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Fixtures, Training Schedules and Maps

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House Swimming Carnival and Upcoming Winter Season

Well done to all activities on some excellent results last weekend. In particular I want to congratulate the 1sts Water Polo on their 13-2 victory over Riverview, the 1st XI Cricket on their resounding win against Knox, as well as the 8A Cricket on defeating Knox on the last ball of the day. Our 1sts Basketball came from 25 points down to take the match into overtime and were desperately unlucky to lose by two points, however our 2nds, 10As, 9As, 8As and 7As Basketball all recorded wins along with a number of other teams.

Well done to Aarush Soni, Jonathon McDonald and Hunter Eldridge in their selections in the CAS Cricket squad.

We have a number of students away at various activities this weekend including State Oztag, Branch Nippers and MetSEA Swimming. Our swim squad are also at the annual Christian Brothers Swimming Carnival on Saturday night and we wish all of these students well in their various endeavours.

Next week we are holding our House Swimming Carnival at Waverley College over two days. On Thursday, 29 February 2024, Years 7-9 will have their events during Periods 3-6 and will be in class for the first two periods of the day. These students will be able to wear PE attire for the whole day and obviously need their swimming attire.

We will publish the events schedule at the start of next week. Years 10-12 will have their events on Friday, 1 March 2024, following the same format of being in class Periods 1-2 and then undertaking the swimming events after recess.

CAS Swimming and Diving Championships

Our last round of summer sport is on Saturday, 9 March 2024 and the following weekend is a sport-free weekend for Senior School students. We do, however, have the CAS Swimming and Diving Championships on Thursday, 14 March which is also a compulsory supporters’ duty for Years 8 and 11. Many of our Winter season activities and trials will commence on Monday, 18 March 2024 with internal trials on Saturday, 23 March 2024 and Saturday, 6 April 2024 for all team-based sports.

Presentation Evenings

We do also have some presentation evenings coming up for Basketball, Cricket, Swimming and Water Polo and these details sent out on the Waverley app.

We will also be running some of the Winter Supporters’ groups meetings over the next couple of weeks and invite any parent/carer from Years 5-12 to join us for these events.

Good luck to all teams and activities this weekend.

 

Mr Steve O’Donnell

Director of Co-curricular

sodonnell@waverley.nsw.edu.au

 


Luna New Year Dragon Boat Regatta Delivers Medal-Winning Performances

Waverley students combined with St Clare’s College to form our inaugural Dragon Boating team. A joint venture with Easts Dragon Boating Club—led by Head Coach Katy McDonald—the program involved a series of Thursday and Sunday morning Rose Bay training sessions.

Dragon Boat Racing

At the prestigious Luna New Year Dragon Boating Regatta at Darling Harbour last Saturday, we fielded two crews in the Mixed Division, one Women’s crew and one Opens crew. Students paddled in two heats and a final race in each division. The 200m fast furious races are both taxing on the body and mind. Paddlers must be disciplined and determined to execute each stroke with precision and strength.

Dragon Boat Racing

Our students responded positively to coach feedback, improving technique and teamwork each race, culminating in medal-winning final performances—a silver in Opens and Bronze in Mixed divisions.

We are very proud of the students for their efforts on the water and the responsible and courteous way they conducted themselves in training and in competition. On behalf of the team, I thank the Easts club for their outstanding coaching and team management to bring out the best in students.

Dragon Boat Racing

2024 Dragon Boat Racing

 

Mr David Parnell

Dragon Boat Coach

dparnell@waverley.nsw.edu.au

 


Captains of Basketball Report

1st V

On Saturday, the 1st V faced off against second-placed Knox Grammar School in what was expected to be an extremely tough game. Unfortunately, the Waverley boys came up short despite the game going into overtime, falling 81-79 in an extremely close and hard-fought game.

The game started with an early surge from the Waverley boys taking an 8-0 lead early, forcing Knox to call a timeout. After Knox had a scoreless first half of the quarter, they picked up their intensity and started hitting a few threes evening out the score. After a highly contested first half, Knox went up by 25 points in the 3rd quarter. Things were looking bleak for the 1sts although efforts from Flynn Busteed started Waverley’s come comeback. In the 4th quarter, Waverley had fought back with Angus Peshos’ two free throws, sending it to overtime with 0.2 seconds on the clock.

In overtime, Waverley was unable to win the game, losing the game by two points in a very strong outing, but unfortunately pulled up short.

Waverley’s record now is 2-5, with St Aloysius’ coming up this Friday night in what will be another exciting game.

2nd V

The game against Knox was a crucial one for the 2nds, who still have hopes of winning the CAS premiership. Fortunately, they were able to pull away with the win 55-50 after a tremendous effort from the 2nds players.

