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Sport Report Week 3 Term 4

Head of Sport report

I would hope that avid readers of my musings on sport at ATC / NJC over the past six years have noticed a pattern of emphasis on effort, character and commitment as opposed to results or outcomes from competition. I am going to break from this for a week to share some success stories from the weekend which I believe are a testament to the ongoing development of both our people and our programs.

On Friday afternoon our Primary AFL side defeated Stella Maris, Mooloolaba to book a spot in the ‘big dance’ on Sunday. Coached by Mr Pickering, managed by Mr Meekin and captained admirably by Angus Parnell, the boys played quality football to defeat Gaven State School and claim the 2016 QLD Schools Cup Championship. With 152 teams playing in the competition this year, the achievement is significant and a result of the effort put into AFL over the past few years and particularly this year. Congratulations boys.

I am immensely proud of our cricket program. I love the growth that we have enjoyed across indoor cricket, outdoor cricket and more recently, in our development squad. I also love the way our boys have committed to training with a whole hearted commitment to doing their very best. And with effort and commitment comes results. On Saturday afternoon as the results trickled in and I bumped into cricketers and parents at the Jazz by the River, it was evident that our boys had faired pretty well at the crease and in the field. In Round 1, Term 4, 2015 we won 33% of our matches. Last weekend we won 74% of our matches, with the few losses being by narrow margins.
To say that the standard of the cricket that our boys are playing has improved would be an understatement. Feedback from parents, coaches and opposition coaches could not be more positive and the boys’ engagement and enjoyment in cricket has exceeded all of our expectations. Congratulations to Brett Henschell and all of our players and coaches for a sensational start to the 2016/2017 summer.

Water Polo
The ATC Water Polo program involves a small but dedicated group of students and parents who over the past 5 years have enjoyed this niche summer sport. The nature of the club competition means that our boys often have to play above their age groups in order to field teams, which on occasion means that we are on the wrong side of some big scores. On the weekend, our Under 14 team played against top team River City 1 who we have never come close to defeating. With no reserves for ATC and a full bench for River City we kept the River City goalie very busy and despite losing 6-4 showed the huge development that they have made as individuals and as a team. Well done boys!

I couldn’t finish my wrap of results for ATC from the weekend without mentioning the Year 7 Volleyball team who played in Division 2 of the QLD Schools Cup Volleyball tournament on the weekend. Under the guidance of Mr Walker, Ms Webb and Mr Cullen, the volleyball program has begun to gather strength and the Year 7 boys played well throughout the weekend to win silver on Sunday afternoon. This was a great achievement in a sport that is set to take off at ATC in the coming years!

ATC Tennis
Due to a number of whole school events for a few QCIS schools, the first QCIS Tournament has been postponed to Saturday 5 November at Ambiwerra and the second event will be held on Saturday 12 November at Toowoomba Anglican College and Preparatory School. To accommodate this change in dates we have moved the ATC School Championships to Saturday 29 November. This tournament is a very important one in our tennis calendar as it not only gives the boys the chance to compete against boys of different ages at the College, it is used as the seeding process for the QCIS Tennis Tournaments.

Zac at State Championships.

This event is open to all students at the College even if they are not regular tennis players. For boys who intend playing in the QCIS Tournaments, this is a compulsory event and promises to be a great tournament. To register for this please email Mr Shane Koimans.

Track and Field State Championships
Zac Beachy-Head has today qualified for Nationals for Track & Field in 800m to be held in Sydney, March 2017 after representing Met West in yesterday’s State Championships. Well done Zac.

Congratulations to all of our sportsmen for great results and a great effort on the weekend. Let’s back it up again this weekend!

Warriors go brach!

Mr Dave Capra, Head of Sport and Activities

Aquatics Report – Week 3 Term 4

Swim Club is on this Thursday Night
Please arrive at 6.00pm to nominate for your races.
A BBQ will be cooking on the night to feed all hungry swimmers and their families.

ATC Swim Club Meet
We have 50 swimmers attending our next club meet at East Brisbane Swimming this Sunday. All swimmers have been training very hard and we look forward to seeing the results at the conclusion of this meet.

