Warriors go Brách! Sport Week 6

March 5 2015
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Head of Sport and Activities—Mr Dave Capra
Last Friday we held the inaugural ATC Interhouse Swimming Carnival and I believe that this was a snapshot of everything that we as a community believe is important. The day featured a variety of competitive and non-competitive
swimming events, novelty events in and out of the pool and culminated in the ATC Skins race which showcased the
strongest swimmers in our school battling it out over 25 metre eliminations.
The mood created by our very own DJ Jono Bolt was festive and fun, with both staff and students getting into the carnival atmosphere and enjoying being one of the lucky group of people who whose to be part of the ATC community.
I have always loved that our community celebrates individuality and the unique people who make up the vibrant,
social and supportive school that we are. Regardless of whether you were swimming in Division 1 or 13 or whether
you were overcoming some very tough challenges to get to the end of the pool, on Friday at ATC, you were somebody! The reason you were somebody was because the boys in our community had each others backs, they supported each other, they cheered for each other and they celebrated brilliant victories and sensational losses with the
same vigour. And as a staff group we couldn’t have been prouder of our boys.
Several of our teachers, Ms Erin Moffat, Mr Mark Watson, Mr Sam Hassett, Mr Paddy Behan and Mr Matthew Ribeiro
took on responsibility for leading the house spirit and war cries within each house. My thanks to them for the huge
role they played in creating a great culture of pride, participation and competition. The Red Bulls, the Gold Miners,
The Green Leprechauns and the Blue Vikings competed with pride and enthusiasm and lead by Ms Moffatt the Blue
Vikings claimed the very first ATC Interhouse competition and bragging rights until the Interhouse Cross Country on
Friday 24 April.
I would like to thank Mr Paul Jones, along with Mrs Fiona Kearney and Ms Tayla Jones for organising and running a
brilliant carnival; our dedicated staff for enthusiastically facilitating swimming, novelty, dance and other events and
to the awesome group of ATC boys who did what they do best here at ATC… they were boys being boys and they
loved it!
I hope your son has a great camp experience and has the opportunity to make new friends, challenge himself to push
himself beyond his known comfort zones and to enjoy a break away from the hectic school life that we all live.
Warriors Go Brach!
Dave Capra
Term 2 Sports
The official pre-season for a number of pre-season
sports begins in the coming weeks. An overview of
each sport is included in this newsletter edition.
With so many sporting opportunities on offer, we
hope that every boy finds something he wishes to
participate in.
Athletics Performance Coordinator — Mr Luke Donatini
The Power of a Quote
There are thousands and thousands of motivational quotes and saying that can be used to inspire us all in many situations. I
chose today to share the selection below as I find these especially inspiring to success in sport and more importantly pertinent
to self-improvement and self-success.
I ask you (ATC students) to read through the below quotes and think about your strengths, build on these, then think about
your weaknesses and focus on improving only one thing at a time. DO NOT CLOUD YOUR MIND with all the negatives but focus
on one thing to improve at a time. Keep doing what you do best and do it even better. Once you achieve this your confidence
will lift and the weaknesses become not so weak but easier to improve.
Stay positive, stay strong and determine and you can weather any storm. You will be fine if you first Trust in yourself and are
prepared to work hard on constantly improving. Good luck!
To succeed...You need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you. Tony Dorsett
If you can believe it, the mind can achieve it. Ronnie Lott
Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there. Bo Jackson
You have no control over what the other guy does. You only have control over what you do. A J Kitt
The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.
Joe Paterno
Ask not what your teammates can do for you. Ask what you can do for your teammates. Magic Johnson
The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the
world, but if they don't play together, the club won’t be worth a dime. Babe Ruth
How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a
winner or a loser. Lou Holtz
Cross Country Round Up
We are experiencing good numbers at cross country training but we can do better. Cross Country is a great opportunity for our
students to increase their fitness levels through aerobic and anaerobic based sessions. Our goal is to also make these sessions a
valuable learning experience whilst ensuring that they are still having enjoyment and fun.
