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Sport Report Week 8 Term 2

From Dave Capra, Head of Sport and Activities

With the end of the semester on the horizon, planning is well and truly underway for what promises to be a very big six months of ATC sport. As a Sport Department we are committed to constantly improving our offerings for our boys which includes not only the way in which programs are facilitated through coaching and contact with the boys, but also improvement in terms of the processes that underpin a program as comprehensive as ours.

Semester Two Sport
For Semester Two sport we will be asking boys and parents to complete a sign on form committing to the sports that they wish to participate in. This process will allow us to plan thoroughly for all sports and to provide information to parents in a timely and efficient manner.
Tomorrow on assembly I will be explaining each sport opportunity and the sign on process to boys. Each boy will be given a sign on form and an information package to bring home to parents to allow for decisions to be made regarding commitments for the second semester. We will also email home a copy of all information to ensure that this gets to parents!
The Semester Two Sport Sign On Form must be submitted using one of the following methods:
- Scan and email to
- Submit directly to Sports Office
- Hand to homeroom teachers
Please be aware that forms will not be accepted without both student and parent/guardian signatures.
Our thanks for your support with this process. As the College grows, so does the amount of information that needs to be managed. Our primary focus is offering a great sporting program to our boys and this process will contribute significantly to our ability to do so.

ATC Interhouse Athletics Carnival
Wednesday 15 June at UQ Athletics Track, St Lucia. This competition is a House Carnival and boys are expected to participate – every boy will participate in a minimum of 7 events. Full details see below.

Zac and Joel Parlane Met West XC
Zac Beachy-Head 3rd place and Joel Parlane 9th place in their races at Met West X-Country today.

Representative Sports
This week James Ellis – 6B is representing Met West in the U12 Basketball State Championships in Mackay, we wish you all the best James.
Next week sees Jeremiah Woolcock – 7T head to Stanthorpe to represent Met West in the U12 Football State Championships, we hope you enjoy the experience Jeremiah.
Congratulation to Zachary D McArdle – 9N for his selection in the Met West U15 Football team, we wish him well as he prepares for the State Championships in Maroochydore later in June.
Finn Lentz – 9B, Charlie Cooper – 9T, Macsen Martin – 9B and Kihi Bond – 8W head off to trial for the Met West U15 Basketball team next Thursday in Ipswich, good luck boys!
We had 9 boys head to Sunnybank last Tuesday to trial for the U15 Rugby Met West team. Well done to Aaron Lulio – 9N, Rocco Moltoni – 8W, Riley Brittain – 8L, Connor Hickey – 9N, Ben Rogers – 9L, Alec Robinson – 9L, Terry Milligan – 9T, Sebastian Silanesu – 9L and Connor McCarthy – 9L for giving their all against extremely tough opposition. Selection didn’t fall their way but the boys did themselves and the college proud.

ATC Sport Education Evening No. 2 – Sport Psychology
Following on from our Nutrition education evening last term we are very fortunate to have Prof. Cliff Mallet from the University of Queensland to talk to our community about the psychology of sport for young men. Prof Cliff Mallett joined the School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences in 2000 after a career in physical education teaching and also in elite coaching as a National High Performance Coach in track and field with the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and the Queensland Academy of Sport (QAS). He teaches undergraduate and graduate students and actively researches in the area of high performance sport. He regularly consults with elite coaches and athletes, as well as sporting organisations. Cliff is a former parent and long term supporter of the College and we look forward to hearing him speak to the parents, staff and students of ATC on Wednesday June 8, 6.30pm in the Chapel of St. Joseph.

Once again, please refer to the links below to download the weekend sport fixtures or go directly to our “FIXTURES TAB” on the blog.

Mr Dave Capra, Head of Sport and Activities


Track & Field Report Week 8 Term 2

As we approach Week 9 of Term 2 please be aware of the following Track & Field Training Sessions for ALL students aged 10 years through to 15 years.

