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Co-Curricular Sport (Senior School)

Sport Builds Character

AFL 1st XVIII 2021

Co-curricular activities have traditionally been a strong feature of the College. We believe that sport assists with building character, resilience, fitness, and develops healthy lifelong practices that assist students’ overall wellbeing and health. 

The College’s program is designed to inspire your son to reach his potential in a discipline of his choice with the aim of developing lifelong, healthy habits. 

Queens Park has been the home ground for Waverley College sport since 1937. Many longstanding school traditions have been established on the park’s playing fields, which include cricket pitches, rugby and football fields, as well as track & field facilities. 

We have been a proud member of the Combined Associated Schools (CAS) of New South Wales since 1944, giving our young men the opportunity to establish camaraderie with other schools as well as with each other. We are also members of the NSW Combined Independent Schools Sports Council (CIS) and Independent Primary School Heads of Australia (IPSHA) Sport.

Mandatory Requirements

Students in the Senior School participate in either a Co-curricular Sport or Co-curricular Culture activity each summer and winter.

Senior School Summer Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Diving
  • Fitness Group
  • Judo 
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing 
  • Surf Life Saving
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Touch Football 
  • Track & Field
  • Water Polo
  • Weights & Fitness*
  • Yoga 

*Selected senior students only.

Senior School Winter Sports

  • AFL
  • Basketball*
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Judo
  • Rugby
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga

Absenteeism from Games and Training

Wherever possible, the coach must be notified by the student concerned prior to the intended absence from training. Students are not permitted to pass messages on to their coaches via other students.

It is expected that students or parents notify the Headmaster (in writing) at least 14 days in advance of unavoidable absences. Permission to be absent from either training or games will only be given in the most serious of circumstances. Representation in other outside teams, part-time jobs, outside school activities, etc. are not acceptable reasons.

If a student is absent from a Saturday game because of an unforeseeable reason, he must report to his coach by 11am Monday, with either a doctor’s certificate for sickness, or a note from home detailing another reason for his absence. Notes from home will not be accepted in the case of sickness.

If the student fails to make contact with the coach, the process of detention will be implemented. Students are advised to familiarise themselves with the college Sports Policy, which can be downloaded below.

CAS Code of Conduct

All schools who are members of the CAS agree to adhere to a strict Code of Conduct for players, spectators and parents/carers. Members of the school community are expected to understand and follow the Code.

>>> Click here to view the CAS Code of Conduct.

Sport updates

Waverley App

Parents and students are encouraged to download the Waverley App for mobile devices to receive instant alerts on cancelled or changed sporting fixtures and training.

>>> Click here to download the Waverley App.

Wet weather line

Cancelled events will also be notified via the College wet weather line. Please call after 7am on Saturdays for morning games and after 11am for afternoon games. Note: Winter rugby and football fixtures are rarely cancelled.

>>> Click here to view Wet Weather Line contact details.

Sports Policy Factsheet Download

School Houses and Colours

Team: Colour

  • Aungier: red
  • Brennan: royal blue
  • Conlon: emerald green
  • Green: bottle green
  • Lacey: maroon
  • O’Connor: black
  • Quinn: sky blue
  • Tevlin: gold

Concussion Policy

>>> Click here to view our current Concussion Policy.