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 Thursday, 19 May 2016 17:44
Grassroots Coaching Course - NOW Mon 25 July!
PLEASE NOTE: THIS COURSE HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED AS BELOW.
There will be a coaching course run here in Alstonville as follows:
- Grassroots Certificate
- Alstonville Football Club
- Geoff Watt Oval, Deegan Drive, Alstonville
- Monday 25th July, 2016
- Cost – Free
- Coaches working with players 5-9 year olds
So if you are new to coaching or would benefit from a refresher you are encouraged to do this fantastic course as it will greatly improve your coaching and only take a few hours (and is FREE).
To register just click here.
Published on Tuesday, 23 February 2016 18:08
2016 ALSTONVILLE JUNIOR CARNIVAL - Sun 7th Aug
Alstonville & District Football Club extends a warm invitation to all MiniRoos teams to participate in our annual soccer carnival. Our famous carnival is a fun family day that promotes the enjoyment of soccer in a friendly non-competitive environment. This event is proudly supported by the community.
Published on Friday, 08 July 2016 22:24
Roar Clinic - A Roaring Success!
Today Brisbane Roar came to Alstonville to hold a junior clinic. They brought their inflatable field which proved very popular with the youngsters.
Even the parents had a fabulous time as they watched on to non-stop football fun.
Thanks to all who attended and thanks to Brisbane Roar for a great day of football!
Published on Monday, 30 May 2016 12:15
This Weeks Games
Below are all the games being played by Villa FC teams this weekend. This is just an extract from the Sports Pulse draw (see link in 'Quick Links' on left).
|22/07/2016||18:00||CP 1||(Grade 16/1st Div.)||Alstonville||Tintenbar/East Ballina|
|22/07/2016||19:20||CP 1||(Grade 14/1st Div.)||Alstonville||Goonellabah|
|22/07/2016||18:00||CP 2||(12 Girls)||Alstonville Angels||Tintenbar/East Ballina|
|22/07/2016||19:00||CP 2||(12 Girls)||Alstonville Hot Shots||Dunoon|
|22/07/2016||20:00||CP 2||(15 Girls)||Alstonville Velocity||Casino|
|22/07/2016||20:00||Uki||(Womens Division 5)||Uki Pythons||Alstonville|
|23/07/2016||11:10||BB2||(Grade 13/2nd North)||Byron Bay||Alstonville Vipers|
|23/07/2016||9:00||CP 1||(Grade 16/2nd Div.)||Alstonville||Dunoon|
|23/07/2016||10:20||CP 1||(Grade 15/2nd Div.)||Alstonville||Nimbin Headers|
|23/07/2016||11:40||CP 1||(Grade 12/2nd South)||Alstonville Magic||Thistles Brumbies|
|23/07/2016||9:00||CP 2||(Grade 15/1st Div.)||Alstonville||Goonellabah|
|23/07/2016||10:20||CP 2||(Grade 13/1st Div.)||Alstonville||Lennox Head|
|23/07/2016||11:30||CP 2||(Grade 12/1st Div.)||Alstonville||Byron Bay|
|23/07/2016||9:00||E3||(Grade 11 Blue)||Rovers Rangers||A'ville Komodos|
|23/07/2016||9:00||GW2||(Grade 10 Pink)||A'ville Butterflies||Dunoon Dragonflies|
|23/07/2016||10:00||GW2||(Grade 11 Blue)||A'ville Frillnecks||Thistles Rangers|
|23/07/2016||11:00||GW2||(Grade 10 Blue)||A'ville Dragonflies||Ballina|
|23/07/2016||9:00||GW3||(Grade 10 Blue)||A'ville Mozzies||A'ville Fireflies|
|23/07/2016||10:00||GW3||(Grade 11 Blue)||A'ville T-Rex's||Woodburn Wolves|
