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Waverley College Rugby Report – Aug 2019

Photo by Angus McPherson - 2019

By Convenor of Rugby, Mr John McCoy

Beanies for Brain Cancer

Thank you for your generosity and support in getting behind the Beanies for Brain Cancer Initiative. We raised a total of $9,800 including $3,000 selling beanies at Queens Park, $2,000 at the Senior Campus, $4,300 at the Junior School and $500 at the BBQ last week – what an incredible achievement! A special mention to the gentlemen in the 1st XV and 2nd XV who wore the beanies onto the playing field in support of the cause.

One of the star rugby players at Waterford, Digger Callander, who tragically lost his father to Brain Cancer led the 1st XV out onto the playing field. Digger was also celebrated in the centre of the “Custard Pie” at the end of the match and was lifted onto the shoulders of the playing group. A moment young Digger will never forget!

Presentation Night, GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!

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, 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 a meal as well as a “Lucky Door Prize”). Drinks can be purchased at the bar at club prices.

Tickets can be purchased at

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets MUST be purchased by 12th August (for catering purposes). No tickets will be sold at the door.

Farewell Class of 2019

This weekend Waverley College farewells rugby players from the Class of 2019 who will be running out in the Blue & Gold uniform for the final time. We thank them and their families for their contributions to Waverley College rugby and wish them well for the future, on and off the field.

Aisea Aholelei, Henry Bartlett, Aydin Caltagirone-Pantano, Daniel Cobbe, Reece Cohen, Saxon Cook, Max Curry, Max D’Agostino Benjamin Daley, Jake Daley, Connor Davies, Cameron Dawson, Anthony D’Ettorre, Angelo Di Bartolo, Billy Elmes, William Fagan, Oliver Ferguson, Samuel Frazer, Michael Gatto, Michael Gerolimos, Lachlan Gray, Chase Hardaker, Charley Howell, Lathan Hutchinson-Walters, Thomas Jaeger, Alistair Jensen, Max Johnson, Harry Joll, Ryan Jones, Alexander Kapos, Will Kearney, Patrick Kite, Heath Lawther, Theodore Liong, James Luland, Tyesen Markham, Mackenzie Martin, Levi Milford, Marco Moretti, Jesse Muscat, Ridley Owens, Spencer Perdia, Oliver Pether, Caillan Porter, Alexander Rice, Patrick Roberts, Jamie Rutkowski, Logan Ryan, Hamzah Sadi, Ty Sigsworth, Ryan Smith, Grayson Thomas, Carl Torrisi, Finbar Warren, Max Weale, Moby Westwood, Harvey Williams, Luca Winch, Nathanial Yarrow, Jack Zanin

Undefeated Teams

This weekend we have a number of teams who are looking to go through the season as CAS Undefeated. We wish the following teams the best of luck as they strive for premiership glory this Saturday against Trinity Grammar School:

2nd XV & Coaches – Mr Boumelhem & Mr Newbury
3rd XV & Coaches – Mr Frost, Mr S Donaldson & Mr Smith
4th XV & Coaches – Ms Walsh & Mr Bryant
16As & Coaches – Mr Horrock & Mr Foley
15As & Coaches – Mr Drew-Morris & Mr B Donaldson
15Bs & Coaches – Mr Clifton & Mr Bell
14Cs & Coaches – Mr Hodge
13As & Coaches – Mr O’Donnell & Mr Cooper
13Bs & Coaches – Mr Soden
13Cs & Coaches – Miss Downey

NSW Waratahs – U15 & U16 Gen Blue Squads

Congratulations to the large number of Waverley College players in the 15s & 16s age groups who the NSW Waratahs Gen Blue Squads for the age groups. Congratulations to the following students:

AJ Preketes
Baxter Senior
Tom Martin
TJ Speedy Coe
Dane Towns (Shadow)

Fritz Jahnke-Tavana
Davvy Moale
Reeve Smith
Clem Halaholo
Matt Chapman
Ethan King
Klayton Thorn
Ethan Flanagan
Aaron Dimovitch (Shadow)

Good luck to all the students on the final weekend of rugby!