Last Friday, the College hosted its first Sports Assembly for the year. At this assembly, it was our chance as a community to publicly acknowledge those who will represent Villanova in AIC cricket and volleyball this season and present to the College our 1st VI Volleyball and 1st XI Cricket teams and Captains for 2017.
Well done to the following boys on their appointments this year:
1st VI Volleyball Captain 2017: Charlie Cooke
1st XI Cricket Captain 2017: George Myers
At the conclusion of the assembly, Hamish Drummond, College Captain, spoke to the boys about the expectations he had of all students who don the green and gold. Likewise, assemblies are an opportune time for me to address the boys and speak to them about getting involved, enjoying sport and to reiterate the College’s expectations of all students regarding sport before the official AIC season begins. Although enjoyment and participation is fundamental to why we play sport at the College, I did mention to the boys that there is one more important factor which ties it all together, and that is pride. School pride encompasses a whole range of ideals which in turn affects our will to do things and to do them well.
The way we wear our uniforms, conduct ourselves at school and in public, the way we play and train, the way we support each other and the attitude we have to want to give our very best are among the many things important to us at Villanova. We ask our boys to strive to be the best they can be in all facets, not because they are asked but because they have a sense of pride in themselves and the College.
I must congratulate everyone who participated in the sports program over the weekend including all swimmers, cricketers, volleyball and AFL players. Overall our results were very pleasing. This week we approach Round 2 of competition against St Laurence’s College (SLC). This will be a big round for all players so I challenge all boys to ‘step up’ and produce their very best this weekend and show everybody the amount of pride they have in their College by the way you conduct yourself as a competitor and as a member of our College. Best wishes to all!
Round 2 AIC Fixtures – Saturday 11 February, AIC Cricket and Volleyball v St. Laurence’s College (SLC), AIC AFL (Internal Games)
Please refer to the College’s website to view all times and venues for this weekend’s fixtures against SLC. Simply scroll down on the College’s home page to the ‘Latest News’ section and click the ‘Weekly Fixtures’ section.
Congratulations to all players, managers and coaches for a great start to the AIC season. Villa managed 24 wins and 11 losses, winning eight aggregate matches and losing four. I ask all players and coaches to put last weekend behind them and focus on the challenge we face this weekend against St. Laurence’s. The opposition will be determined, but Villa will be ready and waiting.
AIC Swimming – Mrs Kate Alexander, AIC Swimming Co-ordinator – email@example.com
The AIC swim season has well and truly kicked off with the whole swim squad (Year 5 – 12) competing in a successful swim meet for the whole squad at Marist College, Ashgrove last Friday night. Thank you to those parents who assisted with timing.
Tomorrow, the boys will attend a swim meet at Iona College. There will be two buses leaving Villanova College at 3.10 pm but parents are asked to make arrangements to collect the boys promptly from Iona College by 5.30 pm as the buses will not be returning at the conclusion of the meet.
AIC Swim Meet at Iona College
Date: Friday, 10 February
Venue: Iona College Pool, North Road entrance
Time: Warm-up – 4.00pm Start 4.30pm – 6.00pm
Bus: Leaving Villanova College at 3.10pm (students to be collected from Iona College promptly at 5.30pm)
A full program of events can be found in the AIC Swimming section. Parents are encouraged to attend and assist with timekeeping if possible.
We appreciate that many boys will be arriving home from a big week at camp on Friday, but please keep in mind we only have four meets left to register times for the boys. These times are used to determine who will swim at the AIC Swimming Championships at Chandler. The competition is tight in many of the year level, so it is important the boys are training hard, as often as possible.
Note – If you are unable to attend the Friday Carnival for any reason, please contact myself or the relevant Swim Manager.
Years 5 and 6 Managers: Ms Georgia Mills-Geer and Mrs Kirstina Moss.
Years 7 – 9 Managers: Mrs Terri Dillon and Mr Jack O’Hare
Year 10 Manager: Mrs Theresa Henry
Years 11 and 12 Manager: Mrs Juanita Jacobs
Mrs Kate Alexander, AIC Swim Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
Our famous Friday morning breakfasts have started again and will continue for the remainder of the season. If your son trains on a Friday morning, they are welcome to join us at the Villa pool after training for a hot breakfast before school. Please ensure your son returns his form (available on the website) and money to the Sports Office this week.
Junior Swim Squad
As mentioned previously, we have a large number of Junior School boys who have taken up the challenge and joined the swim team. Unfortunately, we cannot invite all boys to attend the Friday night swim meets. Therefore, we have shortlisted the boys who have made the AIC Junior Swim Squad and the team list is now available. If your son did not make the squad, we would strongly encourage him to continue training on a Tuesday, Thursday and Friday morning. All boys will be attending the AIC Swimming Championships at Chandler on Monday 6 March as reserves/spectators.