|23/07/2016||10:00||GW3||(Grade 10 Blue)||A'ville Hoppers||Woodburn Howlers|
|23/07/2016||11:10||GW3||(Grade 12/2nd South)||Alstonville Lightning||Woodburn|
|23/07/2016||9:00||GW4||(Grade 7 Purple)||A'ville Bilbies||Lennox Threshers|
|23/07/2016||9:00||GW4||(Grade 7 Pink)||A'ville Echnidas||Lennox Great White|
|23/07/2016||9:00||GW4||(Grade 7 Brown)||A'ville Possums||Lennox Mantarays|
|23/07/2016||9:00||GW4||(Grade 6 Orange)||A'ville Eagles||Lennox Great White|
|23/07/2016||9:00||GW4||(Grade 6 Brown)||A'ville Cockatoos||Lennox Mantarays|
|23/07/2016||10:00||GW4||(Grade 7 Brown)||A'ville Platypuses||A'ville Wombats|
|23/07/2016||10:00||GW4||(Grade 6 Pink)||A'ville Lorikeets||A'ville Condors|
|23/07/2016||10:00||GW4||(Grade 6 Pink)||A'ville Magpies||Lennox Bullsharks|
|23/07/2016||10:00||GW4||(Grade 6 Orange)||A'ville Emus||A'ville Hawks|
|23/07/2016||10:00||GW4||(Grade 6 Purple)||A'ville Falcons||A'ville Kookaburras|
|23/07/2016||10:00||GW4||(Grade 6 Purple)||A'ville Swifts||Lennox Tigersharks|
|23/07/2016||9:00||GW5||(Grade 9 Green)||A'ville Barracudas||Woodburn Howlers|
|23/07/2016||9:00||GW5||(Grade 9 Blue)||A'ville Whales||Ballina Dolphins|
|23/07/2016||9:00||S6||(Grade 9 Green)||Ballina Bluebottles||A'ville Stingrays|
|23/07/2016||10:00||S8||(Grade 7 Pink)||Ballina Turtles||A'ville Koalas|
|23/07/2016||10:00||S8||(Grade 7 Brown)||Ballina Dolphins||A'ville Wallabies|
|23/07/2016||10:00||S8||(Grade 6 Brown)||Ballina Seahorses||A'ville Kestrals|
|23/07/2016||11:00||S8||(Grade 7 Purple)||Ballina Bluebottles||A'ville Dingoes|
|23/07/2016||11:00||S8||(Grade 6 Brown)||Ballina Turtles||A'ville Kites|
|23/07/2016||11:15||Shores||(Grade 13/2nd North)||Shores||Alstonville Cobras|
|23/07/2016||9:00||SkHd3||(Grade 8 Blue)||Lennox Threshers||A'ville Leopards|
|23/07/2016||9:00||SkHd3||(Grade 8 Blue)||Lennox Hammerheads||A'ville Pumas|
|23/07/2016||9:00||SkHd3||(Grade 8 Blue)||Lennox Tigersharks||A'ville Cougars|
|23/07/2016||9:50||SkHd3||(Grade 8 Green)||Lennox Makos||A'ville Bobcats|
|23/07/2016||9:50||SkHd3||(Grade 8 Blue)||Lennox Bullsharks||A'ville Tigers|
|23/07/2016||11:30||SkHd3||(Grade 9 Blue)||Lennox Threshers||A'ville Sharks|
|23/07/2016||9:00||T3||(Grade 7 Yellow)||Thistles Brumbies||A'ville Quolls|
|23/07/2016||9:00||TEB 4||(Grade 8 Green)||T'bar Swordfish||A'ville Panthers|
|23/07/2016||9:00||WP2||(Grade 11 Blue)||Goonellabah||A'ville Skinks|
|24/07/2016||10:00||CP 1||(12 Girls)||Alstonville Spirit||Pottsville Wildcats|
|24/07/2016||11:00||CP 1||(Grade 12/2nd South)||Alstonville Magic||Woodburn|
|24/07/2016||9:30||Mull1||(15 Girls)||Mullum/Bruns Valley||Alstonville Red Devils|
|24/07/2016||9:30||S1||(15 Girls)||Ballina||Alstonville Velocity|
|24/07/2016||10:00||Stars1||(16 Girls)||Italo Stars||Alstonville|
|24/07/2016||11:30||Stars1||(Grade 12/2nd South)||Italo Stars||Alstonville Lightning|
|26/07/2016||18:00||CP 1||(Mens Division 6)||Alstonville||Lismore Thistles|
|26/07/2016||20:00||CP 1||(Mens Division 5)||Alstonville||Woodburn|
|27/07/2016||18:30||T1||(Womens Premier Division)||Lismore Thistles||Alstonville|
Published on Saturday, 04 June 2016 13:17
Keep our Referees!
