Students wishing to play AIC AFL in 2022 must register their interest using the following online sign-on link –

AIC Sports on Offer – Term 1, 2022

AIC Cricket – Open to all Year 5-12 students. All cricket is played on Saturday

AIC Volleyball – Open to all Year 7-12 students. All volleyball is played on Saturday

AIC AFL – Open to all Year 5 -12 students. All Year 5-10 teams will play on Saturday. The Year 11-12 (Open) team will play on Friday afternoon

AIC Swimming – open to all, this does not conflict with the other sports

Note – All Cricket, Volleyball and Year 5 – 10 AFL is played on Saturday. Therefore, students may trial for only one of these sports.

Year 11-12 AFL is played on Friday afternoon. Only Year 11-12 AFL players can trial for AFL and Cricket or Volleyball as they are played on different days.

Any boy may register for Swimming on top of the other sports played in Term 1.

Villanova College will conduct AIC Cricket, AIC AFL and Volleyball trials for all teams from Years 6 – 12 on the dates listed in the document below. These trials are open to all students who are enrolled at Villanova College in 2022.  Please note that all students compete in their year level and not in their age groups – Term 4 AFL, Cricket and Volleyball Trial Schedule 2021

All students, including those students who will join Villanova in 2022, must attend these trials to be considered for team selection in 2022. Students are required to wear any appropriate sporting attire to these trials. Sporting equipment will be supplied by the College. Students wishing to trial simply attend the venue 15mins before the advertised start time.

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