I would like to share a couple of examples of this in action from the past week of ATC Life:
- On Saturday the Under 11 and 12 boys relished the opportunity to spend a day playing rugby in the mud and rain, hanging out and amusing themselves playing a variety of games in between rugby matches. The same boys expressed their gratitude to opposition players, staff and ATC staff for a great day of rugby; shaking hands and thanking those who made it possible.
- On Sunday morning a group of Under 12 AFL boys remained after their game to support the Under 14 side, again playing footy, scrapping and bantering with each other on the sidelines. When one of the Under 14 boys was stretchered off with a badly broken wrist, they stopped their game to show genuine compassion and concern for their fellow school mate.
- At rugby training on Tuesday afternoon I witnessed countless boys, taking the time to shake their coaches’ hands and thank them for a great training session, before running off for one last kick of the footy or wrestle with their mates before heading home.
- At basketball trials over the past week, older boys stepping forward to mentor and the younger boys, taking delight in their achievements.
In a sporting context, we constantly see examples of the great capacity, compassion, loyalty, enthusiasm, humility and gratitude shown by our boys, qualities that give us glimpses of the gentlemen that they will be!
Next week our representative athletics season will begin with 28 athletes representing ATC at the West Taylor Bridge 10, 11 and 12 Years Track and Field Trials. The WTB trials traditionally signify the start of the College athletics season. With the rep season underway and our QCIS Track and Field Championships only 8 weeks away, we need to see all boys who have signed up for athletics attending training regularly in preparation for these events.
ATC Rugby Community Day
On Saturday 30 July, Ambrose Treacy College will play our first ever full round of rugby against Nudgee College at Ambrose Treacy College. Our connection with Nudgee College is a significant part of our College’s story and the rugby matches will mark a new chapter for both communities.
When Nudgee Junior transitioned to Ambrose Treacy College we retained our traditional navy and white colours and added green to signify the new era in our College’s story and to acknowledge the Irish ancestry of our namesake, Patrick Ambrose Treacy. The ATC rugby jersey features an insert of the traditional Nudgee Junior ‘brothers’ jersey, a tip of the cap to our College’s rugby tradition and a reminder of our Christian Brothers heritage.
The traditional Christian Brothers butchers stripe was a significant feature of the Nudgee Junior College story. In more recent times, when Nudgee Junior played rugby against Nudgee College, the away team wore a plain black jersey to avoid confusion on the field.
On Saturday 30 July, there will be no confusion. For those wearing the blue, white and green it will be great day in our College’s story and a celebration of our past, our present and our future. On Saturday 30 July, we invite the ATC Community to don the blue-white-green and come along to the rugby to show your support for our College and to celebrate our long-term fraternity with Nudgee College.
State Cross Country Championships
Over the weekend the State Cross Country Championships were held in very wet and muddy conditions in Maryborough. Zach Beachy-Head ran a great race to place 10th in the State and relished the opportunity to run a genuine cross country course in the mud, wind and rain! Well done Zach.
ATC Sport Support Group Meeting
Next Wednesday evening the ATC Sport Support Group will be holding a meeting for all parents who are interested in supporting the growth of the College Sporting Program. The meeting will commence at 6.30pm in the Westcourt Library.
Key topics for discussion will be:
- Parent Team Manager Network
- ATC Community Rugby Day – Saturday 30 July
- Home Rugby and Cricket Games
- Sport Awards Presentation Evening
- Opportunities for developing sport at ATC
Please feel very welcome to come along and contribute!
Mr Dave Capra, Head of Sport and Activities
Basketball Report, Week 2 Term 3
Ambrose Treacy Basketball is off and racing this weekend with 12 of our sixteen teams hitting the courts for the start of the AIC and South West Metro Basketball seasons. Parents please look out for emailed information that has been sent for each team. Year 7, 8 and 9 AIC School Competition teams can relax, no games this week for you. Reminder to all boys that Skills Sessions are on offer Tuesday and Friday mornings at the ATC school courts.
Please download the fixtures for this weekend by following the link below.
Middle School Basketball – Wednesday morning, 6.30am – 7.45am
Centenary State High School Sport Hall, 1 Moolanda Street, Jindalee
Bus will depart Centenary High at 7.45am arriving at ATC at 8.00am
Year 6 Basketball
Wednesday afternoon, 3.15pm – 4.30pm
*Year 5 Basketball*
Monday afternoon, 3.15pm – 4.30pm ATC.