We are gearing up for an exciting 2015 season of Cross Country. In 2015 Ambrose Treacy College is happy to announce that it
will be partnering up with the University of Queensland Athletics Club. This association will allow us to compete regularly at
Queensland Athletics cross country events as well as also bolster our current sporting programs on offer at ATC. There will be
numerous opportunities for our students to compete at a social and competitive level during the 2015 ATC Cross Country season. All Years 4 to Year 8 Students are Welcome to ATC Cross Country . Tuesday Mornings (6.45am to 8.00am): Cross Country
Preseason. We will meet at the Shed/Canteen Area at Hopgood Oval. Thursday Mornings (6.45am to 8.00am): Cross Country
Preseason. We will meet at the Shed/Canteen Area at Hopgood Oval.
Aquatics Coordinator — Mr Paul Jones
Swimming Carnival – The school swimming carnival went ahead this week and a wonderful day was had by all students, staff
and parents. A big thanks to everyone who was involved with the success of this event. The aim for the day was to create a fun
environment that promoted participation and house spirit. The day was successful in both areas. Special thanks must go to the
year 4 parents who assisted with the year 4 morning tea, Mr Donatini for his work on the oval events, Mr Bolt for his great
choice in music and Mr Capra for his ability to be in control with the microphone. A big congratulations to all the year level
champions and our first ATC skins champion who have all been listed in this newsletter. We look forward to a bigger and better
event next year.
ATC Age Swimming Championships – The swimming age championships that were scheduled for this Friday night will be postponed due to a number of swimmers being disadvantaged by returning from camp on Friday afternoon. We will look at the calendar and advise the new date next week. We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause.
Water Polo – We are coming into the last round of fixtures this weekend before the start of finals. ATC2 have a bye this week
and therefore have no more games. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the boys in ATC 2 for their dedication and
commitment to the sport. It has been a massive learning curve for all the boys in this team and they will be much better next
season for having the experience. ATC 1 play this Saturday at 2.40pm and both weeks results will be posted next week.
Year Level Champion
Runner Up
3rd Place
Year 4
Noah Clifford
Patrick Keyser
Sean Bennett
Year 5
*Tie in 1st and 3rd
Year 6
Zach Beachy-Head
James Ellis
Bryce Belcher
Keegan Belcher
Hugh Mowbray
Ziggy Bickle
Mitch Densley
Year 7
Dan Woodrow
Tom Kearney
Josh Nowland
Year 8
*Tie in 1st
Pat Newell
Finn Lentz
Quentijn Whitfield
ATC Skins Champion Dan Woodrow
ATC Skins Runner Up Bryce Belcher
ATC Cricket Draw—Round 6
5C Green
4 Green
4 White
Bye round
Camp Week
(Yr 6 – 8)
5A vs 5B, ATC Brothers Oval, 8.00am to 12.00pm, 30 Overs – Synthetic
5C White vs TERRACE, Jack Bowers South 8.15am to 11.15am – T20
5C Green vs BBC, Jack Bowers North 8.15am to 11.15am – T20
Hopgood Oval West, 8.00am
Hopgood Oval East, 8.00am
Cricket News - Mr Brett Henschell
Round 5 on Saturday was the most successful to date for ATC Years 5-8 against a mix of teams from TSS, BGS and
GT, recording six wins from nine matches. There were some very close encounters with 6A passing the BGS total in
the final over of the match and 6B storming home to take the last four BGS wickets for six runs to win by just one
run. 6C went very close to toppling BGS as well but fell short despite the effort of Will Juillerat who took four wickets in one over including a hat trick.
Year 4 teams playing in the Brisbane North competition performed very well winning two out of three matches.
Whilst the mighty 4As continued on their merry way and remain undefeated, it must be mentioned that the Year 4
U10 White team won their very first match of the season. These boys have worked hard on their skills since October last year, never given up at any stage, and were rewarded on Saturday with a resounding win. Well done boys!
Well done Mr Paige. Can you double up?