Water Polo
Our Under 14 Water Polo team took on River City 1 on Saturday and played a competitive game. With no reserves on the day all players had to play out a full game which is no mean feat in a game of Water Polo. All boys should feel proud of their efforts to lose by only 2 goals to one of the top teams in the competition. The final score was 6-4.
With the Under 16 team still carrying injury and many players involved in Jazz by the River we made a last minute decision to forfeit the game. We look forward to this Saturday with a full team of boys signed up to play.

This weekend:
Under 14 ATC Vs Barras All Hallows- 2.00pm game (Please arrive no later than 1.20pm) Under 16 ATC Vs Barras Valley Pool- 3.20pm game (Please arrive no later than 2.40pm)
It is imperative that you advise us if your son can not play on the weekend. Please email Fiona Kearney

Triathlon News
Squad Training Update
With Term 3 behind us the squad has established a great level of base fitness. During Term 3 the squad has worked on biking and running technique and endurance and we have also spent some time practicing our transition skills. Training attendance in Term 3 has been terrific with over 40 boys attending different training sessions throughout the term and an average of 25 boys attending each session.

We introduced the 2 Minute Run Club in Term 3. Squad members earn entry into the 2 Minute Run Club when they can complete 6 × 400m on a 2 min time base (Year 4 & 5) and 10 × 400 on a 2 min time base (Year 6 and above). Several boys have already achieved this and the boys will get further opportunities to qualify for the 2 Minute Run Club in Term 4.

As we move into Term 4 we now turn our attention to our main target race for the season, the All Schools Regional Trials at Lake Kawana on 6th November. Squad training will continue to develop our junior athletes to be great condition for this event. Boys should still be doing a minimum of 2 swim sessions in addition to the regular triathlon sessions on Monday and Wednesday morning.

As a reminder please ensure the boys bring their running and swimming gear to all sessions. Year 6 and above need to being their bikes and helmets on Monday and Wednesday mornings while Year 4 & 5 athletes only need to bring their bikes on Wednesdays.

Triathlon Suit Update
All second round orders for ATC tri suits have been received and processed and we are expecting to receive them this week. They will be available for collection from Fiona Kearney at the pool office. The boys looked great in their suits at the Raby Bay triathlon a few weeks back.

Targeted Events
h6. Bribie Island (October 22-23)
Our next targeted race is at Bribie Island on the October 22-23. Please refer to this URL for race information, details and registration; Please also refer to the event brief that I sent out yesterday. Junior (participation) races are on Saturday afternoon for the Year 4 & 5 athletes and Year 6 and above athletes should be racing the short course race on Sunday. This is a great family race for any parents who want to participate (individual or as a team) and there is a 500m and 1000m ocean swim event on Saturday afternoon as well.

Mr Paul Jones, Aquatics Coordinator

Proud winners AFLQSCup

AFL Report Week 3 Term 4

On Friday October 14 the ATC Primary AFL side travelled to Maroochydore to take on Stella Maris in their preliminary final of the BLK Schools Cup. This competition has been running since March when 152 primary teams all began their journey to be crowned state champions. ATC were confident of victory with their strong attack on the football and player a feature of their game. The contest was a tight tussle with only 3 points separating the two sides at three quarter time. ATC were able to break the game open early in the fourth quarter with three quick goals which saw us run away with the victory by 28 points. The win booking us a spot in the grand final on Sunday October 16.
The boys again travelled to Maroochydore this time with their parents, grandparents, friends and family all ready for the big occasion. Mr Pickering spoke to the boys pre game and explained to them the great opportunity they’d given themselves to become State Champions, a title that nobody could take away from them if they worked hard for the win. Again the game was close with both sides working hard into the breeze and having to rely on making the most of their opportunities against their strong opposition. As was the case in the preliminary final the scores were close at three quarter. James Ellis managed to kick a long bomb early in the fourth quarter to relieve some pressure, strong games from Tristan Meekin and Angus Parnell gave ATC a strong drive forward running away with the win. ATC became State Champions in 2016!

Getting up close to the silverware!

Well done to Cameron Pickering, Scott Meekin and Steve Brennan for their commitment throughout the season and the encouragement they have given the boys throughout the competition. Congratulations boys on your effort and spirit, it was a win well deserved.

