Time flies and this weekend marks the half point of the cricket and volleyball season. Our swimmers are making their final preparations for the up-coming AIC Swimming Championships and we are already looking ahead to next term’s sporting program which includes rugby, football, cross country and chess. There are certainly plenty of opportunities for our students to become involved. By now all students from Year 5 – 12 have been given a ‘Trimester 2 Sport Sign-On Form’. I ask all parents to ensure that their son has completed the appropriate form and it has been returned to the Sports Office promptly. The information collated from these forms is used to plan and prepare the season ahead. This form is available on the College’s website and is due this Friday 24 February.
Once again, we are in need of parents and old boys to assist the College by coaching and refereeing teams/games for both rugby and football this year. If you are able to assist please make contact with Mr Blake McLauchlan (rugby) – email@example.com or Mr Chris Everding (football) – firstname.lastname@example.org. We would like to finalise all coaches/referees for the up-coming AIC rugby and football season as soon as possible.
To assist families with their forward planning, please find below a full schedule of the ‘Term 2 AIC Sports Training Schedule’. All teams training at Villanova Park will be transported to the venue by bus and parents will be required to collect their son/s promptly after training.
Our wish as a College is to utilise Villa Park as much as possible. The training schedule is designed so that all rugby and football teams from Years 7 – 12 have enough space to train adequately and are at the same location at the same time in order for our skills coaches in both rugby and football to monitor/assist coaches and player development.
On behalf of the College I wish all swimmers the very best in their preparations for the up-coming AIC Swim Championships. The College will send out all Year 7, 10 and 12 students to support our swim team on the day of the Championship. We ask all parents to support the College by ensuring your son/s attend school on this day and attends the AIC Swim Championships if required. Our swim team would certainly appreciate the support of their College in the stands as they take to their events.
Villanova had another strong weekend of results against St Edmund’s, winning all games in cricket and narrowly losing the day in volleyball. It was great to see both First teams win their games in sensational fashion. I was particularly impressed with the level of school spirit displayed by the Villa boys in Goold Hall. Our Year 12 leaders led by example with music and great cheer to assist our volleyball teams. Well done to the 10A volleyball team who won their game in an absolute thriller in the last set. I have no doubt the inspiration from this game fuelled the fire for our First team to take victory as well. Special mention must also go to our AFL boys with the 6A team in particular playing great footy with dominating performances over the first couple of rounds.
I know our boys are looking forward to putting on the green and gold this weekend as we take on Padua in cricket and volleyball and Ashgrove in the AFL. The opposition will be tough and every Villa boy will have to stand up and be counted this weekend to ensure success. I’m backing the boys in green and gold, good luck to all and please enjoy!
Round 4 Fixtures – Saturday 25 February, AIC Cricket and Volleyball v Padua, AIC AFL v Ashgrove
Please refer to the College’s website to view all times and venues for this weekend’s fixtures against Padua and Ashgrove. Simply scroll down on the College’s home page to the ‘Latest News’ section and click the ‘Weekly Fixtures’ section.
A large number of our cricket teams are in premiership contention after the first three rounds of the season. Villa produced another pleasing round of results over the weekend winning all games against St Edmund’s. I ask all players to remain focused on the round ahead as Padua have a number of competitive teams across the board who will challenge us. I wish all teams the very best!
AIC Volleyball – Ms Barbara Dewis, AIC Volleyball Co-ordinator
Volleyball is certainly a game of ‘ups and downs’ and Villa experienced that last week against SEC with 10 losses and 9 wins. Year 7, 8, and 9 struggled to adjust to the narrow serving space, however the rallies for points were brilliant. Players were chasing balls off court as well as flexing their bodies to ensure they got the ball back over the net to have a chance at winning the point. It was a tough day but teams will need to regroup and focus for this week’s games against Padua.
