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This Week In Sport Week 9

From Dave Capra, Head of Sport and Activities

This weekend is the final round of football for the season with matches for all teams. With a very successful season behind us I would like to take the opportunity to thank Mr Remo Buess and Mr Matt Warr for leading our program this year. Soccer is the fastest growing code of football in Australia and with dedicated and passionate role models like the ones we have coaching at our College it isn’t a surprise that it is so popular!

Whilst we were disappointed at having to cancel rugby, football and an AFL game over the weekend, the rain was certainly very welcome and hopefully so was a morning off sport for your family!
I would also like to thank and acknowledge the teachers on staff who have put up their hand to coach teams, sacrificing family and personal time midweek and on Saturday mornings to provide opportunities for our boys. To Mr Gardiner, Ms Neech, Mr Hassett, Mr Baumber and Mr Ribeiro, my thanks on behalf of the parents and boys for a great season! Thanks also to parents for your support of our program throughout the season, particularly for the parents who juggled double games, mid-week fixtures and assisted on game days with canteens, set up and pack up.

Finally, and most importantly, our talented, enthusiastic and good natured soccer players! Our congratulations to you all for the effort and commitment that you have put into training and games this year. The progression in both skill, camaraderie and spirit has been significant and we are very proud of you all!

As always, planning is well underway for our next season and we would ask that parents set aside Monday 10 April to Wednesday 12 April 2017 for the EREA Football Tournament. ATC will be co-hosting the carnival with St Laurence’s College in 2017 and we will be expanding the tournament to include students from Year 5 to Year 10. With schools invited from all over Australia and New Zealand it promises to be a fantastic event to kick start our 2017 Football Season.

Semester Two Sign On
A reminder that Semester Two Sport Sign on forms are due this Friday 10 June. The information and forms have been emailed home and to all boys twice in the past week as well as sending home a printed version with the eldest boy in each family. Please ensure these are completed, signed and returned tomorrow.
Please keep an eye on emails over the holidays for correspondence regarding each of the sports that your son/s has nominated to participate in. You can sign and scan this form and email it to Mrs Anne-Marie Champion

U12 AFL Met West Representatives

Representative News
Congratulations to Logan McDonald in 7 Wynne and Ethan Holland in 7 Lynch who have been selected to play for Brisbane at the Under 13 Hockey State Championships at the Sunshine Coast during the school holidays. This promises to be a great event and a quality opportunity for these boys. Best of luck Logan and Ethan, we look forward to hearing how the championships go!

This week sees Joe Newell, Jack Brennan, Tristen Meekin, Angus Parnell and Ryan Forrester head to Hervey Bay for the U12 AFL State Championships. The boys have put in a lot of extra training under the watchful eye of Mr Cashmere, we wish them well for a great carnival!

Last Thursday saw seven of our Ambrose Treacy College cross country runners representing their school and district at the Metropolitan West Regional Schools Cross Country Trials. The following results were achieved from our ATC runners:
Sebastian McCormack 6th in 10 Year Boys
Zac Beachy-Head 3rd in 12 Year Boys
Joel Parlane 9th in 12 Year Boys
Tom Kearney 20th in 13 Year Boys
Lachlan Smith 30th in 13 Year Boys
Ewan Smith 11th in 14 Year Boys
Calum Barter 27th in 14 Year Boys
Great running, well done boys!

Training Week 10 Term 2
Please note the following arrangements regarding training in the final week of school:
- No rugby training (training re-commences Tuesday Week 1 Term 3)
- No football training (season has finished)
- AFL training is on as scheduled
- Athletics training on Tuesday morning at UQ only
- Gym – will be open as per timetable except Wednesday
- 3-x-3 Basketball has finished – basketball season commences with trials Week 1 Term 3

ATC Interhouse Athletics Carnival
After a great inaugural carnival in 2015, the ATC Interhouse Athletics Carnival promises to be an enjoyable and competitive event for all students. Information has been sent directly to parents regarding this event and has also been included in this newsletter edition. A reminder that boys need to wear full ATC PE uniform including sports cap or wide brim hat. As with all significant College events, this is a normal school day and all students are to be in attendance and participating to the very best of their ability. Best of luck to all of our students and staff for a great day out at UQ!

For our weekend’s sport to run smoothly we always rely on the generosity of our sporting community and I would ask you to please consider volunteering this weekend on the canteen. It’s a great way to meet new people and be part of our friendly sporting community at ATC. You can offer your support for half an hour by following the Volunteerlocal link

Mr Dave Capra, Head of Sport and Activities



The ATC Gym conducts sessions for students in Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9 before, during and after school.
Our Fun Fitness Sessions are on Mondays from 7.00am to 8.00am and will run every Monday until the end of the term.

