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Waverley Rugby Report

Head of Aungier House, Mr John McCoy

Head of Aungier House and Convenor of Rugby, Mr John McCoy

The Value of Training!

Last weekend, Waverley College played against The Shore School. The 13s, 16s and Opens played at the impressive Northbridge fields with the 14s and 15s playing at our home, Queens Park. It was definitely a fixture in which teams and coaching staff gained an understanding of the value of training. Unfortunately, rain again disrupted the preparations with park closures leading into this round of trials. 

That said, after some slow starts across the day it was pleasing to see many teams working hard to get back into the games played, coming back from early deficits. The key lesson to be taken away is that training is crucial in preparing both physically and mentally for the match up. Every player needs to be at training and focus on the key coaching points which our dedicated coaching staff work through. A strong and fast start to any game can very much determine its outcome.

Match Reports – Student Opportunities

Again, we are looking for students in all teams across the school who are interested in writing match reports for the games in which they may be involved. This is a great way to share the memorable moments from your match with the community. Students who are interested are welcome to send their match reports to Mr McCoy each week to jmccoy@waverley.nsw.edu.au with prizes awarded for the best report. 

Rugby Vs Kings

This weekend Waverley College plays against The Kings School, the oldest independent school in Australia (Founded 1831). All teams, from 13s to Opens, are playing at Parramatta. As a note, players and families should allow plenty of time to get to the game. From experience, once inside the large school grounds (148 hectares of land) it can take some time to find the fields. 

Kings will be a great challenge for all teams. The coaches have approached the week with a goal of holding on to possession and playing smart Rugby (no easy turnovers). I look forward to players taking up this challenge and working hard with each other to hopefully get some pleasing results. 

I would like to wish all teams the best for this weekend!

Waverley to Win!

 

Mr John McCoy

Convenor of Rugby

E: jmccoy@waverley.nsw.edu.au