The senior volleyball teams did themselves proud with hard fought battles on the court. I was fortunate to see the end of the 10A game in which their coach was wanting the players ‘to keep your composure and win some points’. The 10A’s certainly did and went on to win the game 2 – 1. With this result in hand it was enough momentum to give the firsts a boost as they progressed to the start of their game. The Firsts came away with their first win of the season 3 – 0. This is the result the players needed heading into Round 4 against Padua.
When all players stay ‘strong in mind and heart’ on their way to supporting and encouraging each other the winning feeling may come sooner than you think. So this weekend let us all unite with good results and remember ‘Carn the Cats’!
Year 7, 8 and 9 photos will be taken next weekend – 4 March.
AIC Swimming – Ms Kate Alexander, AIC Swim Coordinator
Well done to all boys who attended Friday night’s swim meet at St. Peter’s Lutheran College. It was very well organised and ran like a well-oiled machine! Congratulations to Brandan Frail in particular who posted a number of PB’s on the night.
I attended training last Friday morning and was excited to see the boys working hard. I would like to remind all boys that their behaviour is on show and they are representing Villanova College when at swimming training at Langlands, alongside the general public. Please ensure you are showing the coaches the respect they deserve and following directions. There is only two weeks left until the Championships, so all boys need to be giving it their all.
This Friday the boys will attend a swim meet at Iona College. There will be two buses leaving the College at 3.15pm. However, there are NO buses returning to Villa at the conclusion of the Carnival. Please arrange to collect your son from Iona promptly by 6.30pm.
Date: Friday, February 24 – Iona College Invitational Meet
Venue: Iona College, entry via North Rd
Time: Warm-up at 4.00pm
Carnival commences at 4.30pm
Carnival concludes at 6.30pm
Bus: Depart Villanova College at 3.15pm
(NO BUS RETURNING TO VILLA, BOYS MUST BE COLLECTED FROM IONA COLLEGE)
Please keep in mind we only have one meet left to get times from the boys. These times are used to determine the boys who will swim at the AIC Swimming Championships at Chandler. The competition is tight in many of the year levels so it is important the boys are training hard and as often as possible.
Note – If you are not able to attend the Friday carnival for any reason please contact myself or your relevant swim manager.
A number of boys have not yet returned forms or money for their Friday morning breakfast, please ensure your son brings these to the Sports Office this week.
AIC AFL – Mr Adam Fry, AIC AFL Co-ordinator
It was a mixed weekend for Villa AFL last weekend, with both Year 6 teams having outstanding wins against some quality opposition. Unfortunately, the Year 5 results didn’t go our way, however both Mr Conlan and myself are extremely proud of the efforts of all players and are looking forward to playing this weekend against Marist College Ashgrove.
This weekend games will again be the same time as the previous weekend, with our B teams kicking off at 8am and both A teams beginning at 9.15am. This week’s games are on Fields 1 and 2 so hopefully the showcase field brings out the best in our boys. Thank you to all parents for their continued support, it is truly appreciated. Just a reminder that if your son cannot attend training or the game, please advise the coaches. We look forward to seeing you all out at Yeronga this weekend.
Results Round 3
5A Padua 8.5.53 def. Villanova 7.3.45
5B Padua 8.6.54 def. Villanova 6.4.40
6A Villanova 20.16.134 def. Padua 0.2.2
6B Villanova 10.5.65 def. Padua 5.4.34
Week 4 AFL Fixtures
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AIC Rugby and Football Training/Trials
The first training/trial session will occur the very first week after Round 7 of cricket, AFL and volleyball, Monday, 20 March.
All Year 5 and Year 6 students will be involved in some skill and drill sessions during Friday sport commencing on 10 March. All players must have boots, mouthguards and a suitable jersey (this does not have to be a Villanova jersey). Staff will notify boys when they will be doing contact drills and require extra protective gear.
All training times and venues for all Year7 – 12 teams are listed on the College’s website. All Year 5 and Year 6 teams will train at Langlands or Whinstanes, specific days and times will be advised.
Please see the divisions below, in each division the players will be graded from A, B, C etc. Opens will be graded from 1st, 2nds, 3rds etc.
