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Sport Report Week 10 Term 3

Head of Sport Report Week 10

The last weekend of sport for Term 3 was an AFL season highlight. Sitting at home on Friday night watching Geelong take on Hawthorn did nothing for my nerves as Geelong prevailed in a very tight contest. I couldn’t help but hope the U14 AFL side on Saturday was not going to be the same. A text message was exchanged between Sharni Webb and myself, confirmed we were both equally nervous and excited about our sides prospect of a maiden premiership.

As Saturday dawned the and game time arrived, the U14 Irish Warriors left it all out on the field in a thrilling contest against a side who we have battled against all year. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to hold on and Ferny Grove/Wilston held on to win by 3 points. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all parents who were involved with the side throughout the year. Thank you to the players who were pushed harder this year and challenged throughout the season to lift their standard and help create a successful culture. The boys met our expectations and challenges, resulting in a grand final berth. Finally, thankyou to Sharni for her efforts as co-coach. Sharni’s passion and knowledge of the game is second to none and I look forward to working with Sharni in the future.

Last night over 600 parents and boys attended the Inaugural ATC Sport Presentation Evening which proved to be a wonderful reflection of what we stand for as a College. This night is designed to recognise the personal excellence achieved by our sportsmen within their respective teams. There were many proud parents and satisfied sportsmen who came onto the stage to receive their awards. Equally deserving are all team members who worked together to return home victorious or at other times be gracious in defeat. Celebrated last night were sports played in Terms 2 and 3 and awards were given for both Most Improved and the Claddagh Award for each team. Congratulations to all award winners and we thank the entire ATC sporting community for coming along and supporting this event. My thanks go to Helen Hicks, Andrea McAvoy and Donna Densley from the ATC Sport Support Group for leading their team of hard working parents to put on a lovely BBQ for all. To the Sport Co-ordinators and coaches, thank you for your continued support of the ATC Sport program. To the many staff who attended last night, particularly at this busy time of the year, your presence is greatly appreciated.

Have a restful break in preparation for a big Term 4.

Mr Shane Koimans, Acting Head Sport and Activities

Athletics Report Week 10

It was a huge finish to the Term 3 Athletics calendar and I thank boys, parents, coaches and staff for their patience and cooperation in seeing us over the line.

The MetWest Regional Track & Field Carnival was conducted across the three days 6 – 8 September 2016. ATC students represented the College in true form. Whilst there were many instances of personal excellence, the achievement of Zac Beachy-Head in taking out the 12 Years 800m final in a Personal Best time of 2.19.52 should be recognised and applauded. Zac will now take up the next challenge of competing in the State Track & Field Carnival next month. Peter Ullman (7th in 100m and 200m and 8th in the Tetrathlon 10 Years), Jem Woolcock (5th in 100m and 7th in 200m 12 Years), Alex Griffiths (9th in Long Jump 12 Years), Josh Lane (9th in High Jump and 10th in Shot Put 13 Years) and Charlie Neumann (4th in Shot Put and 8th in Discus 13 Years) should be acknowledged for their outstanding effort in achieving top ten placings. Well done to all boys.

ATC was fortunate to receive an invitation to attend the Nudgee College Track and Field Meet conducted on Friday 9 September 2016. Despite clashes with other sports and commitments which, quite rightly, were given priority, the College was able to send a solid contingent of 10, 11 and 12 year old boys to the meet. On a wet and dreary night, ATC athletes performed admirably against boys from notable GPS schools. Well done to all who attended and represented the College in such a wonderful manner.

The QCIS Track & Field Championship was conducted at UQ on Tuesday, 13 September 2016. ATC, in partnership with Brigidine College, won the aggregate trophy. My congratulations to all sportsmen and women as well as coaches. This was a great way to finish the season and even though the individual results were not to hand upon newsletter deadline these will be published as soon as possible. My thanks to our Track and Field Co-captains, Zac Beachy-Head and Charlie Neumann who lead our team well and held up the aggregate trophy with pride.

I wish everyone a safe and happy holiday and all the best in their Term 4 sporting pursuits.

