AFL Opens Report
by Coach, Matt Porter
Waverley College vs St Ignatius’ Riverview 2nds
Final Score: Waverley 10-3-63; Riverview 4-13-37
This week the First XVIII came up against St Ignatius’ College Riverview 2nds.
Waverley were able to come out firing from the first bounce and quickly got on the scoreboard early. Waverley’s pressure and persistence proved too much for Riverview, as they were able to put on a few points but not enough to overcome the strong Waverley side. Overall, Waverley worked hard for every possession and played a very skilful and strong game, which in the end got them the win they deserved.
Goal Kickers: M De Vecchi 2, L Reiners 2, T Sharpe 2, B Oleksyn 1, O Hackers 1, T Tyson 1, H Whittaker 1
by Coach by Emmett Pugh
As the Waverley players came together, the results speak for themselves. Defeating Cranbrook in convincing fashion has sparked a passion and desire to win in the young Waverley team. Best on ground goes to M. Parsons with 8 goals after returning back from injury. W. Mazor was captain and did an excellent job in leading the boys throughout the game. Zach Murphy was electric around the ground and provided a good delivery into the forward line. Overall the boys are starting to come together as a unit and are looking forward to next week’s challenge.
Best on ground: Parsons (8 goals), W Mazor and Z Murphy
by Coach Fred Pawle
The 7/8 gold team faced rivals Cranbrook this week at Pioneer Park. After a disappointing performance last week, Waverley wanted to prove their worth in the competition by showing up a strong Cranbrook side. The first quarter was evenly matched, with Cranbrook getting off to a quick start and Waverley following up with a spectacular end to the quarter. Cranbrook started to push ahead in the second quarter as their star players stood out, going into the second half the Waverley boys were down by three goals. The second half was much the same as Cranbrook put together streaks of unanswered goals.
However, great efforts from Louis Kitto, Jude Law, Tobias Malzard, Marlin Bowring and Jack Harris reflected the whole teams desire to not give up until the final siren.
Final score: 31-86.
by Coach Blair Ryan
As the third round of CAS got underway the 7/8s Gold AFL boys started their Saturday morning with a game out at ELS Hall. The boys came exploding out of the gates leading 40-0 after one quarter. As seen by the scoreboard our defence was excellent with our backs and midfielders doing a great job of snuffing out any raid into our forward 50. At halftime Barker were still scoreless whilst we had increased our lead to 51-0.
Whilst the second half was not as impressive as the first I cannot fault the boy’s effort and tenacity as they played a man down due to the injury of Peter Reeves. To hold a footy team to only 9 points in four quarter of footy is an outstanding effort.
Final score: 58-9.
Best on Ground: Sam Connolly, Jared Christian Garwood and Darcy Ferguson.