Knox started well and got to an early 10-point lead, although the scoring of Rory Donnellan was able to slow their momentum and kickstart Waverley’s comeback. In the second quarter, the 2nds evened out the score and from then on it was a dog fight until the fourth quarter. In the fourth quarter, the likes of Giles Strachan and Renato Rovacchi were able to give Waverley a slim lead. Knox kept fighting until the end, although the Waverley boys’ composure on defence was able to give them the win by five points.

The 2nds record now improves to 5-2 and their hopes of winning the CAS are still alive. They aim to continue their winning ways this week against St Aloysius.’

10As

On Saturday the 10As were able to take a comfortable lead through the game against Knox due to their hustle on the defensive end that led to easy transition points. The likes of Nico Palacio, Petros Kalpouzanis and Jonte Garvey helped them pull away with a convincing win. They kept this pressure up the whole game and were able to win 64-17 and this continues their undefeated season.

9As

The 9As had a strong win over Knox in a competitive game that Waverley won due to their ability to play with pace and execute hard, solid defence. This helped them hold a lead throughout the entire game. Malachai Rangan and Oli Lau were big factors in helping them win 41-23.

9A Basketball V Knox

9A Basketball V Knox

9A Basketball V Knox

8As

The 8As had an intense game with both teams playing hard and physical defence. Led by Lucas Barber and Lachie Bayly, Waverley was able to keep up this pressure and was rewarded with a hard-fought 39-36 win. 

7As

The 7As had a fiercely competitive game against Knox. It was a back-and-forth affair that came down to one possession, with Waverley taking home the win 34-32 against a talented Knox team.

Sergej Jakovljevic
(Captain of 1st V)

 

Mr Anthony Gibbs

Convenor of Basketball

agibbs@waverley.nsw.edu.au

 


Cricket Report R7 V Knox Grammar

Last weekend, Waverley College once again faced off against tough opponents, Knox Grammar, on their home ground. Knox, after winning the toss, opted to bat on a favourable wicket for batting. Joe Packington delivered an impressive opening spell of pace bowling, claiming figures of 2/25 off 8 overs, showcasing his ability to challenge top batsmen when hitting the right areas.

The entire Waverley bowling unit maintained immense pressure on the Knox batsmen, leading to their collapse and a restricted total of 9/152 from 50 overs. In response, Waverley’s Aarush Soni and Johno McDonald built a crucial 85-run partnership, securing the team’s second victory of the season, with a display of patient yet aggressive batting, a focus for the remaining games.

1st XI

Meanwhile, the 8As journeyed to Gillespie Playing Fields to face their opponents. Despite losing the toss and being asked to bowl first, the team focused on maintaining line and length with the small boundaries. Knox’s number three batsman dominated, scoring 113 runs off 58 balls, helping his team reach 179 runs in 30 overs. However, Waverley’s Henry Walker (79) and Louis Croser (54) provided a strong start in response. Despite facing a challenging situation after losing three wickets, Cameron Spies and Liam Chalmers displayed resilience, timing their run perfectly to secure victory for the 8As with a boundary off the final ball of the innings.

1st XI v Knox

1st XI v Knox

In other news, congratulations are in order for the 1st XI for winning the CAS South Harbour T20 competition. Although they progressed to the final against Barker at Queens Park, defending 93 runs proved too difficult, as Barker chased down the total with three overs to spare. The team appreciates the support from all the fans and fellow cricketers who cheered them on during the match.

Batting Club Sessions

I would like to once again encourage all players to attend the batting club sessions starting at 7am on your allocated day. It’s a great opportunity to work on your craft irrespective of where you bat in your team.

 

Mr Greg Elliott

Convenor of Cricket

gelliott@waverley.nsw.edu.au

The Cricket Supporters’ Club invites all players from Years 5- 12, coaches and families to celebrate another season of great cricket. The evening includes a BBQ dinner; awards with Trivia Game hosted by our First IX; a fun hit in the nets; and lots of exciting prizes to win.

Tickets: Tickets are $15 per person (including players) and include BBQ dinner, soft drink and lucky door prize.

Tickets must be purchased before the event – BOOK HERE.

Also buy tickets for a chance to win some fantastic prizes in the raffle – 1 for $5, 3 for $10 or 5 for $25. All money raised goes towards supporting cricket at Waverley College, including extra coaching, gear, and equipment.

When: Wednesday, 13 March 2024, 6pm-8:30pm

Where: Braidwood and PAC

Click HERE to view the flyer.

The Waverley College Rugby Supporters’ Club will hold its Annual General Meeting on Monday, 4 March, 2024 at Queens Park Pavilion, 6pm.

Any parents/carers and friends interested in getting behind the Waverley College Rugby Program in 2024 are welcome to attend, as we discuss plans for the exciting season ahead. All welcome!

Parents/carers unable to attend this particular meeting, but who are interested in assisting with Waverley College Rugby, are invited to register their interests with the Convenor of Rugby, Mr Harry Lind by emailing hlind@waverley.nsw.edu.au

 

Mr Harry Lind

Convenor of Rugby

hlind@waverley.nsw.edu.au

The Sydney Interschools Snowsport Championships are held during school holidays at Perisher from 16-19 July 2024.

