I am extremely proud of all the boys who participated in the 2021 Track & Field program over the season and to those who were privileged to represent our College at the annual AIC Championships held on Friday and Saturday 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 challenged 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 sixth position in the 12 years – Opens and fourth position in the Year 5 and Year 6 Aggregates. Unfortunately, we were plagued with several injuries from some of our top athletes leading up to the championship which meant several boys had to fill the places. Although we performed one position better in the 12 years to Open category, we did drop from first to fourth in the Juniors which was a little disappointing, as we were keen to build on last year’s performance. However, we weren’t disappointed in the boys as we know they did give their very best on the day and we thank them for being great competitors and representatives of the College.
In some ways it’s 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. Our boys did that this year. They worked hard, attended training, concentrated on their own efforts to improve and were keen to beat their fellow school mates to make the team. They then backed themselves on the day to produce in most cases a personal best but certainly the best they could muster on the day. I am very proud of all the boys and coaches. It’s about giving of yourself, having guts and showing pride – well done boys!
During my tenure at Villanova, it is my opinion that Track & Field is a sport which Villanova struggles with the most. Given we have a jam-packed sports program in place, it seems the interest with most students lies in other areas, therefore I never have been confident that Villanova has ever had its very best team perform on the day. 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 ‘2022 Online Sign-On Link’ for those wishing to play cricket, volleyball, AFL and swimming has been published on the website all week. Any student who wishes to represent Villa in these sports during term 1 next year must complete this online sign-on sheet by tomorrow, Friday 15th October. As part of the sign-on process both the parents and students are asked to check a box to indicate that they accept and are aware of the College’s expectations and policies regarding Villa sport. Some of these are listed on the sign-on form.
At the bottom of the sign-on form the College has listed the College’s Selection Guidelines and Code of Conduct. When signing on for a sport at Villa, it will be the understanding of the College that players and parents do so knowing, agreeing and accepting the terms and conditions of this document. Please take the time to read before submitting the form. The sign-on link can be found on the College’s website under the Sport section or simply click here – https://form.jotform.com/VillanovaSport/aic-term-1-2022-sport-sign-on
Cricket, AFL and Volleyball trials for all Year 7-12 2021 teams will be held week 5 of this term. NOTE! – Year 6 (2021) Cricket and AFL trials for those current Year 5 boys moving into Year 6 2022 will commence next Monday and Wednesday afternoon after school, please ensure you read all information below regarding times and dates. This information is also found on our website. Our aim is to have all cricket, AFL and volleyball teams selected before the end of year. Please see all trial information below.
Trimester 3 Sports Awards Assembly – Monday 18 October
The above mentioned assembly will take place next Monday 18 October in Goold Hall. All Track & Field, Basketball, Tennis and Rugby League awards will be presented. Due to Covid restrictions we are unable to invite parents to attend. The College will however, livestream stream the event commencing at 10.30am via the link – https://youtu.be/gy93olFupHc
We ask all families to check the award winners list posted within the Parent Lounge and Students Café 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 and Weekly Schedule’ tab to view the documents.
If you believe your son’s name is missing from an undefeated/premiership team, please contact the Sports Office. All other specific awards will remain a surprise.
Mr Chris Everding, AIC Sport Co-ordinator
An AIC Touch Competition will be conducted on 23 October at SLC playing fields at Runcorn, from 7.30am to 12pm. There will be two Year 6 teams and one Year 7 team nominated by Villanova. The Year 6 teams have been selected from the Touch Football unit completed last term and a Year 7 team will have a selection trial next Monday afternoon (18 October) on Whinstanes from 3.15pm to 4.30pm. Students who have played some rep touch or played competition for several years and are available for both the trial and the competition on the 23 October, should have signed up today outside the Sports Office. Registrations will close at First Break tomorrow.
