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 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!
Published on Thursday, 29 August 2013 12:21
Gr13 Angels - Team of the Week
Our Gr13 girls team has won the NNSWF Team of the Week competition. This team has now gone two seasons undefeated and plays in a semi final this Friday night. Scoring over 100 goals this season and winning every game the girls ended the regular season as pointscore champions once again. However winning is not everything as you can read below.
Published on Thursday, 29 August 2013 11:39
2013 Trivia Night a Big Success!
We hope all that attended our Villa trivia night enjoyed themselves. Thank you to all that were there and to those that donated prizes, some $6000 worth. And a big thank you to all the ladies that worked together, making it a huge success.
With close score lines between a number of tables and many draws done there was one name that seemed to be repeated throughout the night. And the winner is........... Wendy Priddle.
Published on Tuesday, 27 August 2013 15:54
13 Villa Teams into Finals
With the last of the regular season matches now over we move into the finals series. Congratulations to all teams who have had an enjoyable year of football in 2013 and a huge thank you to all our volunteers for another fabulous year.
We have 2 teams who ended the season as pointscore champions (Gr13 Girls Angels and Gr14 Boys Wizards) and 13 teams who have made it through to the finals.
Below is the schedule for this weekend so if you're not playing why not go down and support our Villa teams on the side lines. Good luck to all!Read more...
Published on Tuesday, 27 August 2013 15:18
Georgia in Australian School Girls Team!
For a second year in a row Villa FC's Georgia Keen has made it into the Australian School Girls team which will tour Europe early next year.
Congratulations to Georgia and good luck! Read the article in the Northern Star here.
Published on Monday, 16 September 2013 17:24
Georgia in Cambodia
Villa FC player Georgia Keen traveled to Cambodia in July with CUFA, an organisation that helps lift communities out of poverty.
CUFA uses football as a vehicle for the education and self improvement of children in poverty and so Georgia was there to support this initiative. Well done to Georgia and her family on embarking on such a worthwhile trip. See the video below to see some of the things Georgia got up to on the trip and visit www.cufa.com.au to learn more about CUFA.
Published on Thursday, 15 August 2013 21:45
Published on Tuesday, 06 August 2013 12:33
2013 Carnival - A Big Day!
Our annual Junior Carnival was held last Sunday and it was our biggest for many years. With nearly 100 teams registered every field had to be utilised.
It was a fantastic team effort from the club with everyone working together to ensure that this years carnival was a huge success. We had a lot of positive feedback during and after the day that all had a great time. Well done and a big thank you to all volunteers and teams who helped put together such a wonderful day for all.
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Published on Saturday, 27 July 2013 00:16
Gr6 Barracudas - In the Mud!
Last week the Gr6 Barracudas traveled to Skennars Head fields for their fixture. It was yet another wet day and the kids embraced the fact that they were allowed to get dirty and run around in the rain!
The Barracudas are Baxter, Jordan, Haylen, Lewis, Taj and Ari - coached by Angie West.
Published on Saturday, 27 July 2013 00:55
Gr15 Allstars - First use of CP2 Shelters!
In the holidays the Gr15 Girls Allstars had a practice match and social event at CP. The spectators made good use of the new shelters - which is believed to be the first use of the shelters.
Published on Tuesday, 09 July 2013 12:40
New CP2 Shelters - Thank You!
We have recently built and installed new shelters on CP2. The shelters were kindly donated by Alstonville Plumbing & Gasfitting (ph 6628 5626).
The weather turned out to be perfect for the week leading up and on Saturday for the working bee when the concrete was poured. A huge thank you to all those who could help, and particularly to the following:
- Paul Jarrett, our club president (who designed and planned everything)
- Matt Priddle (who worked tirelessly all week)
- Garry Kunz (who helped with the grass excavating)
- Dave Jobson (who donated use of a digger and helped with concreting & roofing).
- and Holcim Concrete for donating the concrete (ph 13 11 88)
Published on Tuesday, 02 July 2013 14:48
Another Wash Out!
Last weekend was yet another wet one with most games postponed or cancelled. At least our small sided teams played at home and the weather held off for the morning. However spare a thought for some teams who have only played 4 games so far this season.
Field closures can get complicated with a lot of aspects to consider, so even though a Saturday morning might be sunny the fields might still be too wet to play on or bad weather might be forecast or there might be some other consideration.
Villa FC (and all clubs) have to look after the fields that we lease. We try our best to keep everyone up to date with field closures and we have a wet weather procedure that we ask teams to follow (see here.).
Let's hope the second half of the season sees more games played.
Published on Monday, 24 June 2013 16:19
Villa FC Wins NNSWF Playmaker Award
The club was recently nominated for the Northern NSW Football Playmaker award and won. A thoughtful parent made the following submission ...Read more...
- 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!
- Small Sided Football & Instructing Refs
- Perfect Start to the Season!
- Womens Prems - Awesome CM Shield WIN
- Womens Premiers big win
- Team Coaches and Training Times
- Making the Most of the Conditions
- URGENT: Canteen Coodinator Wanted!
- Georgia in Brazil
- FREE Shin Pads and Soccer Ball
- Signed Up & Ready to Go!
- 2013 Mens Prems Trial Match
- Gr16/17 Comp Changes in 2013