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, 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...
Published on Wednesday, 10 May 2017 15:23
TO ALL FFNC MEMBER CLUBS
Every season I am regretfully obliged to communicate with too many member clubs in regards to allegations of behaviour (whether words or actions) that are contrary to reasonable measure.
Our sport has close to 7000 players and by implication, many thousands of parents and supporters, so having a clear expectation that behaviour is always absolutely appropriate, is in reality flawed by many factors.
After several weeks of incidents that are very disappointing, I write to each member club primarily to give clarity and disclosure on a range of items to everyone at the same time.Read more...
Published on Wednesday, 26 April 2017 01:55
Aldi MiniRoos Info
MiniRoos is now sponsored by Aldi. MiniRoos is the name for organised football played by Gr6-11 players (ie: ages 4-11).
For more info and for the rules (under club resources), click here.
Published on Thursday, 20 April 2017 23:52
Roar Clinic a Big Success!
Over 100 players got to enjoy an afternoon being trained by the Brisbane Roar coaching staff at Geoff Watt fields today.
The inflatable field provided a great opportunity to try out their new skills and to just have some fun. Lucy pictured below certainly enjoyed a wonderful afternoon of football.
We would like to thank Brisbane Roar for coming all the way to Alstonville to inspire our young players. Well done!
Published on Wednesday, 26 April 2017 00:21
MiniRoos Coaches & Managers Meeting (Wed 26 Apr)
There will be a MiniRoos Coaches and Managers meeting on Wednesday 26 April, 2017. This is compulsory for all MiniRoos coaches and managers.
Important new Working With Children Check information will be discussed. Also team gear, coach packs and playing strips will be handed out.
It is very important that all team officials attend as follows:
- Gr6-7 Meeting, 6-7PM @ GW Clubhouse
(followed by optional coaching session 7-8PM @ GW3)
- Gr8-11 Meeting, 7-8PM @ GW Clubhouse
(preceded by optional coaching session 6-7PM @ GW3)
We are looking forward to seeing you all there in prep for a great 2017 season!
Published on Monday, 27 March 2017 17:05
MiniRoos Musters Completed
The MiniRoos (Gr6-11) musters are now completed and teams have been formed. So don't come back to any more musters. You should hear from your coach this week what team players are in and to organise a training day. Thanks to all who helped out during the muster.
Published on Friday, 31 March 2017 12:08
ALL FOOTBALL OFF THIS WEEKEND
FFNC has called off all football for this weekend (31 Mar - 2 Apr) due to the flood and calls from SES for people to remain SAFE and stay at home if possible.
Games will be rescheduled at some stage so check the draw for updates in the coming weeks.
Published on Tuesday, 14 March 2017 19:36
MORE PLAYERS WANTED!
We have had a very successful sign-on this year and most teams are now FULL, however we are wanting more players in particular for Gr10 MiniRoos (turning 10 this year) and Gr13 Mixed (turning 13 this year).
If you are interested please contact Matt Wiltshire on 0402 013 364 or visit the registration page of this website for how to register.
Published on Saturday, 11 March 2017 11:57
Junior Grading Now Complete (updated 18 Mar 2017)
We have now completed junior grading for all Gr12-16 teams. So please DON'T come back this Sunday or Monday.
Thanks so much to all the volunteers who gave up their time to help with grading. It can sometimes be a thankless job!
ALL TEAMS HAVE NOW BEEN FINALISED AND EMAILED TO PLAYERS/PARENTS.
Some players will no doubt be placed into a different team to last year, or not in the team they were expecting.
This happens every year and we ask that parents help their children realise they will still have a great time playing football regardless of what team they are in. We find it only takes a few weeks for players to adjust to a new team and make new friends, which can only be a positive!
We pride ourselves in trying to have an objective grading process that gives every player equal opportunity each year.
But please also note that the teams selected by one person, won't necessarily be the same teams selected by another person. There is no such thing as a perfect grading.
So we thank you for your patience and understanding.
Published on Monday, 16 January 2017 21:10
2017 Sign On and Registration Information
Villa FC extends a warm welcome to new & existing players and volunteers for 2017.
All the information you will need to sign on with Villa FC this season is given below.
SOME TEAMS NOW FULL!
The Sign-on period for 2017 is officially over and teams are filling up fast but it's not too late to register.
