WELCOME TO VILLA FC!
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 Wednesday, 21 May 2014 00:43
Men’s 6th Grade Hanging Tough
They say time goes slowly up Byron way...well at Suffolk Park you’d never get a ‘soft yoker’ after boiling an egg for 3 minutes, as our 6th Grade Men’s team so cruelly found out on the weekend. Deprived of a stirring victory, against the table topping Suffolk Park, with the last kick of the game.
The boys arrived at Suffolk knowing they were under-manned (due to a Saturday wedding), looking a bit like ‘Dad’s Army’ with ankle and knee braces everywhere, limps, moans, but plenty of experience.
Most of us were silently thinking we were here for damage limitation against a side that had already scored 24 and leaked only 5. One Suffolk supporter even joked with us about our age as three teenagers hopped out of his car and started warming up.Read more...
Published on Wednesday, 21 May 2014 00:37
Historic Mens Premier Team Win
Our mens premier team registered its first ever away win against Rovers on the weekend. This crucial win put the team up into 4th position - our highest ever position. Well done boys and keep up the good work.
You can see the NBN News video about the win here.
Published on Wednesday, 21 May 2014 00:18
Pink Sports Day - Huge Success!!!
A big thank you to all who participated in Pink Sports Day and helped raise funds for Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA). Our club raised over $1000 for this worthy cause - thank you all.
If you missed out you can still donate via our page on the Pink Sports Day website here.
Our girls and womens teams wore pink socks on the day and we decorated our club houses. The jumping castle at GW was also a hit with the kids. See more photos below.Read more...
Published on Wednesday, 07 May 2014 00:31
Pink Sports Day (9-11 May)
Our club has registered to take part in Pink Sports Day. This is to raise funds for Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) - a very worthy cause given that over 15,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year.
Below is a list of what we are doing for Pink Sports Day over the weekend (9-11 May) and how you can get involved:
- Players & Supporters - WEAR SOMETHING PINK this weekend!
- Girls & Womens teams will be wearing pink socks during their games
- Jumping castle at GW on Saturday morning - gold coin donation
- A BBQ and raffle at CP on Sunday
- Donation tins will be at GW & CP canteens
- Online donations via special webpage here - who will donate first?
All proceeds of these events go directly to BCNA. You can follow the progress towards our target on our personalised Pink Sports Day webpage here. There is also Pink Sports Day merchandise that you can purchase on that website.
Published on Tuesday, 06 May 2014 10:42
May 2014 "Villa Sweeper" Now Available
The May 2014 Issue of "The Villa Sweeper" (our club newsletter) is now available here. Please take time to read it as it has some important information.
Published on Sunday, 04 May 2014 22:39
Girls Football Week: 6-11 May
FFNC would like to invite you to join in the Girls Football Week celebrations being hosted at Dunoon United FC between May 6 and 11.
All events are FREE. For all the details click on READ MORE.Read more...
Published on Sunday, 27 April 2014 21:39
Villa OPEN B Anzac Cup Victory!
On Friday afternoon our OPEN B mens team played in their second Anzac Cup final in as many years, this time looking for victory.
It was quite a game with the both teams unable to be separated at 3-3 after extra time. With some brilliant goal keeping Villa prevailed 7-6 in the penalty shoot out to bring home the trophy.
It has been quite a drought for Villa mens teams so it was great to finally bring home some silverware.
And there was quite a celebration that night also. Well done and congratulations to our Villa men!
Also click here to read the article about our own Parker family in the Northern Star.
Published on Sunday, 27 April 2014 21:38
Women Premiers Brave in Defeat
Last Thursday night our Women's Premier team played in the Callan McMillan final at Oakes Oval. While our team led 3-1 at one stage, Bangalow came back to level at 3-3 at the end of extra time and then went on to win the game in a penalty shoot out. Congratulations to Bangalow!
Our girls played very well against a talented opposition and should be proud of their effort, along with coach Rob Sheehan and manager Andrew Iliffe. We now look forward to their efforts in the regular season. Go Villa!
Published on Monday, 14 April 2014 14:30
Two Villa Teams in Pre-Season Comp Finals
Our Womens Premier team has once again made it to the Callan-McMillan Shield OPEN A grand final. This continues the string of success that this team has had in recent years and the club is very proud of them. The game will be played at Oakes Oval at 8pm on Thursday 24 April.
Our Mens 4th division team has also made it to the Anzac Cup OPEN B grand final. They will play at Oakes Oval at 2PM on Friday 25 April.
Please come along and support our teams on these days. Good luck to both teams and Go Villa!!!
Published on Tuesday, 08 April 2014 10:28
6th Division Senior Men's
Villa's 6th Division Senior Men are Sitting at the top of the table after round 2...
The first round of the season saw Villa host Lismore Workers Club on GW3, This was the first workout for the new box goals and there were some keen Villa men wanting to be the first to put one in the back of the net.
The huge crowd didn't have to wait long as Craig Parker ,aka "The Parkernator" was brought down in the penalty box and Matt "The Golden Snitch" Potter stepped up to score the first goal in the box nets. This was closely followed by Craig scoring the first goal from open play. The game ended with a final score of 5-1 to Villa. First game and a first win. and a Hat-Trick to Matt Potter, A Thank you also goes out to Brock Westgate and Josh Moore-Evans who put on a great display of "Young Fitness" when they played up into Senior Men's
The second round saw Villa men travel to Chickiba to play against Tintenbar, A lot of the Villa men were there early to support and cheer on the Villa Women's 4th Division Team in their first game of the season.
