Blues kept in touch, but in the end the Falcons flew away with the win

WAVERLEY BLUES: 2.1.13   3.3.21   4.10.34   10.12.72

KNOX FALCONS: 4.5.29   6.6.42   12.10.82   16.14.110

Goalkickers: Turner 3, Sharpe 2, Ouzas 2, Swierzbiolek, Savage, Tomlin

Best: Swierzbiolek, Sharpe, Turner, Edwards, Molloy, Smith

On a big day for the Football Club, with the International Cup raising the crowd by as much as double for the day, fans wouldn't have picked that the Blues/Falcons match was premiership favourites vs. cellar dwellers.

Waverley brough a lot of intensity to the contest early, despite conceding the first two goals of the match.

Matthew Sharpe opened the Blue's account, while Dylan Cole kicked an epic goal from outside 50 off only a few steps to show Waverley wouldn't go down without a fight.

However despite their efforts, Knox held onto a 16-point lead going into half time.

Sharpe kicked the first goal of the second quarter 15 minutes in, with a right foot dribbler from 35-metres out bringing the Blues to within striking distance.

However Knox responded well, and were tagging Ned Slater in the middle to limit Waverley's ball use.

Sharpe was one of the Blues best for the first half, picking up the ball all over the ground, while Swizza Swierzbiolek was taking makrs left, right and centre.

Despite trailling 21-42 at the main break, the Blues were not out of the competition, and started the third term with great early pressure.

Hwoever Knox managed to kick the first few goals, before Waverley was denied a goal that appeared to be touched on the line from the umpire's perspective.

Paul Savage entered the fray with the first Blue's goal of the term, before a double 50-metre penalty to skipper Will Edwards set up Sharpe for his third, but it was not to be as he pushed it across the face of goal.

A poor kick out straight down Savage's throat gave Waverley the opportunity for a seven-point play, however a second consecutive miss meant Waverley was well off the pace, when they could have been right in the game had they been accurate.

Wes Smith started to get involved in all sorts of ways, as he turned the ball over in front of goal, only to smother his opposition to redeem himself, before throwing the ball onto his boot in desparation, only for it to sail over the boundary line on the full.

A three-quarter time margin of 48-points looked like an impossible task, but Skipper Scott Hunter pumped the team right up ahead of what looked to be a big challenge.

Knox controlled the early stages of the finally quarter, as they extended the margin to 61-points, before a pair of goals to George Ouzas reduced the margin.

Ben Turner then kicked the Blues final goal, with a lovely kick from outside 50, however it was too little too late as Knox would go on to win by 38-points.

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Waverley Blues Ladies Day - in support of the Cancer Council

Saturday 26th August 2017

Mt Waverley Reserve Club Rooms

1230-330pm

(during the last home game of the season)

Entry $40 per person

Free entry for Bluebirds Members (memberships are $75 inc scarf)

Includes lunch, dessert and drinks, entertainment, raffles and prize giveaways

Money raised on the day will be donated to the Cancer Council

Tickets available at www.wbfc.com.au/ladiesday at the club or via Cathy at waverleybluesjnr@efl.org.au

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Lions play to windy conditions, hold Blues at Bay

Waverley Blues: 3.2.20   5.6.36   7.6.48   10.11.76

Doncaster East: 5.1.31   7.2.44   13.4.82   14.5.89

A Spirited Waverley team couldn't convert in a dissapointing loss to Doncaster East, who played to the windy conditions much better on the day.

While the Blues kicked the first goal through Paul Savage within a minute, false hopes may have gotten the better of Waverley, as the Lions would go on to kick the next five goals.

Savage would kick his second goal late, but the blues would go into the first change 11 points down, and lucky to be in touch with the Lions.

Doncaster East played with more energy in the first quarter and came into the second stanza the same way, as they kicked the first few goals of the quarter to find a 22-point break.

Captain Will Edwards did his best to inspire the Blues, with an incredible goal from the boundary late in the quarter to reduce the margin back to 14, before Ben Turner kicked a great goal out of the ruck just before half time.

Savage nearly made it three goals in red time for Waverley, but was beaten by the siren as the Lions took an eight point lead into half time with momentum in favour of the Blues.

However Doncaster East took full advantage of the wind in the third term, as they kicked the first five goals to find themselves 40 points in front midway through the quarter.

Matthew Sharpe finally got the Blues first of the term after 20 minutes, before midfield Dynamo Ned Slater kicked another goal late, running out of the middle.

With Ryan Serpanchy out with a knee injury, the final quarter already looked tough as Waverley would have to come back from 34-points, but gave themselves every chance as they started the term with good intensity around the ball.

Rob Tomlin kicked the first goal of the term with a lovely kick from outside 50, while Matthew Sharpe kicked his second to reduce the margin to 21-points.

However a goal to Doncaster East would all but end the Blues hopes, with four goals needed in red time to steal the win.

