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Alstonville and District Football Club (Villa FC) has been providing a fun football experience for the people of the Alstonville Plateau since 1972.
During our proud history we have focused on being an inclusive club promoting positive behaviours and participation in team sport.
The club provides a pathway for talented players with strong teams in both the men's and women's premier divisions and in the junior competitions.
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Published on Wednesday, 09 November 2016 13:18
BRISBANE ROAR TRIP - EXTRA TICKETS
As you know Alstonville FC has been invited to attend the A-League match between Brisbane Roar FC and Wellington Phoenix to be played at CBus Stadium, GOld Coast on Saturday 9th December 2017.
Some of our junior footballers (aged 5-15) have already been lucky enough to be selected to be involved in the match day activities.
We have organised a bus to go to the game and we are now releasing some extra seats on the bus and discounted tickets for sale to Villa FC members who would like to go.
- DATE: Sat 9th December 2017.
- MEET: Geoff Watt Oval.
- TIME: 3:00pm for a strict 3:15pm departure (return late that night).
- VENUE: CBus Stadium, Gold Coast (game starts at 5:35pm - NSW time).
- TRAVEL: By bus.
- COST: Seat on bus and Ticket to game - $35 per person (same price for children and adults).
Click HERE to register for the trip.
By registering you are committing to attend the event and make full payment by Fri 8 Dec. Payment is via direct deposit (BSB: 062657, Account: 10195731) using your name in the description.
If the allocation is used up then the link will not be visible. To go on the waiting list email us here.
Terms & Conditions for the trip:
(1) Eligibility only extends to Villa Members and their families.
(2) Tickets will be sold on a first in basis.
(3) Children must be accompanied by a responsible parent/guardian for the duration of the trip.
(4) For logistical reasons you will travel on the Club organised bus to Suncorp Stadium. You may arrange alternative travel arrangements for the return journey if you desire.
(5) Payment for the event must be made by Fri 8 Dec. Failure to do so will allow the Club to offer the place to the next on the list.
(6) Attendees are asked to wear Villa FC shirts, hats, etc.
(7) There is a zero alcohol policy for the duration of the trip.
(8) All those travelling and representing Villa FC will be expected to abide by the club's code of conduct and behave in a respectful way.
Published on Friday, 28 October 2016 14:27
Brisbane Roar Trip
VILLA FC - 2017 BRISBANE ROAR TRIP
Villa FC is planning another trip to a Brisbane Roar game on Saturday 9 December where players aged 5 to 15 will have the opportunity to participate at half time and to walk onto the field with the Roar and Wellington players.
The game will be at Cbus Stadium on the Gold Coast and commences at 5.35 pm Queensland time.
The 31 selected players will receive free entry to the game as well as free entry for one accompanying adult. The club will hire a bus/es and the cost will be $20 per person. Additional game and travel tickets may be available for other interested people.
The bus will leave Geoff Watt Oval, Alstonville at 4 pm EDST and leave the Gold Coast at about 9 pm EDST.
Roar management require –
11 mascots to walk out with Roar or Wellington players – ages 5 – 10 years.
10 children to play at half time – ages 5 – 9 years.
10 older players to walk out with centre circle mat – ages 10 – 15 years.
Those 2017 registered Villa players who are first to express interest by following the link below will be notified of their success or otherwise as soon as possible. Payment of the full amount into the club’s account is expected when you have been notified of successful selection. We hope lots of players are able to take up this great opportunity.
- DATE: Sat 9th December 2017.
- MEET: Geoff Watt Oval.
- TIME: 3:30pm for a strict 4:00pm departure (return late that night).
- VENUE: CBus Stadium, Gold Coast QLD (game starts at 5:35pm - QLD time).
- TRAVEL: By coach.
- COST: Coach hire - $20 per seat.
For a chance to be selected for one of these activities and free tickets to the game, please click HERE and follow the instructions.
Successful nominations will be advised by e-mail. Players who miss out on the free tickets may still attend but must pay for tickets (discounted) and may still book a seat on the bus (until bus is full).
This will be open to all Villa members. Information about purchasing these tickets and booking a seat on the bus will be emailed and published on the website soon.
Terms & Conditions for free ticket draw:
(1) Eligibility only extends to Villa juniors who were registered players with Alstonville & District Football Club Inc. for the 2017 football season.
(2) Nominations will be accepted on a first in basis.
(3) By registering a nomination you acknowledge that a responsible parent or guardian will accompany, and be responsible for the junior player, for the duration of the trip.
