From First XI player, Julian Imvriotis
CIS Cup Round 1 V Covenant Christian College
On 21 March Waverley’s 1st XI squad made their way to the Moore Park synthetic field to take on Covenant in the first round of the Independent Cup.
The squad of 17 boys carried out a serious warm up preparing for a hard game ahead. The warm up and preparation prepared the squad for the battle ahead. After a detailed pre match talk by 1st XI coach, Patrick Darvill, the boys strolled out onto the pitch with a serious intent to win. In the first half Waverley had the more dominance of possession and shots on goal. By the 15 minute mark, Covenant gained their confidence and started to move the ball around. This confidence was short lived as youngster Carter Killigrew took the Covenant keeper by surprise by belting a left footed volley into the back of the net.
Waverley continued to dominate possession and shortly after Jack Hardwick Owen sealed the second goal with a nice inside footed shot along the flaw. This pushed Waverley into a 2-0 lead over Covenant. Shortly before half time, Covenant were on the attack and had some dangerous attacks but these were stopped by super keeper Phillip Achellios. Nearing the end of the first half, Zac Conacher-Smith made it 3-0. The half-time whistle blew and the boys came off with a good first half.
The second half started and Waverley pressed forwarded pushing the mistakes and testing the fatigue of Covenant. As the game grew more physical, the difference between the two sides was clear. A brilliant ball played through by Liam Preston to Julian Imvriotis after defeating a defender and delivering an amazing ball, yet again Zac Conacher-Smith put another one in with his right foot in spectacular fashion taking Waverley to a 4-0. After a few changes of players, Waverley continued to dominate the game with youngster Daniel Abruzzese netting two goals taking Waverley to a 6-0.
After a long and intense match the final whistle blew and Waverley are through onto the next round.
From the Convenor of Football, Stephen Wilmot
The last few weeks have seen the Football trials take place as students are put through skill and trial matches to help with team selections. I would like to thank the coaches for their organisation of teams and getting the season off to a great start. As team selections are finalised.
I would like to remind parents and players that players are able to change teams throughout the season, especially during our trial game against Riverview and due to the number of cancellations during the trial period due to weather.
The inaugural CAS Blitz competition for all A’s groups are on this weekend at various CAS Schools. Can I please ask that all players involved arrive 45 minutes in advance and are wearing their correct playing gear. This includes the Waverley Jersey, shorts and socks. A reminder for locations are below:
- Year 7As at Trinity on field 2
- Year 8As are at Knox playing at Curagul
- Year 9As are at Barker on the Rosewood fields
- Year 10As are at Waverley on QP8/9 and
- Opens 1st XI are at Cranbrook on Dangar fields.
Addresses for these fields can be found on the Senior and Junior Sport Fixtures page.
Attendance and Uniform
A reminder that training and games are compulsory for all students. Players on Saturday are required to wear their yellow playing jersey with Waverley shorts and socks, and be wearing shin pads and football boots. If it is cold they can wear their Waverley jacket to the game.
Non–Waverley uniform at games is not acceptable. If players require any of the uniform it is available to purchase from the uniform shop.