It was great to have the opportunity to get out to Brigidine College on Friday afternoon and watch our Year 6 boys take on St Peters in Basketball. The development of the boys across the past 5 weeks has been great, seeing the enthusiasm when they score and the passion when they sing the College war cry is something special.
Congratulations to Mr Moffat, Mr Manikot and all the boys who represented ATC at the Logan Sevens competition on Friday. The boys managed to take out the Under 13’s competition and return to school with the championship flag. Terrific effort coming off of a long Rugby season and minimal Sevens preparation. This gives us a great springboard into the upcoming Sevens competition starting in Term 4 on Friday nights.
On Monday night Ms Webb and I had the pleasure of attending the AFLBJ Gala Dinner. This dinner celebrates the best and fairest winners for each age group as well as the work done off field by volunteers and officials. ATC were lucky enough to have two students invited to attend, Josh Vacher who plays for the ATC U14 side as well as Joshua Lane who is currently playing for the Jindalee Jaguars. Both players had outstanding years for their respective sides culminating in second place finishes in each of their counts. Congratulations to both boys, Josh V will continue his season this weekend as the ATC U14 side play in a preliminary final against Park Ridge. Joshua Lane had a great game in the ATC jersey on Wednesday as the ATC Middle School side took on Ormiston in the qualifying final of the AFL School’s Cup.
As I mentioned last week there are several sports entering their pre-seasons in particular Cricket, Water Polo, Triathlon and Tennis. Please make sure you are attending training, giving it your best and importantly having fun.
Shane Koimans, Acting Head of Sport and Activities
AFL Report – Week 8 Term 3
And then there was one. At the conclusion of a fantastic season of AFL we now have one team remaining in finals which is a brilliant effort. They play this Sunday at Sandgate at 12 noon Vs Park Ridge. It would be great to see some extra ATC supporters out there on the day cheering the team along.
Preliminary Finals Fixture
U14 ATC Team v Park Ridge
Sunday Sept 4 12.00noon at Sandgate (120 Lemke Rd, Taigum)
If you still have a Guernsey at home, please return to the Sport office ASAP – please attach a note so we can mark your son’s name off the list. Thanks in advance for your assistance.
Middle School Team – Our ATC Middle School team headed to Yeronga yesterday to take Ormiston College in a Qualifying Final. Unfortunately, inaccurate kicking cost us the game and we were defeated by 8 points.
Junior School Team – Our ATC Junior School team will play in the Preliminary Final on September 14. We wish the boys all the best as a win will see them play in the Grand Final.
For complete ATC AFL Results and Fixtures click here.
Mrs Fiona Kearney, AFL Coordinator
h2. Athletics Report Week 8, Term 3
Congratulations to Nic Chapple, Tom Coe, Wil Ghusn, Josh Lane, Charlie Neumann, Robert Stringer and Thomas Sherratt who have been chosen in the Brisbane Independent District Athletics team to compete at the Met West Regional Track & Field Carnival across 6-8 September 2016. These boys will compete alongside ATC junior school athletes, Alex Griffiths, Zac Beachy-Head, Hugo Hart, Xavier Johnson, Zach Smith, Dom Thygesen, Peter Ullman and Jem Woolcock chosen in the West Taylor Bridge District Athletics Team. Well done boys. Best wishes for the meet.
The QCIS Track & Field Championship will be conducted at UQ on Tuesday 13 September 2016. The ATC team has been chosen and the names of boys selected for this meet, and their events, appear on the notice board outside the Sports Office. It is important that all boys named in the team attend training next week so that the College performs well against our QCIS colleagues in the final meet of the Term.
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
Brett Henschell, Acting Athletic Performance Coordinator
Aquatics Report – Week 8 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 email@example.com and leaving your days and times you would like to to swim. Squad swimming for current ATC students is free of charge.
Bookings for Term 4 Learn to Swim and Stroke Development have opened this week, please get in quickly to secure your preferred time, please also 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. We require 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
Our ATC swimmers competed well at the State Short Course Event last weekend.
Congratulations to the following swimmers on making the top 10 swimmers at this event.
Dan Woodrow – 2 gold medals (100m Butterfly, 200m Freestyle) 3 silver medals (50m Butterfly, 100m Freestyle, and 50m Freestyle).
Caleb Wells – Gold – 50m Breaststroke, Bronze- 100m Breaststroke
Hannah Fredericks – 6th 50m Backstroke, 4th 100m Backstroke and , 4th 200m Backstroke
Tom Kearney – 7th 50m Breaststroke
The next meet for our team of swimmers will be the Yeronga Park Meet on October 8 and 9.
