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Sport Report Week 4 Term 2

Staff and students recently competed in a 'friendly' Gaelic Football match at lunchtime on the oval.

From Dave Capra, Head of Sport and Activities

Often when we talk about ATC sport we talk about the importance of building the culture of the team. By developing respect, trust, commitment, support and friendship the, quality of the sport increases, as does the quality of the relationships that are formed within that team and the experience as a result of this. It has been wonderful to hear and witness examples of the strength of team culture across different sports at ATC this year.

Personal Growth Sport offers us many opportunities for personal growth through elation in victory, disappointment in failure and the opportunity to challenge adversity. I’d like to share a few examples of this with our community, as I believe the story of our sporting community is far more important than the game by game outcomes on a week to week basis.

On the weekend our Under 14 AFL side which is led by Ms Webb and Mr Koimans and is comprised of boys from Year 7 to 9, won their first game of the season. The challenge to unite a team that spans three year levels and includes boys who are 13 and 14 years of age is one that Ms Webb and Mr Koimans and the leaders within this team have risen to. It is brilliant to see this coming together for the group of students, staff and parents involved. The combination of new leadership in our AFL program with Mr Koimans, Mr Mapleston, Ms Webb and Mr Pickering, combined with the passion and knowledge of Mr Cashmere and Mrs Kearney sees our program moving to new levels. The strength of the relationships within these teams is just the beginning for our AFL community.

On Friday evening, our U16 basketball team reached the top of the ladder in the South West Metro Pirates Basketball Competition. The team is comprised of Year 8 and 9 students and is coached by Mr Martin (Mac’s dad) and is managed by Mr Lentz (Finn and Gabe’s dad). This group is another great example of the strength and bond of team sports. Basketball is not in-season at the moment at ATC, however this group of students and parents have banded together to create a great opportunity for the boys which we were very happy to support. I know that the friendships forged within this basketball will last a lifetime as the respect, commitment and loyalty that this group of boys have for each other are the cornerstone of truly great friendships.

ATC Sporting Community
My final example of the strength of teams at ATC is definitely my very favourite team at ATC. The players are sensational, the coaches amazing and the parents supportive. The team is the ATC Sporting Community and without getting too misty-eyed about this, the weekend truly was a great example of the strength of the commitment, loyalty, support, respect and relationship that exists within our sporting community.

Sport has posed one of the greatest challenges for our College, and I believe that the connection between the boys, the staff and the parents has been the secret to, what I feel is, success. The weekend’s example of boys playing multiple games of soccer, ‘code hopping’ between rugby, football and AFL and backing up from football to cross country was tangible evidence of the team work that makes sport happen at ATC.

Without the boys’ enthusiasm for sport, the commitment of parents to work with other parents to transport boys, the willingness of staff to coach multiple venues and games, realising the many opportunities that we have as a sporting community would not have been a possibility. Being a part of this team is a wonderful experience. The end goal that this team is working towards is a quality sporting program that provides opportunity for every single one of our boys to realise their own personal excellence. I believe that our team is well on the way to realising this goal.

Swimming Survey
As part of our ongoing commitment to continual improvement of our offerings at ATC we have emailed a survey home to parents to inform the growth of this program moving forward. If you have not yet completed this survey I would urge you to do so and if you did not receive a link and would like the chance to share your thoughts, please email Mrs Jodi Rivalland at:

Pick up after training
The safety of our boy is paramount when participating in sport (and all activities) at ATC. We would like to ask parents to assist us with this by using the new pick up area or the old Twigg St pick up area when collecting boys from training in the afternoon.
Boys will be walked over to these pick up areas at the conclusion of training and supervised whilst getting picked up. Kate St is not a designated pick up area and is unsafe for collecting boys and also creates significant traffic congestion. Our thanks in advance for your support with this.
A friendly reminder as well that training concludes at 4.30pm and boys will be ready to be collected from then onwards at the designated pick up area, to ensure that staff are able to get away on time to fulfil their own afternoon family logistics.

Now that the football season is well and truly up and running, boys will have been placed in teams and communication lines established with coaches and age group coordinators. All communication regarding absence, injury or illness needs to be directed to your son’s coach and age group coordinator at your earliest convenience.

Once again, please refer to the links below to download the weekend schedule or go directly to our “FIXTURES TAB” on the blog.
Best of luck to everyone for a great weekend of sport and activities for ATC!

Warriors go Brach!

