Well done to all the Year 6 students who participated in the Queensland Primary Schools Touch Football Competition over the weekend. Our boys dominated the competition and were able to take out the title of ‘Queensland Primary School Touch Football Champions’. This cohort are on fire! Taking out the State Championship in Touch football and AFL is a superb effort and cannot be underestimated. This is a magnificent feat. Congratulations to all players and coaches. Please read a full report written below.
Many thanks go to all those who participated in the Year 7 – Open (2022) AFL, Volleyball and Cricket trials last week and over the weekend. The trial process is a massive undertaking. The first draft of all team lists is now posted within the Parent Lounge and student café portals. It is unfortunate that some boys missed out on the AFL and Volleyball team selections. Due to the limitation of resources, it is impossible to cater for all boys in these sports. For those who missed out, we encourage you to contact a member of the Sports Office if you wish to be added to a cricket team.
During this week and next, many of our AFL and Volleyball teams plus some limited Cricket teams will play trial games against Iona and St Laurence’s. These trials will further assist our coaches to adjust teams in readiness for the up-coming seasons ahead. Please be aware that all teams / squads are subject to change throughout the entire season depending on player performance, attitude and attendance at training and on game day.
May I ask that you take note below of the further trials and clinics we have on offer earlier next year. These will be advertised via the ‘Locker Room’ over the next week.
As this weekend is ONLY a trial weekend, I am keen to keep things very low key. It is not necessary to have large groups appear at games. The focus this weekend is for players to improve their game and for coaches to adjust their teams in readiness for Round 1 next year. The expectation is that the teams will be changed to those which have been published already.
As always, I expect our boys to play hard and fair but mostly importantly give your best this weekend and enjoy the time spent with your mates!
2022 Coaches, Managers and Officials Needed!
For those who are interested in any of the above mentioned positions in 2022, please complete the online nomination form which is posted on the ‘Locker Room’ page.
All online nominations 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.
I thank all those who were able to assist throughout 2021 and I invite those who would like to assist in 2022 to become involved for the benefit of our students and the College.
Villanova College Swimming – Langlands Pool
Please find below the dates which training will cease over the upcoming vacation period at Langlands Pool. We certainly hope all our swimmers will continue their training throughout the Christmas holiday period.
Villanova College Swimming
Last day – Friday 17 December 2021
Start back – Tuesday 4 January 2022
AIC Cricket Trials
All internal AIC cricket trials are now complete for all teams from Year 5 – 12 (2022). After the trials held on Sunday, much deliberation has been spent towards compiling team lists. All lists will be published by midday today via the Parent Lounge and Student Café portals.
IMPORTANT! – All members of the A and B teams from Year 5 – 10 will have further training up until the last week of term as per times and dates below.
- Year 5A/B and 6A/B Teams – Friday 12, 19 and 26 November 3.30 – 5.00pm at Little Langlands
- Year 7A/B and 8A/B Teams – Wednesday 10, 17 and 24 November 3.30 – 5.00pm at Little Langlands
- Year 9A/B and 10A/B Teams – Monday 8, 15 and 22 November 3.30 – 5.00pm at Little Langlands
All other teams will commence their training in 2022.
First VI and Second VI Cricket Trials v Iona
The First VI and Second VI cricket teams will have a trial against Iona this Saturday 13 November at Iona. All times and venues are found on the web via the ‘Locker Room’. The First VI and Second VI and the Year 10 Development Team will have further trials against Gregory Terrace on Tuesday 30 November. All team lists for these GT trials are posted in the Parent Lounge and Student Café portals as well. If you are listed and you are unable to make the games, please advise a member of the Sports Office.
Toowoomba Mini Tour
All those selected to attend the Toowoomba Mini Tour will be emailed all the information, including the medical and permission forms by the end of this week.
Cricket Date Claimer
In 2022, the following cricket trials have been organised before Round 1 of the AIC Cricket season.
- First VI , Second VI, Year 10 Development team Trial v GT at GT – Tuesday 30 November 2021
- First XI Cricket Tour – Toowoomba, Wednesday 1 – Friday 3 December 2021
- First XI Christian Brothers Cricket Tournament – Monday 10 – Friday 14 January 2022
- First XI T20 Tournament at Padua – Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 January 2022
- Annual Cricket Camp /Clinic at Villanova Park – Tuesday 18, Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 January 2022
- 10A T20 Tournament at Ashgrove – Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 January 2022
- Churchie Trial – Friday 21 January 2022 – 6A, 6B, 8A, 8B, 9A, 9B, 10A, 10B, Third VI, Second VI and First XI will have their annual cricket trial v Churchie. Times and venues will be published soon. Please keep this date free. There will be a 7A v 7B internal trial on this day as well (Churchie will not have Year 7 teams trailing on this day for us to play).
