In weather more typical to Melbourne than Brisbane, the ATC boys enjoyed a great day of running, jumping and throwing. The boys are to be congratulated for their good natured approach to competition, their high level of participation and the quality of their performances on the day. It is with pleasure I announce our House results from Wednesday’s Interhouse Athletics Carnival:
Congratulations to winner – 1st Gold House; in 2nd place Blue House; 3rd Red House; 4th Green House
Sport Education Evening
Last Wednesday we were very fortunate to have Prof. Cliff Mallet come to ATC to speak to parents, staff and students in our second Sport Education Evening of the year. The focus of the evening was Sport Psychology and in particular, the psychology of performance and the notion of focus. Whilst the discussion only touched the surface, it certainly gave those who attended an insight into this huge area of performance and sport.
For me, one of the most significant points that Cliff discussed was the notion of focus. He asked us to consider, how often do we ask boys (and girls) to focus, when it is most likely that they have never been taught how to focus, or what to focus on. As an audience (a pretty captive one at that!) we spent some time with eyes closed or focused on a spot ahead of us, taking what Cliff described as ‘anchored breaths’.
The process was calming in itself and provided a very simple yet effective tool for focus that I would encourage parents and staff to use with boys when approaching any type of task that incites anxiety or heightened awareness. Good examples would be:
- When sitting down at an exam
- Prior to a public speaking task
- Before commencing a musical / band performance
- At the crease, between overs
- Prior to converting a try
- In the moments before a match commences
- In the marshalling area before a race begins
- Before having a difficult conversation (with a friend, teacher or parent)
The notes from Cliff’s presentation are at the bottom of this week’s sports report, and whilst they do not give a huge amount of insight into the content that was covered, I would draw your attention to the 3rd slide titled Dynamic Process of Development. This particular model resonated strongly with me and I believe can be recognised in many areas of life at ATC.
Semester Two Sport Sign On
Many thanks to the families who returned their forms on time. As you would be aware the sport and activities program at ATC is quite extensive and involves a significant amount of students, parents, staff, facilities, equipment and external organisations – the more information we have early on, the better we can provide a quality program for our boys. These forms are being collated at the moment and parents will begin receiving correspondence regarding each sport over the coming weeks. For parents of boys commencing at ATC in 2017, we will be sending out information regarding options for your sons to begin the transition process to ATC through sport in the next week.
AFL State Championships
Over the weekend ATC were very well represented at the State Championships with Joe Newell, Jack Brennan, Ryan Forrester and Tristan Meekin playing for Met West who placed 5th and Angus Parnell who played for the Presidents Team which was the most successful Presidents team in the championships history.
The carnival provided many great moments for our boys, including a wonderful friendship that developed between the Crusaders team (an invitational team of Indigenous boys and girls from across QLD) and the Presidents team. Angus Parnell, developed a great friendship with one of the boys, Xavier, from the Crusaders team and the boys swapped jerseys as a way of remembering their friendships. Whilst great quality football was the primary aim for this carnival, the experiences and friendships will last longer than the results from the carnival.
Our congratulations also to Joe Newell who was selected in the QLD U12 AFL Side. Joe is an outstanding athlete and is well known by opposing sides for his tenacity, physicality and skill on the AFL field. This was Joe’s second year in the Met West Under 12 side and his selection is well deserved. Congratulations Joe on an outstanding effort!
Baseball State Championships
This week Andrew Coogan – 9B is representing Met West in the U14 Baseball State Championships in Trinity Beach, we wish you all the best Andrew.
Met West U12 Rugby Trials
Harrison Crookes – 7T, Reily Allan – 7C, Santi Ferrando – 6B and Joel Parlane – 7W head off to trial for the Met West U12 Rugby team this week in Ipswich, good luck boys!
Over the holidays we do not have any formal sport activities happening, however there are two activities which are available to boys.
1. Gym Program – each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 8.00am to 11.00am during the holidays (Middle School only)
2. Henschell Cricket Academy Winter Cricket Clinic – please see flyer below. Brett Henschell is our ATC Cricket Coordinator and also runs his own academy program. As a College we strongly endorse Brett’s programs and would encourage parents to consider these clinics if you are looking for holiday activities and cricket development
Thanks for your support in Semester One, I wish you and your family the very best for a great mid-year break.
