This coming Saturday Waverley is hosting the first full round of CAS winter activities at the College and Queens Park. It is essential that all members of the College community are following the CAS Codes of Conduct as players, spectators and parents at all times.
It is also essential that people are:
- Still following the COVID-19 protocols for all venues that include QR Coding and social distancing
- Not attending if showing any flu-like symptoms
- Not attending if been in Melbourne in last 7 days
Some of the other expectations we will be strongly enforcing this weekend include:
- All students in full Waverley playing kit or winter uniform at all times
- Students must leave immediately at the end of their fixture unless they are reserving for the next match
- Change rooms will be in operation for 1sts and 2nds ONLY
- Utmost respect for officials, the opposition and staff
- All school sporting venues, including Queens Park, are alcohol free and we will have security guards and the NSW Police on standby to strictly enforce this
- Any abusive spectators will be immediately asked to leave. Please remember that this is just schoolboy sport.
- All students are required to be at their fixtures at a minimum of 30 minutes prior to the start
- All students must bring their own water bottles and not share these
- For those playing away at Knox, there will also be strict expectations and Knox will also be enforcing a ‘no dog policy’ at the school.
I also want to congratulate some recent individuals who have continued to represent the College and perform at a very high level.
NSW Brazilian Ju Jitsu
Max Yuen recently won a bronze medal at the NSW Brazilian Ju Jitsu competition and has now qualified for the next stage.
We also have a number of students representing CAS in Football and congratulations to the following students: Andrew Di Blasio, Emilio Vinci, Duke Bushby, Ben Leet, James Bulkeley and Kai Puntigam.
These students have demonstrated great levels of commitment and have shown that it is certainly possible to effectively balance their school football commitments with club commitments, enabling them to be selected in school representative football pathways to a NSW Schools and potentially national level.
U15 NSW All Schools AFL
I also want to congratulate Vasili Vertsonis who was selected this week for the U15 NSW All Schools AFL team.
Next week we will be having our winter 1sts Football teams representing the College in our Indigenous Jerseys as part of Reconciliation Week. We will have special guests Michael O’Loughlin and jersey designer Billy Reynolds as part of the assembly and at Queens Park as part of the ceremonies.
CIS Independent Cup Semi-Finals
Well done to the 1st XI who defeated Christian College Newcastle this week on penalties to qualify for the CIS Independent Cup semi-finals – this is a wonderful achievement and Waverley has not progressed this far in this prestigious tournament for many years.
Good luck to all teams and activities this weekend.
USA College Sports Scholarship Event – Free Ticket!
Are you an athlete who is performing well in athletics and sports?
Waverley College students interested in gaining scholarships to study and play sports in America after secondary school (NCAA and NAIA Division I, II, III) may be interested in attending the ‘United States Future College Athlete Summit.’ This event is hosted by Tessa Berger (Director of Crimson Athletics) and will be held at the University of Sydney (Camperdown campus) in the Cullen Room, Holme Building on Wednesday 2 June at 6pm.
The good news is that Waverley students can access this exciting opportunity with a FREE ticket! Limited tickets are available so get in quick!
Mr Steve O’Donnell
Director of Co-curricular