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 Monday, 20 January 2014 14:56
2014 Initial Mens Training & BBQ
Alstonville FC invites continuing supporters and especially new, interested adult players to our first pre-season training and BBQ.
When: Saturday 25th Jan
Where: Crawford Park
Come along for a great start to the season and to meet with our 2014 Mens Premier coach - Mark Ambler
Published on Tuesday, 21 January 2014 13:01
Senior Women Commence Training Wed 22 Jan
The Villa lower division senior women will commence training for 2014 this Wednesday (22 Jan) at Crawford Park at 6PM. All previous and new players welcome. Come along and have some fun and join a wonderful group of girls.
Published on Thursday, 23 January 2014 19:58
My Own Gym Offer
My Own Gym in the main street of Alstonville has a fantastic offer for Villa FC club members as follows:
- $10/week membership instead of $14.95/week
(no contracts, no admin fee for members and families)
- 24/7 access to the Fully equipped gym
- Qualified strength and conditioning coaches
- Discounted Plyometric (speed) training workshops
- Exclusive team training sessions
Just mention you are a Villa member to get this special.
Published on Wednesday, 04 December 2013 18:11
Georgia's Last Game for Villa!
This Friday night (6 Dec @ CP1) Georgia Keen will play her last match in Villa colours.
Georgia has been a loyal and dedicated player for Villa for many years and has excelled in her football. She has achieved many milestones so far including being selected for the Australian School Girls team for two years in a row.
With new challenges ahead Georgia now embarks on a new chapter in her football career.
She has requested a massive club/group photo, hoping that as many people directly and indirectly associated with her time at the club will be there. Players, coaches, supporters, committee members, everybody and anybody from the club are invited.
The photo will be taken on Friday night when the summer youth league play Maclean at Crawford Park before the game at around 6:00PM. Please spread the word and help farewell Georgia in style.
Published on Friday, 25 October 2013 14:26
2013 Oceania Cup - A Great Success!
The inaugural Alstonville FC Oceania Cup was a great success by all accounts. Held over the October long weekend this was the culmination of much planning and preparation for the unique all girls and womens football tournament.
With 27 teams and approximately 400 players the first year of this tournament exceeded expectations. All teams thoroughly enjoyed the event and thought it was a fantastic idea. The club plans to run the tournament every year and we hope it will only get bigger and better.
Teams from as far away as Newcastle, Coffs Harbour, Armidale and the Gold Coast attended as well as a host of local teams. The event received good media coverage. See here for one of the newspaper articles.
A huge thank you goes to all the volunteers who helped over the weekend without whom it would not have been possible and to all the visiting teams who attended.
Below are the tournament champions for the 2013 Oceania Cup.
Gr12 - Alstonville Red Devils
Gr14 - NIF Ninjas (Armidale)
Gr16 - Coffs Coast Tigers
Open A - Bangalow Bluedogs
Open B - Italo Starlets
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Published on Friday, 25 October 2013 14:39
2013 AGM Report
The 2013 AGM was held on 14 Oct with a good turnout of around 15 people present.
Most of the main positions were filled with Paul Jarrett once again voted in as club President and a lot of the other roles unchanged from 2013. Also, a big thank you to those new committee members who have put up their hand to help in 2014.
However we are still seeking people to fill the roles of Canteen Coordinator and CP canteen supervisors. These roles are vital to the clubs existence so any help there is much appreciated in advance. There are also some other roles vacant so please consider being part of our great club in 2014. If interested please contact a committee member or email us at .
Published on Monday, 14 October 2013 12:40
2013 AGM - Tonight!
Our 2013 AGM will be held tonight (14 Oct) at Geoff Watt clubhouse at 7PM.
We have had a fantastic 2013 season. Here are just some of the highlights:
- Our Womens Prems won the pre-season Callan McMillan Cup
- Over 600 players registered
- A-League and Harry Kewell came to Lismore
- Our biggest Junior Carnival in recent history with nearly 100 teams
- Phone book distribution fundraiser
- New Shelters on CP2
- CP Fields top dressed
- Georgia Keen selected in Australian School Girls team
- 14 Teams in finals
- A successful year for our Mens and Womens Premier Teams
- Two Grand Final winning teams
- Nickel Energy Super Skills program
- Goal Keeper training program
- Coaching Courses
- Lots of smiling faces every weekend
- A successful inaugural Oceania Cup - our all Girls & Womens tournament - with 27 teams and around 400 players
- And much more
We have a great and successful club that is on the move. If you want to be part of it please come along to the AGM and consider taking on a role within the club - big or small - everyone's help is welcome and appreciated. See you all there.
