Waverley Rugby Report
A strong start to CAS for the Waves!
The CAS competition commenced last weekend and, as expected, the contest in each match against Knox was challenging. Across the day, Waverley managed to secure 11 wins and one draw from the 20 matches played. In those matches in which our students came home in second place, there was certainly not many points separating the teams. Congratulations to all players and coaches on a great start to the CAS season.
One particular aspect which made this Convenor happy was watching the community gather around QP1 in the afternoon. While it is always nice to have success on the playing fields, seeing our students supporting their mates, observing parents catching up behind the BBQ and Canteen, and recognising Old Boys celebrating reunions, all served as a reminder of what this beautiful game of rugby is all about! We are truly blessed in our Waverley College Community where we can gather together to check in with each other, celebrate the outstanding wins or heartbreaking losses, and enjoy one another’s company over this simple game of rugby. In the words of Bruce McAvaney, it is “Special!”
Rugby Vs Cranbrook – CAS Competition Round 2
This weekend the CAS Competition continues with the local derby between Waverley College and Cranbrook. Cranbrook played against Barker College last weekend and from all reports were very competitive in all grades, including the 1st XV where they just went down.
Our 14s and 15s travel up the road to the playing fields around Cranbrook, with the school currently progressing through a significant renovation. Our 13s, 16s and Opens will enjoy another match at Queens Park. We certainly encourage supporters to come along to QP for what should be a terrific day of rugby.
Queens Park BBQ & Canteen – Another Big Weekend!
The Rugby Supporters Club again welcomes any support on the BBQ and Canteen duties this weekend. This will be the final game of rugby at Queens Park for some time as we move into the holiday period. The BBQ and Canteen will be open from 7am and will conclude at around 2pm. Any assistance during these times (even for an hour!) would be appreciated.
Upcoming Training Schedule
Please note this this weekend marks the final game of rugby for Term 2. Following this weekend, we move into the Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend (no school rugby) and then into the school holidays.
We will continue to hold training sessions next week (7 to 10 June) at Queens Park for all teams (13s, 14s and 15s – Monday and Wednesday/16s and Opens – Tuesday/Thursday). We will not be holding any training sessions in the final week of Term 2 (following the Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend).
We are currently in the process of finalising a holiday training program for the upcoming break. As a note, all A teams (13As through to 1st XV) will be playing against St Augustine’s at Queens Park on Saturday 10 July which is the final Saturday of the school holidays. This will be an important match to prepare teams for CAS Round 3 against Barker College on Saturday 17 July. More details to come.
I would like to wish all teams the best for this weekend against Cranbrook!
Waverley to Win!
Mr John McCoy
Convenor of Rugby