Mr Dave Capra, Head of Sport and Activities


Football Report Week 4 Term 2

The gauntlet had certainly been thrown down and presented a formidable challenge to our boys. Congratulations must go to all players and coaches for the admirable way we responded. All teams fought until the final whistle, with some games remaining tight contests until the final moments. Even in contests where the score line was not always super close, it must be remembered that we were playing in twice as many minutes on a hot day as our opposition. As a school, we are very proud of all our teams.

As we continue to build our program, the support of boys and their families is very much appreciated. I know that juggling club commitments is sometimes a logistical nightmare, so the assistance of al in our community with transport, pep talks, half time oranges and cheer squad is certainly not taken for granted by College staff. Well done to all boys and best of luck this weekend in some very winnable fixtures against St Peter’s, St Edmund’s and Padua

Results Round 1
Please download the link below for the round 1 results

For students using the Gym you MUST bring a towel and water bottle or you will not be allowed to participate.

Have a great weekend of football.

Mr Matthew Warr, Head of Football


AFL Report Week 4 Term 2

Our ATC AFL footballers had the opportunity to train with Nick Robertson from the Brisbane Lions last week, Nick spent some time with each squad doing drills and chatting with our aspiring Brisbane Lions. Thanks to Nick for coming out to visit ATCJAFC. (see pic above)

Results Round 3
Please see the link below to access the results of round 3

On Sunday the Irish Warrior U14’s ventured north to take on Wynnum/Morningside. In very wet conditions we out muscled our opposition early winning the contests all over the ground. Unfortunately we could not convert accurately in front of goal and kicked the first 9 points of the game. Our dominance throughout the day in close was evident and we gave ourselves the opportunity to lead at ever break. Oliver Cooper-White battled all day, supported by Tom Newell in the middle and Oliver McEvoy up forward. The challenge will be to back up our performance with another strong outing against Pine Rivers this week at Zilmere.

Coaches: Ms Sharni Webb and Mr Shane Koimans

U 12’s
Training times at Chelmer – Tuesday & Thursday 4.00pm – 5.30pm
The boys were able to enjoy a little reward for the significant effort they have put in over the last 4 weeks. Winning by 51 points in some tough conditions and a number of players down is always a pleasing result. I was very proud of the strong start this week. All players were relentless in winning the football and refused Jindalee an opportunity to move forward. It’s not often a coach has the luxury of the letting the chains off the back line and plead that they push forward so they can join in the fun. Everyone had a role to play, and the things we are working on at training are starting to feature on game day.

Thank you to the Under 11’s boys, Darcy Molloy, Gabe Shaw and Tyson Juillerat, who doubled up this weekend and offered the Mighty Under 12’s a big boost. It was difficult to separate the boys in performance this week, however with Ryan Forrester sitting out, Joe Newell stepped into the role as captain and lead the boys from the front all day. Jack Brennan found a lot of the ball and put in a fantastic effort through the midfield. Lachlan Cuppari was also noticed running through the forward line and found a lot of the ball when called to play in the guts. As mentioned, a pleasing effort from all of the boys.

Thank you to the parent helpers this week for your continued support, as well as the great support we received from the sidelines. Our little football community continues to grow stronger each week. Next step is to get the boys back on the track for another big week of training and aim to make it two in a row!
Up the mighty ATC Warriors!
Coach – Mr Cameron Pickering

Under 11’s
Training times at Chelmer – Tuesday & Thursday 4.00pm – 5.30pm
This proved to be a wonderful game that showed the improvement the boys have been making at training. A special thank you to all the parents and helpers who jumped in and helped set up at the start. The combined Kenmore-Moggill team were a fair and skilful team who played the game in the right spirit. Our boys were very impressive in the 2nd and 3rd quarters where we were able to outscore the opposition for the first time this year. If we were able to get that extra kick into the forward area, a couple of more goals would have resulted.
Thanks to the younger boys from Year 4 who helped out. They didn’t look out of place and tried hard all game. Despite my best efforts, our game this week will be on Saturday, 10am at Park Ridge. This will likely clash with Rugby, but the Soccer boys should be good.