Villa came out strong and it wasn't long before the first goal was scored By "Hendo" , followed by a goal from Simon and then a goal from the Radar Rojo himself... Villa went into half time 3-0 up and it could have easily been 4 or 5.
Tintenbar came out a lot quicker in the second half and they had a couple of good attempts on goal but the Villa defence held strong and Villa held onto the lead and the game finished with a 3-0 win.
The Season has started well and "Touching as much wood as I can find"... all the Men are keen to continue the way we started.
Published on Wednesday, 12 March 2014 23:50
Girls Fitness Sessions (Next Session: Mon 11th Aug)
NOW STARTING AT 5:30PM
NOTE: Mon 11th Aug will be the last session for the season.
Our girls only fitness sessions are being held fortnightly from 5:30-6:30pm at CP.
These are run by experienced personal trainer, Corelle Thomas, who will focus on strength and endurance during each session. All girls who are registered to play for Villa Gr12-17 teams this year are invited to attend. There will be no cost for these sessions.
We encourage all interested girls to come along and try it out. As well as a fun night with friends it will help keep you fit and strong for season 2014.
Published on Sunday, 09 March 2014 13:45
New Goal Posts for GW3!!!
Yesterday saw our third full size field get an upgrade with new box goals and some field improvements. With CP1 & 2 already done, GW3 now has the same. Thank you to all that were asked to help, it is very much appreciated. A big thank you to Dave Jobson for bringing machinery needed to do the work.
Published on Friday, 28 February 2014 12:15
2014 Coaching Courses
Football Far North Coast have scheduled a number of courses to be implemented over the coming months. Villa FC would like all coaches to be qualified for the grade they are coaching by going on one of these courses. Note that the club will subsidise the cost.
Football Far North Coast Course Details 2014:
|Grassroots||Wed 2nd April||5.30pm – 8.30pm||Mullumbimby FC||Free|
|Grassroots||Sat 5th April||9.00am – 12.00pm||Lennox FC||Free|
|Grassroots||Wed 9th April||5.30pm–8.30pm||Bangalow FC||Free|
|Grassroots||Sat 12th April||9.00am–12.00pm||Alstonville FC||Free|
|Grassroots||Wed 30th April||5.30pm–8.30pm||Pottsville FC||Free|
|Skill Training||8th & 9th March||9.00am–4.00pm||Bangalow FC||$68|
|Skill Training||15th & 16th March||9.00am–4.00pm||South Lismore FC||$68|
|Game Training||29th & 30th March||9.00am–4.00pm||Bangalow FC||$68|
Published on Thursday, 06 February 2014 13:20
Level 2 Presentation on NBN
On Tuesday a presentation was held at Crawford Park clubhouse for our club to receive our Level 2 Accreditation certificate.
Representatives were present from FFA, NNSWF and FFNC. It was great to see many club members also present for the memorable occasion.
Being the first in Australia to achieve Level 2 the club is very proud but also keen to continue to maintain and improve what many volunteers have built over the years.
NBN were also present and we made the nightly news (see video below).
Many thanks again to all those who have in the past and continue to contribute to the running of this great club!
2014 Level 2 Presentation
Published on Tuesday, 28 January 2014 20:24
Womens Premier Training Commences
Villa FC would like to invite interested women to attend the first Women's Premier training session next Monday (3 Feb) at 6:30PM at Crawford Park.
Training will then continue every Monday and Thursday evening at CP from 6:30-8:00PM conducted by Rob Sheehan. Players will be assessed during the first few weeks and the Premier squad will be announced in due course.
Published on Saturday, 25 January 2014 22:26
Referee Courses 2014
CALLING NEW MATCH OFFICIALS FOR SEASON 2014
Please see info below about the upcoming referee course and consider becoming a referee for 2014 (and earn some extra money).
Participants must have turned 13 years of age prior to commencing the course.Read more...
Published on Sunday, 26 January 2014 00:05
Villa First in Australia to Achieve Level 2
We are very excited to announce that Villa FC has recently been awarded Level 2 accreditation as part of the FFA National Club Accreditation Scheme - the FIRST CLUB IN AUSTRALIA to do so.Read more...
Published on Monday, 27 January 2014 23:40
Newcastle Permanent Fundraiser
Newcastle Permanent has offered to sponsor our club through their INTRODUCER program.
This is a great opportunity for our club so please read the info below for the details to take advantage of this offer.
Published on Saturday, 25 January 2014 23:06
The Real Cost of Football
In response to some recent media coverage about the cost of playing football, NNSWF has put out its own media release explaining how soccer is actually quite cheap to play.
See the media release here.
- Gr16/17 Change in 2014
- Lower Div Senior Men Training
- 2014 Mens Premier BBQ
- Senior Women Commence Training
- My Own Gym Offer
- Georgias Last Game
- 2013 Oceania Cup - A Great Success!
- 2013 AGM Report
- 2013 AGM
- Oceania Cup 5-6 Oct
- Five Grand Finalists in 2013!
- Gr14 Wizards Victory
- Womens Prems Galant in GF Defeat
- Gr13 Angels Grand Final 2013
- Coaching Courses - Oct and Nov
- Soccer Camp - Jan 2014
- Gr7 Dragonflies 2013
- Junior Presentation 2013
- BBQ for Georgia at Preso
- 2013 Junior Carnival Gallery