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Sport Report Week 1 Term 3

From Dave Capra, Head of Sport and Activities

Welcome back to Term 3! I hope that you had a restful break and that the boys enjoyed time away from school to recharge the batteries! I certainly enjoyed some time on the beach enjoying the Queensland ‘winter’! The term has kick started nicely with a huge number of middle school boys attending trials for Basketball on Wednesday morning and an equally good showing of boys for the Year 6 trials.

We also saw the biggest number of boys at rugby training on Tuesday afternoon, however numbers on Wednesday were somewhat disappointing. The strength of our program and the benefit that boys will gain from each sport relies heavily on the time that they spend with each other and their coaches at training and at games. With a full semester ahead of sport, I would encourage boys and parents to ensure they know their son’s timetable and ensure that boys fulfil their commitments for each of their co-curricular activities.

Rugby in Toowoomba
This weekend the whole (Year 5 to Year 9) ATC rugby community will travel up the Range to Toowoomba for what promises to be a great day of football for all involved. At the time of writing this, I had just got off the phone from the Head of Sport at Downlands College who said that Toowoomba would be true to form with temperatures not expected to reach double figures, a strong south-easterly blowing during the day and rain forecast at times.

Please ensure that boys and spectators are rugged up and prepared for a cracking Toowoomba day! Reminder that buses leave at 6.00am (5.45am for 12A players)! See full details below in the Rugby Report.

Semester Two Sport
Semester Two sports are up and running with others kicking off in the coming weeks. Information regarding Basketball, Canoe Polo, Year 4 Rugby, Rugby, Cricket and Athletics has been emailed home to parents of boys involved. If your son/s are involved in these and you have not received information please contact Mrs Anne-Marie Champion immediately.

Information regarding Water Polo, Tennis, Rugby Sevens and Triathlon will be sent home in the coming weeks.
Best of luck to everyone involved in ATC Sport this weekend!

Mr Dave Capra, Head of Sport and Activities

First Day of Basketball Trials

Basketball Report Week 1 Term 3

This week saw the 2016 ATC Basketball season get off to a great start. Wednesday morning over 70 Middle School boys ventured to Centenary State High School to trial for both the ATC Club teams and also the teams to participate in the School competition. The stadium was a buzz with activity and the coaching staff are excited for the season ahead. Wednesday afternoon saw the continuation of trials with another great turnout of Year 6 boys. Next Monday the Year 5 boy’s trials will get underway before games start next Friday afternoon. Further details to follow next week. If your son is interested in joining the ATC basketball program, please contact Anne-Marie Champion for further information.

Training Times
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 ATC. Year 5 Basketball –Monday afternoon, 3.15pm – 4.30pm ATC.
Skills Training Sessions – Tuesday morning 7.00am – 8.00am ATC Friday morning 7.00am - 8.00am ATC
ATC PE uniform or comfortable training uniform to be worn, please also bring a water bottle.
Mrs Fiona Hannan, ATC Head Basketball Coach

AFL Report Week 1 Term 3

Welcome back to the remainder of the AFL season at ATC. There are 5 more games for youth teams until finals begin and the Juniors have 6 games until the season is over.

Training is back on as usual on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. The bus leaves ATC around 3.20pm, please meet in Year 4 undercover area with afternoon tea and your training gear ready to go.
Please remember boys need to wear appropriate training clothing for AFL, please do not send boys in their sport uniform as it may get damaged. Boys also require footy boots, mouth guard and a water bottle at each session.

We have a double header this Friday night with our U10s and U11s playing at home at Chelmer Sports.
The boys love to have as many ATC supporters as possible on the sideline so please come down to support if you can.

Sunday morning is also home games for our U12s and U13/14 boys.

The U14 s returned to play last Friday night against the Ipswich Cats. They had a terrific game and all boys have really stepped up over the season. Jared Gardner was on fire in the forward line and Ipswich were lucky to get away with a win.

Please follow this link for a full report of all fixtures/scores for our ATC AFL teams

Please Note: All boys must have a mouthguard to play on the day.

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

h2. Aquatics – Week 1 Term 3

Learn to Swim and Stroke Development
We have a few places available for those looking for lessons for their children this term. The pool is warmer than ever after our heaters received some love and attention over the holidays. Classes are available for children aged 3 years and above.

Squad Swimming
Squads are all back in action this term as we prepare for the next competitive swim season. Remember that siblings of currently enrolled ATC students receive a 50% discount off squad fees and all ATC students do not pay squad fees at all.
Swimming can offer fitness and core strength to support all other winter sports and we welcome swimmers who are interested in swimming purely for fitness as well as those keen to pursue competitive pathways.

