From Convenor of Rugby, Mr John McCoy
Scots Easter 7’s Tournament
Waverley College will be sending two teams (Junior & Senior) to compete at the Scots Easter 7’s Tournament to be played Easter Saturday. This is our first involvement in this tournament in a number of years. Both international and local schools will compete over one day in what looks to be an entertaining celebration of rugby. All support is welcome with the first match commencing at 10:00am and the final concluding at 4:30pm in the Scots College school grounds.
Internal Rugby Trials
Last Saturday all age groups were involved in trial matches and skills sessions. I would like to thank the work of the coaching staff that managed to get all the trials organized following a week of poor weather. After losing key preseason sessions, our coaches were able to set trials up and get the boys onto the field in a swift fashion.
It was pleasing to see the strong signs across all age groups, with players putting great efforts in. Unfortunately, we did see a few injuries. Thanks must go to Mark Mitchell (Physiotherapist) for his efforts in managing a very busy medical room.
I appreciate a number of parents have contacted me regarding team selections. Further to this, I anticipate parents will contact me in the coming weeks regarding team selections and the protocol we have in place.
At Waverley College we aim to give all players a fair go in trying to reach their potential (make the highest team possible), however, it can sometimes take time to establish the correct grading of individual players into teams.
Last year, we had students starting off in “D grade” eventually make it to “A grade” half way through the season. Again, this was a process that took time.
We are very fortunate to have two trial rounds this season against Newington (2nd April) and Riverview (30th April) to ensure the teams are well arranged prior to the commencement of the CAS competition.
At the end of the day, we ask all players to strive to do the best for the school in whatever team they may start off in. This will ultimately lead to a greater brand of rugby, more player enjoyment and continued success from the 1st XV to the 13Fs.
Already, lost property is starting to pop up at the conclusion of trainings and Saturday fixtures. Lost property will either be kept at the Queens Park Pavilion (top level) or taken up to the Waverley College Front Office. I highly recommend all players label their kit with their name and a contact number, so any found items can be returned to the owners.
Junior Rugby Camp
During the upcoming Easter Holidays, Waverley College will be running a Junior Rugby Camp. This is for interested students from Years 5 – 9. I encourage all junior rugby players to get there, especially players in A & B teams.
Please note there is a change in dates and times from when the camp is listed in the School Calendar. The camp will now be held on Monday 18th April and Tuesday 19th April (9am – 12pm). Booking can be made through the Trybookings website: (https://www.trybooking.com/191497)
I encourage those students attending this camp to hang around on Tuesday 19th April, to support our 1st XV who will play against St Patrick’s College, Strathfield. Kick off for this match is at 12:15pm.
I wish everyone a very safe and restful Easter weekend.
Waverley to Win!