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Sport Report Week 1 Term 4

With the beginning of Term 4 comes the excitement of the beginning of new sports and of course the warmer weather. This term we see the advent of Rugby Sevens with the first games being held this Friday night at Wacol. This is an exciting addition to our sports program and the boys are keen for it to begin.

Head of Sport Report

Cricket season is also upon us in which we will field close to 30 teams. Our cricket program is growing from strength to strength and I look forward to seeing the continual development of our cricketers over the course of this season.

The Middle School Basketball season is coming to a close shortly with 3 games remaining and our Club teams are looking forward to the second half of the season getting underway this weekend. The continual improvement of our Basketball players has been great to see and the enjoyment they are getting from the game is even greater. Continue your hard work at training boys and the results on the court will follow.

Tonight Volleyball kicks off at The Gap with ATC fielding 3 sides. Good luck to all coaches and players. The Schools Cup competition for Volleyball is being held across three days next week Friday 14 October – Sunday 16 October, if you have been selected to represent ATC at this competition please look out for information from Mr Walker.

Our Primary AFL Schools Cup team will be travelling to Maroochydore on Friday 14 October to compete in their preliminary final. The boys have had a very successful year and are excited about the opportunity to potentially play in a Grand Final. If the boys can get the win on Friday they will again travel to Maroochydore two days later on Sunday 16 October to compete in the Grand Final, if they are defeated on Friday they will play a minor playoff game on the Sunday. Please keep an eye out for any information from Mr Pickering regarding these fixtures.
Just a quick note also, the sports department are still chasing any jerseys, singlets and tops from sports that have finished for 2016. Primarily these are AFL jumpers and Basketball singlets.

This coming Sunday is the ATC Tennis Age Championships at Ambiwerra. The majority of entrants have been training 1-2 times a week for the past few months and are excited to begin playing at a tournament level. More details about the age championships will be released tomorrow (Friday 7 October). On the 29 October ATC will be hosting the QCIS Tennis tournament at Ambiwerra. Players currently in our training squad will be given more details about his tournament as we draw closer to this date.

Good luck to all teams this weekend if your season is continuing or beginning I’m sure you will put in your best effort whilst wearing the blue, white and green!

Please see the link below to download this terms Sport and Activities Timetable.

Mr Shane Koimans, Acting Head of Sport

Aquatics Report – Week 1 Term 4

ATC Swim Club starts tonight Thursday October 6 at 6.00pm.
Everyone welcome – A BBQ dinner is available at very affordable prices.
Squad Training and Learn to Swim have commenced this week. If you would like to join squad training, please email Merryl Bennett

Water Polo
Fixtures commence this weekend
Under 16- game: TBA
Under 14 – BYE
Training is every Tuesday at 6.30am.

Swim Meets
This weekend our ATC swim team will be competing at Yeronga, we wish everyone involved all the best.
Our next targeted meet will be at East Brisbane Swimming Club at Churchie on Sunday October 23. Nominations must be received at the pool by Thursday October 13. Please see Mr Paul Jones for further details regarding nominations.

Canoe Polo
Year 5 Canoe Polo begins next Wednesday October 12. Team lists have been published – if you are not on this list and are interested in playing please email Mr Paul Jones.

Mr Paul Jones, Aquatics Coordinator

Basketball Report Week 1 Term 4

Welcome back to Term 4, we are looking forward to another great term of Basketball. This week saw the commencement of the Year 4 Basketball Program; ATC is joining forces with West Brisbane Falcons to offer a fun, skills based program that is a great introduction to the game of basketball. There are places available in this program, please email Mrs Anne-Marie Champion for further information.

With 3 games left for the Year 7, 8 and 9 School teams, the boys are looking forward to the challenge of taking on Villanova College on the ATC home courts. Game times are below, please come along and support the boys.
The ATC Club teams playing is the South West Pirates competition also commence the second half of their season this weekend. With finals in sight the boys are working hard to consolidate on what has been a great start to the season.

Training Times for all age groups will continue as usual.