James Coglan kicked a consolation goal after 25 minutes to bring the margin back to 19-points, but inaccuracy hurt Waverley in the last quarter as they kicked 5 behinds, and fell just 18-points short of the win.

Ned Slater and Will Edwards were the best players out of the middle, while Swizza Swierzbiolek was again influential in the ruck.

Paul Savage presented all day up forward as well, continuing his role as the forward-line general.

MAJOR $2,500 RAFFLE DRAW

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SATURDAY 26th AUGUST 2017
AFTER OUR FINAL HOME GAME VS UPPER FERNTREE GULLY


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FROM:  7pm till 12pm

$100 per Ticket (admits 2 people)

Includes: Finger-food, beer, wine, champagne & soft drink from 7-10pm.

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(Drinks at bar prices from 10pm & Spirits Specials all night)

Payments can be made into club bank account below:

BSB: 633 000Acct: 136267168 Please use surname ‘raffle’ as a reference when paying

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Blue day for Waverley

Waverley Blues: 2.0.12   2.0.12   4.0.24   4.2.26

Croydon Blues: 3.1.19   6.4.40   11.8.74   14.19.103

Goals: Turner, Boyce, Engley, Slater

Best: Swierzbiolek, Turner, Edwards, Smith, Hogan, Playsted

It was anotehr dissapointing day for Waverley Blues, after suffering a 77-point loss to 5th Placed Croydon in round 14.

'Swizza' Swierzbiolek again played well in the ruck, while Wes Smith and Al Playsted were strong in the backline.

A promising start suggested that the Blues would be able to repicate their round 5 heroics that saw Waverley win it's first game of the season by just two points, however Croydon showed they wouldn't be snubbed a second time in 2017.

A tight first quarter had Croydon leading by just seven points at the first change, however the windy conditions started to show in the second, as Croydon kicked 3 goals while keeping Waverley scoreless to open up a 28-point lead.

That lead would only be strengthened in the third quarter, as a five goal term left Waverley trailling by 50 points at three quarter time, despite some strong glimpses of play that produced to goals for the Waverley Blues.

However with the wind in favour of Croydon in the final quarter, the margin would continue to grow, with innaccuracy the only thing keeping Waverley from total embarrassment, with Croydon kicking 3.11 for the term to finish with a damning 13 goal margin.

Waverley will face a tough task this weekend as they front up against second placed Doncaster East, who have dropped just two games for the year, with Waverley needing to win to have any chance of picking up the wooden spoon.


Waverley Reserves: 0.1.1   0.3.3   1.4.10   2.10.22

Croydon Reserves: 2.4.16   3.6.24   6.7.43   11.8.74

Goals: Griffiths 2

Best: Ewart, Stratfort, Twycross, Hansen, 

Waverley's Reserves faced a similar fate to the seniors on a day when wind conditions provided no aid to either team.

While Croydon only had a 21-point lead at half time, Waverley's vacant Goals Column proved that it would just not be their day.

While a 31-point lead at three quarter time was looking respectable considering the circumstances, a five goal final term to Croydon blew Waverley away, with the final margin resting at 52-points in favour of Croydon. 

Luke Ewart was best on ground for Waverley, playing out of his skin at fullback, while 50 gamers John Griffiths and James 'Towball' Hansen impressed, with Griffiths kicking the teams two goals and Hansen impressive in the middle.

This weekend will provide the Reserves with a big chance to add to their wins tally fo the year, with Doncaster east sitting in 7th position and with just two more wins than the Blues, it will be a big opportunity for Waverley to show their spirit.


Waverley Under 19s: 1.1.7   5.2.32   5.3.33   6.3.39

Croydon Under 19s: 2.3.15   3.6.24   7.9.51   8.10.58

The Under 19s showed a lot of promise in their clash with Croydon, with a 4 goal second term highlighting the capabilities of the team.

Waverley played to the conditions better early on, shown by an 8-point lead at half time in blustery conditions, however they ran out of legs as Croydon kept coming and ran away to win by 19-points.

Waverley did well to keep within striking ditance of the ladder leaders, proving they can match it with anyone in the competition towards the pointy end of the season.

With a game in hand, Waverely should push for finals contention this weekend as they play Cellar-dwellers Doncaster East, who they should account for.

AFL International Cup Game Canada vs NZ - 12th August

Witness history at Mt Waverley Reserve as Canada take on New Zealand in the AFL International Cup 2017! The game will be held before our Seniors game vs Knox Football Club, with all bar, canteen, BBQ and coffee carts open all day. Get in early to see the National Anthems and pre and post game ceremonies. For full match and venue details see below.

All welcome! 

