Well done to all students who have continued to work hard at track and field training over the season. We have regularly seen a good turnout at training each week, particularly from the younger year levels. Unfortunately, attendance from the 16 Years and Open boys has been poor overall and we require these boys to step up their commitment in order for us to produce our very best on the day of the AIC Championships.
The AIC Track and Field Championships will be held on Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 October. We hope to announce the squad next Wednesday when we will also distribute all necessary information pertaining to the Championship. This Thursday’s Track and Field Meet presents another chance for all squad members to post an impressive time, distance or height in order to make the Track and Field Team. I wish all squad members the very best.
2018 Sign-On Forms for cricket, volleyball, AFL and swimming were distributed to all students during their Pastoral class earlier this week. Any student who wishes to represent Villanova in these sports during Term 1 next year must complete a sign-on sheet and hand it back to the Sport Office before Friday 20 October. Parents and students are asked to co-sign the sign-on form indicating that they accept and are aware of the College’s expectations and policies regarding Villanova sport.
On the reverse side 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 Villanova, 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 signing. Sign-on forms can also be downloaded from the College’s website under the Sport section.
Cricket and volleyball trials for all Year 7 – 12 2018 teams will be held in Week 5 of this term. Our aim is to have all cricket, AFL and volleyball teams selected before the end of year.
The Villanova Sports Department is currently seeking coaches, managers and officials for the Year 5 -12 AIC sports program in 2018. 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 in order to serve our students by taking on specific roles. These roles include coach, manager, referee, umpire, scorer etc. If you are able to assist in any way, could you please complete the nomination form posted on the College’s website under the Sport section and return it to the College’s Sports Office as soon as possible.
All forms received will be compiled into a database and prior to the commencement of each season a member of the Sports Office will contact those who have expressed an interest to assist. A final confirmation of commitment will be requested and further details will be given. Now, as a priority, we require coaches for the up-coming AIC cricket and volleyball season as we require assistance with the trials being held in just a few weeks.
I thank all those who were able to assist throughout 2017 and I invite those who would like to assist in 2018 to become involved for the benefit of our students and the College. You will no doubt find it rewarding and no experience is necessary.
Villanova Swimming Training
All those wishing to be involved must complete a rego/payment form available from the Sports Office or on the College web site. Our success next year is dependent upon the hard work put in this year. 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!
AIC Track and Field
The second AIC Invitational Carnival for the season has been cancelled this afternoon due to inclement weather.
Tuesday 17 October: Training at SAF 3.45-5.10pm
Thursday 19 October: Training at SAF 3.45-5.10pm
Friday 20 October: AIC Track and Field Meet at SAF
Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 October: AIC Track and Field Championships
Volleyball Report – Ms Barbara Dewis, AIC Volleyball Co-ordinator
Dig it! Set it! Hit it! Each team in volleyball is reminded as they step on to the volleyball court of these three simple statements. Last week was the beginning of what will be a very busy term for our volleyball players.
The Provence Cup provides the platform for Year 10 and Year 11 students with very good quality opposition. Villanova can stand proud after Year 10 gained a worthy result with a win over Nudgee College (25-21, 25-15). Unfortunately, Year 11 were defeated in a closely contested game going down (25-20, 27-25). These games were all well contested and coaches were feeling the heat after each point played. Villanova has a bye this week due to Year 11 Leadership Camp.
- 18 October Villanova vs Gregory Terrace (Villanova to host in Goold Hall)
- 25 October Villanova vs BBC (at Iona College)
- 1 November Villanova vs Padua (at Padua College)
- 8 November Playoffs (ACGS)
Junior Schools Cup Volleyball will be held across two venues this weekend at the Gold Coast. Year 7 will compete at the Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre (next to Metricon Stadium). On Friday and Saturday Year 8 will compete at the Coomera Indoor Sports Centre (next to Dreamworld) but will play at the Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre on Sunday. I wish both teams all the best for the weekend.
Volleyball trials will begin on Monday 30 October – Week 5 Term 4.
AIC Golf Championship
The annual AIC Golf Championship will be contested on Monday 23rd October at Indooroopilly Golf Club, with five students being selected to represent the College. All players are to meet Mr McLauchlan at 5.40am in front of Goold Hall ready to arrive at the venue for team registrations at 6.15am. There will be a shot gun start at 7am followed by presentations around 1pm. Mr McLauchlan will transport the team by mini bus to and from the venue. Please contact Mr Stariha with any further queries or questions.
