Waverley College Vs Oakhill College
Last weekend, Waverley College enjoyed a highly competitive fixture against Oakhill College. Oakhill fielded many talented teams who really challenged our representatives. This was an ideal match moving in to the CAS Competition. We thank Oakhill for hosting the fixture at Castle Hill and we wish them all the best in the ISA Competition.
Thank you to Jordan Du Toit (13Fs) for his match report this week. Any interested students are welcome to email their reports through to Mr McCoy at E: firstname.lastname@example.org
13Fs Match Report by Student Journalist Jordan Du Toit
The Waverley College 13Fs played the Newington 13Ds. It was a tough game and you would’ve enjoyed watching it. To start off Jude Shepherd (Captain) kicked off and a massive forward came running down the sideline, but Jordan du Toit and Conor Brough stopped him. Newington scored the first try, and the score was 5-0 Newington’s way. In the 10th minute we lost Jude Shepherd (back injury) for the rest of the first half.
As soon as we lost Jude, this fast kid ran past Fin Kelly and Hooper Negus and scored. We had the break when they were kicking for conversion and the coach had named Brooklyn Lagos captain because Jude was injured. Newington missed the conversion so it was 10-0. After Jordan kicked off, Newington got a penalty down at our end and managed to score again!!
At half time the score was 15-0 and Jude came back on. Our coach said to our team that the big guy kept on making breaks and he said the way to stop him is to tackle his legs. We had a much better game in the second half and Jude scored to make it 15-5, but unfortunately missed the conversion. After Newington kicked off, Louis Oxenham made a break and nearly scored, but lost the ball in the ruck.
Brooklyn Lagos was playing some special footy when he nearly scored, but the ref said “knock on” when he planted the ball down nicely. Our men Fin Mccarthy and Billy Lagos made up for it and made some good hits. The full-time whistle blew and we lost, but we knew we played well. At the end we shook hands with Newington and the coach announced the man of the match. It was Fin Mccarthy!!!! Up Waves!!!!!
Rugby Vs Knox Grammar – CAS Competition Round 1
This weekend the eagerly anticipated CAS Competition commences. Reflecting on the preseason matches, the CAS schools have certainly displayed form against the GPS and ISA schools. The 2021 competition looks like it will be a thriller!
To commence the season, Waverley College play against Knox Grammar School. Our 14s and 15s travel to Wahroonga to play at the Knox Grammar School playing fields. Our 13s, 16s and Opens finally get another game back at Queens Park. I know that all players will be excited about coming home!
We welcome all families and visitors to Queens Park for what should be a great day of rugby.
We do ask that players, parents and spectators do take note of the CAS Code of Conduct listed below:
CAS Code of Conduct
- Play by the rules and in a spirit of good sportsmanship.
- Play for the “fun of it” and not just to please parents and coaches.
- Control your temper. Verbal abuse of officials or other players, deliberately fouling or provoking an opponent, and throwing equipment are not acceptable nor permitted in any sport.
- Work hard both for yourself and your team. Your team’s performance will benefit, so will you.
- Treat all players as you would like to be treated. Do not interfere with, bully or take unfair advantage of another player.
- Co-operate with your coach, team mates and opponents. Without them there would be no game.
In the event of a player, or athlete being sent-off during a CAS fixture, it is the responsibility of that boy’s Headmaster at his discretion to determine the penalty. It is generally understood among Headmasters, however, that the boy will serve at least one week’s suspension from participating in the CAS competition.
- Focus upon the boy’s efforts and performance rather than the overall outcome of the game. This assists the boy in setting realistic goals related to his ability by reducing emphasis on winning.
- Teach your son that an honest effort is as important as victory, so that the result of the game is accepted without undue disappointment.
- Encourage your son to always play according to the rules of the game.
- Never ridicule or yell at your son or another boy for making a mistake or losing a game.
- Remember boys are involved in organised sports for their benefit and enjoyment, not yours.
- Remember, children learn best from example. Applaud good play by both teams.
- If you disagree with an official, raise the issue through the appropriate channels rather than question the official’s judgement and honesty in public. Remember, most officials give their time and effort voluntarily for your son’s benefit.
- Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from sporting activities.
- Recognise the value and importance of coaches. They give their time and resources to provide recreational activities for your son and other boys, and deserve your support.
- We encourage boys to support their school teams and to be dressed in the school’s uniform while doing so.
- We expect barracking to be enthusiastic, but not to be fanatical or designed to heckle, belittle or disturb the opponents. For example, barracking, for or against, during a kick at goal is always bad sportsmanship. Boys should be encouraged to barrack for their school rather than for an individual team member. Booing, whistling, playing or beating musical instruments are in bad taste and wholly unacceptable.
- Vocal support for any team should never encourage violence or rough or illegal play. Encroaching onto the field of play, the shouting out of suggestions for players, referees or umpires to hear are not allowed.
- It is never acceptable to express disapproval of a referee’s or umpire’s decision – no matter whether the referee be adult or schoolboy.
- There is a complete ban on all alcoholic drinks at grounds where games between Associated Schools’ teams are being played.
- We expect our players to be modest in success and generous in defeat, not showing in either case undue emotion. Good play, by your own school and by the opposing school, should be applauded willingly and openly.
- At all times, spectators should leave the area tidy and free of rubbish when they leave.
- We look to adults (parents, Old Boys and other spectators) to set an example by their self-control at matches.
Queens Park BBQ and Canteen – Big Weekend!
The Rugby Supporters Club welcome any support on the BBQ and Canteen duties this weekend. The BBQ and Canteen will be open from 7am and will conclude at around 2pm. Any assistance during these times would be appreciated. If you can help, even for an hour, please feel free to register on our online roster: https://signup.com/go/cRPQVPx
I would like to wish all teams the best for this weekend as we kick off the CAS Competition!
Waverley to Win!
Mr John McCoy
Convenor of Rugby