Game Times

U19s – 9am Waverley Blues vs Knox (20 min quarters Q1 & Q2, 20 mins plus time of Q1 &Q2, 3 minute quarter time breaks, 10 minute half time) Game Length approx 1 hour 45 mins

Reserves - 1050am Waverley Blues vs Knox (19 min quarters with no time on, 3 minute quarter time breaks, 10 minute half time) Game Length 1 hour 40 mins

Pre-match – 12:30pm – team warm ups & national anthems

International – Canada vs New Zealand – 12:40pm (17.5 min quarters, with no time on, 5 min quarter breaks, 15 min half time) Game Length 1 hour 35 mins

Waverley Blues Auskick – Half time Grid Game approx. 1:10pm

Seniors – 2:10pm Waverley Blues vs Knox (normal game time and quarter lengths)

230pm – International Game After Match Presentations

430pm onwards – After Match Awards food and drinks

Where is Mt Waverley Reserve?

Our ground is off the corner of High St and Stephensons Rd, Mt Waverley.

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Help! How do it get there?

Mt Waverley Reserve is a short 5-7 min walk from Mt Waverley Train Station on the Glen Waverley Line. Plenty of buses go past High St and Stephenson’s road too. Parking is available inside the ground via Fleet St but will be limited. Further parking is available around the side streets on and off Charles St and St Albans St. We expect it to be busy, so please look at parking restrictions too.

I’m hungry and thirsty – can you help?

Yes we can! All day from 9am to the sun goes down we’ll have a Coffee Cart running to start your day, a BBQ servicing burgers and snags, a fully stocked canteen and a inside and outside bar. Alcohol can be purchased at the venue at very cheap prices (eg. $5 beers) and you can drink outside while watching the games.

My kids and dog want to come – are they welcome?

Yes, we love kids and dogs. Kids can enjoy the play equipment next to the ground whilst mums and dads can look after the little ones also in the warm social rooms. Dogs must be on a lead, we don’t want them chasing the footy!

Where can we kick on after the game?

Everyone is welcome back to the Club Social Rooms during and after the game for a drink and feed. Once this winds up we encourage everyone to head to the Notting Hill Hotel for some of the best food and drink in Monash. There is plenty of space and TV’s to relax and enjoy the night. The Canadian team will be heading there in the evening.

Does it cost to get in?

Not if you are showing your Canadian and New Zealand colours (or passport). Entry is otherwise $8 for adults, $4 for pensioners/concession card holders, and free for u16s. These gate fees help us cover the cost of the ground, facility, staff and on-going utility and maintenance costs. It’s a pretty cheap day out when food and drinks are also very reasonable on cost.

Why are Canada and New Zealand playing AFL in the suburbs of Melbourne? Shouldn’t they be playing Ice Hockey & Rugby?

Every 3 years the AFL hosts the International Cup in Melbourne, where international teams made up of each countries citizens play in a round robin tournament. These teams are good, so expect a quality game with their own unique flair! For more information about the Tournament click here. http://www.afl.com.au/internationalcup

The Waverley Blues were lucky to be selected as one of 8 suburban clubs to host a game this year. The other games are played at Royal Park, with a schools round on the Wednesday.

This event and day sounds awesome – how can I help out this great community event?

We’d love any volunteers who can lend a hand on the day to help out! Everything from time keepers, water carriers, bar & canteen helpers, ground managers, umpire escorts and support staff for the International Teams. If you can help contact us via Facebook or waverleyblues@efl.org.au

Who are the Waverley Blues and how do I get involved in this great club?

We play in Division 2 of the Eastern Football League, and have 3 Senior Mens teams, 1 Senior Women’s team and 10 junior boys and girls teams. Last year we expanded into Women’s netball teams too. We also have a strong connection with the Waverley Blues Auskick and Mt Waverley Cricket Club. Our club is strong family and community oriented club who welcomes everyone from all back grounds and all skill levels – players, coaches, officials and volunteers. With strong connections in the City of Monash via local businesses, schools and universities, we can offer great opportunities for everyone. For info about us visit www.wbfc.com.au

PAST PLAYERS DAY 12th AUGUST 2017

Dear Past Player/Official/Legend,

The date is set,  The cost is Set,  The schedule is set all we need is your attendance and stories on how great we all were back in the day!

Date:  Saturday 12th August.

Location: Mt Waverley Reserve, Charles Street.

Time: Starts at 12 noon.

Schedule: Canada V’s New Zealand in international cup Game starts at 12.30.  WBFC V’s Knox Seniors game starts around 2.15pm.

Cost: $30 Includes Food and Beer from 12.30 till 3.30.

RSVP:  Please respond to dwaterhouse@pmg.com.au or Text David Waterhouse 0421 921 894 if you are attending for catering purposes. To add to your facebook events click here

Highlights:  New Zealand Haka Before there game.   Seeing Joe Aiello back at the club.  Watching the Seniors.  Having a beer at the footy with your mates.

Looking forward to seeing you on the day!