Published on Wednesday, 25 September 2013 19:23
Oceania Cup 5-6 Oct
Villa FC are excited to be hosting the inaugural OCEANIA CUP - an all girls and women’s football tournament – on the 5th and 6th October. We have 27 teams (approx 400 players) registered to play in the tournament and it is shaping up to be a big success.
BUT - we need your help!
Volunteers are needed to help make the tournament a success. Please consider whether you might be able to come along and help for a few hours some time over the weekend.
Canteen helpers needed: if you can spare and hour or 2 on either Saturday or Sunday please come and help. Volunteers are needed for:
- Saturday morning 9 to 12
- Saturday afternoon 12 to 5
- Saturday evening 5 to 9
- Sunday morning 9 to 12
- Sunday afternoon 12 to 5
- Sunday evening 5 to 9
There will be a working bee from 1pm on Friday 4th October. We will need help with cleaning, setting up and line marking. Please come along to Crawford Park clubhouse from 1pm if you can help.
Thanks for your help in making the Oceania Cup a success. We're looking forward to a great weekend of football!
Published on Monday, 09 September 2013 23:14
Five Grand Finalists in 2013!
Congratulations to the five Villa teams who made it to this years grand finals. See the schedule below and try to come along and support the Black and Red. Entry to Oakes Oval is $5 for ages 17 and over and free for juniors.
|Gr13 Angels||vs Workers||12/09/2013||18:15||Oakes Oval||2-2 draw|
|Womens Premiers||vs Bangalow||13/09/2013||20:00||Oakes Oval||3-0 loss|
|Gr13/1st Redbacks||vs Stars||14/09/2013||11:10||Oakes Oval||2-1 loss|
|Gr14/1st Wizards||vs Byron||14/09/2013||13:50||Oakes Oval||3-2 win|
|Gr16/1st Warriors||vs Rovers||21/09/2013||11:00||Oakes Oval||1-0 loss|
Published on Monday, 16 September 2013 17:03
Gr14 Wizards Victory!
Our Gr14 Wizards team played in their 2013 Grand Final on Saturday at Oakes Oval after finishing pointscore champions.
It was a tough game with Byron pushing Wizards all the way however Wizards Josh Moore-Evans decisive goal 10 minutes from full time proved the difference giving them a 3-2 win. After finishing joint champions last year the Wizards finally have a grand final win. Well done boys!
Published on Monday, 16 September 2013 17:13
Womens Prems Galant in GF Defeat
Our Womens Premier team went into this years grand final with an impressive record of winning the last three grand finals and this years pre-season Callan McMillan cup.
However Bangalow were on their game and inflicted a 3-0 defeat on our premiers. Congratulations to Bangalow and also to our Womens Premier team for once again doing so well despite many player changes from last season.
Published on Saturday, 14 September 2013 09:29
Gr13 Angels - Grand Final!
The Gr13 Angels played in their 2013 Grand Final on Thursday night under lights at Oakes Oval after a fantastic season and finishing top of the table.
Their opponents, Workers, were ready for the occasion however and played really well with the game ending in a 2-2 draw after extra time and after workers scored with 30 seconds to go. Both teams were declared joint winners and displayed wonderful sportsmanship throughout. Well done to the Angels and Workers!
Published on Saturday, 14 September 2013 09:47
Coaching Courses - Oct/Nov 2013
FFNC have some coaching courses coming up as follows. Villa FC encourages all coaches to have done at least one coaching course and will pay the cost. These will add a new dimension to your coaching skills so please consider doing one.
Junior License - Oct 12, 13 (click here to register).
Youth License - Oct 19, 20, 26, 27 (click here to register).
Goalkeeping Certificate - Nov 2 (click here to register.
Goalkeeping License- Nov 3 (click here to register.
All courses will be conducted at Bangalow Sports Fields.
Published on Sunday, 15 September 2013 20:17
Soccer Camp - Jan 2014
Football Far North Coast are holding a soccer camp from 24-27 Jan 2014 at Woodlawn College. This is for boys born 1999-2002 and girls born 1999-2001. This will be a fantastic opportunity to become an all round better footballer and make new friends.
To download the brochure and form click here.
Published on Sunday, 15 September 2013 20:32
Grade 7 Dragonflies - Finish on a High!
