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

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’

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Prizes : First prize: $1000, Second $250

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COACHING ANNOUNCEMENT

The Waverley Blues Football Club wish to announce Scott Hunter as interim coach for season 2017.

Scott is a familiar face at the club, returning after being our senior coach from 2009-2012. Between 2012 and now, Scott has spent time at East Burwood Football Club (where he assumed a similar position with them in 2015) and more recently Knox Football Club. Scott is part of the Waverley Blues Family and was only too happy to come back and take the reins.

We ask that everyone gets behind and supports Scott in the role he has taken on.

GARY BUCKENARA LUNCHEON

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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SENIOR COACH ANNOUNCEMENT

It's with regret that our club announces the resignation of our Senior Coach Ben Carboni. Ben notified the Club of his resignation on Friday morning, which the Committee has since accepted.

Ben has been a wonderful servant of our club for many years, as a Junior player and Senior playing coach, and signs off as a valuable member of the Waverley Blues community.

The club will now actively search and recruit for a suitable Senior Coach to complete the remainder of this season, and for future years.

The Waverley Blues is forging a strong financial position via sponsorship & membership growth, and has a good playing list with a strong Junior program coming through. We remain confident that we have the opportunity to have a successful year on and off the field this season and long into the future.

Stephen Pewtress

President - Waverley Blues Football Netball Club

NEW SPONSOR - QUANTUM BUSINESS FINANCE

We are thrilled to welcome Quantum Business Finance as SILVER SPONSORS for season 2017!

Quantum Business Finance is Australia’s best connected and resourced Equipment Finance Broking firm.

"Our market position guarantees we get preferential interest rates on the full range of equipment finance facilities from every major bank and specialised lender in the market.

We provide Motor Vehicle and Equipment Finance to individuals in business, and to all business types from sole traders through to listed companies.

No matter how big or small your business, we will provide you with a portfolio of lenders with a diverse range of tailored products, and we’ll make our lenders fight for your business.

We have the expertise and the industry contacts to choose the right bank, get the right facility, expertly complete finance submissions, and deliver the best possible outcome on the best possible terms.

Our business is based on building strong ongoing relationships, so we’ll be there with you to liaise with your suppliers, accountants and insurers, and take care of all your documentation for the duration of your finance agreement and beyond."

http://www.quantumbusiness.com.au/

Contact: Steven Burr

Ph 03 9006 1111|  Mobile 0402 471 913|  Fax (03) 9867 2110
Email steven.b@quantumbusiness.com.au

WOMEN'S FIRST GAME & RD 3 vs MITCHAM

Another big home game is scheduled for this Saturday 29th April at Mt Waverley Reserve. This will be a historic day for the Club with the first ever official game for our Women's football team. Get down early to support the ladies! 

1030am - Waverley Blues Women's Team vs Chirnside Park
12pm - Reserves vs Mitcham FC
2pm - Seniors vs Mitcham FC
(our undefeated U19s have the bye)

Our canteen, bar, BBQ and coffee van will be open all day, along with the oppurtunity to purchase club merchandise and memberships. For free entry make sure you show your Membership card at the gate.

Our new Women's football jumpers, proudly sponsored by Basilico Resturants and She Science

NEW SPONSOR - SEA BLUE FISH & GRILL

We are pleased to welcome on board as a Club Sponsor for 2017 Sea Blue Fish & Grill.

Under new management, the business has decided to support the Blues and we ask our people to support them. With over 30 years of experience Dimitri, Angela & Family give the highest level of Service and use the finest ingredients with 100% cholesterol free oil.

Gluten Free Menu is also available.

Sea Blue Fish & Grill are located at 305 Stephensons Rd, Mount Waverley next to another WBFC Sponsor in Mortgage Choice Waverley.

Be sure to mention you’re from the Waverley Blues when you ‘re in the shop! You might be lucky to get a free extra potato cake :) 

Address: 305 Stephensons Rd, Mount Waverley VIC 3149

Phone: (03) 9830 8182

Trading Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 11am – 8:30pm

 

COCKTAIL NIGHT

Waverley Blues are having a Cocktail Party on Saturday 6th May 2017 from 7:00pm to 11:30pm at the Mt Waverley Clubrooms. 

As this is the first parent function for the 2017 season we would love to see you all there and please feel free to invite friends.  

The cost includes two cocktails, finger food and a DJ so bring your dancing shoes. 

To book tickets please click on the link below:-

https://www.trybooking.com/272333

Please see the attached Cocktail Party Invitation.

We look forward to seeing you all there.

MATES DAY & ANZAC ROUND

Opening Day Mates Day is back! Let’s build again on the huge crowd we had last year against for our traditional clash with local rivals Mulgrave in 2017!! The players will also be wearing special Anzac Round jumpers with funds raised on the day going back to the Waverley RSL. 

