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Sport Report Week 7 Term 3

What a contrast in emotions for our two AFL sides after their semi-finals on the weekend. Our Under 12’s took on Park Ridge in the morning quietly confident of a victory after storming their way into the finals series with six wins on the trot. Unfortunately, it wasn’t to be and the boys left the ground wondering what could have been. In complete contrast our Under 14 side took on Ipswich a team they had not beaten all season and only lost to them last week by 15 points.

The boys lifted for the occasion and were able to run away with the win by 43 points. It was great to see both teams make it to finals and to have a side still representing ATC throughout the finals series is testament to the hard work the players, coaches and parents have put in all season. Well done to all players.

Schools Cup
It’s great to see both of our teams in the AFL Schools Cup make it to the finals. Our Junior School side is playing in the preliminary final in the coming weeks and our Middle School side has their qualifying final next week. Good luck to both sides.

With Rugby coming to a close tomorrow afternoon in Toowoomba it is time to turn our attention to Rugby Sevens. Mr Moffat has worked tirelessly behind the scenes preparing ATC for its involvement in Rugby Sevens in Term 4. This week will see ATC competing in a Rugby Sevens competition at Logan on Friday. Good luck boys!

Term 4 Sports
This time of year see’s several sports starting up including Cricket, Tennis, Water Polo and Triathlon. It’s great to see so many new faces at each sport and the boys enjoying themselves. We welcomed 100+ cricketers in both Years 3 and 6 to the College this week as they begin their transition into ATC life. Thank-you to everyone working hard behind the scenes to make our sports program run so efficiently.

ATC Sport Education Evening No. 3 – Recovery and Managing your Body
Last night Bob Blumke and Adam Walker from Allsports Indooroopilly came to talk to parents and students about recovery and body management. Their presentation was insightful and gave a great level of knowledge to those who attended about how best to look after their bodies. Many boys in our college play several sports and as they get older their recovery and management of their bodies will be paramount to their on field success. This presentation was our last sport education evening for 2016. I’d like to thank all presenters for their time and all those who took the time to come and learn.

Learn to Row
The Centenary Rowing Club are holding a “Come and Try/Sign on Day’ on the 10 and 11 of September for those looking to join a rowing program. You will have the opportunity to check out the club, jump in a boat and have a go. Centenary Rowing Club will also be running a “Learn to Row” program during Term 4 for those interested. Cost is $115.
For any enquiries please go to their website

Best of luck to everyone for a great weekend of Sport!

Mr Shane Koimans, Acting Head of Sport and Activities

AFL Report – Week 7 Term 3

Season 2016 has been a real success for ATC AFL. There has been improvement across all teams in both ability and the attitude to training and game day. Such transformation does not occur without the dedication and patience shown by our coaches and it is timely to thank David Mapleston, Brett Cashmere, Mick Colburn, Cam Pickering, Jordan McDonald, Sharni Webb and Shane Koimans for their continued efforts in coaching the boys.
AFL is a real team event and thanks also to our team managers, Bec Campbell, Simon Stott, Scott Meekin, Tim Mahony and Dave Rosolen for always getting our boys on the ground in the right number Guernsey with all the paperwork signed off, not to mention rostering all the parent volunteers for game day. Thank you to all our parent helpers for the myriad of duties you performed.
Our junior teams have now finished for the season. If you still have a Guernsey at home could you please send it in to the Sport Office – please attach a note so we can mark your son’s name off the list as we put these sets back in order for 2017.

It was not for the lack of trying that our Under 12 team went down in an elimination final on Sunday morning. We congratulate this team on making it to this stage in the competition and look forward to next year as they return hungry to taste victory. The Under 14 side were victorious and now have a week’s rest before they play in the semi-final round.

Junior Schools Cup
Ambrose Treacy had a cracker of a game against a skilful Hillbrook last Wednesday. The boys unfortunately were unable to get ahead at the siren and have finished second on the ladder before finals commence. Yesterday unfortunately due to the weather the qualifying final against Ormiston College was postponed, further details to follow.

