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From the Director of Co-Curricular, Steve O’Donnell

The Rollercoaster of School Sport

The last two weeks have seen some continued outstanding performances as well as some tough losses for many teams but this is also the rollercoaster of school sport. Some of the impressive performances included, the 1st XI Cricket securing an unlikely victory against Barker with Maxim Brooks taking 6/11 off 12 overs and also scoring 77 runs with the bat. Unfortunately, they came up against a tough Knox side last Saturday and will be chasing a big total this week.

Our 1sts Basketball also secured a great victory against Barker away but suffered a big loss against Knox. However, all of these players will use the loss as motivation and continue to develop their resilience which is more important than winning and losing. The spirit in which these top teams play is always positive and the coaches and parents ride these highs and lows and are also such an integral part of the program.

Our Swim Squad tied with Riverview in 1st place at the St Aloysius invitational as well as putting in a great performance last Friday at the CAS South Harbour invitational at Trinity.

Congratulation to Tobias Malzard who rescently competed in a regional Taekwondo competition and was successful in winning his match, gaining a first-place gold medal. Toby will also sit his final grading in December and if successful will be presented with his senior black belt, which has required many years of training and dedication.

I also want to welcome back Kristof Frankowski, our Judo instructor, who has recently been laid up in hospital but is now back working with this sport. I also want to welcome back Mr Jeremy Roff and congratulate him on his recent nuptials and honeymoon.

We also farewelled one of our exchange students from South Africa’s Kearsney College, Luc Nazar. Luc and his family wanted to thank the Waverley College community for their welcome, generosity, as well as wish everyone the very best for the holiday break. The other two students, Joshua Groom and Tyga Pollock are with us until the end of the year but are certainly enjoying their time in Sydney and at Waverley. I also want to make special mention of the families hosting them – the Zlattner, Shearer and Scott families have been instrumental in providing such a positive time for these students.

If there are any current Year 9 students interested in travelling to Kearsney in 2020 or any other potential student exchange destination then I would ask them to contact me. I have also been informed from Will Frazer’s family that he is having a wonderful time in the USA on his student exchange and we are also looking forward to welcoming him back next year.

Most teams have only two weeks of activities left and I want to encourage all of them to finish strong. Our 2 day Cricketers and Water Polo teams have an extra week of sport. We will also be providing ongoing track and field training for any student in the holidays and a program will be published soon.

Good luck to all teams this week and ‘Go the Waves!’