U17 PRESENTATION NIGHT - WAVERLEY RSL

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WAVERLEY RSL

·      * Tickets for Playing Group FREE

·      * Tickets for Partners/Friends/Family @ $35.00 per head


2 Course Meal + Soft Drinks
* Drinks at Bar prices (special @ RSL members prices) - Waverley Blues support responsible serving and drinking of alcohol. No person under the age of 18 can drink at this event

Date: Friday 25th August 2017

Time: 7pm-11pm
Venue: 161 Coleman Parade, Glen Waverley VIC 3150

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/sCzxu3ygK122

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Injury Riddled Blues Overrun by Strong Falcons Outfit

Waverley Blues: 3.2.20    5.4.34    8.7.55    8.7.55

Lilydale Falcons: 3.3.21    5.4.34    13.5.83    21.9.135

Goals: Turner 3, Sharpe 2, Millier, Smith, Robinson

Best: Robinson, Millier, Slater, Coghlan, Hogan, Turner

Considering Lilydale's position as a genuine premiership contender for 2017, injury-riddled Waverley put up a brave performance, keeping with the Falcons for two and a half quarters before being over run.

The Blues took their opportunites in front of goal, and were able to expose the Falcons at times with their run, while pressure and safe hands in the backline kept the Blues in the contest.

In his second game back from injury, Ben Turner looked the star early with three first quarter goals, including one after the sirn, while Matthew Sharpe also kicked two.

The midfielder squadron of Ryan McNamara, Sam Mier, Ryan Serpanchy, Wes Smith and Michael Millier also ran hard all day, with good use of rotations from the coaching staff.

Acting captain for the day Nathan MacDonald was good with his voice in defence, and provided inspiration with his one-percenters.

The first two goals of the game went to Lilydale, despite and even early contest and neither side looking to assert themselves.

However Turner hit back from the arc, only to be matched by Lilydale down the other end of the ground.

It would be deja-vu for the fans however, as Turner kicked an almost identical goal minutes later, before putting a third goal from the same position away after the quarter time siren to find themselves just one point down at the first change.

Good composure from Mier in the middle set up Matthew Sharpe, who kicked his first for the afternoon, giving the Blues a six-point lead in what was looking to be a promising - albeit cold - day at Waverley.

However Lilydale hit back hard with two goals, before Cam Robinson kicked a goal to level the scores before half time.

Wes Smith kicked the first goal of the third term, before two quick goals from the Falcons not only reduced the margin, but put them back in front.

Sharpe's second goal put the Blues back in front, before Michael Millier also gave the crowd something to cheer about with a running goal out the back of the pack - and against the flow of play.

However the Falcons then got ahead through running more, while the Blues played around with the ball too much, unable to get solid drive down the ground, and with a lack of targets they were uneasy going forward.

Two easy goals to the Falcons to close the quarter left for a 28-point Margin, with the game seeming to slip away.

Lilydale's first goal of the final quarter, just 15 seconds in, was the last thing Waverley needed, and with two more before the four-minute mark, the game was seemingly over.

With eight goals in the final term, Lilydale kept the Blues scoreless to run 80 point winners, with injured ruckman Swizza Swierzbiolek and captain Will Edwards sorely missed.

The Blues have a chance to respond next week against Mulgrave, who also suffered a bad loss, it will be a good chance for the Blues to score their second win of the year, with Swizza, Paul Savage, 250 gamer Michael Harrison, and Trent Bacon all expected to be back in the senior team in the coming rounds.


Waverley Reserves: 2.0.12   2.1.13   5.2.32   5.5.35

Lilydale Reserves: 4.2.26   8.5.53   10.10.70   15.14 104

A dirty day for the reserves say Lilydale run away 69-point winners.

A close contest in the first quarter kept the Falcons on their toes, but a goalless second term allowed Lilydale to break to contest open.

Fighting back, the Blues won the third quarter by 2-points, however a second scoreless term in the final quarter meant that it was too little left to too few for Waverley.

Daniel Molloy and James Hansen made welcome returns from injury, and made their case for senior selection with strong performances, while Sam Le Cerf and Al Feary kicked two goals each.


Waverley Under 19s: 1.1.7   2.3.15   3.3.21   4.4.28

Lilydale Under 19s 4.0.24   7.3.45   12.6.78   15.7.97

The Under 19s suffered a bad loss against Lilydale, scoring just 1 goal in each quarter.

Lilydale put on a strong performance from the start, and domianted both defensively and in attack.

Max Dawe was good for Waverley, putting in a strong performance yet again that could have him called upon to seniors in the coming weeks, while Nicholas Buckley was also good on the day, managing a goal for the Blues.

It leaves Waverley with a serious chance to make a run for the finals, as they play Mulgrave who sit just one place ahead on the ladder.

MAJOR TRIVIA & FUNDRAISING NIGHT

Waverley Blues Major Trivia Night

First prize: $1000, Second $250

Silent auctions, raffles, football memorabilia, and lots more - don't miss out!

Hosted by Quizzame! With high tech new electronic controller answering & scoring system!!