Published on Thursday, 16 June 2016 23:56
What is Winning?
(By Steve Watson, youth coach)
Maybe it's time to redefine "winning".
- Winning to me is to have everyone still playing at U12 that started at U6.
- Winning is giving the children a passion for the game they can enjoy for life.
- Winning is challenging every player to achieve realistic goals based on the child's individual abilities.
- Winning is always being a positive role model.
Think of the difference the child sees in coaches who want their kids to have fun versus those coaches screaming at the players, the ref and each other across the field.
Soccer can be enjoyed at all ages. Let's not drive the next Mia Hamm or David Beckham from soccer at U7 because of our misguided concept of winning.
Also see a great article about "WINNING vs DEVELOPMENT" here and a very interesting survey about what kids themselves value in sport.
Published on Wednesday, 18 May 2016 00:17
Brisbane Roar in Alstonville!
Attention Alstonville FC Junior Players
We have managed to secure a Clinic to be conducted by Brisbane Roar at Geoff Watt Oval for Alstonville FC players as follows:
Date: Fri 8 July, 2016
Time: 3:00pm to 5:00pm (ages 5-10)
Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm (ages 11-15)
Rego: Refer to flyer for details, the process is handled directly by Brisbane Roar
Spots are limited to 70 per session, register early to avoid disappointment!
We believe this will be an enjoyable event to help improve the skills of the Alstonville FC players as well as a path to creating closer ties with Brisbane Roar.
Download the 5-10 yr old flyer here.
Download the 11-15 yr old flyer here.
Published on Thursday, 23 June 2016 21:33
This Saturday is SILENT SATURDAY for all MiniRoos football.
This is where ALL parents and spectators are asked to WATCH the game but refrain from making any comments to the players or about the game.
Clapping IS allowed and supporters are encouraged to be creative in how they choose to cheer their child's team (Eg make signs to hold up, bring a scarf in the team's colour and wave it wildly) but AVOID calling out loudly. This may be hard for some of us but the idea is to give kids the chance to just play by themselves.
Thanks for everyone's support of this concept this weekend!
Published on Thursday, 23 June 2016 21:24
Ref Appreciation Weekend
This weekend (24-26 June) is Referee Appreciation weekend. Without referees we wouldn't have a game so this is a great chance to say 'THANKS' to your referee.
Lack of respect shown all too often from players, supporters and coaches towards match officials, is one of the MAIN reasons cited by match officials who decide to “walk away” from contributing in that role.
A simple “thanks” to match officials is a relatively easy gesture that can make a big difference to retaining match officials in our game. Also why not get creative and bake a cake for your referee or give three cheers to them at the end of the game. Just something to show your appreciation.
Published on Tuesday, 21 June 2016 22:31
Trivia Night a BIG Success!
On behalf of the Alstonville Football Club and social committee, we would like to thank everyone one for coming last night and making our Trivia night such a success.
We would like to let everyone know that we raised $2698.30, with out all of you this would not have been possible.
