Sports News

Villanova College – First V Basketball Premiership 2022
On behalf of the College, I would like to congratulate all coaches, managers, officials and the many others who supported Villanova’s tennis, rugby league and basketball program in 2022. I’d like to acknowledge the great work given by our basketball, rugby league and tennis coordinators listed respectively – Mr Sean O’Neill, Mr Blake McLauchlan and Mr Todd Kropp. These men have done an amazing job to assist in the development of their respective programs. Finally, I thank all players who have represented the College with pride and enthusiasm each week, you have all done us proud!

Overall, Villanova won an astounding 16 combined aggregate and nonaggregate premierships in basketball including the coveted First V basketball premiership. It is interesting to note that 21 out of our 31 basketball teams placed in the top three. I believe these results are a direct result of the hard work and dedication put in by all involved. Our teams were well organized. Our boys trained well and gave their best on game day for our College to produce these great results. Well Done!

Our tennis boys performed well throughout the season. From the 16 teams, six placed in the top three. The 4ths and 5B teams were the only team who managed to win a premiership or remain undefeated. This year’s tennis competition was again fiercely contested. All players who attended all games and the regular training sessions should feel proud of their efforts knowing they produced their best for themselves and the College throughout the season.

The rugby league program is undoubtedly heading in the right direction. I have personally spectated many of the different rounds throughout the season. In my opinion I believe the growth and competitiveness of our teams since the inception of AIC rugby league has been very noticeable. It is encouraging to hear from the staff of other schools including opposing principal’s, that Villanova’s rugby league has been improved substantially and have become super competitive. I am very grateful to the coaches and the players who have put in the ‘hard yards’. This has resulted into a very competitive season.

On behalf of the College, I thank the Year 12 cohort for the contributions they have made. Last weekend marked the final round of AIC sport for these men. These boys have served as good role models for the younger boys. The level of commitment and pride shown by his cohort has been excellent – well done men!

Now that we are ‘done and dusted’ with basketball, tennis and rugby league, I encourage all students from Year 5 – 12 to give Track and Field their highest priority. There are only three weeks of training to go, two of which are in the school holidays and one next term. The AIC Track and Field Championships are held in Week 1 next term. Please read below information regarding Track & Field.

Already we are planning sporting events for next term and beyond. Volleyball pre-season has commenced as well as the swim program and cricket programs. Already we have advertised for the sign-on for those wishing to play AIC volleyball, cricket, AFL and swimming in Term 1 2023. All trials for these sports will be conducted in Week 2 next term. Please see all the important dates and information regarding these trials below.

To further develop Villanova’s sports programme, the Sports Department has implemented many initiatives by forming some specialised squads to develop our student athletes. The Andrew Slack Squad, the Ben Mowen Squad, the Emerging Cricket Talent Squad, First Volleyball Squad, the Junior and Senior Football Development Programs and the Swim Squad are all part of these programs. Most of the information regarding these programs have been advertised (although we are still working on some details regarding the Football which we hope to release mid next term). I wish all those who are involved in these squads the very best.

I wish all students a safe and happy break. Please enjoy!

AFL, Cricket and Volleyball Trials – Week 2, Term 4
Villanova College will conduct AIC cricket and volleyball trials for all teams from Year 7 – 12 on the dates listed below. These trials are open to all students who are enrolled at Villanova College in 2023.  Please note that all students compete in their year level and not in their age groups.

All students, including those students who will join Villanova in 2023, must attend these trials to be considered for team selection in 2023. Students entering Year 7 in 2023 may only participate in cricket, AFL or volleyball. Students are required to wear any appropriate sporting attire to these trials. The College will supply sporting equipment. Students wishing to trial simply attend the venue 15 minutes before the advertised start time.

Year 7 – 12 (2023) Cricket/AFL and Volleyball Trial Schedule
Trials conducted Term 4 – 2022

  Monday 10

October

Tuesday 11 October Wednesday 12   October Thursday 13   October Friday 14 October
6:30am – 8.00am Cricket

Year 11 & 12 (Opens) at Little Langlands

Volleyball

Year 11 in Goold Hall

 

Cricket

Year 8 at Little Langlands

Volleyball

Year 8 in Goold Hall

 

AFL

Year 8 trials at Coorparoo JAFC

 

Cricket

Year 10 at Little Langlands

Volleyball

Year 10 in Goold Hall

 

AFL

Year 10 trials at Coorparoo JAFC

 

AFL

Opens trials at Coorparoo JAFC

 

