Message from Convenor
After some promising results in Round 1, especially in the Years 7/8 age group, Waverley College embarked on their first ever ‘Home Round’ at Pioneers Park in front of an adoring audience. Six out of seven of our Senior School Teams played between 8am and 5pm at the venue, with the 7/8 Division 3 team, being the travellers to Northbridge Oval, being hosted by Shore.
The trip to Northbridge Oval was a success with the boys taking out a comprehensive 52-point victory. The boys and their families were treated to a lovely afternoon tea after the match by Shore, and were grateful for their hospitality.
Our 7/8 Division 2 began the day with an emphatic victory over St Augustine’s 123-7, with Liam Gardiner and Ned Wilson starring for the home team.
Our 7/8 Division 1 team then graced the field and continued the strong form against St Augustine’s, registering a 97-0 victory. The skill level and ball movement was at a high standard in the sunny conditions. Hayden McAusland and Dom Dametto were unstoppable.
Our 9/10 Division team were up next, against Barker. This was a competitive match as the breeze started to pick up. Kicking against the breeze in the final quarter, the boys ran away with the game, recording a 32-point victory, thanks to a dominant Oscar Wilson.
Up next, was the showcase 1st XVIII match vs Trinity. As the breeze was starting to influence the game, Waverley took a 9-point lead into quarter time, whilst kicking against it. After this, the boys were dominant, and ran out 119-41, winners. Andrew Moloney starred in the midfield and James O’Loughlin was electric up forward with 4 goals. A great confidence booster leading into a huge CAS game against Knox this week.
Our 2nds were the next to take the field, against a strong Trinity 2nds outfit. The boys battled hard throughout the day, registering 3 majors in the 98-20 loss. Tom Park and Will Pearce were strong contributors throughout the match.
9/10 Division 2
The final match of the day was played by our 9/10 Division 2 team against a strong St Aloysius’ side. Unfortunately, we had a few key players out, making it a difficult day at the office, Aloys’ running out 119-7, victors. For the second week in a row, Sam Jasczyk was best for the team.
The day itself was a great success with players and families coming together to play and support the AFL community. I would like to thank the Supporters’ Group for putting on a fantastic BBQ, whilst selling merchandise and helping to build the inclusive social nature that we are striving for each week. The countless hours and will to help one another for the benefit of our boys, is inspiring and greatly appreciated.
Good luck to all teams this weekend. We have some huge fixtures against Knox (Acron Oval), Shore, St Augustine’s (North Narrabeen) and Barker (Rofe Park).
I hope to see you all next weekend for Friday Night Football (19 May) at Pioneer’s Park against Cranbrook. This will be the first of our Indigenous Round celebrations. We will be conducting a ceremony, running a BBQ and selling raffle tickets for some great prizes.
Waves to Win!
AFL Playing Uniform and Absences
*Players need to arrive at the grounds no later than 30 minutes before the match is scheduled (or at the time advised by their coach), to ensure that teams have a thorough warm up.
Please ensure that you have full AFL playing attire, including a mouthguard for your games, and that you are training in Waverley AFL attire or PE uniform. Other clothing is not acceptable.
Please make sure that you have a medical certificate for any absences from training or games. The easiest way to log absences is on the Waverley College app in Absences. Please log these as early as possible to allow the coaches to be notified by the convenor.
- 1sts Defeated Trinity 18.11.119 to 6.5.41
Goals – James O’Loughlin 4, Henry Kidd 3, Harry Hookings 3, Sam Stewart 2, Ricky Meyrick 2, Ben Pignatelli 1, Vasili Vertsonis 1, Joe Dametto 1, Jett Wanda 1
Best – Andrew Moloney, Ricky Meyrick, Vasili Vertsonis, James O’Loughlin, Sam Stewart, Jett Wanda, Ben Dunkley
- 2nds Defeated by Trinity 11.6.72 to 2.0.12 (Mercy rule) Unofficial score 14.14.98 to 3.2.20
Goals – Zac Trosti 1, Will Booth 1
Best – Tom Park, Will Pearce, Liam Russell, Alistair Isaac, Euan Veale-Wright, Will Booth
- 9/10A Defeated Barker 9.7.61 to 4.5.29
Goals – Ed House 2, Fox Stapleton 2, Tane Barclay 1, Adam Cutten 1, Fred Robertson 1, Tom Rudolph 1, Oscar Wilson 1
Best – Oscar Wilson, Tane Barclay, Adam Cutten, Jono McDonald, Fred Robertson, Finlay Bates
- 9/10B Defeated by St Aloysius’ 9.6.60 to 0.0.0 (Mercy rule) Unofficial score 18.11.119 to 1.1.7
Goals – Jordan Du Toit
Best – Sam Jasczyk, Jordan Du Toit, Lachlan Isaac, Will Elliott, Dylan O’Connor, Bowie Wanda
- 7/8A Defeated St Augustine’s 9.6.60 to 0.0.0 (Mercy Rule) Unofficial score 15.7.97 to 0.0.0
Goals – Hayden McAusland 4, James Tucker 3, Sean Coughlin 2, Jaxon Michailidis 2, Will Roberts 1, Levi O’Keefe 1, Jake Tobin 1, Matt Borgelt 1
Best – Hayden McAusland, Dom Dametto, James Tucker, Jaxon Michailidis, Darcy Kidd, Marcus Strbac, Alex Piperkos
- 7/8B Defeated St Augustine’s 9.6.60 to 0.0.0 (Mercy Rule) Unofficial score 18.15.123 to 1.1.7
Goals – Ned Wilson 2, Oliver Isaac 2, Zach Willard 2, Augie Gibson 2, Mitch Cooper 2, Oscar Griffith 2, James Tainton 1, Ned Wilson 1, Liam Madden 1, Patrick McAusland 1, Louis Crosser 1, Liam Gardiner 1
Best – Liam Gardiner, Ned Wilson, Finley Mulligan, Oliver Isaac, Mitchell Cooper, Augie Gibson
- 7/8C Defeated Shore 11.7.73 to 2.9.21
Goals – Vinny Kapos 5, Felix Andersen-Allen 3, Remy Kernot 1, Callum Knight 1, Cadel Walters 1
Best – Harvey Kraegen, Vinny Kapos, Mateo Benito Withers, Daniel Duffin, Max Davis, Felix Andersen-Allen