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of the businesses that donated the prizes:
- Alstonville Plateau Bowls & Sports Club
- Thursday Plantation
- Coles Alstonville
- Rybell Images
- Snowy's Bakery
- Landy's Bulk & Wholefoods
- Magpie Clothing
- Get Stuffed on Main
- Melanie Stewart
- Alstonville Plaza Meats & Deli
- Taffy's Shoes, Keys & Engraving
- Australia Post Alstonville Plaza
- Alstonville Osteopathy
- Alstonville Cellars
- Terry White Chemist Alstonville
- Ace Variety Discounts Alstonville Plaza
- Black Duck Deli Alstonville Plaza
- Elsabe's Hair Salon
- Federal Hotel
- Priceline Ballina
- Smooth Alstonville
- Edge Fitness
Again a massive thankyou to everyone for making last night a great success!
Tracy, Simone, Dave, Teena and Committee
Published on Sunday, 01 May 2016 10:00
(Next Session: 25 July 2016)
This year we are continuing our special training sessions for keepers who are extra keen to improve. Matt Baker has generously offered to run these sessions once again.
The sessions will now be run WEEKLY at CP 5:30-6:30PM (Gr10-12) and 6:30-7:30 (Gr13-16). If Crawford Park is closed due to wet weather then the sessions will be cancelled for that week. The keeper sessions are open to junior players from Gr10-16. There is no charge for these sessions. Details for the sessions are as follows:
Goal Keeper Sessions Details
These are for those aspiring to be goal keepers or for experienced goal keepers wanting to refine their skills. Matt Baker, who will be running these sessions, is a Premier level keeper. Last year we had lots of reports of improved performance as a result of coming to these sessions. Players will greatly benefit from this training so please come along.
Published on Sunday, 05 June 2016 16:14
New Playground at GW
Ballina Shire Council have just installed a brand new playground at Geoff Watt fields.
This has proven very popular with kids in the area and at Saturday morning games. A big thank you to Ballina Council for doing this.
Published on Thursday, 26 May 2016 23:26
Team Photos - Sat 18 June
Our club photographer, Tracy Brown, will be at GW fields Saturday 18 June, between 9AM & 12PM to take team photos.
Please arrange for your team to be there in full playing strip and locate Tracy to take your photo, even if you don't have your full team there!.
If you are playing away that Saturday or are unable to arrange to attend Geoff Watt, please arrange to take your own team photo and send in to us ASAP.
Team photos are important for our historical records so please make the effort to attend or send in your own photo.
Published on Thursday, 26 May 2016 23:07
First Aid - What to do before the ambulance arrives!
One of the most forgotten aspects of sport (but most important) is first aid.
We have been invited by Alstonville Scouts to join in a first aid training night called "What to do before the ambulance arrives".
We ask all of our coaches and managers to please consider attending this night aswell as anyone else interested. This is a fantastic opportunity in our home town not to be missed.
Details as follows:
- Sunday the 19th June
- 4:00pm to 6.30pm
- Alstonville Bowling Club
- FREE (donations welcome)
- Booking essential
The trainer is a highly experienced intensive care paramedic and trainer of paramedics. Hope to see you there!
To book in for this training night please call Marco on 0405 15 15 15.
Published on Tuesday, 17 May 2016 22:43
Gr6 Eagles All Smiles!
They may not have won today's game but you can't keep the smiles off the faces of this wonderful team of caring little people who all happen to be developing into wonderful little soccer players.
Big thanks to Wayne Rowe our wonderful coach!!
Published on Tuesday, 10 May 2016 20:00
Villa Sweeper - May 2016 Newsletter
The May 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 Wednesday, 04 May 2016 17:09
Womens Premiers field Youthful Team
Our Womens Premier team is already a young looking team this year but in their clash with Italo Stars on the weekend, with many players out, they brought in three Gr16 girls to help make up the numbers.
All three put in solid performances with Olivia Kerry and Emily Wiltshire holding out the Stars at the back and Mia Casagrande threatening up front many times and coming away with one goal.