Sprints/Middle Distance Training Dates for May/June
We will be commencing running training (Sprints and Middle Distance) at the University of Queensland Track, St Lucia on Tuesday mornings, from 6.30am to 7.45am.

• Tuesday 7 June (6.30am drop off at UQ Track – College bus back to ATC)
• Tuesday 14 June (6.30am drop off at UQ Track – College bus back to ATC)

Throws Training Training for throws will be on Friday afternoons from 3.10pm to 4.30pm on Brothers Oval or Jack Bowers Oval. Students interested are to meet with coaches at 3.10pm at the Sports Shed on Brothers Oval.

Throws Training Dates for May/June
• Friday 3 June
• Friday 10 June

Jumps Training (High Jump, Long Jump, Triple Jump) Training We have commenced Jumps training for all students aged 10 years through to 15 years on Wednesday afternoons from 3.10pm to 4.30pm on Brothers Oval or Jack Bowers Oval. Students interested are to meet with coaches at 3.10pm at the Sports Shed on Brothers Oval.

Jumps Training • Wednesday afternoons from 3.10pm to 4.30pm 8 June

Running – Tuesday mornings from 6.30am to 7.45am (UQ Athletics Track, St Lucia)

Year 4 Track & Field Training
All year 4 students will participate in our Year 4 Friday Afternoon Track & Field Program. This will be conducted from Week 7 to 10 (last 4 Weeks of Term 2) from 1.45pm to 3.00pm on Jack Bowers Oval and/or Brothers Oval. Year 4 students will rotate across various athletics relate activities during these sessions.

Interhouse Athletics Carnival

Inter-house Athletics Carnival
Wednesday 15 June is the ATC Inter-house Athletics Carnival. This will be an enjoyable community event with a strong emphasis on participation, engagement and above all enjoyment of all. A brief overview of information is below:
Date Wednesday 15 June
Venue: UQ Athletics Track, Sir William Macgregor Drive, St Lucia (see amp below)
Time: 8.25am to 2.45pm

Lachlan Smith and Tom Kearney getting ready to race at Met West today

Transport Boys can be dropped off at the UQ Track between 8.00am and 8.25am
BBL Buses – ATC Bus 1 and Bus 2 will be redirected to UQ for both morning and afternoon runs.
Southern Cross – S63 & S64 will be redirected to UQ for both morning and afternoon runs.
Buses will also depart from the Central Pick up area at ATC at 8.00am, and return from UQ to ATC after the carnival arriving back around 3.10pm
Boys can be collected from the drop off area at the UQ track between 2.45pm and 3.05pm
Food: Boys are to bring their own lunches, a canteen with limited food items will be open
Sun Safety: Boys are to wear the ATC School Hat, bring a drink bottle and apply sunscreen regularly.
Uniform: Boys are to wear their full ATC Sport Uniform and school hat. Boys are not to wear singlets
Competition: It is a House carnival and are boys are expected to participate – every boy will participate in a minimum of 7 events.

Mr Luke Donatini, Athletics Performance Coordinator


Rugby Report Week 8 Term 2

Saturday saw the ATC boys come up against a very good rugby school in Marist College, Ashgrove. Playing against an opposition who you know to be formidable can often be as mentally challenging as it is physically challenging. Whilst we were pleased with the boy’s efforts on the day, it could be said that for some teams the game was already lost before we stepped on the field, while others stepped up to the challenge and played really quality rugby against a tough opposition. It is important for all our teams heading into the last two rounds of this term’s competition that we believe and trust in the structures that have been put in place by coaches and to trust that the bloke beside you on the field will do his job to the best of his ability. There will always be games that you win well and games where you end up on the wrong side of a one sided score. Ultimately, the way you respond to a setback is more significant than the experience itself. It is your next effort that will reflect your character!

