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Sport Report Week 5 Term 3

On Tuesday morning the Nudgee Junior Hall was pumping watching the Australians Women’s Rugby Sevens team, ‘The Pearls’ defeat New Zealand to win the Gold Medal at the Rio Olympics. I reckon that it will be a moment I remember for a long time as I was fortunate to share it with about 300 ATC boys and staff who came together to enjoy what was an outstanding game of rugby.

It has been a long time since I have seen such a clinical and convincing game of rugby played by an Australian rugby team in the international arena and for our boys it was great for them to see the results that can come from years of dedication, mental toughness, sacrifice and hard work. Sure, I could say that it was fantastic to see young men whole heartedly supporting women’s rugby, and it was. But that didn’t even factor into the equation for me, rather, our boys revelled in the quality of the sport, the pride of being Australian and the sheer joy of sharing it with their mates. I also reckon the ATC Rugby Sevens Season just got an extra kick start! Congratulations to the Pearls for being everything and more that is great about sport and being Australian!

We are approaching the end of the AFL season and for the Under 10 and Under 11 teams, they will be celebrating a great season after their final game as junior football teams do not have finals. Our Under 12 and Under 14 teams are both heading into the finals series. Best of luck to all of our AFL players for a strong finish to what has been a fantastic season. Best of luck boys!

On behalf of the Sport Department I would like to wish our talented musicians and vocalists the very best of luck for the Queensland Colleges Music Festival tonight and throughout the weekend. These events are a wonderful opportunity for students to bring to fruition the countless hours of personal practise, lessons and rehearsal required to be at our standard. We hope it is enjoyable and rewarding for all involved. Best of luck!!

Representative Sport
Congratulations to Charlie Cooper who represented Met West in the U15 Basketball Tournament at Runaway Bay last weekend. Met West won the tournament defeating Peninsula (Cairns) in a close fought Grand Final. Well done Charlie!

ATC Sport Education Evening No. 3
Save the Date: Wednesday August 24, 6.30pm in the chapel
Topic – Recovery and Managing your Body
More details to follow in next week’s newsletter.

For fast reference to this weekend’s sporting fixtures please follow the link to the dedicated FIXTURES tab in the newsletter.

Mr Dave Capra, Head of Sport and Activities

AFL Report – Week 5, Term 3

The smell of finals is in the air and our ATC AFL footballers are arriving just in time. Last weekend our Under 12 team showed that they meant business and pulled off a win against Sandgate, this weekend they take on Redcliffe in our last home game of the season and we wish them the best of luck. It would be great to see as many of our AFL families down there to support them on this day. Our Under 14s have well and truly secured their 4th place on the ladder and will definitely be taking part in the finals series. Please see below for details.
The success continues for our Under 11 team who are celebrating 3 wins in a row. It is also good to see our Under 10 team have played some of their best football of the season and will no doubt be keen to play in the Under 11 competition next year where they can officially keep the score.
Please remember that we need to return all our ATC Guernseys at the end of each season. This day will vary from team to team, our Under 10 and Under 11 teams will have their final game next Saturday 20th August and it is expected that all boys will return their Guernsey at the end of this game. Please pack a t shirt for your son to change in to.
Finals Fixtures: Youth Teams Only
 Under 12 Div 2 – Sunday 21 August – 8.30am at Calamvale Community College – 2533 Beaudesert Rd, Calamvale
 Under 14 Div 3 – Sunday 21 August – 12 noon at Calamvale – 2533 Beaudesert Rd, Calamvale

Schools Cup
Ambrose Treacy had another good win over State High last Wednesday. This week they have a break due to a forfeit from Padua. Their final round in this competition before finals is against Hillbrook and is a home game at Chelmer Sports. Please come along and show some school spirit to this team of young men.
Wednesday 10 August – Padua v ATC FORFEIT by Padua
Wednesday 17 August – ATC v Hillbrook @ Chelmer Sports – 4.30pm