U 13/14’s
ATC 12.8-80 d Ipswich 6.1-37
Sunday saw the ATC Warriors travel to Calamvale to take on the Ipswich Cats in the 1st Semi Final. Throughout the season Ipswich had the better of our two meetings, the last occurring just last weekend with Ipswich victorious by 15 points. The day was warm and the boys were quietly confident they could challenge the Cats. Josh Vacher was welcomed back into the side after 5 weeks out through injury. The boys started the game really well with a fierce attack on the ball and body and this showed on the scoreboard with ATC taking a 3 goal lead into quarter time. The same continued throughout the second, third and fourth terms. Ziggy De Nicolai, our inspirational ruckmen who is out injured was our match day reporter. Ziggy had this to say “…the team played their hardest all year and they all worked together, it was their best game of the year. Ethan C really showed his talent this game. The best goals went to Ollie H, Jarrod who was brilliant, Woodsy and Tom N”. The Irish Warriors were able to walk away 43 point winners and march into the Preliminary Final in a fortnights time.
Next Game is the Preliminary Final
Sun 4 September
ATC Warriors Vs Undecided
12 noon at Sandgate – Lemke Rd Sandgate

Park Ridge 8.3-51 d ATC 3.3-21
The weekend saw the Mighty Under 12’s take on Park Ridge in the knockout Elimination Final.
Sunday marked the end of a great season. As a team, we were unable to achieve our goal of playing in the Grand Final, however the success of the year cannot go unnoticed. Things didn’t go our way in the game early on, which made for a difficult situation at half time. The boys refused to lie down though, fighting it out in true ATC spirit. After reflecting on the game, I can confidently say that the character of this team is one to be proud of.
I would like to take the opportunity in this week’s write up to thank the playing groups of the Mighty Under 12’s. It has been a true pleasure to coach such a committed group of young men for the last 20 weeks. To enjoy so many good times, as well as offering support during the bad times are all memories I will keep with me from the 2016 season. I look forward to being involved in the development of this group for hopefully many more years.
Finally, thank you to every parent helper and supporter. It is such a great opportunity to get to know the boys in a context away from school, as it is to get to know each of you. I have thoroughly enjoyed the times spent with all of you, and look forward to getting together as a whole group in the coming weeks to celebrate a fantastic season.
Up the mighty ATC Warriors!

ATC 8.7-55 d Ipswich 2.1-13
What a way to finish the season. These boys have improved out of sight to the point that a team that has consistently beaten us by 10 goals only just got over the top of us. This was a game that we dominated possession and territory and just couldn’t put the scoreboard pressure on the opposition. You know it is a good game when the supporters from both teams are engaged and enjoying the game. It was also good to see that our boys realised in the second half that the best way to put scoreboard pressure on the opposition was to kick goals and kick goals we did. The break up party was the envy of any team, the volleyball skills need some work and Mr Tim Walker will be out to work in this area during the offseason. Good to see no Mud Crabs were harmed in the celebration of this season. Well, maybe one….

Notable mentions this week to Simon Clancy-Stott, the perfect manager for any team. Mick Colburn, the trusty assistant who always stepped up when I was unavailable. Megan Williamson – Despite being unavailable for the final 2 games, she was an excellent runner! William Juillerat who was our key boundary umpire and Chris Simpson and Simon Rolston who both set the games record for volunteering with roles. A fantastic commitment from our volunteers. A big thanks to all parents for their support throughout the year in getting the boys to and from games.

Under 10’s
The season ended with another great team performance against an opposition that taught us a thing or to last time we met. This time around it was a far more even game with both teams getting many opportunities to score. It was again pleasing to see the level of team work with players sharing possessions by hand and linking some nice plays together. Will was a standout performer in the forward line with some nice marks and goals. Our experienced players such as Aiden, Rowen and Cooper were all very influential against a quality opposition. Finn showed a clean pair of heels on a few occasions to break free and deliver the ball forward. Miss Campbell and I are both incredibly grateful to parents for the support they have shown over the course of the season and are very proud of the amazing skill and game sense improvements we have seen in the boys since the start of the year.

