From Dave Capra, Head of Sport and Activities
Working at a place where our staff truly love what they do and stick around for a long time is very rewarding. Mr Sam Hassett has been a popular Year 4 teacher at the College for 5 years and is well known for his enthusiasm, positivity and willingness to put the needs of the boys at the centre of all he does. Some in our community may also be aware that Mr Hassett is a very committed contributor to our co-curricular program and over the past 5 years has coached many basketball, indoor soccer, Year 4 Rugby, indoor cricket and soccer teams. What people may not know is that despite his enthusiasm, positivity, engagement and passion for all things ATC, until the weekend, Mr Hassett had never ever won a single game of sport whilst coaching at our College!
Last Saturday saw the 5C Soccer team win their first game for the season over SLC whilst being ably coached by Mr Hassett. For the 5C team this was a fantastic victory and they should be commended for the resilience the showed during some very tough games early in the season and for their development both as individuals and as members of a team! We are blessed to have a wonderful staff at ATC and Mr Hassett’s long term passion, commitment and enthusiasm for our College is just one example of this! Congratulations to Mr Hassett and the 5C team for a truly memorable win on the weekend!
The 9A Rugby on the weekend was a great example of seeing our boys progress to a point where they are not recognisable from the team they were last year or the boys they were in Year 4 and 5. The boys played 40 minutes of brilliant rugby featuring quality defence, quick hands, toughness at the breakdown and great camaraderie. The score ran away a bit in last 10 minutes as the boys tired, however this snapshot of brilliance was a reflection of their journey, be it 18 months or 5 years at the College and being there to witness was a great little milestone in our growth as a College.
Please note the new and updated link to the Interschool Rugby Union Draw for the rest of the season is below.
Triathlon – a lifelong sport!
The underpinning philosophy of the ATC sporting program is to engage our boys in a lifelong love of sport and physical activity. For us this means that connecting boys with a passion for physical activity and knowledge of importance of lifelong physical activity, is more important than pennants, trophies, championships and records. Sure winning is great and we prepare our boys to be the best they can be and send them into competition striving for success, however it is preparing boys for a healthy life that is most important.
A great example of this is triathlon. We chose to include triathlon in our program by way of engaging our community in sport and creating lifelong sport pathways. Over the weekend, lead of ATC Year 9 student Bobby Pate, a group of former NJC students who went through our Triathlon program, competed in the Straddie Salute. The Straddie Salute involves an ocean swim, on-road and off-road cycling from Point Lookout to Amity Point and back, and a run that encompasses, hills, beach, headlands and road. A few weekends ago I saw Bobby up early training at Straddie for the cycle leg – a great example of hard work in preparation coming to fruition in competition! Congratulations to Bobby and the boys, not just for great results over the weekend, but for remaining engaged with a great lifetime physical activity!
QCIS Cross Country
Best wishes to the ATC Cross Country Warriors for a great Championships in Warwick this weekend. After a quality preseason of training and competition, Saturday promises to be a great day for all of our runners and a great reward for the effort put in this season. Best of luck gents! For full details please click to go to the Cross Country section
3 on 3 Basketball
Last week saw our 3 on 3 Basketball Program begin under the leadership of Mrs Anne-Marie Champion and Mrs Fee Hannan. This program is a great opportunity for boys of all levels of ability and experience to get involved in a great recreational level activity. The program also acts as a skill oriented pre-season for the basketball season which commences in Term 3. Our Basketball program features a combination of interschool and club competitions, Further information regarding basketball will be available in the Basketball section of the blog in the coming weeks and registration will occur in year level meetings. If boys missed the start of the 3 on 3 Basketball program they can still join in. Please see Mrs Champion in the Sport Office for more information.