Most concerning on the weekend was the fact some players failed to advise their team manager or coach that
they could not play and simply did not turn up at the ground or sent a message with someone else that they
weren’t playing. This is not good enough! Some teams played short. It is your responsibility to the team to alert
the manager and/or coach that you cannot play, even if this is on the morning of the match, so that a replacement can be found and your team can take the field with eleven players. Further, players must be at the ground,
ready to warm up, at least 30 minutes before the start of play. It is not good enough to turn up 5 minutes before
the start of the match and think you are ready to play. Much needs to be done in preparation before the match
commences and, if you are not there to listen and learn from your coach, you are simply letting yourself and your
U10 Blue
Toombul Silver 104 v ATC 133
Will Keyser
U10 Green
Toombul Red 88 v ATC 59
Liam Hubbard
U10 White
Valley Koalas 57 v ATC 79
Year 5A
GT 12/15 lost to ATC 4/98
Henry Freeland, Jack Sadler & Oscar Woodhouse
Sam Loch & Sean Callinan
Year 5B
BGS 30 lost to ATC 5/118
Zac Williams
Year 5C White
ATC 5C Green 49 lost to ATC White 4/75
Sam Pandy
Year 5C Green
ATC 5C White 4/75 defeated ATC Green 49
Jo Lindenburg
Year 6A
BGS 7/74 lost to ATC 4/75
Cullen Mayer
Year 6B
BGS 11/72 lost to ATC 5/73
Alexander Bradshaw
Year 6C
BGS 9/62 defeated ATC 4/55
Will Juillerat
Year 7A
TSS 45 lost to ATC 6/109
Ryley Brittain
Year 7B
GT 9/138 defeated ATC 78
Tom Perissinotto
Year 8A
TSS 9/67 lost to ATC 4/84
Nat Cowin
Year 8B
TSS 8/43 defeated ATC 28
Tim Bennett
General Strength & Fitness Session
Wednesday morning fitness at Jack Bowers Oval is gaining great momentum with in excess of 30 plus students from years 5 to
year 8 now regularly attending. The boys have been working on Upper Body Strength, Lower Body Strength, Core Strength, and
Cardiovascular Fitness as well as flexibility and Good Technique.
Years 5 to Year 8 Students are Welcome to ATC Strength & Fitness
Wednesday Mornings (6.45am to 8.00am): Fitness Training Circuit Work. We meet at the shed at Jack Bowers Oval.
No Rugby Boots Required (Joggers, water bottle, towel and training apparel).
Indoor Cricket News
We enter into Round 3 of Indoor Cricket fixtures this Saturday 7 March. Can we please remind all players and parents that
games commence at 8.00am and 9.30am SHARP. Can we please request that all students are at the venue at least 10 minutes
prior to the commencement of their game?
We also request that all students, if dropped off, are picked up on time. Traditionally most games are completed well and truly
before the advertised finished time. Can we please request:
For 8.00am games (Year 4/5/6)– PICK UP at 9.20am please
For 9.30am games (Year 7/8) – PICK UP at 10.45am please
All game and weekly draw information can be found on the Sports Notice Board outside the Sports and Activities Office.
All Indoor Cricket games will played at Brisbane West Indoor Sports Centre, 27 Bellwood Street, Darra.
Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 COMPULSORY Training - Tuesday Afternoons (3.15pm to 4.30pm Tennis Courts)
Year 7 and Year 8 COMPULSORY Training - Wednesday Afternoons (3.15pm to 4.30pm Tennis Courts)
Optional Skills Clinics (All Year Levels) – Friday Mornings (6.45am to 8.00am Jack Bowers Oval)
Term 2 Sports
Cross Country—currently underway
Training will be held on 3 mornings per week with boys encouraged to attend 2 sessions and a 3rd if they are selected into the
advanced squad. Races will be mainly held on Saturday and Sundays with the occasional Friday. Cross Country is a great sport
for all, regardless of whether boys wish to run at a representative level or to build fitness for other sports. We would love to
see our soccer, rugby, basketball and AFL players attending weekly sessions for fitness and running at occasional meets to track
progress and to set and achieve personal performance goals. Our first official race is the ATC Interhouse Cross Country Championships which will be held at our AFL Fields at Chelmer on Friday 24 April, followed by the QLD Athletics All Schools Cross Country Championships which are held during the afternoon on Saturday 2 May.