Please note there will be a school bus leaving ATC after the 10.00am game to head over to Iona College to support the Year 8 game. Good luck to all teams this week against Iona College.

Tuesday 7 June afternoon Rugby v Nudgee College
NC 11A V ATC 6A (4pm Kick off)
NC 11B V ATC 5A (3pm kick off)
NC 11C V ATC 6B (4pm kick off)
NC 11D V ATC 5B (3pm kick off)

REMINDER – All Rugby Team Photos will be during training time next Tuesday, boys are to wear their full playing uniform including boots and go immediately to Jack Bowers oval at 3pm.

Good luck to all teams this week against Iona College.

Warriors First XV Team
Congratulations to the students that have been selected in this week ATC Warriors First XV Team. See the link below to download the table.

Results Saturday 28 May 2016
Please download the link below to see last weekend’s results.

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

Mr Kieran Moffat, Head of Rugby


Football Report Week 8 Term 2

As the days get shorter and the temperature colder, the action heats up on the football fields around Brisbane.
Just as our Socceroos faced the insurmountable task of defeating the Old Enemy in England over the weekend, so too did the ATC Warriors against footballing powers Villanova and Marist Ashgrove. My understanding is that Villanova are yet to lose a game in Junior School A / B football this year, so the fact that we were unsuccessful in our endeavours should not dismay our boys too much. Goal scoring chances were created, and only tired legs (maybe the full field, 11 v 11 conditions) led to some scores. I am very confident of a resurgence against St Laurence’s College this week.
Our Middle School ‘A’ teams played midweek matches over the last couple of weeks, which left the Saturday challenges to our B and C teams. The boys certainly did not disappoint. Many of our results on Saturday were extremely pleasing with all the B sides recording comfortable wins, while our C’s continue to improve. A shout out must go to our 9C boys who fought tooth and nail, in true Cu Chulainn spirit, to force a draw against the might of Marist Ashgrove. The spirit and comradery on display was great to see. Another fine result came from our 7C Green team, who despite being undermanned, led Iona in to the dying stages of the match before eventually being overrun through the sheer numbers of substitutions and fresh players.
Best of luck to all teams this week in what is our penultimate round of matches. The grudge match of 9A v 8A will be one not to be missed.

Results – Round 4
See the link below for results of last weekend’s games.

Volunteers Needed On Canteen
Please consider offering your support for half an hour on our Sport Canteen by following the Volunteer link

This weekend we play a combination of schools from the GPS and AIC systems. Good luck to all boys.
Please download the link below to see this weekend’s fixtures.

Mr Matthew Warr, Head of Football


AFL Report Week 8 Term 2

The AFLBJ had their meeting of all club presidents this week. Amongst all the discussion was a really important message for us all as parents and coaches, that we play this game for fun first and foremost, the chance to kick a footy with their mates, to make new friends and learn new skills. It is easy to get lost in the details of the competition however, if every one of our boys finishes the season with an improved ability from the start of the season, has made some new mates and wants to keep playing then it has been a success. From watching all our teams play recently I know skills are improving, it is evident they are enjoying themselves at training and their displays of mateship and teamwork in a game are commendable. Thanks to all our coaches for their efforts in getting the boys this far, I personally cannot wait to see the back half of the season as they continue to improve each week. Good luck to all our teams this weekend.

Season Draw
There are now a few weeks available on the draw for the junior teams, still only a week at a time for the youth teams.
Fixtures can be found by following this link

Team Photos
AFL training on Tuesday 7th June will be held at ATC as we are having team photos taken that day. Please ensure that all players have their jersey, footy boots, blue shorts and blue football socks.

AFL Boys Day Out
Each year ATC has a Boys Day out to the AFL. It is a great afternoon where families can get to know each other as they take in an afternoon of football. This year we plan to go to the Lions Vs Fremantle game on June 11. Please see link below to download the flyer with full details of the event.

