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Sport Report Week 5 Term 2

From Dave Capra, Head of Sport and Activities

I wrote last week about how well I perceive our community works together to provide great opportunities for our boys. Last Tuesday night the first meeting of the ATC Sport Support group was held at ATC with a group of enthusiastic and dedicated parents who are looking for ways to involve parents in our sporting program. This is another great example of this in action and something that as a sporting community we are really looking forward to.

The ATC Sport Support Group will primarily focus on three key areas:
- Sport Logistics
- ATC Sport Culture
- Event Management / Fundraising

The first actions of the group are to rally the group for assistance with set up and pack up of home games. Football parents will have been contacted this week with some guidance around how parents can get involved. In the coming week Rugby parents will be contacted regarding our parent team manager network and how we can utilise this initiative to improve communication, develop community and spirit, share knowledge and expertise and as ever improve outcomes for our boys. The ATC Sport Support Group will be meeting on a term-by-term and on an as needs basis. After our initial meeting we will be having a following up meeting early in June to plan for Term 3. Once we have finalised a date we will advertise this to parents and will look forward to seeing people there.

AFL – Blue-White-Green

This Friday evening both of our junior teams will be playing at Chelmer at 6.00pm (Under 10) and 7.00pm (Under 11) and on Sunday both of our youth teams will be playing at home as well – Under 12 (9.00am) and Under 14 at 10.30am. We would love to see all of our parents and spectators wearing blue-white and green to support our boys and our first home games of the season. We hope to see you there!

QCIS Cross Country

Next Saturday 21 May our ATC Cross Country squad will be competing at our Queensland Combined Independent Schools Cross Country Championships at Scots PGC at Warwick. Our association has been born out of the challenges that faced us as a new school in a competitive sporting environment and as a founding school in this association we are really proud of our membership and pleased with the opportunities that is afforded our community. At the table when we meet are a group of representatives from schools who are like-minded, enthusiastic and passionate about providing quality sporting opportunities for the students enrolled in QCIS schools. Based around the three championship carnivals (swimming, cross country, athletics) the association has grown very quickly to include team sport opportunities and has opened the door to relationships with people and schools who we otherwise may not have engaged with.

Next Saturday’s Cross Country Championships will be the culmination of the hard work that our boys have put into training and competition throughout the year. Lead by Mr Donatini and supported by Mrs Mortlock, Ms Kirkpatrick, Mr Bertoli-Simmonds, Mrs Wolf and Mr Pickering, the boys have showed great commitment, spirt and enthusiasm for what can often be a very tough sport. For this championships we have asked students and parents to prioritise this event over other team sports so as a team our cross country runners can come together with our sister school, Brigidine College to bring a strong, united and dominant running force in both the individual and relay events. I would encourage families to get involved by travelling on the supporter bus and enjoying being part of the ATC sporting community as we support our Cross Country Irish Warriors!

Best of luck to all of our players, coaches and supporters this weekend!

Mr Dave Capra, Head of Sport and Activities


Football Wrap Up Week 5

Finally, the training began to pay dividends for all teams on Saturday with some fantastic results. The day started in wonderful fashion with all Junior School teams showing significant improvement on the earlier trial results against St Peter’s with impressive performances. A special mention must go to our 5 Blue team who powered away in the 2nd half to record a handsome 5-2 victory.
The 7A’s then took on the 8A’s in a very even yet high quality fixture. The 1-1 score line reflected the closeness of the contest, although rumours around the College this week are that the youngsters are very confident of going one step further if future clashes eventuate and take all 3 points. Our B sides were extremely well drilled in their matches against St Edmund’s and Padua, with some comfortable results away from home. Meanwhile our C teams continue to improve and were often rewarded with some sublime finishes after patient build up play. This week we face a strong challenge in fixtures against Iona, St Laurence’s and Gregory Terrace. Best of luck to all boys in contests that are sure to test our ability, sportsmanship and desire.
Please see the links below to download this weekend’s fixtures, the season draw and last weeks results.

Training Times on Jack Bowers’ Ovals

Monday Morning Skills Session 6.45am – 7.45am – Year 5 & 6
Monday Afternoon Team training 3.15pm – 4.30pm Year 7, 8 & 9 (Year 4 – Brothers Oval)
Wednesday Morning Skills Session 6.45am – 7.45am – Year 7, 8 & 9
Wednesday Afternoon Team training 3.15pm – 4.30pm Year 5 & 6
Friday Morning Skills Session 6.45am – 7.45am – OPTIONAL SESSION FOR ALL AGE GROUPS
Friday Afternoon Team training 2.10pm – 3.20pm Year 4
For students using the Gym you MUST bring a towel and water bottle or you will not be allowed to participate.
h2. Age group Co-ordinators
Director of Football: Mr Matt Warr
Technical Director: Mr Remo Beuss
Year 9 Co-ordinator: David Gardiner
Year 8 Co-ordinator: Gavin Baumber
Year 7 Co-ordinator: Matt Warr
Year 6 Co-ordinator: Matt Ribeiro
Year 5 Co-ordinator: Sam Hassett
Year 4 Co-ordinator: Matt Warr
Please do not hesitate to contact any of the above coordinators if you have queries or concerns.

