Sports News

I am extremely proud of all the boys who participated in the 2022 Track & Field program over the season and to those who were privileged to represent our College at the annual AIC Championships held on Thursday and Friday of last week.

The early message given to our squad this year was to compete and give of your best at every training session to improve. We asked the boys to challenge each other and to raise the bar for each other. Put simply we wanted there to be a strong sense of competition within our team where the boys had to compete against each other to make the team. Once the team was selected the clear message to all athletes was to aim to break your personal best on the day.

Overall, Villanova was placed in eighth position in the 12 years – Opens and fourth position in the Year 5 and Year 6 Aggregates. To be quite honest, I am disappointed in the overall results. I am not convinced that Villanova produced its very best. We just did not have enough students who showed commitment throughout the entire season.

In some ways it is easier to be involved in a program when things are going well. It shows a tremendous amount of courage and conviction from both student athletes and coaches to stick to a program, to work hard and to find a way to dig themselves off the bottom when the going is tough.

We had some boys who worked hard, attended training, concentrated on their own efforts to improve and were keen to beat their fellow school mate to make the team. They then backed themselves on the day to produce in most cases a personal best, and if not, certainly the best they could muster on the day. I am immensely proud of all the boys who trained consistently throughout the season and their coaches. It is about giving of yourself, having guts and showing pride – well done boys.

If we are serious about improving, we all need to ‘do our bit’ to be supportive. We need more than ‘some boys’ who train consistently, we need ‘all boys’ training consistently. We need the support of the parent body to ensure their son represents the College when asked as well.

I have much admiration for those who did compete and train and ultimately were prepared to represent Villanova at the annual championship. They then become Villanova’s best, and I thank them and their parents for supporting the program when asked. You did us proud!

Please be aware that the AFL, Volleyball and Cricket trials commenced this week as per program advertised in the last few newsletter editions. Further trials will take place this weekend. Please read details below.

Trimester 3 Sports Awards Assembly – Monday 17 October
The abovementioned assembly will take place next Monday 17 Oct in Goold Hall. All Track & Field, Basketball, Tennis and Rugby League awards will be presented. Due to limited seating we are unable to accommodate any parents.

We ask all families to check the award winners list posted within the Parent Lounge and Students Café portals by midday Friday. 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.

If you believe your name is missing from an undefeated/premiership team, please contact the Sports Office.

AIC Touch Tournament
A one-day AIC Touch Tournament will be held at Runcorn on Saturday 22 October. Divisions are Primary (combined Year5/6), Year 7, Year 8/9 and Year 10/11. All trials are held this week as well as two training sessions next week. Those wishing to play must sign on at the Sports Office and attend trials this week. See schedule below:

Division Teacher Trial – Time and Venue Training – Time and Venue
Primary (1 team from Year 5 and Year 6) Mr Dean Aspland Friday 14 at Whinstanes 6.45am-8am Monday 17 and Wednesday 19 at Whinstanes 3.15pm-4.15pm
Year 7 (1 Team) Mr Alex Russell Friday 14 at Little Langlands 6.45am-8am Monday 17 and Wednesday 19 at Little Langlands 3.15pm-4.15pm
Year 8/9 (1 Team) Ms Emily Want Thursday 13 at Little Langlands

3.15pm– 4.30pm

Tuesday 18 and Thursday 20 at Little Langlands 3.15pm-4.15pm
Year 10/11 (1 Team) Ms Liana Baillie Thursday 13 at Whinstanes

3.15pm– 4.30pm

Tuesday 18 and Thursday 20 at Whinstanes 3.15pm-4.15pm

Coach, Manager and Officials Nomination Form – 2023
The Villanova College Sports Department is currently seeking coaches, managers and officials for the Year 5 – 12 AIC sports program in 2023.  In particular, we require the assistance of staff, parents, old boys and friends of the College to take on the many duties needed to ensure that every student has the opportunity to participate and enjoy all the benefits that playing sport provides as well as ensuring the ongoing growth and development of our sports program across all areas.