Football (Soccer) - Commenced Monday 2 March
It has been great to see so many keen boys attending pre-season training on Wednesday’s with Mr Donatini. Pre-season ramps
up next week (Monday 2 March) with skills session run by our Head Coach Mr Remo Buess on Monday and Friday mornings
from 6.45am to 8.00am. Boys can attend as many or as few of these sessions as they wish, however we would encourage boys
who wish to make a strong start in terms of selections to attend as many as possible. Names of boys will be taken at the sessions so there is no need to sign on. Boys are to wear boots and appropriate training gear (preferably not HPE uniform) and are
to shower in the pool change rooms and change into day uniforms after training. The season will commence with the inaugural
ATC Football Festival will be held on Sunday 26 April and then games will begin on Saturday 2 May against Nudgee College
(away) and will continue until Saturday 13 June. Games will mostly be played in the morning, both home and away.
Tennis – commenced Monday 2 March
The tennis program at ATC is geared at boys who have previously has lessons or have played competitive tennis previously.
Whilst we would love to offer beginner classes, the court space and intensive coaching required makes this impracticable. Our
tennis program is run by Lifetime Tennis and we can recommend their beginner programs.
Tennis at ATC features an Open and Age Championship, school fixtures, club fixtures and a variety of tours and competitive opportunities including the Brisbane International Primary Schools Challenge.
Training begins next week in preparation for the College Open Championships which will be held on Sunday 29 March beginning
at 8.00am. All boys who wish to play tennis for the College are required to play in this championships. This will be a great event
and will be a key opportunity for allocating boys to play the school season in Term 2. Fixtures during Term 2 will be played on
Saturday, either in the morning or early afternoon, depending on age groups.
Year 4
Tuesday and Thursday mornings at ATC 6.45am to 8.00am
Year 5-8
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday mornings at Ambiwerra Tennis Centre, Rolfe St, Corinda
from 6.30am to 7.45am
Parents are to drop boys at Ambi at 6.30am and they will then be transported via College bus back to ATC in time for school to
begin. Showers and change rooms are available at Ambi and boys can purchase breakfast at Paddy’s Place or BYO.
If your son wishes to play tennis for ATC, including the ATC Open Championships on Sunday 29 March, please ensure that you
email our Head Tennis Coach, Mr Bruce Dick at [email protected]
3 on 3 Basketball – commences Week 2 in Term 2
The fastest growing form of the game is back again at ATC and is a great opportunity for boys who wish to play basketball at a
recreational level. Times are as follows and will include skills sessions followed by games.
Year 4 and 5 from 3.15pm to 4.45pm
Year 6, 7 and 8 from 4.45pm to 6.15pm
Basketball will then continue In the Term 3 school season when we will be fielding 5 a side teams in Year 5, 6 ,7 and 8 and will
be playing weekly competitive fixtures.
If your son wishes to play 3 on 3 Basketball please email Mrs Fiona Hannan our Basketball Coordinator at [email protected] .
Rugby Union—Armidale Tour (17-19 April), A Squad Training and Trials commences Week 2 Term 2
During Term 2, an Under 11, 12, 13 and 14 ‘A’ squad will be invited to train on Friday afternoons from 3.15pm to 4.30pm in
preparation for the Term 3 School season. The rugby pre-season will then begin for all players in mid-May in preparation for
rugby trials against St Patrick’s College Shorncliffe on Saturday 13 June, St Laurence’s 7s on Saturday 20 June and the Spartans
Rugby Carnival for Under 13 and 14s during the June/July school holidays. The school rugby season will commence for all Year 5
– 8 boys on the first Saturday of Term 3.
Our Year 4 Rugby players have their first training session this afternoon, followed by sign on. We are looking forward to our
Year 4 Rugby players being the first to wear the ATC Rugby kit when they run out onto the paddock in trials before Easter holidays.
Year 7 Canoe Polo—Commences Week 2, Term 2
Canoe Polo will be offered to Year 7 students on Wednesday evenings from
6.15pm to 8.15pm. Boys will be play competitive games and receive coaching from our Canoe Polo Coach, Mr David Peters. Boys who wish to play
Canoe Polo in Year 7 who wish to play Canoe Polo in Term 2 are to email Mr
Paul Jones at [email protected] . Names will then be collated and an
information letter and draw will be sent out later in the term or early in
Term 2 pending response from students.
