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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.
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Published on Friday, 04 September 2015 21:02
150yr Alstonville Parade
ALSTONVILLE'S 150YR CELEBRATION (Sat 12 Sept)
You may have seen the recent 8 page supplement in the Ballina Advocate about Alstonville's BIG 150yr CELEBRATION. Our club is making a BIG contribution to the celebrations and are playing our part in the days activities and parade and WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!
- Our club is marching in the street parade at 12pm (Sat 12 Sept)
- We would like ALL PLAYERS AND VOLUNTEERS to participate in the parade
(unless you are marching with your school, etc)
- Sponsors have enabled us to produce a SPECIAL 150YR SHIRT
- EVERY player and coach will receive one of these shirts at no cost
- Collect your shirt at the MiniRoos presentation (9am, Sat 12 Sept, GW)
- Players are to wear this shirt in the parade
- MEET AT 11:30am ON THE UNITING CHURCH LAWN (for 12pm start)
- Parents are to supervise children during the march (by joining parade)
Our club and generous sponsors have made a HUGE commitment to mark this occasion with the 150yr shirts & by participating in the parade & activities so it would be great to see a BIG turnout!
At the end of the march:
- The march will finish at Elizabeth Brown Park
- People can then go back into the Main Street to see the rest of the parade
(an old bullock team with dray, animals, etc)
- After the parade - celebrations will continue at the SHOWGROUND
- There will be afternoon & evening activities then fireworks!!!
(entry fee to showground: $5 adult, $2 child, or $12 family)
- Our club is running FUN TRADITIONAL GAMES at the showground (2-3pm)
(volunteers needed, let us know if you can help)
This celebration is a once in a lifetime event! Please do your best to join us on the day.
Below are our sponsors who enabled us to produce the 150yr shirts. Huge thanks to all!
Published on Wednesday, 26 August 2015 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).
This year, aswell as the 150yr shirts, players will receive special trophies and engraving to commemorate the 150yr anniversary to mark 2015 as a special year.
Gr6-11 players will receive their 150yr shirts at the end of the MiniRoos presentation.
For Gr12 to Senior players who are participating in the parade, 150yr shirts can be collected at GW at 8:30am on Saturday (12 Sept).
Gr6-11 PRESENTATION - Sat 12th Sept
- 9:00am, Trophy Presentation @ Geoff Watt Clubhouse
- 10:00am, Collect 150yr Shirts @ Geoff Watt Clubhouse
- 11:30am, Gather for Parade @ Uniting Church lawn
- 12:00pm, 150yr Parade Begins
- 2:00pm, Fun Kids Activities @ Showground
Gr12-16 PRESENTATION - Sun 13th Sept
- 4:00pm, Trophy Presentation, Crawford Park Clubhouse
- 5:00pm, Collect 150yr Shirts, Crawford Park Clubhouse
(Note: If marching in Parade collect shirts 8:30am on Sat @ GW)
- 5:30pm, BBQ and friendly matches
SENIOR PRESENTATION - Sat 17th Oct
- 6:00pm, Dinner & Presentation @ Bowling Club, Dress: Cocktail
- Tickets $35, Purchase at CP canteen or see Louise Parker
Published on Wednesday, 26 August 2015 22:23
2015 Updated Grand Final Schedule
FFNC have advised the following UPDATED schedule for Grand Finals at Oakes Oval, Lismore (as at Fri 4 Sept).
Published on Tuesday, 25 August 2015 22:32
15 Teams in Finals for 2015!
Last weekend saw the last games of the regular season played for competitive grades. This marks the end of the season for some but for 15 Villa teams it means preparation for finals.
This is a great result for Villa who also had five Pointscore Champions as follows:
Girls Gr12 Hotshots
Girls Gr14 Red Devils
Girls Gr15 Angels
Congratulations to these teams and good luck to all teams in finals. And for those now finished for the season we hope you had another enjoyable year playing in the Red and Black.
Details for the presentation will be posted shortly.