We often celebrate the sporting achievements of our boys, however in this instance would like to congratulate Ms Sharni Webb for her selection in the Brisbane Lions Women’s team who will play against the Melbourne Demons women’s team on Sunday morning at the MCG. The game will be televised on Channel 502 on Foxtel from 10.05am if you want to check out Ms Webb in action. Congratulations to Ms Webb and best of luck for Sunday morning!
Please read on further for information on this week’s rugby, AFL, football and X-Country. As always, links to our weekend fixtures are below.
Mr Dave Capra, Head of Sport and Activities
This Saturday, 21 May our XC Warriors will head to Scots College Warwick to contest the inaugural QCIS Cross Country Championships. We wish to thank all our ATC runners, their coaches and supporters for their commitment to our College’s running program and we wish all competitors every success this Saturday. We remind all our XC Warriors (and supporters travelling with the team) that the buses will depart at 6.30am SHARP on Saturday from the internal pick up/drop off zone at the College. Our approximate time of departure from Warwick is at 12.30pm with an estimated time of arrival at Ambrose Treacy College of 2.30pm.
It is with great pleasure we announce our ATC Cross Country Captains for 2016. Congratulations to Thomas Sherratt and Thomas Kearney. We are extremely confident that both captains will lead our College’s XC Warriors with true leadership, enthusiasm, honour and pride this Saturday at the QCIS Championships.
Our final training session for cross country in 2016 will be our Captains Run. Lead by Thomas Sherratt and Thomas Kearney, we will all meet at 6.45am outside the College Gym. It will be a great morning of team building and final preparations followed by a BBQ Sausage Sizzle Breakfast prepared by some of our ATC Warrior’s parents. All ATC Warriors are asked to attend this final training session and be at the College by 6.45am.
Mr Luke Donatini, Athletics Performance Coordinator
The ATC Gym is now up and running with sessions being conducted before, during and after school. It is currently open to all Middle School Students (Year 7, 8 and 9). Any Middle School student who wishes to take advantage of this facility just needs to ensure that he is dressed in his Sports Uniform (or similarly appropriate training apparel), has a towel and a water bottle.Gym timetables (schedules) are available for collection from the Sports and Activities office at the College. All participating students will be placed on a suitable and appropriate training program that will assist him with his overall core strength, speed and fitness. We encourage all ATC Middle School students to consider getting involved in the College’s gym program.
See the link below for the latest Gym timetable.
The Irish warriors were out in force on Friday night and our Under 10 side put on a valiant display of school pride and tough tackling, they were followed by the Under 11s who did not make it easy on the opposition.
The scoreboard doesn’t always tell the story in a game of football, this was certainly the case on Sunday morning when we hosted our first two youth home games. Our Under 12 side put on a performance to be proud of. Not for one minute did they hang their heads or admit defeat and this is a classic example of lessons learned on the sporting field, they should be extremely proud of their efforts on Sunday. Both our Under 12 and 14 side had considerable injury among them and often had boys running back on the field in spite of their injuries. The camaraderie shown amongst these young men was inspirational and it is these defining moments that help to build character in a young man. Well done all round!
Results: Please click here for a full report of all scores for our ATC AFL teams click here
RESULTS – Round 5
Ferny Hills/Wilston Grange 6.7-43 d ATC 5.3-33
Sunday saw the Irish Warrior U13-14 side host their first home game of the season against Ferny Grove/Wilston Grange. During the week in the lead up to the game the boys were excited about the beginning of the real season after a reasonably successful grading period which saw us finish with 2 wins and 2 losses. Unfortunately, this excitement wasn’t evident in the first half with the Falcons gaining the ascendancy early in the match to go into half time with a comfortable lead. With some clear instructions and positional changes, the Irish Warriors lifted in the second half kicking the first two goals. Led by Oliver Cooper-White who battled all day and the continual run and pressure of Lachlan Cummings the boys found themselves two kicks out of the contest. Matt Roselen was strong down back all day and Daniel Mahony provided some grunt in the midfield for us after we lost several players to injury. Our slow start cost us in the end going down by 2 goals. The boys continue to improve each week and with their continual commitment to training this trend will continue. This week we take on Sherwood at Sherwood in a Friday night blockbuster at 8pm. Get down there and support the Irish Warriors! Go Brach!!
