From the Director of Co-curriculum, Stephen O’Donnell
Welcome back to Term 2 and we are straight into the winter season for all teams and activities!
During the holiday break our students were busy participating in a range of co-curricular events …
Well done to all of the New Zealand rugby tour and staff on a highly successful tour. A video of the tour highlights can be viewed above.
The 1st XI Football competed in the annual St Andrew’s Cup, where they did very well to make it to the final, ultimately losing 4-3 on penalties. We were also the highest placed CAS school in the final rankings. A big thank you to the coaches and students for giving up some of their holidays to represent the school with this tremendous achievement.
Three students from Waverley competed in New Zealand for the U15 AFL CIS team – Conor Carr, Jake Simcocks and Finn Anderson. These boys played two games as well as participating in a number of cultural activities, including a Dawn Service on Anzac Day. All three were competing against 15 or 16 year olds despite only being 13 and 14 themselves. The CIS team were convincing winners in both of their matches and represented both the school and the CIS to a very high standard – well done gents!
Last weekend saw the commencement of the trial CAS v GPS Rugby rounds and we travelled to the King’s School for some tough games. The 13 age group was strong but most other teams found the opposition tough. We are at home to SHORE this week and are hoping to improve. Our football fared better against St Aloysius’ with the 1st XI displaying great determination to win 3-2. AFL teams achieved a couple of wins and a couple of losses, and Volleyball lost narrowly in both games.
All students are reminded of the school’s expectations when it comes to all sport with attire, attendance and punctuality. We need to be great hosts this week and must also be respectful of the officials, opposition and spectators. I wish to highlight the amazing work of Mr Richard Chen and the terrific rugby referee program he runs, which is one of the best in any school in NSW. We will also begin the AFL Umpire program again this week, meeting on Wednesday mornings. The college is also considering running a Football referee program. Please see the convenors of these sports for more information if you are interested in participating.
Good luck to all teams this weekend and ‘Go the Waves!’