 
3.30pm – 5.00pm Volleyball

Opens in Goold Hall

 

 

 

Cricket

Year 7 at Little Langlands

Volleyball

Year 7 in Goold Hall

 

AFL

Year 7 at Coorparoo JAFC

 

Cricket

Year 9 at Little Langlands

Volleyball

Year 9 in Goold Hall

 

AFL

Year 9 at Coorparoo JAFC

 

 

 

 

PLEASE NOTE: Trials are for those boys who are entering that year level in 2023,
e.g.
Year 7 trials are for those boys who are entering Year 7 in 2023

  • Little Langlands – Langlands Park, Main Avenue, Coorparoo (next to Easts Leagues Club)
  • Goold Hall – located on the Villanova College Campus, access via Eighth Avenue, Coorparoo
  • Coorparoo JAFC – Giffin Park, Birubi Street, Coorparoo

Further trials will be held on the following weekend dates after the initial trials are held above. Students will be advised of their team and subsequent playing time and venue after their trial session scheduled above. Please keep these weekends free.

FURTHER AFL, CRICKET and VOLLEYBALL TRIAL DATES – Year 7 – 12 Teams
After the cricket, AFL and volleyball trials held during Week 2, Term 4 (that is, 10 – 14 October), the College has organised further trial games to take place on the weekend of Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 October. It is important that all interested students attend these trials as we hope to finalise teams and squads after this weekend. All times and venues will be given to all players during the trials played earlier in the week. Some of these are listed below.

Those who do not make an AFL or volleyball team have the option of joining a cricket team. NOTE – The trials pertain to the year level the student enters in 2023. Therefore, the Year 7 trials are for students entering Year 7 in 2023.

All students wishing to trial for an AIC cricket, AIC AFL or AIC volleyball team must complete an ‘On-line Sign -on Form’ by Friday 7 October. Link below.

https://villanova.jotform.com/tkropp/aic-term-1-2023-sport-sign-on

Further Cricket Trials – Year 7-12 Teams
All teams from Year 7 – 12, Sunday 16 October 2022 at Villanova Park – Specific times and fields tba.

Please note the trial games for cricket will be played on Sunday 16 October at Villanova Park. These trials are for selected teams/students only. NOT ALL BOYS WILL BE REQUIRED. After the trials held earlier in the week, we will advise those who are required to attend further trials on Sunday 16 October.  More information about team lists will be given at a later stage.

Please contact the Sports Office if you have any queries or concerns – sportsoffice@vnc.qld.edu.au Phone: 3394 5621

Date:               Sunday 16 October 2022
Venue 1:         Villanova Park, Manly Road, Tingalpa
Venue 2:         Kianawah Park, Wynnum Road, Tingalpa
Uniform:         Villanova College cricket whites or any suitable sports clothing

Further Volleyball Trials – Year 7-12 Teams
All teams from Year 7 – 12, Saturday 15 November 2022 at Villanova College, Goold Hall

Please note that all students who have signed up for volleyball trials will be expected to attend further trials held on Saturday 15 October in Goold Hall at Villanova College. After the volleyball trials held on Saturday 15 October all coaches will then select their volleyball teams/squads. If a boy fails to make a volleyball team/squad, they are welcome to join a cricket team. More information about team lists will be given at a later stage.

Please contact the Sports Office if you have any quires or concerns – sportsoffice@vnc.qld.edu.au Phone: 3394 5621

Date:               Saturday 15 October 2022
Venue:             Court 1 – Goold Hall, Nearest Main Entrance
Court 2 – Goold Hall, Near Stage
Uniform:         Sports PE uniform or any suitable sports clothing

* All players need to be at their respective venues 15 minutes prior to the commencement of their game.

Time Court 1 Court 2
7.30am – 9.00am Year 8 Year 8
9.00am – 10.30am Year 7 Year 7
10.30am – noon Year 9 Year 10
noon – 1.30pm Year 11 Year 11
1.30pm – 3.00pm Opens Opens

Other Trial Matches Organised (Only for those boys who are selected after Saturday 15 October)
– Saturday 12 November, Trial match v Iona College – Times and venues tba
– Saturday 19 November, Trial match v St Laurence’s College – Times and venues tba

Further AFL Trials – Year 7 – 12 Teams
All teams from Year 7 – 12, Saturday 15 October 2022
Please note that all students who have signed up for AFL trials will be expected to attend further trials held on Saturday 15 October at Coorparoo JAFC, Birubi St, Coorparoo (Giffin Park). After the AFL trials held on Saturday 15 October all coaches will then select their AFL teams/squads. If a boy fails to make an AFL team/squad, they are welcome to join a cricket team. More information about team lists will be given at a later stage.

