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From the Director of Co-curricular, Mr Steve O’Donnell

CAS Track and Field Championships
CAS Track and Field Championships
Congratulations to the mighty U13 4 x 100m relay team who broke a College record that has stood since 2007

Congratulations to the mighty U13 4 x 100m relay team who broke a College record that has stood since 2007

>>> Click here to view the fixtures.

CAS Track & Field 

Last Thursday saw the first CAS Track & Field Championships since 2019. Waverley College had an impressive day and evening, and were very well supported by Years 7 and 12 in tough, rainy conditions.

There were some impressive performances from many individuals and relays. Some of the standouts were the U13 4 x 100m relay who also broke a College record that has stood since 2007; Oliver Stynes hurdles, Payton Turau in throws, Asher Thomasyu in middle distance, as well as the way our Track & Field captains led the squad.

Well done to Mr Jeremy Roff and Mr Matt Mountfort for the fantastic way they have created such a positive culture in this squad, and we encourage as many students as possible to keep training, as well join this squad for 2023. Thank you also to all of the coaches and staff who have been involved in the squad, as well as supported us at the Championships.

If we can continue to improve, and move up even just one place in a number of events, there is no reason why we cannot win the championships in the next couple of years. The Track & Field season is only five weeks and is not a huge demand.

The final placings on the evening were as follows:

  • Trinity Grammar: 708.5
  • Knox Grammar: 633
  • Waverley College: 606.5
  • Cranbrook School: 531
  • St Aloysius’ College 526.5
  • Barker College: 499.5

Congratulations to all of the award winners, and especially to Dane Towns who was awarded the Morris Curotta Cup for most outstanding athlete.

>>> Click here to view the full list of award winners.

Summer Trials

Well done and thank you to all of those students who attended the internal summer sports trials last Saturday. Any student who was an unexplained absence, has currently been selected in the lower grades.

*Can I please also remind all parents, carers and students, that an application for leave that is not illness related, is not conducted through the parent portal, but via an email directly to myself or a Head of House. This is the correct and expected procedure.

University of Wollongong and Tottenham Hotspur ‘Elite Development Program.’

In the upcoming holidays, the University of Wollongong and Tottenham Hotspur are offering another ‘Elite Development Program.’ The program is open to Senior School students in Years 9, 10, 11 and 12, who are looking for an intensive football training program, which covers more than just the on-field components of the game.

Mr Robert Gold has been working closely with Waverley College this year to establish a strong relationship, and it was great to see Year 10 student James Medland be a part of this program recently.

>>> Click here for further information on the program which runs from October 4-7, and to view James’ testimonial.

Mr Robert Gold can also be emailed for further information: robert.gold@tottenhamhotspur.com

Coach Education Session

On 13 October, we will be hosting a Coach Education session at the University of Wollongong which will run through: the Global Football Program, Tottenham Hotspur Philosophy, Football within the region, as well as other football-specific components.

During this Coach Ed, we will be delivering an On-Field Session as well as a short presentation. We will also have time for a Q&A and catch up afterwards.

If you are interested, please complete the short registration form below:

>>> Click here to view and complete the registration form.

Finally, I want to wish all of the 2022 Year 12 students best wishes for the HSC and next steps beyond school. Thank you also to all of the parents, carers and families of these students for all of your support during their high school journey.

 

Mr Steve O’Donnell

Director of Co-curricular

E: sodonnell@waverley.nsw.edu.au