U 13/14’s
ATC 9.8-62 def Pine Rivers 1.2-8
Sunday we travelled over to the north side to face off against Pine Rivers Swans for our second last game of the home and away season. Having convincingly beaten the side 2 times prior in the season they boys were ready to go. Coming out firing we kicked 6 goals in the first quarter to their none. Early in the second quarter our illustrious leader ‘Jazzy G’ went down with a lower back injury, this put a hold on the momentum we started with and the boys were kept goalless in the 2nd quarter. We chipped away at the score board, but with a lack of intensity from previous meetings, finishing the game with the win 62 – 8. Great game from Lachlan ‘Millsy’ Mills-Wynne and Lachlan ‘Zoshi’ Smith. The boys’ face off against Ipswich Cats this Friday night, it is it sure to be a fight in which the boys cannot rock up unprepared. We are short on numbers this week, so the coaches will be looking for all the boys to really step up to the plate as we finish of the season and move into finals time. Best of luck boys.

ATC 7.10-52 def Sandgate 2.4-16
Scott Meekin -Managers Comments
This week saw the Mighty under 12’s take on the Sandgate Hawks.
The score was 19 to 16 at half time and the ATC boys knew they had a game on their hands. Under the careful eye of the stand in coach Kristian Delaney, the boys needed to lift in the second half and did they ever. The half time comments from Kristian were inspiring and the boys knew exactly what was needed to be done, going into the second half. Across the paddock each individual player worked very hard to secure a 52/16 win over the improving Sandgate Hawks team. I will not pick any stand outs this week as all the boys were very good in their positions. As we near the semi-finals the coaching staff have this team poised for a positive final series. I encourage all boys to be available for the training sessions each week. We really need to acknowledge Kristian for his debut coaching stint and the tremendous effect he had over the boys. We welcome back Mr Pickering this week for a very important game against the Redcliffe Tigers at ATC on Sunday. Up the mighty ATC Warriors!

ATC 5.6-36 def Park Ridge 3.5-23
3 in a row. What a wonderful improvement from the last time we played Park Ridge. Last time they knocked us off by 7 goals, but this time around the ATC boys were focussed and on the ball from the opening bounce and gained a valuable win. The attack on the ball for the first 3 quarters was superb. With the loss of Toby at ¾ time due to injury caused a major reshuffle of the team. Park Ridge challenged the boys in the last quarter and they were able to respond and hold them off. Notable mentions this week to Tristen Meekin and Toby Rose, Oliver Clements and Gabe Shaw, Calum Bonner-Jarrett and Tim Craven. This week we play Ipswich Cats at Ipswich on Saturday morning. The game starts at 10:00am. It will take at least 30 minutes travel time. All players be there NO LATER THAN 9:30am. Let’s try and make it 4 in a row.

U 10’s
The Under 10’s put in a really strong performance on Friday night against Yeronga. All boys played well in our most complete team performance of the season. Will and Dominic kicked a couple of great goals in the first quarter, made possible by the blistering pace and well timed handballs of Francis. The significantly improved skills of the entire team were again on display throughout the game as players linked together handballs and kicked to the advantage of their team mates further up the ground. The team are also developing an ability to listen to coaching instructions during the breaks and attempt to make small changes on the field. Over-head marks were a key focus for the last quarter and Blake arguably took the best grab among a string of other nice plucks.

For complete ATC AFL Results please follow this link

This Weekend’s Fixtures
Follow the link below to download this weekends game times.

Best of luck to all our teams for this weekend.

Mrs Fiona Kearney, AFL Coordinator
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Athletics Report Week 5, Term 3

Eight ATC boys from Years 4 to 7 have been selected in the West Taylor Bridge District Athletics Team to compete as 10, 11 and 12 year olds at the MetWest Regional Track & Field Carnival in early September. Congratulations to Zac Beachy-Head (200m and 800m), Alex Griffiths (Long Jump), Hugo Hart (High Jump), Xavier Johnson (High Jump), Zach Smith (Shot Put), Dom Thygesen (Discus), Peter Ullman (100m, 200m and Tetrathlon) and Jem Woolcock (100m and 200m). Well done boys. Best wishes for the meet.

