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Co-curricular Activities

Director of Co-curricular, Mr Stephen O'Donnell

Director of Co-curricular, Mr Stephen O'Donnell

Read more: exercises on Waverley App, Years 5-11 Cricket, athletics training program, weekly yoga, stretch and release, hip and knee rehab classes, Brenton Barker swims English Channel.

Waverley App Contains Exercises to Maintain and Improve Fitness

During extended lockdown, with many students and families struggling, it is vitally important we continue to maintain our wellbeing through physical activities, good diet and effective sleeping patterns.

Whilst the delay to the start of Term 4 will have an impact on normal co-curricular activities, the College will continue to provide opportunities for all community members to participate in a range of activities, as well as recommended exercises to maintain and improve fitness and skills. Many of these activities are posted on the Waverley App.

Years 5-11 Cricket – Sydney Sixers Training App

This week, all students who participate in Cricket in Years 5-11 were emailed a log in to the Sydney Sixers Training App which the College has purchased on their behalf. These drills and performance platforms cater to Cricketers of all levels, and have weekly recommendations from professional cricketers and coaches that can be done at home, as well as when we return to training and matches.

If any Waverley College Cricketer has yet to log in to this, please check your email. If there are any concerns or issues please email Mr Sean Picone at spicone@waverley.nsw.edu.au

Athletics Training Program

Find it on Daily Notices and Waverley App

Mr Jeremy Roff and our Track and Field coaches have also updated their Athletics training program and this has been posted in the Daily Notices and on the Waverley App. Mr Roff is also currently working on some specific recommended general exercises and these will be published shortly.

Weekly Classes x 3

Mr Mark Mitchell and his team from Advanz Therapies will continue to publish their three weekly classes, and these can be viewed at any time after the live sessions. This week’s classes are listed below and for any student or parent who has had knee or hip injuries in the past, the Wednesday session is highly recommended:

  • Monday 2:30pm – Mr Mark Labib hosts Stretch and Release.

>>> Click here to view the Stretch and Release class.

  • Wednesday 2:30pm – Mr Mark Mitchell hosts Hip and Knee Rehab Program.

>>> Click here to view the Hip and Knee Rehab Program.

  • Friday 2:30pm – Mr Caelum Trott hosts Yoga Flow.

>>> Click here to view Yoga Flow.

Old Boy Brenton Barker Swims the English Channel

I also want to highlight and congratulate College Old Boy Mr Brenton Barker who graduated from Waverley in the early 2000s. At the start of August, Brenton swam the English Channel to raise funds for seven-year-old Archer Pittorino who is suffering from Leukemia.

Brenton completed the 34km swim on 1 August in near freezing conditions. Brenton did attempt this swim in 2010 but was unsuccessful due to some significant tidal and weather events. The perseverance and ability to complete this historic swim for such a worthy cause is certainly a wonderful story.

Brenton raised over $50,000 and you can still contribute to the Go Fund Me page as part of his feat.

>>> Click here if you would like to contribute to Brenton’s Go Fund Me page.

Hopefully Brenton’s amazing performance provides inspiration for all of our students and families to persevere through challenging times.

Thank you also to Mr Michael Renford for providing the updates and information, as Waverley College Old Boys have a long history of completing the swim including Michael himself, and Ned Weiland who also became the youngest ever to complete the Channel swim in 2017.

Waverley College Old Boy Brenton Barker

Waverley College Old Boy Brenton Barker

Mr Steve O’Donnell

Director of Co-curricular

E: sodonnell@waverley.nsw.edu.au