The AIC Chess competition runs in conjunction with the AIC Rugby and Football season during term 2, however, Chess will be played on Friday evenings as per College Calendar beginning with the two external trial matches as per dates below.

Chess Trial Matches – Date Claimers

  • Friday 23rd March v St Laurence’s College (held after school)
  • Friday 20th April v St Patrick’s College (held after school)

In an effort to give our students the necessary skills and training the College has opened up a Chess Club to all interested players which has commenced already. All interested students simply turn up to the T10 classroom during the first break to register their interest and start playing matches.

During term 1 the College will run two sessions before school which will be open to all players. The coaches will use these sessions to select the AIC Chess teams. These sessions commence in week 5, that is, the week beginning Monday 19th Feb. These sessions will also be held in T10.

–              Year 5-12 students 7.30-8.30am Wednesday morning

–              Year 5-12 students 7.30-8.30am Friday morning

The chess sessions will be conducted by an experienced outside coach as well as a number of Villanova College staff members. Please note that every first break, T10 will be open for boys to play chess during morning tea. All are welcome, even those who do not wish to represent Villanova in AIC Chess. If students wish to know more please see Mrs England, email:

Note – Boys can do chess and rugby, football and cross country

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’.

Please direct any questions or concerns to our AIC Chess Co-ordinator – Mrs Sally England, Email:

Chess has become a very popular sport at Villanova College and is offered to all students. Chess allows students to socialise and compete against their peers in a variety of competitions held throughout the year.

The AIC Chess competition is held during Term 2 and all games are played on Friday afternoons or evenings after school.

The Villa Chess Club opens towards the beginning of Term 1 and organises the preseason training and selection program for all chess teams. A number of highly motivated and passionate staff run the College’s chess program and a specialised external chess coach is employed by Villanova to teach all the necessary skills and strategies needed to master the game.

The skills built through playing chess, such as mathematical, analytical, problem solving and strategy, are often employed in other areas of life, making this sport one of the most beneficial for inner development.

During the season, further information such as training times, team lists, staff, schedules and results is available on the College website.


Location: Foyer, Goold Hall

Phone: (07) 3394 5621
Fax: (07) 3394 5637


Mr C Stariha | Director of Sport

Mr B McLauchlan | AIC Sports Coordinator

Mr C Everding | AIC Sports Coordinator

Mrs E Schofield | Sports Office Secretary

Villanova Park