Location: Holy Family School Hall, 250 Stephensons Road, Mount Waverley

Date: Saturday 15 July 2017

Time: 7.30 – 11pm

BYO food and drink

Entry $25 per person (booking a table of 10 is preferred)

Payments:

EFT Preferred to Waverley Blues Football Club

BSB: 633 000    ACCT: 136267168

Reference: Your Name ‘Trivia’

Or online via credit card below

Prizes : First prize: $1000, Second $250

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PRESIDENTS LUNCHEON WITH SPECIAL GUEST: GARY BUCKENARA

4 time premiership player and 3 time All Australian with the Hawthorn Football Club, and member of if its Team of the Century. Played 154 games and kicked 293 goals. Currently General Manager of the Frankston Dolphins VFL team

DATE: SATURDAY 24th JUNE 2017

VENUE: MT WAVERLEY RESERVE CLUB ROOMS (HOME GAME VS LILYDALE)

TIME: 12pm to 2:30pm

COST: $40 MEMBERS $50 NON- MEMBERS, TABLE OF 10 $400

INCLUDES: FULLY CATERED LUNCH, DRINKS ON ARRIVAL & EXCLUSIVE ACCESS

CONTACT: Dwayne 0402853218 or waverleyblues@efl.org.au

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U19s get the points while Senior teams struggle through injuries

Waverley Blues: 0.8.8    0.12.12    2.15.27   4.19.43

Upper F'Tree Gully: 2.3.15    8.6.54    10.12.72    11.15.81

Waverley remains on just one win in 2017 after a very dissapointing result against Upper Ferntree Gully.

Arriving to the game with premium intensity and a dominant display, inaccurcay would haunt the blues, who managed just eight behinds in the first quarter, while the Kings put through two goals and three behinds to lead by seven.

Had Waverley converted, they could well have found themselves on the right side of a momentum buffer with a 30-odd point margin in their favour.

The tune would continue in the second term, with the Blues still unable to convert, while the Kings made the most of their opportunity, putting six goals through the big sticks to lead by 36-points at the major break.

Finally, Matthew Sharpe would kick the first goal for the Blues in the third quarter, and would end with another major, but it was too little too late as Kings won the match by 38-points.

However positive signs were shown in the Blues last quarter, which they won showing that they still possess the desire to win through a never-say-die attitude.

Michael Robinson played his first game for the year, bringing in good run off half back, while Ben Turner came back from injury to fill his role at half back, with episodes in the middle of the ground, replacing Matt Harrison and Pual Savage injured who were injued from last week's match.

Coach Scott Hunter mixed the team up a little bit to try and get going in the second half, and while it couldn't cause a paradigm shift on the field, it showed glimpses of what both he and the team is capable of.

Swizza Swierzbiolek tried hard all day and was the best for the Blues, while youngster Ryan McNamara was good on half back and wing backing up his form.

Ryan 'Surfer' Serpanchy also contributed with a solid performance.

Despite the result, much fun was had at the Ladies Night and Miss Waverley Blues on Satruday night.

The events keep coming, with the Gary Buchenara Luncheon kicking off our round 10 clash next Saturday against Lilydale.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Waverley Blues Reserves: 3.0.18   4.2.26    5.7.37    6.8.44

Upper F'Tree Gully Reserves: 2.0.12    4.2.26    7.3.45    9.4.58

The Waverley Reserves put in a strong performance against Upper Ferntree Gully, but ultimately the home side played the conditions better with the size of the ground, their spread and carry much better.

The Blues led at quarter time and were poised for a big game.

Dwayne Wathen, returning for just his second game of the year kicked a goal tp give the Blues the lead in the second quarter, though both teams went into quarter time on 4.2.26.

The Kings kicked some key goals in the third quarter, controlled the ball much better, giving the Blues few opportunities to attack the scoreboard.

The Kings kept their momentum for the remainder of the game, and ran out winners by 14 points.

Rhys McLeod went off hamstring injury, also dampening the day for the Blues.

Charlie Stratford was moved down back and played well, while Luke Glossop played well on the wing with his run and carry, not letting his size get the better of him with some strong marks.


Waverley Blues U19s: 2.2.14    5.3.33    6.6.42    12.8.80

Upper F'Tree Gully U19s: 2.0.12    4.1.25    5.3.33    5.4.34

The Waverley Blues Under 19s had a great game against Upper Ferntree Gully.

While the Kings kept close to the Blues, Waverley held the lead for majority of the game, with just 9-points separating the teams at the last change.

However a huge final quarter put the Blues on the winners list.

Six goals to just one behind meant the Blues would run out 36-point winners - a solid result for the team going forward.


Waverey Blues Women: 8.6.54

Norwood Women: 6.3.39

The Waverley women's team put on their third win in a row, as they beat Norwood by 15-points.

A tight seesawing affair provided a tough game, but Waverley was able to break clear and put away Norwood, who put up a brave fight.

Sam Allen, in stellar form, kicked half of Waverley's goals with four majors, while Jess McKenna put up a strong performance in the backline.

Bridget Murphy, who is also having a strong season, was good through the middle.

The girls have a bye this coming weekend, before they face Heathmont at home on Sunday July 2.

BENSONS MT WAVERLEY NEW NETBALL TEAM SPONSOR!

