consistency in high performance sport program development over multiple years.  
2003 Richmond Secondary Schools Athletic Association - Bill Goodman Award RSSAA Highest Recognition Award for promoting sport and excellence in coaching, program building and sports administration.  
2004 BC School Sports Honour Award Province’s Highest Recognition Award for supporting high school sports (coach, builder, administrator).  
2012 Richmond Secondary Schools Athletic Association - Special Recognition Award - Bob Jackson Award RSSAA Bob Jackson Award for overall contributions to sport for Richmond Schools  
2018 City of Richmond Sports Awards - Don Fennell Award of Distinction Award for long term exemplary service to sport in Richmond.  
2018 Richmond Secondary Schools Athletic Association – Special Recognition Award Association’s appreciation for excellence in all areas of athletics.  

Championship Throughout his 30 year career, Mike has helped many student athletes and teams win various championships at the Richmond, Vancouver and District and Provincial levels in badminton, rugby and track and field.


1989-2011 Badminton Coached Teams to 29 Championship Wins  
1995-2004 Multiple Host and Coordinator of Provincial Badminton & Volleyball Championships Mike’s role as Athletic Director of the “new” Cambie Secondary school guided the school to became the hotbed of the Lower Mainland in hosting high quality provincial championships.  
1995-2005 11 consecutive T&F Championships Coach and coordinator of the Cambie T&F Team  
1996, 1998, 2001, 2003 Provincial Badminton Champions 4 time Provincial Championship team coach. Served as BC School Sports Badminton Commissioner for 8 years in addition to coaching.  
2000, 2002, 2018 Rugby Tours to UK Senior Rugby Team tours of England, Scotland and Wales  
2016-2019 Head of Rugby at McMath Secondary. Created & coached 4 levels of mens rugby and supported start of womens rugby. Emerging sports program to continual provincial championship qualifier in 5 years, including a silver medal finish and being the #1 public rugby school at the AA level.  


Career Stats

YearTeam / OrganizationHighlight
1989-2005 Cambie Secondary-Badminton 4 BCSS Provincial Gold Medalists 2 BCSS Provincial Silver Medalists 12 consecutive qualifiers for Provincial Championships-never finishing outside of top 5 6 V&D Championship Banners 14 RSSAA Championship Banners  
1995-2005 Cambie Secondary-Track & Field 11 V&D Championship Banners 11 RSSAA Championship Banners  
1998-2004 Cambie Secondary-Rugby 10 RSSAA Championship Banners 1 V&D Championship Banner 2 England, Scotland and Wales Tours  
2006-2009 Burnett Secondary-Badminton 2 V&D Championship Banners 2 RSSAA Championship Banners  
2010-2011 MacNeill Secondary-Badminton 1 RSSAA Championship Banner.1st team championship win for this new school.  
2014-2019 McMath Secondary-Rugby 5 RSSAA Championship Banners 4 consecutive Provincial Championship appearances; 1 Silver Medal; 1 England/Wales Tour; 2017 #1 public school. Provincial 7s Rugby Bowl Winner.  

Contribution to Richmond Sport Mike has contributed to BC school sports in a variety of leadership capacities including commissioner, convenor, and athletic director in the sports of badminton, rugby and track and field.

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