Well done to all players, staff and coaches on a positive first full round of activities last weekend. There were some standout team performances across all activities including in Year 7 Football, Years 7-8 AFL and 1sts Tennis. I also want to thank all players and parents for their patience with the new attire and we will communicate with the College community as soon as the new gear is available. We also encourage any student who has yet to get fitted for their new gear to go to the uniform shop to order.
Our Rugby teams are all away this weekend with most teams playing at The Institute of Sport at Narrabeen, and please allow for appropriate travel times on Saturday to ensure we are arriving 30 minutes prior to the match. Parking is also limited at this venue so please also allow time to find a location. Our Football is at Dangar at Rose Bay and parking at this location can also be challenging.
This Saturday we also have our Prep 1st XI Football and Prep 1st Rugby playing on QP1 and I want to wish these teams and their coaches the very best in playing their games on that full-sized field.
I also want to remind all students that they must be in full College sports attire or winter uniform when attending any fixtures to support, including those at Queens Park.
Next Thursday we are also presenting the 2021 Waverley College Winter activities captains and 1sts teams and I want to congratulate those students who will be presented.
For those present for the 1st XV on Saturday, there was a very unfortunate injury to a Newington player to end the game early, however, I am pleased to announce that the player is okay and will make a full recovery. The Newington staff and parents of this young man were very grateful for the care and respect shown and this was a great representation for the College.
We will continue to assess and adjust selections for all teams over the next couple of weeks. I also want to remind all parents and students as well as the wider College community that all schools still have COVID-19 restrictions and QR Coding in place, and we need to ensure that we are meeting these expectations.
Good luck to all activities this week and ‘Go the Waves!’
Mr Steve O’Donnell
Director of Co-curricular