We are thrilled to welcome Benson's Mt Waverley as the first ever sponsor for our EFL Netball Team!

Bensons is a casual fine dining restaurant, offering eclectic Modern Australian cuisine and warm hospitality in a recently renovated venue. A warm and homely facility with banquet seating and gentle lighting, contribute to an intimate and contemporary feel. They also have another great venue in Brighton!

Our Club will receive a rebate back to the Club to help fund our netball team equipment and uniforms - so make sure you show your Waverley Blues membership when at Bensons!

 

http://www.bensonsfood.com/mt-waverley

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Blues put up fight but it's not enough against the Devils

Waverley Blues: 0.0.0   3.1.19   7.3.45   9.3.57

Wantirna South:   5.5.35   9.8.62   9.13.67   14.16.100

Goals: Engley 2, Sharpe 2, Edwards 2, Savage, McNamara, Benjamin

The Waverley Blues have gone down to Wantirna South in a disappointing day on the field for the club.

Despite some promising signs going forward, with a strong third quarter that brought the Blues back into the contest, lapses in composure a drive gave the Devils every opportunity to capitalise.

While Wantirna started the game with much of the possession, good pressure kept them at bay early.

However two quick goals midway through the first quarter threatened to blow the game away, and things were looking dire for Waverley who had barely entered their forward half for the entire quarter.

The second quarter looked set to follow the same tune, with the Devils kicking a goal just 20 seconds into the term, blowing the margin out to 41 points.

Waverley finally converted their first score with a grubby soccer goal off the ground, with youngster Ryan McNamara provided great run and drive, but numbers back meant Wantirna South was able to rebound and counter the Blues' attacks, with the onslaught continuing.

Then came a highlight from Simon Hawkins with a great mark running back with the flight, but again poor composure meant Wantirna South would continue their dominance.

Waverley's second goal came from a free kick, while Matthew Engley kicked a nice goal late against the flow in time on.

However the margin was looking grim, down by 43-points at half time and a man down with Paul Savage off with a shoulder injury.

With the Devils again scoring quickly off the mark, it looked like Waverley's day was about to get worse, but to their credit they played their best quarter for the day and genuinely threatened to pull off a remarkable come back.

Matthew Sharpe started the run with the first goal of the term, before Matthew Engley kicked his second of the term to bring the margin down to 33.

Enter Will Edwards, and the skipper converted after a strong mark at the top of the goal square, which led to a scuffle and a Devil's player being sent off.

The captain then kicked his second goal, an incredible drop punt on the boundary line to reduce the margin to 21.

Poor kicking from Wantirna South helped the blues cause, as they went into the break just 22-points down and with all the momentum in their favour.

The final term see-sawed to begin with, with the two teams trading goals early.

However Wantirna South ran out the match better, and kicked the final three goals of the match to win by 43 points.

Despite the result, a huge congratulations goes out to Matthew Harrison for his 250th game for the club - he is the first blue to do so!

The loss sees Waverley isolated on the bottom of the ladder, and keen as ever to find their second win of the season.


Waverley Blues Reserves: 1.5.11   2.7.19   4.7.31   5.7.37

Wantirna South Reserves: 3.0.18   6.1.37   10.2.62   15.5.95

Early Inaccuracy from Waverley haunted the Blues, with much more of the ball in the first term, but an inability to convert had them trailling by 7-points at the first change where they should have been a few goals up.

The Devils played a stronger brand of football in the second quarter and extended the margin to 18-points, with Waverley still well and truly in the game.

Concussions to Daley McKenzie and Sam Le Cerf didn't help the Blues cause, with Wantirna South capitalising on the extra legs and rotations and kicking four goals to two for the quarter, which had them double the score of Waverley despite having just one more scoring shot.

The first four goals to the Devils in the last quarter all but sealed the result, with Wantirna South running out 58-point winners.


Waverley Blues U19s: 2.4.16   6.6.42   8.13.61   14.15.99

Wantirna South U19s: 1.1.7   1.3.9   3.5.23   4.8.32

The Waverley Blues Under 19s had a great all round performance against Wantirna South, with much better ball use and determination on the day.

What was a close contest earley was blown out in the second quarter, with four goals added to the margin which saw Waverley lead by 33-points at the main change, before continuing on their merry way and winning by 67-points.

Youngsters Kyle Viccars and Maw Dawe both performed well and showed promising signs going forward, while Jaye O'Connell kicked three goals.

With the long weekend, the junior teams and women's team had byes, but all teams will be back next weekend.

Go Blues!

NEW NOTTING HILL HOTEL SPONSORSHIP 2017-18

The Waverley Blues are thrilled to announce a new two year sponsorship agreement with Monash's favourite hotel the Notting Hill Hotel!

Members and supporters of the Club are encouraged to grab a Waverley Blues/Notting Hill loyalty card from the Club, where all purchases (excluding the bottle shop), come back as a rebate to the Club. 