All swimmers are required to registered with Swimming Qld for season 2016/2017 to attend this meet.
We are very fortunate to welcome our newest member of the ATC Coaching Team to the pool deck, Ms Katie Furness. Katie, like Chloe is a former All Hallows Water Polo star and current All Hallows coach.
Core Session: As per previous correspondence, every Thursday, 2nd break the core session will be held in the gym. Boys can train in their school shorts and socks, please bring a change of shoes, shirt and deodorant.
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 is only done once.
Absent from Training
If for any reason you are unable to make the Tuesday session, please email Chloe
Overall, it’s another great session by the boys and the respect shown to Chloe and Katie has been commended by both coaches. Well done gentlemen! If you are interested in giving Water Polo a go, you are welcome to attend training in the next few weeks while the teams are being finalised. No experience needed. Cost per player for the Water Polo season is $108.
Triathlon and Aquathlon
We are on our way into the new Triathlon season with 3 weeks of solid training completed. This year it’s been great to see the huge growth in squad numbers with over 40 boys already attending Triathlon training sessions.
Our training sessions are running each Monday and Wednesday mornings from 6am – 8am at the ATC pool. The boys are training together in 2 groups; a Year 4 & 5 group and a Year 6 and older group. We are mixing and matching run, bike and transition training and as a reminder please make sure that the boys bring their swim and run gear to all sessions. Year 4 & 5 boys only need to bring their bikes on Wednesday while Year 6 and older boys need to bring their bikes on Mondays and Wednesdays.
In Squad news, last week-end saw Mitch Densley and Robert Stringer attend the Triathlon Queensland Development Program Time Trial. Both did themselves and the squad proud. Mitch was successful and selected into the TQ Emerging Talent Squad. Congratulations Mitch.
ATC Triathlon Suit Orders
For those who have already ordered, we expect the first delivery to be arriving over the next 1-2 weeks. For others who may wish to order but have missed the first run, the on-line triathlon kit shop will be open until Friday 9 September for orders. Boys can see Mrs Kearney at the pool to try on suits to know what size to order. Ordering is on-line, paid directly by parents and then centrally delivered to the school for collection. Once we close the order on the 9 September it will take 3-4 weeks for the suits to arrive. Please visit this link to the on-line store
Target Races & Important Dates (Term 3 & 4)
Sunday 11 September – Triathlon Qld Development Program Time Trial – Nudgee College
The key development pathway for junior triathletes aged 13 years or older as at 31 December 2017
Please speak to Mr Fidler for more information and refer to this “link:“http://www.triathlon.org.au/State_Associations/QLD/qld/Get_Involved/Junior_Development.htm
Sunday 11 September – Triathlon Qld Development Program Time Trial – Nudgee College
The key development pathway for junior triathletes aged 13 years or older as at 31/12/17.
Please speak to Mr Fidler for more information and refer to this link
Sunday 25th September – Target Race – Gatorade Triathlon Series – Race 1 – Raby Bay
Saturday & Sunday 22/23 October – Target Race – Bribie Tri Series – Race 1 – Bribie Island
Saturday (afternoon) – Junior races for younger Year 4 & 5 athletes
Sunday (morning) – Junior athletes Year 6 and older
November 6th – All Schools Regional Trials (Aquathlon & Triathlon) – Lake Kawana
Note: A Targeted Event Brief containing event information will be issued in advance of each targeted event
There is another Gatorade Series race on Sunday 9 October at Robina on the Gold Coast. Whilst this is not an ATC Squad targeted race, some boys may want to do this race as well.
Holiday Training Options
We are currently working on some training options for the boys in the upcoming school holidays and will advise these details shortly
Triathlon Queensland & TRIPLE F Triathlon Club Membership
ATC Squad members can join Triathlon Queensland (TQ) as members of TRIPE F Triathlon and access the reduced TQ annual membership rate. The benefits of TQ membership are outlined on the TQ website
TQ & TRIPLE F membership is optional.
The bike riding component of the ATC program is being delivered by TRIPLE F Triathlon through several bike riding sessions over the season. To ensure all the required insurances are in place for these sessions TQ and TRIPLE F Triathlon Club Membership must be held by boys participating. For further information, please contact Mr Fidler firstname.lastname@example.org or 0408 035 966.