Note that team placement is subject to availability and from now on online myfootballclub registration does not mean you have a place in a team until approved by the club. Players may have to go on a waiting list.
Published on Sunday, 29 January 2017 12:05
Womens Teams Info (updated 16 Feb)
OPEN A Callan McMillan and Women Premiers
The Open A team has now been finalised and players have been emailed the team list and info. Training for this team will continue on TUESDAY nights 6-8PM at CP.
Players wanting to play Womens Premier this season but were not selected in the Open A team are encouraged to attend Open A training sessions.
OPEN B Callan McMillan
The Open B team has now been finalised and players have been emailed the team list and info. Training for this team will be this Sunday (19 Feb) 4:30-6:00pm at CP and then continue on THURSDAY nights 6:30-8:00PM at CP. Note there is NO training this Thursday night (16 Feb).
Div 5 Womens Training
Training has started for Div 5 Women on Wednesday nights 6:30-8:00pm at CP2. This team is coached by Justin Stevenson.
NOTE: ALL players in Callan McMillan must sign the signature sheet before next Thursday (23 Feb). This can be done at training or by arrangement with the coach.
Contact Matt Wiltshire on 0402013364 if you have any questions.
Published on Thursday, 16 February 2017 00:39
Villa Sweeper - Feb 2017 Newsletter
The February edition of our newsletter is now available online. Click here to download.
Please make sure you have a read as it contains important info for everyone!
Published on Tuesday, 07 February 2017 12:59
Working Bee - HELPERS NEEDED - Sat 18 Feb
We need to get ready for season 2017 and prepare our facilities by having a clean up and doing some painting.
Our annual working bee will be on Saturday 18th Feb. We will be meeting at CP from 7am onwards. But if you can spare an hour or two later in the day that would be great also.
The more helpers we have, the less work everyone has to do. So please come along and support our wonderful club!
Published on Thursday, 16 February 2017 00:50
Grading and Muster Schedule - 2017
JUNIOR MiniRoos MUSTER SCHEDULE (Gr6 to Gr11)
Gr10/11 - Mon - 4:30 to 5:15PM at GW - (starting 6 Mar - then each week until teams formed)
Gr8/9 - Tue - 4:30 to 5:15PM at GW - (starting 7 Mar - then each week until teams formed)
Gr7 - Wed - 4:30 to 5:15PM at GW - (starting 8 March - then each week until teams formed)
Gr6 - Thu - 4:30 to 5:15PM at GW - (starting 9 March - then each week until teams formed)
The Grade 6 – 11 Muster Days are designed to get all players from the same age group together until coaches for all teams are found and late registrations are processed. Supervised activities will be provided for approximately three quarters of an hour in no particular groupings until such time as teams can be formed and coaches announced.
Players should try to attend all muster days so they are there when teams are announced. Team training will then commence on a day and time that suits the coach.
JUNIOR COMPETITIVE GRADING SCHEDULE (Gr12 to Gr16)
Gr12 Boys - Sun - 6:00 to 7:30PM at GW3 (19 Feb, 26 Feb, 5 Mar)
Gr13 Boys - Mon - 6:00 to 7:30PM at GW2 (20 Feb, 27 Feb, 6 Mar)
Gr14 Boys - Sun - 4:30 to 6:00PM at GW3 (19 Feb, 26 Feb, 5 Mar)
Gr15 Boys - Mon - 6:00 to 7:30PM at GW3 (20 Feb, 27 Feb, 6 Mar)
Gr16 Boys - Mon - 6:00 to 7:30PM at GW3 (20 Feb, 27 Feb, 6 Mar)
Gr12 Girls - Sun - 4:30 to 5:30PM at GW2 (19 Feb, 26 Feb, 5 Mar)
Gr13 Girls - Sun - 4:30 to 5:30PM at GW4 (19 Feb, 26 Feb, 5 Mar)
Gr14 Girls - Sun - 6:00 to 7:00PM at GW2 (19 Feb, 26 Feb, 5 Mar)
Gr15 Girls - Sun - 6:00 to 7:00PM at GW4 (19 Feb, 26 Feb, 5 Mar)
Gr16 Girls - Sun - 6:00 to 7:00PM at GW4 (19 Feb, 26 Feb, 5 Mar)
For Grades 12 to 16 formal grading is carried out where there is more than one team in an age group. Players will be graded on ability to suit the structure of the competition offered by FFNC. Players should attend all grading sessions and try their best and should not assume they will be in the same team as last year. Training will begin on the above dates/locations for teams not requiring grading.