Published on Friday, 14 August 2015 02:06
Published on Saturday, 15 August 2015 23:50
Lismore Masters - Over 45's Six-a-Side
For the first time Lismore Masters Games has included a 6-a-side tournament for over 45’s Men.
Lismore Masters Games is on Friday afternoon 18th September to Sunday 20th September. Games in 6-a-side will be played quarter field with unlimited interchange on the synthetic field at the Southern Cross Football Centre (previously known as the Asia Pacific Football Institute) East Lismore.
Teams can be registered online HERE. Once you register your team, individuals can go on and register. If you have a few players who are interested but not enough for a team, please let Scott Collis know (). He has a number of teams with space for players looking for a fun weekend of football.
Published on Saturday, 15 August 2015 23:40
AIA Vitality MiniRoos Kick-Off for Girls – Helpers Wanted!
AIA Vitality MiniRoos Kick-Off for Girls is Northern NSW Football’s introductory football program for girls aged 5-11. The program runs for 10 weeks during term 4 2015, 5th October – 18th December for one afternoon a week.
Centre Coordinators will be in charge of running an AIA Vitality MiniRoos Kick-Off for Girls program at a specified venue on behalf of Northern NSW Football.
Coach responsibilities include:
- Plan, prepare, deliver, and review each and every session;
- Keep the games moving fluently, limiting stoppages and encouraging all players;
- Create an environment that ensures all players have fun & are involved.
To be a part of this exciting program, further information on these opportunities is HERE.
Published on Friday, 14 August 2015 00:40
Referee Abuse Video - Must Watch!
Please have a look at this video and pass it on. It shows that we need to think of our kids first and foremost.
Published on Wednesday, 05 August 2015 12:31
Referee Abuse Article
To the Villa Family,
By now most of you will have read or heard about yesterday’s article in the Northern Star relating to an Alstonville player and their abuse of a match official.
In the interests of ensuring accuracy and eliminating ambiguity the Committee wishes to advise the following.
An Alstonville player in our men’s 5th division was sent off for verbally abusing the match official during a match at Crawford Park last Tuesday night. The extent of the abuse both before and after the issuance of the red card was appalling and totally inappropriate.
The Committee has made it very clear that any form of verbal abuse towards match officials will not be tolerated. Accordingly, the Club has imposed sanctions against the player. Sanctions may also be imposed by Football Far North Coast.
We also wish to confirm that neither the Club, or any of it’s players, were involved in the other two incidents mentioned in the article.
We are extremely disappointed that our Club has been publicly shamed in this manner and that the incident was publicised at all, given that it does nothing but detract from Alstonville FC, Football Far North Coast and the game of football as a whole.
The Committee would like to take the opportunity to thank all it’s members and volunteers who consistently do the right thing and tirelessly work to improve our Club and our reputation. Please don’t let this devalue the hard work you all contribute to Villa FC.
Alstonville & District Football Club
Published on Saturday, 11 July 2015 20:59
Our Gr8 Barracudas are having a great season and are really enjoying their football. They recently played at the Thistles Junior Carnival and gained a lot of experience there.
All the best for the rest of the season!
Published on Monday, 29 June 2015 20:46
This Sunday morning (5th July) the club is holding a fundraising BBQ at Bunnings Ballina and we are asking for volunteers to come along and help whenever you can.
The BBQ kicks off at 8am and runs till later in the day. At this stage we only have 2 helpers so any help during the day would be much appreciated!
Please post via our facebook page if you can help or just turn up. Thanks again.
Published on Friday, 26 June 2015 20:57
Gr6 Bilbies Having Fun at Thistles Carnival
Last Sunday 7 Alstonville teams attended the Thistles Junior Carnival and all had a great day!
The Gr6 Bilbies pictured below with Coach Alex Pereira really enjoyed the 5 games they played and especially enjoyed receiving their medallions at the end.
Thanks Thistles for putting on a great carnival!
