With most teams playing a minimum of ten fixtures and some up to as many as twenty games during the season, it has been great to see the enthusiasm and effort perpetuate throughout the last two terms. I would also like to thank the coaches, particularly the teaching and support staff for their dedication and enthusiasm for our boys. As with all sports, rugby would not be a possibility without their quality input. A big congratulations and thank you to Mr Kieran Moffat as well. In his first year in charge of our rugby program he has brought a rigour and sophistication to the sport that we have not previously seen and the improvement in our boys and the quality in their play throughout the year has been a direct result of his energy and efforts. Finally, thank you to parents for your support of both the boys and program throughout the year. I often say that the partnership between parents and staff for the good of our boys is a wonderful part of ATC life and rugby in 2016 has been no exception. For those playing this weekend, I wish you the best of luck!
Mt Hutt Ski Trip – July 2017
Next year we will again for offering a ski trip to New Zealand for ATC boys. We have been able to negotiate a quality ski and adventure package for a very competitive price and we are looking forward to taking a large group of boys from Year 7 to Year 10 next year. Please check out the flyer below for more information. The ski trip has been a great experience for many years at our College and we are looking at offering a trip every second year into the future.
The triathlon season kicked of this week with a large number of boys braving the cool weather to begin running, riding and swimming in preparation for the season ahead. Mr Graham Fidler has been joined by Mr Paul Toon (ATC Counsellor), as well as assistant coach Andrew and will be offering a quality program across different ages and ability levels. With up to 4 years of triathlon experience, diehards like Mitch Densley, Robert Stringer, Tom Kearney, Calum Barter and Hayden Melrose-Keys in particular are looking forward to a big season ahead. The focus event for 2016 is the All Schools Triathlon at Kawana in mid Term 4, with all boys aiming for selection in the Met West Team which will compete at the State Titles in February next year. Best of luck for a great season!
This Sunday will see our Youth AFL teams head into the preliminary final round. Both games will be held at Calamvale Community College at 8.30am and 12.00pm. We wish the boys and coaches the very best of luck for a great finals campaign!
Sport Staffing Update
As I have previously mentioned, there has been some movement in the Sport Department over the past few weeks and I would like to advise you of a couple of changes over the coming months:
Shane Koimans – will be taking over as Acting Head of Sport and Activities whilst I am in the Acting Dean of
Paul Jones – has been offered a scholarship to attend a two week coaching course in America during Week 9 and 10 of term. Only four Australian coaches were selected, which is a real credit to Paul and a wonderful opportunity for both Paul and for our swimmers on his return! Fiona Kearney – is moving permanently into the Strength and Conditioning role once Paul returns from America. Meryl Bennett – who will be joining us as the ATC Swim School Coordinator, beginning unofficially next week and officially in Week 9.
At this point of the year and as I move into another role for the short term I would like to acknowledge all of the core ATC Sport Staff, particularly Mrs Anne-Marie Champion, Mr Brett Henschell, Mr Paul Jones, Mrs Fiona Kearney and Mr Kieran Moffat for their tireless work to provide a quality sporting program for our boys. Without their dedication, enthusiasm and creativity, the opportunities for our boys would not be possible.
ATC Sport Education Evening No. 3 – Recovery and Managing your Body
Next Wednesday 24 August at 6.30pm we will be holding our third sport education evening in the Chapel for all members of our school community. Following on from the Nutrition and Sport Psychology topics from the last two events our focus for next Wednesday will be on “Recovery and Managing your body”. Mr Bob Blumke and Mr Adam Walker, two senior Physiotherapists from AllSports Indooroopilly will be presenting to us the importance of being proactive on prevention of injuries and also how to manage both physical load and injuries once they have occurred. Please feel very welcome to come along and join us from 6.30pm in the chapel. No RSVP is necessary
Best of luck to everyone for a great weekend of Sport!
Mr Dave Capra, Head of Sport and Activities
AFL Report – Week 6 Term 3
It is pleasing to announce that after last weekend’s games both our youth teams have made it to the first round of finals. Congratulations to all involved, your hard work and dedication has paid off. It is never easy to get a team to any round in finals and the coaches should also feel proud of their role in this achievement. Finals is an exciting component of AFL and we welcome as much support on the day to the games as possible. So please wear your blue green and white and bring your loud voice for cheering the teams on. We are fortunate that both teams are playing at Calamvale, please see the attached Fixtures page for all details. We wish all involved the very best of luck on Sunday.
