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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.
Our sense of community and love for the game makes this a great club to be involved with. New players and volunteers are always welcome. Please click on the 'Contact Us' menu item above for all inquiries.
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Published on Saturday, 23 September 2017 00:31
Senior Presentation Dinner
Villa's Senior Presentation Dinner will be held on Saturday 7 October at Plateau Sports.
Tickets are $30 and can be purchased during Oceania Cup Saturday 30 Sept and Sunday 1 October at both GW and CP. Alternatively 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 PRESENTATION. If you have any questions please contact a committee member.
BSB 06 2657
Ac No 10195731
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.
Published on Monday, 29 May 2017 21:43
Silent Saturday - on TV
There have been some skeptics with the Northern NSW Football initiative "SILENT SATURDAY", but the proof is in the pudding with the kids enjoying a game of football without interruption from adults across our region last Saturday. And after all, it is the kids game.
Thanks so much to the 95% of parents, coaches and spectators from all clubs who gave Silent Saturday a go and saw the benefits. Hopefully we can all learn to "just let the kids play" every week. Please see the great NBN footage below.
Published on Wednesday, 19 April 2017 14:42
7 Ways How Yelling at Officials is Hurting Children
There is an interesting article about yelling at referees that you can find on the 'Play by the Rules' website here.
Also, our club has a referee abuse code of behaviour and we would like all club members to become familiar with it and put into practice good behaviour towards all officials at all times.
You can find our Codes of Behaviour here.
Published on Friday, 26 May 2017 13:09
Northern NSW Football’s Silent Saturday initiative for 2017 will be conducted on Saturday May 27.
The message to all coaches, parents and spectators who will be attending ALDI MiniRoos (5-11s) matches on this day is to encourage you all to “Keep Quiet” and “Just let the kids play”.Read more...
- 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
- 2016 End of Season
- 2016 Teams in Gand Final
- 2016 Oceania Cup