(4) For logistical reasons selected players and parents MUST travel on the Club organised bus to Suncorp Stadium at a cost of $20 per seat. You may arrange alternative travel arrangements for the return journey if you desire.
(5) Payment for the bus must be made within 48 hours of confirmation of selection. Failure to do so will allow the Club to offer the place to the next on the list. (6) Players will be expected to wear joggers (no soccer boots), villa socks, black shorts, Villa playing strip (provided).
(7) Parents and spectators will be expected to wear Villa shirts/jackets (available for purchase at GW before bus leaves).
(8) All those travelling and representing Villa FC will be expected to abide by the club's code of conduct.
Published on Monday, 09 October 2017 17:04
Villa FC AGM
The Villa FC AGM is being held on Monday 9 Oct at 7pm at the Alstonville Bowling Club.
We are needing many roles filled for 2018 and are especially looking for some new people to come along and take on a small role so it all doesn't get left to a few.
Even if you can spare 1 hour per week or fortnight, that would be a help.
We are also especially asking parents of MiniRoos players to consider helping the club in some way.
Thanks in advance to all those who are able to come along.
Published on Saturday, 23 September 2017 00:31
Senior Presentation Dinner - THIS SAT
WE NEED DEFINITE NUMBERS BY THIS TUESDAY (2 Oct) otherwise you will miss out!
Villa's Senior Presentation Dinner will be held on Saturday 7 October at Plateau Sports.
Tickets are $30. Direct deposits can be made into the club's account and tickets collected on the night or by prior arrangement.
The account details are as follows, please ensure you include your NAME and the word 'PRESENTATION'.
BSB 06 2657
Ac No 10195731
Alternatively email our club secretary with numbers. If you have any questions please contact a committee member.
Published on Friday, 22 September 2017 21:34
Oceania Cup Working Bee - This Saturday!
Hi everyone, with only 1 week until the 2017 Oceania Cup we are holding a working bee this Saturday (23 Sep) at CP from 9am.
We want to make sure our club houses and gear are in top condition for the cup so we NEED EVERYONES HELP! Even if you can spare 1 hour, it would be very helpful.
See you there!
Published on Tuesday, 19 September 2017 12:15
Summer Youth League Muster - This Wed (20 Sep)
The Summer Youth League is a competition run in term 4 (13 Oct - 15 Dec) with games played on Friday nights.
It is for players aged between 14 & 20 (age as at 1 Oct) with up to two over age players allowed per team. There is a registration fee payable for those who participate (in addition to any Winter season fees).
Villa has entered a boys and a girls team in the competition.
We are holding a muster for all those interested this Wednesday (20 Sep) 6pm at GW (boys and girls). Andy Brown will be running the muster. If required team selections will be made and players will be notified. Training will then continue every Wednesday after that.
We hope to see you there!
Published on Thursday, 31 August 2017 14:16
Archie Visits Alstonville!
Yesterday Socceroo legend Archie Thompson conducted a masterclass training session for some lucky Villa FC Gr6/7 players.
This was all thanks to Gr7 Kestrals player Griffin, who won a Aldi MiniRoos trick shot competition.
Click below to read more and see the NBN news video segment.
Published on Saturday, 12 August 2017 21:19
We invite all players, volunteers, sponsors and supporters to attend our end of year presentations to celebrate a great year of football here at Villa FC and for players to receive their trophies.
For great gift ideas for coaches and managers - there is Villa merchandise available at the canteens (ie: jackets, hats, hoodies, etc).
Gr6-11 PRESENTATION - Sat 16th Sept - 9:30am @ GW
Gr12-16 PRESENTATION - Sat 16th Sept - 11:30am @ GW
SENIOR PRESENTATION - Sat 7th Oct - 7:00pm @ ABC
NOTE: ALL TEAM GEAR TO BE RETURNED AT THE PRESENTATIONS.
