From the Convenor of AFL, Alan Riordan
Waverley 9/10’s vs Knox
The Waverley lads were set for a cracking battle against Knox at Acron Oval. With the addition of some AFL stars from the open Waverley team, the Knox boys didn’t have a chance. The goals were flowing as the star studded midfield directed the ball into the hands of our forwards. Harry Whitaker, Thomas Tyson and Tobias Renshaw were all over the field and the Knox boys hardly got their hands on the ball. The Waverley football team with its short history has some serious talent. It was an absolutely electric game to watch and I’m excited to see how ‘Team Waverley AFL’ develops in the future. Bring on the next round!
Final score Waverley 104 – Knox 28
Coach Emmett John Pugh
Waverley 7/8A’s vs Knox
With Waverley 7/8’A winning their first game last week against Trinity, the boys’ confidence was high leading into a tough round against the Knox B’s team.
The game was unfortunately delayed by 40 minutes and the boys were itching to get on the field. The game started quickly, both sides appeared to be playing with a hot footy as pressure was high. The game went back and forth as both teams scored in small flurries.
Waverley were down by a margin of just 4 leading into the final quarter. Knox kicked two very quick goals to start the quarter, looking at the biggest lead of the game. Waverley were undeterred and they dug deep scoring 4 unanswered goals to finish the game. Jack Bush and Marlin Bowring kicked the last two goals of the game putting Waverley up by 10 at the final siren.
Many boys played some of their best game of the season this weekend, with many highlights coming from captain Jack Harris, Louis Kitto and Noah Mitchell.
Coach Fred Pawle
Waverley 7/8B’s vs Shore
This round was held in Northbridge to take on the unbeaten Shore side. It was evident the boys were not ready for the intensity Shore brought, they came hard early and we were not fired up enough at that stage to counter it. As the game progressed Shore’s momentum slowed and the boys brought themselves into the game.
Some of the best passages of play I’ve seen all year took place on the big and wide ground where skilled and stylish end to end plays were created. The backs’ knowledge of the game and ability to bring the ball out was impressive, and the reliable midfielders were always brave and hard running all day, but some of our best work was done in the forward line where the boys took all the chances they had and capitalised. Unfortunately, every time we had a sniff at victory Shore would seem to kick a goal and slow the run of Waverley.
Final Score: Waverley 7/8B’s 32 – Shore 66
Best Players: Luke, Dylan, Luca, Carl, Jackson, Sam, Dylan, Charley
Junior School Cake Stall
A very successful Cake Stall was held to support the Junior School AFL teams. Many thanks to the parents and students for supporting this cause.