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Sport Report: New facilities, new choices

From Head of Senior Sport, Stephen O’Donnell

Our first weekend of the new Summer Co-curricular season was unfortunately hampered by rain but was still a successful one for Waverley. Our 1sts and 2nds Tennis teams had tremendous wins against Tennis powerhouse St Aloysius’ College. This is the first time in a number of seasons we have beaten Aloy’s at this level and with a young developing squad this is exciting for upcoming seasons. Our 1sts and 2nds Basketball, along with a number of other Basketball teams, also secured some very good wins. The feeling at our new facilities was tremendous and I think we can turn our gym into a home ‘fortress’ much like Queens Park in Winter. It was great to see the support and overall level of sportsmanship displayed. After waiting for these tremendous facilities the hard work, vision and patience of the Head of College, Executive, Basketball Supporter Group, coaches and players started to pay off on Saturday with our performances.

This weekend we travel to local rivals Cranbrook and hopefully we can keep the success going. The 1sts and 2nds Basketball are playing a Friday evening fixture: Students are encouraged to attend as supporters and should note that normal expectations apply for standards of behaviour, attire and representing the College in the best possible way.

We are also hosting Newington at Maroubra in Table Tennis on Saturday, and have our first swim meet of the new season this Friday night at North Sydney Pool.

All of Year 12 are expected to be at their weekend sporting commitments despite attending retreat this week. It is also imperative students attend matches for their assigned teams.

New Options at Weights and Fitness

As part of the broader co-curricular program of Waverley College there has been some very positive feedback regarding the number and variety of activities some of our weights & fitness students are doing this term. From specific sprint and agility training to Monday morning pilates and yoga and Friday futsal. This contemporary approach to the delivery of a wider program already seen great participation and I am confident a lot of the impressive results from this season will continue and even improve next year.

Good luck to all teams this week and ‘Go the Waves!’