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Sport Report Week 6 Term 4

Congratulations to Mr Bruce Dick and Mr Shane Koimans for running a very successful and enjoyable inaugural tennis tournament on the weekend. All reports indicate that the tennis played was of a high standard (despite sweltering conditions) and that the students from all QCIS schools enjoyed the opportunity to compete and socialise with each other.

QCIS Tennis Tournament

This weekend’s tournament in Toowoomba will see the QCIS Tennis Cup decided for 2016, and with ATC sitting in second place behind Downlands College who have the home town advantage, the ATC boys will need to rise to the occasion against the locals!

Queensland Combined Independent Schools (QCIS) in 2017

Last week we held a review for the QCIS association and reflected on our first year and planned for 2017 and the years beyond. As a foundation school in the association we couldn’t be more pleased with the opportunities that it has afforded our students and are excited by the growth of the association into the future. Included in this newsletter edition is the draft calendar for QCIS for 2017 for your information. Whilst QCIS sporting events only make up a small percentage of what we do as a College, they are an important part of the growth of our sporting program and are key in developing a culture of healthy interschool competition with like-minded schools. Please take a moment to have a look at the opportunities that are available for our students in 2017.


As anticipate the ATC boys performed admirably on Sunday at the All Schools Triathlon Championships at Kawana. In very warm conditions the boys rose to the occasion and put all the hard work from training into competition on the day. Of the 32 entrants from ATC, 10 will go on to represent Met West in the State Titles next February in Hervey Bay. ATC will have the most number of students from a single school represented in this event. The event on the weekend was also the Age Championships for Triathlon for ATC.

Congratulations to the following age champions:
9 years
1st Oliver Fay
2nd Aidan Brennan

10 years
1st Sebastian McCormack
2nd Sam Kearney
3rd Joseph Drane

11 years
1st Alexander Prain

12 years
1st Timothy Geers
2nd Patrick Milne
3rd Thomas Lally

13 years
1st Thomas Kearney
2nd Mitchell Densley
3rd Robert Stringer

14 years
1st Joshua Nowland
2nd Calum Barter
3rd Lauchlan Gibson

15 years
1st Joshua Groenland

Semester One 2017 Sport Selections

The time of year is upon us again where we need to ask boys and families to make decisions about the sports that they would like to play in the next semester at ATC. Whilst Term 1 and Term 2 may feel like they are a long time away, we need to work backwards from the end of Semester One to ensure that we can provide great sporting opportunities for the boys of ATC. I would ask that parents take the time to make decisions with their sons about the sports they wish to play in 2017 and fill in the ‘pink form’ that will be sent home with every student at the College.
These forms will be distributed on Monday 14 November and will be due back on Wednesday 23 November.
Best of luck to all of our sportsmen this weekend.
Warriors go Brach!

Mr Dave Capra, Head of Sport and Activities

Aquatics Report – Week 6 Term 4

Swimming Meet
Last Sunday, 24 swimmers represented the ATC Swim Club at the City of Ipswich Swim Meet. The swimmers performed very well with many personal best performances recorded. Congratulations go to Ben Bunzli, Xavier Cuolahan, Hannah Fredericks, Jack Fredericks, Zach McArdle, Jack Scott, Ava Seton, Jude Seton and Daniel Woodrow who all recorded podium finishes on the day. These meets are lead up meets to the QLD Swimming State Championships held in mid-December. The swimmers are in hard training at this stage of the season and we look forward to the upcoming meets where we should see the swimmers gain the rewards from the training that they have completed.

Swimming Club
Tonight is the last swimming club night for this term held at the ATC pool, starting at 6pm. This is a great opportunity for everyone, whether they are competitive or recreational swimmers to come and join some swimming races. It is a very enjoyable night where the swimmers have time to race and socialise with their friends. The aim of swimming club is to improve your times each week and learn some of skills involved with swimming racing.

ATC swim club team

Holiday Swimming
The swimming program will break for 2 weeks over the Xmas school holidays. The program will stop on December 17 and return on Tuesday January 3. If you are interested in any holiday swimming, please email for further information. All students are welcome to join the program if they are available during the holiday period.
Swimming for Cross Training
Swimming is one of the best activities for cross training for other sports. The benefits are
• Low impact
• Cardio vascular improvement
• Whole body strength gains

The ATC Swimming Program is supporting other sports in the College by providing swimming as a cross training activity for boys who may be focussing on other sporting activities. The swimming program operates 50 weeks of the year and can work in conjunction with your main sport or as an off season way to maintain your fitness. All boys at the College are welcome to come and try a swimming session to see the benefits they will get from swimming.

