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Rugby Report

Head of Aungier House, Mr John McCoy

Convenor of Rugby, Mr John McCoy

Holiday Commitments – Thank You!

I would like to thank all the efforts of our hard-working and extremely dedicated coaching staff, who gave up their time over the holiday break to run multiple training sessions. Thanks must go, also, to those students who attended and put in the hard yards over the break. No doubt this would have helped work off a few of those ‘Easter eggs’ consumed, but more importantly, improved individual skill levels heading into the season ahead.

Trials Vs The King’s School

This weekend we are looking forward to our fixture against The King’s School. Located at North Parramatta, The King’s School is the oldest independent school in Australia (founded in 1831). King’s have produced some Wallaby greats including Stirling Mortlock, and there will no doubt be some terrific contests on Saturday across all age groups.

Our 13s, 16s and Opens age groups will enjoy their first matches at Queens Park. Our 14s and 15s age groups will travel to Parramatta. Players should ensure they leave plenty of time to get to the grounds on the weekend.

Team Arrangements

Unfortunately, we have not started the season as we would have hoped, with the impact of rains interrupting the commencement of the season. We are also mindful of students who were at Cadet Camp at the end of Term 1, and those who have been impacted by COVID-19. That said, the upcoming weekends of rugby will certainly be used as trial matches for coaches to have a good look at player performances.

This week, coaching staff have tried their very best to select trial teams in most age groups, which will certainly change over the coming weeks. Trial team lists have been posted on the Waverley College app. If a player does not appear to be listed, he is encouraged to email Mr McCoy jmccoy@waverley.edu.au who will let him know which team he will trial in, for this week. In some instances, we are asking extended squads to turn up for two matches, which will allow coaches to run players on and off (no substitution limit) during this trial period.

We thank players and parents for their patience while we continue to work through our selection process. Our main aim is, of course, to have teams ready to go for the CAS competitions which commence in June.

Help Needed Please – Assistance with BBQ/Canteen this Saturday

Are you able to assist at the Queens Park Canteen and BBQ this weekend? We would love your support!

We have a big opening round of rugby and are expecting a big crowd to attend. We would certainly appreciate any offers of support – even if you are able to help on the Canteen for an hour while your son warms up for his match.

If any parents, carers and friends are free to assist at any stage this weekend (or throughout the season), please register your interests on the 2022 Online Roster.

>>> Click here to view the Online Roster and register your offer of support.

Thank you for your support in advance! 

Rugby ISTS Indigenous Round

Venue for Presentation Night

As the COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease, we are looking forward to celebrating some events which we once enjoyed prior to the pandemic. This includes the Rugby Presentation Night at the end of the season.

Would any members of our community have ideas about possible venues which might be able to cater for larger groups? Please feel free to pass any ideas on to Mr McCoy via email: jmccoy@waverley.nsw.edu.au

I look forward to seeing you on the sidelines as rugby season kicks off this weekend.

Waverley to Win!

 

Mr John McCoy

Convenor of Rugby

E: jmccoy@waverley.nsw.edu.au