AIC AFL Season

Please see below some important details regarding the 2022 AIC AFL season, including coaches contact details, training schedules and by-laws.

NOTE BELOW!!! – Important information regarding the commencement of training and the AIC AFL season.


  • The 1st AFL team will commence their first training session as from Wednesday 19 January. The Year 9/10 team will commence their first training session as from Monday 24 January as per training schedule posted on the website.
  • All other teams from Year 5-8 will commence their training as per training schedule from the week beginning Monday 7 February.
  • The internal Year 5 trials and Year 6-12 trial round v St Laurence’s on Saturday 29 January is now cancelled. Only the 1st will play this weekend.
  • A Year 6-12 trial round will now be played v Iona on Friday 4/Saturday 5 February. The Year 5 teams will be confirmed after their first training session held on Tuesday 8 February.
    JERSEYS FOR TRIAL GAME v IONA – the coaches will bring to the trial v Iona a trial jersey for players to use. Players to wear the new Villa football socks and rugby shorts. All players will be required to collect their new Villanova AFL hire jersey from the Uniform Shop sometime in the week beginning Monday 7 Feb – the pick up day will be advertised later.
  • The AIC AFL season will now begin its first round on Saturday 12 February

NOTE – Bus transportation will be organised for all players to training in the afternoons. Parents must then collect their son/s from the venue after training, no return service will be given. Transportation will be arranged for the Year 9/10 and 1st teams back to school after their training sessions in the morning.

All training sessions from Year 5-12 are held at Coorparoo JAFC, GIFFIN PARK, 33 Birubi Street, Coorparoo.

AFL Training Schedule – 2022

AFL Coaches Contact List – 2022

AFL By Laws – 2022

Draft 2 of all AFL teams from Year 5-Opens (2022) is now posted in the respective Parent Lounge and Student Cafe portals.

AFL Uniform

All players must wear the full and correct AFL uniform to and from all AIC games in 2022.

  • Villanova AFL Hire Jersey (to be distributed in 2022, more details given at a later stage)
  • Villanova Green Rugby Shorts
  • Villanova Football Socks

Team/Squad Lists – will be posted in the Parent Lounge and Student Cafe portals. Simply log in as normal to these portals. Select the ‘Links’ tab from the top tool bar. From the drop down menu, select the ‘Team Lists & Weekly Schedule’ tab to view the documents. These documents will be updated weekly.

Please go to the ‘Weekly Fixture’ section to view all game times and venues. General information pertaining to all sports is found in the ‘Locker Room’.

Any questions or concerns should be directed through the Villanova AIC AFL Co-ordinator – Mr Adam Fry Email:

Villanova has a very strong association with the Coorparoo Junior Australian Football Club. As such, all AFL training is conducted at the Coorparoo JAFC grounds. Bus transportation is supplied to Coorparoo JAFC  for training which occurs on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons  3.30-4.30pm for all Year 5-9 teams. Parents are required to collect their son/s from this venue after training. A return bus service will not be provided. The Opens generally train in the mornings.

AIC AFL is played in Term 1. All AFL trials are held in the previous year during Term 4. Students who are new to the College will be invited to the AFL trials held in Term 4 (that is, the year before they officially commence). All information regarding trials will be posted in the section above early Term 4. New families will receive email communication from the College regarding these trials.

AIC AFL is now offered to all students from Year 5-12. The divisions are set out below.

Teams Offered

  • Year 5A, 5B and 5C (depending on numbers)
  • Year 6A, 6B and 6C (depending on numbers)
  • Year 7
  • Year 8
  • 1 Combined Year 9 and 10 team
  • 1 Combined Year 11 and 12 team (Opens)

All Year 5-10 games are played on a Saturday morning. The Opens play on a Friday afternoon during Term 1 of the school year. As cricket and volleyball are played on Saturday, the Year 5-10 students can only choose to play AFL or cricket or volleyball.

As the Open games are played on Friday afternoons/evenings, these students can play AFL as well as cricket or volleyball on Saturday.

2017 was the inaugural year of the Year 5 and 6 AFL competition. The Year 7-12 AFL competition was introduced in 2019. In this short time AFL has become very popular and well received throughout the Villanova community.



Location: Foyer, Goold Hall

Phone: (07) 3394 5621


Mr Craig Stariha | Director of Sport

Mr Anthony Kemp | Acting AIC Sports Coordinator

Mr Chris Everding | AIC Sports Coordinator

Mr Todd Kropp | Sport Administration Assistant

Villanova Park