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Sport Report Week 9 Term 3

Head of Sport Report – Week 9 Term 3

It was another big weekend in sport at ATC with fixtures in Basketball against IONA last Friday afternoon and Saturday morning providing us with mixed results. What is always consistent among our students though is their competitiveness and desire to play their best. This ATC Spirit could not be faulted in any fixture I witnessed across the weekend. This Friday afternoon will see our Year 5 and Year 6 Schools Competition in its final round of the season. The boys have competed and represented the College with great pride and we congratulate all players on their spirit, commitment and good sportsmanship.

Our ATC U14 AFL side travelled to Sandgate to take on Park Ridge in the Preliminary Final and got across the line in sensational fashion winning by 52 points. The improvement in this side has been tremendous across the season and is a real credit to the boys and the effort they have put in since February. We now take on Ferny-Grove/Wilston at 12pm, Saturday at Coorparoo FC in the AFLBJ U14 Division 3 Grand Final. There will be a bus provided by the College leaving the ATC internal road at 10:45am for any student wanting to come along and support, this bus will return to ATC after the game. Good luck to all those involved!

Good luck to Zac Beachy-Head, Griffiths Alexander, Hugo Hart, Xavier Johnson, Zachariah Smith, Dominic Thygesen, Peter Ullman, Jeremiah Woolcock, Nic Chapple, Wil Ghusn, Josh Lane, Charlie Neumann, Robert Stringer and Thomas Sherratt who will be competing at the Met West Athletics Regional Trials across three days this week. We hope you perform to your best and represent yourselves well.

The inaugural ATC Sports Awards Night is happening on Wednesday Sept 14 in Week 10. Beginning at 5:30pm, food and drinks will be available for all guests with presentations beginning sharply at 6:30pm. It would be great to see as many faces there as possible for what promises to be a great night of celebration for the sporting achievements that have occurred across 2016.

On Tuesday next week our ATC Athletics team travel to the UQ track for the QCIS Track and Field Championships. This is an all-day event and selection letters have been sent to those students selected to represent ATC. This is a culmination of a lot of hard work by our athletes and I wish them all the best in their endeavours on the day.

Mr Shane Koimans, Acting Head of Sport

AFL Report – Week 9 Term 3

On Sunday the ATC U14 side travelled to Sandgate to take on Park Ridge JFC. Full of confidence after our big win against Ipswich a fortnight earlier the boys were ready to take another scalp on their way to the Grand Final. With Tom Newell celebrating his 100th game and Ethan Cuppari his 50th, the boys excitedly ran on to the ground through a beautifully made banner. The boys got off to a slow start with Park Ridge kicking the first two goals within the first 3 minutes. However, our boys responded well kicking the next two goals of the quarter.

It was from this point on that ATC never looked back and continued to dominate the game inside our forward half of the ground. With Noah Wood collecting possessions at will and Oliver Hewett and Jared Gardner presenting up forward we were able to keep control of the game. Tom Newell, Daniel Mahony and Finn Lentz worked tirelessly all game in the middle of the ground to give us first use of the ball. ATC ran away with the win by 52 points booking us our first grand final berth in the ATCJFC short history.

Come and support the mighty Irish Warriors in their quest to bring back a premiership flag to ATC. We look forward to seeing as many ATC supporters there as possible on Saturday so the College will provide a bus to the game. If you are interested in catching the bus please put your name on the list in the Sport Office or email Contact
Game Time – 12.00pm
Venue – Coorparoo AFC, Birubi Street, Coorparoo

For complete ATC AFL Results and Fixtures click here.

Mrs Fiona Kearney, AFL Coordinator

Athletics Report Week 9, Term 3

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, remain on the notice board outside the Sports Office. Best wishes to all members of our team as they compete against our QCIS colleagues in the final meet of the Term.

A number of ATC athletes were chosen in the West Taylor Bridge District Athletics Team (competing as 10, 11 and 12 year olds) and the Brisbane Independent District Athletics team (competing as 13, 14 and 15 year olds) to attend the Met West Regional Track & Field Carnival across 6-8 September 2016. We wish the boys well as they represent the College over the three days. Final results, and any athlete chosen to go to the State Track & Field Carnival, will be notified as soon as received. Well done boys.

Training concludes for the Term once the QCIS Track & Field Championship has been held.

Brett Henschell, Acting Athletic Performance Coordinator

Aquatics Report – Week 9 Term 3

Term 4 Swimming
Bookings for Term 4 Squad training, Learn to Swim and Stroke Development have opened so please get in quickly to secure your preferred time. 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. 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. Squad training is free of charge.