Please contact the Sports Office if you have any queries or concerns – sportsoffice@vnc.qld.edu.au Phone: 3394 5621

Date:               Saturday 15 October
Venue:             Coorparoo JAFC, Birubi St Coorparoo, Giffin Park
Uniform:         Any suitable sports clothing to play AFL including boots and mouthguards. Bibs will be supplied

* All players need to be at their respective venues 30 minutes prior to the commencement of their game.

Time Coorparoo JAFC
Field 1 Field 2
6.30am – 8.00am Opens (Year 11/12) Year 9/10
8.00am – 9.30am Year 7 Year 8
9.30am – 11.00am     Year 9     Year 6

Other Trial Matches Organised (Only for those boys who are selected after Saturday 15 October)
– Friday 11 November, Open trial match v Iona College – Times and venues TBA
– Saturday 12 November, Year 6, 7, 8, 9/10 trial match v Iona – Times and venues TBA
– Friday 18 November, Open trial match v St Laurence’s College – Times and venues TBA
– Saturday 19 November, Year 8 and Year 9/10 trial match v St Laurence’s College – Times and     venues TBA

FURTHER AFL, VOLLEYBALL and CRICKET TRIALS – 2023
DATE CLAIMER – Further cricket, volleyball and AFL will be played against Padua College on Saturday 28 January 2023, times and venues TBA.
Please keep this date free.

Villanova Swimming
The 2022 – 2023 Villanova swimming season has commenced once again. Many thanks to the 25 students who have started the season with the Villanova squad.  We hope to see the rest of the students at the pool as soon as possible, so we can really develop the skills and speed that is needed for a successful 2023 Championship.

If your son is interested in joining the swim squad, please go to the AIC swimming section on the website to view the online registration form. We recognise that many swimmers train with their own coaches and clubs and may not be able to attend the additional swimming sessions for school.  Please let Mrs Jacobs know if this is the case, so we do have an indication of the boys who are in the pool training regularly.  This assists us for future planning of competition meets.

All training sessions will be held at Langlands Park Memorial Pool, located at 5 Panitya Street, Stones Corner. All training sessions will be under the direction of Mr Felipe Barraza Rojas – Villanova Swim Coach (Year 9 – 12) and Ms Kerry Holland – Villanova Swim Coach (Year 5 – 8).

Training is open to all students who hope to become a member of Villanova’s 2023 Swim Team or for students wishing to increase their physical fitness.  Please note that these sessions are for students who are capable swimmers only, they are not ‘learn to swim’ sessions. Parents who are looking for ‘learn to swim’ sessions may wish to enrol their son/s in an alternate program run at Langlands Pool.

Villanova Swimming Training Schedule
(Commencing Tuesday 6 September for current Villanova students and on Tuesday 4 October for students commencing at the College in 2023)

Day Students in Year 5 – 12 in 2023
Monday
Tuesday 7.00am – 8.00am
Wednesday
Thursday 7.00am – 8.00am
Friday 6.15am – 7.45am

Training commenced on Tuesday 6 September for current Villanova students and will continue every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday morning as per schedule above.
Training will continue from Week 1, Term 4 2022 (Tuesday 4 October) for new students enrolled at Villanova in Year 5 and Year 7 (and other year levels) in 2023 as well as all currently enrolled Villanova students as per the schedule above. These sessions will run up to and including Friday 16 December 2022.

We ask that students arrive at least 15 minutes before the allocated start time so that we are in the water commencing training on time.
The following Swimming Managers will be at Langlands training sessions from Week 1, Term 4 to take the roll and answer any questions you might have.

Villanova Swim Squad Staff
Mrs Juanita Jacobs Swimming Coordinator

jjacobs@vnc.qld.edu.au

Mrs Melissa Liddy Swim Manager Year 5 and Year 6
Mrs Terri Dillon

Mrs Theresa Henry

Swim Managers Year 7 to Year 12

AIC Water Polo
At this early stage it is likely that the AIC Water Polo Competition will be held on Sunday 23 October at Somerville House next term. This will be open to current students from Years 7-11. The divisions will most likely be the same as previous years, that is, three in total – Year7/Year 8 and Year 9/Year 10 and Year 11. We will publish more details of this competition when more information comes to hand. Please be aware that the College will accept nominations from those who participated in the AIC swim program only.