Lost Property
We are currently holding many lost property item at the pool, if your son is missing anything please check before the end of Week 7, after this time all items will be donated.

Water Polo
Players Wanted – we have a fantastic opportunity for boys to play in state wide Water Polo carnival.
ATC has entered a team of boys in the Under 14 State Competition, this Carnival is held in Brisbane from December 9 -11 December.

It is a great opportunity for skill development and experience playing in a 3-day competition. We are currently looking for 3 or 4 boys to join this team; no previous experience is necessary. We have 2 very skilled coaches and a great team of boys. Any interested player is welcome to come and join a training session on Tuesday mornings 6.30am -8.00am. Please note boys must be born in 2003 or 2004. Any further enquires please email Fiona at

Games this weekend, Saturday November 12
ATC Under 14 – BYE
ATC Under 15 v Sun Coast 2, 10.40am at Valley Pool (Street end) Please arrive at 10.00am

Games next weekend, Saturday 19 November
ATC Under 14 v River City, 1.20pm at All Hallows’ Pool
ATC Under 15 v Barras 2, 11.20am at Valley Pool
As always, please advise if your son is unable to play.

Mr Paul Jones, Aquatics Coordinator

Basketball Report Week 6 Term 4

ATC Club Basketball End of Season Awards Breakfast
Sunday 20 November
ATC School Pool
Pancakes and drinks will be provided.
BYO Bathers, Sunscreen and Towel
Parents please suit up in your swimming gear as we hope to play an Adults v Kids Water Polo game after the presentations!

Basketball Skills session are still on offer for all students!
Tuesday 7.00am – 8.00am ATC Courts – 3on3 competition for senior players and skill development for junior players
Friday 7.00am 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 6 Term 4

The first taste of summer heat arrived on Saturday and ATC boys battled hard despite some teams being short on numbers due to QCIS tennis commitments and illness. U9 and U10 teams played Round 5 matches, U11 and above teams commenced Round 3 matches, and Development teams had their first competitive match hosting TACAPS.

U9 teams had a great day out, showing the heat could not stop them, recording three wins from the four fixtures played. Come on U9 Clare. Everyone is cheering for you to record a win before the end of Term. You’re not far off! U10 teams came up against some tough opposition and were successful in only one of five fixtures played. Keep working hard boys. There is still four weeks left to play. U10 Green, we’re cheering for you too! Year 4/5 and Year 6/7 Development teams gave their all on Saturday afternoon against TACAPS teams that were too good on the day. Up the mountain we go this Saturday for a return bout. Most teams in U11-U15 are well positioned and are capable of recording a win with a strong second day.
Notable performances were:
• Jasper Cowie 33 runs for ATC U9 Meath v Ferny Green
• Charlie Stewart-Koster 45 runs for ATC U10 Red v Valley Goannas
• Isaac Barnes-Cleary 51* for ATC U11 White v Toombul Green
• Dane Ball 50* for ATC U12 White v St Patricks Gold
• Sami Walsh 31* for ATC U13 Blue v Wilston North Green
• Cullen Mayer 3/8 from 7 overs for ATC U14 Green v Albany Creek Eaglehawks
• Connor McCarthy 36 runs for ATC V Wilston North Gold

All fixtures have been emailed to parents by Team Managers and/or Age Group Coordinators. Please check the Brisbane North Junior Cricket Association website on a weekly basis for any changes to the Draw or other pertinent information. Please note – there is a change of venue for ATC U15 Blue this Saturday, 12 November 2016.

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.

End of season
Players and parents are reminded that Term 4 junior club cricket fixtures will be played right up to Saturday 3 December 2016, despite the ATC school year concluding 25 November 2016. Please make sure you are available for Saturday 26 November 2016 and Saturday 3 December 2016 so that your team is not forced to play short or forfeit.

Coach availability
A couple of ATC coaches have University examinations this Saturday and it may be necessary for some parents to take a stronger lead on match day. I ask for your understanding and assistance whilst we manage resources.

Representative honours
Seven ATC boys have been chosen in Brisbane North representative teams for carnivals to be played during the summer holidays. Congratulations to Jack Hewson and Reynhardt Smit (U14 Development Team), Owen Griffin (U13 State Championship Team) and Sam Loch, Dane Ball, Patrick Keyser and Ryan Forrester (U12 Development Teams). Well done boys. The entire ATC cricket cohort wishes you well for these carnivals.