Skills Training Sessions
Tuesday morning 7.00am – 8.00am
Friday morning 7.00am - 8.00am ATC
The College PE uniform or comfortable training uniform to be worn to training. Please also bring a water bottle.
Fiona Hannan, Head Basketball Coach
AFL Report – Week 2, Term 3
Last week saw things fall in to place for our Ambrose Treacy footballers. Our Under 12s and 14s both showing how much they have improved from the start to the season. Both teams had well-earnt wins on Sunday morning and it should be a very interesting lead up to finals. The under 11s and 10s also continue to improve week to week and have learnt so much from this season of AFL.
Please note that there is a change in the fixtures for Under 11 team on Friday 29th July – they are now playing at 7.00pm (not 6.30pm as previously stated).
ATC 6.3-39 def Wilston Grange 5.5-35
Last weekend saw the U14 Irish Warriors take on the top of the table Ferny Grove/Wilston side at Chelmer. Both Webby and I put it on the boys to challenge themselves and tackle Ferny Grove/Wilston out of the game. The boys accepted this challenge head on and started the game strongly seeing them lead by 6 points at half time. Unfortunately, ‘Big Ziggy’ went down with a broken arm in the second quarter. Ziggy has been a shining light this year up there as one of our most improved players. We wish Ziggy all the best in his recovery ready for a big preseason. The boys came out firing wanting to get the win for their mate, again leading at quarter time. The last term was a tight tussle with Ferny Grove/Wilston kicking the first three goals of the quarter and leading with a minute left. Several players stood up for us including Lachy Mills-Wynn who took several telling marks. We managed to get it to our skipper Jared Gardiner who calmly slotted through his 3rd goal to give us a four point lead. The siren went and we had beaten the only undefeated team in the comp. Great effort to all involved, we have another big game this week against Park Ridge at Chelmer, a win can see us claim second spot on the ladder.
U 12’s- Round 12
ATC 7.6-48: def Wilston Grange White 1.3-9
This week saw the Mighty under 12’s take on the Wilston Grange Gorillas.
The Mighty under 12’s are back in business after a fantastic 4 quarter effort against the Wilston Grange Gorillas. The boys dominated the first quarter, however didn’t manage to make it count on the score board and conceded a late goal. This certainly didn’t break the spirit the boys playing as it was all ATC from the second quarter onwards.
Sami Walsh was exceptional in ruck, playing a kick behind the ball and also sneaking forward to deliver a goal late in the match. Toby Rose was fantastic in his return game, setting up a number of scoring opportunities and also booting one in himself. Vincent Ngo has improved every week this season, and Sunday was no different! He played a major role in the forward line.
Thank you to all of the parent helpers this week.
Up the mighty ATC Warriors!
Jimboomba 16.7-103 def ATC 3.1-19
A nice night for football with the rain holding off and allowing us to get the game played in nice conditions. There was lots of improvement shown by the boys throughout the game and in particular areas that we have been working on consistently. As their coach, it was pleasing to see the boys beginning to play the way we want them to. The boys have improved in manning up and making sure they all have a player. They have also improved with the movement of the ball, particularly out of the backline. There is less and less moments where they are kicking the ball directly across goals. They are beginning to move to the ball and work the ball to the advantage of their team mate. A little more polish in the forward line will help us kick some more goals.
Notable mentions this week to:
Mikiyas Simpson: I’m surprised Miki didn’t suffer an allergic reaction from leather poisoning. Everywhere he went, the ball followed him. He was a marking machine, who turned into a tackling machine. Our best player this week.
Tyson Juillerat: Tyson ran, ran and ran. His clearances were excellent and the pressure he put on the ball carrier was important. Deserved reward for his effort with a couple of goals and was unfortunate not to get some.
Alex Rollston: Alex played his best game of the year. He stuck to his opponent and was being rewarded with possessions around the ground. Lachlan Rawson: Lachy played in the backline all night and just went about his efforts without searching for the glory. He played his roll and was excellent when he took over the responsibility of the kick ins. Harrison McAvoy: Harry was brilliant in the second quarter when the backline was under constant pressure. He stopped/thwarted at least 5 scoring opportunities from the opposition. When he was moved forward, he was a good link between our backline and forward line. This week we are away to Jimboomba at 9:00am. All players be there NO LATER THAN 8:30am. Most teams ask players to be at the game 45 minutes to an hour early. I feel this is excessive, but with the players needing to sign the team sheet, receive instructions from the umpire and warm-up properly, they cannot be later than 30 minutes before the game. Friday night was difficult when we only had 11 players 15 minutes before the game.