ATC Junior Australian Football Club
We are finalising numbers for our teams this week and need to have all players registered ASAP. If your son intends playing for the club please follow
the link below and sign him on today. Training will commence this week for all players on Monday 2 March f3.15pm to 4.30pm
or U9-U11 and on Thursday for players in U12 to U14 from 4.30pm to 6.00pm.
AFL Sign On
We will also be holding open training session at school on Sunday afternoons from 3.00pm to 4.30pm for boys who have signed
on to play for ATC JAFC or for boys who would like to come along for a session and see if they would like to play. The first Sunday session will commence on Sunday 8 March and will continue until further notice. This is not compulsory however boys are
encouraged to come along and brush off the cobwebs from the off season. Please ensure boys are wearing boots, mouthguard.
appropriate training attire for contact and bring a water bottle.
Cross Country Preseason Training
Years 4 to Year 8 Students Welcome
Tuesday Mornings (6.45am to 8.00am): Cross Country Preseason
We will meet at the Shed/Canteen Area at Hopgood Oval.
Thursday Mornings (6.45am to 8.00am): Cross Country Preseason
We will meet at the Shed/Canteen Area at Hopgood Oval.
General Strength & Fitness Session
Years 5 to Year 8 Students Welcome
Wednesday Mornings (6.45am to 8.00am): Fitness Training Circuit Work. We meet
at the shed at Jack Bowers Oval. No Rugby Boots Required (Joggers, water bottle,
towel and training apparel).
Indoor Cricket News
Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 Games
All Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 Indoor Cricket Games for this Saturday will be played at 8.00am.
All students are to be at the venue to sign on by 7.50am
Year 7 and Year 8 Games
All Year 7 and Year 8 Indoor Cricket Games for this Saturday will be played at 9.30am.
All students are to be at the venue to sign on by 9.20am
All game and weekly draw information can be found on the Sports Notice Board outside the Sports and Activities
Office. All Indoor Cricket games will played at Brisbane West Indoor Sports Centre, 27 Bellwood Street, Darra.
Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 COMPULSORY Training - Tuesday Afternoons (3.15pm to 4.30pm Tennis Courts)
Year 7 and Year 8 COMPULSORY Training - Wednesday Afternoons (3.15pm to 4.30pm Tennis Courts)
Optional Skills Clinics (All Year Levels) – Friday Mornings (6.45am to 8.00am Jack Bowers Oval)
ATC Irish Warriors JAFC
The Australian Football season is fast approaching and is almost upon us. This week all teams have begun training. The U/9’s and
U/10’s are training on a Monday from 3:15-4:30. The U/12’s and U/13’s are training on Thursdays from 4:30-6:00 (or dark, whichever comes first.) Fitness training has begun on Wednesday mornings from 6:45am and along with Cross Country training on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, the boys have no excuse for not being fit enough come the opening game.
For the next two weeks, a second training has been arranged for the U/12 and U/13’s on a Sunday afternoon from 3:00-4:30 at
Jack Bowers Oval. Boys in these teams will require both the home shorts and the away shorts.
Shorts and socks will be available from the uniform shop in a couple of weeks, once everybody has returned from camp and in
time for our first weekend of trials for the U12’s and U13’s.
For those boys still interested in playing, we have spaces in all teams. Please follow this link to register.
Upcoming Events:
Next Week: U/9 and U/10 – No training due to camp.
U/11 – Training Thursday 4:30 – 6:00.
U/12 – Training Thursday 4:30 – 6:00.
U/13 – Training Thursday 4:30 – 6:00.
Coaches and Managers Meeting: Thursday 12th March, 6:00pm in the library.
Support Committee (All welcome): Thursday 12th March, 6:30pm in the library.
Upcoming events and information….
With ‘camp season’ upon us there are some changes to training which are outlined below. In most instances we have kept
ing on and will run this in a modified format for those who are still at school.
Week 7 (9 to 13 March)
On as scheduled
Water Polo
On as scheduled
On as scheduled
Indoor Cricket
No Year 4 Training
Year 5 to 8 Training on as scheduled
Canoe Polo
On as scheduled
On as scheduled
On as scheduled
On as scheduled
Football Pre-season
On as scheduled
Cross Country
On as scheduled
Armidale Rugby
On as scheduled
Study Centre
On as scheduled