Snowsports are open to all students from K-12 to compete, regardless of their level of ability. All competitors must be able to execute link turns and ride a chairlift/T-bar confidently, prior to competing in the championships.

Events include:

The preliminary event schedule is below.

Snow Sports Program

Families are responsible for making their own travel and accommodation arrangements, as well as purchasing lift passes, ski hire and equipment. No College uniform is required.

Waverley College has a growing group of students participating each year across all Divisions, so come and join the fun.

If your son is interested in competing and would like to register their expression of interest for the event, or you need more information, please contact our parent volunteer and school co-ordinator Paula McCabe pmccabe@pmclegal-australia.com

Entries open mid May 2024.

 

Fixtures, Training Schedules and Maps

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New Tackle Height Rugby Law for 2024

Well done to all players, staff, coaches and parents/carers on a positive first full round last weekend against Barker. Our Year 7 Water Polo Team were outstanding and a three quarters of our Basketball teams all recorded victories over the weekend.

In 2024, Rugby Australia and World Rugby are implementing a specific new rule change around tackle heights in all community rugby, including in schools. The new law is that all contact must be below the bottom of the sternum and this has been successfully implemented in other countries such as New Zealand, that has seen a reduction in concussions by 30%.

We will ensure that all of our rugby coaches, as well as players, are trained and prepared for the season with this new law. For any significant change in a law within a sport there will be a period of adjustment, however, any positive change that will keep players safer around concussion is something that we definitely support. We would also ask that all players and parents/carers in rugby make themselves familiar with this new law.

We will also still follow the Rugby Australia concussion protocols for ALL of our activities. This includes 19 days of no sport or training and medical certificate clearance before returning to any matches or training. If any student suffers a concussion in an external club game it is also imperative the College is informed of this, to ensure student welfare and safety.

1st Rugby V Newington

Summer Activity Photos – Senior School Teams

Next week we are also taking our summer activity photos for the Senior School teams. All students need to be in correct summer playing attire and these photos will be taken on the Birrell Street Basketball courts as per the schedule published.

Please note that Water Polo teams will be in PE attire and the Swimming and Diving squad photos will be taken on the day of the CAS championships on Thursday, 14 March 2024. We will also be sending Years 8 and 11 to the CAS Swimming and Diving championships on this day for compulsory supporters duty.

The College uniform requirements can be found on pages 39-40 of the College Diary.

View the Summer Sports Photos timetable HERE.

2024 House Swimming Carnival

In 2024 we will also hold our House Swimming Carnival at the College and this will be split over two days.

We will send out more information closer to this date.

Best wishes to all activities this weekend.

House Swimming Carnival

House Swimming Carnival in 2023

 

Mr Steve O’Donnell

Director of Co-curricular

sodonnell@waverley.nsw.edu.au

 


Captains of Basketball Report

1sts V

On Saturday, the 1st’s V Basketball team faced off against Barker. Unfortunately, Waverley came up short against Barker, falling 119-97, in a disappointing loss for the players.

The players were led and motivated throughout the game by Eden Byrd’s shooting and scoring ability, which kept them in the game whilst Barker had a lead early. After Barker’s early lead, the 1sts were able to chip away at the score and eventually bring it down to only a 9-point deficit, however as this happened, Barker picked up the intensity on defence, and was able to force a lot of turnovers from Waverley to raise the deficit to 40 points. The boys never stopped fighting however, and managed to cut the lead down to 22 points, in a loss where the offence did very well, however, their defence let them down.

The 1sts record now drops to 2-4 as they hope to bounce back next week against another tough opponent in Knox Grammar.

1st V Basketball V Barker

1st V Basketball V Barker

1st V Basketball V Barker

1st V Basketball V Barker

2nds V

The Waverley 2nds come into the second half of the CAS season with a record of 4-1 and in the fight to win the competition. They faced off against Barker, who they suffered their only loss to last year, and were hoping to get revenge.

The game started with an early lead for Barker, the Waverley boys were unable to match their intensity as they jumped to a 10-point lead. As the game progressed the score went back and forth but remained at the 10-point margin. As the fourth quarter went on, Barker stretched their lead to 15 and things were looking bleak for the Waverley boys.

With the efforts from the likes of Giles Strachan, Hudson Hatchett and Renato Rovacchi, the 2nds were able to reel in the deficit, making the game go down to the wire. Unfortunately, the deficit was too big to come back from, and the 2nds suffered their second loss of the season, 43-41.

The 2nds record now falls to 4-2, and they will have to win the rest of their games this season to have a chance at winning the competition. They hope to work towards this starting next week against Knox Grammar.

