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A mixed start to the CAS season at Queens Park

From the Captain of the 1st XI  – Jack Hardwicke-Owen

A long pre-season filled with hard work had come to an end as a chilly Saturday morning met the 1st XI. The CAS season was finally upon us and all were eager to face our tough rivals, Knox. The game began with the boys running out onto QP1 for the first time in the college’s history, with aspirations of getting the season off to a flying start. The first stanza saw a tight tussle between both sides in the opening stages, only for a Waverley mistake to lead to the opening goal. 1-0 Knox. The visitors continued to apply pressure, which ultimately lead to them taking a healthy 3-0 lead into halftime.

The second half began with Waverley showing strong intent and courage to push for their opening goal. The whole team showed great spirit to not give up and continued to try for a positive result. Despite Waverley creating a number of chances,  the game wasn’t to be Waverley’s with Knox running out as 4-0 victors.

Round 2 will see Waverley take on St Aloysius at Queens Park. This will be the first time the two teams have met since being crowned joint CAS premiers in the 2017 season. Kick off  at 10:15am and all are encouraged to support in what promises to be an exciting game.

Good luck to all other sports in their fixtures this weekend.

Waves to win!

From the Convenor of Football, Stephen Wilmot

CAS Round 1 Vs Knox

Last weekend was our first round of the CAS competition with our footballers taking on Knox. As it was a home game round our Year 7s, 10s and Opens played at Queens Park and our Year 8s and 9s travelling to Curagul. The 1st XI for the first time played on Queens Park 1. It was great to see the footballers out on QP1 with a large number of supporters in the Pavilion and on the hill. Unfortunately, our teams didn’t get the best results on the weekend with the 1st XI going down 4-0 to Knox. Some of the highlights from the weekend were the 8As defeated Knox 3-2, the 9Es defeated Knox 5-1, the 2nd XI 1-1, 6th XI 4-4, 7As 2-2. I would like to challenge players to see this as a learning experience and look at what they can do better to improve as a team and to see what improvements they can make when we verse Knox again.

CAS Round 2 Vs St Aloysius

This weekend will see our Year 7s, 10s and Opens again at Queens Park for their game and our Year 8s and 9s playing travelling to Castle Cove. I would like to wish all our teams this weekend the best of luck and remind players to play to the best of their ability, respect referees decisions and to play as a cohesive team.

Game expectations

Players are reminded to wear the correct Waverley uniform to matches on Saturdays. This includes Waverley Football Jersey, shorts and sock; shin guards and boots. Players are also reminded that they are to arrive 30 minutes before the game starts for a warm up. Players are not to turn up for a game they prefer due to times, they are to turn up for the team they are in. If players are unsure of teams they can check the canteen notice board and on TeamApp.

Team App

Football is now using team app for many notifications including team lists, scores and fixtures. TeamApp is downloadable from the app store and can be downloaded on both Apple and Android devices. To follow Football please create an account with team app and search for ‘Waverley College Football’.