From the Convenor of Rugby, John McCoy
I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you all back to Term 2. We have an exciting term of rugby ahead with some challenging fixtures. I am pleased to announce that our 1st XV will be playing against The Kings School at Bankwest Stadium on the 25th May, 2019. This will be the curtain raiser to the NSW Waratahs Vs Jaguars match. A terrific opportunity for all the boys! More details on this to come!
Thank You! Supporters Club
On the weekend, the Waverley Rugby Supporters Club sent out a call for help to assist on the BBQ and Canteen. I am very pleased to say that we had a number of members of the community volunteer to assist. We sincerely thank all those fantastic parents and friends who helped throughout the day – our guests from St Gregory’s and Shore were appreciative for the hospitality provided. If you did enjoy assisting and being involved, the Supporters Club is always looking for help. The roster is located on the Team App – we would love your ongoing support particularly for the next home game against St Josephs.
Sanix World Youth Rugby Tournament
This week we welcomed back those students and coaches who represented Waverley College and Australia at the Sanix World Youth Rugby Tournament. Waverley College finished in 4th placing (in the World!) Congratulations to all the students and coaching staff who did a wonderful job in representing both Waverley College and Australia. The Waverley College Community is very proud of you all ‚ knowing that you all put in plenty of energy and effort into all the matches played.
For those who are not aware, Waverley College Rugby has a Team App. This contains information including weekly draws, playing venues, team lists (updated weekly), gallery, news articles and live scores. You can access the Team App at https://www.teamapp.com where you can simply search for Waverley College Rugby‚Äù and request access. You are also able to download the Team App to your iPhone/iPad/Smartphone device by going to the App Store and again search for “Team App” (created by Team Mates). Once downloaded to your device you can then search for Waverley College Rugby and request access.
Correction – Rugby Team Guide
I would just like to make a correction to the Rugby Team Guide. In the Season Draw, some of the dates, fixtures and venues were incorrect. I can confirm that Waverley will be playing the following schools on the dates listed below:
Saturday, May 11th – Waverley Vs St Augustine’s College (All teams playing – AWAY (aside from 5ths & 15Ds)
Saturday, May 18th – Waverley Vs St Joseph’s College (13s, 16s, Opens – HOME; 14s & 15s – AWAY)
Saturday, May 25th – Waverley Vs The Kings School (13s, 16s, Opens – HOME; 14s & 15s – AWAY (1st XV at Bankwest Stadium))
Saturday June 1st – Waverley Vs St Ignatius College (13s, 16s, Opens – AWAY; 14s & 15s – HOME)
We have had some members of the community express some concerns around the safety of students walking to Queens Park each afternoon. A reminder that students are to cross the roads at the traffic lights. As role models in the community, this sets a bad example for younger students at local primary schools.
Furthermore, poor behaviour will not be tolerated at training. To put it simply, it is unsafe. Any students found to be acting inappropriately during training sessions, will be removed from the training sessions to avoid the risk of injuries occurring. We encourage all students to enjoy their rugby and have fun, but ensure they are following the coaches expectations.
Already, lost property is starting to pop up at the conclusion of training. Lost property will be taken up to the Waverley College Wellbeing Centre. I highly recommend all players label their entire kit with their name and a contact number, so any found items can be returned to the owners.
Good luck to all players this weekend against St Augustine’s!
WAVERLEY TO WIN!