- Saturday 29 January 2022 – Year 6 – 12 cricket trials v St Laurence’s College, Year 5 will have internal trials. Times and dates TBA
- Saturday 5 February 2022 – AIC Round 1 v Iona
Cricket Selection Process – Phase Two
After the trials held over the weekend, all coaches on the day were asked to submit to the Sport Office their ‘recommendation’ as to who they believe should be in the A, B, C teams based on the performances given at the trial game.
Please be aware all players were offered at least four/five overs batting overs (within a pair) and a minimum of two overs bowling on the day of the trial. Mr Nathan Dufty and members of the Sports Office were present throughout the day observing players and talking to those who conducted the games regarding selections. The Director of Sport, the AIC Co-ordinator and the Head Cricket Coach (Mr Nathan Dufty) will work through the recommendations and cross-reference the performances given at the game with the gradings given at the net sessions held last week to formulate all teams.
As per the ‘Selection Guidelines and Code of Conduct’ acknowledged and agreed by all parents at the time of sign-on. A, B and C teams are graded. All coloured teams will be of equal grading. Students who make an A and B team are classified as competitive teams who compete for aggregates. These players will have a specific role in the team and duties will not be shared equally within these teams. If parents prefer their son to receive equal batting and bowling opportunities, please inform the Sports Office and we will place your boy in a C team or lower.
All teams from Year 5 – 12 will be posted on Parent Lounge and Student Café portals by the close of business today. These teams will be considered as draft teams. Following the trials and training held early next year these teams can and will change.
All Cricket team/squad lists are subject to change throughout the entire season depending on player performance, attitude and attendance at training.
AIC Volleyball Trials
All internal AIC Volleyball trials are now complete for all teams from Year 7 – 12 (2022). The first draft of all Volleyball teams is now posted in the Parent Lounge and Student Café portals. Those who did not make a team are encouraged to see a member of the Sports Office to be added to a Cricket team list.
Volleyball Trial Process
Although all team lists have been posted, the AIC Volleyball trial process in on going. All players selected thus far are required to attend further trials held against Iona this Saturday 13 November. Another set of volleyball trials have been organised against SLC next Saturday 20 November as well. We hope to finalise all volleyball teams from Year 7 – 12 after the SLC trials. It is possible for teams to change after further training and the trial games held this week and next.
Volleyball teams for this week and next will be posted in the Parent Lounge and Student Café portals. Please continue to check the team list weekly.
All Volleyball team / squad lists are subject to change throughout the entire season depending on player performance, attitude and attendance at training.
Volleyball Date Claimers
- First VI Toowoomba Volleyball Tour – Wednesday 1 – Friday 3 December 2021
- Saturday 13 November 2021 – AIC Volleyball Trials v Iona
- Saturday 20 November 2021 – AIC Volleyball Trials v SLC
- Monday and Tuesday 17 and 18 January 2022 – AIC Volleyball Clinics
- Saturday 29 January 2022 – Full school Volleyball trial v St Laurence’s College
- Saturday 5 February – Round 1 v Iona
Volleyball Trial Game v Iona Saturday 13 November
Please be aware that a full set of volleyball trial games has been organized against Iona for all teams. Please visit the College website for all times and venues. Players are to arrive at least 30 minutes before their allocated game time. All players are to wear their PE uniform.
Swimming/Volleyball and Cricket Clinics – 2022
Please find below some date claimers regarding to the up-coming swimming, volleyball and cricket clinics, which are open to all students from Year 5 – 12 in 2022. These are great opportunities for our student athletes to develop their skills before the 2022 AIC sport season commences.
- Cricket Clinic – 18, 19 and 20 January 2022 at Villanova Park (flyer found on website within AIC Cricket section)
- Swim Clinic – 17 January 2022 at Langlands Pool (flyer found on website within AIC Swim section)
- Volleyball Clinic – 17 and 18 January 2022 at Goold Hall (flyer found on website within AIC Volleyball section)
AIC AFL Trials
All internal AIC AFL trials are now complete for all teams from Year 5 – 12 (2022). The first draft of all AFL teams is now posted in the Parent Lounge and Student Café portals. Those who did not make a team are encouraged to see a member of the Sports Office to be added to a cricket team list.
AFL Trial Process
The AIC AFL trial process is ongoing. All player/teams selected thus far (from Year 6 – Opens 2022) are required to attend further trials against Iona this Friday 12 and Saturday 13. Another round of AFL trials has been organised against SLC next Friday 19 and Saturday 20 for all teams from Year 8 – Opens only.