2017 Senior, Middle and Junior School Inter-House Swimming Carnival
Last Wednesday, Villanova College held its annual Middle and Senior School Inter-House Swimming Carnivals at Langlands Pool. The Junior School Inter-House Swimming had previously been held at the Villanova College pool on Friday, 27 January.
On both days, the Carnivals were divided into two events, Championship and House events. The Championship events were keenly contested by members of our swimming squads. Inter-house rivalry was at its highest point during the King of the Pool events, with high participation rates from all year groups, trying to increase their overall house position.
Congratulations must go to Heavey House for outstanding victories in the Junior, Middle and Senior School Carnivals. They have now been crowned overall House Swim Champions for 2017, well done! Congratulation to Nicholas Green who took out the King of the Pool – Middle School and Connor Wadsworth who took out the King of the Pool – Senior School.
|Junior School Results
||Middle School Results
||Senior School Results
2017 College Results
1st Heavey 2033
2nd Goold 1784
3rd Crane 1613
4th Murray 1359
AIC Volleyball – Ms Barbara Dewis, AIC Volleyball Co-ordinator – email@example.com
What a great start to the volleyball season, with 14 wins and five losses. These results now set the scene for the rest of the season, however, it is early days and as the saying goes, you are only as good as your last game!
Coaches are now working on the little things that could prove to be the difference between a win or loss. As they continue to give support and encouragement to their players, the momentum from each training session and game must carry over from week to week.
Round 2 has Villa facing their arch rival, St Laurence’s. Laurie’s are always tough opponents and when I spoke to all players before the season began I mentioned that volleyball is a game of two elements, being mentally strong as well as physically fit. I have no doubt about each player’s fitness levels but it is the mental toughness that will be required from each and every player to overcome St Laurence’s.
Players are constantly reminded to check the website for training sessions and game times.
AIC Volleyball Results v SPC
AIC AFL – Mr Adam Fry, AIC AFL Co-ordinator – firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday was truly a fantastic effort from all players especially those Year 5 boys returning from camp. The College certainly started the season with a bang with three great wins and one close loss. It was fantastic to see all families and players arriving early to support each other, well done to all.
This weekend sees both teams up against each other for some healthy rivalry. The teams this weekend will be split evenly to give all boys a fair opportunity to play and put their best foot forward. Tams can still change from week to week so it is imperative that all boys turn up and play to the best of their ability. This week’s games will begin at 10:30 am for both Year 5 and Year 6. All players must arrive by 10am so we can sort out the teams and complete an efficient warmup together.
Thank you to all parents who helped out with photography and support on the weekend. If any parent would like to run water for a quarter or two feel free to see Mr Conlan or myself to grab a bib.
Results Round 1
5A Division Villanova College 8.5.53 def. St Laurence’s College 6.4.40
5B Division St Laurence’s College 6.2.38 def. Villanova College 2.3.15
6A Division Villanova College 19.14.128 def. St Laurence’s College 1.0.6
6B Division Villanova College 7.7.49 def. St Laurence’s College 4.1.25
Round 2 – Internal Game (Villa A v Villa B)
5 A/B Field 1 10:30am
6 A/B Field 2 10:30am
AIC Rugby and Football Season – 2017
Please visit the AIC Rugby and AIC Football sections to view all information pertaining to the up-coming rugby and football season. This includes the commencement date of the trials as well as times and venues for all training. All Year 7 – 12 rugby and football training will be conducted at Villa Park, Manly Road, Tingalpa this season. East Rugby Union fields will not be used at all this year. Buses will transport all players to Villa Park after school and parents are asked to collect their son/s promptly after training. Year 5 and Year 6 rugby and football training will be conducted at Little Langlands or Whinstanes.
The Sports Office will soon be looking to cement coaching allocations for the season. If you are interested and able to assist the College by coaching or refereeing games throughout the season please complete the ‘2017 Coaching, Managing and Officiating Nomination Form’ found on the College’s website and return to the Sport Office as soon as possible.
Sign-on forms will be distributed to all students from Years 5 – 12 next week.
Parents are invited to email the Sports Office regarding the sporting achievements of their son at a Met East level or higher. These achievements will be noted in this section of the Villa View from week to week.
Mr Craig Stariha, Director of Sport
SPORTS CLUB NEWS
A warm welcome is extended to new and existing families from the Villanova College Sports Club.
Would you like to win $10 000? You can if you purchase a ticket in the Sports Club Mega raffle ticket, with only 200 tickets printed.
The Mega raffle is one of the main fundraising events for the year organised by the Villanova Sports Club. Mega raffle tickets will be ready for purchase from 6 February, 2017.
Monies raised from previous Mega raffles have helped fund the building of the Villa Park cricket nets, renovations to the outdoor basketball courts and specialist coaching, just to name a few.
Tickets can be bought individually or get together with other members of your son’s sports team and purchase a ticket as a syndicate.
To purchase a ticket telephone Jeremy Meredith on 0407 895 207, Robyn Gunning at the College Tuckshop email@example.com or Allyson Smith from the College Finance Department firstname.lastname@example.org.