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Sport Report Week 8 Term 4

Action in the pool at last week's Water Polo games.

Head of Sport Report – Week 8 Term 4

The last full weekend of sport for 2016 for me was a great representation for what has been a fantastic year of sport for Ambrose Treacy College. It went a little something like this:

Friday Night.

Rugby Sevens at ATC
The boys finished up the social competition with great battles right to the as parents enjoyed each other’s company, some nibbles and drinks on a balmy Friday night.

Rugby Sevens at Wacol
The ATC boys closed out the season with great games in the Premier Sevens competition with a vigour that one mightn’t expect after a 10-month rugby season!


Cricket – despite a big day at theme parks on Friday, 300 boys donned their whites and played yet another day of cricket that featured great fielding, some outstanding bowling efforts and plenty of runs by our batsmen.
Development Cricket – boys new to cricket or who wanted to brush up on their skills finished what has been a fantastic grassroots program which has seen many of the boy’s progress to a level where they have been invited to play in BNJCA teams. The program finished with a parents, sons and coaches game which provided a great competitive environment and quite a few laughs.

Water Polo
Our Under 14 and Under 15 teams played another great round and despite losing showed confidence and composure right until the end. What impressed me most with the Under 14 game was the positive and respectful relationship that has been developed between our player and our two young female coaches, Katie and Chloe.
Medal Shots Long Course State Qualifying Meet – ATC had 18 swimmers at this event, with every one of our swimmers achieving at least one Personal Best (PB) during the carnival. In the swimming section below there are more details including names of the 15 ATC swimmers who will go to States as a result of their hard work this year in the pool.

Three of our club basketball teams had convincing wins, which propels them into sudden death finals this weekend, which if successful will gain them a spot at the big dance on Saturday 3 December!


Parent and Son Tennis Tournament – Sunday afternoon saw 30+ parents and sons enjoying a great community event to round out the tennis season. Boys and parents alike enjoyed the opportunity to compete with and against each other – no doubt a few sore bodies around the ridges on Monday morning! Congratulations to Josh and Jason Molachino on winning this event.

For me, this was a great reflection of the program that we hope ATC is and will be known for. A sporting program that provides competitive as well as development pathways. A program that is diverse and dynamic and most importantly, a program that involves all members of the community and allows us to share together the growth and achievements of our ATC boys.

My thanks to everyone for their support for another great year of sport at the College. In particular, my thanks to the core members of the Sport Department – to Anne-Marie Champion, Kieran Moffat, Paul Jones, Fiona Kearney, Fiona Hannan and Brett Henschell, congratulations on a fantastic year of sport, thank you for your energy, creativity, passion and dedication to the boys and families of ATC! Can I encourage all families to install the Ambrose Treacy College App from either the iTunes store or Google Play. This will be our main form of communication in 2017. Instructions on installation and most importantly, settings are available below.

Have a wonderful Christmas and we will see you all in 2017!
Warriors go Brach!

Mr Dave Capra, Head of Sport and Activities

Aquatics Report – Week 8 Term 4

Qld State Championships
Good Luck to the following ATC swimmers competing at State Championships in December.
Josiah Wells, Ben Wells, Caleb Wells, Maddison Geers, Kiara Geers, Tim Geers, Jack Fredericks, Hannah Fredericks, Tom Kearney, Mia Kearney, Josh Nowland, Zach McArdle, Ava Seaton, Daniel Woodrow and Nick Morris
We hope that all their hard work and dedication pay off with some great results.

Squad Training
A reminder that squad training is on as normal up to and including Friday 9 December.
Monday-Wednesday-Friday mornings 6.30am – 8.00am
Monday through to Friday afternoons 3.30pm – 4.30pm or 4.30pm – 6.00pm
Changes to Squad Times for December 12 – 16
All Squads Monday through to Friday 3.00pm – 5.00pm ONLY
Please note no morning squad trainings this week.
The pool closes Saturday 17 December and reopens Tuesday 3 January.
Adult Squad
Remains as normal until 16 December and resumes as normal on Wednesday 4 January.

Learn to Swim
All Learn to Swim and Stroke Development lessons will continue as normal up to and including Friday 9 December.

Water Polo
Last weekend we welcomed Gabe Shaw, Nick Morris and Jake Rennie to our Water Polo teams and all 3 boys slotted in perfectly contributing well in their first game. It is great to have you on board the ATC Water Polo teams.

Under 14 – River City 12 d ATC 3
Under 15 – Barras 2 12 d ATC 3
We have 1 more round of fixtures for 2016, this Saturday 26 November
Under 15 – ATC v Barras – 12.00noon Valley Pool Under 14 – ATC v Barras – 1.20pm All Hallows
Please arrive at least 30 mins prior to the start of the game.

State Water Polo Championships
We wish our Under 14 team all the best for the State Carnival. We hope they gain a lot of experience over the 3 days. There will be more information emailed directly to Water Polo families in the coming days.

Mr Paul Jones, Aquatics Coordinator

Basketball Report Week 8 Term 4

Four of our five school teams playing in the Pirates Club Competition have made it to the finals.
Semi-finals will be played this weekend and for those teams that are successful the Grand Finals will be the week after! Congratulations to all the boys on their fine efforts on court.
Special thanks to our volunteer parent managers Bec Seagg, Shane McDonald, Catherine Killen, Bill Ellis and Brett Lentz for all their work this season. Special thanks also to our wonderful cohort of coaches John Dean, Kelvin Anderson, Greg Martin and Celeste Williams. As a group you have created a wonderful ‘club’ environment for our basketball boys and been a fine demonstration to everyone involved in the competition of the ethos of our school.
Thanks also to Dave Capra and Anne-Marie Champion for all their support of the basketball program this year.
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 8 Term 4

Another magnificent day greeted Ambrose Treacy College students for the seventh Saturday of Term 4 junior club cricket. U9 and U10 teams played Round 7 matches and it’s great to see individual and team skills improving on a weekly basis. Well done boys. U11 teams and above commenced Day 1 of Round 4 matches. Many players struggled to maintain concentration in the warm conditions after the Whole School Outing the day before but most teams are in the contest and capable of taking the honours with a strong performance this week.

