From the Convenor of Football, Stephen Wilmot
CAS Round 10
On Saturday 5 August, Waverley Football played their last games for the season against Knox Grammar. It was great to see how the teams had come together throughout the season to become more than just a team, which in turn let the Waverley spirit prevail. I would like to congratulate all teams on the work they have put in this season and the great sportsmanship shown by the players.
The 1st XI played a very intense premiership game at Queens Park against Knox with both teams putting everything they have into the game. Coming out of half time with the points still at 0-0 both teams were trying to get a goal to put them in front. With a great cross from Jack Hardwicke-Owen, Mitch Knight scored the only goal of the game with a great header. The 1st managed to keep the 1-0 lead for the game and came out as winners of the game and the premiership.
The 1st XI have had a great season, finishing as joint premiers with St Aloysius’ College. The 1st XI have represented the College with pride and integrity and have set a high standard of football for younger players who are coming up the ranks. I thank the players of the 1st XI and their families for their commitment and contribution to the Waverley football program. The Year 12 students who have competed for the final time in the gold and blue stripe have been great role models to all Waverley players and I wish them the best in their future football endeavours.
I would also like to congratulate the Prep 1st, Prep 2nd and Prep 3rd teams from the Junior School on a great season. Mr Banboukjian took all three teams through the season undefeated. Congratulations to the players and Mr B for the great result.
Football Presentation Night
The Football presentation night was a great success with teams from the junior school and the senior school attending to celebrate the achievements of the 2017 winter season. The night was held to acknowledge the efforts of coaches, parents and players alike in their commitment to each and every training session and game. Players from each team were presented with a Coach’s Award and a Best and Fairest Award. We also presented the 1st XI with the Nick Rizzo Cup for best team of the season and the Thomas Grimson Cup. They were very deserving of these awards after their very successful season.
Football Award Winners
Contribution to Football – Julian Imvriotis
Captain’s Award – Mitchell Knight
|Best and Fairest
|Mitchell Knight & Zachary Conacher-Smith
|Patrick Osipovich & Fred Watkins
|Josh Lemura & Anthony Roydhouse
|Cameron Biazar & Kian Biazar
Thanks to the Waverley Football community for a great season.