Volunteers Needed

We need you help on the Sport Canteen so please click here to put your name down. It’s a fun way to meet other parents and make new friends in the ATC community.

Mr Matt Warr, Director of Football


Rugby Wrap Up Week 5

Congratulations on another successful weekend, we had a number of wins on and off the field that you all should be proud of. First of all, I want to congratulate the Middle School First XV boys on the way they have been wearing their formal uniform to game day and getting to venues early to support the lower age groups. I hope to see the same support returned by our junior age groups.

I would also like to mention a couple of the other teams in our rugby program. The Year 7 program over the last couple of weeks have been playing a great brand of rugby and one that I enjoy watching every Saturday morning. What has impressed me the most, has been your attitude on the field. The character you gentleman show is a credit to your school, coaches, and parents.

In the same regard the Year 8 rugby team has to be commended for your attitude on a Saturday. While the results have not always gone our way, you gentleman continue to turn up and play to the very last whistle week in week out. The resilient nature of your team is great to see, I look forward to that Saturday morning when everything clicks.
I ask all ATC Rugby men to keep these high standards this week as we come up against a strong opponent in St Laurence’s College. Good luck and I will see you out there!

Congratulations to those players that have been selected in this week’s Warriors First XV side. Please see the link below to view this week’s First XV.

New Training Timetable Commenced This Week

Grade 5A – Jack Bowers Oval – Tuesday 3.15pm – 4.30pm & Friday 2.00pm – 3.00pm
Coaches – Mr Dave Capra & Mr Mike Senior Managers – Mr Dave Capra and Mrs Allison White
Grade 5B – Jack Bowers Oval – Tuesday 3.15pm – 4.30pm & Friday 2.00pm – 3.00pm
Coach – Mr Scott Fletcher
Grade 5C – Jack Bowers Oval – Tuesday 3.15pm – 4.30pm & Friday 2.00pm – 3.00pm
Coach – Mr Joe Curcuruto
Year 5 Skill Development Training – Jack Bowers – Wednesday 3.15pm – 4.15pm – Mr Kieran Moffat
Grade 6A – Jack Bowers Oval – Tuesday 3.15pm – 4.30pm & Friday 2.00pm – 3.00pm
Coach and Manager: Mr Dave Sullivan
Grade 6B – Jack Bowers Oval – Tuesday 3.15pm – 4.30pm & Friday 2.00pm – 3.00pm
Coach – Nick Manikot
Grade 6C – Jack Bowers Oval – Tuesday 3.15pm – 4.30pm & Friday 2.00pm – 3.00pm
Coach – Mr Matthew Smit
Year 6 Skill Development Training – Jack Bowers – Wednesday 3.15pm – 4.15pm – Mr Kieran Moffat
Grade 7A – Tuesday 3.15pm – 4.30pm & Thursday 3.15pm – 4.30pm
Coach – Mr Adrian Cullen
Manager – Mr Patrick Howell
Grade 7B – Tuesday 3.15pm – 4.30pm & Thursday 3.15pm – 4.30pm
Coach – Mr Dom Dingwell
Grade 7C – Tuesday 3.15pm – 4.30pm & Thursday 3.15pm – 4.30pm
Coach – Mr Alex Benstead
Year 7 Skill Development Training – Jack Bowers – Wednesday 3.15pm – 4.15pm – Mr Kieran Moffat
Year 8 – Tuesday 3.15pm – 4.30pm & Thursday 3.15pm – 4.30pm
Coach Mr Greg Quinn
Manager – Ms Kirsty Freer
Year 8 Skill Development Training – Jack Bowers – Wednesday 3.15pm – 4.15pm – Mr Kieran Moffat
Middle School 2nd XV – Tuesday 3.15pm – 4.30pm & Thursday 3.15pm – 4.30pm
Coaches – Mr Bill Walker & Mr Sean Smith
Manager – Mr Sean Smith
Middle School 1st XV – Tuesday 3.15pm – 4.30pm & Thursday 3.15pm – 4.30pm
Coaches – Mr Bernie Wong and Mr Conor Finn and
Manager – Mr Cam McConnell
Year 9 Skill Development Training – Jack Bowers – Wednesday 3.15pm – 4.15pm – Mr Kieran Moffat

ATC Boys Day Out Rugby Game

ATC P&F invites you to Stand together with the 2016 on Saturday 21st May from 1.30pm and watch Qld Reds against the Sunwolves from Japan. We continue the Boys Day Out tradition and meet at Gregory Park Milton at 1.30pm for Pizza and a drink wearing the all-important Boys Day Out commemorative cap.

