A Positive Start
This week, it was so pleasing to see that Rugby is back! Students were involved in training sessions and it was wonderful to see the energy from all players and coaches involved.
With a long season ahead, it is important that our coaching staff have players well prepared for full contact. As players return to Rugby, coaches have been able to assist in developing some of the technical areas, such as the tackle, to ensure injuries can be avoided.
Further to this, coaches have refreshed our young men about the key protocols used such as the MAYDAY procedure at the scrum, to ensure that players are well prepared with key safety terminology during the games played.
Training and Trials – Saturday, 25 March 2023
Please note, that the weekend’s session will be a combination of training sessions and trials. Coaching staff are mindful that this is the first week back into rugby training, and with this in mind, it is important that players are prepared for contact, to avoid potential injury.
Players are encouraged to check the fixtures carefully, and ensure they arrive early with all the required equipment. Players should ensure that they have a mouthguard and a water bottle for the morning.
Waverley College Rugby Supporters’ Club AGM
On Wednesday, 15 March 2023 the Waverley College Rugby Supporters’ Club held their AGM. Congratulations to the following members of the community who were elected into the following positions:
- President – Michelle Sullivan
- Secretary – Maureen Andrews
- Treasurer – Bradley Anstis
- Canteen Coordinator – Claire Anstis
We thank our outgoing President, Mr Denis Hickey, for all his wonderful work over the years and the effort he constantly provided in keeping the spirit of Waverley College Rugby alive and well!
With the season commencing, there is always a great deal of anticipation around team selections. We thank players and families for their patience, as coaches work through a process of both preparing players for the season, as well as making team selections.
Coaches are working hard to ensure players will be appropriately graded, but this can take time. We are certainly looking forward to the opening trial rounds in Term 2 against Newington College (29 April) and Riverview (6 May), to assist in confirming team selections – these rounds will very much be trials. We thank players and parents for their patience as we work through this important process.
Have a great week.
Waverley to win!