From the Convenor of AFL, Alan Riordan
Waverley College XVIII vs Knox Blue – Coach Matthew Porter
Waverley XVIII came up against Knox Blue on the weekend and despite a strong effort to stay in the game, Waverley couldn’t get away with the win. It was hard fought for the majority of the game with Waverley coming out on top after the first quarter, however Knox managed to bring it back and win the game. Regardless of the result Waverley still played a strong game of footy and will continue to do so next week and hopefully get the win. Congratulations to all other teams who won on the weekend and good luck for the rest of the season.
Score: Waverley 3.3.21 to Knox Blue 13.13.91
Goals: Matteo De Vecci, Luca Reiners, Max D’Agostino
Waverley 9/10’s vs St Aloysius – Coach Emmett Pugh
It was a cold and windy morning for this week’s clash at Pioneers Park on Saturday. The boys were slow to warm up and had only 17 players for the game. Late arrivals and absentees again proved an issue in the match preparation. The first quarter was a good battle and the boys tried their best to keep up with a hard running opposition. The backline did well to keep the score low in the first half but after the half time break the score blew out and the mercy rule was applied at three quarter time.
Score: Waverley 17 to St Aloysius 61
Best players: Brook Preston, Zac Murphy and Zander Gabriel.
Hoping to finish the season off on a good note in our final game this weekend with all team members present.
Waverley 7/8A’s vs St Aloysius – Coach Fred Pawle
With the first game back after the holidays Waverley faced St Aloysius; a very tough opponent in the competition. The frosty morning at Pioneers Park favoured Waverley as out initial run with the footy led to a lead at the first break. However, St Aloysius’ natural talent in the midfield shone through as the game wore on, taking the lead at half time. Great efforts in the second half by Louis Kitto (highlighted by tackling the largest player on the field) kept Waverley in touch until the fourth quarter where St Aloysius ran away with the game.
Score: Waverley 29 to St Aloysius 61
Waverley 7/8B’s vs Riverview
This weekend’s clash brought us out to the small ground of ELS Hall again. To take on a small numbered Riverview side, the boys started quietly but certainly lifted as the game progressed. We eventually ran away with it but it wasn’t easy. Full credit to all the players dealing with the 6 subs we had to cope with due to Riverview’s lack in numbers. They dealt with this with patience and class.
Score: Waverley 79 to Riverview 48
Best players: Jude Duckman, Peter Reeves, Dylan Brown, Luke Higgins, Luca Wilson and Darcy Bourke