Mrs Jacobs will meet with all those who are interested early next term to discuss training and give out further details.

Hire Basketball Singlets
We ask all players from Year 7 – 12 to return their basketball hire singlet to the Uniform Shop as soon as possible please. Could all Year 5 and Year 6 students either hand their singlet in to the Junior School Office or the Sports Office.

AIC Basketball Results v Padua College

TEAM Round 1

IONA

Round 2

SPLC

Round 3

ASH

Round 4

SPC

Round 5

SLC

Round 6

SEC

Round 7

PAD

First V W 82-59 W 104-73 W 110 – 46 W 78-69 W 75-48 W 84-59 W 91-68
Second V W 42-38 W 56-34 W 32-29 W 68-28 W 45-35 W 33-32 W 66-51
Third V W 44-37 L 29-43 L 30-34 W 52-43 L 52-27 W 43-21 W 44-13
Fourth V W 30-26 L 21-30 (V ASH) D 31-31 L 34-26 W 34-23 WASH OUT W 41-22 (V SLC)
11A W 79-32 W 46-32 W 41-33 W 99-23 W 68-31 W 77-33 W 71-19
11B W 58-38 W 74-24 W 51-32 W 73-24 L 48-33 W 58-20 W 47-23
11C W 46-20 BYE W 20-16 W 45-27 W 21-17 W 95-21 W 31-26
10A L 52-18 W 73-18 W 44-34 W 45-42 L 50-32 L 41-26 L 53-46
10B W 33-32 W 52-14 L 21-33 W 34-28 W 34-32 W 39-31 L 47-27
10C W 35-28 W 67-10 WASH OUT W 24-16 W 39-27 W 44-41 L 39-19
10D BYE L 35-46 L 29-49 W 33-19 W 56-44 W 42-3 L 24-18
9A W 49-27 W 59-41 W 62-34 W 59-32 W 45-42 W 41—23 W 59-27
9B L 40-28 W 64-21 L 23-43 W 47-38 L 29-27 W 53-43 W 37-36
9C L 68-25 W 44-23 D 36-36 L 45-36 W 37-32 W 43-33 W 45-15
9D L 43-21 BYE W 29-26 W 29-19 L 34-32 WASH OUT L 40-19
8A L 23-14 L 35-36 L 32-48 L 44-35 L 41-26 W 35-30 W 64-35
8B W 55-24 W 63-2 W 46-18 W 57-17 W 53-12 W 80-9 W 65-22
8C W 55-15 W 80-5 W 37-24 W 35-26 W 57-31 W 64-7 W 28-27
8D W 47-14 BYE L 31-15 W 22-19 W 38-8 WASH OUT L 32-28
7A L 32-23 W 42-19 W 37-35 L 54-39 L 53-44 L 54-33 W 50-41
7B W 35-30 W 27-16 W 42-21 W 43-26 L 47-23 W 52-22 W 36-16
7C W 37-14 W 74-5 W 31-29 W 28-17 W 35-29 W 61-2 W 36-14
7D W 22-12 BYE W 32-10 W 34-16 W 36-8 WASH OUT W 36-16
6A W 32-24 W 51-16 W 55-14 W 93-10 W 22-20 BYE L 32-27
6B W 29-26 W 92-10 W 43-19 W 99-2 W 51-22 BYE W 49-18
6C WASHOUT W 33-17 (V ASH) W 48-14 W 91-4 W 62-8 BYE L 46-22
6D WASHOUT W 28-22 (V ASH) W 25-22 W 82-0 W 47-10 BYE W 49-18
5A W 61-10 W 54-8 W 52-10 W 37-17 W 57-18 BYE W 52-27
5B W 42-8 W 102-4 W 77-12 W 39-6 W 44-17 BYE W 54-5
5C W 70-6 W 30-7 (V ASH) W 27-10 W 31-7 W 38-10 BYE W 33-15
5D W 25-9 W 19-11 (VASH) W 17-9 W 55-2 W 22-11 BYE W 29-9

AIC Tennis – Mr Todd Kropp, AIC Tennis Coordinator
Congratulations to all the tennis players from Year 5 – 12 on a great season. The 2022 season saw an array of tennis talent coming from all AIC schools in various age groups making the competition across the board extremely competitive.