It’s then a short walk as group to Suncorp Stadium to watch the game. See this link for full details and to book Book by Thursday 12 May for the early booking give away drawn at school assembly on Friday 13 May! For more information please contact Andrew Taylor on 0409394764

Please find the links below to this weekend’s fixtures, last week’s results and the Warriors First XV team.

Mr Kieran Moffat, Head of Rugby


AFL Wrap Up Week 5

It’s a very exciting weekend of football for our ATC boys. Both our youth teams had convincing wins with coaches finding it tough to single out players due to the great display of teamwork over the weekend. Grading of teams is now complete for the youth teams, our under 12 side has been placed in Division 1 and our under 13/14 side is Division 3.
We have home games for all 4 teams this weekend, Friday night and Sunday morning is the time to get down to Chelmer Sports to support our Irish Warriors. It would be great to see as many of you as possible in your blue, white and green to cheer our AFL footballers along. Please click here for a full report of all our ATC AFL games.

U 13/14’s

Results – Grading Round 4 – ATC 8.5-53 d Pine Rivers Swans 2.3-15
Another win for our team this weekend with fantastic efforts from the whole side. It is encouraging to see the improvement from week to week and we hope the game this Sunday against Aspley Gold is no exception!
Ms Sharni Webb
Mr Shane Koimans
Co -Managers: Mr Dave Rosolen and Mr Tim

U 12’s

Results- Grading Round 4 – ATC 6.9-45 d Aspley Brown 1.1-7
It was another brilliant performance by the Mighty under 12’s this week. We have now gone 2 in a row and continue to get better and better each week we play. The boys need to be commended for their terrific attitude at training this past week, which truly set them up for success on the weekend.
Another difficult week to name some noticeable players due to the terrific all round effort. However, I thought Tom had a terrific game playing on the wing and putting his body on the line a number of times. James gave us first use of the ball all day in the ruck, and played a tremendous defensive role around the ground. Jontay continues to impress each week, standing up in tackles and dishing off to running players, and also kicking his first goal for the season was a highlight on the day.

Another huge thank you to parents who helped with the jobs. Steve Brennan, you’re lucky Jack kicked a nice boundary goal for mum after you gave away our first 50 for the season. I was looking out to see you walking up the highway on the way home! Thanks to all the Mums who came in and helped the boys celebrate a great win in fine form. Happy Mother’s Day (although I’m sure every day is Mother’s Day with these boys).
Up the mighty ATC Warriors
Mr Cam Pickering
Manager – Scott Meekin

Under 11’s

Results – Grading Round 4 – Kenmore Moggill 9.14-68 d ATC 3.2-20
What a fun game to watch and coach. After arriving and having to wait for the semi-trailer to exit the car park that allowed me to take a park. The fields at Park Ridge have improved out of sight over the past few years due to the dedication of their committee. The ATC boys played their usual hearts out and a lot of things from training are starting to come together. The boys are now attacking the football at speed and they are beginning to lay tackles that are hard, but fair.

It was great to watch the boys just play their natural game. Despite the fact they continue to get caught holding the ball when running and bouncing, they continue to do it for the simple fact they enjoy it. As a coach on the sideline, it is a roller-coaster ride of emotions watching them dodge, weave and avoid opposition players and finally get their kick away.

Notable mentions this week to:
Chris Larcom: Chris played a marvellous game at fullback. He hassled, tackled and spoiled every opportunity. He took a wonderful contested mark above his head at Centre Half Forward. Chris was exceptional all day.
Xavier Kirk: This is the Kirky that brought the crowds to the football last year. He had his step back, his zag and a little bit of his swagger. He loves to run and bounce, but learnt how to curtail this and made some scintillating passes. This brought other members of the team into the game. A great team game from Kirky.
Mikki Simpson: Played off Half Back all day and is an example of the players who are running at the ball and not waiting for it to come. He made some strong tackles in the last quarter that were team lifting and inspirational.
Lachy Rawson: Another boy who played off Half Back and Half Forward. His tireless effort was impressive. He is starting to get in and under and he has such a wonderful kick that we can build our attack on.
Alex Rollston: Alex’s goal was all about perseverance. He collected the ball at Half Forward, kicked it deep into our forward line and followed it up. He was able to get the ball, run into space and kick a wonderful running goal.
Gabe Shaw and Oliver Clements: Our two ruckmen were excellent. They won just about every hit out and worked really well in tandem. This week we are at home, Friday Night (YAY!!!!!!!!) against the Jindalee Pineapples, 7:00pm start. See you all there.
Coach – Mr Brett Cashmere
Manager -Mr Simon Stott

Under 10’s

The under 10 ATC AFL team had a ripper game against the tough U10 Sherwood Whites. The morning started slippery with a few ‘butter fingers’ during our warm up. The boys pulled themselves together well with some fantastic handballs. Dom and Aiden in particular displayed great use of this skill while Will and Rowen were dangerous in attack. Sherwood had some ‘tall timber’ in the ruck but the ATC warriors put some great tackling pressure on them and worked hard as a team. Being our fourth game the team really seems to be coming together and working with each other to build on their weaknesses and congratulate their strengths. Thank you to Daniel Neroni and Max Hammer for this week’s write up!
Coach: Mr David Mapleston
Manager: Mrs Rebecca Campbell

This week’s games – Round 5

See the link below to download the weekend’s fixtures.