As a new exciting initiative the Club will also now have Furphy beer on tap, as well as cans and bottles at the bar!

We encourage all players, members, supporters and sponsors to support the Nott when choosing to hold a function, or simply a catch up with friends and family over a drink and feed. If you haven't been to the Nott for a while, make sure you check out their new Steak House restaurant and new and improved famous courtyard! They also continue to have the best beers and drinks on tap too!

When at the Nott, make sure you say hello to the staff and manager Kris Chapman to let you know you are from the Blues!

http://www.nottinghillhotel.com.au/ 

(03) 9544 3031 (notting hill hotel) (03) 9562 7789 (thirsty camel bottleshop)

260-262 ferntree gully road,notting hill vic 3168

Women show the way in a tough day for Waverley

Waverley Blues: 2.5.17   2.6.18   5.8.38   7.11.53

Knox Falcons: 2.1.13   8.3.51   13.6.84   20.11.131

Goals: Savage 2, Engley 2, Edwards, Swierzbiolek, Benjamin

Another tough week for Waverley saw early misses cost the Blues with Knox taking full advantage of their opportunities.

Some late outs also hurt the Blues, with the last two Best-and-Fairest winners Ben Turner and Matthew Sharpe, as well as recruit Trent Bacon all being left out of the final team.

Had the Blues converted some close misses, they could've found themselves three or four goals up at the first change and threatened ladder leaders Knox, but instead lead by just four points at the first break.

 

Those extra goals could have been handy for the Blues thereafter, as the Falcons opened the floodgates kicking six goals to none in the second term, seemingly running away from Waverley.

Waverley tried to stem the flow in the third quarter, restricting Knox to just five while kicking three of their own goals, however the Falcons showed why they are undefeated this year with sublime skills and first class ball use.

Knox ran away in the last term with seven goals, winning by 78-points, while Waverley remains on the bottom of the ladder, looking for their second win of the year.

As always captain Will Edwards led from the front with a goal and unmatchable effort in the middle.

 

Paul Savage was also impressive with two goals up forward and immense pressure.

Youngster Paul McNamara also impressed in his second game of senior footy, while Rob Tomlin and Michael Hogan made their long awaited returns to senior footy this year.

This weekend Waverley has a serious opportunity to add four points to their tally, as they host Wantirna South at Waverley Reserve.

Altough sitting in 7th, the Devils have just one win more than Waverley, though they won't be easy beats as they also come off a dissapointing loss.


Waverley Reserves: 1.2.8   1.3.9   1.3.9   1.4.10

Knox Reserves: 3.4.22   9.7.61   13.12.90   15.19.109

Goals: Young

A dissapointing day for the reserves saw just one goal for the Blues, as they went down to Knox by 99-points.

A competitive first quarter saw the Blues trailling by 14-points, with spectators sensing a game on their hands.

 

However instead they would witness the Falcons kicking away, with six unaswered goals for the quarter placing them very comfrotably in front with a 52-point advantage at the half.

Knox would keep the Blues goalless for the rest of the game, and would run out to lead by 81 points at three quarter time, while Waverley managed to keep the final margin under triple figures.

Daley MacKenzie was best on ground for Waverley, trying hard all day, and putting his body on the line.Lachie Feary and David Santalucia were also impressive in the middle, while Luke Ewart had a solid performance in the backline.

An injury to Fraser Clartworthy in the final term further soured the day for the Blues.


Waverley Under 19s: 4.4.28   7.4.46   10.4.64   10.4.64

Knox Under 19s: 1.1.7   1.7.13   4.11.35   8.18.66

Goals: Miller 4, O'Connell 3, Facey 2, Kinsella

The Under 19s looked like upsetting Knox as they got away to and early lead in the first quarter, before woeful kicking from the Falcons youngsters almost had them out of the game.

However chasing a 29-point margin at 3/4 time, Knox came home hard while Waverley ran out of legs, a come from behind win saw the Blues go scoreless in the final term.

The juniors should rebound strongly next week against Wantirna South, who have won just one game for the year.


Waverley Women: 3.11.29

Knox Women: 2.8.20

Goals: Allen 2, Glare

Despite some big outs for Waverley, the women rose to the challenge to defeat Knox by 9 points at Schultz Reserve.

Teneille Francis starred in her farewell game, as she embarks on a new journey in her life, and she will be missed in the backline for the remainder of the year.

Clara Zwack, Charlotte Krelle, Olivia Baxter, Penny Panayi and Kahlia Rogers were also impressive.

The win showed just how much the girls have developed over the year.

Next week looks promising for Waverley, who will look to make it 4 four wins, as they play Norwood, who have just one win to their game.

A Big thank you to Teneille Francis as she embarks on a new journey into the Navy. We thank her for her support and service to the Waverley Blues, and wish her well.

LADIES NIGHT & MISS WAVERLEY BLUES

Back by popular demand and a two year absence, our Ladies Night is back!