Please follow this link to view all results from last week.

There are no fixtures this weekend.

Mrs Fiona Kearney, AFL Coordinator

Athletics Report Week 7, Term 3

The QCIS Track & Field Championship will be conducted at UQ on Tuesday, 13 September 2016 as previously advised. 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. The ATC team will be announced next week.
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
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 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.
Brett Henschell, Acting Athletic Performance Coordinator

Aquatics – Week 7 Term 3

Term 4 Swimming
Winter is nearly over and this means it is time to plan for Term 4 with regards to swimming at ATC. All squad swimmers need to book in to the sessions we run at the pool. This can be done by emailing and leaving your days and times that you would like to swim. Squad swimming for current ATC students is free of charge.

Bookings for Term 4, Learn to Swim and Stroke Development will open in Week 8 of this term, Monday 29 August. Please note that spaces are limited. We do offer a rollover for our families who have been swimming in Term 3, all we ask is that you confirm your lesson so we know you are returning in Term 4. This can be done via email or in person at the pool after school. We require you to make a payment for Term 4 in the first week of the term. Payment can be processed at the pool using our Eftpos facility.

ATC Swimming Club
ATC has 18 swimmers competing at the State Short Course Championships this weekend. We wish them success at this meet.

Water Polo
ATC Water Polo is gearing up for another great season. Leading the charge this season we are pleased to introduce our Head Coach, Chloe Parer. Chloe is the current All Hallows’ & Australian U14 Coach and has previously played for Australia during her playing days. Last season we were fortunate enough to have Chloe help out from time to time and luckily for ATC, Chloe caught the bug and offered her services for this season. In addition, we are thankful that Nadia is returning to the pool deck to work with the boys. Nadia in her playing days played for Queensland and was a big asset to the ATC Water Polo Coaching Team last season. Welcome back ladies.
Current Training Times: At present the boys will train on Tuesday mornings from 6.30am to 8.00am. Please note, it is imperative that the boys make every effort to be in the water by 6.30am so that the session brief only has to be done once. If you are interested in trying out for Water Polo, you are welcome to attend training in the next few weeks while we are nominating teams. No experience needed.

Chloe asked the boys this morning that they make every effort to get to 1 – 2 swim sessions per week. Please speak to Mr Paul Jones or Mrs Fiona Kearney at the pool to arrange times that are suitable for the boys.
Core Sessions: Mrs Fiona Kearney will be facilitating a weekly core session for the Water Polo boys at the 2nd break every Thursday. Fiona has suggested that all the boys bring an old t-shirt, deodorant and sneakers and they can train in their school shorts and socks. If you cannot make the Thursday session, there are other sessions available on Tuesday and Wednesday. We strongly recommend the Thursday session as it will be a great opportunity to bond as a team.

Mr Paul Jones, Aquatics Coordinator

Basketball Report Week 7 Term 3

The ATC Basketball program is in full swing now with 16 teams now active and playing games from Year 5 all the way to Year 9. The boys are starting to consistently rack up the wins now, both in the school competition and also in the Pirates Club competition. The boys did extremely well against traditional basketball powerhouses Marist last week. Well done boys, your hard work is paying off!
Marist proved tough competition last week but there was plenty of improvement in the Junior school competition and we congratulate Will Reid – who was this week’s stand out player for his display of ball handling and running hard to get back on defence. Other award winners include Jack Scott, Rory Smith and Matthew Perissinotto. The year 6 star, James Ellis is commended for his triple, triple and a fantastic effort in attack scoring and providing assists. The whole team contributed to a great win scoring 46 points! Well done to Connor Hickey for his four amazing big blocks and Oliver Dussin displayed great team work in the 6B and 6C teams. Year 7 player Max O’Hagan scored our first and only 3 pointer! Lochlan Rutch and Patrick Robinson had great games and worked hard at both ends of the court. See the link below to download the full list results and Award Winners this week.
Please see the link below to download this weekends fixtures.