The Gr7 Dragonflies played their last game of the year on the weekend when this snap was taken. They had a wonderful season and enjoyed their football.
The Dragonflies are coached by Doug North and managed by Mel Hart. Thanks to Doug, Mel and all the coaches for helping with our teams this year.
Published on Monday, 09 September 2013 23:50
Junior Presentation 2013
Most teams have now completed their 2013 season culminating in the presentation day held last Sunday at Geoff Watt fields.
It was a great turnout and a great day for it as players were presented with their trophies and special awards given out. And the fundraising BBQ for Georgia Keen's UK tour with the Australian School Girls team was a big success.
It takes a lot of committed people to run such a great club as Villa FC and we are lucky to have such great players, coaches, parents and helpers. Thank you to all for a great and successful 2013 season!
Below is the list of the special award winners for 2013:Read more...
Published on Saturday, 07 September 2013 22:21
BBQ for Georgia at Preso
Tomorrow (Sun 8 Sept), after the Gr6-11 presentation and before the Gr12-16 presentation there will be a BBQ running to help raise funds for our own Georgia Keen to tour the UK next January with the Australia School Girls team.
Please stick around after (or before) your presentation and purchase a yummy sausage sandwich and drink to help Georgia on her way. See you all tomorrow.
Published on Sunday, 15 September 2013 21:08
2013 Junior Carnival Gallery
Here are some more photos of this years wonderful junior carnival as taken by a parent - James Harris. He also has a lot more where these came from on his website. Click here to see them. High quality versions are also for sale via his website.
2013 Junior Carnival Gallery
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Published on Friday, 06 September 2013 01:46
Summer Youth League Trials
Alstonville FC will be entering a team in the 2013 Summer Youth League which commences on Friday 11 October and concludes early December. Eligible age groups are 14 to 20 year olds and games are Friday nights with one training session per week.Read more...
Published on Thursday, 29 August 2013 12:57
Rob Sheehan - FFNC Volunteer of the Year!
Our own Rob Sheehan has been given this special award by Football Far North Coast. Congratulations to Rob for this well deserved honour. Thanks for all you do and have done for our club. Below is the article from the NNSWF website.
"Rob Sheehan is Football Far North Coast’s Volunteer of the Year from the Alstonville FC club. Rob has been a player, coach and committee member (including President) for 15 years continuously. He was awarded life Membership by the club in 2007. Rob introduced Goalkeeper training for juniors at the club and was Premier division Goalkeeping Coach in 2009.
He has coached successful girls and women’s teams for 15 years, notably to Minor/Major/Callan McMillan Champions from 2010-2012 and is achieving success again this year. From a zone perspective, Rob has coached Champion of Champions teams and was a delegate to FFNC whilst President.
As a junior player in Newcastle he represented Northern NSW in Under 14, 15 and 16 teams and toured Germany with Northern NSW as a 16 year old. He was an Under 19’s and 1st grade player in the top league. He is a very loyal and valued member of the Alstonville club and contributes to all activities."
You might also find the following historical Northern Star articles involving Rob of interest.
Published on Thursday, 29 August 2013 11:48
Mens Prems Finish 2013 on a High!
Our Mens Premier team have recovered from the heartache of missing out on a spot in this year’s semis by defeating Goonellabah in their last game this season. It was no easy feat though – Villa taking the win by just one goal.
Our Mens Reserves team did well also this year finishing second on the ladder. They start their finals bid this Friday at home to Byron at 7:30PM on CP1. Well done to both teams for a great 2013 season!
- Gr13 Angels - Team of the Week
- 2013 Trivia Night a Big Success!
- 13 Villa Teams into Finals
- Georgia in Australian School Girls Team
- Georgia in Cambodia
- Futsal Sign On
- 2013 Carnival - A Big Day!
- Gr6 Barras in the Mud
- Gr15 Allstars - First use of CP2 Shelters!
- New CP2 Shelters - Thank You
- 2013 Another Wash Out!
- Villa FC Wins NNSWF Playmaker Award
- Nickel Energy Super Skills - A Big Success!
- Volunteers Needed!
- Silent Saturday/Sunday - Ref Appreciation Week
- Gr13 Scorpions - FFNC Team of the Week
- Crawford Park sees RED&BLACK!
- 2013 Phone Books - Finished!
- Second Hand Boots - Going OS
- All Good Things Must Come to an End!