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Sport Report Week 4 Term 4

At St. Pat's College last weekend.

Friday Night Lights

Friday evening saw our Rugby Sevens program ‘re-launch’ with a new format allowing us to use our new lighting on Jack Bowers for the first time. It was a great way to finish a very busy week, with the boys enjoying playing tightly contested games of sevens whilst parents enjoyed a drink and a few nibbles as the sun went down.

In future this promises to be a format of the game that we will develop. Where our needs fall outside what can be provided at a club or association level, we will continue to run ‘bespoke’ activities for our boys to ensure that they get the best experience possible.

For me it was a great example of the community responding to a need and being supportive of each other in ensuring that the best interests of the boys were kept at the centre of all of our planning. My thanks to parents involved for your support as we continue to provide great offerings for your son in the co-curricular area at the College.

Sport Survey

Tomorrow all ATC parents will receive an email with a survey link which asks for parent feedback on our sport program. We would really appreciate your support of our program by taking the time to complete this survey thoroughly. We would hope that your experience with sport at ATC reflects our willingness to respond well to feedback. By seeking community wide feedback, we wish to continue to work as a team to grow our program. Thank you in advance for the time that this takes to complete.

Best of luck to all involved in sport and activities this weekend!

Warriors go brach!
Mr Dave Capra, Head of Sport and Activities

Aquatics Report – Week 4 Term 4

Fifty swimmers from ATC swimming competed at East Brisbane annual meet last weekend held at Churchie College. Our club had the largest number of swimmers in attendance and it was great to see the school/club colours dominating the pool deck. Our swimmers performed very well and there were very few events where we didn’t win a medal of some colour. A special congratulations go to our younger swimmers, particularly 6 year olds Liam Kearney and Lucy Scott who swam in their first meet in the 25m events. They were not put off by the occasion and performed exceptionally well.

City of Ipswich Long Course event
The Ipswich long course event is the next meet on the calendar for ATC swimming. Nominations close for this meet on Monday 31st October. This is an online nomination process and if you have any problems then please contact Mr Paul Jones at the pool. The event is on Sunday 6th November.

Holiday Intensive ‘Learn to swim (LTS)’ and ‘Stroke development (SD)’ programs
• 3 Day Stroke Development course – Mon 5, Wed 7 & Fri 9 of December
• 5 Day LTS and SD course – Mon 12 – Fri 16 December
• 5 Day LTS and SD course – Wed 4 – Fri 6 and Mon 8 – Tues 9 January
• 5 Day LTS and SD course – Mon 16 – Fri 20 January
Please enquire at the pool or email if you would like more information or to book into classes.

Swim Camp
We will be running our annual ATC swimming holiday camp in January. The venue will be Tallebudgera Recreational camp at the Gold Coast and it will run from Wednesday 10 to Friday 12 of January. This camp is aimed at our competitive swimmers and is a great opportunity to mix training with some recreational activities. There is room for 35 swimmers on the camp and more information will be sent out in the coming weeks.

Water Polo
Last weekend our ATC teams played the Barracudas. With many of our boys playing Water Polo for the first time this season, it was always going to be tough at club level playing against very experienced teams. There is great opportunity for our boys to learn from these games and both teams displayed great competitive spirit and attitude throughout the game.

Under 14 – Barras d ATC 19-2
Under 16 – Barras d ATC 25-0
This weekend- Sat October 29
Under 14 – ATC v Sun Coast All Hallows Pool- 2.00pm game (1.20pm arrival) Under 16 - ATC v Sun Coast Valley Pool – 3.20pm game (2.40 pm arrival)
We will need a parent to put their hand up to score at each game this weekend- it is not a difficult task and you actually learn a bit about the game while you are doing it.

As always please advise us if your son cannot make it for the game.

Mr Paul Jones, Aquatics Coordinator

Basketball Report Week 4 Term 4

Congratulations to our Year 7, 8 & 9 School teams who came away from St Pats last Saturday with 2 out of 3 wins. This was the last game for the school season, we would like to thank Mr Matt Warr, Mr Tim Walker and Ms Kelli Paton for coaching the boys in what has been a very successful season seeing improvement across each age group. Well done to all involved. Good luck to our club teams this weekend as they prepare for the run into finals.

Basketball Skills session are still on offer for all students!
Tuesday 7.00-8.00am ATC Courts
3on3 competition for senior players and skill development for junior players
Friday 7.00–8.00am ATC Courts
Skills and 3on3 Competition for junior players (Year 4 to Year 8)

Please check the training timetable to confirm your son’s commitments to basketball in 2016.
Please download the link below to view all club fixtures.

