Waverley College Vs St Augustine’s College
Last weekend, Waverley College played another terrific trial fixture against St Augustine’s College, Brookvale. The “Super Saturday” was a great hit across the community with all A teams from 13As to 1st XV playing on QP1. It was certainly a meaningful match up, with a number of tight contests played out across the day. The defensive efforts from both schools was a feature of the day, with only a try or two proving to be the difference in many results.
Congratulations to the 1st XV who enjoyed a great win. The hard work paid off as the first “Custard Pie” of 2023 was sung loudly and proudly at Queens Park. The 1st XV match included a nice moment at the After Match Function with the St Augustine’s coach, Craig Morrison, who also coached the 2002 Waverley College CAS premiership side, reunited with 2002 CAS premiership player and Waverley College 1st XV Coach, Mr Scott Coleman. While at different schools now, it was fantastic to see the friendship continuing with the memory of the 2002 team proudly protected in the records held at Queens Park.
Thank you – Canteen and BBQ Support
We would like to pass on our thanks to all those members of the community who donated their time last weekend to assist on the BBQ and Canteen at Queens Park. We are incredibly lucky to have such a wonderful group of parents, carers and friends in our community, who acted as amazing hosts for our visiting guests from St Augustine’s College. The BBQ was such a hit, that the food all sold out in quick time.
We do hope that parents, carers and friends enjoyed meeting each other in such a positive setting. This weekend we would love your help again, and potentially it might be a chance for you to reconnect to some of the parents, carers or friends who you might have made connections with, last weekend. If you are available, please click the button below to log your interest. We also would love any assistance the following weekend when we host Cranbrook.
Waverley College were proud to host the first ever “Legends Coaching” week. It was wonderful to see a number of ex-players and coaches who attended Waverley or are involved with the College (as parents/carers) and have played/coached sport at the highest level.
Our legends included current Waratahs Coach Darren Coleman, and Rugby League Immortal Andrew Johns (parents of students), Wallabies Morgan Turinui, Owen Finegan and Stephen Hoiles (all Old Boys and current parents of students), and current Waratahs/Wallabies player, Ben Donaldson (Old Boy).
We were very lucky that these coaches gave up their time to assist us in our preparation for the CAS competition. Each coach brought a wealth of knowledge and tactical prowess that we will look to employ into our games, moving forward. Above all, these sessions aimed to give students the confidence to improve both as an individual and in a team environment, while they enjoy representing themselves, their family and their school.
A huge thanks must go to Coaching Director, Mr Lachlan Drew-Morris, who developed and organised the week!
Rugby Vs St Gregory’s and St Pius
This weekend, Waverley College will play against two different schools: St Gregory’s and St Pius. Both schools will undoubtedly provide competitive fixtures for all teams as we head towards the CAS competition.
We do apologise to our 15C and 14E teams who have a BYE weekend. This is due to a number of injuries/concussion impacting upon some of our opposing schools, which forced them to withdraw from the matches at late notice. Certainly, players in these sides are welcome to support the other teams in their respective age groups.
Last weekend, we did have a large amount of lost property which was left behind at Queens Park. We do ask students to please check the Wellbeing Centre, as all items which were left behind, have been taken up to the Senior School.
As we draw nearer to June, we are very close to seeing the commencement of the CAS competition. On Saturday, 3 June, our 13s, 16s and Opens will meet Cranbrook at home (Queens Park), while our 14s and 15s will play at nearby Woollahra.
Following this, we have the King’s Birthday Long Weekend, in which we will not have any school sport fixtures. The following weekend (17 June), we have our final fixture for Term 2. This will be CAS Round 2 against Barker College. Our 14s and 15s will play at Queens Park, while our 13s, 16s and Opens teams will play on the Barker College school grounds at Hornsby.
We wish all teams the very best of luck for this weekend!
WAVERLEY TO WIN!