The weekend saw the start of the summer sports season with water polo, rugby sevens, cricket and tennis in full swing, as well as the continuation of the basketball and triathlon season. Whilst I am not able to be physically present at all (or even close to all) of the events, feedback from the weekend was very positive and I was pleased to hear coaches and managers reporting quality performances, enjoyment and great school spirit across all sports.
Brisbane Lions Selection
Congratulations to ATC teacher Ms Sharni Webb for her selection in the Brisbane Lions Women’s team which will play in the inaugural national women’s AFL competition. Ms Webb has played most of her career as a key position forward for the University of Queensland. Athletic, powerful and possessing a good vertical jump, Ms Webb is a medium tall utility type player who can also play as a key defender, or in the ruck as an undersized ruckman. We are really proud of Ms Webb’s selection and are very excited for the opportunity that this presents for her.
Tennis Age Championships
On Sunday afternoon we held the annual ATC Tennis Age Championships at Ambiwerra. Under Mr Koimans and Mr Dick’s supervision this event was hotly contested with the following students winning age championships. Well done to all involved. The Age Champions will be presented with awards at the Night of Excellence in the coming weeks. Congratulations to:
1st: Jake Mardell
2nd: Cameron Messenger
3rd: Jack Ryan
1st: Jack Quinn
2nd: Peter Ullman
3rd: Elliot Thompson
1st: Josh Cannane
2nd: Matt Nowland
3rd: Harry Hopkins
1st: Lachlan Reid
2nd: Nick Craven
3rd: Leon Fernandes
1st: Josh Molachino
2nd: Jack Daly
3rd: Thomas Sherratt
Trail Running resumes on Tuesday morning at 7.00am. We will meet outside the gym and will run for approximately 45 minutes. Students, parents and siblings are encouraged to attend and every level of fitness is catered for!
This weekend will see the continuation of our summer sport program and will be a great opportunity for our community to come together to celebrate the energy, passion, ambition and joy that sport creates amongst our young men. Best of luck to all involved in sport and activities this weekend at ATC and I look forward to seeing many of you at Jazz by the River on Saturday.
Mr Dave Capra, Head of Sport and Activities
Aquatics Report – Week 2 Term 4
ATC Swim Club will again be on Thursday October 20 at 6.00pm.
Everyone welcome – A BBQ dinner is available at very affordable prices.
Squad Training and Learn to Swim commenced last week. If you would like to join squad training, please email Merryl Bennett email@example.com
Many thanks to all the Under 14 boys who stepped up to fill the Under 16s team on Saturday.
This weekend both teams are playing River City.
U14 – River City V ATC @ 2.00pm – All Hallows Pool. Please be there by 1.30 pm at the latest.
U16 – River City V ATC @ 4.00pm – Valley Pool. Please be there by 3.30 pm at the latest.
Due to some unavailability and injury we need at least 6 boys who would be willing to play in the U16 game after the 2.00pm game for the Under 14s. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm you can play both games on Saturday. We look forward to watching the development of these teams as the season progresses.
Last Sunday, 36 members of the Ambrose Treacy College swimming club competed at Yeronga pool at their annual long course competition. The results from the team were exceptionally good with many personal best performances and a large number of medals won by our swimmers. Some standout performances were by Xavier Cuolohan in his breaststroke events, Sam Kearney in the freestyle events and Olivia Choo in all her events. A big congratulation to all the swimmers for going to this meet and representing our College Swim club in a way that made everyone associated with the club, proud to wear our colours.
Training continues this week and if you are interested in swimming this term then please contact me via the email address below. Everyone is welcome. The swimming program at ATC caters for all levels of swimmers and also provides programs for students who are focused on other sports but want to do some fitness cross training.
Squad Training Update
With Term 3 behind us the squad has established a great level of base fitness. During Term 3 the squad has worked on biking and running technique and endurance and we have also spent some time practicing our transition skills. Training attendance in Term 3 has been terrific with over 40 boys attending different training sessions throughout the term and an average of 25 boys attending each session.
We introduced the 2 Minute Run Club in Term 3. Squad members earn entry into the 2 Minute Run Club when they can complete 6 × 400m on a 2 min time base (Year 4 & 5) and 10 × 400 on a 2 min time base (Year 6 and above). Several boys have already achieved this and the boys will get further opportunities to qualify for the 2 Minute Run Club in Term 4.
As we move into Term 4 we now turn our attention to our main target race for the season, the All Schools Regional Trials at Lake Kawana on 6th November. Squad training will continue to develop our junior athletes to be great condition for this event. Boys should still be doing a minimum of 2 swim sessions in addition to the regular triathlon sessions on Monday and Wednesday morning.
As a reminder please ensure the boys bring their running and swimming gear to all sessions. Year 6 and above need to being their bikes and helmets on Monday and Wednesday mornings while Year 4 & 5 athletes only need to bring their bikes on Wednesdays.