Please click here for a full report of all scores for our ATC AFL teams

U 13/14
Results Round 7
Ferny Grove/Wilston 7.8-50 def. ATC 6.7-43

The U13-14’s travelled to Ferny Grove for another Friday night blockbuster! After playing the Falcons two weeks prior and losing by 8 points the side were confident we could right our wrongs of that match and come away with the win. Unfortunately, our 1st half mirrored that of ours two weeks ago and we were slow out of the blocks, Ferny Grove managed to get the jump on us and were up by several goals at half time. At half time thy boys were asked to improve on their attack on the contest. To the boys credit they responded and kicked the first two goals of the third quarter, Daniel Mahony was strong in the middle of the ground and Jared Gardiner provided a strong focal point up forward finishing with three goals. The fourth term was a tight struggle which saw us at one point in the lead, however, Ferny Grove managed to capitalise on our mistakes and run away with the win by 7 points.

U 12’s
Results Round 7
Morningside 4.2-26 def. ATC 3.4-22

This weekend had Mr Cashmere take the reins of the Mighty under 12’s and had a very impressive debut. Unfortunately, Morningside were a little too good. The ATC boys played well as this team continues to improve and impress and looked good when linking and looking forward and hitting their marks.
With regards to stand outs it is hard to separate the boys, however, Ryan Forrester played very well in his comeback game, Joe Newell, James Ellis, Jamo Parkin and Sam Hewson really led the way in their respective positions. All boys continue to show continuous improvement. I am sure Mr Pickering would have been proud.
Up the mighty ATC Warriors!

RESULTS – Round 7
Sherwood Black 22.8-140 def. ATC 0.2-2

We were back under lights at home. Despite the masterpiece of Art created by Simon Clancy-Stott, the scoreboard was not required. Sherwood Black were a wonderful team and combined great team work and skill to put on a great display of Australian Football. It was very pleasing to have so many parents of Sherwood come up and congratulate myself and the boys for always trying and always playing the game until the end.
Notable mentions this week to:
Tyson Juillerat: Tyson was playing against his old team and had fun doing so. He was excellent all game, breaking out of pack and kicking long into our forward line or clearing it out of our backline. The poor boy was sent to school in a Manly jumper on Wednesday.
Oliver Clements: Oliver was superb all night. He played at Centre Half Back in the first quarter and rucked the entire second half. He was one of the few boys who won his position outright.
Brady Wilson: Brady was the exact player we needed in a game like this. He was tough around the ball and didn’t mess around with the ball when he got it.
Mikki Simpson: Mikki was given the job of using his voice to talk to the boys in the backline and make sure they were all manned up. He was able to use his blistering speed to stop a number of breakaway goals.
James O’COnnell: James finally exploded into the game in the last quarter with some eye catching runs and attack on the football. He brought the coaches to their feet.
This week we are away to Jindalee Blue at 7:30pm on Friday night. Look forward to seeing you all there.
On Tuesday, June 7 training will be at ATC, as this will be the afternoon when we have team photos. The boys will need their full playing kit for the team photo. There will be no bus or training at Chelmer on this night. Please pick your son up at ATC at 5:00pm.

Under 10’s

Despite the frozen fingers and toes, the ATC under 10s had a heated game last Friday night. The boys played particularly well in defence and were constantly on top of the Under 10 Yeronga side. Rowan Parnell played in the back line like a true Irish Warrior, maintaining his defence throughout. Cailem spent some time in the mid field where he was able to utilize his kicking skills and moved the ball around the field well. Unfortunately, Alex was unwell, his kicking and ball skills was sincerely missed by all. A big thank you to the older Brennan, Parnell and Densley brothers who are there to help out each week and to our parents/family/friends for all of the encouragement and support. We wouldn’t be the team we are this season without you!

Please Note: All boys must have a mouthguard to play on the day.

Please advise your coach or manager ASAP if for some reason you are unable to play a game.

Mrs Fiona Kearney, AFL Coordinator