AIC Football Trials

The Football trials continue this week. We ask all boys from Year 5-12 to ensure that they are aware of the trial schedule posted below. All boys must make sure that they have the correct gear for their sessions (boots, water bottle, shorts, socks etc). Football players will need to bring shin pads for their training.

All Year 5&6 age groups will trial at Little Langlands. All Year 7-12 age groups will trial at Villanova Park.

Football Trial Schedule – Year 5-12

 LITTLE LANGLANDS (Year 5 and 6)

Monday 10 August    Wednesday 12 August
Little Langlands
Year 6 Year 5
Little Langlands
Year 5 Year 6

VILLA PARK (Year 7 – Opens)

10 August
11 August
Wednesday 12 August Thursday
13 August
Villa Park 3:45pm -5:00pm Year 7 – Opens (3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th) 1st and 2nd Year 7 – Opens (3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th) 1st and 2nd

Please note that there will be a bus departing from the front of the College directly after school at 3:05pm sharp for training sessions at Villa Park. There is no return bus service from Villa Park. Parents are asked to collect their son from training at 5:00/15pm. Due to current covid restrictions ALL parents are to remain in their vehicles.

AIC Rugby and Football Trials v St Patricks – Friday 14 August

 A full schedule of games to be played v St Patrick’s College next Friday 14 August is now posted on the web within the ‘Weekly Fixture’ section. All boys who are keen to make a rugby or football team across the College must attend these trials. Given we have advertised this date well in advance, we are hoping families will attend the trials before enjoying the long weekend.

Spectators – Only 2 parents/guardians per player will be permitted to spectate during the AIC Rugby & Football season. Please read further details found within the AIC Press Release attached for more information pertaining to the restrictions in placeAIC Statement August 10 2020

Please find below the complete football season schedule which includes training times, trial times, coaches contacts, uniform expectations and much more.

Football Season Schedule – 2020

The list below contains the complete ‘Year 5-12 Football Sign-on List’ for those wishing to participate in AIC Football in Term 3. All data was retrieved from the online sign-on process. Please check that your name appears. If you would like your name removed or added, please contact the Sports Office –

All those wishing to play AIC Football will be accommodated. No one will miss out.

Year 5-12 Football Sign-on List –

Year 5

Year 6

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10


AIC Rugby and Football Season Dates (subject to change based on government health advice)

  • Internal Trial – Every age group will have one trial session held either in Week 3 or 4 in Term 3 at Little Langland’s (timetabled around basketball and tennis training as much as possible)
  • Official Trial Week – 10 -13 August
  • Full School Rugby Trial – Friday 14 August v St Patrick’s College (long weekend. please keep date free)
  • Round 1 – Saturday 22 August
  • Round 2 – Saturday 29 August
  • Round 3 – Saturday 5 September
  • Round 4 – Saturday 12 September

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 Football Co-ordinator – Mr Anthony Kemp Email:

All students at Villanova College are eligible to take part in our annual football program. Preparation for the AIC Football competition begins towards the end of Term 1 after the cricket, AFL and volleyball seasons. However, the 1st XI and development squads commence preseason training earlier.

Football coaches consist of Villanova staff, parents and Old Boys, while a number of highly qualified and experienced specialty coaches are sourced from outside to assist in player development.

All AIC games are played on Saturdays, with home matches at our Villanova Park playing fields in Tingalpa. The football uniform consists of the Villanova football jersey and  Villanova football shorts, green and gold hooped socks, football boots, and shin guards (which are compulsory).

All football training for the Year 5 and 6 teams is conducted at Little Langlands Park, located across the road from Villanova. Some teams may also train on Whinstanes Oval located on the College campus. All teams from Year 7 to 12 are transported to Villanova Park for training on Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 3.45pm-5.00pm approximately. The 1st and 2nd XI train at Villanova Park on Tuesday and Thursday afternoon. Parents are responsible for collecting their son/s from Villanova Park after training.

The season generally consists of seven regular games with at least two trial games. Boys in the A or B sides can expect to attend two training sessions a week, whilst all other teams have between one and two sessions a week.

Each year, Villanova’s top football players from Years 7, 8 & 9 are invited to partake in an exclusive preseason program held throughout Term 1, which challenges them to develop themselves as players and competitors. During  Term 4 the 1st football coaches begin the 1st XI pre-season program with trials after which a 1st squad is chosen. This squad continues pre-season training during Term 1 in the lead up to the AIC Football season.

A football tour to Japan is offered every second year as part of our development program. Every alternate year the players travel to Sydney to compete against our brother school, St Augustine’s College.

Football is supported by an active group of parents who assist primarily with manning the canteen at home games as well as assisting with fundraising events for the biennial football tour.

Since the inception of the AIC Competition in 1999, Villanova College has taken out the title of the ‘AIC Champion Football School’ and has won many premierships including the ‘1st XI’ title on four occasions.

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


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