Read more: SS Fixtures, CAS Swim & Dive Event, Golf Championships, Lachlan Rowney takes Gold, Basketball & Cricket Reports
From Steve O’Donnell, Director of Co-curricular
Winter Co-curricular 2021 & end of Summer season
This weekend is the final round of Summer sport for the 2020-21 season and I want to say a huge thank you to all parents, convenors, staff, coaches and students. In particular I want to thank the current Year 12 students for their efforts and commitment to their summer activities over their time at Waverley College. We also had a large number of Waverley College students competing at various events last weekend, including many students who medaled at the State Nipper titles for various clubs.
I also encourage as many students as possible to come and support our 1sts touch football side playing in the grand final against Newington at Queens Park this coming Saturday morning. Unfortunately, we also cannot celebrate some major activities with presentation evenings this term, however, we will recognise award winners at the upcoming Summer Awards Assembly on Thursday 25 March.
Next week is the CAS Swimming and Diving Championships at Homebush, and the College will be taking a select group of student supporters along. These students will have all of the necessary information directly communicated to them. Parents of competitors are welcome to attend, but will need to QR Code on entry and follow normal COVID-19 protocols which will be included in the letter to parents.
There is no other training next week for any teams other than the swimmers and divers, and Saturday 13 March is a sport-free weekend for all students as we are running our Winter coaches induction.
On Monday 15 March our Winter season and trials commences, and students and parents need to check training schedules for their commitments, with most activities commencing that day. All students need to be in the new Winter Co-curricular attire for the start of Term 2, however, there will be a select group of students who will be able to access this earlier if selected in A or B sides in AFL, Rugby and Football for trials against opposition schools on 20 and 27 March.
We are also arranging some training and camps for the upcoming holidays. All Junior School winter activities commence at the beginning of next term.
NSWCIS Golf championships
From Steve O’Donnell, Director of Co-curricular
The following students are representing Waverley at the NSWCIS Golf championships next Monday at Macquarie Links Golf Course.
- Jesse Colquhoun
- Max Fischer
- Luke Furlong
CAS Swimming Championships 2021
From Steve O’Donnell, Director of Co-curricular
Date: Thursday, 11 March 2021
Venue: Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre, Homebush
- Compulsory attendance for Year 8 and Prefects
- Normal day for all other Years
Dear Parents and Students,
On Thursday 11 March the 90th CAS Swimming Championships will take place. All students including swimmers and divers are required to be at school at the normal time. Period 1-4 will be as normal followed by the CAS Swimming and Diving Assembly at 12pm followed by the team photograph at 1pm.
At 1.15pm the Swim and Diving squad will move to the PAC to begin preparations for that evening.
Travel to Homebush: All students will be transported to and from Homebush by bus. Below is an outline of the Championships:
2.30pm – Buses 1 and 2 depart with swimmers and divers; Swimmers – Mr Parnell, Mr Nezval and Ms Silsby, Ms Fitzgerald; Divers – Ms Gair & Ms Knowles.
3.15pm – Dismissal from class; Year 8 and Prefects leave bags in locker areas and report to Main Quadrangle.
3.30pm – Move in House Groups to load buses, under direction of the Deputy Principals and the Heads of House – students will be provided with a prepared roll and a drink.
4.15pm – arrival at Homebush
4.30pm – 8.15pm – CAS Swimming Championships
8.30pm – Board Buses to Waverley College
Return – approx 9pm
- When students are in the stand, there must be one student per seat – there is to be no crowding around the balconies or stairway aisles. The first row is to be kept vacant for College Prefects.
- Full Summer College Uniform is to be worn.
- All students are requested to remain in the area allocated to Waverley College and obey the directions of Staff Supervisors and College Prefects.
- No iPods, MP3 players or the like. Mechanical or musical instruments (including whistles) are not permitted.
- Students will be able to visit the canteen during 4.30pm-5pm and 6pm-6.30pm and toilets under the direction of the Heads of House and supervising staff, but must not loiter around these areas. Other than visiting these two areas you must remain in the stand.
- Behaviour at the Carnival, especially in the stands is expected to be of the highest standard.
- Students must wear a face mask while on the bus to and from the venue and in the grandstand.
- There is to be no chanting or war cries.
- Clapping and cheering is permitted to cheer competitors on.
- Students and parents must stay in the designated area of the grandstand assigned to Waverley.
- Only parents are permitted to the diving pool end of the grandstand to spectate. There are to be no student spectators in this area.
- All parents must enter through the main entrance and register via the QR Code provided.
- Students are only allowed to visit the canteen during the designated time.
- All instructions and signage at the venue must be followed.
- All students and staff members are strongly encouraged to have the COVIDSafe App on their phones and ensure that it is working.
- Appropriate social distancing where possible is required.
- All staff and students need to avoid any mixing with members of the public and other schools at and outside the venue.
No one is to attend the event if they have been unwell, showing COVID-19 symptoms, travelled overseas or been in contact with a confirmed case in the last 14 days, or are considered a vulnerable person including the elderly and those with pre-existing medical conditions, or if they have been in a declared hotspot by NSW Health.
Athletes to arrive dressed & ready to compete: –
- To bring own hand sanitizer
- Shower at home before & after the event
- Bring own water bottle clearly labelled
- Bring own towel
- Do not share personal items (uniforms, drink bottles, towels, etc)
- Physical distancing rules during game (no huddles, high-fives, handshakes)
Junior Mountain Biking – Lachlan Rowney Takes the Gold!