Cricket Gear
Whilst the College provides ample cricket gear for 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 however, Fletcher Cricket has stock available for purchase during team training and skills sessions.

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 (there is a financial and time commitment necessary and thus will not suit everyone). 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
Good luck to luck to all this Saturday. Have fun!

Please see the link below to download results for Saturday 4 November.

Please download the link below to view the ATC Season fixtures.
Please check the training timetable to confirm your son’s commitments to cricket in 2016.

Mr Brett Henschell, Cricket Coordinator

Rugby Sevens Report Week 6 Term 4

Congratulations on another successful week of Sevens, we had a number of wins on and off the field that we can all be proud of. Friday saw the mighty Under 10’s go head to head in a number of games throughout the night and all friendships were left on the sidelines for the 14 mins as fierce competition took over. All games were well contested with a number going down to the wire.
I would also like to mention a couple of the other teams in our Rugby program. The Under 12 Social and Premier program over the last couple of weeks have been playing a great brand of rugby and one that has been enjoyable to watch. What has impressed me the most, has been their attitude on the field. The character these gentleman show is a credit to your College, Coaches, and Parents.
In the same regard the Under 14 Rugby teams have to be commended for your attitude with some young men being asked to play 3 and 4 games each Friday night. While the results have not always gone our way these gentlemen continue to turn up and play to the very last whistle week in week out. The resilient nature is great to see.
I ask all ATC Rugby men to keep these high standards as we head into the final two rounds of the Sevens season. Good luck and I will see you there.

Mr Kieran Moffat, Head of Rugby

Strength and Conditioning Report Week 6 Term 4

It is pleasing to see the increasing numbers at the gym to take part in our strength and conditioning program.
There are many reasons why S & C is important for your son.
1. Injury Prevention is probably the most important reason to be involved in strength and conditioning. Addressing muscle imbalances and strengthening ligaments and tendons will help to prevent injury
2. Flexibility will also be addressed in this program and is vital in injury prevention
3. Increase in Energy as a result of more power, strength and endurance
4. Improved sleep patterns as a result of regular exercise
5. Improvements to mental health as a result of greater self-confidence and self-esteem

The list is endless when it comes to the benefits of a strength and conditioning program. I cannot emphasise enough that these benefits apply to all boys, whether they are involved in sport or not. All exercises can be modified according to ability and it is personal progress that is most important here.
We have 3 express programs designed for lunch time breaks in order to cater for boys who can attend at this session. PE uniform is not essential for this short break however some deodorant in their bag might not go astray for the afternoon classes.
For any further information, please contact me on the

Opening Hours
Please download the link below to view the ATC Gym Timetable

Mrs Fiona Kearney – Strength and Conditioning Coordinator

Tennis Report Week 6 Term 4

Another great day of Tennis for all on Saturday as ATC competed in the first QCIS Tennis tournament against Scots College, TACAPS, Brigidine College, Concordia College and Downlands College. Our Open division and some intermediate players travelled to Tennyson to play whilst the remainder of our intermediate players and juniors battled it out at Ambiwerra.

In stifling conditions players represented themselves extremely well with great hard fought tennis a feature all morning. ATC travel to Toowoomba this weekend to compete in the 2nd round of the QCIS Tennis Tournament, we will be departing the college at 7.00am for a 9.00am start. Parents are welcome to take their son’s to the venue if they wish.
Once again we look forward to a great day of Tennis hosted by TACAPS.

Mr Shane Koimans, ATC Tennis Coordinator

Volleyball Report Week 6 Term 4

The Gap Volleyball Tournament will finish up next week, our ATC teams are currently sitting:
Year 7 (ATC 2) – 4th Junior Boys
Year 8 (ATC 1) – 1st Junior Boys
Year 9 (ATC) – 4th Intermediate Boys
This is a great result for all teams, especially our Year 8 team who have played some consistent volleyball to be sitting on top of the table.

Games this Thursday, 10 November are as follows:
Year 7 (ATC 2) – 4.00pm v Gap 1
Year 8 (ATC 1) – 4.00pm v Kelvin Grove 1
Year 9 (ATC) – 5.00pm v Gregory Terrace 2
The buses will depart ATC at 3.15pm and will return after the Year 9 boys game at 6.15pm to Kenmore and 6.20pm to ATC.

Good luck to all teams this week, let’s see if we can bring home some podium finishes.
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