This Saturday is the final game for our U10 and U11 teams, the boys have improved dramatically as the season has unfolded. If you would like to see for yourself, please come and watch the boys play on Saturday morning at either Wests Juniors or Jindalee. Parents please remember to bring along a shirt for your son as all Guernseys are required to be handed to the team manager at the end of the game.
Junior Schools Cup – Wednesday August 17
Hillbrook 7.6.48 d ATC 5.4.34
Yesterday afternoon the Irish Warriors had their first home game at Chelmer and came up against Hillbrook Anglican College. The first quarter was a tight tussle with us going into the quarter time break with a lead of 5 points. The second and third quarters saw Hillbrook gain the lead and kick away. The fourth quarter was again tight and the Warriors were able to get to within 8 points, unfortunately going down by 14 points at the final siren.
That is the end of the minor round and we are awaiting results from other matches to find out our final placing. A top 2 finish is not out of the question which would mean a grand final berth.
Primary Schools Cup – today
The results from today’s clash was ATC 60 – Algester State School 0. Well done to all team members!
Ipswich 8.6-54 d ATC 6.3-39
Well what a game on Friday night, unfortunately we let Ipswich get away from us in the first quarter, allowing them to get four goals ahead. While we outscored Ipswich for the remaining three quarters, we couldn’t bridge the gap. The boys should know now if they play at their best for four quarters, they can match it with any of the remaining teams in the division. A special mention to Finn Lentz who was clearly our best player on the night.
It was a fine way to end the home and away season, making it five in a row heading into finals this week. It is a testament to these boys that they are in a position to play finals football, as I believe six weeks ago, no one other than ATC gave us a chance. When we got placed in Div 2 we were faced with a 3 game deficit to make up. The boys knew this, however all had the one goal in mind and that was to make the finals this season. Watching the boys really rally behind each other, especially in the last 5 weeks, has really been a pleasure to be a part of.
Vincent Ngo had a fantastic game on Sunday, he gained possession of the ball and took off like a jet a number of times creating opportunities for us going forward. Nic Lawrence was fantastic across half back in the first half and in the guts for the second, and kicked 3 great goals. Jack Brennan hit great form finishing the game with a handful of goals and was switched on from the first siren. Thank you to all of the parent helpers and supporters. I am sure everyone was envious of Nat, scoring the best seat in the house to do the timekeeping. Also, a mighty effort from our favourite runner, Steve Brennan, who despite feeling crook for unknown reasons delivered a monster amount of messages.
ATC 8.7-55 d Ipswich 2.1-13
4 in a row. After packing our lunch, filling the cars up and making our way out to Amberley to play against a determined and hardworking Ipswich Cats. This game was the epitome of teamwork at its best. The biggest problem leading into the game was focus, especially as a RAAF Hercules was taking off in the background. With the introduction of the Gold game and the promise of match payments, and deductions for not listening, sharpened the boys focus. Once again we got off to a good start with Cormac, Miki and Harry working well in the forward line. By half time we had built up a good lead, but not one to rest on.
To their credit, the Ipswich boys came out hard in the third quarter and were able to get a couple of goals themselves. After a quick reshuffle and refocus, the ATC boys dominated the final quarter with all boys putting in an incredible effort.
This week marks our final game for the season. We are playing the Pineapples at Jindalee. Game starts at 12:30, be there at 12:00 for warm up. Playing jumpers will be collected after the game, so please ensure the boys have a shirt to get changed into. Our break up party is on Saturday as well at River Rocks at the conclusion of the game.
The boys played their last home game for the year last week on an absolutely magnificent evening for football. It was a very evenly matched contest against Sherwood, a team with many skilful players. The boys were cheered on by a fairly vocal crowd, led by Mr Hassett who came down to support a number of students from his class. As we approach the final game of the season, all the players can be very proud of the dramatic improvements they have made and the way they have competed for ATC.
For complete ATC AFL Results and Fixtures go to this page
Please see the link below to download this weekend’s fixtures.