Villanova’s success in sport is dependent upon many factors, one being the generosity of members within our community to give of their time and efforts to serve our students by taking on specific roles. These roles include; coach, manager, referee, umpire, scorer etc. If you can help in any way, could you please complete the online nomination form below.

All forms received will be compiled into a database. Before each season commences a member of the Sports Office will contact those who have expressed an interest to assist. A final confirmation of commitment will be asked, and further details will be given.

The College is indebted to those who were able to assist throughout 2022. We now invite those who would like to assist in 2023 to become involved for the benefit of our students and the College. You will no doubt find it rewarding and no experience is necessary. Please click on the link below if you can assist – https://villanova.jotform.com/tkropp/coach-manager-and-official-nominati

AIC Water Polo
Students interested in playing in the AIC Water Polo tournament on Sunday 23 at Sommerville House are to register their interest via the sign-on sheet placed outside of the Sports Office. Registrations will close tomorrow.

If we do not have enough boys on the register, we will have no choice but to not enter teams in the competition. The draw will be released next week after all AIC school register. The divisions will be Year 7; Year 8/9 combined, and Year 10/11 combined. There will be no Year 12 team.

The Year 7 and Year 8/9 will most likely play in the morning and Year 10/11 in the afternoon. Those who register must be involved in the AIC swim program.

Villanova Swimming Training
For those who are wishing to be involved please complete the online rego/payment form which is posted on the College’s web site in the swim section. Our success next year is dependent upon the hard work put in this year. Attendance at training has been very encouraging. If you are looking for an activity to get your son busy and active (and off the computer screen) – sign him up for swimming, it is great for fitness! Please remember these are not ‘learn to swim’ sessions, they are for boys who are competent swimmers who are able to swim laps of the pool without struggle.

For those wishing to enrol in the swim program, please click the link below to register your details online. Information regarding payment can also be found within this link. Please understand that the personal details and emergency contact information provided within the registration form will be shared with the staff from Langlands Pool. Langlands Pool does not have access to the College’s data base and needs your contact information in the event of an emergency. If your details change you must notify the Sports Office (details below) as the updated information the College receives is not shared with Langlands Pool. If you do not wish for your emergency details to be shared with the staff from Langlands Pool, we will be unable to allow you to participate in the program.

Villanova Swimming Registration Linkhttps://villanova.jotform.com/tkropp/aic-swimming-registration—202223-

AIC Track and Field – Mr Anthony Kemp, AIC Sport Coordinator
The 2022 Track & Field season was over in a flash with a quick six week lead up to the AIC Championships. Within that six week stretch all squad members were given the opportunity to compete against other athletes from the various AIC Colleges in three warm-up meets held at SAF. It was evident from these meets that we have some very talented athletes that would push themselves and perform very well at the Championships. Well done to all the boys for their efforts throughout the season attending training sessions, holiday sessions and warm up meets in preparation for the AIC Championships. It was fantastic to see that our younger athletes from Year 5 – 7 led the way with attendance and enthusiasm at training and meets and hopefully this continues for many years to come whilst challenging the older boys in the College to meet their passion.

Although the team were dealt some setbacks through injury and various other reasons it was pleasing to see at the 2022 AIC Track and Field Championships held at QSAC, that the Villanova boys dug in and competed in every event to the best of their ability across the two days of competition. In particular, it is important to note the effort and commitment of those boys who were asked to fill in and represent the College at the last minute. There are some extremely gifted athletes from other schools and our boys certainly matched it with the best of them in a number of events.

