It has been a big Term 1 at the College and a huge Term 1 for the AFL Program. The AFL Supporters’ Group are doing a fine job of creating an inclusive community for all boys and supporters for the upcoming season. Vision and mission statements for the future of the sport at Waverley College will be available for viewing in the coming weeks.
Teams Have Been Selected
I would like to thank the coaches for all of their hard work over the past few weeks with trials. Myself and the coaches have spent hours on these selections, which were extremely difficult. Week-to-week selections will be based on performance, so continue to strive for the team you want to play in. Teams are posted on the Waverley College app in the AFL section of Co-Curricular.
Term 2 Training Schedule
Please ensure you check the updated training schedule for Term 2 as this will be different to the schedule in trials for some age groups. You can find these on the Waverley app.
1st XVIII Update
A strong squad of 25 players has been selected + two players to train with this squad for the season. I would like to congratulate these boys for the hard work that many of them have been putting in since October last year. The squad have played two trial games already, and have been impressive in the delivery of game style that the coaches have been working hard on.
Trial game 1 was played against UTS under 19s. This was a difficult match as we had half a team who were three to four years younger than their opponents. Our young boys nearly pulled off an upset victory and played to a very high standard.
Trial game 2 was played against Cranbrook in pouring rain. The boys adapted quickly and turned an early deficit into a comfortable three-goal victory. We were able to show our capability of adapting to conditions that do not suit our exciting style of play. Another very impressive outing.
The boys will continue to train throughout the holidays and will hopefully have another trial game against Cranbrook on Friday, 21 April before taking on heavyweight Newington on Friday, 28 April at Bat & Ball Oval in Moore Park. I am calling on all members of the Waverley College community to support the boys on 28 April and to bring the Waverley spirit to help us get over the line.
Well done on being involved in an exciting time for the sport at Waverley College. I hope you all have a fantastic break and look forward to hitting the ground running in Week 1 next term.
Waves to Win!