Note: All teams from Year 5 – 7 are not required to participate in any training next week as they are not playing a trial game that weekend against SLC.
We hope to finalise all AFL teams from Year 6 – 12 sometime after the SLC trials are completed. These teams will be updated and posted on the web before the end of year. It is possible for teams to change after more training and the trial games held this week and next.
AFL teams for this week and next will be posted in the Parent Lounge and Student Café portals. Please continue to check the team list weekly.
All AFL team / squad lists are subject to change throughout the entire season depending on player performance, attitude and attendance at training.
AFL Date Claimers
The College has organised trial matches on the following dates. All times and venues will be posted on the college’s website within the ‘Weekly Fixture’ section via the ‘Locker Room’ each week.
- Friday 12 November 2021 First Trial match v Iona College
- Saturday 13 November 2021 Year 6 – 10 Trial matches v Iona College
- Friday 19 November 2021 First Trial match v St Laurence’s College
- Saturday 20 November 2021 Year 8-10 Trial matches v St Laurence’s College
- Friday 28/Saturday 29 January 2022 – Year 6 – 12 AFL trial v St Laurence’s College
- Saturday 29 January 2022 – Year 5 Internal AFL trials
- Friday 4/Saturday 5 February 2022 – Round 1 v Iona
At the conclusion of the internal Year 5 trials, all ‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘C’ teams will be announced.
Those students who were unsuccessful in making an AFL squad are encouraged to join a cricket team.
AFL Trial Games v Iona – Friday 12/Saturday 13 November
Please be aware that a full set of AFL trial games has been organized against Iona for all teams from Year 6 – Opens (2022). Please visit the College’s website for all times and venues. Players are to arrive at least 30 minutes before their allocated game time. All players are to wear their Villanova football socks and rugby shorts. A jersey will be supplied at the game. Please wear your Villanova squad shirt to and from the game.
First XI /Second XI Football Trials
The College will commence the First XI /Second XI Football program on Tuesday 23 November at Villanova Park from 3.45 – 5.00pm. The second session will be held on 25 November as per below:
Trial session dates
- Tuesday 23 November
- Thursday 25 November
Currently we have a list of students who we require to attend the trials posted within the Parent Lounge and Students Café portals. Any other student who aren’t listed and would like the opportunity to trial are welcome to attend. Boys are to find their own way to the trial venue. Those who cannot make trials for any reason are required to inform Mr Kemp – AIC Football Co-ordinator email@example.com
Queensland Primary Schools Touch Football Competition Champions
Villanova entered two Year 6 teams into the Queensland Primary Schools Touch Competition last weekend. The event was run over two days with Saturday’s results determining which finals pool each school would be placed in.
The A division team won all four matches on Saturday 9 – 2 v Ashmore SS; 13 – 0 v Clover Hill SS; 9 – 0 v Wellington Point SS and 10 – 3 against Mary MacKillop College and were placed into the Championship Division, giving themselves the opportunity to become Primary Schools Champion. The Division 2 side won one of their pool games on Saturday against Wynnum B but went down to SLC A and Dalby and were placed into the plate finals, where they made it through to the semi-finals before being beaten.
The Div. A side defeated Norville SS 13 – 1 in the Round of 16 and then defeated Iona College 4 – 3 in the quarter finals. The boys went on to be defeated in the semi-final and came up against Algester SS in the Championship decider. Algester have won this championship four times in the last six years and their side was stacked with Met West representatives. Villanova went on to win 6 – 4 in what was a cracking final where there was so much skill on display and were crowned Queensland Primary Schools Champions for 2022.
Congratulations to all the boys in both teams for the way they embraced this competition and conducted themselves over the two days. Thanks also to Mr Matt Pearson and Mr Grant Hine for taking the reins and enthusiastically coordinating the logistics. I know the boys got a lot out of it and enjoyed the run around.
Well done to Reid Gapes who was selected in the Queensland Kiwis U12 Junior Rugby team. Reid was selected in the 23-man squad that took on the AUSuperstars for the Trans-Tasman Cup. Reid’s team took out the Trans-Tasman Cup winning their game 59 – 0.
Over the weekend the Queensland Kiwis took on a Samoan and a Barbarians team. The Queensland Kiwis won two of their three games only losing to Samoa, placing them second on the overall leader board. They won their semi-final against the Barbarians to take them through to the grand final which they lost. A definite highlight for Reid was leading his team in the haka before both the semi-final and grand final games as well as being named “Player of the Tournament” by his coach. Great effort Reid!
Qld Kiwis, Reid Gapes in the top row second from the left
Mr Craig Stariha, Director of Sport