Published on Thursday, 30 March 2017 12:15
This Weeks Games
Below are all the games being played by Villa FC teams this weekend. This is just an extract from the Sports Pulse draw (see link in 'Quick Links' on left).
|1/09/2017||20:00||SkHd1||(Womens Premier Division)||Lennox Head||Alstonville|
|2/09/2017||10:00||BB2||(Grade 11 Pink)||Byron Queen Bees||Alstonville|
|2/09/2017||10:00||Dun2||(Grade 10 Red)||Dunoon Goannas||A'ville Sharks|
|2/09/2017||9:00||E3||(Grade 11 White)||Rovers Raiders||A'ville Dragonflies|
|2/09/2017||9:00||E5||(Grade 7 White)||Rovers Redbacks||A'ville Kestrals|
|2/09/2017||9:00||GW2||(Grade 11 Red)||A'ville Hoppers||A'ville Fireflies|
|2/09/2017||10:00||GW2||(Grade 11 White)||A'ville Mozzies||Ballina Seahorses|
|2/09/2017||9:00||GW3||(Grade 12/1st Div.)||Alstonville||Byron Bay|
|2/09/2017||10:30||GW3||(Grade 13/1st Div.)||Alstonville||Eureka|
|2/09/2017||9:00||GW4||(Grade 7 Green)||A'ville Swifts||Ballina Turtles|
|2/09/2017||9:00||GW4||(Grade 7 Green)||A'ville Eagles||Ballina Dolphins|
|2/09/2017||9:00||GW4||(Grade 6 Blue)||A'ville Bluetongues||Ballina Seahorses|
|2/09/2017||9:00||GW4||(Grade 7 Blue)||A'ville Hawks||Lennox Bluesharks|
|2/09/2017||9:00||GW4||(Grade 7 White)||A'ville Cockatoos||Ballina Mantarays|
|2/09/2017||9:00||GW4||(Grade 10 Blue)||A'ville Whales||Lennox Threshers|
|2/09/2017||10:00||GW4||(Grade 6 Blue)||A'ville Goannas||A'ville Crocodiles|
|2/09/2017||10:00||GW4||(Grade 7 Blue)||A'ville Condors||T'bar Jewfish|
|2/09/2017||10:00||GW4||(Grade 7 Blue)||A'ville Lorikeets||T'bar Marlins|
|2/09/2017||10:00||GW4||(Grade 7 White)||A'ville Falcons||A'ville Emus|
|2/09/2017||10:00||GW4||(Grade 10 Red)||A'ville Stingrays||Thistles Mustangs|
|2/09/2017||9:00||GW5||(Grade 8 Blue)||A'ville Quolls||Ballina Seahorses|
|2/09/2017||9:00||GW5||(Grade 8 Blue)||A'ville Possums||Lennox Makos|
|2/09/2017||9:00||GW5||(Grade 9 Blue)||A'ville Panthers||Lennox Angelsharks|
|2/09/2017||9:00||GW5||(Grade 8 Orange)||A'ville Wallabies||Lennox Mantarays|
|2/09/2017||10:00||GW5||(Grade 8 Blue)||A'ville Platypuses||Woodburn Howlers|
|2/09/2017||10:00||GW5||(Grade 9 Blue)||A'ville Pumas||T'bar Swordfish|
|2/09/2017||10:00||GW5||(Grade 9 Blue)||A'ville Cougars||T'bar Sharks|
|2/09/2017||10:00||GW5||(Grade 8 Yellow)||A'ville Echnidas||South Lismore|
|2/09/2017||9:00||S4||(Grade 10 Blue)||Ballina Dolphins||A'ville Barracudas|
|2/09/2017||9:00||S6||(Grade 8 Orange)||Ballina Dolphins||A'ville Wombats|
|2/09/2017||9:00||S8||(Grade 6 Orange)||Ballina Turtles||A'ville Magpies|
|2/09/2017||9:00||S8||(Grade 6 Purple)||Ballina Dolphins||A'ville Geckos|
|2/09/2017||9:00||SkHd3||(Grade 9 Orange)||Lennox Tigersharks||A'ville Leopards|
|2/09/2017||9:00||SkHd4||(Grade 6 Orange)||Lennox Whalesharks||Alstonville Kites|
|2/09/2017||9:00||SkHd4||(Grade 6 Orange)||Lennox Tigersharks||A'ville T-Rex's|
|2/09/2017||9:00||SkHd4||(Grade 6 Purple)||Lennox Bullsharks||A'ville Skinks|
|2/09/2017||10:00||SkHd4||(Grade 6 Orange)||Lennox Makos||A'ville Dragons|
|2/09/2017||10:00||SkHd4||(Grade 6 Purple)||Lennox Stingrays||Aville Monitors|
|2/09/2017||11:00||SkHd4||(Grade 7 Blue)||Lennox Great White||A'ville Kookaburras|
|2/09/2017||9:00||TEB 3||(Grade 6 Purple)||T'bar Jewfish||A'ville Frillnecks|
|2/09/2017||9:00||TEB 4||(Grade 9 Orange)||T'bar Hammerheads||A'ville Tigers|
|2/09/2017||9:00||W'burn3||(Grade 9 Orange)||Woodburn||A'ville Bobcats|
|2/09/2017||9:00||W'burn5||(Grade 6 Blue)||Woodburn Wolves||A'ville Komodos|
|2/09/2017||12:30||WP1||(Mens Division 4)||Goonellabah||Alstonville|
|2/09/2017||15:00||WP1||(Mens Division 2)||Goonellabah||Alstonville|
Published on Monday, 28 August 2017 20:18
2017 FFNC Awards Dinner
On Saturday night Football Far North Coast held their annual awards dinner.