Our Cardio (Boxing Focus Mitt) Session is on Tuesdays from 7.00am to 8.00am and will run until the end of the term. 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 are available for collection from the Sports and Activities Office at the College and via the link below. 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.

Cross Country Report Week 9 Term 2

Last Thursday 2 June seven (7) Ambrose Treacy College cross country runners represented their school and district at the Metropolitan West Regional Schools Cross Country Trials. It was great to see our runners perform well against the best runners within our region.

The following results were achieve from our ATC runners:
Sebastian McCormack 6th in 10 Year Boys
Zac Beachy-Head 3rd in 12 Year Boys
Joel Parlane 9th in 12 Year Boys
Tom Kearney 20th in 13 Year Boys
Lachlan Smith 30th in 13 Year Boys
Ewan Smith 11th in 14 Year Boys
Calum Barter 27th in 14 Year Boys
Once again we would like to take this opportunity to thank all our ATC runners for their involvement and commitment to our cross country program in 2016.

Track and Field Report Week 9 Term 2

As we near the end of Term 2 please be aware of the following Track & Field Training Sessions for ALL students aged 10 years through to 15 years.

Sprints and Distance Training
Sprints and Middle Distance is at the University of Queensland Track, St Lucia on Tuesday mornings from 6.30am to 7.45am. Next Tuesday 14 June will be our last session before we break for Term 3. Training will commence again in Term 3.

Throws Training
Training for throws for students aged 10 years to 15 years will be on Friday afternoons from 3.10pm to 4.30pm on Brothers Oval or Jack Bowers Oval. Students interested are to meet with coaches at 3.10pm at the Sports Shed on Brothers Oval.
This Friday 10 June will be our last Friday afternoon throws training session prior to the June/July holiday break.

*Jumps Training (High Jump, Long Jump) Training *
Jumps training for all students aged 10 years through to 15 years on Wednesday afternoons from 3.10pm to 4.30pm on Brothers Oval or Jack Bowers Oval. Students interested are to meet with coaches at 3.10pm at the Sports Shed on Brothers Oval. This week (Wednesday 8 June) saw the last of our jumps training session prior to the term break. Jumps training will commence again in week 1 Term 3.

Year 4 Track & Field Training
All year 4 students will participate in our Year 4 Friday Afternoon Track & Field Program.
This will be conducted from Week 7 to 10 (last 4 Weeks of Term 2) from 1.45pm to 3.00pm on Jack Bowers Oval and/or Brothers Oval.
Year 4 students will rotate across various athletics relate activities during these sessions.
In Term 3, the Year 4 Track & Field Training Program will continue on a Friday afternoon for the first 4 weeks (week 1 to week 4).

Mr Luke Donatini, Athletics Performance Coordinator


Rugby Report Week 9 Term 2

I hope everyone stayed dry and enjoyed the weekend off. This week will see the College play its final fixture against AIC schools before heading away on holidays. It has been a great opportunity to play AIC schools this term and it’s allowed us to play regular Rugby against quality competition. This term’s Rugby will have the boys in great shape heading into the second half of our Rugby season.

As we head into the final games of Rugby for this term I want to thank the ATC Rugby Community: The boys for their tireless efforts at training and willingness to compete for every inch on the playing field, the parents for their support towards the program and juggling their child’s and their own schedule to have the boys at games and training every week, and finally, I would like to thank the coaches and the support staff for their committed efforts throughout the term, the willingness to give up their time on afternoons and weekends was extremely encouraging.

Thank you all for the support throughout this term, I look forward to next terms Rugby and building on the progress already made.

Important Information
There will be no Rugby training next week (Week 10), however the gym will still be open and will continue to be open in the school holidays: Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday – 8.00am – 11.00am.

Fixtures this weekend
Please download the link below to see this weekend’s fixtures.

Please consider offering your support for half an hour on our Sport Canteen by following the Volunteerlocal link

Mr Kieran Moffat, Head of Rugby


Football Report Week 9 Term 2

Mother Nature managed to put a dampener on our penultimate round, but it looks like nothing will be able to put a stop to our busy final round of fixtures in the ATC Football season.
Although our teams are spread throughout South East QLD, I am optimistic of us picking up some great results to highlight the continued improvement across all our teams. Considering the recent cold mornings, attendance at training has remained strong, with laughter and footballs flying around. With this in mind, we will be having a final breakfast for all footballing lads tomorrow morning. Dave Capra and I will don our aprons and hats and prepare a BBQ for the boys. This will hopefully provide a positive community setting to culminate our season.
Best of luck to all boys and teams this weekend.