10As

The 10As come into this round with an undefeated record of 5-0, and they hope to continue this undefeated streak against a tough Barker opponent. Waverley’s leaders stood up for them this game led by Nico Palacio’s tenacity on defence, Jonte Garvey’s rebounding and finishing, and Francesco Scarpa’s scoring in the post. They were able to beat Barker convincingly with a 43-23 win where defence was the standout for the team.

9As

The 9As played a tough Barker team. The team played a strong game, however Barker was able to outmatch them. They were led by Oli Lau and Malachai Rangan, as they unfortunately lost 51-37. 

8As

The 8As had a close game against Barker, resulting in a 12-point loss that was fought hard until the end by the players. The final result was 44-32 to Barker. Charlie Gibbins’s speed and Max Malley’s defence were able to keep Waverley 8As in the game, but unfortunately, they were unable to pull through with the victory.

7As

Coming into their first game in high school, the 7As played an exceptional game of Basketball, winning by 5 points, with the final result 46-41. Right from the tip-off the players played with all their hearts, diving for every loose ball. Remy Garvey and Lachie Lever helped them get their first win in high school.

 

Mr Anthony Gibbs

Convenor of Basketball

agibbs@waverley.nsw.edu.au

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Strong Start to the Year

We had a great start to the Term 1 co-curricular activities last weekend and this week. Our Year 7 trials were of a high standard and we were also well represented in Water Polo and in the Basketball Blitz fixtures. This week is our first full round of all activities against Barker.

All students need to ensure they are correctly attired for weekend fixtures and that they are at their games 30 minutes prior as a minimum. For those away fixtures please ensure you allow enough time for busy Sydney traffic on the weekend.

Our 1st XI also played in the CAS T20 South Harbour fixtures last weekend, and played some very exciting Cricket to make the final next Wednesday afternoon, also against Barker. In Waverley’s first fixture they defeated CAS Cricket powerhouses Cranbrook 5/133 – 9/129 and then defeated Trinity 7/123 – 6/96. It would be great to get as many supporters as we can around these boys next Wednesday afternoon.

Just a reminder that next week is the final opportunity to request a change in winter activities for all students. Also, if any student is requesting leave from weekend commitments, this request needs to be emailed to myself and not done via the absence app please. We already have had a number of requests for State Oztag and various surf lifesaving carnivals this Term.

I also want to send best wishes to all of the staff and Year 7 students attending the first camp for the year next week, and I am sure you will have a great time.

Good luck to all activities this weekend.

 

Mr Steve O’Donnell

Director of Co-curricular

sodonnell@waverley.nsw.edu.au

 


Captain of Basketball Report

First Five Games of 2023

The first five games on CAS Basketball in 2023 showcased a strong performance by Waverley Basketball. Out of the 178 games played, Waverley emerged victorious in 100 of them, highlighting an overall successful start to the season.

Impressively, Waverley had four teams go undefeated through the first five games. The 4ths, 10As, 10Bs and 8Fs demonstrated exceptional skill and teamwork, securing wins in all of their respective games. These undefeated streaks not only contributed to the overall success of Waverley Basketball but also reflected the dedication and talent of these specific teams.

We also had another five teams with a 4-1 record. The 2nds, 3rds, 5ths, 10Es and 8Es. All these teams will be competing to win the CAS in their respective competitions, so we wish them good luck.

1sts Basketball T4 2023

1sts Basketball T4 2023

2nds Basketball T4 2023

2nds Basketball T4 2023

1sts Basketball T4 2023

2nds Basketball T4 2023

2nds Basketball T4 2023

Holiday Tournaments

Throughout the holidays, Waverley hosted several camps and participated in three tournaments. Waverley’s 10As came 3rd overall in their tournament at Shore, beating Barker to claim 3rd place. 

For the 2nds, they played in the Newington Classic. The 2nds were reigning champions, having won the tournament last season, and were hoping to defend their title. The 2nds started strong by defeating a tough Newington team in their first game, then followed it up by beating King’s in another physical game. In the 3rd game, Waverley unfortunately lost to Knox, but followed it up by defeating Reddam to come 3rd.

Trinity, Newington, St Augustine’s and King’s Opponents

The Waverley 1sts played in the Trinity Challenge coming up against Sydney Grammar in their first game. Waverley came out the gate with great intensity and was playing hard every possession and kept this momentum going through the whole game, ending the game winning by 30 points. In the 1st second game, they faced a talented Newington team who eventually ended up winning the tournament. The game started with both teams playing physically, though Newington was able to take a 10-point lead and keep it for most of the game, eventually winning the game by 15.

Waverley’s final game of the day was against another tough opponent in St Augustine’s, who started the game playing well. As the game continued, Waverley was able to shrink their lead to get it within 10 points, but unfortunately, it wasn’t enough. 

In the final game, Waverley played King’s and got out to a 17-point lead early in the game, but wasn’t able to hold onto this lead and King’s was able to come away with the one-point win. 