Fiona Hannan, ATC Head Basketball Coach

Cricket Report Week 7, Term 3

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 within a competitive environment. It is a rewarding and enjoyable experience for all.

Whilst our Term 4 cricket season does not commence until early October, Term 3 pre-season skills training has commenced, and the timetable below lists some important information.
3:30pm-4:45pm Monday afternoons – Pre-season training for all boys currently at other schools in Year 3
3:30pm-4:45pm Wednesday afternoons – Pre-season training for all boys currently at other schools in Years 4 to 9
6:45am-8:00am Friday mornings – 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 (boys required for this soft grading exercise will be notified and given a time to attend on Saturday afternoon)

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)

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 7 Term 3

Last Saturday saw the last of our fifteen aside rugby for the year. It has been a long season that started with our rugby camp that was attended by more than 150 students, from here our rugby discipline was set and the standards of how we would play the game was engaged. The first few weeks would have been eye opening for the boys, as we tried to implement training strategies that produced game intensity commitment. This led to a number of boys coming home with bumps and a bruise. Regardless of how hard the session was or what the results were on the weekend our rugby boys never faltered and continued turn up to training with an eagerness that I had not encountered before. This was evident all through the season, which was extremely encouraging to see.

This year we were provided a tremendous opportunity to participate in the AIC competition as a supplementary school. This provided the program with competitive games week in week out. This level of rugby saw the boys improve very quickly, as would be expected playing against strong rugby programs in Marist College Ashgrove and St Laurence’s College. Each Saturday would see the ATC boys plying their trade against schools with double the enrolment thus having a larger participation rate in rugby, they would roll out a fresh team for every age group, sometimes running out a different side at halftime. At times our boys would be asked to play two, sometimes three games of rugby in a day. Our boys did this without hesitation and they did it because the love rugby and because their mates were out there.

The season came to its conclusion last Saturday, and while many of the rugby community are tired and weary from a long season it was great to see the rugby families out in action one more time on the hallowed Jack Bowers ovals. The ovals that so many of the boys shed blood, sweat, and tears, it was here that they were taught a few rugby lessons and we also handed out a few lessons of our own. I hope that the players walk away from the season knowing that the whole Ambrose Treacy community is very proud of their efforts.

I would to thank everyone who has involved in making this season so special. Our Sport Support group for organising game day activations, Jude for running the canteen and all the parents that donated delicious treats. To our tremendous ground staff for preparing the fields so beautifully thank you and to our supportive administration staff who worked behind the scenes to provide a festival feeling each Saturday.

Finally, I would like to thank the entire coaching and management staff who worked so tirelessly this season. Your attitude and commitment is what makes this College great. Your belief in the students is why they keep turning up,donning the blue, white and green.

The Show rolls on!
With the fifteen aside format finished our focus now shifts to Rugby Sevens. Starting Tuesday 30 August training will begin. This is in preparation for our Term 4 Sevens competition. We are also in the works to provide the whole ATC community an opportunity to be involved with this juggernaut of a sport, where parents, friends, students, and staff participate in a non-contact version called VIVA 7’s. Keep an eye out for more information.

Sevens Holiday Clinic
In the school holidays we will be running a Sevens Rugby clinic. This clinic is open to any students that wishes to be a part of the Sevens program in Term 4. The clinic will be conducted on Jack Bowers oval in the second part of the school holidays run over three days.
Friday September 29 to Sunday October 1: 9am-11am. I will be putting together a flyer with all the relevant information required.

Sports presentation night
Wednesday September 14 is our Sport Presentation Evening, can you please place this date in your dairy, this is a night where we can celebrate the hard work the boys have put in throughout the season. I hope to see as many of you there as possible.

Mr Kieran Moffat, Head of Rugby