Unfortunately, due to covid complications, AIC aggregates were not awarded for the 2022 season to any Term 3 AIC sport. Villanova did have an outstanding season on the court with much success to celebrate, whether that be on the scoreboard, or with the racquet. All those who took to the court should feel immensely proud of their efforts.

As always good results don’t come easily. Our pre-season commenced back in late March with 15 of our best players in the College invited into the Senior Tennis Development Program whereby these top players would train every Wednesday evening for 12 consecutive weeks leading into the tennis season. Towards the end of Term 2 we began preparing for the AIC season with trials and training beginning for the remainder of the Villanova tennis players.

From the 16 teams submitted into the AIC Tennis Competition we were able to secure a premiership for our Fourth IV team and posted an undefeated season for the 5B team, this is a fantastic achievement for these boys and our College having won this premiership outright. I would also like to make special mention of our 5A and 6A teams for narrowly missing out on an undefeated season!

Overall, our First IV team came sixth, securing two wins and four losses over the season. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate and thank departing First IV Captain Sam Simmons for not only his performance on court but for being a true advocate for Villanova College tennis by supporting our Year 5 and Year 6 teams as they navigated through their season. I would also like to congratulate and thank Jack Stone for his contribution to Villanova tennis over many years as he departs as the graduating class of 2022. Sam was always a pleasure to watch on the court whether it be showing off his technical ability or grit and determination to never give up on a rally. We also keep careful watch on current First players, Josh Wennerbom, Reuben Wagels and Ollie Simmons, as they will continue with the First IV program in 2023.

It was a great season for our Junior School tennis players having recorded several wins on the court during the season. It was refreshing to see the boys come out each week and show their passion for the game. I’d like to acknowledge Year 5 student, Jacob Aldenton and Year 6 student, Caeden Ford on being named the Year Level Champion for their respective year levels. Well done boys!

In closing this report, I must thank all coaches and managers including Bo Tran, Connor Wadsworth, Michael Mascadri, Justin Musumeci, Joe Timms, Luke Palmer, Morgan Chalmers and Maria Mascadri for all their time and effort given throughout the entire season. A great group of people who did a fantastic job looking after their teams. A special thank you to Robyn, Damien, Mark and Gareth and the entire team at TennisGear Morningside for their assistance in getting our program on the court.

Finally, I thank the players for their commitment given and a special mention to our departing year 12 players for their commitment to the tennis community over many years. Well done on a great season and I certainly do look forward to hitting the courts again in 2023!

AIC Tennis Results v Padua College

TEAM Round 1

IONA

Round 2

SPLC

Round 3

ASH

Round 4

SPC

Round 5

SLC

Round 6

SEC

Round 7

PAD

First IV 3-5 L 1-7 L L 4 (59) – 4 (50) W 8-0 L 8-0 Wash Out W 5-3
 Second IV 5-3 W 3-5 L L 2-6 W 8-0 L 2-6 Wash Out W 5-3
Third IV 7-1 W 5-3 W W 4 (30) – 4 (26) L 5-3 L 5-3 Wash Out W 6-2
Fourth IV BYE 6-2 W W 7-1 W 6-2 W 5-3 Wash Out W 8-0
10A 4 (24) – 4 (24) D 0-8 L L 3-5 L 6-2 L 1-7 Wash Out W 7-1
10B 8-0 W 4 (31) – 4 (33) W L 1-7 W 4 (32)-4 (29) L 1-7 Wash Out W 7-1
9A 4 (36) – 4 (38) L 1-7 L L 1-7 W 5-3 L 2-6 Wash Out W 7-1
9B 2-6 L 1-7 L L 1-7 L 5-3 L 4 (31) – 4 (33) Wash Out W 4 (33) – 4 (27)
8A 1-7 L L 2-6 W 5-3 W 8-0 Wash Out W 5-3
8B 7-1 W 2-6 L L 2-6 L 6-2 L 3-5 Wash Out W 7-1
7A 4 (24) – 4 (29) L 0-8 L L 0-8 W 5-3 L 2-6 Wash Out W 8-0
7B 2-6 L 5-3 W L 4 (29) – 4 (30) W 7-1 W 4 (33) – 4 (29) Wash Out W 7-1
6A 0-8 L 7-1 W W 6-2 W 8-0 W 7-1 Wash Out W 5-3
6B 1-7 L 3-5 L L 4 (24) – 4 (31) W 5-3 W 8-0 Wash Out L 5-3
5A 7-1 W 4 (29) – 4 (30) L Wash Out W 8-0 W 7-1 Wash Out W 7-1
5B 7-1 W 8-0 W Wash Out W 8-0 W 8-0 Wash Out W 7-1