Triathlon Suit Update
All second round orders for ATC tri suits have been received and processed and we are expecting to receive them this week. They will be available for collection from Fiona Kearney at the pool office. The boys looked great in their suits at the Raby Bay triathlon a few weeks back.
Raby Bay Race Review (September 25)
What a great first targeted race event we had at Raby Bay. We had boys represented in the Kool Kids and Short Course race. Many of our junior athletes were racing for the first time and it was great to see them confident in their preparation and racing strongly with big smiles on their faces. We saw some great results with many boys finishing in the top 10 in their age categories. A big thank-you to all the parents who helped to get the boys there with all their gear and also for helping me out with the tent pack up and pack down.
Bribie Island (October 22-23)
Our next targeted race is at Bribie Island on the October 22-23. Please refer to this URL for race information, details and registration; http://www.bribietri.com/race-info/. Please also refer to the event brief that I sent out yesterday. Junior (participation) races are on Saturday afternoon for the Year 4 & 5 athletes and Year 6 and above athletes should be racing the short course race on Sunday. This is a great family race for any parents who want to participate (individual or as a team) and there is a 500m and 1000m ocean swim event on Saturday afternoon as well.
Mr Paul Jones, Aquatics Coordinator
Basketball Report Week 2 Term 4
Last weekend saw all ATC basketball teams in action along with the commencement of the Year 4 Basketball Program. Our Year 7, 8 and 9 School teams played Villanova College on our ATC home courts, the boys put up a great fight in the heat with Zac Jacobsen, Tim Wright and Tyler Neville being awarded their respective team’s Players of the Week Awards. The ATC Club teams have started the second half of the season with some great results, Coaches Awards going to Jack Tapley, Kihi Bond, Seb Silanesu and Julius Sauer, congratulations boys.
Training Times for all age groups will continue as usual.
Fixtures Round 6
This week the school teams verse St Laurence’s College.
Best of luck to the club team in their round.
Please download the link below to view all fixtures.
Please download the link below to view results and Coaches Awards.
Best of luck to all teams this weekend.
Fiona Hannan, ATC Head Basketball Coach
Cricket Report Week 2, Term 4
The long awaited cricket season arrived on Saturday! The canteen was pumping out the bacon and egg burgers and cold drinks, the coffee van was doing a steady business and the sun was shining. It was a real carnival atmosphere at the College. The matches were closely contested and I was amazed at improved skill level shown by the Year 3 boys since our first gathering in August. Judging by the happy, smiling faces, everyone enjoyed themselves and the boys playing cricket did too.
Notable performances were:
• Charlie Leblang with 5 stumpings and 9 runs for ATC U10 v ATC U10 White
• Rory Wells 2/2 from 2 overs and 37 runs for ATC U12 Red v Valley Silver
• Matthew Neroni 2/2 from 2 overs for ATC U12 Blue v Valleys Brown
• Kyle Jones 27* from 32 deliveries for ATC U12 Blue v Valleys Brown
• Max Stevens 37* from 50 deliveries for ATC U12 Blue v Valleys Brown
• Harrison Ott 36* from 40 deliveries for ATC U12 Blue v Valleys Brown
• Jack Quinn 33* from 45 deliveries for ATC U12 White v Valleys White
• Cameron Nell 20* and 1/6 for ATC U13 Blue v Valleys Yellow
• Chadd Blacksell 52 for ATC U15 Blue v Bracken Ridge
Please see the link below to download results for Saturday 8 October.
All fixtures have been emailed to teams by their managers or coordinators.
We ask if you can please check the Brisbane North Juniors Website www.bnjca.org.au/ for any changes to the draw or any other relevant information.
Parents are requested to provide Coaches, Managers and Age Group Coordinators with as much notice as possible in regard to absences. Obviously, this is not possible with Saturday morning illness but players can be shifted between teams to ensure maximum participation on match day if absences are known in advance. Players will gain far more by playing in a team of 10 or 11 than 8 or 9. We want to have as many boys as possible participating fully every Saturday. There is no need to inform me of short term absences, only if a boy will be absent for a significant period.
Whilst the College will provide ample cricket gear for boys to use at team training sessions and matches, it is strongly recommended that boys have their own batting gloves and protector for hygiene reasons. In fact, this recommendation appears in the Brisbane North rules 2.2 ©. These items can be purchased from any sports or cricket store but Fletcher Cricket will have stock available for purchase at team training and skills sessions over the next couple of weeks.
Eleven ATC boys attended the Met West 14 Years and Under cricket trial on 5 October at West Moreton Anglican College and all performed very well. Jack Hewson, Lachlan A-Khavari and Cam Hunt were invited back the following day to compete for final places in the team. Whilst no ATC boy made the Met West team this year they did themselves, and the College, proud and have gained from the experience. Well done boys.