Published on Tuesday, 17 January 2017 18:45
Premier Men Training - 2017
Trials for our 2017 Premier Mens squad has started this week. They are training Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6pm at CP.
Andy Brown is our 2017 Premier men coach and can be contacted be email here .
Published on Tuesday, 17 January 2017 19:15
2017 Committee Elected!
Villa FC’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on the 10th October where the committee for 2017 was elected. Pete Weingarth was re-elected club President and Jan Priddle as club secretary. And some other familiar faces were also re-elected to various positions. We thank the 2016 Committee members for their help and welcome the new Committee for 2017.
It was fantastic to see some new faces at the AGM and see them take on a role within our great Club. Congratulations to those joining the Villa FC Committee for the first time. The full committee list can be viewed here.
However while a great deal of the positions were filled on the night there remain some vacant positions. These positions include:
- Canteen Coordinator
- MiniRoos Vice-President
- Junior Carnival Coordinator
- Junior Carnival Committee
- Line Marking Helpers
- Clubhouse Cleaners
We encourage you to have a think about what role you may be able to assist Villa FC with in 2017 and to make contact with a Committee member accordingly.
Published on Monday, 07 November 2016 12:25
Calling all teenage footballers!
Foxtel and Tim Cahill are proud to announce the return of the Ambitions Tour; and right now we’re searching for young footballers from right around Australia who deserve the chance to follow their dreams.
We’ll be selecting 24 lucky 15-16 year olds to attend this exclusive 5-day training camp at the Melbourne City Academy this January where they will be put through their paces by top coaches, industry experts and Tim Cahill himself. Find out more.
It is an incredible opportunity for teenage football lovers to spend time learning from the best in the business, and develop the knowledge and inspiration to make it to the top.
Know a teenage footballer who'd love this opportunity? Nominate them today.
Not in the right age group? Don’t worry, simply register your interest, and we’ll be announcing more exciting opportunities soon.
“This is such a great opportunity for talented young footballers from all walks of life to follow their dreams” – Tim Cahill
Published on Thursday, 13 October 2016 21:58
Senior Presentation Night
The 2016 Senior Presentation evening will be held at the Plateau Bowls and Sports Club on Saturday 15th October, from 6:30pm. Tickets are $35 each with a very original theme of red & black cocktail.
Tickets are on sale at one of our major sponsors, the Alstonville Plateau Bowls & Sports Club.
Please advise any dietary requirements to the Club when purchasing tickets.
We hope to see you there!
Published on Wednesday, 31 August 2016 13:21
End of Season Info for 2016!
This weekend is the last games for MiniRoos (Gr6-11). We hope all the players have really enjoyed the season and we look forward to seeing you all again next year!
THE MINIROOS PRESENTATION IS ON SUN 18TH SEPT, 10:30am AT GW.
It would be great if all teams are there to receive their trophies. At the presentation each team will be asked to come forward and the coach will be given a box of trophies. Teams are then asked to go back and sit down until all teams have come forward.
Then, at the end of the presentation, coaches can present the trophies to their players - or they may choose to present then later if the team is organising a breakup event.
There will also be a sausage sizzle for sale at GW from 11:30-12:30 to raise funds towards the Gr16 Girls trip to Tasmania.
Gr12-16 teams have now finished their regular season, with some teams going through to finals. Again we hope players have had a fun season of football for 2016.
THE GR12-16 PRESENTATION IS ON SUN 18TH SEPT, 12:30pm AT GW.
Coaches - please make sure all your players attend this important end of season event to receive their trophies and acknowledge achievements during the season.
- 2016 Teams in Gand Final
- 2016 Oceania Cup
- 2016 Summer Youth League
- What is Winning?
- Gr16 Girls Tasmania Trip
- 2016 Carnival - A Great Day!
- 2016 Grand Final Series
- 2016 Carnival This Sunday
- Hotmail Email Addresses
- Roar Clinic 2016 Success
- Keep our Referees!
- 2016 Brisbane Roar Clinic
- 2016 Silent Saturday
- 2016 Ref Appreciation Weekend
- 2016 Trivia Night Success
- New Playground at GW
- 2016 Team Photos
- 2016 First Aid Course
- Gr6 Eagles All Smiles
- Villa Sweeper - May 2016 Newsletter