Fixtures Round 5, Year 7, 8 and 9 School Teams v Villanova College
Saturday October 8
Year 7 – ATC Outdoor Court – 8.00am
Year 8 – ATC Outdoor Court – 9.00am
Year 9 – ATC Outdoor Court – 10.00am

Fixtures ATC Club Basketball
ATC U17 v Wildcats Yellow – Friday Oct 7, 6.50pm – Runcorn SHS, Court 1
ATC U15 Div 2 v Algester Hawks – Saturday Oct 8, 8.00am – Runcorn SHS, Court 1
ATC U15 Div 3 v River City Hornets – Saturday Oct 8, 11.20am – Runcorn SHS, Court 2
ATC U13 Blue v Rochedale Wildcats – Saturday Oct 8, 12.10pm – Runcorn SHS, Court 2
ATC U13 Green – BYE

Best of luck to all teams this weekend.

Fiona Hannan, ATC Head Basketball Coach

Cricket Report Week 1, Term 4

After a long period of preparation (or short, depending on how you look at it), 25 ATC teams will step out in College colours this Saturday for the first day of Term 4 junior club cricket in the various Brisbane North competitions and Development Program. Places do remain available in all age groups for any latecomers who would like to play cricket for the College.

Ten ATC teams will play on campus this Saturday and it should be a real carnival atmosphere with canteen pumping to start the season. ATC U10 Blue plays ATC U10 Green on Jack Bowers Oval South with action commencing at 7:30am. ATC U9 Kildare plays ATC U9 Meath and ATC U9 Clare plays ATC U9 Longford on Brothers Oval East and West respectively commencing 8:15am. ATC U11 Blue plays Ferny Red on Jack Bowers North from 8:15am whilst ATC U11 Parmenter, ATC U12 O’Rourke and ATC U13 Dobbs commence their program on Brothers Oval West and both Jack Bowers Ovals from 1:00pm. Best wishes to everyone for an enjoyable season.

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.

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.

The appointment of a Team Manager is essential for Team Coaches to concentrate on coaching the boys. Team Managers are in place for most teams but the P&F Sport Support Group is still seeking expressions of interest for those without. The role includes weekly communication of match times and venues, preparing a roster for scoring, umpiring and home game set-up and pack-up. It’s an enjoyable experience and a good way to get to know other parents. Please email if you can assist.

Training Timetable for Term 4 2016
Please add these dates and times to your calendar as these will not be in the newsletter each week.

6:45am-8:00am Monday: Fielding and Wicket Keeping skills training for Middle School only
3:15pm-4:30pm Monday: Under 9 and Under 10 team training

6:45am-8:00am Tuesday: Batting and Fast Bowling skills training for Middle School only
3:15pm-4:30pm Tuesday: Under 11 team training

6:45am-8:00am Wednesday: Batting and Spin Bowling skills training for Middle School only

6:45am-8:00am Thursday: Under 14 and Under 15 team training
3:15pm-4:30pm Thursday: Under 12 and Under 13 team training

6:45am-8:00am Friday: Development Squad skills training (by invitation only)
1:45pm-2:45pm Friday: skills training for Junior School only

Good luck to luck to all this Saturday. Have fun!

Mr Brett Henschell, Cricket Coordinator

Rugby Sevens Report Week 1 Term 4

Welcome back to what is set to be another busy term of Rugby. This term our focus will shift to the fast and exciting format that is Sevens Rugby. Our Sevens season launches this Friday night at Wacol – Wests Centenary Rugby League Club. I am yet to receive the draw from the BJRU, once I have it I will send it through straight away.

Our Sevens program is the largest in the College’s history, with over 25 competing this Friday night. Ambrose Treacy College will be entering teams into the Under 10, Under 12, and Under 14 competitions. We will be playing against school, club rugby, and club rugby league teams as well as the odd rivalry in-house game. While we are playing in these age groups we will still be training as the Term 4 Sports calendar indicates with the following days and times to be followed:

Training Times
Under 14 &15 – Tuesday 6.45am – 8.00am
Under 10 & 11 – Wednesday 6.45am – 8.00am
ALL AGE GROUPS – Wednesday 3.15pm – 4.30pm
Under 12 &13 – Thursday 6.45am – 8.00am
Game Day – ALL AGE GROUPS – Friday, times to be advised

In understanding that a number of the boys have an extensive roster this term and it is recommended that each player attempts to make a least one of the training sessions during the week.