Whilst there is no District Carnival for ATC boys from Years 7 to 9 to compete as 13, 14 and 15 year olds, best times/distances from the Interhouse Athletics Carnival and training sessions are being submitted for possible selection in the Brisbane Independent District Team which will compete alongside our 10, 11 and 12-year-old boys at the MetWest Regional Track & Field Carnival in early September. Successful athletes will be advised as soon as named.

Training timetable:
Monday 3:10pm-4:30pm – Sprints at ATC for all Year groups
Tuesday 6:30am-7:45am – Sprints and Middle Distance at UQ for Years 5-9
Wednesday 3:10pm-4:30pm – Jumps at ATC for all Year groups
Thursday 3:30pm-5:00pm – Sprints, Middle Distance and Long Jump at UQ for all Year groups
Friday 2:00pm-3:00pm – Multi Events at ATC for Year 4
Friday 3:10pm-4:30pm – Throws and Jumps at ATC for Years 5-9
The QCIS Track & Field Championship will be conducted at UQ on Tuesday, 13 September 2016. It is important that all boys who placed in events at the ATC Interhouse Carnival, WTB Carnival and/or selected Athletics as a Term 3 sport, attend training in the weeks leading up to this event so that the College can field the strongest team possible to take on our QCIS colleagues in the final meet of the Term.

Mr Brett Henschell, Acting Athletic Performance Coordinator

Aquatics – Week 5, Term 3

Swimming News
This weekend will see the ATC swimming club attend its first meet for the 2016/17 swimming season. The club run short course meet will be held at All Saints Anglican College on the Gold Coast. These early season competitions are all held in 25m pools and are a lead in to the 25m pool state championships that will be held in a couple of weeks. We have 18 swimmers attending this meet and look forward to seeing some great results as reward for the winter training that these swimmers have completed.

Become A Member Of ATC Swimming Club
The new swimming season has arrived and membership of the ATC swimming club is open for all swimmers. Membership of this club will allow the swimmers to attend Swimming Queensland sanctioned meets and greatly improve their racing skills as we move through the swimming season. Club swimming’s main season operates September to April each year and provides more time for progression than the school based season that operates in Term 1 only. We strongly advise that swimmers should be involved in both structures for continued competitive improvement.

Learn To Swim
For those with younger children or children simply needing to improve their stroke we have limited spaces available in our lessons after school at 3.30 and 4.00pm.
This is a good chance to secure a lesson time before the return of summer swimming at ATC.

Water polo
Water Polo training starts next Tuesday morning 16 August from 6.30am to 8.00am. The boys will be playing in the club competition run by Water Polo Qld. At this stage we are still looking for a few more players in each team so if you are interested in playing but did not put your name down, please contact Mr Paul Jones at

Triathlon training starts next week at the pool. Please note that training is on Monday and Wednesday mornings (not Thursday as previously advertised). We apologise for any issues this change creates. Mr Graham Fidler is the triathlon coach.
 6.00am – 8.00am – 10 & 11 Year Olds – transition training – swim & run equipment required 12 Years and above – swim, bike and run gear required
 6.00am – 8.00am – 10 & 11 Year Olds – swim, bike and run equipment required 12 Years and above – swim. Bike and run gear required

A specific triathlon bike is not essential, a mountain bike or BMX bike is sufficient to participate in this program. If you are looking for information about suitable bikes, please talk to Mr Fidler at training. We will be attending some triathlons as a team and dates will be made available in the near future.
For any enquiries regarding any of the above activities please contact me via email.