Fixtures this weekend
Please download the link below to see this weekend’s fixtures.

Please consider offering your support for half an hour on our Sport Canteen by following the Volunteerlocal link

Mr Matthew Warr, Head of Football


AFL Report Week 9 Term 2

We are now at the half way mark with 8 more games to go for the season. Our Under 13/14 side had a washed out game on Sunday so this should be rescheduled for the weekend of June 26.

Our Under 12 side put on a spectacular display of true grit and perseverance in pelting rain at Chelmer on Friday night. All players and their support crew are to be congratulated on their “rain, hail or shine” attitude on this particularly wet evening. The same can be said for the Under 11s who played at Jindalee on Friday night in similar conditions.
Congratulations to the following boys from our ATC AFL Club who are heading to Hervey Bay for the School State AFL carnival being held 9-12 June. Joe Newell, Jack Brennan, Tristen Meekin and Ryan Forrester will be playing in the Met West team and Angus Parnell in the President’s team. I know they have been putting in a lot of extra training and we wish them all the best for the carnival.

Fixtures can be found by clicking here or by copying this address in to your browser:

AFL Boys Day Out – this coming Saturday
Each year ATC has a Boys Day out to the AFL. It is a great afternoon where families can get to know each other as they take in an afternoon of football. This year we plan to go to the Lions Vs Fremantle game on June 11.

Please click here for a full report of all scores for our ATC AFL teams

U 13/14
No Result due to the weather

U 12
Morningside 15.8-98 d ATC 0.1-1
Coaches Comments
This week saw the Mighty Under 12’s Warriors take on the Mt Gravatt Vultures.
The boys battled hard in a wet and slippery game of football. The first half was an absolute cracker by the ATC boys, however we were unable to maintain that structure in the second half, which proved to be very costly. Mt Gravatt were a well drilled side and made the wet conditions look easy at times, however the Warrior boys didn’t let them have it all their own way, and for another week, played the game out until the final siren sounded.
Angus Parnell had a fantastic game through the midfield and wing positions. Tristen Meekin found plenty of football across the half back line and created some good opportunities for us moving forward. Josh Sullivan was another one who put the skills we have been working on at training into use and played a good role deep in defence. The list could always go on with these boys.
A big thank you to all of the parent/brother helpers who braved the rain to help make the game happen. It’s always a great environment to be a part of come game day!

Jindalee Blue 22.19-151 d ATC 0.1-1
Coaches Comments
A horrible night for football with the rain deciding to come down and flood Jindalee Reserve on Friday night. The boys loved playing in the wet, sliding, slipping and generally doing what boys do best in the wet. A special mention to the older brothers and parents who took up jobs on Friday night as either boundary umpires, water carriers or goal umpires. A real special mention to Megan Williamson who had to ditch the safety of the umbrella and run out and deliver the messages for the team. Sometimes it was the same message, but she did a fantastic job and I am thankful for her help. I was speaking with the Jindalee president at the end of the game and he is amazed and envious of the spirit in which our boys continue to play with. They kept attacking. They kept running and they belted out the war cry at the end of the game before destroying their creaming soda.
Notable mentions this week to:
Gabe Shaw: Gabe had one of his best games. Jindalee were unable to move him and he was willing to get in the middle and get the ball. He even got in his first left footed kick for the year. Continues to improve every week.
Oliver Clements: Oliver shared the ruck duties with Gabe and was everywhere he needed to be. He ran himself into the ground. He continued to compete right up until the final siren.
Jai Curry: Jai was a coach’s dream on Friday. He did exactly what was asked. He stuck to his player and made it difficult for him to get the ball. His team mates can learn a lot from his efforts.
Zac Allan: Zac put his body on the line and copped a football to the face for his efforts. He never stopped trying and the conditions didn’t suit his game, but he kept trying throughout.
Harrison McAvoy: Harry always finds himself in the right place at the right time. He is always getting shot on goals and will always compete for the ball in the air. He won’t let his opponent out mark him.
This week we are at home to Jimboomba at 7:30pm. I will not be there due to the State Carnival being held in Hervey Bay. Mr Cameron Pickering will be taking the boys for their first win.

Please Note: All boys must have a mouthguard to play on the day.

Please advise your coach or manager ASAP if for some reason you are unable to play a game.

Please follow the link below to view this weekend’s fixtures.

Mrs Fiona Kearney, AFL Coordinator