Head of Sport Report Week 4
AFL Teams – Finals Round
It was fantastic to see both our youth football team record solid wins over the weekend to secure their places in the finals. In their last home games of the season, the Under 14 and Under 12 teams played their best footy of the season, bringing to fruition the hard work that they have put into training and games throughout the season. Both teams had a rough start to the season with tough grading for the Under 12 side and boys aged 13 and 14 combining to make up an Under 14 side. It has been wonderful to see the resilience and growth of both of these teams. Mr Pickering, Ms Webb and Mr Koimans, along with their parent support team, have done an amazing job in bringing together two quality teams during the season. With finals approaching I would like to commend all involved in these teams and wish you all the very best of luck for a great finals campaign. The whole ATC community are backing you!
The past two Fridays I have had the pleasure of watching and coaching the 6C basketball team – what a difference a week can make in sport! After a comprehensive defeat against Villanova College, the boys rallied together to train well and come out firing against St Laurence’s College on Friday evening. Whilst the boys didn’t come close to winning, the depth of support, passion, loyalty and enthusiasm shown by the boys was commendable! At ATC we have very structured approach to the way we play basketball and it was great to see the boys understanding their role in the game and working together to achieve the best possible outcome. The nature of sport is that at times, some teams or sports attract more attention than others, yet what is happening on courts and fields across Brisbane each week is worthy of mention and the boys involved are to be commended for their efforts. Congratulations to Oscar Lukin, Liam Conole, Angus Mulvihill, Callum Conole, Oliver Dussin, Marco Mailli and Matthew Neroni for their outstanding team work, school spirit and enthusiasm! Well done gents.
Thanks to all who came along to support our rugby teams on Saturday and to ensure that the day was a success. As a College it was a real milestone event and a real testament to the great community that we have become. My thanks to Mr Kieran Moffat and all who contributed to the success of the day – well done to all of our rugby teams for a great day of footy and to the 13A, 11 Blue and 11 B teams for recording great wins against very strong opposition!
Congratulations to Reily Allan and Joel Parlane who are representing Met West at the Queensland Under 12 Rugby Championships in Toowoomba this weekend. Best of luck to both boys for a great carnival! Congratulations also to Charlie Cooper who is representing Met West in the Under 15 State Basketball Championships at Raby Bay. Best of luck Charlie!
Mr Dave Capra, Head of Sport and Activities
Athletics Report Week 4, Term 3
Twenty-seven ATC boys attended the West Taylor Bridge District Athletics Carnival for 10, 11 and 12 year olds at UQ last week. All boys performed well and, importantly, represented the College well. A number of PBs were achieved along with placings in finals. Well done boys.
Peter Ullman -First place 100m and 200m for 10 Year Boys
Peter Ullman -Third place Long Jump for 10 Year Boys
Peter Ullman -First place Tetrathlon for 10 Year Boys
Hugo Hart -Second place High Jump for 10 Year Boys
Zac Beachy-Head -First place 800m for 12 Year Boys
Zac Beachy-Head -Third place 200m for 12 Year Boys
Dom Thygesen -Second place Shot Put for 12 Year Boys
Dom Thygesen -Third place Discus for 12 Year Boys
Alex Griffiths -Third place Long Jump for 12 Year Boys
Xavier Johnson -Second place High Jump for 12 Year Boys
Jem Woolcock -Second place 100m and 200m for 12 Year Boys
It should also be mentioned that all four students entered in the 100m sprint for 12 Year Boys, Jem Woolcock, Tom Lally, Zac Beachy-Head and Alex Griffiths, made it through the heats and semi-finals to finish second, tied for fifth, tied for fifth and seventh respectively in the final. Great effort lads. Looking good for the relay in upcoming meets!
My sincere thanks to Mrs Wolf, Ms Colahan, Mr Gordon and Mr Fletcher who assisted magnificently at various events over the two days.
The Met West Regional Track & Field Carnival and the QCIS Championships will be conducted in the final two weeks of Term 3. It is important that all boys who placed in events at the ATC Interhouse Carnival, and/or selected Athletics as a Term 3 sport, attend training in the weeks leading up to these events.
Sprints at ATC for all Year groups
Sprints and Middle Distance at UQ for Years 5-9
Jumps at ATC for all Year groups
Sprints, Middle Distance and Long Jump at UQ for all Year groups
Multi Events at ATC for Year 4
Throws and Jumps at ATC for Years 5-9
No training will be conducted on Tuesday 9 August 2016 and Thursday, 11 August 2016 due to the Queensland Catholic Colleges Music Festival or Wednesday, 10 August 2016 due to the Exhibition Holiday.