Overall, Villanova finished eighth in the final standings competing against some very tough opposition. Whilst it is certainly not the overall result we were after there were some outstanding results across the two days and it highlights to our boys the areas where we can strive to improve for future years. Our Junior School boys once again led the way with some great results and finished in fourth place overall. Congratulations go to our Year 5 boys who placed an outstanding first place overall in their respective age group. Overall placings for Villanova teams at the Championships were:

Year 5 – 6 Aggregate = Fourth (Year 5 First; Year 6 – Fifth)

Year 7 – 12 Aggregate = Eighth (U12 – Seventh; U13 – Eighth; U14 – Seventh; U15 – Sixth; U16 – Eighth; Open – Seventh)

There were many notable performances by Villanova athletes throughout the Championships, with our athletes achieving 22 first places. Special mention goes to the following Villanova athletes who achieved first place in their events:

FIRST PLACE-GETTERS
Year 5:
Darcy Dickinson (Long Jump, Hurdles, 4 x 100m relay)
Lachlan Ison (Hurdles)
Jonah Frare (Hurdles, 100m)
Lachlan Dent (Hurdles)
Ashton Lewis (800m; 4 x 100m relay)
William Koo (200m)
Harris McPherson (200m; 4 x 100m relay)
Eli Paris (Shot Put)
Fraser Barrie (Shot Put)
Jacob Aldenton (100m)
Henry Short (100m; 4 x 100m relay)

Year 6:
Max Seddon (Hurdles)

U/13:
Charlie Gillett (Shot Put)

U/14:
Max Rakitovszky (Triple Jump)
Remi Hall (Triple Jump)

U/15:
Nate Wallin (100m)

Open:
Hugo Harrison (Triple Jump, 200m, 100m)

AIC Track and Field – Best Performance by an Athlete on the Day of the Championships were:
Junior School – Darcy Dickinson
Middle School – Max Jones
Senior School –  Hugo Harrison

Finally, special acknowledgement and thanks goes to staff members Mrs Dillon, Mrs Carabetta, Mr Pascoe, Mr Rolls, Mr Schiavo, Mr Valentine, Old Boy Michael Criticos, and all the outside coaches who generously contributed their time and expertise towards coaching the Track and Field squad this year. Also, a special thanks to the sports department of Mr Stariha, Mr Everding and Mr Kropp for their dedication towards coordinating the season, including assisting with coaching throughout the season.

Further Volleyball, AFL and Cricket Trials
Further trials for volleyball and cricket will take place this Saturday for all those interested. Further cricket trials will take place this Sunday for selected players only. All details are found below.

After these trials we will select all teams in all sports. These teams will be published by the end of next week in the normal Student Café and Parent Lounge sections.

Volleyball Trials – All teams from Years 7–12, Saturday 15 October 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 questions 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 venue 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

AFL Trials – All teams from Year 6 – 12, Saturday 15 October 2022
Please note that all students who have signed up for AFL trials will be expected to attend further trials 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 questions 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 venue 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 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

Cricket Trials – Selected players only from Year 7 – 10, Sunday 16 October 2022 at Villanova Park
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 from Year 7 – 10. Year 6 and Opens teams are not required this weekend. NOTE – NOT ALL BOYS FROM YEAR 7-10 WILL BE REQUIRED. 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 refer to the respective Parent Lounge and Student Café sections to view the squad lists for this weekend (these will be posted tomorrow, 14 October).

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

Date:            Sunday 16 October 2022
Venue 1:       Villanova Park, Manly Road, Tingalpa
Uniform:       Villa cricket whites or any suitable sports clothing
* All players need to be at their respective venue 30 minutes prior to the commencement of their game.

Years 7 to 10
Venue:  Villanova Park, Manly Road, Tingalpa

Time Andrew Slack Fr John Seary Villa Park No 3 Villa Park No 4
8.15am – 12.30 pm Year 9A/B

35 Overs

Year 7A/B

30 Overs

Year 9C/D

35 Overs

Year 7C/Gold

30 Overs

12.45pm – 5.15pm Year 10A/B

(Now cancelled)

Year 8A/B

30 Overs

Volleyball and Cricket Coaches Needed
If you are keen to take on a coaching role, please complete the nomination form described above or contact the Sports Office directly – sportsoffice@vnc.qld.edu.au

 

Mr Craig Stariha, Director Of Sport

 

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