Mr Shane Koimans

Basketball Report Week 3 Term 4

ATC School basketball moves into the very last round of the season this weekend and the ATC Club basketball players only have a few weeks left as we roll towards the end of the 2016 season! Skills sessions are still open to all comers Tuesday and Friday mornings at the school courts 7.00am – 8.00am.
All club basketball players who are in the U17 or U15 age groups are also invited to the 3on3 competition games played on the school courts on Tuesday mornings 7.00-8.00am. Come on down and show your skills in the mini games!

It has also been fantastic to see our Year 4 boys on court every Wednesday afternoon going through the basics of basketball and enjoying game play at Centenary SHS under the guidance of West Brisbane Falcons Coaches. These boys are the future of our program and a solid skill base will prove invaluable as they move to interschool competition next year.

Please check the training timetable to confirm your son’s commitments to basketball in 2016.
Please note – all School Basketball Team trainings have now finished.

Best of luck to the club teams for this weekend and also our Middle School Basketball teams playing St Patrick’s in the final round of the season.

Please download the link below to view all fixtures.

Please download the link below to view results and Coaches Awards from week 2.

Fiona Hannan, ATC Head Basketball Coach

Cricket Report Week 3 Term 4

A day truly made for cricket greeted Ambrose Treacy College students for the second Saturday of Term 4 junior club cricket. U9 and U10 teams played Round 2 matches whilst older age groups played the second day of Round 1 matches.

To quote someone far wiser than I, “Congratulations on one of our best ever rounds of cricket. Whilst winning is not the focus of our program, it is great to see the boys and coaches hard work being rewarded in terms of victories!” In the competitive age groups of U11 and above, ATC was successful in nine of the eleven matches contested with the U11 age group completing a clean sweep. The match of the Round was played between ATC U12 Red and Valley Silver with the Irish Warriors taking the final Valley wicket to win by one run. Well done to everyone in the ATC cricket community. A great start to the season.
Please see the link below to download results for Saturday 15 October 2016.
Notable performances were:
• Oscar Lonergan 25 runs and 2 run outs for ATC U9 Kildare v Ferny Grove Red
• James Scanlan 25 runs and great bowling for ATC U10 Gold v Valley Crocodiles
• Rob White 16 runs and 3/2 for ATC U11 White v Valley Green
• Pat Keyser 48* and 1/12 for ATC U12 Red v Valley Silver
• Josh Cannane 26 runs and 2/8 from 3 overs for ATC U12 Green v Wilston North Red
• Oliver McAvoy 63* opening the batting for ATC U13 Green v Albany Creek Eaglehawks
• Elijah Bolton 52* opening the batting for ATC U13 Green v Albany Creek Eaglehawks
• Nat Cowin 41* as part of 100 opening stand for ATC U15 Blue v Redcliffe Cyclones
• Josh Wataman 40* as part of 100 opening stand for ATC U15 Blue v Redcliffe Cyclones

All fixtures have been emailed to parents by Team Managers and/or Age Group Coordinators. We ask you to please check the Brisbane North Juniors Website for any changes to the draw or any other relevant information. You can also refer to the BNJCAFacebook page for last minute information on games and draws.

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.

Cricket Gear
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. Boys are welcome to place their personal cricket bags in the cricket shed at their own risk where needs be during the day or for training the following day. Bags are not to be left in the Edmund Rice building and must be in the shed by 8.15am.

Cricket Coaching Clinics
Clinics will be held on campus exclusively for ATC students 28 November -1 December 2016 inclusive (first week of school holidays) and 16-19 January 2017 inclusive (last week of school holidays). The December Clinic is designed to build on the skill base established in Term 4 whilst the January Clinic is designed to prepare players for the Term 1 school and club cricket seasons. Bookings must be made for boys to attend either or both Clinics as numbers are limited. Please see the link below to download the Clinic Flyer. Every effort will be made to place boys with potential teammates to implement protocols and strategies. Bookings and enquiries should be directed to

Please check the training timetable to confirm your son’s commitments to cricket in 2016.