Ms Sharni Webb firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr Shane Koimans email@example.com
Co -Managers: Mr Dave Rosolen firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr Tim Mahonyt.email@example.com
RESULTS – Round 5
Aspley 12.14-86 d ATC 0.1-1
Another week down in the AFL season, and despite a defeat at the hands of Aspley, I personally could not have asked for a better effort of the ATC gentlemen. The score board had absolutely no reflection on the gutsy effort demonstrated by the boys. This group continues to amaze me in the way that not one of them ever chooses to give in on game day. Contest after contest the boys put their heads down and grinded away at the opposition. With a 19-man side we were up against it from the beginning and by the end we had three boys barely able to go on, however not wanting to let their mates down, these boys soldiered on through the pain and made it to the final siren.
In terms of stand outs for the week, I really can’t separate any of the boys. I know it’s easy to say that everyone tried hard after a loss like that, however for everyone who saw the game would have to agree that 19 ATC boys left their hearts out on that field. An aspect that was also picked up by the Aspley coach, who commended on the boys, and admitted that we gave his team the most physical game of their season so far. Again, thank you to all of the parent helpers and supporters. I hope you’re as proud of your boys as Scott, Steve and I are. Up the mighty ATC Warriors!
RESULTS – Round 5
Jindalee 7.6-48 d ATC: 0.0-0
Winter is coming. After an overly long summer, there was a wintery chill in the air to greet us Friday night. The Jindalee Pineapples were there with their army of team officials. Once again, an enjoyable game to watch as the boys acquitted themselves well. They kept digging in and you can see that they still play on natural instinct and we just have to let them play. A focus on not allowing the opposition to take uncontested marks in our forward line will be worked on at training this week. It was also good to see the Pineapples have a good sense of fun and enjoyment around the game as well. JJ Harris, despite playing for the opposition will no doubt receive some ribbing this week after being caught for holding the ball. James O’Connell’s 30m run was fast and open, we now need to work on him kicking or bouncing the ball.
Notable mentions this week to:
Gabe Shaw: Gabe was an absolute beast in the ruck all game, hence his nickname. He loves to run and handball and the boys will slowly figure that out as the season progresses.
Jai Currie: Jai is playing his first year of football and Friday night was his best effort so far. He got himself involved and was making some good handballs and tackles in the process.
Zac Allan: Made a wonderful bouncing rebound run off the halfback flank. It still makes me laugh that the boys like to bounce the ball despite the dewy conditions. He has a penetrating kick and finds himself in open space.
Chris Larcom: He has cemented himself as our fullback. He is dour and makes it very difficult for the opposition to get the ball near goal. We moved him away from fullback in the third quarter and the backline just didn’t have the same balance.
Tim Craven: Worked perfectly in conjunction with Chris in the backline. When Chris moved up, Tim was back there guarding the goals. Both himself and Chris are beginning to take ownership of the backline and directing the players where they need to be.
Xavier Kirk: Is simply breathtaking to watch. He glides across the field and his step is one of pure art. He focussed really hard on not getting caught holding the ball this week, very well done.
This week we are away to Sherwood at 11.00am, this is a long way to travel, but I’m sure we will handle it. The water boys are taken care of this week as Alex Larcom (Chris’s older and wiser brother) has volunteered himself and 2 mates to be the water boys.
We all know how much fun Friday night football can be! There is no better way to spend a Friday night than playing a team from Wests Juniors, especially one that contains a couple of classmates in it for good measure.
The boys’ spirits were high and they gave every tackle 100 %. They are starting to use their voice on the field and making better use of the space. It is hard to single out individuals from a game where everyone gave second efforts. The war cry at the end was the highlight of the night- well done lads!
