From Convenor of Football, Stephen Wilmot
Football Round 4 had Waverley take on Barker College at Queen’s Park. With most teams cancelled on the weekend due to a storm, The 1st XI took the field at QP2 under the sun. The 1st XI had 3 great goals slotted in the back of the net by Dom Abruzzese and Zac Conacher-Smith. The final score for the game was 3-0 with the Waves holding Trinity off from scoring during the game. The Year 9 and Year 8 teams also played on the synthetic at Trinity, unfortunately for the 8As and 9As the home ground for Trinity played against them with both teams losing in Round 4.
Rd 5 v Knox
This weekend Waverley will take on Knox at Curagul or Samuel King Fields. Please ensure plenty of travel time is organised and that full Waverley football uniform is worn. Referees are also starting to enforce new laws of the game, which include: “Undershirts must be the same colour as the main colour of the shirt sleeve; undershorts/tights must be the same colour as the main colour of the shorts or the lowest part of the shorts and socks – tape or any material applied or worn externally must be the same colour as that part of the sock it is applied to or covers”. Some players have had to remove skins or shin pad straps due to these new laws.
Over the past week, the Under 16s and Opens CAS Squad was named for games against other associations. Waverley had many players picked in the Opens. These included Zac Conacher-Smith, Mitchell Knight, Liam Preston and Jack Hardwicke-Owen. The under 16s also had 2 Waverley players with Luke Fuller and Lachlan Forrest selected. The 16s and 1st CAS team both went through winning the competition. Congratulations to all the boys selected and their tremendous achievements at the day.
Waves to win!
By Julian Imvriotis
The second home game of the season was underway as Waverley’s 1st took on Trinity in a big battle in the CAS torment. Due to the weather all other fixtures were called off but this didn’t stop the great support that came down to watch the game which was great and is highly appreciated. Coming to support is encouraged as it gave the players a good atmosphere for a tough challenge.
The first half kicked off and Waverley came out with a new line up following last weeks game against Barker. Waverley took control of the first half giving Trinity no opportunity on goal. Waverley had multiple attacks on goal and were pushing for the first goal. For the first 20mins the game was a bit unsettled, as the pitch condition was slippery due to the rain. Waverley finally took charge of the game by pressing forward on Trinities back line and Dom netting the first goal of the game.
The same intensity continued into the game and the encouragement from the atmosphere and the goal led Waverley to score again by Dom. The battle to the half time whistle continued as a game of tough challenges and sliding. The second half kicked off and Waverley determination to win clearly showed as another goal was scored by Zac to make it 3-0. The rest of the half became more calm as Waverley knock the ball around with ease until the final whistle.
Waverley’s 1st look forward to see more support down as it was a great crowd.