Mr Brett Henschell, Acting Athletic Performance Coordinator
AFL Report – Week 4, Term 3
What a weekend our ATC footballers had last week. Our Under 10 team put up a valiant effort against the Jindalee Yellow team and showed how much they continue to improve each week. Then our Under 11 team came out and had another win – this time against Kenmore/Moggill. With only 3 weeks to go for the juniors it is good to see them peaking at the right time. Sunday morning was no exception when the Under 12 team showed the No 1 team in the competition (Kedron) that they were serious contenders. This places ATC in a great position for the finals and these next 2 games will be critical to where the team finishes on the ladder. The final victory for the weekend was brought in by our Under 14 side against Wynnum/Morningside and this team is definitely looking at a berth in the finals series.
All players, coaches and supporters should be very proud of the role they have played in this season, making it to finals is never an easy task. For all the players involved it would be great if you could keep up your attendance at training and put in 100 percent in the lead up to these games.We would love to see as much support as possible for these teams as they run into finals and will post more information regarding dates and times next week.
We had a great start to this school based competition with a win over Brisbane State High last week. This week we see ATC take on the other State High Team. Best of luck for another great game.
The draw for the series is as follows:
Wed 3/8 ATC Vs BSHS (Red) at Yeronga AFC 4.00 pm
Wed 10/8 Padua Vs ATC- FORFEIT by Padua
Wed 17/8 ATC vs Hillbrook at Chelmer Sports 4.30 pm
U 13/14’s ATC 19.11-125 def Wynnum/Morningside 3.2-20
The weekend saw the U13-14’s Irish Warriors take on Wynnum/Morningside. The boys were mindful of the need for a strong performance leading into finals. It was pleasing to see many players make the most of their opportunities throughout the game. We managed to walk off the ground with a 105-point win which sets us up for a strong fortnight in which we will be challenging for second spot. Well done boys!
U12 ATC 3.6-24 def Kedron 2.3-15
This week saw the Mighty Under 12’s take on the ladder leader Kedron Lions. What a week for the Mighty Under 12’s, knocking off the competition leaders, Kedron. It was never going to be easy to get on top of a well drilled side, and Kedron are certainly leading the way for a very good reason, however the ATC boys showed that hard work is the key.Thank you to all of the parent helpers and supporters. As always, you are the heart and soul of our team. Without your hard work and contribution, the boys wouldn’t play each week. Up the mighty ATC Warriors!
Under 11’s ATC 9.6-60 def Kenmore/Moggill 4.3-27
Congratulations to this marvellous team as they continue to improve each and every week. No more so than last weekend when we played a team who beat us by over 10 goals last time to come out and get the win this time. The boys who are attending both training sessions are really progressing and getting better and better every week. A really good team effort as they all contributed in some way either handballing at the right time or running and shepherding for each other and tackling hard. A big thanks to Mick Colburn for handling game day coaching duties. Overall very good, entertaining game with plenty of cheering. If they keep this up, they will be asked to play the main game at the Gabba as they are bringing the crowds back to the football. This week is our last home game against Park Ridge at 7:00pm on Friday night. All players be there NO LATER THAN 6:30pm. We are finishing the season in the right manner and it is good, we can really start to see the improvement in the players. Looking for 3 in a row.
The under 10’s had one of their most challenging games of the season against a very strong Jindalee Jags team. Despite this tough assignment the team played arguably their best game for the season. The linking of handballs in defence under serious opposition pressure in the first quarter was a great example of how much the boys have improved since the start of the year. All players were getting involved in the physical contest and there were some excellent goals scored by Aiden and Will in particular. We will be hoping to continue this great form for the last 3 games of the season.
AFL Results and Fixtures
For all results and fixtures you can go to the Foxsport website. Alternatively see the link below to download this weekend’s fixtures.
Mrs Fiona Kearney, AFL Coordinator
Basketball Report, Week 4 Term 3
The Year Five and Year Six school basketball teams bounced back after a tough first week with great results last weekend. The ATC Club teams also had a strong showing in the qualifying games winning three of five games across the age groups. Despite the chilly mornings more than 30 boys are consistently turning up to the Tuesday and Friday morning Skills Sessions. Well done boys!
Results and Awards
Conogratulations to Toby, Zac, Hugh, Michael, Darcy, Angus, Oscar and Angus on their AIC award this week.
Please follow the link below to download all of last weekend’s results and awards.
Please see the link below to download this weekend’s Fixtures.
Fiona Hannan, ATC Head Basketball Coach
Cricket Report Week 4, Term 3
The days are becoming a little longer, winter sports are getting close to the business end of the season, and green shoots are appearing on deciduous trees. Cricket season in on the way! Whilst our Term 4 cricket season does not commence until early October, much planning, preparation, and pre-season work is undertaken in Term 3.
The timetable below lists some important information.