Come and Try Canoe Polo at Ambrose Treacy College
Canoe Polo is an exciting team sport played at the Ambrose Treacy College pool. Teams of five kayakers compete to score goals in a net suspended 2m above the water. The ball is thrown by hand and the team with the most goals wins. It’s much like a game of Water Polo, but in a kayak. Brothers Canoe Club has Canoe Polo beginner sessions starting Saturday September 10 12.00-1.30pm for Juniors aged 12 to 17 (both female & male). The course runs for 6 weeks. The first session is free with the remaining 5 weeks costing only $50. Includes all equipment hire. Places are strictly limited and bookings are essential. You are more than welcome to come and watch on Saturday 10. If you would like to book a spot, please email Brothers Canoe Club President David Peters on or phone 0490 395 982 for further information.
Further sessions may be scheduled depending on interest.

Water Polo
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. Every Thursday in 2nd break the Core session will be held in the gym. Boys can train in their school shorts and socks but are encouraged to bring their runners, a T-shirt and deodorant. Pool training is held 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. If for any reason you are unable to make the Tuesday session, please email Chloe and Katie so the training records can be kept up to date. 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 4 weeks of solid training completed. 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. A reminder for boys to 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. ATC Triathlon Suit Orders can be made up til Friday 9 September. Boys can see Mrs Kearney at the pool to try on suits to know what size to order. The suits are 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 to make your purchase.

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:“
Sunday 25 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
Sunday 6 November – 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 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 or 0408 035 966 for further details or check out the TRIPLE F Facebook page

Mr Paul Jones, Aquatics Coordinator

Basketball Report Week 9 Term 3

As we head into our last game of the season for Year 5 and 6 players we reflect on the skills that the boys have learnt, especially the players new to the game. The younger boys have come up against some strong competition and very experienced players but through adversity we have seen their strength of character shine through. They have had a determination to play their best, they never gave up til the final bell and have showed courage in facing their opponents and respect to their coaches. Well done to our Junior players.

Congratulations go to Hugh Bradshaw 5C for getting his team mates involved and for his display of resiliency against a tough opponent. Lachlan Rawson demonstrated his listening skills by following instructions from his coach and giving his best during a tough game. Elijah Harris-Loft (5D team) worked hard to seek out the ball while in the 6A’s Will Baker provided great support to team mates Dane and Kyle and scored 10 points for his team. For the full results and Coaches Awards, see the link below.

The improvement across the year levels has been pleasing and a special thanks to our coaches for sharing their knowledge and skills and to our parents for their support during the season. Our Year 7, 8 and 9 boys Schools Season will break after this coming Saturday but continue after the September holidays. The Pirates Club competition will break for the school holidays with last fixtures before the break on Friday 16 September and Saturday 17 September. Good luck to the teams competing this weekend.

3-X-3 Basketball Camp

The 3-x-3 Basketball Camp will be held from Thursday 29 September to Friday 30 September 2016. All ATC boys are invited to attend the school holiday Streetball Australia 3-X-3 Tournament/Camp! Join in two days of fun and games! Registrations details are to be emailed out soon. The camp will run from 8:30am – 4:15pm at Hibiscus Stadium, Mt Gravatt.

Please see the link below to download this weekends fixtures.

Fiona Hannan, ATC Head Basketball Coach

Cricket Report Week 9, Term 3

Parents of each boy, whether currently attending ATC or attending in 2017, who has elected to play cricket for the College in Term 4 2016 have been advised by email of the pathway chosen for their son. Parents should contact me as soon as possible if they are unsure of which pathway their son will be following. Only boys who will be playing Brisbane North fixtures are required to register via the playcricket website.

Pre-season skills training will be conducted as usual during the final week of school with current Year 3 boys attending Monday afternoon, Year 4-9 boys currently at other schools attending Wednesday afternoon and current ATC Year 4-9 boys attending Friday morning. 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.

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). Please see the link below to download Cricket Clinic full details. Bookings and enquiries should be directed to

Whilst our Term 4 cricket season does not commence until early October, the timetable below lists some important information.
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 9 Term 3

Rugby Sevens
A Sevens Holiday Clinic will be held during the coming school holidays. This clinic is open to any ATC 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 from Friday September 30 to Sunday October 2, 9am-11am each day. Please see the attached flyer below for full details.
Term 3 Training Timetable for weeks 9 and 10 only
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

Sports Presentation Evening

On Wednesday 14 September our Sport Presentation Evening will be held in the hall. Come along and enjoy an End of Season night for sports played in Term 2 and Term 3. The School will be presenting awards for Rugby, Football (Soccer), Year 5 & 6 Basketball, Athletics, Cross Country and AFL. This night is for ALL boys who have participated in competitive ATC sport in Term2 and Term 3. A light supper will be served from 5:30pm on the River stage outside the Nudgee Junior Hall. Drinks will be available for purchase from a cash bar. The presentation will commence at 6:30pm. Please click here to RSVP and also to order food (this is essential for catering purposes). The P&F need volunteers to help serve and cook on the night. If you can help out, please click here to volunteer. If you have any questions, please email P&F Sports Support Group at

Mr Kieran Moffat, Head of Rugby