There will be no team training for Under 9 and 10 teams this coming Monday, 17 October due to the Student Free Day except for the Year 3 boys who are at Orientation. They will undertake a special cricket skills training session from 12:45pm-2:00pm on this day. Personal cricket gear is not required.
Please check the training timetable to confirm your son’s commitments to cricket in 2016.
Good luck to luck to all this Saturday. Have fun!
Mr Brett Henschell, Cricket Coordinator
Football Report Week 2 Term 4
Four Fridays of Football
A recent partnership established between ATC and the Brisbane Roar has meant that all boys in the Junior School have the opportunity to train with Roar coaches over the next 5 weeks. Already, our Year 4 boys are doing two sessions on a Friday afternoon during their activity time, but the chance has now arisen for our Year 5 and 6 boys as well. Starting on Friday the 21st of October, the Roar will run sessions on Jack Bowers Oval at 7am. This will run for four weeks and is open for boys from Year 4 to 6. All drills will involve maximum time with the football and be fun for players of all abilities. Junior School students were given expression of interest forms this week. All registrations are to be done through the roar active website. For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact Matt Warr.
Mr Matt Warr, Football Coordinator
Rugby Sevens Report Week 2 Term 4
Please note there is NO Rugby Sevens this Friday but we will be back in action next wek. Friday evening presented a good opportunity for us to assess the Sevens program and the level of competition, structure and participation from ATC students.
We have consulted with players, parents and coaches regarding the program and will be making changes to the program to ensure that we are providing a quality program for the boys, an opportunity to develop both individually and as teams and most importantly an enjoyable and memorable rugby experience for all the right reasons! We will be communicating with Rugby Sevens parents in the coming days once we have finalised the arrangements for the remainder of the term.
Thanks for your ongoing support of the Rugby program at the College. Please check the Term 4 training timetable below to confirm your son’s commitments to Rugby Sevens in 2016.
Mr Kieran Moffat, Head of Rugby
Strength and Conditioning Report Week 2, Term 4
Many of our students have been visiting the ATC gym and are learning the importance of good body position across all sports and forms of exercise. There is opportunity for students to develop core strength which is essential for all sporting performance and in daily life regardless of ability or prior experience.
With the amount of time our generation spends with heads tilted over computers of some kind it is crucial that we try to maintain posture or even improve it.
Our gym is open every weekday morning 7.00-8.00am (fully supervised).
We also open for 2nd break Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Even attending one lunchtime session a week will have great benefits for students if they are consistent in their attendance.
The gym will be open 3.30pm – 4.30pm Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons.
There is no need to be dressed in PE uniform. Wear a t-shirt and shorts suitable for exercise and sports shoes and bring a towel and a water bottle.
If you would like more information regarding the strength and conditioning program at ATC please email
Mrs Fiona Kearney – Strength and Conditioning Coordinator
Volleyball Report Week 2 Term 4
Well done to our Year 9 team for getting their first win on the board against Kelvin Grove last Thursday at the first round of The Gap Invitational. Although our Year 7 team did show considerable improvement over the course of the match, they were unable to notch up a win in their first game. All boys came away having had valuable learning experiences and have been working at training to improve this week.
This Friday to Sunday the College will compete for the first time in the Queensland Volleyball School Cup. This tournament is integral to the development of the volleyball program at ATC. Well done to all the boys for their efforts at training so far. Particularly to the new boys who are ‘learning their trade’. This weekend there will be some tough matches that will test our boy’s skills, determination and grit.
The Year 8 team have their first game at 9am. Therefore, they will need to meet at The Gap SHS, Waterworks Road at 8.30 for a 9.00am start. Saturday and Sunday’s games for the Yr 8s will depend on their results on Friday.
The Year 7 team’s first commitment is a game at 3pm. Students will leave ATC at second break. Parents should plan to pick up their sons between 12.45 and 1.15pm to arrive at The Brisbane Entertainment Centre Sports Centre, Melaleuca Dr, Boondall by 2.30pm. The office has been notified of all absences.
The draw is available by clicking here. Thanks in advance to parents who are allowing their son to play volleyball as well as playing at Jazz by the River. Can Year 7 parents please email Ms Sharni Webb if your son is unavailable this Saturday.
Year 8 parents email Mr Tim Walker.
Games at The Gap this week are all at 4pm. We will bus students out and back. The bus will leave at 3.15pm and return at 5.30pm.
With Schools Cup finishing up this weekend, training for the remainder of the term will be as follows:
Year 9 Team: Monday morning 6.45-8.00am
Year 8 Team: Wednesday 2nd break
Year 7 Team: Thursday 2nd break
All training will take place on the tennis court at ATC in Term 4.
Mr Tim Walker, Volleyball coordinator.