Notable mentions this week to:
Tyson Juillerat: The Rat came from his early soccer game and ran his 3 quarters hard and once in the open looked spectacular. He was hitting the packs on the move and roving from our ruckmen wonderfully.
Mikki Simpson: Another one who came from an early soccer game to run like crazy for the game. Kicked a great goal and is beginning to develop some game awareness that will make him a special player in a couple of years.
Darcy Molloy: Darcy had a wonderful game all round the ground. He was solid at fullback taking some strong overhead marks and when in the ruck he dominated the contests. He was a strong reason as to why we started to get the ball into forward half.
Zac Colburn: Zac ran hard all day and was at the bottom of most packs. He loves the hard ball and always goes hard no matter what. He makes it hard for the opposition to get clean ball.
Lachy Rawson: Lachy is one of our most skilful players who never wastes a disposal. He is always in the right spot when the ball is coming forward and after a few more weeks, the ball will start coming to him more often.
Mick Colburn: Stepped up as Coach in my absence this week. He is a good calming influence on the bench. He had a difficult assignment this week with so many boys unavailable and rotated the team beautifully.
Simon Clancy-Stott: Had a difficult job in organising the ground and parent helpers this week. He has wonderful ideas that are so obvious, but haven’t been communicated before.
Coach – Mr Brett Cashmere

Under 10’s
Training times at Chelmer – Tuesday & Thursday 4.00pm – 5.00pm
A home game for ATC Under 10s against the Moggill Mustangs – all boys stepped up this week and showed that the hard training is starting to pay off. Special mention to the whole team who really supported each other on and off the field this week. Well done gentleman!
Under 10s contacts:

Coach- Mr David Mapleston

This week’s Games
Round 4 See the link below to download the weekend schedule.

Best of luck to all our teams for this weekend.

Mrs Fiona Kearney, AFL Coordinator


Rugby Report Week 4 Term 2

Cocurricular photos: reminder that Years 5 and 6 Rugby Players date for the team photos and games against Nudgee College is next Tuesday 7 June here at ATC. Boys are to bring their full playing uniform.

Areas of focus for those students playing this week will be to build on the defensive structures that we have been working on. The St Edmund boys love to run the ball very hard and upright so our low chop tackle technique will need to be implemented over and over again. It was encouraging to see all teams looking to shift the ball into space, providing our wingers with plenty of touches and scoring opportunities. Every week we set the standards on how we want to play and each week we raise our standards.
Follow the link below to download the game schedule for Saturday 7 May.

ATC Warriors First XV Team
This week we see the introduction of the ATC Warriors First XV Team. This ATC Warriors First XV will be selected from every rugby team in the school and the criteria for selection will be based on the following:

Game day performance on and off the field
Training commitment and attitude
ATC Rugby support (Playing more than allocated, Supporting other rugby teams)
Feedback from Director of Rugby and team coaches

Follow the link below to see the boys names in the inaugural Warriors 1st XV team. Congratulations!

Best of luck this weekend!

Mr Kieran Moffat, Head of Rugby


Cross Country Report Week 4 Term 2

Over the past week we have seen some extremely pleasing results from our ATC Cross Country Warriors. Last Thursday we had 16 XC Warriors compete at the inaugural Brisbane Independent Secondary School District Cross Country Trials at Parklands Christian College. Congratulations to Thomas K (13 Years), Lachlan S (13 Years), Calum B (14 Years) and Ewan S (14 Years) who have made selection through to the Metropolitan West regional Cross Country Championships to be held at Limestone Park, Ipswich on Thursday 2 June.QACCC

Added to this we saw 22 of our runners compete at the 34th annual Queensland Athletics Cross Country Championships on Saturday 30 April at Kedron State High School. What a fantastic day of competitive cross country racing. Overall our ATC runners ran with a high level of enthusiasm and energy. Our younger age groups did not disappoint with some pleasing and memorable performances highlighted by the win of Cooper B-H in the 9 Years 1.5km. Our 9 Year age group secured 3rd place (Bronze) as well to cap off a great race. Success in our 10 Year age group had the finish in 4th place only just being out of medal contention by a few points.

Our team results
9 Years – 3rd
10 Years – 4th
11 Years – 7th
12 Years – 5th and 11th

Ambrose Treacy College finished off in overall 7th place in the Primary Schools division for Boys at the 34th annual Queensland Athletics Cross Country Championships. Thank you to everyone who has supported ATC Cross Country in 2016. So far it’s been a great season and we now look forward to the last two events for the season, the West Taylor Bridge Primary District Cross Country Trials (this week) and then the BIG ONE, the Queensland Combined Independent Schools (QCIS) Cross Country Championships on Saturday 21 May at Scots College, Warwick where all our ATC Cross Country runners from 9 years to 15 years will compete.

Mr Luke Donatini, Athletics Performance Coordinator