Mr Paul Jones, Aquatics Coordinator

Basketball Report, Week 5 Term 3

ATC Basketball had an exciting week of games with two wins to our name and two of our teams (U15A and U17) going down in two and three point losses respectively. It has been impressive to watch our young men battle out each possession with such enthusiasm and good sportsmanship. Well done boys!
Our Year 5 and Year 6 teams have also seen some great improvement with much closer score lines and our boys giving their best every week. Congratulations to all players.

Please see the link below to download this week’s fixtures.

Results and coaches awards
Congratulations to our award winners this week, Noah 5A’s, Ethan 5B’s, Ryan 5C’s, Jack 5D’s, Cameron 6A’s, Tom 6B’s and Matt 6C’s for showing the courage of an Irish Warrior. See the full details of their awards and the SWM Pirates Awards via the “Basketball Results & Coaches Awards” link below.

Fiona Hannan, ATC Head Basketball Coach

Cricket Report Week 5, Term 3

Twelve ATC boys attended the first West Taylor Bridge 12 years and under cricket trial at BBC on Monday and all performed very well and, importantly, represented the College well. Congratulations to Reily Allan, Dane Ball, Zac Beachy-Head, Ryan Forrester, Kyle Jones, Sam Loch, Harrison Ott and Dom Thygesen on being chosen to attend the second trial this coming Monday at BBC where the final team will be selected. More than 60 boys from schools around the district attended the first trial and for 8 of our boys to make the cut of 24 is a great achievement. Best wishes for next week.

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. Whilst our Term 4 cricket season does not commence until early October, the timetable below lists some important information.

By Sunday 14 August 2016 – Notification to ATC by parents of boys in Years 4 to 9 currently at other schools to play cricket in Term 4 2016 via the following link: New to sign on to ATC please register here.

By Friday 19 August 2016 – Registration process via playcricket for all boys playing U9 and U10 Term 4 junior club cricket – this would be all current Year 3 boys and current Year 4 boys with a birth date later than 31 August 2006 (unless previously identified to play U11) Link to the Playcricket website

Monday 22 August 2016 to Monday 12 September 2016 (four consecutive weeks) 3:30pm-4:45pm – 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) 3:30pm-4:45pm – Pre-season training for all boys currently at other schools in Years 4 to 9
Friday 26 August 2016 to Friday 16 September 2016 (four consecutive weeks) 6:45am-8:00am – Optional pre-season training for boys currently at ATC in Years 4 to 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 U13 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
Tuesday 4 October 2016 – In-season training commences (days TBA)
Saturday 8 October 2016 – Term 4 junior club cricket fixtures commence (every Saturday until 3 December 2016)
Saturday 8 October 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).

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 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). 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

Rugby Report, Week 5, Term 3

For most of us we were able to enjoy the weekend off from school rugby. This week sees us back in full swing as we play an old rugby foe, St Joseph’s Gregory Terrace. This week is ‘Rivalry Round’ and all of our efforts at training will be driven towards putting our best foot forward this weekend against a school firmly entrenched in rugby history. On Saturday we will have a full card of rugby. Starting at 8.00am our Under 11 champions will kick off proceedings and then be followed by the Under 12 boys who will be looking to continue their good form this year. Rounding out the day with what should be two outstanding games is the Under 13 and Under 14 age groups.

Fill the Hill
Gregory Terrace are a very strong rugby college and it is going to take every bit of support from our ATC community to get our boys across the line. I could not think of anything better than ‘filling the hill’ this weekend and having our supporters screaming all day for the BlueWhiteGreen

Met West Rugby

Joel Parlane and Reily Allan – Congratulations to these young men who competed brilliantly last week for the Under 12 Met West Rugby team. I am sure it was an experience they won’t forget and we look forward to seeing them run on home soil this weekend.

Please see the link below to download this weekend’s fixtures for ‘Fill the Hill’.

Volunteers Needed
We need your kind help again on the canteen. Our service and hospitality is renowned amongst other schools so please volunteer some time before or after your son’s game to help make our competitors feel the warmth of the ATC community. Follow the Volunteerlocal link

Mr Kieran Moffat, Head of Rugby