FROM THE DIRECTOR OF CO-CURRICULAR, STEVE O’DONNELL
Another successful round of co-curricular activities last weekend against Cranbrook. Highlights included the 23-0 victory by 1sts water polo, a huge win by 1st V basketball last Friday night, some great performances on Saturday night at the Christian Brothers Swimming Carnival, the high level of training of our weights and fitness group at Wanda sand hills and some great performances in touch football. I had the pleasure at being at the basketball at Cranbrook on Friday night and seeing some great performances by our 1sts and 2nds. Alex Higgin-Titsha and Ryan Abbott were both outstanding in a some great team performances.
Humility in victory
It is always great to see a big turn out from Waverley supporters but I would encourage our students to consider more humility, especially when winning convincingly. This humble approach was certainly demonstrated by our swimmers on Saturday night at North Sydney where Waverley was successful in winning the Junior, Senior and Aggregate Shields.
Stuart Swinburn, Erwan Le Pechoux and Will Davison (who drove all the way back from Swansea in Newcastle after winning Championship Lifesaver event at the State Titles) were stand outs. I also want to congratulate Peter Cassimatis on recently qualifying for the National Titles in breaststroke. And finally a heartfelt thank you to all of the parents for their great support.
At the conclusion of the House Swimming Carnival this week we also have a large contingent of students from a range of Surf Clubs attending the State Nipper titles at Swansea. I want to wish all of these students the very best for these demanding three days of competition. I also want to wish Erwan and Stuart all the best with their Commonwealth Games Trials this week.
Winter Sports Trials
Next week is our last round of Summer Sport for Term 1. On Saturday March 10 we also have presentation events for water polo (3pm), basketball (6pm) and cricket (6.30pm) all at the College.
On Monday 12 March we immediately go into winter sport trials. The training schedule can be found on the College website. On 17 March we have internal trials for most winter activities as well. This Monday we have our winter activities check and all information will be given to students then.
Farewell and thank you
I want to thank Rebecca Curran, Development Manager, for her valuable assistance and work with the Co-curricular Directorate of the College and wish her well in her future endeavours.
Good luck to all teams this weekend and ‘Go the Waves!’