AIC Rugby League – Mr Blake McLauchlan, AIC Rugby League Co-ordinator
The 2022 rugby league season was a return to the full season format after last year’s Covid interrupted season. This year, AIC made the decision to not award overall aggregate placings due to the Trimester One sports being affected by COVID. With rugby league commencing its fourth year in the AIC Competition there was a lot of excitement and anticipation as the Rugby and Football season concluded. It was fantastic to see the number of Villanova boys trailing for rugby league again, however; this made selections incredibly challenging for our coaches as only seven teams across the College are selected into the AIC Competition from Year 5 – 12. This year we had over 140 players don the Green and Gold for what was our most competitive season so far. The eagerness and determination to do well and compete against other AIC rugby league schools was evident immediately at the trials in Term 2.

As was expected, many boys are still learning the basics of rugby league but there were many positives to take out of the 2022 season. Many teams were competitive this year and several of our boys display a real talent for the game. Since the introduction of rugby league in 2019, many boys have now gone on to play club rugby league, and it has been pleasing to hear that this year’s season has motivated many more.

It was a very encouraging year for our First XIII team. Many of our First XIII players have had experience with rugby league and having some success this year has certainly ignited plenty of enthusiasm from our open players. They commenced the season with a trial match against St James College where they won the game convincingly. The team proved that they could score points against quality rugby league sides such as Ashgrove, Iona and Padua. The Round 4 fixture versus St Patrick’s College was an impressive performance from our First XIII. The team managed to secure their first victory by 18 points and then went on to secure their second win for the season against St Laurence’s College, coming away with an enormous amount of confidence and belief in themselves. With the majority of our First XIII squad being Year 11 students, 2023 is an exciting opportunity for the squad to build on this year’s season and create a culture of rugby league across the College. At present, the College has applied to enter the annual Confraternity Shield Competition, but a decision has not been made yet on whether Villanova has been accepted. As we eagerly await the decision, we are confident that if given the opportunity the culture of rugby league will continue to thrive within our community.

Congratulations to our First XIII captain, Cameron Bukowski. Cameron is a member of the Brisbane Broncos Emerging Academy and was selected this year to represent City in the U17 City versus Country representative match. I would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate our only Year 10 First XIII player, Jackson Connor. Jackson was invited to trial for the Canterbury Bulldogs Emerging Academy which will take place later in the year. I wish both boys the best of luck and look forward to continuing to watch these young men develop their skills at the elite level.

For 2022, we were excited to have many experienced coaches developing our players. Mr Brett O’Farrell is the current Brisbane Broncos defensive coach and helped with the development of our Year 10 and Open players for the final two weeks of the AIC Competition. Brett played 20 NRL games for the Melbourne Storm and has worked with the Gold Coast Titans, New Zealand Warriors, Paramatta Eels, Australian Wallabies and the Brisbane Lions. The boys certainly appreciated his insight into the game. We thank Brett for sharing his defensive knowledge and experience with our boys and we look forward to working closely with him in the future across all year levels.

We were certainly incredibly lucky to have many experienced coaches and former players within our community this season who have worked hard to develop our program.

Coaching our Year 7 team for this year was Mr Shane Walker. Shane was the former coach of the Ipswich Jets in the Q Cup competition and made 150 appearances in the NRL for the Brisbane Broncos and South Sydney Rabbitohs.

Coaching our Year 9 team this year was Mr Jon Buchanan and Mr Jon Green. Jon Buchanan is the current head coach of the East Tigers Queensland Cup side. His co-coach, Mr Jon Green made 66 appearances in the NRL for the Canterbury Bulldogs, Cronulla Sharks and the St George, Illawarra Dragons.

Co-coaching our First XIII side for this year was Mr Dave Shillington. Dave made a total of 215 appearances in the NRL and played for the Sydney Roosters, Canberra Raiders and Gold Coast Titans. Dave represented QLD in the State of Origin eight times and represented his country in the Australian kangaroo’s representative side on 14 occasions.

We thank them for their hard work, dedication and commitment to our rugby league program and look forward to working with them in the future.

We continue to rely on the generosity from parents and external coaches to give our boys a run on the paddock every Saturday. Thank you to Mr Brad Ryan, Mr Ben Francis, Mr Eddie Harris, Mr Andrew Ebrington, and Mr Michael Cahill. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank College staff members, Mr Tom Peele, Mr Terry Gaffney, Mr Bart Ritchie and Mr Mannie Navarro. A huge thank you also to our Year 11 students, Logan Jones and Oliver Box for performing linesmen duties throughout the season.