Best of luck to all our teams for this weekend. Please Note: All boys must have a mouthguard to play on the day.
See the link below for this weekend’s fixtures
Mrs Fiona Kearney, AFL Coordinator
Last week saw the might ATC rugby boys venture out to Runcorn to face a strong opponent in St Laurence’s College. The day started well with the all-conquering Year 7 boys putting together a couple of strong wins. I ventured down to the far end of the field to see our little Year 5 champions in action. It is always a pleasure to watch these guys play rugby, I wish I could bottle their energy and enthusiasm for the game.
The results didn’t go our way on Saturday but I know the refinement in a few areas at training this week will see an improved result. The Year 6 boys faced their toughest test of the season. We came up against a few bigger boys and even though we probably were beaten before we started the game, the games provided us with a reality check and I am looking forward to seeing them bounce back this week against St Patrick’s College. Our Middle School Rugby boys battled hard throughout the day only to come unstuck in the back end of the game. Without doubt the effort is there, it is just a matter of being a bit cleaner with our execution.
Last week saw the introduction of our skill development training session, while this session is optional it was very encouraging to see a large number of students from all age groups turn up. The idea of the session is to refine our skills and provide our Rugby players an opportunity to engage in a training session a little different to the normal Tuesday and Thursday.
This week’s games are played at St Patrick’s College. The playing fields are at Curlew Park – Curlew Street, Sandgate. Please see the link below to download the fixtures.
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.
Training Timetable – (commenced in Week 5)
Grade 5A – Jack Bowers Oval – Tuesday 3.15pm – 4.30pm & Friday 2.00pm – 3.00pm
Coaches – Mr Dave Capra & Mr Mike Senior
Managers – Mr Dave Capra and Mrs Allison White
Grade 5B – Jack Bowers Oval – Tuesday 3.15pm – 4.30pm & Friday 2.00pm – 3.00pm
Coach – Mr Scott Fletcher
Grade 5C – Jack Bowers Oval – Tuesday 3.15pm – 4.30pm & Friday 2.00pm – 3.00pm
Coach – Mr Joe Curcuruto
Year 5 Skill Development Training – Jack Bowers – Wednesday 3.15pm – 4.15pm – Mr Kieran Moffat
Grade 6A – Jack Bowers Oval – Tuesday 3.15pm – 4.30pm & Friday 2.00pm – 3.00pm
Coach & Manager – Mr Dave Sullivan firstname.lastname@example.org
Grade 6B – Jack Bowers Oval – Tuesday 3.15pm – 4.30pm & Friday 2.00pm – 3.00pm
Coach – Nick Manikot email@example.com
Grade 6C – Jack Bowers Oval – Tuesday 3.15pm – 4.30pm & Friday 2.00pm – 3.00pm
Coach – Mr Matthew Smit
Year 6 Skill Development Training – Jack Bowers – Wednesday 3.15pm – 4.15pm – Mr Kieran Moffat
Grade 7B – Tuesday 3.15pm – 4.30pm & Thursday 3.15pm – 4.30pm
Coach – Mr Dom Dingwell
Grade 7C – Tuesday 3.15pm – 4.30pm & Thursday 3.15pm – 4.30pm
Coach – Mr Alex Benstead
Year 7 Skill Development Training – Jack Bowers – Wednesday 3.15pm – 4.15pm – Mr Kieran Moffat
Year 8 Skill Development Training – Jack Bowers – Wednesday 3.15pm – 4.15pm – Mr Kieran Moffat
Middle School 2nd XV – Tuesday 3.15pm – 4.30pm & Thursday 3.15pm – 4.30pm
Coaches – Mr Bill Walker & Mr Sean Smith firstname.lastname@example.org
Middle School 1st XV – Tuesday 3.15pm – 4.30pm & Thursday 3.15pm – 4.30pm
Coaches – Mr Bernie Wong and Mr Conor Finn
Manager – Mr Cam McConnell email@example.com
Year 9 Skill Development Training – Jack Bowers – Wednesday 3.15pm – 4.15pm – Mr Kieran Moffat
ATC Boys Day Out – Reds vs Sunwolves
For all the lucky families that grabbed tickets for this event, I’m sure you will have a great afternoon of quality rugby. Don’t forget to use our hashtag #ambrosetreacylife if you snap some photos at the game and upload them to Instagram or Facebook. Meet at Gregory Park Milton at 1.30pm for Pizza and a cold drink, grab your Boys Day Out commemorative cap and then walk as group to Suncorp Stadium to watch the game. Keep and eye out for our Taiko drummers who will be performing outside the stadium before the game. Go the Reds!