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

Fiona Hannan, ATC Head Basketball Coach

Cricket Report Week 4 Term 4

Another great day greeted Ambrose Treacy College students for the third Saturday of Term 4 junior club cricket. U9 and U10 teams played Round 3 matches and continue to impress with their skill set increasing week on week. The match of the Round was clearly the ATC U10 White clash with Valley Brumbies. In a very close encounter, ATC needed two runs to win with two deliveries remaining. The loss of a wicket on the penultimate delivery left ATC four runs adrift. The cool Taj Maunder calmly hit the final delivery of the match to the boundary to secure a well-earned Tie. Well done Taj. Well done boys. U11+ teams commenced Day 1 of Round 2 matches with most teams faring well and capable of taking the honours with a solid performance this week.
Notable performances were:
• Henri Trefeu 31 runs for ATC U9 Kildare v Wilston North Red
• Seb Gardiner 39 runs for ATC U10 Gold v Valley Foxes
• Kit Lilienstein 22* and 0/0 from 2 overs for ATC U11 Green v Valley Gold
• Sam Loch 40* and 2/1 for ATC U12 White v St Patricks Gold
• Zac Beachy-Head 3/11 (just missing a hat trick) for ATC U13 Blue v Wilston North Green
• Cullen Mayer 48* from 50 deliveries for ATC U14 Green v Albany Creek Eaglehawks

All fixtures have been emailed to parents by Team Managers and/or Age Group Coordinators. Please also find attached the ATC Season Draw, it is also important to check the Brisbane North Junior Cricket Association website on a weekly basis for any changes to the Draw or other pertinent information.
Match structure

Term 4 junior club cricket is played in a participation model within a competitive environment. Coaches will endeavour to provide all boys equal opportunity with bat and ball over the course of the season. U11 and U12 matches are played over two Saturdays in four 25 over blocks. Ideally, half the boys will bat the first Saturday whilst the other half will bat the second Saturday. Most often, more than half will bat the first Saturday, permitting some boys to bat both weeks. This will be monitored to ensure each boy bats a similar number of times over the season. When bowling, some boys will bowl more than others on the first Saturday but the coaches will look to even this up on the second Saturday. U13, U14 and U15 matches are played over two Saturdays requiring 55 overs to be bowled in a day and a compulsory close of innings should the batting team make it that far. Coaches will ensure all boys gain a bat during the ATC innings. Not every boy will bowl during the opposition first innings but coaches will provide opportunity for these boys to bowl in second innings when the chance arises.

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.

Coach availability
A number of ATC coaches are still at University and are about to enter end of year examinations. Many of these exams have been scheduled on Saturdays and I ask for your understanding and assistance whilst we manage resources over the next few weeks. It may be necessary for some parents to take a stronger lead on match day from time to time.

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 Mr Henschell.

Please see the link below to download results for Saturday 22 October.

Please see the link below to download the ATC Season fixtures.

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

Rugby Sevens Report Week 4 Term 4

Friday Night Lights
Congratulations to all students who participated in both formats of the Sevens competition last Friday night. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to see the Social competition but from all reports it was an outstanding night played in terrific spirits, I am sure it was a spectacle playing under lights for the first time on Jack Bowers. Across the board all games were very well contested and reports from coaching staff said everything that is being worked on at training is being implemented into games.

To those young men who played in the premier competition I have to thank you for the way you assisted the coaching staff before each game, this went a long way to helping the event run smoothly. It is always enjoyable starting the evening watching the Under 10 boys rip into the opposition and one another, the skill level, intent, and enthusiasm is there for everyone to see. I have been pleasantly surprised to see the development of all the boys particularly the Under 12 and Under 14 boys, each week there is a marked improvement.

As we reach the half way mark of the Sevens season I could not be happier with how training has been attended, numbers have been very good and intensity has been at a game level. This attitude and commitment towards every aspect of our rugby will be of huge benefit as we progress with our program. Finally, best of luck to all teams playing on Friday and to the Under 13 & 14 boys who have been selected to represent the College this Saturday 29 October in the Darling Downs Rugby Sevens competition at Scots PGC College. Keep up the good work gentleman.

Mr Kieran Moffat, Head of Rugby

Strength and Conditioning Report Week 4 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

Tennis Report Week 4 Term 4


This Sunday the ATC Open Championships will be played at Ambiwerra Tennis Centre beginning at 1.00pm. The fixture will be released prior to the weekend so all students will know when they need to arrive. Please contact me at if you have not registered your son for the championship.

All players are required to wear their ATC Tennis uniform and if you do not have the uniform they are available from The School Locker Oxley. The boys HPE uniform will suffice if you cannot get the tennis uniform in time.
Good luck to all those competing.

Mr Shane Koimans, Tennis Coordinator

Volleyball Report Week 4 Term 4

ATC took a clean sweep last week at The Gap Invitational with all 3 teams recording a win. Well done boys!
This week’s games are detailed below:
Year 7 (ATC 2) v Kelvin Grove 1 4.00-5.00pm Year 8 (ATC 1) v Gap 1 4.00-5.00pm
Year 9 v Kelvin Grove 2 @ 6.00-7.00pm
The bus will depart ATC at 3.15pm and will transport the Year 7 & 8 boys only. Should any Year 9 boys require transport to The Gap and back to ATC please let me know 24 hours in advance. Any boy who still does not have a jersey should see Mr Walker before Thursday afternoon.
Good luck this week.

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

The draw is also available by clicking here.

Mr Tim Walker, Volleyball coordinator