Mrs Fiona Kearney, AFL Coordinator
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Athletics Report Week 6, Term 3
Forty nine boys attended the ATC Squad Relay Event on Monday afternoon. Four teams of mixed Year levels vied to accumulate points across Long Jump, 60m Sprint, Shot Put and Vortex. There were some strong results and personal achievements during the afternoon but the team led by Dominic Tamburin (Year 9) and William Percival-Hayes (Year 8) emerged victorious. It was a fun afternoon of activity to break up the regular training grind and finished off with a BBQ in front of the Jack Bowers Canteen. Well done boys. My sincere thanks to Mrs Champion, Mrs Mortlock, Mr Rob Andrews, Mr Matt Andrews and Mr Lane for their assistance to make the event possible.
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 Inter-House Athletics Carnival and training sessions have been submitted for possible selection in the Brisbane Independent District Team which will compete alongside our 10, 11 and 12 year old boys at the Met West Regional Track & Field Carnival in early September. Successful athletes will be advised as soon as named.
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 Inter-house 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.
Brett Henschell, Acting Athletic Performance Coordinator
Aquatics – Week 6 Term 3
Swimming Staff News
Over the next couple of weeks, we look forward to welcoming Meryl Bennett into the role of swim school coordinator as Fiona Kearney moves into a permanent Strength and Conditioning role across all sports in the College.
The ATC swimming club travelled to the Gold Coast on the weekend to compete at the All Saints Anglican College Swim Meet. We were very impressed with the quality of the racing given this was our first meet of the season. Congratulations to the following swimmers who won medals. Nicole Choo, Olivia Choo, James Ellis, Kiara Geers, Maddie Geers, Tim Geers, Mia Kearney, Tom Kearney, Josiah Wells and Dan Woodrow. We wish these swimmers and others competing in the Qld Short Course Championships in two weeks all the best.
Become a member of the ATC Swimming Club
The new swimming season has arrived and membership in the ATC swimming club is open for all swimmers. Membership in this club will allow the swimmers to attend Swimming Queensland sanctioned swim meets. Regular competition at organised swim meets will greatly improve their racing skills as we move through the swimming season. The main club swimming season operates September to April each year and provides significant time for progression. The school based season that operates in Term 1 only, offers a team based, school oriented swimming program. Given the brief nature of this season, we strongly advise that swimmers should be involved in both structures for continued competitive improvement.
It is great to see the number of swimmers already training through this winter period. We will be taking squad bookings in week 8, Monday August 29. To confirm a place in the squad we ask you to nominate the days you will train in Term 4 via the email address below. This is essential in managing the numbers in the busy period of the swimming season.
Learn to Swim
If you are currently attending lessons in Term 3 you are invited to rebook now for Term 4 before we open our books. Please see either Paul or Fiona at the pool to confirm your booking. We will be asking for upfront payment for Term 4 in order to secure places.
Water Polo training started this week. We are holding a COME AND TRY morning next Tuesday 23 August at 6.30 am, there will be small breakfast provided after the training to all boys who attend. Any boy (Year 5- Year 9) who has not signed up and is interested in joining a team is invited to come and try water polo at training (no playing experience is needed however boys need to be confident swimmers). The boys will be playing in the club competition run by Water Polo Qld. The games are played on Saturday afternoons for the duration of Term 4 and 5 weeks at the beginning of Term 1 next year. We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible next Tuesday.
Triathlon training got off to a great start this week with record numbers across all ages. It is good to see so many new faces to the sport and many of the more experienced boys back as well.
There is a lot to learn in a sport that crosses 3 disciplines and I am sure in the weeks to come all students will see vast improvement in their running, swimming and biking on the wind trainers.
Monday 6am – 8am: 10 and 11 Year olds – transition training – swim & run equipment required 12 years and above – swim, bike and run gear required
Wednesday 6am – 8 am: 10 and 11 Year Olds – swim, bike & run equipment required 12 Years and above – swim, bike & 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 on the Aquatics program please don’t hesitate to email me.
Mr Paul Jones, Aquatics Coordinator
Basketball Report, Week 6 Term 3
The ATC Junior School Basketball Teams had a week off from games last week but the mighty Warrior teams playing in the Pirates Club Competition played with enormous enthusiasm with some very good results. Congratulations to these players who won the Coaches Awards for Week 5.
