Please see below some important information regarding the 2021 AIC AFL season including the team lists, coaches contact details, the 2021 training schedule and by laws.

Note – All training will begin as from Thursday morning 28 Jan 2021 unless a coach has organised extra sessions with teams beforehand.

AIC AFL Coaches Contact List – 2021

AIC AFL Training Schedule – 2021

AFL By Laws 2021

Please see below the Year 5-12 AFL squad lists for 2021. The Open squad is a 32 man squad, after the St Patrick’s trial held next year the Open team will then be culled down to around 25 players.

AFL 2021 – Year 5-12 Trial Team Lists

Villanova AFL Uniform

  • Villanova AFL jersey – for hire from the Villanova College Uniform Shop (Note – the coaches from Year 5-9 will distribute all AFL hire jerseys to all players on Sat 23rd Jan. Parents are not required to obtain this from the Uniform Shop beforehand. Players must have their own shorts and socks ready for this day)
  • Villanova AFL socks (the same as the Villanova rugby/football socks)
  • Villanova rugby shorts (to be used for AFL)
  • Football boots and mouthgaurds must be worn

Players are to keep their jersey for the entire season and return them to their coaches at the conclusion of the season.

Date Claimers

  • The Year 5 & Year 6 squads will play each other in an internal game held on Saturday 23 Jan 2021 in order to sort out the final ‘A’ and ‘B’ teams. Times and venues are now posted within the ‘Weekly Fixture‘ section.
  • The Open team will trial v St Patrick’s College on Friday 22 Jan. Times and venues are now posted within the ‘Weekly Fixture‘ section.
  • Year 7 and Year 8&9 team will trial v St Patrick’s College on Saturday 23 Jan. Times and venues are now posted within the ‘Weekly Fixture‘ section.

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 and 5B
  • Year 6A and 6B
  • Year 7
  • 1 Combined Year 8 and 9 team
  • 1 Combined Year 10, 11 and 12 team

All Year 5, 6 & 7 games are played on a Saturday morning. The Year 8/9 team and Opens play on a Friday afternoon during Term 1 of the school year. As cricket and volleyball are played on Saturday, the Year 5, 6 and 7 students can only choose to play AFL or cricket or volleyball.

As the Year 8/9 and 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

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