U9 teams did extremely well recording three wins from the four fixtures played against tough opposition from Ferny Fireballs and Wilston North. U9 Clare is yet to win a match but your big chance comes this Saturday against U9 Longford on Brothers Oval East. Everyone is cheering for you and there is sure to be a big crowd watching. U10 teams had a tough day in the office but have the chance to turn fortunes around this Saturday. Lots of support for U10 Green to break their duck. Please see the link below to download results for Saturday 12 November 2016.
Notable performances were:
• Oscar Lonergan 40 runs and 3/16 for ATC U9 Kildare v Ferny Green
• Charlie Leblang 20 runs for ATC U10 Red v Valley Magpies
• Isaac Barnes-Cleary 29* and 1/2 for ATC U11 White v Wilston North Red
• Sam Loch 54* for ATC U12 White v St Pauls Red
• Nick Charlton 4 catches and 0/3 from 4 overs for ATC U13 Blue v Valley Blue
• Owen Griffin 1/22 from 10 overs for ATC U14 Blue v Valley Green
• Ben Rogers 51 runs for ATC U15 Blue v Valley Orange

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.

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.

Team training
Team training has now concluded for Term 4 2016 with the exception of Year 3, U9 and U10 teams who will train as usual on Monday, 28 November 2016.

Representative honours
ATC has entered a team to play in the Impact Cricket Challenge 5 – 9 December 2016 inclusive. The best cricketers from the College will take on intrastate, interstate and international teams in this locally based tournament. Spectators and supporters are very welcome with all of our matches to be played at the Brookfield Showground commencing at 9:30am. The team plays Belridge Sports College Western Australia on Monday, Baldivis Sports College Western Australia on Tuesday, St Patrick’s College on Thursday and Ipswich Grammar School on Friday.

Cricket Coaching Clinics
Clinics will be held on campus exclusively for ATC students 28 November -1 December 2016 inclusive (next week) 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

Please see the link below to download results for Saturday 19 November.

Mr Brett Henschell, Cricket Coordinator

Rugby Sevens Report Week 8 Term 4

Last Friday night saw the official end to the Rugby season and all Rugby Union for the year. To everyone that have been involved in the program from the beginning of the year I cannot thank you enough, parents, friends, staff and students your commitment is what makes this work. To those who joined the Rugby family for the first time this term I truly hope you enjoyed your introduction to our Rugby program, I hope you came away from the Sevens format with an array of transferable skills and some lifelong friends.

The major focus of the Rugby Sevens season was to enhance our skill levels across all the elements of Rugby. The program ran as a top down approach, meaning all sessions were run with the intention of upskilling all players regardless of year level with the same techniques, this gave the program symmetry and created a culture of an all-inclusive environment. Every Wednesday afternoon many of the boys would flood to Jack Bowers oval to begin their skill rotations, the afternoon would generally begin with the boys playing a game of touch against their coaches. Early in the session the games would be tight but as the numbers continued to roll in the coaches were very quickly over run by the sheer numbers, speed and skill of the young ATC men.

Every week involved eight skill rotations with the skill focus for the week varying depending how Friday night’s game went. With the boys being provided the opportunity to complete eight different skills sessions each week, there was vast improvement very quickly and watching the last round of games I could barely believe how far the boys had come in a short amount of time. As I watched the Under 12 Premiers teams compete against much bigger and faster teams the only way we were going to compete was to increase our skill levels. The last round was a great example of not only competing against a much bigger and faster team but beating them with skill, the young ATC men once again proving it is not the size of the man but the size of the heart in the man. This was evident across all teams, the amount of improvement from week one to week six was there for everyone to see and it is a credit to the boys for the way they went about their training and attitude on game nights.

Finally, I would like to thank all the coaching staff for your efforts in the early mornings, afternoons and game nights, gentleman you have played an enormous role in creating a positive environment for all. I would like to thank all the parents for your patience as we transitioned from the original format to a model that catered for all student’s Rugby requirements, Fridays nights here at the College looked to be an absolute blast and we will look to continue this format moving forward.

I hope everyone has an enjoyable and safe break, thank you for your continued support.

Mr Kieran Moffat, Head of Rugby

Strength and Conditioning Report Week 8 Term 4

ATC Inaugural Strength & Conditioning Challenge – Friday November 25
This Friday sees many of our Middle School boys who have been training regularly in the gym, take up a Strength and Conditioning Challenge. We will be holding this at first and second breaks to allow our other students the chance to cheer on their mates. Boys will need to be dressed in their PE uniform with sports shoes. We look forward to seeing the results they produce on Friday!

Holiday Timetable
The gym is open during the holidays at certain times (please see timetable for further details). On most days the gym will be open for a 3-hour block, it is not intended that a student will be in the gym for the duration of that session. 60 – 80 minutes is sufficient in most cases and avoids congestion in the gym as well.

Please ensure that when choosing what time to come, you come on the start of an hour. E.g. If the gym is open 7.00am – 10.00am please arrive for 7.00am, 8.00am or 9.00am.
Please wear suitable clothes for exercising and sports shoes as well. If you have not yet visited the gym this is a great chance to become involved. Please download the link below to view the ATC Gym Timetable

Mrs Fiona Kearney – Strength and Conditioning Coordinator