As I write this column it is hard to believe that it is the first week back after vacation and we are on the ‘run home’ to Christmas. With only eight weeks remaining in the school year, there is no doubt that it will be a busy term ahead.
Our swim program continues this week with the addition of the new 2023 students who have been invited and welcomed into our program.
The AIC Track and Field Championships will run over a two-day period commencing today and tomorrow at QSAC. An AIC Track & Field assembly and team barbecue was held yesterday in order to acknowledge the team and pass on our best wishes. Please note – we have had changes to the team since yesterday, please refer to the Parent Lounge or Student Café portals to view the updated team under the links tab. I wish all our athletes the very best over the Championship period. Please see below more information pertaining to the Track and Field Championship.
Our First VI Volleyball squad started training in Week 9 of Term 3 with an extended squad of boys. Our teams will be training hard on the court during Term 4 and will test their skills in some pre-season matches as well as participation in the Australian Volleyball Schools Cup.
Villa’s ‘Emerging Cricket Talent Squad’ recommences their cricket training program this week. The coaching staff are very excited by the attendance and positive attitude given by all players. We wish this playing group all the best over the coming cricket season.
The Andrew Slack and Ben Mowen rugby squads commence their strength and conditioning and field session programs next week. The First XI/Second XI Football squad will commence their first trial sessions towards the end of this term. More information regarding the football program will be given in the weeks to come.
Next week we will commence all cricket, AFL and volleyball trials in the hope to get all teams selected before we break for Christmas. After the trial week we have organised several important internal and external trial games to further assist our coaches with team selections. Please see below the important dates. Note, these trials are for current Year 5 – 11 students moving into Year 6 – 12 next year. It is important that the boys attend the trials in the year that they will be in in 2023, therefore, all Year 5 boys should attend the Year 6 trials and so forth for all other year levels.
An online sign-on link has been published for many weeks now. The due date for all sign-ons is tomorrow. At this stage, the sign-on numbers are down which indicates many students have still not signed on. Please find the sign-on link below (or via the website or via the college app) as well as all other important trial date/schedule information for next week and beyond.
As always, we encourage all students to get involved in the sports program and to enjoy the experience along the way.
Please Return Basketball Hire Singlets and Rugby League Hire Jerseys
We ask all players from Year 7 – 12 to return their rugby league hire jersey/basketball hire singlets to the Uniform Shop as soon as possible please. Could all Year 5 and 6 students either hand their jersey/singlet to the Junior School Office or the Sports Office please.
AIC AFL Teams – Increase of teams offered in 2023 (open to all students from Year 5 – 12)
In Term 1 2023, AFL will be offered to all students from Year 5 – 12. As from Term 1 2023 the following AFL teams will be on offer:
- Year 5 and Year 6 – Depending on numbers we will have up to three teams in each year level (A, B and C). Games will be played Saturday morning throughout Term 1. Year 5 and Year 6 students can choose to play cricket or AFL but not both.
- Year 7 – Depending on numbers we will have up to two teams (A and B). These games will take place on Saturday morning during Term 1. Year 7 boys can choose to play either AFL, cricket or volleyball as they are all played on Saturday.
- Year 8 – Depending on numbers we will have up to two teams (A and B). These games will take place on Saturday morning during Term 1. Year 8 boys can choose to play either AFL, cricket or volleyball as they are all played on Saturday.
- Year 9 and Year 10 (Combined 9 and 10 A and B) – Depending on numbers we will have up to two teams (A and B). These games will take place on Saturday morning during Term 1. Year 9 and Year 10 boys can choose to play either AFL, cricket or volleyball as they are all played on Saturday.
- Year 11 and Year 12 (Open Team) – Only one combined Year 11 and Year 12 team will be offered. This game will be played on Friday afternoons/evenings. Year 11 and Year 12 students can play AFL and either cricket or volleyball as these two sports are played on Saturday.
AFL, Cricket and Volleyball Trials – Week 2, Term 4
Villanova College will conduct AIC Cricket, AFL and Volleyball trials for all teams from Year 6 – 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 – 10 in 2023 may only participate in cricket, AFL or volleyball. Students entering Year 6 may only choose cricket or AFL. Students are required to wear any appropriate sporting attire to these trials. Sporting equipment will be supplied by the College. Students wishing to trial simply attend the venue 15 minutes before the advertised start time.
Please note that bus transportation will be supplied for those AFL groups trialling at Coorparoo JAFC. A bus service will transport boys to the venue after school only. Bus transportation will be supplied to those groups returning from training in the morning. Parents are required to drop off in the morning or collect after trials in the afternoon.
Year 6 – 12 (2023) Cricket/AFL and Volleyball Trial Schedule – Trials conducted Term 4 – 2022
|Tuesday 11 October
||Wednesday 12 October
||Thursday 13 October
||Friday 14 October
|6:30am – 8.00am
Year 11 & 12 (Opens) at Little Langlands
Year 11 in Goold Hall
Year 8 at Little Langlands
Year 8 in Goold Hall
Year 8 trials at Coorparoo JAFC
Year 10 at Little Langlands
Year 10 in Goold Hall
Year 9/10 trials at Coorparoo JAFC
Opens trials at Coorparoo JAFC
|3.30pm – 5.00pm
Year 6 at Little Langlands
Opens in Goold Hall
Year 6 at Little Langlands
Year 7 at Little Langlands
Year 7 in Goold Hall
Year 7 at Coorparoo JAFC
Year 9 at Little Langlands
Year 9 in Goold Hall
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 6 – 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.