Need more information on Saturday please Andrew on his mobile: 0409394764
Fixtures: See the link below for this weekend’s fixtures
Results: See the results table via the link below
Mr Kieran Moffat, Head of Rugby
Junior School matches against Iona are always challenging. The opposition, combined with full field, 11 a side matches, were a little too tough for many of our younger teams. Although the score lines were not in our favour, we still played some good football in patches and were often only a final pass away from creating even more goal scoring opportunities. The performance of the week came from our Year 5 C Green team as they turned in the best match of their difficult season to win 2-1 against St. Laurence’s. These boys have endured some challenging matches this season but their team camaraderie and spirit continues to prosper. The nerve wracking win was celebrated similarly to an A –League Grand Final; and rightly so. In 5 years working at NJC / ATC, Mr Sam Hassett got his first coaching win and is optimistic that this is the first of many.
In Middle School matches, the results were quite mixed. The 7A’s put in their most complete performance of the season to record a comfortable 3-0 win over Gregory Terrace. The 8A’s showed significant 2nd half improvement in their defeat, while the 9A’s were disappointed to draw 2-2 with Terrace – a sure sign that improvement and expectation levels are rising in the football program. Our B and C teams faced tough games against St Laurence’s and looked to play attacking football whenever they could. Special mention to Miss Neech and her 9C’s attacking mindset from corner kicks.
This weekend we play a combination of schools from the GPS and AIC systems. Good luck to all boys. See the link below to our fixtures.
Training Times on Jack Bowers’ Ovals
Monday Morning Skills Session 6.45am – 7.45am – Year 5 & 6
Monday Afternoon Team training 3.15pm – 4.30pm Year 7, 8 & 9 (Year 4 – Brothers Oval)
Wednesday Morning Skills Session 6.45am – 7.45am – Year 7, 8 & 9
Wednesday Afternoon Team training 3.15pm – 4.30pm Year 5 & 6
Friday Morning Skills Session 6.45am – 7.45am – OPTIONAL SESSION FOR ALL AGE GROUPS
Friday Afternoon Team training 2.10pm – 3.20pm Year 4
*For students using the Gym you MUST bring a towel and water bottle or you will not be allowed to participate.
Age group Co-ordinators
Age group Co-ordinators
Director of Football: Mr Matt Warr firstname.lastname@example.org
Technical Director: Remo Beuss
Year 9 Co-ordinator: David Gardiner email@example.com
Year 8 Co-ordinator: Gavin Baumber firstname.lastname@example.org
Year 7 Co-ordinator: Matt Warr email@example.com
Year 6 Co-ordinator: Matt Ribeiro firstname.lastname@example.org
Year 5 Co-ordinator: Sam Hassett email@example.com
Year 4 Co-ordinator: Matt Warr firstname.lastname@example.org
Please do not hesitate to contact any of the above coordinators if you have queries or concerns.
Results – Round 3 – See the link below for results of last weekend’s games.
Please consider offering your support for half an hour on our Sport Canteen by following the Volunteer link
Fixtures: See the link below for this weekend’s fixtures
Results: See the results table via the link below
Mr Matthew Warr, Head of Football