Under 10s – Fri 13 May, 6.00pm ATC Vs West Maroons @ Chelmer Sports, Cnr Oxley Rd and Queenscroft St, Chelmer Please arrive at 5.30pm to warm up

Under 11s – Fri 13 May, 7.00pm ATC Vs Jindalee Yellow @ Chelmer Sports, Cnr Oxley Rd and Queenscroft St, Chelmer Please arrive at 6.30pm to warm up

Under 12s – Sun 15 May, 9.00am ATC Vs Aspley Gold @ Chelmer Sports, Cnr Oxley Rd and Queenscroft St, Chelmer
Please arrive at 8.00am to warm up, BLUE shorts please as we are the ‘home’ team.

Under 13/14s – Sun 15 May, 10.30am ATC Vs Ferny Grove/Wilston Grange @ Chelmer Sports, Cnr Oxley Rd and Queenscroft St, Chelmer Please arrive at 9.30am to warm up and wear WHITE shorts as we are the ‘away’ team.

Please Note: All boys must have a mouthguard to play on the day. Any absences – please advise your coach or manager ASAP if for some reason you are unable to play a game. All contact emails for coaches and managers are listed above.

Mrs Fiona Kearney – AFL Coordinator


Cross Country Wrap Up Week 5

Last Wednesday 4 May some of our 10 Years, 11 Years and 12 years runners competed at the annual West Taylor Bridge Primary District Cross Country Trial. Held at the Chelmer Community Sports Reserve, it was a great afternoon of competitive cross country running for both boys and girls. Overall, all of our ATC runners displayed great enthusiasm and commitment.

With the top six (6) runners in each age group gaining selection into the West Taylor Bridge Primary District Cross Country Team, special congratulations is extended to three of our XC Warriors for their performances on the day.
• Sebastian McCormack 2nd 10 Years Boys
• Zac Beachy-Head 2nd 12 Years Boys
• Joel Parlane 5th 12 Years Boys

QCIS Cross Country Championships – Scots College Warwick

Next Saturday, 21 May we will see over 60 of our XC Warriors make the trip to Scots College Warwick to contest the inaugural QCIS Cross Country Championships. With just over one week until this major event on our sporting calendar, we encourage all our ATC runners to finish off the 2016 season strongly and ensure that they attend training and are ready and well prepared to race next Saturday.

We remind all runners (and parents of runners) competing on Saturday 21 May to please rely and confirm your seat on the bus. Confirmation is made via email to Mrs Anne-Marie Champion. Also be aware that we will be running a parents/spectators bus to Warwick on the 21 May. It is equally as important that any parents and supporters need to also reserve a seat on this bus by emailing Mrs Anne-Marie Champion –

XC Warriors Training (last week)

With just over one week of training left of ATC Cross Country Training, we would like to draw your attention to the following training times and days:
Final Training Sessions for this week and next week:
Friday 13 May – 6.30am drop off at Fig Tree Pocket Equestrian Centre, Fig Tree Pocket Road (Speed Tempo Session)
Tuesday 17 May – 6.30am at ATC (Final Trail Run of the Season – Parents Welcome – Long Easy Run)
Wednesday 18 May – 6.45am at ATC (Final Speed Session)
Friday 20 May – 6.45am at ATC (Squad warm up, stretching and drill session followed by Sausage Sizzle BBQ Breakfast for competing runners)

Thank you all for your constant support of ATC Cross Country and we look forward to finishing the ATC season strong.


The ATC Gym is now up and running with sessions being conducted before, during and after school. It is currently open to all Middle School Students (Year 7, 8 and 9). Any Middle School student who wishes to take advantage of this facility just needs to ensure that he is dressed in his Sports Uniform (or similarly appropriate training apparel), has a towel and a water bottle.

Gym timetables (schedules) are available for collection from the Sports and Activities office at the College and are available on the TIMETABLE tab of LATEST NEWS. All participating students will be placed on a suitable and appropriate training program that will assist him with his overall core strength, speed and fitness. We encourage all ATC Middle School students to consider getting involved in the College’s gym program.

Mr Luke Donatini, Athletics Performance Coordinator