Annual CAS Blitz Day

Last weekend the 7As, 8As, 9As, 10As and 2nds took part in the annual CAS Blitz Day, where schools play against every other CAS school team in a shortened game format. This provides a good chance for the teams to gain an understanding of how their opponents like to play and what their tendencies are like, which can help them and their players scout the opposing teams for when they play each other later in the season.

Barker Fixtures Ahead

We now look ahead to this coming week and the resumption of the regular CAS Basketball season, with a very tough round of fixtures against Barker.

Last round against Barker, Waverley was successful in winning 24 of the 35 games played against Barker. The 1sts hope to turn things around in the second half of the season, improve their 2-3 record, and enact revenge against Barker after losing by 26 points last time. 

For the 2nds however, they hope to continue their four-game win streak as they sit at 4-1 and are in contention to win the CAS. They are also looking to get revenge on Barker, as Barker handed them their only loss of the season so far.

We wish the best of luck to all teams competing this week and especially to all the new Year 7s who are playing their first-ever games for Waverley

Excellence Rewarded

We wish James Dyson-Merwe, 1st V player and captain, congratulations on his incredible achievement of securing a scholarship and earning a spot at the Basketball Centre of Excellence at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra! James will be playing and training with some of the best players and coaches in Australia whilst continuing his schooling in Canberra. James’ hard work, dedication, and undeniable talent have truly paid off, opening doors to exciting opportunities in his basketball journey.

His presence at the Centre of Excellence is well deserved and reflects the hard work he has put in, on and off the court. As he moves on to the next chapter in his basketball life, we hope he continues to hone his skills and embraces every opportunity and experience that comes his way. His success has certainly been an inspiration to us all, and we do not doubt that he will continue to achieve great things! We wish James continued success, joy, and fulfilment in his future basketball endeavours.

James Dyson-Merwe: back row second from left

James Dyson-Merwe: back row second from left

 

Sergej Jakovljevic

Captain of 1st V

 

Mr Anthony Gibbs

Convenor of Basketball

agibbs@waverley.nsw.edu.au

Welcome back to the College community and a very special welcome to our new members of the College.

School Holiday Achievements

While many of us were holidaying over summer, three of our students were striving for victories in the pool, on the court, at the beach and on the field. I’m delighted to report on their exceptional holiday achievements.

Congratulations to Ryan McNamara (Year 9) who was selected in the NSW team and competed at the 2024 Australian Pool Life Saving Championships in Melbourne. We’re proud that Waverley Old Boy Andrew Bowden (Class of 2001) was his coach.

Ryan had a great championships, and is now a five time Australian Champion after winning gold in all five U14 events, as well as being crowned the U14 Overall Champion.

Congratulations to Cooper Ryan (Year 10) who was selected to play for NSW under 16s at the Australian Indoor Volleyball Championships. He finished with silver after being undefeated in all pool and finals matches.

He also won for the second year in a row, the gold medal at NSW Beach Volleyball Youth Championships (U17s). Selected in the NSW elite squad of 10 boys (he is the youngest), he recently travelled to Adelaide to compete in Australia’s oldest beach volleyball tournament, the adults SA Open. Cooper now plays predominantly in adult tournaments and is the leading points holder in the national rankings for his age.

Congratulations to Kahu Capper (Year 12) who represented New Zealand as the New Zealand Māori Captain for the 2024 Pasifika Youth Cup. Kahu scored an impressive four tries and 14 conversions, resulting in 44 points across four games. Kahu was also awarded the prestigious Pasifika Youth Cup Player of the Tournament.

Congratulations also to James Dyson Merwe (Year 12) who has accepted this week a scholarship to the AIS for Basketball with the possibility of representing Australia at the Junior World Cup being held in Turkey in June this year. Unfortunately, James has had to move to Canberra for this amazing opportunity, leaving behind his Year 12 friends and colleagues. We wish him all the very best in this exciting opportunity.

Kahu Capper

Ryan McNamara, Australian Pool Life Saving Championships 2024

Cooper Ryan

We also had a large number of students and staff who gave up much of their time over the holidays to continue training and preparing for the 2024 season – a huge thank you to these members of the community.

Expectations

Term 1 is a busy start to the year and I want to remind every parent/carer and students of some of the expectations:

Click to view the CAS Code of Conduct

Winter Activity Changes

We are also accepting applications to change winter activities and this strictly concludes at the end of Week 3. Any student requesting a change will need to come and collect the required form from the Co-curricular office please.

Congratulations

Finally I want to thank and congratulate those students in Year 7 who have made a great start to the year. In particular our Year 7 Manchester City Academy Football students who are under the direction of Mr Ben Charlton.

Any queries regarding the program can be directed towards Mr Charlton via email: bcharlton@waverley.nsw.edu.au

Good luck to those students playing and trialling this weekend.

Dear Parents and Players,

Expressions of Interest are being sought for a proposed Basketball Tour to Japan in December 2024 (4-24 December).