Once again, please refer to the links below to download the weekend schedule or go directly to our FIXTURES TAB on the blog.
Warriors go Brach!
Mr Dave Capra, Head of Sport and Activities
Basketball 3-x-3 Report Term 2
Year 4- Year 9 boys have been enjoying the sunshine and getting amongst it in the Ambrose Treacy
3-x-3 Basketball Competition on our school courts for the last five weeks.
All age groups were provided with 30 minutes skill development and 45 minutes of actual 3-x-3 games in teams selected each week.
Two boys from each grade have been awarded the Spirit of 3 x-3 Basketball Medal. This medal is awarded to boys who competed with enthusiasm and good sportsmanship. It especially rewards those boys who have actively improved their basketball capabilities by listening and focussing on making changes to their skills and habits.
Congratulations to the following boys:
Year 4 – Juann Lubrin Sam Kearney
Year 5 – Matthew Smith Ruben Bojorge
Year 6 – Angus Mulvihill Jontay Gothachalkenin
Year 7 – Tate Burton Ethan Tones
Year 8 – Lochlan Rutch Gabriel Dela Cruz
Year 9 – Macsen Martin Tyler Neville
A big thank you to our head coach Fiona Hannan and her team of helpers, John Dean, Michael Stewart, Paddy Behan and Peter Hunter for a great 5 weeks of basketball.
*Club Team Basketball at SWM Pirates Association *
After an excruciating close loss in last year’s Grand Final, the Ambrose Treacy boys have pulled together for a strong season and are now suiting up once again this Friday for the Division Two Grand Final. Well done boys and good luck!
Special thanks for their support to Coach Greg Martin and Managers Brett Lentz and Bec Seagg.
Mrs Anne-Marie Champion, Basketball Coordinator
Rugby Report Week 10 Term 2
As we head into holidays I want to thank the whole ATC rugby community. The boys for their tireless efforts at training and willingness to compete for every inch on the playing fields, the parents for their support towards the program and juggling their child’s and their own schedule to have the boys at games and training every week. Finally, I would like to thank the coaches and the support staff for their committed efforts throughout the term, the willingness to give up their time of an afternoon and weekend was extremely encouraging.
Thank you all for the support throughout this term, I look forward to next terms rugby and building on the progress already made.
Areas of note – The gym will continue to be open in the school holidays.
Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday – 8.00am – 11.00am.
Warriors First XV Team
Congratulations to the students that have been selected in this week ATC Warriors First XV Team.
See the link below to download the table. Please see the link below to view last week’s results.
Mr Kieran Moffat, Head of Rugby
AFL Report Week 10 Term 2
Round 9 was packed full of quality football. On Friday night our Under 10s showed just how much they have improved since the start of the season against strong opposition. The boys never stopped attacking the football and the amount of second efforts is to be commended. The Under 11s followed in a game against a fiery Jimboomba team, however our lads never lost their cool and were a great representation of what it means to be an Ambrose Treacy College student. The scoreboard does not do justice to the efforts that I witnessed in each quarter of football they played.
The same can be said for our Under 12 team who stepped up to fill the gaps left by boys playing in the Qld State Carnival. Many of these players rose to the occasion and put in a sterling effort. This team moves to division two this week and I am certain that they will take some valuable lessons from Division one football with them. I have no doubt that this team will enjoy a fair amount of success in the remainder of the season.
On behalf of all at the ATC JAFL we congratulate all the boys who played in the state carnival last week, we also extend a massive congratulations to Joe Newell for being selected in the Qld state team. Our very first state representative from ATC JAFL. Well done!
Please read carefully below as holidays are around the corner and there are a few changes to fixtures.
Please follow the link for a full report of all scores for our ATC AFL teams “Click HERE”:http://www.foxsportspulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?c=1-3928-0-0-0&a=COMPS
ATC 15.7-97 d Wynnum 0.0-0
This team is really starting to come together which showed in the fantastic win on the weekend, not allowing the opposition to score a point. With continued hard work at trainings the remainder of the season looks very promising.
We look forward to the weekend as we take on the Pine River Swans at home on Sunday morning.