Coach, Manager and Officials Nomination Form – 2022
The Villanova College Sports Department is currently seeking coaches, managers and officials for the Year 5 – 12 AIC sports program in 2022. 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 2021. We now invite those who would like to assist in 2022 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://form.jotform.com/VillanovaSport/coachofficialnomination
AIC Water Polo
Students interested in playing in the AIC Water Polo tournament held on Sunday 24 October 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 schools register. The divisions will be Year 7; Year 8/9 combined; Year 10/11 combined. 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 enroll 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. Langland 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 Link – https://form.jotform.com/VillanovaSport/aic-swimming-registration—202122-
AIC TRACK AND FIELD
Mr Anthony Kemp, AIC Sport Co-ordinator
It was great to see that the 2021 Track and Field season went ahead uninterrupted after last year’s Covid affected preparation. As with all sports within the College there was excitement and eagerness from our athletes as they prepared to challenge themselves in a number of different disciplines. The lead up to the AIC Championships this year was smooth sailing in comparison to last season with all athletes given the opportunities to compete against other athletes from the various AIC Colleges in two warm-up meets held at SAF. It was evident from these two 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. In particular, our younger athletes from Years 5-7 led the way with attendance and enthusiasm at training and meets and hopefully this continues for many years to come.
At the 2021 AIC Track and Field Championships held at QSAC last week, the Villanova boys dug in and competed in every event to the best of their ability across the two days of competition. There are some extremely gifted athletes from other schools and our boys certainly matched it with the best of them. Not only did our athletes perform to the best of their ability but the way they supported and encouraged each other was outstanding and no doubt played a role in some of the great results we achieved.
Overall Villanova finished sixth in the final standings competing against some very tough opposition. Whilst it may not seem like the best result, there are certainly some positive signs for the future. Our Junior School boys once again led the way with some great results and finishing in 4th place overall. Congratulations go to our Year 6 boys who placed with a third overall in their respective age group. The 12 years age group also performed well across the two days finishing a respectable fourth for their age group. Overall placings for Villanova teams at the Championships were:
- Year 5 – Year 6 Aggregate = Fourth (Year 5 Fifth and Year 6 – Third)
- Year 7 – 12 Aggregate = Sixth (U12 – Fourth; U13 – Sixth; U14 – Eighth; U15 – Seventh; U16 – Fifth; Open – Seventh)
There were many notable performances by Villanova athletes throughout the Championships, with our athletes achieving 19 first places, 19 second places and 29 third places which equates to Villanova placing in more than 25% of the events which is a fantastic achievement by our athletes. Special mention goes to the following Villanova athletes who achieved first place in their events:
First place getters
- Byron Shand (Hurdles)
- Nathan Hannah (800m)
- Charlie Gillett (Shot Put)
- Lennox Hine (100m and 200m)
- Liam Holmes (100m)
- William Campbell (200m)
- Oliver Kotzur (Hurdles)
- Archie Dickinson (Hurdles)
- Angus Browne (100m)
- Tom Longland (Long Jump, Hurdles, High Jump and Triple Jump)
- Mitchell Rieck (800m and 1500m)
- Louis Henderson (Javelin)
- Tommy Lawrance (Shot Put)
AIC Track and Field – Best Performance by an Athlete on the Day of the Championships were:
- Junior School – Archie Dickinson
- Middle School – Tom Longland
- Senior School – Mitchell Rieck
Finally, special acknowledgement and thanks goes to staff members Ms Dewis, Mrs Dillon, Mrs Carabetta, Mr Pascoe, Mr Rolls, Mr Schiavo, Mr Valentine, Mr Levander, 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. 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.
2022 VILLANOVA CRICKET, AFL, SWIMMING AND VOLLEYBALL SIGN-ON AND TRIALS
Boys wishing to represent Villanova in the above-mentioned sports must complete the online sign-on form and attend all trials commencing this term. Please read all information below.
AIC Sports on Offer Term 1 – 2022
- AIC Cricket – Open to all Year 5 – 12 students. All cricket is played on Saturday.
- AIC Volleyball – Open to all Year 7 – 12 students. All volleyball is played on Saturday.
- AIC AFL – Open to all Year 5 – 12 students. All Year 5 – 10 teams will play on Saturday. The Year 11 – 12 (Open) team will play on Friday afternoon.
- AIC Swimming – Open to all, this does not conflict with the other sports.
Note – All Cricket, Volleyball and Year 5 – 10 AFL is played on Saturday. Therefore, students may trial for only one of these sports.