Villa FC won some awards including some Fair Play Awards (lowest red/yellow cards) by our Womens Div4, Womens Div5 and Mens Div4 teams. Well done on a great result for these teams.
Also, our club President Pete Weingarth was honoured with a volunteer dedication award. Well done Pete on this well deserved award!
The club also had two players named in the Womens Premier team of the year, Erin Huntsman and Jessica Woolfe. Congratulations on this wonderful achievement!
It was a great night out with all the clubs having a chance to catch up with each other and celebrate football together.
Published on Thursday, 24 August 2017 02:21
2017 Pointscore Champions!
Congratulations to our Gr15/1st and Gr14/1st teams on becoming the 2017 Pointscore Champions for their divisions.
We also have 12 teams playing in finals this weekend as listed below. Good luck to all teams and enjoy the experience!
|25/08/2017||18:00||SkHd1||(Grade 12/1st Div.)||Lennox Head||Alstonville|
|25/08/2017||20:00||Uki||(14 Girls)||Uki Pythons||Alstonville Hot Shots|
|26/08/2017||9:30||CP 1||(Grade 15/1st Div.)||Alstonville||Casino|
|26/08/2017||11:00||CP 1||(Grade 14/1st Div.)||Alstonville Taipans||Casino Cobras|
|26/08/2017||13:00||CP 1||(Mens Division 3)||Alstonville||Nimbin Headers|
|26/08/2017||12:30||S1||(Mens Division 2)||Ballina||Alstonville|
|26/08/2017||10:30||S2||(Grade 13/1st Div.)||Ballina||Alstonville|
|26/08/2017||9:00||T1||(Grade 12/2nd South)||Lismore Thistles||A'ville Tarantulas|
|26/08/2017||13:00||W'burn1||(Mens Division 4)||Woodburn||Alstonville|
|26/08/2017||12:30||WP1||(Mens Premier Reserve)||Goonellabah||Alstonville|
|27/08/2017||10:00||CP 1||(12 Girls)||Alstonville||TEBFC|
|27/08/2017||11:00||Potts1||(Grade 14/2nd Div.)||Pottsville||Alstonville|
Published on Monday, 21 August 2017 14:32
Last Games for the Season
Last weekend marked the last games of the regular season for our Gr12 to seniors teams.
While some teams will feature in finals others have now finished their season.
This was true for both of our Gr16 girls teams, the Red Devils and the Velocity, who played against each other in their final game.
The game was played in a great spirit and finished with a combined team photo. The final score was Villa 1 - Villa 0!
We hope all teams have enjoyed their football this season and good luck to those in finals!
Published on Wednesday, 23 August 2017 21:19
Griffin Wins Archie Thompson Masterclass!
As you may know, Villa FC player Griffin has won an amazing prize by entering the Aldi MiniRoos NAB Trick Star competition with his amazing trick shot. See here for the article.
The prize is a masterclass session with Socceroos legend Archie Thompson for 20 players. Griffin's team, the Kestrals, will be participating along with some other lucky Gr6/7 Villa players.
The masterclass will take place on Tue 29 August, 1:30-3:30pm at GW. Feel free to come down and watch on as Archie puts our players through their paces.
Thanks to Griffin and his dad Duncan for this wonderful opportunity!
Published on Saturday, 19 August 2017 08:33
Newcastle Permanent Donation
This week the club was given a generous donation of $600 from Newcastle Permanent through their INTRODUCER program. Anyone who gets a loan through NP and mentions Villa, will get a donation sent to our club.
Thanks very much to Ballina Manager David Parker for attending our MiniRoos games and presenting the cheque. It is much appreciated!
Published on Thursday, 10 August 2017 18:02
Villa FC - OCEANIA CUP - 2017
We are excited to be running the Oceania Cup once again in 2017, 30 Sept/1 Oct (long weekend) here in beautiful Alstonville.
