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Senior School Sport

Sport & Co-curricular at Waverley College

Waverley College has enjoyed a strong sporting reputation for many years. The College has been a member of the Combined Associated Schools (CAS) of New South Wales since 1943. There are currently six schools in this Association:

  • Barker College, Hornsby
  • Cranbrook School, Bellevue Hill
  • Knox Grammar School, Turramurra
  • St Aloysius’ College, Milsons Point
  • Trinity Grammar School, Summer Hill
  • Waverley College, Waverley

The CAS is essentially a sporting organisation, although other co-curricular activities are also arranged, including Cadet competitions, chess, debating and public speaking. Our main sporting competition is played with the other schools of the Association. However, for trials and other games, Waverley does compete with schools outside the Association. It is common to play schools from the GPS, ISA, CHS and other school groups. The CAS celebrated 90 Years in 2019. Read about the history of the association here.

Every student is to participate in at least one summer and one winter sport as a minimum requirement. These are listed below.  Each co-curricular sport and activity has an annually appointed Convenor. If you have any queries of a particular sport, the Convenor will be able to answer them. You can find a list here: Sport & Co-curricular Convenors

Summer Sport & Co-curricular Options

  • Basketball
  • Chess (does not replace a sport)
  • Cricket
  • Cross Country
  • Drama
  • Diving
  • Fitness Group (Year 7 -10)
  • Judo (limited positions)
  • Mountain Biking
  • Music Ensembles
  • Public Speaking
  • Social Justice (does not replace a sport)
  • STEM
  • Surf Life Saving (Bronze Medallion)
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Theatresports
  • Touch Football (Year 7 and 8)
  • Track and Field
  • Water Polo
  • Weights and Fitness (by invitation for Years 11 and 12)

Track & Field Season

  • CAS Schools conduct a full season of athletics over five weeks from the middle of Term 3.

Winter Sport & Co-curricular Options

  • AFL
  • Cadets (compulsory for Year 8)
  • Chess
  • Cross Country
  • Basketball
  • Debating
  • Duke of Ed
  • Football
  • Judo (limited places)
  • Music Ensembles
  • Rugby
  • Rugby and Football Refereeing
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Social Justice (does not replace a sport)
  • STEM
  • Sustainability Group
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball

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 11.00am 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, which can be viewed at the following link:

Sport updates

There are a variety of ways to be updated on the status of sport fixtures and training:

Skoolbag App

Parents and students are encouraged to download the Skoolbag app for mobile devices to receive instant alerts on cancelled or changed sporting fixtures. Download the Waverley College Skoolbag app for alerts and updates about sport and events from the Apple App Store (iPhone) or from Google Play (Android).

Wet weather line

Cancelled events will also be notified via the College wet weather line. Please call after 7.00am on Saturdays for morning games and after 11.00am for afternoon games. Note: Winter rugby and football fixtures are rarely cancelled.

Wet weather line contact details

TeamApp – weekly notices regarding fixtures, team selections and any alterations to training

TeamApp is a mobile app that communicates directly with iPhone and Android devices about specific co-curricular activities. It provides all school users with instant “push” notifications and alerts to their mobile devices.

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

Please click on this link to see our current concussion policy

Concussion Policy