Coorparoo Navy 12.6-78 d ATC 0.0-0
This week saw the Mighty under 12’s Warriors take on the Coorparoo Kangaroos. The boys had another tough battle on their hands on Sunday morning. With the Met West boys away on their carnival the opportunity for some other players to play different positions was extremely promising. Unfortunately, the boys couldn’t manage a point, however the work rate and potential to score was certainly there. Jamieson Parkin was terrific all day. He stepped in as captain and truly led from the front. Harry Fitzgerald stepped up and played a great game off half back and through the middle. Xavier Cuolahan was another stand out across half back, taking some strong marks in the second half. With Scott away, I would like to thank Bec Campbell for stepping in as manager, as well as Alex Crisafulli for helping out as the runner. Scott Hewson was another big help, as well as number of other parents. I apologise if I have missed you. The support offered to this group of boys is second to none and I appreciate the commitment made by all. Finally, congratulations to the boys who represented Met West or the Presidents side at Hervey Bay on the weekend. It was great to hear everyone had a good carnival and most importantly enjoyed themselves. Also a big congratulations to the Warrior 12’s Vice Captain, Joe Newell, on being selected in the Under 12’s Queensland side.
Jimboomba 16.7-103 d ATC 3.1-19
Strong game by the boys last Friday night, a great start with Aaron getting us out to 12-0 but they came back at us hard. With no reserves on the bench and a depleted team on the field the boys slugged it out with no signs of giving up until the final siren! Getting better every week.
With four of our mighty under 10’s away last Friday night, the team still had a ripper game against the under 10’s Sherwood Black. After a long week of assessment, the boys still put in 100% effort into their AFL. The boys got a lot of ball time throughout the game and spent the 3rd and 4th quarter focusing on getting their handballs out before the opponent attacked. Dash Solomon had a fantastic game, constantly on top of his player creating great pressure. Cooper got some great kicks out in the midfield, which the rest of the team were working hard to get to. Will Parkinson kicked a couple of beauties, one from a particularly tough angle. Cailem Wickman had his best game for the season and was also rewarded with a nice goal. Great effort by the boys and a big thank you to Chris Larcom from the U11s for filling in while our boys were absent. We are now looking forward to the last game before the mid-season break.
Please Note: All boys must have a mouthguard to play on the day.
ABSENCES – 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.
Please see the link below to download the weekend’s fixtures.
Mrs Fiona Kearney, AFL Coordinator
Football Report Week 10 Term 2
What a weekend to finish! The hard work, sweat, tough defeats and early mornings all paid off on Saturday when ATC secured valuable wins in many age groups. The commitment, determination and support of boys, coaches and families came to fruition with the outstanding results. The culmination of a season always means that thanks and recognition must be given to many in our community.
Firstly, I would like to thank all of the ATC footballing boys. From the 5 Blue to the 9A, your spirit, enthusiasm and perseverance has been something to be proud of. I hope you have enjoyed your year and will sign up again in 2017. A particular thank you goes to all boys that have helped with refereeing during the season.
Secondly, my gratitude is extended to all coaches – both teachers and external staff. Your commitment, expertise and support is appreciated. My special thanks goes to Remo Buess for your phenomenal organisation, timing (well, you are Swiss) and knowledge.
Thirdly, a sincere thank you to all parents and families that have assisted the College and boys in running such a successful season. On a number of occasions, you have travelled throughout South East Queensland – sometimes twice in the same day. Your understanding of our College situation is not underestimated. I hope you have enjoyed watching your son, and his team, develop.
Finally, a huge thank you to Judith Thorpe for running the wonderful community hub that is the canteen on a match day, and to Dave Capra for his vision, support and organisation. People such as yourself create an environment that allows for more than 70% of students to be involved with a winter footballing code every weekend.
I had three key objectives for this season. That we had consistent, competitive matches to participate in, that we allowed boys to develop their talents, and that we proved a good competition for schools that have existed for far longer than we have. I am proud to say that this was achieved and we can raise the bar even higher next year.
Until next season, thank you again to all and best of luck to all boys who will continue to play football for clubs, at lunchtimes or around the backyard. May all your shots hit the underside of the cross bar, and bounce in!
See the link below for results of last weekend’s games.
Mr Matthew Warr, Head of Football