Year 11 – 12 AFL is played on Friday afternoon. Only Year 11 – 12 AFL players can trial for AFL and Cricket or Volleyball as they are played on different days.
Any boy may register for Swimming on top of the other sports played in Term 1.
AIC Sport Online Sign-on Link
Please click on the link below to register your son to trial for a sport. Registrations are due by Friday 15 October.
Villanova College will conduct AIC Cricket, AIC AFL and Volleyball trials for all teams from Years 7 – 12 on the dates listed below. These trials are open to all students who are enrolled at Villanova College in 2022. 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 2022, must attend these trials to be considered for team selection in 2022. Students entering Year 7 in 2022 can only participate in cricket, AFL or volleyball. 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 need to attend the venue 15 minutes before the advertised start time.
Commitment: All teams will have one or two training sessions either before or after school each week during Term 1. All Cricket and Volleyball as well as all Year 5, Year 6, Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9/10 AFL games will be played on Saturday during Term 1 as per the College calendar. Training times for all teams will be advised once finalised.
Initial AFL, Cricket and Volleyball Trial Schedule – Week 5
|Monday 1 November
||Tuesday 2 November
||Wednesday 3 November
||Thursday 4 November
||Friday 5 November
|6:30am – 8.00am
Year 11 and Year 12 (Opens) at Little Langlands
Year 8 at Little LanglandsVolleyball
Year 8 in Goold Hall
Year 10 at Little LanglandsVolleyball
Year 10 in Goold Hall
Year 12 (Opens) in Goold Hall
|3.30pm – 5.00pm
Year 9 at Little LanglandsVolleyball
Year 9 in Goold HallAFL
Year 11/12 (Opens) trials at Coorparoo JAFC
Year 7 at Little LanglandsVolleyball
Year 7 in Goold HallAFL
Year 7 and Year 8 trials at Coorparoo JAFC
Year 11 in Goold HallAFL
Year 9/10 trials at Coorparoo JAFC
PLEASE NOTE: Trials are for those boys who are entering the College in that year in 2022, e.g. Year 7 trials are for those boys who are entering Year 7 in 2022.
- 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 5, Term 4 (that is, 1 – 5 November), the College has organised further trial games to take place on the weekend of Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 November. 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 2022. Therefore, the Year 7 trials are for students entering Year 7 in 2022.
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 15 October. Link below.
Further Cricket Trials (Year 7 – 12 Teams)
Most (not all) teams from Year 7 – 12, Sunday 7 November 2021 at Villanova Park – Specific times and fields to be advised
Please note the trial games for cricket will be played on Sunday 7 November 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 7 November. 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 7 November 2021
Venue 1: Villanova Park, Manly Road, Tingalpa
Venue 2: Kianawah Park, Wynnum Road, Tingalpa
Uniform: Villanova cricket whites or any suitable sports clothing
Further Volleyball Trials – Year 7-12 Teams
(All teams from Years 7–12, Saturday 6 November 2021 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 6 November in Goold Hall at Villanova College. After these trials 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 6 November 2021
Venue: Court 1 – Goold Hall, Nearest main entrance to the halll: 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.
|7.30am – 9.00am
|9.00am – 10.30am
|10.30am – 12.00noon
|12.00noon – 1.30pm
|1.30pm – 3.00pm
Other Volleyball Trial Matches Organised (only for those boys who are selected after Saturday 6 November)
(Note – some training sessions will be organised before the games below – to be confirmed)
- Saturday 13 November, Trial match v Iona College – Times and venues to be announced
- Saturday 20 November, Trial match v St Laurence’s College – Times and venues to be announced
Further AFL Trials – Year 7-12 Teams
(All teams from Year 7 – 12, Saturday 6 November 2021)
Please note that all students who have signed up for AFL trials will be expected to attend further trials held on Saturday 6 November at Coorparoo JAFC, Birubi St, Coorparoo (Giffin Park). After these trials 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 6 November
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.