ENTRY SPECIAL $30 when purchasing any Waverley Blues Membership before the day. Please register and pay online for memberships on our website. All other tickets $40 per person

http://wbfc.com.au/calendar/matesday 

INCLUDES:
Exclusive access to our Private Centre Wing Marquee and beer garden
Drinks from 1-3pm
Sponsors giveaways
Finger food throughout the day
Free game entry and football record

 

BLUE CREW MEMBERSHIPS NOW AVAILABLE!

BLUE CREW COTERIE GROUP MEMBERSHIP

Want to join the Blue Crew Coterie in 2017 and receive maximum value whilst at the same time significantly supporting the Club? For further infomoration or to join contact Gavin Kaye via email gavkaye@hotmail.com

Included in your Coterie membership fee of $500 is the below........

  • BRAND NEW Blue Crew 2017 Hoodie (see below)
  • Blue Crew Membership Card (entitles you to $1 off all drinks from Inside/Outside Bar at Home games)
  • Ticket to WBFC Sponsor Luncheon 2017 (all inclusive from 12pm-2pm)
  • Blue Crew Day (we will be setting up a Marquee at a Home game with heaters and will include Drinks & BBQ from 1pm-4pm)
  • Drinks & Finger food at Half Time of Seniors in Social Rooms at all Home games excluding 'Blue Crew day'
  • WBFC Stubby Holder
  • WBFC Drink Card (6 x Drinks)
  • Name on Blue Crew Coterie Board in WBFC Social Rooms
  • 10% discount on club apparel
  • Coterie Group financial updates throughout 2017
  • A say in which areas the Group's funds are distributed to the club

Payment plans are available

Payment can be made direct to the Waverley Blues Facility Reserve Account BSB  633000 ACCOUNT 156662686

For all other membership options click here. 

NEW SPONSOR - MST LAWYERS

The Waverley Blues are thrilled to welcome MST Lawyers on board as a Club Sponsor in 2017!

MST Lawyers is a dynamic mid-tier law firm of over 60 Lawyers and support staff. Formerly known to locals as Mason Sier Turnbull Lawyers, MST Lawyers has grown from a small firm originally founded in the 1950s, into a progressive, commercial and private client legal practice.

The firm is divided into a range of specialised teams, each headed by a Principal experienced in a specific discipline of legal practice. The teams are as follows:

  1.  Corporate Advisory
  2.  Franchising
  3.  Conveyancing, Property and Leasing
  4.  Dispute Resolution and Litigation
  5.  Workplace
  6.  Wills & Estates
  7.  Family Law

Clients include individuals, entrepreneurs and businesses, small to medium sized enterprises, national and international corporations, including publicly listed corporations, national retail groups and national franchise groups, many of whom are household names throughout Australia and the world.

MST Lawyers’ experienced, friendly and dedicated team of lawyers prides itself on delivering great service and sensible solutions to their clients every day.

Again thank you to MST Lawyers for their support of the Waverley Blues for 2017.

When contacting MST Lawyers in relation to your legal needs be sure to mention that you are affiliated with the Waverley Blues.

MST Laywers

315 Ferntree Gully Road, Mount Waverley VIC 3149, Australia

Ph: 1300 MST LAW

http://www.mst.com.au/ 

NEW SPONSOR - THE HUNT RECRUITMENT!

We are pleased to announce The Hunt Recruitment as new sponsors for 2017!

The Hunt Recruitment is a highly professional provider of executive permanent and contracting recruitment services based in Richmond, Melbourne. Founded in 2008, they have made permanent and contracting placements with well-known organisations such as Nike, QBE, IAG, Henley Homes, Metricon, Bolle, Sensis, Simply Energy, Transfield Services, RACV, SKM, MYOB, Melbourne IT, CGU, Aussie Home Loans, and Australian Unity, in addition to servicing a number of smaller niche clients.

The Hunt Recruitment takes pride in giving all candidates honest, professional and valuable advice and timely responses to any queries made. We ensure all candidates receive friendly and knowledgeable one on one service.

We have devised a simple and powerful methodology to ensure the best organisational fit for our clients and candidates, known as our Top 5 Methodology. During the briefing and selection processes we conduct thorough and personalised interviews to ensure that the match between the client and candidate is clearly defined and understood.

With significant previous executive recruitment experience coupled with work history gained in operational business roles as detailed below, our people are the key to ensuring quality outcomes for candidates and clients who work with us.

For every client placed by a Waverley Blues supporter contact, the Club receives a rebate back!

http://thehuntrecruitment.com.au/

MAJOR SPONSOR: KOR EQUIPMENT SOLUTIONS

We are thrilled to announce Kor Equipment Solutions as a Major Sponsor for season 2017! Their branding will be exclusively on all of warm up and training tops for all Junior and Senior teams, as well as Junior team playing jumpers. 

http://www.korquip.com.au/ 

KOR Equipment Solutions is the leading supplier of Industrial Vacuum Loaders and Combination Drain Cleaning trucks in Australia and New Zealand. 

KOR is the exclusive distributor of the Cappellotto truck-mounted vacuum and high pressure water jetting equipment. We are focused on creating long term customer value through the importation of 'cutting edge' global technologies that is supported by a range of service offerings underpinned by a culture of excellence and safety.