Club Swimming
We will be taking our ATC Swim Club to the All Saints Swim Meet on August 13 for our first meet of the year. All swimmers wishing to compete at this event will need to join the ATC swim club. Registrations for the 2016/2017 season will be open on Friday.

With 9 sessions of swimming to choose from each week, there is no excuse for not making it down to ATC swimming.
Over the holidays some of our swimmers took to the ice rink for some frozen water training. It was a great afternoon with lots of smiles and no doubt quite a few bruises the following day. I don’t think we are in danger of losing our swimmers to the sport of ice skating! Thank you to everyone who came out on the day.

Please email
for any further enquiries re our swimming programs. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Mr Paul Jones, Aquatics Coordinator

Rugby Report Week 1 Term 3

Welcome back from school holidays, I hope you have enjoyed the break. This term will see the ATC Rugby boys return to the fields with training starting in week 1 and games commencing this weekend. I look forward to continuing the strong start we have had to the rugby season and improving on the work already implemented.

This term will see a few changes in the logistics of our season.
1- Teams will be selected into Age Groups rather than Year Level
2- Training times will change
3- There will be some coaching restructure
4- Competition Draw
5- QCIS Cup
6- Grade 4 Rugby

Team Structures
This term the boys will play in age levels. This is to fall in-line with how our opposition run their competition. This being the case some boys will be in a different team to the previous term. This week’s training will provide coaches the opportunity to place boys in their teams. This process will take a little longer this term due to the increase in playing numbers. Teams will be finalised in time for the fixture against Nudgee College on Saturday 30 July.

Training Times
Due to an increase in team numbers we have had to alter the training schedule to accommodate this. All training will be on Jack Bowers Oval; can I please remind all parents that students are not to be picked up from the field but from the drop off area over in the school grounds.
Tuesday – All team Training – 3.15pm – 4.30pm
Wednesday – Under 13 and Under 14 Training – 3.15pm – 4.30pm
Thursday – Under 12 Training – 3.15pm – 4.30pm
Friday – Under 11 Training 2.00pm – 3.00pm

This Saturday the ATC boys will compete in the QCIS Cup in Toowoomba. In the short existence of the QCIS Cup Ambrose Treacy has competed extremely well and I would expect no different this weekend in rugby. With a full term of Rugby already under our belt it puts us in a good place to bring home the championship trophy. Please download the QCIS draw for the weekend via the link below. We will be sending five buses to Toowoomba.

The buses will leave Ambrose Treacy College at 6.00am from the new pick up area. (Please note, if you have not booked a seat on the bus, there will be seats available, please arrive in plenty of time to secure a spot). The Under 11 and 12 students will be heading to Toowoomba Anglican College and Preparatory School to play and their bus will return to ATC at 4.30pm. The Under 11 and Under 12 teams will be playing in a carnival with clubs and schools from the Darling Downs, with games played against QCIS contributing towards the QCIS Cup. Please be aware that with so many teams involved, the attached draw is subject to change.

The Under 13 and Under 14’s will be playing at Downlands College and return to ATC at 1.30pm. As this is a big day on our rugby calendar I would like to see as many rugby players catching the bus and take a whole school approach to the day.

All students are encouraged to catch the bus. PE uniform is to be worn including track suits – it will be a very cool day in Toowoomba. There will be a canteen in operation at both venues and boys can bring lunch or spending money (lunch will not be provided by the College)

Term 3 Competition Draw
The Draw is subject to change so please check ATConnect each Thursday night to confirm.
Saturday 16 July – QCIS Cup in Toowoomba
Friday 22 July – 12A vs Scots College Sydney 12.45pm
Saturday 30 July – ATC Vs Nudgee College at Ambrose Treacy College
Saturday 6 August – ATC Vs Scots PGC at Scots PGC (A teams only TBC)
Saturday 13 August – ATC Vs Gregory Terrace at Ambrose Treacy College
Saturday 20 August – ATC Vs The Southport School at Ambrose Treacy College
Saturday 13 September – ATC vs The Southport School at Ambrose Treacy College (Under 11 only)

Year 4 Rugby
This term we will provide all Year 4 students that have registered for the Summer Sevens Rugby a skill development program in the lead up to this tournament. 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 varies 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 29 July. For those students who are looking to purchase a mouthguard for the season, Westside Denture Centre will be available at ATC on Jack Bowers Oval, 3.00pm-4.00pm, Friday 29 July.

Mr Kieran Moffat, Head of Rugby