From the Convenor of Rugby, John McCoy
Big Local Derby – Waverley College Vs Cranbrook!
Please note that this Saturday (27th July), we have a HUGE weekend of rugby at Queens Park. Not only will we be hosting neighbouring school, Cranbrook, but we will also be hosting a number of reunions as we celebrate the annual ‘Back to Queens Park Day’. This will also be the final time our Year 12 students will be representing Waverley College at Queens Park – a special moment for many of our boys.
We are calling for assistance from parents and supporters for one more time this year to help on the BBQ and Canteen duties. All 13s, 16s and Opens teams will be playing at Queens Park, while our 14s and 15s teams will be away (but not too far!) at Woollahra. If you are able to assist on this very important weekend, please feel free to register on the online roster. We would love to keep the BBQ/Canteen open for a longer periods on Saturdays, but we can only do this if we have more volunteers to help.
Beanies for Brain Cancer
As we announced last term, Waverley College will once again be getting behind the Mark Hughes Foundation and Beanies for Brain Cancer. The Beanie for Brain Cancer NRL round will take place from the 25th to 28th of July. The purpose is to raise much-needed awareness and funds to promote research into this terrible disease and provide patient support.
Our 1st XV will, this weekend, wear Mark Hughes Foundation Beanies out onto the playing field as a show of support for this wonderful initiative and more importantly to show support for one of our star rugby players at Waterford, Digger Callander. Digger’s father, Matt, played a big part in launching the Beanie for Brain Cancer initiative in the NRL to support the Mark Hughes Foundation.
Beanies will be available for sale this week in the Queens Park Pavilion as well as the Wellbeing Centre (at the Senior Campus) and Waterford’s Front Office. Beanies this year cost $25 each. Let’s get behind Digger and the Callander family, and support the Beanie for Brain Cancer initiative!
Over the holidays, Waverley College had a number of students who were selected for various representative teams. Congratulations to the following students:
NSW 1s – Alex Rice (1st Place – Australian Schools Championships)
NSW 2s – Ronald Volkman, Miles Amatosero, Max D’Agostino
Cavalier Barbarian team – Levi Milford, Will Fagan
NSW U16s 1st XV – Fritz Jahnke-Tavana, Davvy Moale, Ethan King, Emmanuel Di Bartolo, Ethan Flanagan, Reeve Smith
Sydney Juniors U16s – Clem Halaholo, Klayton Thorn, Aaron Dimovitch, Joseph Morris
Waverley College 16s/Opens Vs Nike Rugby School Camp (California, USA)
During the holidays, a squad of Waverley College players (16s & Opens) played against a touring Nike School Rugby Camp from California, USA. It was a great match played in good spirits with the Aussies too good for the American visitors winning 62-32. All the players involved enjoyed a good old fashioned ‘snag on a roll’ after the game while developing positive international relationships. Thanks to all students involved as well as the parents who came to support the fixture.
On Friday 16 August, the Waverley College Rugby Supporters Club will be holding the annual Presentation Night. This year the event for families from Years 7-12, and will be held at Eastern Suburbs Rugby Union Club (22A O’Sullivan Road, Bellevue Hill). This will be a great opportunity for players and parents to gather to celebrate the 2019 season, as we recognise the outstanding player performances and say farewell to our departing Year 12 students.
Tickets are $30 for Adults and $20 for Students (price includes meal as well as a ‘Lucky Door Prize’ ticket). Drinks can be purchased at the bar at club prices. Tickets can be purchased here.
PLEASE NOTE: Tickets MUST be purchased by 12th August (for catering purposes). No tickets will be sold at the door.
Good luck to all teams this weekend!
WAVERLEY TO WIN!