Good luck to luck to all this Saturday. Have fun!
Mr Brett Henschell, Cricket Coordinator

Football Report Week 3 Term 4

Four Fridays of Football
A recent partnership established between ATC and the Brisbane Roar has meant that all boys in the Junior School will have the opportunity to train with Roar coaches over the next 5 weeks. Already, our Year 4 boys have completed two sessions on Friday afternoons during their activity time, but the chance has now arisen for our Year 5 and 6 boys as well. Starting tomorrow Friday October 21, the Roar will run sessions on Jack Bowers Oval at 7am. This will run for four weeks and is open for boys from Year 4 to 6. All drills will involve maximum time with the football and be fun for players of all abilities. Junior School students were given expression of interest forms last week. All registrations are to be done through the roar active website. For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact Matt Warr.

Mr Matt Warr, Football Coordinator

Rugby Sevens Report Week 3 Term 4

This Friday evening will see the re-launch of the ATC Sevens program with games being played at Wacol Centenary Rugby League Club and at ATC for the Social Under 12 Competition. With a revised format we are looking forward to the boys enjoying their rugby, developing skills and hopefully posting a couple of wins. For parents in the Under 12 Social competition at ATC please bring along nibbles and drinks for what promises to be a great evening of rugby and great social gathering of ATC rugby players and parents.

The link to the draw for this Friday evening is attached.
Thanks for your ongoing support of the ATC Rugby Program.

Mr Kieran Moffat, Head of Rugby

Strength and Conditioning Report Week 3 Term 4

Term 4 is a perfect opportunity to hit the gym and prepare for the season ahead. Improvement in strength and core stability will benefit boys of all levels. For boys who have not visited the gym before, we start with a lot of body weight exercises initially and incorporate plyometric and balance work as well. We have progressions and regressions of all these exercises to cater for all levels of ability and experience. We also aim to improve flexibility through stretching in each session. Boys only need clothes suitable to do gym in (PE uniform is not required).

Opening Hours
Mon- Fri 7.00 – 8.00am
Tues-Wed-Thurs 12.40- 1.20pm (2nd Break)
Mon-Tues-Wed 3.30- 4.30pm

Mrs Fiona Kearney – Strength and Conditioning Coordinator

Learning about momentum, strategy, officiating and "high-fiving"!

Volleyball Report Week 3 Term 4

Thank you to all our students and parents for your support of ATC Volleyball at our first ever Schools Cup over the weekend. I know that the boys had a wonderful, global, volleyball experience, not only honing their skills but learning more about momentum, strategy, officiating and “high-fiving”!

The wash up had our Year 8 team finishing 9th and our Year 7 team coming home with a silver medal! The Year 7 boys were also lucky enough to be official ball-kids at a QLD Pirates vs Sydney Universities Australian Volleyball League game. A great experience to see the game played a such a high level. A number of our QLD Pirates have played professionally all over the world, getting paid to play the game. All of them started out like our young men playing at the QLD Schools Cup.

The official ball-boys for the QLD Pirates.

Now that Schools Cup is over, The Gap invitational will resume on Thursday afternoons. The training schedule will change to the following:
Year 9 Boys 6.45-8.00am Monday mornings
Year 8 Boys 12.45 – 1.15pm 2nd Break Wednesday
Year 7 Boys 12.45 – 1.15pm 2nd Break Thursday
All training will take place on the tennis court at ATC in Term 4.

In addition to these sessions, there are some external opportunities on offer:

Dragons Volleyball Junior Program The Gap SHS Wednesday evenings 6.30-7.30pm Junior Development St. Peter’s Lutheran College Sunday afternoons 4.00-5.30pm
Volleyball will finish up following the finals of The Gap Invitational Thursday 17/11 and will restart at the beginning of Term 1, 2017. Details of an excellent Volleyball QLD holiday camp will also be communicated for any boys wishing to further develop their Volleyball.

This week’s games at The Gap are as follows:
Year 9 Boys vs Kelvin Grove 1 4-5pm Year 8 Boys vs Kelvin Grove 1 4-5pm
Year 7 Boys vs Gap 1 @ 5-6pm

Buses will depart ATC at 3.15pm. Year 8 & 9 bus will return at 5.25pm stopping briefly at Kenmore Village at 5.15pm (please be there to collect your son). Year 7 bus will return 1 hour later.

The draw available online by clicking here.

Mr Tim Walker, Volleyball Coordinator