- Witness a new winner of the Misss Waverley Blues competition - a player revue by our Men's players. Who will take the mantle from reigning two time winner Luke Taunt!?

- DJ Entertainment all night from Senior player Kieran Vanderwal (resident DJ at Waa Waa Lounge), followed by Karaoke 

- Ticket price includes beer, wine and soft drink from 730-1030pm and finger food throughout the night. Spirits at bar prices, with further drink specials on the night including Expresso Martinis! 

Mt Waverley Reserve Club Rooms

Saturday 17th June 2017

730pm - 1230pm

Tickets: $35 LADIES $50 MEN (includes drink and food package)

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Reserves, U19s, Women of Waverley Match Reports

While the seniors played out their first win on the weekend, the reserves and the under 19s didn't quite get the results they were after.

Waverley Reserves: 2.0.12   3.1.19   4.1.25   5.4.34

Croydon Reserves: 2.3.15   8.5.53   12.10 82   14.13 97

Croydon's reserves sat underfeated on top of the ladder, Waverley was up for the fight early with a goal to Ali Feary in the first minute. Croydon seemed to be in control of the game thereafter, but couldn't hurt Waverley on the scoreboard.

Waverley kicked its second goal through a free kick, late in the first quarter.

However it all turned south from there, as Croydon piled on six goals to one in the second quarter to establish a 34-point lead at half time.

Croydon continued with the momentum in the third quarter, before Waverley stemmed the flow in the final term, resulting in a 63-point margin at full time.

Poor kicking efficiency let Waverley down, however their energy and application of pressure was admirable throughout the day considering the circumstances.


Waverley Under 19s: 2.1.13   2.3.15   2.5.17 6.9.45

Croydon Unders 19s: 1.5.11   5.8.38   7.15.57   9.17.71

Waverley's Under 19's team hosted Croydon for the first match of the day, and went into the quarter time break with a two point lead, thanks to inaccurate kicking from Croydon.

However the visitors wouldn't be restrained, with poor disposal again letting Waverley down, with Croydon skipping out to a 23-point lead at half time.

Kicking woes returned in the third quarter for Croydon, however Waverley lacked competitiveness in the air, and left Croydon with too many clean chains of play.

Waverley put in a much stronger effort in the last term, winning the quarter 4.4.28 - 2.2.14, but it was too little too late as Croydon won by 26-points.

 


Waverley Women: 5.8.38

Yarra Junction: 3.2.20

at Pinewood Reserve

Waverley women had much better fortunes, as they won their second game of the year against Yarra Junction by 18-points.

Bridget Murphy and Sam Allen were amongst the best, while Charlotte Krelle was solid on debut.

Ellie Bowden also kicked her first goal in one of the day's highlights.

Coach Chris Goldstraw commended the progress of the girls this year, saying it was "fantastic to see how many scoring shots were made through Pressure"

"No one walked off too injured either, which was nice as well".

Waverley will play a block buster match next Saturday night away against Mt Evelyn.

by Will Zwar | @zwar_w

Waverley holds on for first win of the year

Waverley Blues: 3.3.21   6.3.39   10.4.64   12.5.77

Croydon Blues: 4.2.26   5.4.34   7.5.47   11.9.75

Goals: Engley 5, Savage 2, Swierzbiolek 2, Bacon, Sharpe, D Playsted

The Waverley Blues have held on to a two point win after a late Croydon play saw them come back from five goals early in the fourth quarter.

Mark Engley was among the best with five majors to his name, while Matthew Sharpe also provided direction up forward and kicked a goal.

Daniel Playsted was also impressive in the middle, while Ned Slater and Al Playsted were also dynamic and contributed to the cause all day.

A brave performance had Waverley down one man for most of the contest, before another injury just before the final siren had fans clenching their teeth.

Waverley started strong, eager to get their first win of the year, but a lapse in concentration late in the first term saw Croydon kick three goals and lead by five points at the first change.

Engley opened Waverley's account early in the second quarter however, with a nice goal from outside the arc on a tight angle to regain the lead.

Confidence was brewing, with a nice play, startng with a Dylan Cole run-down tackle, allowed Wes Smith to set up Adam Swierzbiolek in the goal square.

However an injury to Sam Mier after a heavy bump saw him sidelined for the day, while a brawl erupted, stopping play before Hayden Lovat was sent off by the umpires.

Waverley maintained their momentum though and went into the half up by five points.

Waverley broke open the game in the premiership quarter, with Egley again kicking from long range to extend the margin, before Trent Bacon slotted the goal after the day, borking a defender and then kicking from the arc on the boundary line.

The Croydon defence was also impressive, keeping the lively and lippy Justine Ficorilli to just a goal for the quarter, while also capitalisting on his mistakes on the counter-attack.

Daniel Playstead goalled early in the final term to extend the margin to 23 points, before Croydon mounted a comeback and threatened Waverley's chances at a first win.

But they ran out of time, with Waverley holding on, giving Scott Hunter his first win in his first game at the helm.

by Will Zwar | @zwar_w