Football: Year 5, Year 6, Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10 and Opens
Rugby: Year 5, Year 6, Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10, 16 years and Opens (students from Year11 onwards are to play in their age group not year levels)
AIC Rugby and Football Trial Games – Date Claimers
Monday 20 March, 1st XV and 1st XI Football trial v Iona (after school)
Saturday 25 March AIC Rugby and Football v SLC (full school trial)
Saturday 22 April AIC Rugby and Football v SPLC (full school trial)
AIC Rugby, Football and Chess Training/Trial Schedule
The schedules below will be applied all season:
Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10, 16years and Opens at Villa Park 4.00pm – 5.15pm, Monday and Wednesday afternoons
Year 5 and 6 at Little Langlands, morning session 7.00am – 8.00am
afternoon session 3.15pm – 4.45pm (specific days will be advised)
Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10, 3rds, 4ths and 5ths at Villa Park 4.00pm – 5.15pm, Tuesday and Thursday afternoons
1sts and 2nds at Villa Park on Monday and Wednesday afternoons
Year 5 and 6 at Whinstanes/Little Langlands, morning session 7.00am -8.00am
afternoon session 3.15pm – 4.45pm (specific days will be advised)
AIC Chess Training
Chess Club will continue Wednesday and Friday mornings in Term 2 from 7.30am – 8.30am. Lunchtime time sessions will also be available at first break every day for game practise. The Chess Club sessions offered this term will also double as the trial process to select AIC teams.
Rugby and Football – Coaches/Referees
As the winter football season is fast approaching, the Sports Office at Villanova is asking all parents and old boys who indicated last year they wished to assist in 2017 to confirm that they still wish to do so. If you have an interest in refereeing or coaching, please contact:
Year 5 – 12 Football – Chris Everding email: email@example.com
Year 5 – 12 Rugby – Blake McLauchlan email: firstname.lastname@example.org
AIC Rugby, Football, Cross Country and Chess Sign-Ons
Please be advised that all boys from Years 5 – 12 will be given the opportunity to sign-on for the up-coming Villanova rugby, football and chess season. We expect that when a boy commits to a team he follows that commitment through until the end of season. Both parents and players are to sign off on the ‘Sign on Form’ indicating they are aware of the College’s policies and expectations with regards to school sport. The College’s Selection Guidelines and Code of Conduct are found overleaf on the sign–on form. Please note that school sport is given priority over club sport as written in the College diary. Sign on-forms were distributed during Pastoral last week and are also available on the web page.
We hope to provide all teams from Years 5 – 12, two training sessions weekly. Year 5 and Year 6 teams will train at various times before and after school at Little Langlands and Whinstanes. All games are played on Saturdays as per College Calendar. Please refer to the Colleges’ website under AIC Rugby and AIC Football to view further details including training times.
Well done to Angelo Natale and Franco Natale who were both recently selected into the Met East Under 18 Baseball Team. Angelo and Franco will now compete at the State Championships to be held in Ipswich later this month. Great efforts boys!
Mr Craig Stariha, Director of Sport
Sport Club News: Mega Raffle
Would you like to win $10,000……you have a chance to win when you buy a Megaraffle ticket and even better, there are only 200 tickets printed.
The Megaraffle is one of the main fundraising events organised by the Villanova Sports Club.The Sports Club is a voluntary group of parents, old boys and friends who provide support for the development of sport at Villanova by fundraising.
Megaraffle tickets will be ready for purchase from the 6th February. The money raised by buying your Megaraffle ticket has built the Villa Park cricket nets, has helped renovate the Outdoor Basketball Courts and paid for specialist coaching in recent years.
Tickets can be bought individually or you will be able to purchase through your son’s sports team in a syndicate to make it more affordable.
To buy a ticket call Jeremy Meredith Mob 0407895207, Robyn Gunning from Tuckshop email@example.com and Allyson Smith in the Finance Department firstname.lastname@example.org