Senior Football Development Program

The College will commence the 1st/2nd football program Tuesday 23 Nov at Villa Park from 3.45-5.00pm. The second session will be held on the 25 Nov as per below. From these trials the College will select a Senior Football Development Squad (that is, a 1st/2nd squad).

Trial session dates

  • Tues 23 Nov
  • Thurs 25 Nov

See a copy of the senior foootball development program which includes all key dates throughout the season – 1st&2nd Football Season Schedule 2022

Junior Football Development Program

A list of players invited to join the Junior Football Development Program is now posted in the respective Parent Lounge and student cafe portals.

These boys will train every Monday morning at Whinstanes 6.45-8.00am from the 7 Feb – 14 Mar, 2022 (6 sessions in total).

AIC Football 

The 2021 AIC Football season has concluded. Training/trials for the 2022 season will begin at the end of term 1, 2022.

Training times and venues for all Year 5-12 football teams are listed below. All Year 5&6 teams will train at Little Langland’s or Whinstanes. Year 7-12 teams will train at Villa Park. The College will provide bus transportation to Villa Park for all teams. Parents are required to collect their son from Villa Park after training. There will be no return bus service from Villa Park.

Football Training

  • Year7, Year8, Year9, Year10, 3rds, 4ths & 5ths @ Villa Park 4.00-5.15pm, Monday and Wednesday afternoons
  • 1st & 2nds @ Villa Pk 4.00-5.30pm Tuesday and Thursday afternoons
  • Year5 @ Little Langland’s/Whinstanes, Monday afternoon 3.15pm-4.30pm and Wednesday mornings 6.45-8.00am
  • Year6 @ Little Langland’s/Whinstanes, Monday mornings 6.45am-8.00am and Wednesday afternoons 3.15pm-4.30pm

We expect that when a boy commits to a team that he follows that commitment through until the end of season.  Both parents and players must acknowledge within the online sign-on form that they are aware of the College’s policies and expectations with regards to school sport. The College’s Selection Guidelines and Code of Conduct will also be found on the online sign-on form. Please note that school sport is given priority over club sport.

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