TRIPLE F Triathlon Club available to ATC Parents & Friends
Graham Fidler operates his own Triathlon Club, TRIPLE F, out of the ATC Pool with training sessions held each Tuesday and Thursday morning at 5:30 – 7:00am as well as group ride and run sessions at other times each week. These sessions cater for all levels of skill and experience. Casual and personalised training program options are available. Please contact Graham Fidler directly on email@example.com or 0408 035 966 for further details or check out the TRIPLE F Facebook page
Mr Paul Jones, Aquatics Coordinator
Basketball Report Week 8 Term 3
The mighty ATC Warriors Basketball teams are really starting to hit their straps now both in the school competition and the Pirates club competition with most teams recording wins and some winning by large margins. Well done to the boys!
Our Year 5 teams put some great points on the board last week against St. Peters. Congratulations to these players who have improved immensely over recent weeks.
ATC 20 d SPLC 4 Tate Highly – for his improved skills and great defence
ATC 22 d SPLC 14 Henry Freeland – for his high intensity work on court that led the team to their first win of the season! Well done Henry.
MCA 26 d ATC 5 Elijah Harris-Loft – for his awesome defensive skills stopping several opponents scoring opportunities
Some solid wins for the SWM Pirates last week. U13 blue defeating Rockets 46 – 23 and U13 Green 28 to Hawks Black 26. The U15A’s took the Hornets 59 – 40.
See the link below to download all the results from last week’s games.
Please see the link below to download this weekends fixtures.
Fiona Hannan, ATC Head Basketball Coach
Cricket Report Week 8, Term 3
Pre-season skills training has commenced with good numbers attending Monday afternoons (current Year 3 boys), Wednesday afternoons (Year 4-9 boys currently at other schools) and Friday mornings (current ATC Year 4-9 boys). 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.
Registration is now open via the play-cricket website for boys playing Term 4 junior club cricket Brisbane North fixtures. Parents of boys involved in this cricket pathway have been contacted by email and are urged to complete registration by Wednesday 7 September 2016. Boys undertaking the Development Program are not required to register in this manner. Boys required to attend Grading Day this Saturday have been advised of their time by email. Many boys are not required on Grading Day. No email = no attendance required.
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 (less than 30 places remain across all age groups at both Clinics). 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). Bookings and enquiries should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Whilst our Term 4 cricket season does not commence until early October, 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 and music
Saturday 3 September 2016 – Grading Day (boys required for this soft grading exercise have been notified and given a time to attend on Saturday afternoon)
By Wednesday 7 September 2016 – Registration via the playcricket website for all boys identified to play U9 to U15 Term 4 junior club cricket Brisbane North fixtures – 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)
Mr Brett Henschell, Cricket Coordinator
Rugby Report Week 8 Term 3
The Show rolls on!!!!!
With the fifteen aside format finished our focus now shifts to Rugby Sevens. Training has begun this week in preparation for our Term 4 Sevens competition. We are also working away to provide the whole ATC community an opportunity to be involved with this juggernaut of a sport, parents, friends, students, and staff are invited to participate in a non-contact version called VIVA 7’s. Keep an eye out for more information.
Under 13 QRU Logan Sevens Champions
Congratulations to the Under 13 boys who competed in the QRU Logan Sevens competition. Our boys were outstanding throughout the day, topping their pool averaging 40 points a game and not conceding any. We played St Francis College in the Grand Final in what was a tightly contested game although the score did not reflect this. We were crowned champion winning the Grand Final 38-0. Well done to all students and staff on a successful start to our Sevens season.
Sevens Holiday Clinic
In the coming school holidays, we will be running a Sevens Rugby clinic. This clinic is open to any students that wish 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 30 to Sunday October 2: 9am-11am. A flyer will be sent out this week.
We have had an amazing response to the Sevens program and I will be looking for coaches to assist. Are you available for games on Friday nights? If you are also available to attend a training session during the week that would be a bonus. If you are interested in looking after a Sevens team, please send me an email.
Sports Presentation Evening
Wednesday 14 September 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.
I am asking for your patience as I compile a list of those students that will be playing Rugby Sevens next term and begin to remove those students from my list that will not be playing. I understand there has been missed communication at times, please bear with me as I continue to update my files. Also I understand that some students will not be playing Sevens next term that played Rugby this term, I am in the process of removing these students from further correspondence. In the meantime, I apologise for any inconvenience.
Timetable Starting Tuesday 30 August
Tuesday Training: 3.20pm – 4.30pm. All students are welcome to attend
Thursday Training: 3.20pm – 4.30pm. Under 12, Under 13 & Under 14 to attend
Friday Training: 1.30pm-3.00pm. Under 11 & Year 4 Training
*Please note this training timetable is only valid for Term 3. An updated timetable for Term 4 will be sent home soon.
Thank you all once again for a tremendous season, the whole college community have been very welcoming and supportive of the rugby program.
Mr Kieran Moffat, Head of Rugby