Finally, I would also like to extend a massive thank you to all parents and members of the Villanova community who offered to help with running water and assisting teams with other duties. Without the ongoing support and assistance from the many members of the Villanova College community, the 2022 rugby league season would not have been made possible.

Bring on 2023!

Rugby League Hire Jerseys
We ask all players from Year 7 – 12 to return their rugby league hire jersey to the Uniform Shop as soon as possible please. Could all Year 5 and Year 6 students either hand their jersey in to the Junior School Office or the Sports Office.

AIC Rugby League Results v Padua College

TEAM Round 1

IONA

Round 2

BYE

Round 3

ASH

Round 4

SPC

Round 5

SLC

Round 6

SEC

Round 7

PAD

First XIII 34 – 4 L L 16-28 W 24-6 W 18-16 L 22-6 L 40-12
YEAR 10 28 – 10 L L 6-40 W 28-10 D 12-12 W 14-0 L 30-10
YEAR 9 14 – 0 L L 26-8 L 18-16 W 30-0 W 26-12 L 20-8
YEAR 8 16 – 8 L L 24-14 W 26-4 L 18-10 L 18-4 L 18-14
YEAR 7 24 – 8 L L 10-4 W 28-16 W 24-20 L 20-12 W 22-14
YEAR 6 16 – 12 L L 12-28 D 16-16 D 20-20 L 16-12 L 8-0
YEAR 5 24 – 0 W 20 – 12 W v Ash D 24-24 D 28-28 L 28-16 BYE L 12-4

AIC Track & Field
With the basketball, tennis and rugby league seasons over, we hope our better athletes can attend the remaining training sessions. Please note we will hold some holiday training sessions as listed below. All athletes are asked to find their own way to and from the session during the holidays.

A draft team will be published this Friday and be posted in the Parent Lounge and Student Café portals in the same section where all team lists are found. We intend on finalising the team on the first day back next term after we consider the performances given over the holiday training sessions. A meeting with all squad members will be held on Tuesday 4 October to announce the final team and give out all information.

Track & Field – Key Dates
Holiday Program (boys find their own way to and from Villanova Park, no buses will be supplied)

Holiday Training

  • Tuesday 27 September – Training at Villanova Park (8.00-9.30am)

Term 4 Training (final week leading into T&F Champs)

  • Tuesday 4 October – Training at Villanova Park (3.45 – 5.15pm)

Year 5 – 12 Combined Middle-Distance Holiday Training Schedule
The entire middle-distance squad from Year 5 – 12 will train together during the up-coming school holidays. The boys will train on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 7 to 8 am. These sessions will be conducted at Coorparoo AFC, Birubi Street Coorparoo. Boys are to find their own way to and from the venue.

AIC Track & Field Championships – Dates

  • Day 1 – Thursday 6 October
  • Day 2 – Friday 7 October

AIC Track & Field Championships – Information
Villanova’s 2022 AIC Track and Field Team are very much looking forward to competing at the annual AIC Track and Field Championships which will be held on Thursday 6 and Friday 7 October at the Queensland Sport and Athletic Centre (QSAC).

The team’s preparation has been encouraging and we are looking forward to a successful carnival. Unfortunately, not everyone who has trained will get the chance to compete on Thursday and Friday. However, we believe that all those who have trained are important members of the 2022 AIC Track and Field Team, therefore all squad members who have trained throughout the season are invited to attend the carnival with the competing team as a spectator/reserve.

A final team list will be posted in the Parent Lounge and Student Cafe portals. Simply log in as normal to these portals. Select the ‘Links’ tab from the top tool bar. From the drop-down menu, select the ‘Team Lists & Weekly Schedule’ tab to view the documents. All team members and reserves listed are invited to attend the carnival. We would like all athletes and reserves to attend Day 2 (even though they may have had their event on Day 1) as we are keen for all boys to be present for the photo in the morning and to support the team on the major day of competition.

Please find some information below regarding the event schedule, bus departure times, uniform requirements etc.  Although parents may attend the event it is a requirement that all student athletes on both days arrive at the College and use the bus service provided to the venue. This is to ensure the staff account for all boys and the entire team is present for photos. Parents may collect their son from the venue if they are in attendance.

