A Competitive Start!
Last weekend, Waverley College Rugby played its first trial fixture against The King’s School. The King’s School, who are part of the GPS competition, provided some very competitive matches.
From the 23 matches played, Waverley recorded 15 wins and came home in second place in eight matches. This was a great start to the season, with plenty of improvements to come, as coaches continue to work through the selection process to ensure players are graded appropriately.
I would like to particularly commend the 13s age group, from the mighty 13Fs to the 13As, who commenced the season on a high note, by winning convincingly across all grades. Well done!
CAS/GPS/ISA Trial Round Vs St Ignatius’ College Riverview
This weekend, Waverley College play against St Ignatius’ College, Riverview. Riverview, like Waverley, are a school who love their rugby. The fixture will certainly require our students to step up to another level and aim to play at their very best.
Our 13s, 16s and Opens are fortunate to enjoy another home match at Queens Park (aside from the 13Es and 13Fs), while our 14s and 15s play at the St Ignatius’ playing fields, located within the school grounds.
We wish all players the very best for another successful weekend.
What are These New Rules?
You might have noticed some new rules, which have popped up this season. This has included the ‘Goal Line Dropout’ rather than the ’22m Dropout’, which we have known over the years.
It has also included the new 50:22 rule, which is similar to the 40:20 rules in rugby league, and encourages teams to make attacking kicks and breathe some more life into the game.
Are you interested in reading about these new rules?
Referees – Parent and Friend Interest
While we are enjoying having our rugby back at Queens Park, we have recently discovered a shortage in match referees and assistant referees (touch judges), to assist with our matches. We would certainly welcome any support from parents and friends in the community who may be able to donate some time to assist as officials.
For those who may be unsure about the rules, and how to be a referee, we are very fortunate at Waverley College to have a wonderful referee coach, Mr Richard Chen, who can train any interested people in our community.
For those who may be interested (if you are qualified or not), please email Mr John McCoy firstname.lastname@example.org
Any help would be very much appreciated.
Queens Park BBQ and Canteen
We would like to extend a huge ‘thank you’ to our wonderful parents who assisted on the BBQ and canteen duties at Queens Park last weekend.
If you are able to assist at the Queens Park Canteen and BBQ this weekend, we would love your support!
We are expecting another big crowd at Queens Park this weekend. We would certainly appreciate any offers of support – even if you are only able to help on the Canteen for an hour while your son warms up for his match!
Should any parents, carers and friends be free to assist at any stage this weekend (or throughout the season), please register your interests on the 2022 online roster below:
Venue for Presentation Night
We are currently planning for some of our end-of-season events. This includes the Rugby Presentation Night, which is traditionally a wonderful end-of-season celebratory and social occasion for players and their families.
Do any community members have ideas about possible venues which might be able to cater for larger groups? If you do have any ideas, please feel free to email these to Mr McCoy.
I look forward to see you at Queens Park for our upcoming fixtures against Riverview!
WAVERLEY TO WIN!
Mr John McCoy
Convenor of Rugby