The Final Test
Last weekend, Waverley College enjoyed a fantastic day of rugby against Oakhill College. This was an excellent final test before the arrival of the CAS competition. On the day, from the 20 matches played against Oakhill, Waverley managed to score victories in 10 matches with two games drawn. This was a pleasing result against a school that has really developed their rugby program.
A week without training probably worked against our boys and their preparations, going into the matches played. Added to this, many players were ruled out late due to the various illnesses circulating around the community. Credit must be given once again to those students who really dug deep for their school and mates, to ensure no teams were left short.
I would like to highlight the effort of the mighty 13Fs who faced up against the St Pius 13Bs side. While going down in a tight match, the 13Fs certainly competed against some A/B graded players. Well done to those players involved, who never backed down from the challenge.
Off the field, I would like to extend our appreciation to all those wonderful parents who contributed on the BBQ and Canteen on Saturday. We regularly have such friendly and supportive parents who show up to help. It really is heartening to see the friendships develop behind the canteen, while we cheer on our boys together. I also must send a special thanks for the delightful food on offer – when feeling a little flat midway through the day, there is nothing like a BBQ Roll with ‘The Lot’ to pick up our spirits! Thanks to the Hickey, Andrews and Antis families who lead the Supporters’ Club each week!
The CAS Competition is Here!
After months of preparation, the Combined Associated Schools (CAS) Competition is finally here! This is the point of the season in which the competition commences for most teams. It is important that all players, spectators and coaches take note of the CAS Code of Conduct.
Read the CAS Code of Conduct
This weekend, Waverley College plays Round 1 of CAS against St Aloysius’ College. As a note, St Aloysius’ will not match up against all Waverley College teams, so we have a number of our sides playing against a range of other CAS/GPS/ISA schools, with some teams unfortunately having a BYE round.
Players are asked to check the draw carefully, as well as the team lists, to confirm if players may be required as reserves for some matches.
Please note, that as a result of illness and injury which have been accumulated through the season, we will no longer be fielding a 5th XV side or 15Ds side. We certainly appreciate that with the amount of illness we have had this season, a number of our players have been backing up for two matches. We sincerely thank all those students who always put in that extra effort for the Blue and Gold jersey!
14s and 15s Parents – We Need Your Help on the Canteen!
The Rugby Supporters’ Club are looking for any parents, carers and friends of students in the 14s and 15s age groups, who would be able to assist on the canteen both this Saturday as well as the Saturday following the Long Weekend (against Knox Grammar School).
Any support, even for a period of one hour, would be very much appreciated. The canteen will be operating between the hours of 8am to 1pm.
We will be operating the canteen ONLY these weekends (no BBQ). Thank you for your support in advance!
Upcoming Schedule – for Your Diary
Week 7, Term 2
- Monday, 6 June – 13s, 14s and 15s Training
- Tuesday, 7 June – 16s and Opens Training
- Wednesday, 8 June – 13s, 14s and 15s Training
- Thursday, 9 June – 16s and Opens Training
- Friday, 10 June – Founder’s Day Holiday – NO CLASSES
- Saturday, 11 June – Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend – NO RUGBY
Week 8, Term 2
- Monday, 13 June – Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend – NO TRAINING
- Tuesday, 14 June – 16s and Opens Training
- Wednesday, 15 June – 13s, 14s and 15s Training
- Thursday, 16 June – 16s and Opens Training
- Saturday, 18 June – CAS Round 2 vs Knox Grammar
Week 9, Term 2
- Monday, 20 June – 13s, 14s and 15s Training
- Tuesday, 21 June – 16s and Opens Training
- Wednesday, 22 June – 13s, 14s and 15s Training
- Thursday, 23 June – House Athletics Carnival – NO TRAINING
- Friday, 24 June – Classes Conclude Term 2
We wish all teams the very best for the commencement of the CAS competition this weekend.
WAVERLEY TO WIN!
Mr John McCoy
Convenor of Rugby