Registration process via Playcricket Website for all boys playing U9 and U10 Term 4 junior club cricket – this would be all (unless previously identified to play U11)
Monday 22 August 2016 to Monday 12 September 2016 (four consecutive weeks)
Pre-season training for all boys currently at other schools in Year 3
Wednesday 24 August 2016 to Wednesday 14 September 2016 (four consecutive weeks)
Pre-season training for all boys currently at other schools in Years 4-9
Friday 26 August 2016 to Friday 16 September 2016 (four consecutive weeks)
Optional pre-season training for boys currently at ATC in Years 4-9 – priority must be given to in-season sports
Saturday 3 September 2016
Grading Day (age groups and times TBA)
Monday 5 September 2016 to Monday 12 September 2016
Registration process via playcricket for all boys nominated to play U11 to U15 Term 4 junior club cricket – boys undertaking the Cricket Development Program will not register via playcricket
Monday 19 to Thursday 22 September 2016 inclusive 2:00pm-5:30pm daily
ATC Holiday Cricket Clinic conducted by Henschell Cricket Academy Pty Ltd – user pays
Monday 26 to Thursday 29 September 2016 inclusive 2:00pm-5:30pm daily
ATC Holiday Cricket Clinic conducted by Henschell Cricket Academy Pty Ltd – user pays
In-season training commences (days TBA)
Saturday 8 October 2016
Term 4 junior club cricket fixtures commence (every Saturday until 3 December 2016)
Term 4 Cricket Development Program commences (every Saturday until 19 November 2016)
Deadlines above need to be met. It is usually not possible to add teams once the Brisbane North Junior Cricket Association (BNJCA) has finalised the draw (there would need to be a bye in the correct age group and division to add a team after nominations have closed).
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 in 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. Every effort will be made to place boys with potential teammates to implement protocols and strategies. The 14 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).
The first cricket fixture will be played on 8 October 2016, the first Saturday back to school in Term 4. This permits only one team training session to be conducted before taking the field. Bookings and enquiries should be directed to
Please follow the link to download September Holiday Cricket Flyer.
Mr Brett Henschell, Cricket Coordinator
Rugby Report, Week 4 Term 3
I would like to start by thanking everyone that supported last Saturday so brilliantly. The feedback that I received from St Joseph’s Nudgee College for hosting them, their supporters, and the Ambrose Treacy community was extremely heart-warming and something that the college should be very proud of.
For a long time Nudgee College has been seen as the power house of schoolboy rugby, setting the bench mark across all year levels. The structure, the way they carry themselves, and the way they play the game, is something the program prides itself on.
On Saturday our young program took it to this power house. The day started with a sensational victory to the Under 13A’s, only those that saw the length of the field try after the fulltime whistle would have believed it. Our champion Under 11’s competed viciously all day. A strong win to the Blue team and a come from behind victory to the Under 11B team set the scene for the Under 11A game. Tightly contested throughout our boys fell just short. The all-conquering Under 12 team faced what would be there toughest test this year. In arguably the best game of the day, the boys came agonisingly close to a famous victory. Defending their own line for the better part of the second half, Nudgee finally cracked us and we were left feeling that one slipped away. Our leaders of the program, the Under 14’s came up against a strong Nudgee outfit. This game will be a learning process and one that we will move forward positively with.
Thank you to all Ambrose Treacy College staff members who were able to come down and be a part of what looked to be a pretty special day. From the balloons organised by Rhonnie and Lisa, our groundsmen and women, special mention to Salvador, our canteen ladies, our staff who supported from the hill, and all of the coaching and management team.
Saturday embodies everything I believe it is to be at Ambrose Treacy. The whole school community happy and willing to give up their time to help grow the brand of this college. It would have been a lesser day without all of you there. Thank you .
Finally, and this is a reflection of the great job staff are doing. There was a large contingent of Ambrose Treacy students who arrived to support their school mates from the first to the last game, I ask you to please take the time and pat those gentleman on the back today.
Fixtures for Saturday 6 August
This Saturday – The draw states that we are to travel to Scots College, unfortunately they could not accommodate for a number of our rugby teams so we will NOT be travelling there this weekend. However, we have been able to pick up a number of quality games for the 11A, 12A, 13A, and 14A. These games will play an important role in the season as we look to continue the momentum from the weekend.
Under 11A: ATC Vs Anglican Church Grammar School
Venue: Anglican Church Grammar School – Field: Old Boys 2
Under 12A: ATC Vs Brisbane Grammar School
Venue: Brisbane Grammar Northgate Playing Fields
Under 13A: ATC Vs Sunshine Coast Grammar School
Venue: Ambrose Treacy College
Under 14 ATC Vs Sunshine Coast Grammar
Venue: Ambrose Treacy
Finally, I want to wish the best of luck to Reily Allan and Joel Parlane who start their pathway journey this week. These young men will be representing Met West Under 12 rugby union team at the State Championships, which is being held at Highfields Rugby Union fields.
Director Of Rugby