|7.00am – 8.30am
||Opens (Combined Year 11/12)
|8.30am – 10.00am
||Year 7 and Year 8
|10.00am – 11.00am
||Combined Year 9/10
Other AFL Trial Matches Organised (only for those boys who are selected after Saturday 6 November)
Note – some training sessions may be organised before the games below – to be confirmed
- Friday 12 November, Open trial match v Iona College – Times and venues to be announced
- Saturday 13 November, Year 6, 7, 8, 9/10 trial match v Iona – Times and venues to be announced
- Friday 19 November, Open trial match v St Laurence’s College – Times and venues to be announced
- Saturday 20 November, Year 8 and Year 9/10 trial match v St Laurence’s College – Times and venues to be announced
FURTHER AFL, VOLLEYBALL and CRICKET TRIALS – 2022
Please keep this date free.
DATE CLAIMER – Further Cricket, Volleyball and AFL will be played v St Laurence’s College on Saturday 29 January, times and venues to be announced.
AIC Cricket and AFL Trials – Year 6 Students (2022)
Students entering Year 6 in 2022 (current Year 5 students) will have their 2022 Cricket or AFL trials conducted on Monday 18 and Wednesday 20 October after school at Little Langlands from 3.15 – 4.40pm.
These trials are open to all students who are enrolled at Villanova College in 2022. Please note that in the AIC Competition the boys compete in their year level not their age groups. All students must attend these trials to be considered for team selection in 2022.
The College can only submit a maximum of three teams into the Year 6 divisions of the AIC AFL Competition. Therefore, some boys will miss out. Those boys who miss out on a place in an AFL team will be offered a place in a Cricket team. There are no limits to the number of Cricket teams we can enter.
Commitment required: All teams will have one – two training sessions either before or after school each week throughout Term 1. All Cricket and AFL games will be played on Saturday mornings during Term 1. Training times for all teams will be advised next year.
Note: New Year 6 boys entering the College in 2022 will be invited to attend these trials. If they are unable to make these trials, we will trial these boys separately on their – ‘ORIENTATION DAY’ – which is held on Saturday 23 October 2021.
All interested students will be escorted down to Langlands Park after school by Villanova staff members. Parents are to collect their son/s from Little Langlands at the conclusion of the trials.
Please note that students may participate in Cricket or AFL and the Swimming program in 2021/22.
We hope to select boys into teams or squads after these two trial days. These teams/squads will be advertised by approx. Wednesday 27 October, that is, after the Orientation Day for new students as new boys will need to be considered.
Note: Some training sessions may be organised before the games below – to be confirmed
- Saturday 13 November, Year 6, 7, 8, 9/10 trial match v Iona – Times and venues to be announced
FURTHER AFL and CRICKET TRIAL DATE 2022 – Year 6 Teams
DATE CLAIMER – Further Cricket and AFL trials will be played v St Laurence’s College on Saturday 29 January, times and venues to be announced.
2022 Villanova Coaches, Managers and Officials Needed!
The Sports Office is currently looking at staffing for the 2022 sports season. If you can assist in any of these roles, we ask that you complete the online ‘2022 Coaches, Managers and Officials Nomination Form’. The link is found on the website or simply click here – https://form.jotform.com/VillanovaSport/coachofficialnomination
Villanova relies on the assistance of the parents, Old Boys and friends to help fulfil these roles. We encourage you to help if you can – your boys, our students are counting on us.
Volleyball and Cricket Coaches Needed
We need coaches of the teams listed above to assist with trials very soon. If you are keen to take on a coaching role, please complete the nomination form described above.
Zone Cricket Training Schedule
Zone Cricket training sessions are in the table below. All players are required to attend these sessions from 6.30am to 8am. Please bring your own gear with you. As in the past, if your session is washed out, we have Thursday and Friday as back updates. A message will be placed over the App, notifying you of cancellations and when the rescheduled session will take place.
|Little Langlands – (Chadwick Place)
Field Session 6.30am – 8.00am
|YEAR 5 AND 6 ZONE CRICKET
||YEAR 7 AND 8 ZONE CRICKET
||YEAR 9, 10 AND 11 ZONE CRICKET
||RESERVED MORNING SESSION IN CASE OF RAIN
||RESERVED MORNING SESSION IN CASE OF RAIN
Mr Craig Stariha, Director of Sport