From the Convenor of Rugby, John McCoy
I would like to take this opportunity to welcome back all students and families to a very exciting finale to the 2018 CAS season. I hope all students, staff and parents had a relaxing break and are fresh for the remaining rounds of rugby ahead of us.
CAS Round 3 Vs Cranbrook
In our first week back, we definitely do not have an easy task as we take on Cranbrook. Cranbrook always turn up against Waverley in this local derby and will be hoping to catch us off guard. We cannot afford to take this round lightly and let go of all that we have achieved so far this year.
Our 13s, 16s and Opens play at Cranbrook, and our 14s and 15s will have their final match of the year at Queens Park. All players need to ensure that they arrive early to each match to have a thorough warm up. While it is a short trip to Cranbrook, it can take time with heavy traffic. Players are also expected to reserve for the match following their own.
Australian Rugby League Championship
The Waverley boys did us proud and came 1st in their pool. They lost a close game in the semi-final to the team that went on to win the competition.
Over the holidays, Waverley College had a number of students who were selected in state and national representative teams. Congratulations to the following students:
Australian Schoolboys Rugby Union – Luca Moretti
NSW 1s – Luca Moretti (1st Place – Australian Schools Championships)
Combined States – Harry Whiteman, Conor Molloy, Lathan Hutchinson-Walters (5th Place – Australian Schools Championships)
NSW U16s 1st XV – Miles Amatosero
NSW U16s 2nd XV – Jordan Swann
Sydney Juniors U16s – Aisea Aholelei, Ronald Volkman, Oliver Ferguson
Congratulations to Mr Scott Coleman who did a great job coaching the Combined States team as well as Mr Kyle Newbury who has been selected as manager for the NSW U16s teams.
Waverley College 1st XV Vs Coleg Gwent (Wales)
During the holidays, Waverley College families were very generous in hosting a touring team, Coleg Gwent, who made the journey from Wales. On Sunday 15 July, the 1st XV faced up to Coleg Gwent with the touring side proving too good on the day. The final score was 19-10 in a competitive affair.
It was a fantastic hit out for our boys, with a number of students having the opportunity of wearing the Double V jersey for the first time. Further to this, it was a great chance for our boys to develop relationships and learn about the Welsh culture. Our boys were blown away by the singing of the visitors – something we can improve on in our rugby program!
Thanks to all those families who put their hands up to billet the touring group for the two nights. It again shows what a friendly and hospitable community we have at Waverley College!
Rugby Presentation Night
On Friday 17 August, the Waverley College Rugby Supporters Club will be holding the annual Presentation Night. This year the event for families from Years 7-12, and will be held at Eastern Suburbs Rugby Union Club (22A O’Sullivan Road, Bellevue Hill). This will be a great opportunity for players and parents to gather to celebrate the 2018 season, as we recognise the outstanding player performances and say farewell to our departing Year 12 students.Tickets are $30 for Adults and $20 for Students (price includes meal as well as a “Lucky Door Prize” ticket). Drinks can be purchased at the bar at club prices. Tickets can be purchased at: https://www.trybooking.com/402720
PLEASE NOTE: Tickets MUST be purchased by 13th August (for catering purposes). No tickets will be sold at the door.
Week 2, Term 3
Monday 30th July – NO TRAINING – Year 7-11 Parent/Teacher Interviews (All Day)
Tuesday 31st July – 16s and Opens Training
Wednesday 1st August – 13s, 14s, 15s Training
Thursdays 2nd August – 16s and Opens Training
Saturday 4th August – CAS ROUND 4 Vs Barker- 13s, 16s and Opens @ Queens Park, 14s and 15s @ Barker
Week 3, Term 3 (FINAL WEEK – HSC Trial Exams Commence)
Monday 6th August – 13s, 14s, 15s Training
Tuesday 7th August – 16s and Opens Training
Wednesday 8th August – 13s, 14s, 15s Training (Final Training Session)
Thursdays 9th August – 16s and Opens Training (Final Training Session)
Saturday 11th August- CAS ROUND 5 Vs Trinity – 13s, 16s and Opens @ Queens Park, 14s and 15s @ Trinity
Week 4, Term 3
Friday 17th August – Rugby Presentation Night @ Easts Rugby Club (6pm)
Week 6, Term 3
Thursday 30th August – College Assembly – Presentation of Sports Awards
WAVERLEY TO WIN!