This will be a development tour, comprising three teams: Freshmen, Junior Varsity and Varsity. The total number of players is strictly limited to 36.

To indicate your ‘Expression of Interest’, please use the button at the bottom of this page. Should there be sufficient expressions of interest before this date, an information evening will be held in the PAC from 6pm-7:30pm on Wednesday, 14 February 2024. This information session will cover costs and inclusions, dates and proposed itinerary, policies and procedures as well as other items. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions.

As part of the selection process, coaching staff, teaching staff, and the College’s Finance Department will be consulted and asked to provide feedback and information on each candidate in terms of basketball-related criteria, wellbeing record, academic performance, and school fee status. This information will be used to determine the final touring group. Please be aware that Years 7, 8 and 12 (2024) students are currently not able to participate in the proposed tour.

Japan

To ensure the tour proceeds to the next stage, a ‘non-refundable’ deposit of $2,000 is payable on behalf of any interested player by 3:15pm, Monday, 23 February 2024.

Payment should be made to:

BSB: 062-124
Account number: 0090 3139
Quote: ‘BballTour-SURNAME’

Please send me an email receipt of your deposit.

A minimum of 36 deposits must be paid for the tour to proceed. If more than the required number of deposits are paid, a decision will then be made on which 36 players will be offered a place on the tour. Any player who is not selected to tour will be placed on the waiting list and their deposit will be refunded.

In our preliminary discussions with the tour provider, it is estimated that the tour will cost $8,900. This is subject to change with confirmation of the final itinerary. Currently, the following payment plan is in place:

A list of successful candidates selected to tour will be notified once all tour spots have been filled.

To register your ‘Expression of Interest’, please click the button below to complete and submit the Expression of Interest form no later than 3:15pm on Monday, 12 February 2024.

Click here to view and submit the EOI form

Thank you to all staff, convenors, coaches, parents/carers and especially the students for their efforts over a successful 2023 co-curricular year.

We continued this success last weekend with the selection of 1sts players Lincoln Tanner and Tristan Lee in the CAS 2024 Water Polo squad. We also had a number of boys competing in the Pacific Islands Rugby fixtures last weekend and all boys playing represented their culture to an incredibly high standard.

Key Co-curricular Dates in 2024 to Diarise

When we return in 2024 I have included some key dates for Term 1 below:

January

February

March

I want to wish the whole College community a happy and Holy Christmas!

Summer Holiday Cricket Camps – Only 25 Players Per Camp

Onsite Waverley College exclusive cricket camps will take place on:

Should you be interested in attending, please view the flyer below.

Waverley exclusive cricket flyer

 

Mr Steve O’Donnell

Director of Co-curricular

sodonnell@waverley.nsw.edu.au

 


All Schools Triathlon 2024

Are you ready to take on a challenge in 2024?

Term 1 of the new year will provide Waverley students born between 2005 and 2012 the opportunity to compete in the NSW All Schools Triathlon. This epic event will be held at the Penrith International Regatta Centre on 21 and 22 February 2024. We are now calling upon all enthusiastic Waverley students who are eager to give it a “TRI.”

Individual Triathlon – 21 February 2024

This race will see individuals tackle the swim bike and run, individually racing against other schools from all over the state. Individual entry fee $45.00 per person.

Individual entries will open at the start of the 2024 school year. 

CAS Swimming and Diving 2021

Cycling

Cross Country - Campbell and Hugo

Teams Triathlon – 22 February 2024

Offering a fantastic opportunity for challenge with mates. Gather your friends and form a team of three ( a swimmer, a cyclist and a runner) and take on a Triathlon together. You will also be racing against other schools from all over the state.

Teams entry fee $60.00 per team. Note that entries for the teams event are now open. Click the links below to enter.

Junior Boys Team Entry: students born in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

Intermediate Boys Team Entry: students born in 2008 and 2009.

Senior Boys Team Entry: students born in 2005, 2006 and 2007.

Both individual and team registrations and entry fees must be received by Wednesday, 14 February 2024.

If you are interested or would simply like more information please reach out to Mr Douglas down in the PDHPE department or via email: sdouglas1@waverley.nsw.edu.au

Click here for more information

 

Mr Samuel Douglas

PDHPE Teacher

sdouglas1@waverley.nsw.edu.au

 


Sausage Sizzle Fundraiser!

Please come and support the Waverley Swimming and Water Polo teams with a sausage sizzle at Eastgardens Bunnings on 9 December.