Click here to visit the Oceania Cup website for all the details.
Published on Friday, 18 August 2017 17:55
2017 Carnival Success!
For our tireless volunteers, the day started at sunrise and ended at sunset.
For the 124 teams arriving from far and wide, everything was ready for a great day of football fun...
See NBN TV coverage below:
Published on Friday, 18 August 2017 00:26
Good Sports Stories!!!
Our 12yrs Girls Angels recently played at Pottsville. One of our players was injured (not through anything other than bad luck). We had no subs so were forced to play short. At this point we were leading the play 3 nil.
It was at this point as our player was being carried from the field (by some Pottsville supporters) that the young lady from the bench of the Pottsville team, without hesitation said 'we can help you out if you need. We can fill in for you'. This was so refreshing from the win at all cost world we find ourselves in. A case of kids just out to play soccer and have fun.
Thank you Pottsville! (from a Villa Parent)
At Lennox Head
A brief note regarding something that happened at a recent Gr12 B South game between the Alstonville Tarantulas and Lennox.
Mid way through the game a Villa player injured himself, the game was stopped and he opted to leave the field.
Without any prompting from the technical area, one of the Lennox players said “clap off the injured player guys” and the whole Lennox team promptly did so.
This was very impressive and unusual to witness, perhaps especially so as Lennox were so dominant in the game by then. I coach the Villa team but also have a Committee role in Wollongbar Alstonville Juniors rugby club, so I get to see a lot of kids sport! I still thought it worth giving back the positive feedback. More of it.
Thank you Lennox! (from a Villa Coach)
Published on Tuesday, 14 March 2017 10:00
Next Session: Mon 4 Sept 2017 (LAST ONE)
This year we are continuing our special training sessions for keepers who are extra keen to improve. Matt Baker has generously offered to run these sessions once again.
The sessions run WEEKLY at CP - 5:30-6:00PM for Primary ages and 6:00-7:00PM for High School ages. If Crawford Park is closed due to wet weather then the sessions will be cancelled for that week. The keeper sessions are open to junior players from Gr10-16. There is no charge for these sessions. Details for the sessions are as follows:
Goal Keeper Sessions Details
These are for those aspiring to be goal keepers or for experienced goal keepers wanting to refine their skills. Matt Baker, who will be running these sessions, is a Premier level keeper. Last year we had lots of reports of improved performance as a result of coming to these sessions. Players will greatly benefit from this training so please come along.
Published on Wednesday, 14 June 2017 22:24
Kids on Sideline Behaviour
Parents all want their children to shine on the sports field. Yet there’s nothing that will dull a child’s sparkle more than having parents and spectators pressure them from the sidelines.
It can be an easy trap to fall into as an adult. We go to adult sports events where the noise of the crowd masks all but the voices of those nearest us. We comment out loud at players’ performances, roar at mistakes, and vocally urge our favourites to do better and go harder.
We call it atmosphere.
But at a child’s sports event, we are likely to be one of only a few dozen spectators. When we scream instructions or yell in disgust, our child and other children on the field can hear every comment, and they know where it comes from.
Published on Sunday, 18 June 2017 22:10
Gold at the end of the Rainbow
The Gr10 Stingrays struck gold at training last week - capturing this rainbow landing on our clubhouse. Hopefully this is a sign of good things to come for Villa FC.
Published on Monday, 29 May 2017 22:13
Dunoon United Achieves Level 2
Villa FC would like to congratulate Dunoon United FC on achieving Level 2 FFA Club Accreditation.
Dunoon are the second club in FFNC to achieve this great achievement (along with Villa FC). Well done Dunoon!
FFA Accreditation is not just a label, but indicates a club striving for best practice in all areas of it's running and policies.
See the Northern Star article here.
- Silent Sat Report 2017
- Yelling at Officials
- Silent Saturday 2017
- Letter From FFNC
- Aldi MiniRoos Info
- 2017 Roar Clinic Success
- 2017 MiniRoos Coaches Meeting
- MiniRoos Musters Completed
- All Football Off
- More Players Needed!
- 2107 Junior Grading Complete
- 2017 Sign On & Registration
- 2017 Womens Teams Info
- Villa Sweeper - Feb 2017 Newsletter
- 2017 Working Bee
- 2017 Grading & Muster Schedule
- 2017 Premier Men Training
- 2017 Committee Elected
- 2017 Ambitions Tour
- 2016 Senior Presentation Night