From Mr Brad Waelen, Convenor co-curricular mountain biking
The weather and the tyres smashed up the fields of Riverview, and through a group of 80+ riders Lachlan Rowney emerged at the front. Too many turns to go to the finish for a straight sprint, especially with the likes Knox’s #1 Hudson hot on his tail, Lachlan put on a performance of a lifetime.
The riders consisted of 7 different teams, each representing the best their schools had to offer. After a rocky start with a crash on the starting line, Lachlan was on the chase. Catching up to other riders, dodging dirt, crashes and other turmoil on the course, he managed to crawl his way to the front of the pack by the 3rd lap (only adding to the spectacle). After gaining his position before the final lap, others’ desperate attacks failed. Lachlan was too far ahead this time round and took the gold. Congratulations.
From Behind the Stumps: Waverley Cricket Report
From Mr John McCallum, Convenor of Cricket
Waverley Cricketers are aiming for a huge finale to their summer season – with the final matches for Years 7-12 students. Junior school teams still have 3 weeks remaining, and have been incredibly enthusiastic and seeing rapid improvements in skills and teamwork.
Waverley is running hot across many age groups, with fantastic team performances occurring: Year 8 leading the way in having another clean sweep with the 8A, 8B and 8C teams all victorious against Knox Grammar. Both the 8As and 8Cs bowled Knox out for just 64 runs, while Year 8 bowlers Max Sheehy, Angus Sundkvist, Riley Kwong, Constantine Iatrou and Jett Lenzo all picked up 2 wickets for their respective sides. Jett Lenzo with 33 and Finley Bates with 28 helped steer the 8Bs to 7/143 which was just enough to win by 4 runs.
The 2nd XI also had a spirited 30-run victory over Knox, with Patrick Hoggett delivering a sample of his all round dominance – smashing 33 runs and taking 3 wickets. Sachiel Bass also grabbed 3 wickets to have a potential premiership showdown this week at Queens Park against St Aloysius.
The 1st XI fell short in chasing their total, but had great spirit in the field collectively in their final home game. Jackson Dodd and Daniel McSweeny each took 2 wickets, and we wish all our Year 12 students the very best for Saturday with their final Cricket matches for their College. Maxim Brooks from the 1st XI also starred in the CAS U16 victory over GPS, scoring a rapid 55 not out from just 33 balls, and aided earlier with Hirav Gandhi 22 opening their batting.
Please Support the Waverley Online Cricket Raffle!
- Despite COVID-19 restrictions preventing the annual Cricket Presentation on 12 March, the Cricket Supporter’s Group have an amazing online Raffle to win some great prizes!
- 17 amazing prizes totalling over $5000, including a Sydney Swans corporate box for eight people, private one-hour coaching sessions/meet and greet with a current Australian cricketer ( two x separate prizes on offer with two test players). There is also a fully signed Roosters 2019 Premiership Jersey, Signed Sydney Sixers bat from the 2021 BBL Champions, and Peter Handscomb’s Australian Test Cricket helmet from the 2019 Ashes tour.
- Tickets can be purchased online via www.trybooking.com/BPAUW at $10 each, $20 for three or $50 for 10 tickets.
- Raffle draw takes place at 6pm on Monday, 8 March 2021. Winners will be published and contacted by 9 March.
- Ticket sales will be used for the continued development of Cricket coaching and resources from the Cricket Supporter’s Group, and thanks to the many parents on the committee organising such a fantastic opportunity to end the season with some amazing prizes.
From Charles Harris, Captain of Basketball
Hoping to bounce back after their close loss to Trinity, Waverley played very well against Barker. At the end of the first half, they knew they needed something to start the momentum, so William Gibson stepped up and devised a trick play; Waverley would set up running the wrong direction and inbound the ball to Eoin Morrissey who would have a wide-open layup. The plan worked but Waverley was unable to maintain this momentum and lost 66-59.
Waverley knew Knox would be a very difficult opponent but did not back down from the challenge. A terrific performance by the whole team allowed them to be close contenders throughout the majority of the game. However, Knox’s star-studded line-up proved too much for Waverley as they went down in defeat 72-58.
Hoping to get the first win of the second half of the season, the 2nd V were pumped up and ready to beat Barker after beating them at the Blitz. The 2nd V started very strong, keeping the score quite even, and playing their offence quite well; this was the first game where they had also tried a new defence that worked quite well. Despite this, early in the second half, captain Daniel Malone landed on someone’s foot, and was injured quite badly. This hurt the game because he was playing well at the time. After this, the team fell behind and ended up losing the game 39-28.
After beating Knox last season, the 2nd V had high hopes about this game, and being at home also helped build the energy within the team. The team probably played the best game they have played, but unfortunately, they could not seal the deal and win the game. Despite this, Conor Carr, the new addition to the team, played an amazing game scoring 22 points. Even though they lost 52-48, the team was happy with their performance.
The 10As lost to Barker despite playing tremendously with the final score 33-27. They suffered a similar fate to Knox with Van Larkin going down late in the game with an injury. Wylie Durrans played very well in their narrow 43-42 loss.
The 9As played very well against Barker making it a close game throughout, unfortunately, Barker managed to sneak away with the win, with the final score 42-40. Waverley battled Knox who in this age group are an extremely strong team. Waverley, despite having a good game, still managed to come up short losing 66-28.
The 8As, despite training extremely hard in preparation for both games, lost to Barker 41-27 and to Knox 50-25. This team should be commended for their ability to persevere in defeat and play every game with heart.
The 7As are proving to be an extremely strong team, beating Barker 31-28 and Knox 42-27. This team is one to watch over the coming years, as they move through the age groups, hopefully bringing Waverley more success.