AIC Track and Field Championship
Day 1:             Thursday 6 October 1.15pm – 5.00pm
Main Stadium – QSAC, Kessels Road, Nathan
Transport:      Bus departs Villanova College from Sixth Avenue at 12 midday and will return to the College by 5.30pm

Day 2:             Friday 7 October 8.30am – 2.00pm
Main Stadium – QSAC, Kessels Road, Nathan
Team Photo:   All athletes are to assemble/meet in the quadrangle at Villanova College at 6.45am for a team photo
Transport:      Bus departs Villanova College from Sixth Avenue at 7.15am and will return to the College by 2.30pm.
All members of the team must arrive at the College by 6.45am on Friday ready for a 7.15am departure on the team bus. All athletes are to meet on the quadrangle for a team photo before boarding the bus. Boys are to ensure they have eaten beforehand and have all the necessary food, drink and equipment for the day.  The first event on the program for Day 2 begins at 8.45am (Open 3000m).

Uniform:         All athletes are required to wear the full Villanova College athletic uniform. Boys who are not competing may wear their team shirt and green PE shorts.
Competing athletes must wear the following:

  • New Villanova athletics singlet
  • New Villanova green athletic shorts or rugby shorts
  • New Villanova team shirt (COMPULSORY)
  • Villanova sports cap (green)The boys will need to bring the following:
  • Hat/sunscreen/wet weather gear (if required)
  • Water bottle/s
  • Food (fruit, sandwiches)
  • Boys must bring their own food. Lunch will not be provided. A canteen service will be operational on Day 2 only
  • Please avoid junk food such as chips and milk drinks
  • Other sportswear i.e., spikes

The team bus will return to the College at the completion of the presentations on Day 2 by approximately 2.30pm.
Our congratulations to Jorge Makras who has been selected as the Team Captain for 2022. Jorge has led by example with his commitment to Villanova’s athletics program. Thank you for supporting your son during the track and field season this year.  I am sure all boys will give their best on Thursday and Friday of the Championship week and we look forward to an enjoyable and successful couple of days.

Cricket Camp – September Holidays at Villanova Park
A ‘Holiday Cricket Camp’ will be run over the up-coming September school holiday break. The camp is run by NPD Cricket at Villanova Park on the 28&29 September. Please find a link to all registration and payment details – https://www.vnc.qld.edu.au/student-life/co-curricular/sport/aic-cricket/

Zone Cricket
Teams for the Term 4 Cricket Zone Competition are in the process of been finalised and an App message will appear over the holidays asking families to check the web page for the lists. When the lists are published, all parents are asked  to contact their son’s team manager to pass on contact details and to sign up for umpiring and scoring. The first match will be on the 8 October, which is the first Saturday back and everyone needs to be aware of times and venues, so it is crucial that you contact the team manager. Due to numbers there will be a few cross overs to allow.

We are still in need of some assistant coaches and managers of teams. The assistant coaches only need to be at the matches and run the boys on game days. All coaching will be done by qualified coaches during the week.

Training will begin the first week back and each year level will train at the same time every week. Please note that due to the Public Holiday on Monday 3 October, ALL Year 5 and Year 6 teams will train on Thursday morning, 6 October. They will then train on Monday 10 October.

Session Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
6.30am – 8am Year 5 and Year 6 Year 7 and Year 8 Year 9, Year 10 and Year 11 Make up session for rain Make up session for rain
3.15pm – 5pm

 

The draw for the EDJCA and BEARS has not been finalised and will be distributed to all managers as soon as they are ready. Matches begin on Saturday 8 October and will conclude on December 3.

Representative Sport
Well done to Harry Pregnell who has been selected for the Brisbane Swimming Team to compete at the 2022 Patrons Shield Inter Regional Challenge at Bond University this Sunday 18 September. Best wishes Harry!

Congratulations to Ben Jaskowski (Year 6) and Logan Hunter (Year 5) who played in the U12 Div 1 Southern Districts Spartans. Their rep team won the Southern QLD Junior Basketball Championships Premier League division over the weekend. They are off to State Championships in the school holidays. All the best boys!

Mr Craig Stariha, Director Of Sport

 

I would like to thank all volunteers, as well as our Hospitality students who have assisted at Villanova Park, Goold Hall and the College Inter-House
Athletics Carnival this year. The Sports Canteens enable community connection and they only run as well as they do because of the help and support from you, our Villanova College community.

On behalf of myself and the Sports Club – THANK YOU and I look forward to catching up with you all next year.

Sarah Patterson, Sports Club Canteen Convenor

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