The final score was 4-0 to Villa and was a sign of good things to come at Villa with lots of depth in womens and girls football and with our experienced players willing to mentor the young ones.
The photo below shows an attacking play by Villa. Well done girls!
Published on Sunday, 17 April 2016 23:18
Three Teams in Anzac Cup/Callan McMillan Finals
This year we had three teams in the finals of the Anzac Cup and Callan McMillan pre-season competitions.
This is a great result for the club so well done to these teams! A special congratulations to our Gr16 boys team who came away with a great win in the final (photo below).
|22/04/2016||19:45||Oakes||(Callan McMillan A Final)||Bangalow||Alstonville||Loss|
|23/04/2016||10:30||Oakes||(ANZAC Cup Grade 16)||Alstonville||Richmond Rovers||Win|
|23/04/2016||12:15||Oakes||(ANZAC Cup OpenB)||Alstonville FC||Italo Stars||Loss|
Published on Friday, 25 March 2016 01:36
Games Start Next Weekend!
The draw is now up for the first few weeks of games for Seniors and some Juniors (those starting early). Just click on 'FFNC Draw' in the Quick Links menu on the left.
The Setup and Canteen Roster is also now available on the left. Please make sure you arrive on time for setup and canteen and don't forget to pack up the field if you are the last team (just ask).
Thanks to all our wonderful volunteers this year who keep out club going! Make sure you give them a pat on the back for all their efforts. Have a great season everyone.
Published on Wednesday, 23 March 2016 01:54
2016 Junior Grading Completed
All junior competitive teams (Gr12-16) are now formed and ready to go for the season. Players and coaches have been notified of their teams and training is underway.
A big thank you to all graders who helped over the three weeks of grading and musters! It's often hard to find helpers for this task so early in the season but it's a credit to our valued volunteers to have so many willing to help.
Some junior teams will start games on the weekend of 1-3 April and others on 29-30 April. Check the FFNC draw regularly as it should be ready soon.
We hope all our teams have enjoyable season with a focus on player development and fun!
Published on Wednesday, 23 March 2016 01:42
2016 Girls Stanthorpe Trip
Last Sunday Villa took two girls teams (Gr13/14 and Gr15/16) on a bus trip to Balandean to play some friendly games against the Stanthorpe Football girls. This is becoming a tradition as the Stanthorpe girls traveled down to Alstonville last year.
The girls had a great time on the bus trip which included a Trivia Challenge to be completed over the day. Zoe McInnes was the eventual winner of this comp and took home a new Nike soccer ball!
We were welcomed with great hospitality at Balandean with a free lunch and friendly club members and players. After a few short speeches to welcome us the games got under way.
The teams proved to be evenly matched throughout the day. Each team played two games with the Gr13/14 team (coached by Pommy Dave) ending up with two draws. The Gr15/16 team (coached by Todd McInnes) ended up with one win and one loss.
Before departing at the end of the day, Stanthorpe Football had a brief presentation to thank us for visiting and to hand over some samples from the local wineries! It was a great day with the games being played in a great spirit and we met lots a great people. Thank you Stanthorpe Football!
We arrived home about 8:30pm and all agreed it was a wonderful day. Hopefully this can become a yearly tradition with our friends at Stanthorpe Football.
- 2016 Grading & Muster Schedule
- 2016 Senior PLayers
- Girls W-League Clinic
- Girls Stanthorpe Trip
- 2016 Coaching Courses
- 2016 Sign-On & Registration
- 2016 Working Bee
- 2016 Senior Training
- 2016 Referee Course
- 2015 Skills Coaching Course
- 2016 Coaches Wanted!
- 2015 Oceania Cup - Big Success
- 2015 AGM
- 150yr Parade
- 2015 Senior Presentation Dinner
- 2015 Junior Presentation
- 2015 Boys & Girls Summer Youth League
- 10 Teams in 2015 Grand Finals
- 150 Year Parade
- 2015 Presentations