Brett Henschell, Acting Athletic Performance Coordinator

Aquathlon & Triathlon Squad Report Week 10

Squad Update & News
As we approach the end of term 3 the squad have got five week solid training under their belts. I must say I have been impressed with the overall application of the athletes and I have seen many individual improvements as the boys fitness has increased over the past five weeks.
Term 3 has been about laying down a strong foundation of fitness for the boys to springboard from into term 4. In term 4 we will build on this fitness and ass in some key skills around transition and gear set up so we are all ready for the Regional Aquathon and Trials on 6th November.
Last week ATC triathletes Tom Lally, Tom Kearney, Tim Geers, Tom Ziebarth, Rob Stringer and Pat Milne attended the Triathlon Queensland Development Program time trail day at Nudgee Senior College. All the boys performed very well and congratulations to Tom Kearney and Tim Geers who achieved the time standards and join Mitch Densley in the Triathlon Queensland Youth Emerging Talent Squad.

ATC Triathlon Suit Orders
The on-line store closed last Friday and I understand there was another 10 suit orders lodges. We should see these delivered in the first week on October. Some of the previous orders have arrived and are with Fiona at the pool office.

Target Races & Important Dates

Sunday 25th September: Target Race – Gatorade Triathlon Series – Race 1 – Raby Bay.

  • An Event Brief for this race has been circulated by e-mail on 13 September

Saturday & Sunday 23rd October : Target Race – Bribie Tri Series – Race 1 – Bribie Island.

  • Saturday (afternoon): – Junior races for younger year 4 & 5 athletes.

  • Sunday (morning) – Junior athletes year 6 and older.

  • November 6th – All Schools Regional Trials (Aquathlon & Triathlon) – Lake Kawana.

Holiday Training Options
Holiday training options will be finalised this week and details will be advised via the parent group e-mail.

Triathlon Queensland & TRIPLE F Triathlon Club Membership
ATC Squad members can join Triathlon Queensland (TQ) as members of TRIPE F Triathlon and access the reduced TQ annual membership rate. The benefits of TQ membership are outlined on the TQ website

TQ and TRIPLE F membership can be completed on the State Triathlon website

NB: TQ & TRIPLE F membership is optional.

The bike riding component of the ATC program is being delivered by TRIPLE F Triathlon through several bike riding sessions over the season. To ensure all the required insurances are in place for these sessions TQ and TRIPLE F triathlon Club Membership must be held by boys participating in these sessions.For further information please speak directly to Mr Fidler.

TRIPLE F Triathlon Club Available to ATC Parents & Friends
Graham Fidler operates the TRIPLE F Triathlon Club out of the ATC Pool, holding training sessions each Tuesday and Thursday morning at 5:30 – 7:00am as well as group ride and run sessions at other times each week. These sessions cater for all levels of skill an experience. Casual and personalised training program options are available. Please email me or call 0408 035 966 for further details. You can also check out the TRIPLE F FaceBook Page

Graham Fidler, Triathlon Coordinator

Basketball Report Week 10

Junior School Basketball
Last week was the final round of fixtures for our Year 5 and Year 6 school basketball teams, all teams were excited and looking forward to finishing the season on a high. Unfortunately, due to the untimely rain the Year 5 games were cancelled, many sad faces were to be seen but we are looking forward to next year.
Our Year 6 teams travelled to Kedron to take on Padua College. Christian Dean did an awesome job for the 6A team in what was a closely fought game with the final result ATC going down 33-26. Josh Burgess too was outstanding for the 6B team in their 37-23 loss.
As we wrap up the season, a big thank you to our coaches and managers for your time and effort each week, the improvement across all teams has been huge. Special mention must go to John Dean, who not only coached the 6A team but drove the bus to all Year 6 away games, John this was appreciated by both the College and the parents.

Middle School Basketball
Round 4 saw our Middle School boys take on Padua College also with some great results. Our Year 9 team enjoyed a win, 35-9 with Emerson Treasure staring at both ends of the court. After 40 mins of hard fought basketball our Year 8 team walked off the court with a draw, 34-34, well done to Lochlan Rutch for his outstanding game. Tom Lever showed great teamwork in the Year 7 game with the team going down 22-5.