Our offer includes industrial vacuum trucks, combination water jetting and vacuum units used for the vacuum loading of sewage and drainage waste, cement, stone, rock, soil, sludge etc. High pressure water systems are also provided on our units used for drain cleaning and hydro excavation.

KOR has established a robust strategic partnership with Cappellotto, Europe's largest manufacturer of sewer and drain cleaning equipment and a proven global leader. Additionally, KOR have identified, negotiated and obtained distribution agreements with other leading global manufacturers that supply cutting edge technologies to the industry.

KOR are also the exclusive distributor for Uraca high pressure water jetting pumps and accessories.

Demonstrating our long term commitment to our customers, our team has an operating framework which delivers operator training, equipment auditing, service and maintenance training and general compliance support.

 

NEW BLUE - James Coghlan

The Waverley Blues are pleased to announce the signing of James Coghlan for season 2017

James grew up in Bridgewater, near Bendigo on the family farm. Before moving down to Melbourne to study Mechatronics engineering at RMIT in the city.

James's father played 109 games with St Kilda FC and James played all his junior football at Kennington Sandhurst before playing in the TAC cup with the Bendigo pioneers.

He then joined Sandhurst FNC playing in 3 Grands Finals and winning it in 2016.

James playing for Sandhurst FNC

James playing for Sandhurst FNC

James has just arrived back from 4 months in Europe and America and has taken to the track in the last couple of weeks and hasnt missed a beat! 

We welcome James to the Blues!

No.1 Ticket Holder Announced

On Wednesday 22nd February 2017, during Collingwood FC's AFL Community Camp visit to the Waverley Blues, our President Steven Pewtress announced our number one ticket holder for 2017 as Rebecca Patterson, Mayor of the City of Monash.

Rebecca has been a fantastic supporter of our Club for many years and we are thrilled that she has accepted this offer this year. Follow her page on Facebook by clicking here to see the latest from the Mayor of the City of Monash!

We encourage all supporters and families to become members of our club to help us raise critical funds to run our operations. To view and purchase our membership options click here. 

For pictures of the announcement and Collingwood FC's visit to Pinewood reserve click here and follow our Facebook page for the latest updates! 

Rebecca Patterson, Mayor of the City of Monash and Waverley Blues No1 Ticket Holder, pictured with Collingwood Captain Scott Pendlebury, our Junior players and Collingwood AFL Women's player Lou Wotton. 

COLLINGWOOD FC AT THE BLUES!

The mighty Collingwood Football Club will be attending Pinewood Reserve on Wednesday 22nd February 2017 as part of their Community Camp visits to the City of Monash for 2017.

Players from both the mens and women's teams will be attendance from 430-630pm and they will be involved in footy clinics, Q&A interviews and to pass on tips on how to be the next AFL Superstar from the Waverley Blues!

The players in attendance will be confirmed on Monday after the weekends AFL and AFLW games. 

All players (boys and girls) of all ages are encouraged to attend and to bring your friends.

We'll hold a BBQ and drinks at the completion of the night, with opportunities to buy Club apparel and register for the season ahead. 

To help us cater for the night and register your attendance let us know via our Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1793982027589822/ Please like and share this event with your friends too!

PRESEASON TRAINING TIMES

Current preseason training times:

Seniors, Reserves and U19s - Pinewood Reserve Monday and Wednesday nights from 6pm. Running sessions Thursday 6pm or Saturday mornings. Wanting to play or help out? Contact us at waverleyblues@efl.org.au or join our Private Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/waverelybluesplayers/ 

U15 & U17s Boys - Pinewood Reserve, Tuesday and Thursday nights from 530pm

Senior Women's and U16 girls - Pinewood Reserve, Thursday night from 6pm. Wanting to play or help out? Contact us at waverleyblues@efl.org.au or join our Private Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/253696668396616/ 

All other junior team training times - TBC - contact waverleybluesjnr@efl.org.au for the latest

Our all Club preseason training session at Mt Waverley Reserve on Monday 13th Feb 2017

Our all Club preseason training session at Mt Waverley Reserve on Monday 13th Feb 2017

NEW BLUE - Dylan Luxa

The Waverley Blues are pleased to announce the signing of Dylan Luxa to the club for season 2017

Dylan comes to us most recently from Langwarrin Football Club in the Peninsula Football League where he grew up and played a heap of his football (debuting in the seniors at 17)

Dylan Luxa article in debut year at Langwarrin

Dylan Luxa article in debut year at Langwarrin

Dylan went to Haileybury College on a Football scholarship in 2004,5,6 winning the APS premiership in all those years. He then went on to spend 3 years on the list at VFL club Frankston Dolphins before heading back to Langwarrin. 

Off the field, Dylan has his own buisness as a Building Inspector and a Freelance designer. 

We welcome Dylan, along with his wife, Jessica and two girls Imogen and Evelyn to the Blues family!!

Go Blues!