2021 COACHES, MANAGERS AND OFFICIALS NEEDED
For those who are interested in any of the abovementioned positions in 2021, 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 sought, and further details will be given.
I thank all those who were able to assist throughout 2020 and I invite those who would like to assist in 2021 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 swimmers will continue their training throughout the Christmas holiday period.
Last day – Friday 18 December 2020
Start back – Monday 4 January 2021
AIC AFL, CRICKET AND VOLLEYBALL TRIALS
All AIC AFL and cricket trials have now been completed for all teams from Years 5 – 12 (2021). In 2021, the following cricket trials have been organised before Round 1 of the AIC Cricket season:
Cricket Date Claimers
- Friday 22 January – 6A; 8A; 9A; 10A; Third XI, Second XI and First XI will have their annual cricket trial against Churchie. Times and venues TBC. Please keep this date free. There will also be a 7A v 7B internal trial.
- Saturday 23 January – Year 6-12 cricket trial against St Patrick’s College, Year 5 will have internal trials. Times and dates TBA
- Saturday 30 January – AIC Round 1 v Iona
Cricket Selection Process – Phase 2
After the recent trials, all coaches 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 in order 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 Years 5 – 12 will be posted on the web in the AIC Cricket section by 3.00pm this Friday. 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.
VOLLEYBALL TRIAL PROCESS
AIC Volleyball trials are still ongoing. Please refer to the College’s website to find a list of all boys required for further trials against Iona this Saturday. Another set of volleyball trials have been organised against SLC next Saturday, 21 November. We hope to finalise all volleyball teams from Years 7 – 12 after the SLC trial day. These teams will be posted on the web before the end of year.
Volleyball teams for this week and next will be posted in the AIC Volleyball section of the website.
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
- Saturday 14 November – AIC Volleyball Trials v Iona
- Saturday 21 November – AIC Volleyball Trials v SLC
- Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 January – AIC Volleyball Clinics (time and venue TBA)
- Saturday 23 January – Full school Volleyball trial v St Patrick’s College
- Saturday 30 January – Round 1 v Iona
Volleyball Trial Game v Iona Saturday 14 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. Please note – only one parent per player may spectate at the game.
SWIMMING/VOLLEYBALL AND CRICKET CLINICS – 2021
Please find below some date claimers regarding to the up-coming swimming, volleyball and cricket clinics, which are open to all students from Years 5 – 12 in 2021. These are great opportunities for our student athletes to develop their skills before the 2021 AIC sport season commences.
Cricket Clinic – 19, 20 and 21 January at Villanova Park (flyer found on website within AIC Cricket section)
Swim Clinic – 18 January at Langlands Pool (flyer TBC soon)
Volleyball Clinic – 18 and 19 January at Goold Hall (flyer TBC soon)
AFL trials have now concluded. All squad lists are now posted on the web under the AIC AFL section.
The next stage will be the following trials next year:
AFL Trial Date Claimers
Friday 22 January 2021
- First team trial v SPC, times and venues TBA
Saturday 23 January 2021
- Year 7 and Year 8/9 team trial v SPC, times and venues TBA
- Year 5A and 5B and Year 6A and 6B internal trials, times and venues TBA
At the conclusion of the internal Year 5 and Year 6 trials, all ‘A’ and ‘B’ teams will be announced. Those students who were unsuccessful in making an AFL squad are more than welcome to play cricket. We ask these students/families to email the Sports Office – firstname.lastname@example.org so that he can be added to a cricket team.
FIRST XI AND SECOND XI CRICKET TRIAL MATCHES
Villanova will play a trial match v Iona this weekend. Mr Nathan Dufty has selected the two teams to play in these trial matches. These teams are posted on the web in the AIC Cricket section.
Saturday 14 November v Iona at Villanova Park
- First XI : 9.30am 50 overs (First XI team are required to attend a naming ceremony of the cricket nets at 7.45am in full cricket whites and College blazer with green sports cap please)
- Second XI: 1.00pm 35 overs
Note – Players are to provide their own lunch and water bottles please
Well done to Charley Hegarty who was recently selected in the Met East Junior Triathlon team. Charley will be heading to Hervey Bay in February for the State Titles. Best wishes Charley!
Mr Craig Stariha, Director of Sport