Further Cricket Trials – Year 7 – 10 Teams Only
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 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. 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 – email@example.com Phone: 3394 5621
Date: Sunday 16 October 2022
Venue 1: Villanova Park, Manly Road, Tingalpa
Venue 2: Kianawah Park, Wynnum Road, Tingalpa
Uniform: Villa cricket whites or any suitable sports clothing
Further Volleyball Trials – Year 7 – 12 Teams
All teams from Years 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 – firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
|7.30am – 9.00am
|9.00am – 10.30am
|10.30am – noon
|Noon – 1.30pm
|1.30pm – 3.00pm
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 6 – 12 Teams
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 queries or concerns – email@example.com 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.
|6.30am – 8.00am
||Opens (Year 11/12)
|8.00am – 9.30am
|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 against 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 against St Laurence’s College – Times and venues TBA
– Saturday 19 November, Year 8 and Year 9/10 trial match against 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 Friday 27 and Saturday 28 January 2023, times and venues TBA.
Please keep this date free.
AIC Track & Field Championships
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 today and tomorrow 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. 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 is 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 are keen for 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
- Villanova sports cap (green)
- New Villanova team shirt (COMPULSORY)
The boys will need to bring the following:
- Water bottle/s
- Hat/sunscreen/wet weather gear (if required)
- 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 this week and we look forward to an enjoyable and successful couple of days.
AIC Track & Field – Live Results
Please use the link below to view the live results for all events at this year’s AIC Track & Field Championships.
The Zone Cricket Competition begins this Saturday and Villanova has entered eight teams into this competition. It is encouraging to see the number of players wanting to develop their cricket before the AIC season commences early next year. This pre-Christmas competition will only benefit the cricket program and also have a positive impact on all players.
A massive thank you to Jeff Ilka and Ross Whitby for their work behind the scenes, as well as the team coaches for getting the season up and running. The organising of team lists, fields and attending meetings to go into bat for the Villanova Cricket Club has taken up a lot of their time.
We apologies for the delay in delivering this information, but team lists have been changing and due to changing team numbers from other clubs, the draw has gone through many drafts. Team managers will have all of the information required if you cannot access the draws.
Players are to wear their Villa cricket whites and a wide brimmed hat. There will be no kit supplied to teams and players are to have their own equipment.
All team lists are available on 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. If you have not been in contact with your team manager, could you please do so before Round 1 starts this Saturday to provide your contact details and to set up rosters for umpiring and scoring. The draws for all teams are available on either the EDJCA for U11 and U12 or BEARS cricket websites.
In case of bad weather, parents are to contact their team manager. Notices for Zone Cricket will not be placed on the College App.
Training times for Zone Cricket are below:
||Year 5 and Year 6
||Year 7 and Year 8
||Years 9, 10 and 11
||Make up session for rain
||Make up session for rain
Villanova Swimming – Mrs Juanita Jacobs, AIC Swimming Co-ordinator
The swimming preseason is now underway with a reasonable group of approximately 50 swimmers in the pool each morning. We will certainly be looking at building on those numbers as quickly as possible in preparation for the season. It is important that swimmers begin training as early as possible, so they have the fitness and technique behind them to swim strongly at the AIC Swimming Championships held in 2023. If there are any problems with attending training, please email Mrs Jacobs and discuss the concerns firstname.lastname@example.org We encourage all swimmers to be present on Friday mornings each week, so that we can unite as a team and build success together.
Training session times are as below.
||Students in Year 5 – 12 in 2023
||7.00am – 8.00am
||7.00am – 8.00am
||6.15am – 7.45am
It is important that students are present at the pool at least 10 minutes prior to the start time.
AIC Water Polo
Villanova will enter teams in the AIC Water Polo competition in Term 4. Games will be played over a one-day tournament at Somerville House on Sunday 23 October.
All students who wish to participate in the AIC Water Polo Competition must sign up using the sign on sheet available in the foyer of Goold Hall outside the Sports Office as from next Monday. The draw is yet to be finalised. However, the following teams will be nominated – Year 7, Year 8/9, Year 10/11. There is no competition for Year 12 students. To be eligible to play water polo, you must also have been a member of the AIC Swim Team in Term 1.
You must be able to commit to at least one training session after school before the competition and be available for the day of the competition – Sunday 23 October.
If you did not swim for the school this year, and wish to play, please speak to Mrs Jacobs in the Mendel Science Staff Room. If there is a place in the team, you will be allowed to fill the gaps on a first in basis, but you will not be guaranteed a position.
During the September holidays, a number of Villanova’s volleyball coaches, staff and students attended the Australian Youth Volleyball Championships presented by Volleyball Australia and hosted in regional Victoria. It is a great achievement for each of our students and coaches to be selected to represent Queensland at this event. On behalf of the College we congratulate the following students and staff;
Lachlan Gillett – Represented QLD U16 White. Defeated Western Australia 3 – 0 to claim the Bronze.
Jack Renner – Represented QLD U16 Maroon. Defeated New South Wales 3 – 1 to claim the Gold.
Hayden Dent – Represented QLD U17 White. Defeated New South Wales to finish in fifth place.
Nick Craig – Represented QLD U17 White. Defeated New South Wales to finish in fifth place.
Thomas Boxall – Represented QLD U18 Maroon. QLD U18 defeated by New South Wales to claim the Silver.
Ms Shania Hewitt – Coach U16 Girls White, Fifth place.
Mr John Byrnes – Coach U16 Boys White, Bronze Medal.
Mr Todd Kropp – Coach U17 Boys Maroon, Gold Medal.
Mr Nathan Dang – Coach U17 Boys White, Fifth place.
As the AIC volleyball season is quickly approaching, and as these players and coaches swap the Maroon for the Green and Gold, we look forward to them bringing their experiences back to the College.
Mr Craig Stariha, Director of Sport