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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.
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Published on Monday, 10 September 2012 17:03
2012 Junior Presentations
On Saturday we held our junior non-competitive (Gr6-11) and competitive (Gr12-16) presentations.
At the Gr6-11 presentation president Paul Jarrett addressed the teams and on lookers followed by Registrar Michaal Thompson thanking the many people and sponsors that help make Villa FC such a great club. Once the formalities were over it was quite a site to see so many excited kids receiving their trophies and putting on their new 40 year anniversary Villa FC shirts.
Players & familys gather
Paul Jarrett delivers Presidents speech
Andrew Brown presents keeper award
Michael Blackler - recipient of keeper award
10 year players presented with shirts
40yr anniversary shirts - given to every player
Rik Whitehead thanks junior carnival helpers
40yr shirt sponsors thanked
Rob Sheehan thanks new Womens sponsor FPI Oceania
Womens Prems prepare for demo game with girls 16s
Teams given box of trophies & 40yr shirts
Players waiting to receive their trophies
Gr13 Wizards prepare to hand out trophies
Gr15 Gladiators given trophies & shirts
There were more formalities at the Gr12-16 including the presentation of the Junior Goal Keeper of the year award (Michael Blackler), 10 year player shirts, sponsors certificates and certificates for individuals who give up their time to help the club in one way or another. Also KFC and Eggins Prestige Homes were presented with framed 40 year shirts to thank them for sponsoring the shirts. Teams were then invited up onto the balcony where coaches were presented with their box of trophies and 40 year shirts.
Afterwards an exhibition match was held between the Womens Premiers teams and the Girls Gr16 Spirit. This was a fun game with the coaches and others joining in and a great way to end the day. It is no small task to run a large club like Villa FC and everyone is to be congratulated for their efforts and participation duing the 2012 season. We hope to see you all again next year.
Published on Monday, 10 September 2012 17:25
2012 FFNC Awards Night
Last Saturday night Football Far North Coast held their annual awards dinner where representatives from all clubs gather for the presentation of awards.
This year Villa won many awards including Womens Premiers (Pointscore Champions), Troy Taylor (Mens Premiers Coach of the Year) and the Mens Premiers Reserves (Fair Play Award). Also many Villa players were announced in the mens and womens team of the year. Well done Villa!
Published on Friday, 22 June 2012 14:48
Small Sided Rules
It seems that after several years after the introduction of Small Sided Football FFNC are still receiving some complaints about the variation of teams interpretation of the rules.
FFNC have received various communications from member clubs concerned that “some” coaches are not adhering to the rules of Small Sided Football (SSF). There are three matters that appear to be causing most angst:-
- The number of players being allowed on the field per team.
- Apparent instruction to allocate a goalie in Grade 6 & 7 games.
- Gr8-11 goal keepers cannot kick the ball from out of their hands.
- Parents (and coaches) creating a “how many goals are scored or a must win” environment.
We are asking SSF coaches/parents to make sure you have a general understanding of the appropriate rules. These are available on the FFNC website or FFNC handbook. They have been designed for a sound purpose and should be respected. The perennial “win at all cost” attitude should be discouraged.
We all recognise children who possess extra talent and the excitement created (for adults) when these youngsters amaze us with their exploits on the sporting field. Enthusiasm, pride and encouragement are all part of the sporting experience, but most importantly we should rejoice about the clean, healthy FUN that they are having.
Thanks for your appreciation of helping to promote the appropriate “spirit of competition” and development for our kids.