Villanova College will conduct volleyball and cricket trials on the week beginning Monday, October 30. All students have been given a sign-on form, which is due tomorrow, 20 October. An invitation is extended to all members of our community who wish to assist the sports program by taking on a coaching, managing and/or officiating role for the various sports we have on offer in 2018. All interested are asked to complete the nomination form found on the College website. In particular, we are keen for those who wish to coach cricket or volleyball in 2018 to contact us, as these trials will commence soon.
Although Villanova’s 2017 AIC Track and Field Team is still in draft form, all involved are looking forward to competing at the annual AIC Track and Field Championships which will be held on Tuesday 24 October and Wednesday 25 October at the Queensland Sport and Athletic Centre (SAF) – Outside Track.
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 on Tuesday or Wednesday. However, we believe that all those who have trained are important members of the 2017 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 on Wednesday 25 October.
A draft team has already been announced and a copy is published on the website. Although we believe most of the positions are correct and will not change, some coaches are yet to finalise selections, as they still require boys to compete for positions at this week’s meet to be held at SAF. Either way the individual coaches of each event will notify the students regarding changes to the team list. A final team list will be posted on the web early on Monday morning, 23 October.
AIC Track and Field Championship
Day 1: Tuesday 24 October 2.00pm – 5.00pm, Outside Track – SAF Stadium, Kessels Road, Nathan
Transport: Bus departs Villanova College from Sixth Avenue at 12:30pm and will return to the College by 5.30pm.
Day 2: Wednesday 25 October 8.30am – 2.00pm, Outside Track – SAF Stadium, Kessels Road, Nathan
Team Photo: All athletes are to assemble/meet in the quadrangle at 6:50am for a team photo
Transport: Bus departs Villanova College from Sixth Avenue at 7.20am and will return to the College by 2.45pm.
All members of the team must arrive at the College by 6:50am on Wednesday ready for a 7.20am departure on the team bus. All athletes are to meet on the quadrangle for a team photo before boarding the bus. We ask that all team members travel together as a team on the buses provided. 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 begins at 8.45am (Open 3000m).
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.
- Villanova athletics singlet
- Villanova white athletic shorts
- Villanova team shirt (COMPULSORY)
- Villanova sports cap (green)
The boys will need to bring the following:
- Hat/sunscreen/wet weather gear (if required)
- Water bottle/s
- Food (fruit, sandwiches)
- Lunch will be provided on Wednesday 25 October – NO Canteen
- Please avoid food such as chips and milk drinks
- Other sportswear i.e. spikes
After the official AIC presentations, the Villanova College team will stay behind at SAF for a short period for our own team presentations. The team bus will return to the College at the completion of these presentations by approximately 2.45pm.
Congratulations to Connor Wadsworth who has been selected as Team Captain for 2017. Connor has led by example with his commitment to Villanova’s athletics program over many years.
Thank you for supporting your son during the track and field season this year. I am sure all boys will give their best on Tuesday and Wednesday next week and we look forward to an enjoyable and successful couple of days.
AIC Track and Field – Final Meet at UQ
The fourth and final Invitational Carnival for the season will be held tomorrow afternoon/night at SAF, Nathan. All students are to wear the full Villanova track and field uniform at these Invitational Carnivals including the Villanova white track and field shorts, Villanova track and field singlet and the Villanova team shirt. Athletes wearing skins are only permitted to wear white, green, black or skin coloured apparel. Ben Mowen and Andrew Slack members who have been given permission may wear their green PE shorts and Villanova team shirt.
Buses for Years 5 and 6 will depart at 2.00pm and return to the College at approximately 5.50pm. Years 7 – 12 will depart at 3.15pm and return to the College at 8.20/30pm.
Students may leave with their parents on the night but I ask all parents collecting their son/s from the front of the College on Friday night to be on time.
Timekeepers /Field event officials needed! – We are in need of timekeepers/field officials to assist at the AIC Carnival tomorrow night. If you are able to assist, please contact the Sports Office on 3394 5621. Please help if you can.
Please note that the schedule for this week has changed.
SCHEDULE OF TRACK AND FIELD EVENTS FRIDAY, 20 OCTOBER
Villanova Swimming – Mrs Juanita Jacobs – AIC Swimming Co-ordinator
The Villanova swim season has now well and truly begun. If your son is interested in joining the squad, there is still time. Please check the Locker Room section of the website for documents and further details on training times.
Could I please remind all students in Years 5 – 11 that they must have their name ticked off by the Villanova staff member who is present at training. Students must ensure they are out of the pool by 8am and changing as quickly as possible so they are not late to class. For those students who would like to purchase breakfast from the Tuckshop, you may place a pre-order to ensure you have breakfast waiting for you upon arrival at the College.
Date Claimer: On Monday 15 January 2018, the Villanova Swim Squad will be having a technical training session at Langlands Pool. The session will include squad training, land based core work and team building exercises. More details will be follow as planning for this event is finalised.
Volleyball Report – Ms Barbara Dewis, AIC Volleyball Coordinator
Our players’ road tested the facilities for the upcoming Commonwealth Games at Coomera and Carrara last weekend. An outstanding group of boys represented Villanova from Year 7 and Year 8. The 18 players, who wore the Villanova shirt with pride, rose above expectation in each of their games.
The Year 7 team came away from the tournament with a silver medallion after progressing into the top four. The boys can stand proudly as well as pass on to others what they have learnt from the games played. The team from Year 8 can also be proud of their efforts after progressing to the top eight in their division then on to the top four. With the number of teams in the Year 8 division, this team remained composed throughout games and finished the tournament in fourth.
Participating in the Junior Schools Cup will now give these players an insight in to how the game of volleyball can be mentally tough and not just physically tough. Both coaches, Kristina Whitehead and Melissa Wilson did an excellent job in assisting the boys to the level that was required for this tournament. Thanks to Kristina, Melissa and Kath Underhill for transporting the teams to the venues on Friday. I would also like to thank the parents for the great parental support given to both teams over the three days of competition.
This week Villanova will host a round of the Provence Cup in Goold Hall. Four games will be played over two courts: Villanova vs GT and Churchie vs SLC. The first game (Year 10) begins at 6pm followed by the Year 11 game at 7pm.
Save the dates
- 4 November Internal trials Goold Hall
- 11 November trial game against SLC
All volleyball trials begin Week 5, Monday 30 October. Please check the website for more information leading into Week 5.
AIC Golf Championships
The annual AIC Golf Championships will be held at the Indooroopilly Golf Club on Monday 23 October. Mr Stariha has met with the team this week to discuss all details. Mr McLauchlan will drive the bus, which will leave at 5.40am. Boys are to meet in front of Goold Hall.
2018 Coaches/Managers and Officials Needed – OUR BOYS NEED YOUR HELP!
The Villanova Sports Department is currently seeking coaches, managers and officials for the 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 programs.
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 help out in any way, could you please complete the ‘2018 Coach, Manager and Officiating – Nomination Form’ available on the College website and from the Sports Office and return it to the Sports Office as soon as possible.
All forms received will be compiled into a database and 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 requested and further details will be given.
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. I am sure you will find it a rewarding venture.
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: Please refer to the trial schedule 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: email@example.com 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.
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
This tour will be conducted over the Christmas vacation period. All information will be distributed to those who are selected including, payment, medical, permission and information forms by the end of this week.
Villanova Swimming Training
For those wishing to be involved please 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 – sign him up for swimming, it is great for fitness!
Mr Craig Stariha, Director Sport