Junius Arnold – for a fantastic effort in defence, intercepting passes and causing the other team to turn the ball over.
Ethan Fredericks – for competing at high intensity and listening to coaches instructions
Jonte Roberts – for taking the leadership role in the receiver position and distributing the ball well to team mates
Sebastian Silanesu – for running the lanes and listening to coaches instructions
Charlie Cooper – for creating for his teammates and leading by example
The ATC Year 7, 8 and 9 School Basketball teams begin their campaigns with games this weekend, good luck to our senior boys!
To view the awards,results and this weekend’s fixtures please follow the links below.
Fiona Hannan, ATC Head Basketball Coach
Cricket Report Week 6, Term 3
Eight ATC boys attended the final West Taylor Bridge 12 years and under cricket trial at BBC on Monday. Congratulations to Ryan Forrester on his selection in the team to attend the Met West trials next month. Congratulations also to Zac Beachy-Head and Dom Thygesen on their selection as shadow players in case of withdrawals in the lead up to the trials. Best wishes to these boys on the next part of the journey.
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 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 me.
Mr Brett Henschell, Cricket Coordinator
Rugby Report Week 6 Term 3
Jack Bowers Oval put on a picture perfect day as all teams were greeted to a perfectly prepared pitch and boisterous support from both sides of the fence. The Under 11 boys shot out of the gates early with a few good wins to the Green, Blue, and B teams getting our rivalry round off to a great start. It is always a great sight to see these young men take the field and what is more impressive is the way they support each other on and off the field. The sound of the college song after a win will see boys come from anywhere and everywhere to get involved, at times sprinting from song to song depending how the results went.
The Under 12 teams competed gallantly all day, playing to the very end whistle as we have come to expect of these gentlemen. The Under 12B team hung on for a stirring victory, holding Terrace out after repeated raids on their own try-line. The game was set up by a player, playing in his first year of rugby. As many in the side and school this year, the development has been tremendous to see, every week each player grows in confidence in his own ability and the ability of those around him.
The Under 13 boys came up against a very strong Gregory Terrace team and knew immediately they were in for a tough battle. The boys were shell-shocked after Terrace got off to a flyer and were never able to regain any momentum. A timely reminder that games are not always won on the playing field but are won through hard work away from the field. If I have learnt anything from the season to date, these gentlemen will be back with vengeance looking to do what they do best.
The Under 14 boys were excited about the opportunity to play against another large Rugby program and make amends for a disappointing day against Nudgee College. They did this and more, putting on a Rugby clinic for those that stayed behind to watch. This is a team that has been guilty in the past of being inconsistent on the paddock, but on their day can compete with the best Rugby programs. Congratulations on getting back to business in fine fashion.
Special mention must go to our Under 13B and 14B teams. As I looked through the roster of both teams I noticed more than half of the students had not played rugby before this year. Many of the students came across from other codes and not for one minute looked out of place on the hallowed ATC Rugby fields. In the end both teams went down in close encounters but it wasn’t through a lack of trying, a little more polish and experiences and the result is very different. I look forward to the years to come with this steely attitude.
For most of us this coming weekend will be the last of out fifteen aside Rugby. Unfortunately, it will not be a full round, games previously confirmed with The Southport School have been cancelled due to circumstances that were out of our control. To all those gentlemen playing good luck and as usual leave it all on the field.
For those students that are not playing this weekend it is highly encouraged that you make time to get down to watch your fellow team mates play. We are a Rugby community and we are all team mates. See you on Jack Bowers Ovals.
ATC Mid-Week Games
The Under 14 boys will travel to Toowoomba next Thursday August 25 to play TACAPS. A bus will be provided for those boys, leaving Ambrose Treacy College at 2.15pm and arrive back at the college at 6.45pm.
The Under 13 boys will be playing in a QRU Sevens competition on Friday August 26. A squad will be selected after a training session on Tuesday afternoon. Parents and students will be notified accordingly. The ATC bus will be leaving Ambrose Treacy College at 8.00am and returning to the College at 3.30pm.
Canteen Volunteers Needed for Saturday August 13
Please follow this link to volunteer http://njc.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/?id=17309
Mr Kieran Moffat, Head of Rugby