If you are interested in helping out with the fundraiser please email Ms Silsby nsilsby@waverley.nsw.edu.au or Ms Lipman clipman@waverley.nsw.edu.au for all the details

We can’t wait to see you there!

sausage sizzle fundraiser

 

Ms Nicola Silsby and Ms Cath Lipman

Convenor of Swimming and Convenor of Water Polo

nsilsby@waverley.nsw.edu.au

clipman@waverley.nsw.edu.au

 

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Surfing Powerhouse Fred Carmody Heads to Australian Junior Titles

Congratulations to Fred Carmody (Year 10) who will soon be competing in the Australian Junior Surfing Titles in Victoria. He is one of eight boys selected in the NSW Team for U18. He’s competing as an individual and he’s also been selected in the NSW two-man U18 school’s All Stars team. As a 16-year-old, he’s one of the youngest in his age group.

Surfer Fred Carmody
Surfer Fred Carmody

 

Mr Steve O’Donnell

Director of Co-curricular

sodonnell@waverley.nsw.edu.au

 


Captains of Basketball Report

1st V

On Friday, Waverley’s 1st V Basketball had a tough matchup against Trinity Grammar School, coming short with the final score, 72-94. The game was back and forth right from the tip-off, with Trinity coming into the second quarter up by a small margin of points. The 1st V was able to fight back and have a glimpse of victory by the end of the first half, with James Dyson-Merwe leading the team with his scoring.

The second half was led by Trinity, with their defence stopping Waverley from scoring. With the last quarter coming down, Waverley was down and was able to make a quick run with the help of Flynn Busteed and Angus Peshos’s shooting to bring Trinity’s lead down. Unfortunately, it was too late, with Trinity having very great players, the 1st V ended up losing in the end.

Although it wasn’t the way Waverley wanted to end the year, they will come back stronger than ever, next year.

1st Basketball v Trinity (Home)

1st Basketball v Trinity (Home)

1st Basketball v Trinity (Home)

1st Basketball v Trinity (Home)

1st Basketball v Trinity (Home)

2nd V

At Waverley, the 2nd V faced off against Trinity to try to secure a 4-1 record for the first half of the season. With a huge amount of effort and grit, they were able to overcome Trinity with the end score, 51-43. The first quarter was a slow one with Trinity playing along with them in a very close game.

After the break, the dynamic duo of Giles Strachan and Hudson Hatchet were able to pull the team up with their defensive presence to take the lead by the end of the first half.

After that, there was no stopping them, as they were able to build a 10-point lead with the help of Rory Donellan’s spectacular performance.

With the win against Trinity, the 2nd V is now sitting on top of the CAS leaderboard, winning four out of five games, hoping to secure the championship next year.

2nd Basketball v Trinity

2nd Basketball v Trinity

2nd Basketball v Trinity

2nd Basketball v Trinity

10As

The Waverley 10As already had a lot of momentum coming from being victorious in their previous games to have an undefeated season so far.

Waverley initiated the game very passionately, playing strong on both offence and defence with players such as Jonte Garvey and Nico Palacio playing very well, getting some early scores.

The game was very entertaining to watch, particularly to see such great basketball and talent shown by such a young team. They finished the game with another victory, the final score 34 – 23, and a great way to end the season.

9As

The Waverley 9As played a very strong Trinity team that was an intense, back-and-forth game with all players playing hard on every single play, which gave them momentum going into the second half. Going into the second half Waverley continued to play hard, but Trinity was playing very well and got the win, 26-43.

8As

The 8As played a very good game against Trinity and were playing hard from the first whistle. They continued to play hard throughout the whole game and got a lead going into the second half. They continued to play hard and got a very good win, 50-44.

Congratulations to all the teams with each of them putting all their effort into these games. Good luck to all teams as they head off into the next half of the CAS season.

 

Flynn Busteed (Captain of Basketball)

James Dyson-Merwe and Sergej Jakovljevic (Co-captains of 1st V)

 

Mr Anthony Gibbs

Convenor of Basketball

agibbs@waverley.nsw.edu.au

 


Summer Holiday Cricket Camps – Only 25 Players Per Camp

Onsite Waverley College exclusive cricket camps will take place on:

Should you be interested in attending, please view the flyer below.

Waverley exclusive cricket flyer

Waverley College Cricket Parents and Sons Match – You’re Invited

The Waverley College Cricket Supporters’ Club cordially invite you to the annual Parents and Sons match.

All ages, Years 5-12. Kids, come beat the old people!

Cool prizes!

When: Wednesday, 29 November 2023, Queens Park, from 4:15pm.

Click the button below to register.

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Waverley College Cricket Supporters' Club annual Parent and Son match

Kit Bag For Kids

At the Parents and Sons Match, the Cricket Supporters’ Group will have a bin for donations of old cricket gear in good condition.

We strongly encourage you to bring along your old cricket gear and help support disadvantaged children across Australia.

You can donate:

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Last Full Round of Activities for 2023

This coming weekend we have our last full round of activities for the year. We still expect all students to ensure they are at their compulsory fixtures this weekend and maintain their high standards of uniform and behaviour.

Next weekend we will still have two day Cricket fixtures (except for the 9As due to camp), as well as CAS trials for some of our 1sts Water Polo players. A few activities will continue to train over the next couple of weeks, however, the majority of students have their final commitments this weekend.