Training will take on a different dynamic this term. We will not be training in teams and all training that is implemented will be station based. Each group will participate in a number of skilled based activities for each of their training sessions. This will allow all students the opportunity to learn and engage in the same activity as everyone else in the program. Aligning the program from top to bottom will provide our rugby community with a greater understanding of how we want to play the game and the culture that is expected of every player.

Sevens Holiday Camp
I would like to thank all of those students who participated in the three-day holiday camp. Throughout the three days you were inundated with a lot of rugby content and each day was jam packed with activities. I would like to make special mention of those students who saw our program for the first time and I hope you thoroughly enjoyed your experience. Welcome to the Ambrose Treacy College Rugby Community, I look forward to seeing you play in the Blue, White and Green.

All Schools Rugby Sevens Cup
Next Saturday and Sunday October 15 and 16 our Under 13 Sevens team will compete in the All Schools Cup. This is the result of the boys performing extremely well in the Queensland Rugby Union Logan Sevens competition before the school holidays. Next week we will once again be holding trials for those boys interested in making this team, more information to follow.

Registering for the Summer Sevens
To all students participating in the BJRU Summer Sevens please remember to register with the below links, we need to have as many students registered as possible before Friday October 7. I understand a few have been having issues with this process, this process is new to everyone including myself so please keep the faith as we work through this together. Most of the information will come from the BJRU, I will continue to liaise with them and try and work through the teething problems.

Steps To Register And Play
If You Are A Current 2016 Club Registered Player click on the link to register:


If You Are Not A Current 2016 Club Registered Player click on the link and follow the New Club Player steps below.

New Club Player Summer Sevens Registration
If you know your rugby link id and password – use the Return User log in section. Move to step 6. If you do not know your login or you are new to rugby, use the First Time Participant section – enter your first name, last name and date of birth and click FIND ME.
A list of possibilities will appear:
1) If your name is in the list – please choose the top option. Check the email address and click on ‘forgot password’.
a. Follow the instructions and a change of your password will be emailed to you.
b. Change your password and a new user id and password will be emailed to you
c. Return to the log in screen and enter your Participant Id and password
2) If you are new – choose Create a New Record (note, if you are current registered player and choose this option you will be charged $80.50 and not the reduced amount)
You will be taken to the registration form
Choose the Type/Product
Click on Next
Complete any blank registration details (existing players will have most of this pre-filled), new players will have to complete in full. * means it is a compulsory field and must be completed.
Click on Next
Check your details and confirm you accept the terms and conditions
Click on Next
Complete your payment details
Click on submit and make Payment
Confirm the payment
An email will be sent to you confirming payment and you are now registered.

Please Note Teams will be sent the draw as soon as the BJRU release it. I will pass quickly pass it on to you. Please note that NO transport will be provided for this competition.

Mr Kieran Moffat, Head of Rugby

Volleyball Report Week 1 Term 4

Welcome to Term 4 and to another season of ATC Volleyball. This term is an exciting one, as our Year 7 and 8 boys compete in the Volleyball QLD Schools Cup for the first time in ATC history.

QLD Volleyball Junior Schools Cup (JSC)
The draw is to be announced by Volleyball QLD on Friday October 7. Further details of team commitments will be communicated at Monday’s training session 6.45am – 8.00am. Or families may wish to check the VQ website
Private transport will be required for the full three days of the tournament. Please contact team mates or your coach should you need transport assistance.
Please note that the Schools Cup lies on the same weekend as Jazz by the River and Basketball. Players must ensure they fulfil their commitments to these two activities. Please communicate with your coach should you be unavailable for any matches.
Good luck to the boys who will compete over three days, October 14-16. Team list are attached.

The Gap SHS Spring Series Tournament (GAP)
In addition to the QLD Schools Cup, the College is again entering teams in The Gap SHS Spring Series Tournament. Games start in Week 1 on Thursday afternoon. Training will occur Thursday 2nd break at school until the QLD Schools Cup is over. The draw will be communicated weekly. Team lists and this week’s draw is attached.

Please download the link below to see the Volleyball team lists and draw for this week.

Mr Tim Walker, Volleyball Coordinator