2018 Villanova Cricket, Swimming, AFL and Volleyball Sign On and Trials
All students from Year 5 – 11 who are interested in representing Villanova in cricket, swimming, AFL and volleyball in 2018 must complete an ‘AIC Sport Sign-On Form’. These forms are available to all students from Year 5 – 11 through their Pastoral classes and are posted on the sport’s web page.
- All students from Year 5 – 12 will play in the AIC Sport Competition
- All cricket, AFL and volleyball teams will be selected in year levels in 2018 not in age groups. Therefore, boys in Year 8 will play in the 8 A – D teams (not the 13 A – D teams)
- Students must attend all trials as listed below
- Cricket is open to all students from Year 5 – 12
- AFL is open to students in Year 5 and 6 (2018) only
- Volleyball is open to students in Year 7 – 12 (2018) only
Date Claimers – The trial schedule is below. Please note the year levels below will be your son’s year level in 2018.
||Monday 30 October
||Tuesday 31 October
||Wednesday 1 November
||Thursday 2 November
|6:30am – 8.00am
Year 11 and Year 12 at Little Langlands
Year 11 and 12 in Goold Hall
Year 10 at Little Langlands
Year 10 in Goold Hall
Year 9 at Little Langlands
Year 9 in Goold Hall
Year 11 and 12 in Goold Hall
|3.30pm – 5.00pm
Year 8 at Little Langlands
Year 8 in Goold Hall
Year 7 at Little Langlands
Year 7 in Goold Hall
Date Claimers – Further Trial Dates
- Trials will commence either before or after school on the week commencing Monday 30 October
- Internal cricket games/trials will be held on Sunday 5 November for all teams from Year 7 -12 (2018)
- Internal volleyball trials will be held on Saturday 4 November for all teams from Year 7 – 12 (2018)
- Volleyball trial matches against Iona on 11 November
- Volleyball trial matches against SLC on 18 November
- All specific times and venues to be advised
LL = Little Langlands (Langlands Park) Main Ave, Coorparoo (next to Easts Leagues Club).
Goold Hall = Located on Villanova’s College Campus, access via Eighth Ave, Coorparoo.
All students wishing to trial for an AIC cricket or AIC volleyball team must complete a
‘SIGN ON SHEET’ and return it to the College’s Sports Office by Friday 20 October 2017.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org FAX: 3394 5637
2018 Villanova Coaches, Managers and Officials Needed!
The Sports Office is currently looking at staffing for the 2018 sports season. If you are able to assist in any of these roles, we ask that you complete a ‘2018 Coaches, Managers and Officials Nomination Form’ which is found on the web in the sports section. Please return the completed form to the Sports Office. 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 are in urgent need of volleyball and cricket coaches in order to assist with upcoming trials. If you are keen to take on a coaching role, please complete the nomination form as above and return to the Sports Office.
Volleyball Schools Cup – Melbourne
We hope to announce a nine man touring squad to participate in the Australian Volleyball Schools Cup Tour to Melbourne from the 3 – 8 December late next week. All successful members will be given further information regarding the tour soon afterwards. If students are unable to attend, other students will be called in their place. At this stage, the tour will cost approx. $1600.
The Australian Junior Volleyball Championships were held at Coomera in the final week of the September holidays. Congratulations to Patrick Perrier who was a member of the 15 Years Queensland Maroon Volleyball team that won gold at these championships. Internationally renowned volleyball coach, Mr Christie was certainly very pleased with Paddy’s effort throughout the tournament. A fantastic achievement Paddy, well done!
Congratulations to Dale D’Souza and Josh Smith on their recent selection into the Met East 13 -14 Years Cricket Team. These boys will compete in the Queensland Cricket State Championships to be held in Caloundra in late November. Well done and best wishes go to you both!
Congratulations to Harrison Vig and Roarke Ronan who have both been invited to be members of the Queensland School Sport Swim Team to compete in the Pacific School Games held in Adelaide early December. A fantastic achievement from both boys. Well done!
Mr Craig Stariha, Director of Sport