Six Shining Stars

We continue to have students perform at the highest levels and I want to make special mention of several students:

When students return in 2024 they will complete the second half of their summer activities. The first three weeks of Term 1 2024 will also be when students are able to request a change in their Winter activities.

For any students and families that are concluding their time at Waverley at the end of this year, I want to say a huge thank you for your efforts in the co-curricular components of your time at the College, and wish you well for your future endeavours.

 

Mr Steve O’Donnell

Director of Co-curricular

sodonnell@waverley.nsw.edu.au

 


Captains of Basketball Report

1st V

On Friday night, the Waverley 1st V had hundreds of supporters who came to watch another chapter of the timeless Waverley vs Cranbrook rivalry. With the crowd roaring, Waverley won the tip off straight away and with the entire stadium supporting, the 1sts started the game exceptionally well, moving to a 10-point lead.

1sts Basketball V Cranbrook

Players like Sergej Jakovljevic and Eden Byrd were relentlessly scoring throughout the game, as both teams went on various runs to finish the half with a 39-29 score. As the game continued, and the two opposing team’s crowds kept vigorously cheering to help their teams find the extra effort to win the game, Waverley extended their lead to a game high 19 points, at one stage.

1sts Basketball V Cranbrook

The 4th quarter started with some early nail-biting scores from Cranbrook. As Cranbrook kept cutting the lead down, Waverley started to lose their composure and make reckless plays. Luckily, the rebounding efforts of players like James Dyson Merwe, we were still able to stay in front. As the clock was ticking down, Cranbrook was getting closer and closer, eventually taking the lead with two minutes to go. Waverley held out in the last few minutes as the game kept going back and forth. With Waverley up two, Angus Peshos hit two clutch free throws, to bring us up to a four-point lead.

1sts Basketball V Cranbrook

1sts Basketball V Cranbrook

Finally, Cranbrook had the last possession of the game, and hit an explosive three pointer to cut the game to a one, although it was not enough as time had expired, and Waverley won the game by one point. Waverley’s record now improves to two wins and two losses, and they hope to improve on this in the last game of the year, against premiership favourites and undefeated Trinity Grammar.

1sts Basketball V Cranbrook

1sts Basketball v Cranbrook

2nd V

The Waverley 2nd V had a tough matchup, playing against an undefeated Cranbrook 2nds. Waverley began slow and faced some early adversity which they were able to overcome and play themselves to a good position in the game, going up five at the half.

Coming out of after half time, it was clear Waverley was playing very well, and Cranbrook could just not keep up, with Giles Strachan and Renato Rovacchi being standouts.

Eventually, the game came to an end with a large crowd that had built for the 1sts game supporting. Waverley took the game by 21 points, 60-39, and their record now stands at three wins and one loss. They look to take on a winless Trinity outfit this week.

2nds Basketball v Cranbrook

2nds Basketball V Cranbrook

2nds Basketball V Cranbrook

10As

The Waverley 10As already had a lot of momentum coming off a series of well-played previous games, to enjoy an undefeated season so far. New to the team is Francesco Scarpa, who has just joined Waverley.

Waverley started the game very passionately, playing strong on both offence and defence, with players such as Jonte Garvey and Nico Palacio playing very well, getting some early scores.

The game was very entertaining to watch, to see such great basketball and talent shown from such a young team, as they finished the game off with another victory, with the final score 53-32.

9As

The 9As were able to defeat Cranbrook in a close game at Cranbrook. The team were led by Hayden McAusland. The game went down to the wire, with Waverley being down by two points with a few seconds remaining. With a big clutch shot from Aidan Busteed, a thrilling corner three buzzer-beating shot which gave them the win by one point. They ended up winning 33-32 in a courageous effort, never giving up until the end.

8As

The 8As played a tough Cranbrook team, first thing on Saturday morning. The boys were dominant and organised in the first half, being led by Charlie Gibbins and Maximillian Malley. They ended up winning the game at the crunch, coming over the top of Cranbrook with the final score, 48-46.

Congratulations to all teams, each putting all their effort into every game. Good luck to all teams as they head off into the 5th game of the season for this year against Trinity Grammar’s very strong basketball program.

From the Basketball Supporters’ Club

Last Friday, four lucky Waverley supporters got to enjoy courtside seating at the Waverley-Cranbrook Friday night game.

The Basketball Supporters Club had auctioned VIP seats at the Basketball Season Launch at the start of the season, and the lucky winners enjoyed VIP parking, cushioned courtside seats, free food, drinks and snacks and supporter merchandise. Congratulations to the Byrd family for getting the best seats in the house!

VIP seating at the Waverley-Cranbrook Friday Night Game

 

Mr Anthony Gibbs

Convenor of Basketball

agibbs@waverley.nsw.edu.au