Enjoy the holidays boys, games and training will commence in Week 1.
Club Basketball Fixture – Friday Sept 17 and Saturday Sept 18
Friday, 7:40pm
Runcorn, Court 2

Saturday, 12:20pm
Hibiscus, Court 4

Saturday, 8:50am
Hibiscus, Court 3

U13 Green
Saturday, 10:30am
Hibiscus, Court 3

U13 Blue
Saturday, 9:40am
Hibiscus, Court 3

Club basketball games will also break for the September holidays, training and games will recommence as normal in Week 1.

Skills Training Sessions will continue into Term 4
Skills training sessions for all age groups will continue to be offered @ ATC, every Tuesday and Friday morning, 7.00am – 8.00am.
All players are welcome and encouraged to continue working on their skills.

3on3 Basketball Camp
Don’t forget ALL BOYS… there is a 3×3 Basketball Camp Tournament during the September School Holidays, September 29 & 30. Please follow the link below to download the 3on3 flyer.

Mrs Fiona Hanna, Basketball Coordinator

Cricket Report Week 10

Parents of boys identified to play Brisbane North fixtures during Term 4 2016 should have completed registration via the playcricket website by now. Anyone yet to complete this task should do so immediately. No registration = no play. Boys identified to undertake the Development Program are not required to register via the playcricket website. Parents should contact me as soon as possible if they are unsure of which pathway their son will be following.

Term 4 2016 teams will be named during the school holiday period once all registrations have been received. Term 4 cricket is open to all boys, regardless of experience or ability, and every boy who wishes to play cricket will be placed in a team. This is an opportunity for boys to play with their mates in a participation model within a competitive environment. It is a rewarding and enjoyable experience for all.

Cricket Coaching Clinics will be held on campus exclusively for 2016 and 2017 ATC students 19-22 September 2016 inclusive and 26-29 September 2016 inclusive to assist players prepare for the season. These Clinics will set the foundation for play in the Term 4 season and concentrate on building individual and team skills whilst having fun and enjoying the game. Bookings must be made for boys to attend either or both Clinics as numbers are limited (places for some age groups remain available). Every effort will be made to place boys with potential teammates to implement protocols and strategies. The fourteen hours of coaching and practice at one of these Clinics is greater than the entire time available for team training sessions during Term 4 and attendance is worth considering if you are able (there is a financial and time commitment necessary and thus will not suit everyone). Bookings and enquiries should be directed to

The training timetable for Term 4 2016 follows.

  • 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

Brett Henschell, Cricket Coordinator

Swimming Report Week 10 Term 3

Congratulations goes to 47 of our swimmers from ATC Swimming who achieved times during last season that met Junior Excellence (JX) standards. Please see below for a description of this program.
To view the list of swimmers please click here. This program is open to all current members of Swimming Qld.

The Australian Junior Excellence Program (JX), recognises rewards and encourages junior swimmers who, through their development of aquatic skills and fitness, achieve a high standard of swimming excellence.
Swimmers aged from 9 to 16 years, who accomplish times set by Swimming Australia, qualify at Gold, Silver, Bronze or Green standard, depending on their best performance/s during the season.
For doing so, qualifiers receive special recognition by way of:
• Publication of their name on this website
• A JX prize pack including a cap, poster and certificate.

Term 4 Swim Club
Our first swim club will be Friday October 7. The following nights will be October 20, November 3 and November 17.
Nominations: 6 pm Start: 6.30 pm
All ages welcome (must be able to swim 25 m)
There will be a BBQ available on the night.
All current ATC students are welcome to attend. All external students must have Swimming Qld membership in order to participate. Please see the web address below.
We will resume swim club in Term 1 2017.
Membership includes an ATC Swimming Cap and T-shirt.

Our next Swim Meet
Nominations close for Yeronga Park swim meet on September 23. So if you are planning on swimming at this meet then do not forget to register. It is an online nomination.

Holiday Swimming
If you are looking for intensive learn to swim or stroke development over the holidays, there are still a few vacancies- please email

Holiday Squads
Squad swimming will be at 7am each morning and 4 pm on Mon/Wed/Fri at 4 pm.
There will be no adult squad at 5.30 am during the holidays.