Published on Wednesday, 24 June 2015 20:31
CONDUCT TOWARDS REFEREES
By now you may have heard about the abandoned Premier Division fixture between Alstonville FC and Thistles SC, which resulted in adverse media coverage affecting Villa FC’s reputation, and the reputation of football in general.
Persistent criticism and abuse of referees, by players and supporters alike, has seen 2 senior referees resign this week adding further strain to the existing shortage of referees and assistant referees. If poor behaviour towards match officials continues then the amount of match officials will continue to decline, which will obviously impact the ability of games to proceed in the future.
The committee of Alstonville FC reminds players and spectators that we have a ZERO TOLERANCE LEVEL FOR REFEREE ABUSE.
Please remember that football is a game and meant for the enjoyment of all, including match officials.
Thank you for your support in eradicating this behaviour from our game.
Published on Tuesday, 26 May 2015 21:21
Skill Acquisition Sessions - for Coaches & Players!
The club is running some skill acquisition sessions for coaches AND their teams. These are a fantastic opportunity for coaches and players to improve their skills and learn to use the National Curriculum.
The sessions are free of charge and are run by professionally qualified coach Dave Gambley.
We are asking all teams to attend as per the schedule below however if the date doesn't suit a particular team they can come to another session (or a Thursday afternoon by arrangement).
- Sun 17 May - 3:30 to 4:45PM - GW Fields - Gr12/13 Players and Coaches
- Sun 31 May - 3:30 to 4:45PM - GW Fields - Gr9 Players and Coaches
- Sun 21 June - 3:30 to 4:45PM - GW Fields - Gr10 Players and Coaches (note new date!)
- Sun 26 July - 3:30 to 4:45PM - GW Fields - Gr11 Players and Coaches (note new date!)
Please contact Matt Wiltshire on 0402 013 364 or send an email here to let us know which session you would like to attend.
Published on Thursday, 21 May 2015 22:12
FFA Cup Dream Ends
Our brave Villa Premier team travelled to Coffs Harbour at the weekend to take on local champions Coffs City in the next stage of the FFA Cup.
Coffs had the home ground advantage and outclassed our team in the first half. But the boys fought back in the second half and were competitive but Coffs ended the game with the win (7-4) and are through to the next round. They travel to Newcastle to determine the winner of the NNSWF stage.
Villa had a bus load of supporters who travelled down for the day to cheer on our team and show pride in the Red and Black. Thanks for all their support and well done Villa for making it that far in the comp!
Published on Tuesday, 12 May 2015 16:06
Plaza Meats Raffle a Big Success
On the weekend the club held a raffle with prizes kindly donated by Alstonville Plaza Meats. This raised some much needed funds for the club so a big thank you to Plaza Meats and Dave and Simone who ran the raffle.
Published on Wednesday, 06 May 2015 20:14
Villa Jacket Found at TAFE
A Villa jacket has been found at Wollongbar Tafe. Please contact TAFE administration if it's yours.
Published on Sunday, 03 May 2015 22:11
MORE Gr12 PLAYERS WANTED!
We are looking for more players for our Gr12 Mixed teams (boys or girls). This is for players turning 12 this year.
If interested why not come along to training to give it a try. Contact Matt Wiltshire or the club if interested.
- Grassroots Coaching Course 2015
- Prems Win FFA Cup 2015
- Referees Course 2015
- More Senior Women Wanted!
- 2015 Grading & Muster Schedule
- 2015 Coaching Courses
- Villa Sweeper - Feb 2015 Newsletter
- Womens Premier Training 2015
- Welcome to Season 2015
- Premier Divsion Training & BBQ
- 2015 Asian Cup
- 2014 Cinema Under the Stars
- Oceania Cup - Working Bee
- 2014 Junior Presentation
- Four Grand Finalists in 2014
- More Coaching Courses in 2014
- 2014 Junior Presentation Dates
- Four Villa Teams in Grand Finals
- 2014 Senior Presentation Dinner
- Gr7 Sharks at A-League