The Under 10’s returned to the fray on Friday night after the mid-season spell and put in a great performance in a very evenly matched contest against Jindalee. While skills were a little rusty, it was obvious that the boys were rapt to be back in the thick of the action out in the middle. Gianni and Cooper were particularly effective in the forward line, linking together to create some nice goals. Will and Dan were both desperate in defence and Blake and Aiden gave our forwards lots of opportunities to score with their clearances from the midfield. The team will be focusing on handball and kicking accuracy this week at training as we will need to be in great form for our match against Moggill this Saturday.
Please download the link below to see this weekends fixtures.
For complete ATC AFL Results and Fixtures Click here
Please advise your coach or manager ASAP if for some reason you are unable to play a game.
Best of luck to all our teams for this weekend.
Mrs Fiona Kearney, AFL Coordinator
Rugby Report, Week 2, Term 3
Saturday saw the return of rugby for the ATC boys in beautiful Toowoomba, unfortunately Toowoomba wasn’t at its best on the weekend and I must thank all staff, parents and students for braving the horrid conditions. Our Under 13 and Under 14 teams returned from holidays not missing a beat, hitting the ground running with a couple of impressive victories against Downlands College and The Scots College. The Under 12 and Under 13 boys travelled to Toowoomba Anglican College and Preparatory School and participated in the Schools Rugby Carnival. The boys played teams from both the local club and school district with games evenly contested throughout the carnival. While at times it is difficult to take a lot out of games that are disrupted by poor weather, I believe that we came away from our trip up the range having a clearer view of the way to change and implement a game plan that applies to the situation, the importance of ball security in contact, the technical lead up to making tackles and then completing that tackle effectively. Finally, I would to thank both Downlands College and Toowoomba Anglican College and Preparatory School for hosting us.
On Saturday 30 July, Ambrose Treacy College will play our first ever full round of rugby against Nudgee College at Ambrose Treacy College. Our connection with Nudgee College is a significant part of our College’s story and the rugby matches will mark a new chapter for both communities. The focus for the day will be ‘Play and Stay’. I would like to see our whole rugby community involved throughout the day supporting this momentous occasion. I would like to invite parents and supporters to wear the Blue-White and Green in support.
Please download the link below to see this weekend’s fixtures.
Queensland Reds Training Session
During the week we received some terrific news regarding the development of our rugby program. The Queensland Reds contacted the school to present an opportunity to participate in a training session at Ballymore next Wednesday 27th July. The training session will be taken by Nick Stiles, Brad Thorn, and Matt O’Connor. Students from the Under 13A and Under 14A age level will be put through their paces by the Queensland Reds coaching staff. All Ambrose Treacy College rugby coaches have also been invited to attend the training session which will provide our committed coaching staff a great opportunity for some professional development, this is a well-deserved reward for the tireless effort our staff put in week in week out.
A bus will be leaving the school at 3.10pm next Wednesday afternoon and be returning to the school at 5.45pm. Students will be notified of their involvement early next week.
Year 4 Rugby
Next week we commence our skill development program for all Year 4 students that have registered for the Summer Sevens rugby. The program is designed to cater for all requirements needed to develop their rugby skills. The focus of the 7-week program will be on catch/pass, breakdown efficiency, game awareness, and defence/ tackle technique. We have implemented the program so the boys will hit the ground running for the commencement of the Summer Sevens tournament in term 4. Each week the boys will be working on a set skill aspect and participating in a number of closed and open activities.
As we will be working on tackle technique at various times throughout each session, can I please ask that all students bring their mouthguards and any other protective equipment they require. The program will be run on a Friday afternoon 2.00pm – 3.00pm starting on the 29th July. Straight after this session Westside Denture Centre will be on the oval to give students an opportunity to get their mouthguard fitted.
Volunteers Needed for Saturday July 30
Please go to this website to volunteer http://njc.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/?id=16768>
Mr Kieran Moffat, Head of Rugby