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 Sunday, 17 March 2013 18:01
Team Training Times and Coaches
Just about all junior competitive teams (Gr12-16) have now been finalised and coaches appointed. Coaches should be contacting players soon about training (if not already). Click here to see current training times or contact Matt Wiltshire on 0402 013 364 if you have any questions.
Published on Monday, 15 April 2013 22:48
Making the Most of the Conditions
With yet another wet start to the season these boys decided it was time to get some practice in regardless of the conditions.
Published on Wednesday, 13 February 2013 12:32
URGENT: Canteen Coordinator & Supervisors Wanted!
Villa FC is URGENTLY seeking volunteers to help with our canteens this year.
Please call Paul Jarrett on 0427 247 818 if you can help.Read more...
Published on Tuesday, 19 February 2013 20:48
Georgia in Brazil!
2013 Georgia in Brazil
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Recently Georgia Keen toured Brazil and Argentina with the Australian U19 schoolgirls team. This was a fantastic opportunity for Georgia and the club is very proud of her achievements.
Click below to read an overview of her trip.Read more...
Published on Thursday, 14 February 2013 13:33
FREE Shin Pads & Soccer Ball
Thanks to Newcastle Permanent, every Gr6 and Gr7 player who registers this season will receive a free pair of shin pads and a soccer ball.
There are only two more Sign On days left so be quick. See Sign On details below.
Published on Tuesday, 12 February 2013 17:22
Signed Up & Ready to Go!
Last Saturday one eager young man signed up to play for Villa FC, received his free Newcastle Permanent shin pads and soccer ball and got kitted up.
This Saturday (16 Feb) is the last Sign On day so don't forget to register online and come to Sign-On if you haven't done so already!
2013 Sign On
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Published on Tuesday, 12 February 2013 17:43
Mens Prems Trial Match
Last Saturday our Mens Premier squad traveled to Burliegh Heads for a trial match. They lost both matches against strong teams that had some former A-League players. This was very good preparation for the squad and a good time was had by all.
2013 Mens Prems Trial
Published on Monday, 28 January 2013 13:49
Fallen Trees, Flooded Fields!
It's been a wet and windy few days here in Alstonville. Below are some photos of Geoff Watt fields earlier today. Hopefully there hasn't been any injuries or damage to property in the area. Don't forget sign on starting this Saturday (2nd Feb) at GW. See you there.
Published on Wednesday, 14 November 2012 14:00
Villa FC Achieve FFA Accreditation!
Alstonville Football Club were recently presented with their Certificate of Achievement for Level 1 Accreditation in the Football Federation Australia (FFA) National Club Accreditation Scheme by Northern NSW Football (NNSWF) Club Development Officer Gary Fisher.
Published on Monday, 29 October 2012 15:23
2013 Committee Elected!
Villa FC’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on 8th October where the committee for 2013 was elected. Paul Jarrett was re-elected club President and other familiar faces were also re-elected. We thank the 2012 Committee members for their help and welcome the new Committee for 2013.
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 Supervisor for GW
- Media Liason Officer/s
- Referee Payments Coordinator
- Raffles Coordinator (fundraising)
- Line Marking
- Field & Clubhouse Maintenance
- Clubhouse cleaning including toilets
- Bar Attendants with current RSA
- Ball Boy/Girl Coordinator
- Ground Officials
- Volunteer Recruitment Officer
- Carnival Committee (particularly parents of Gr6–9).
We encourage you to have a think about what role you may be able to assist Villa FC with in 2013 and to make contact with a Committee member accordingly.
Published on Wednesday, 24 October 2012 19:04
Club Awards 2012
At the recent Senior Presentation the club awards for 2012 were announced. Along with Paul Jarrett being honoured as the clubs newest life member the following people received awards:
|Club Person of the Year:||Jan Priddle|
|Committee Appreciation:||Michael and Vicki Kerry|
|Presidents Award:||Georgia Keen|
|Player/Coach Development:||Troy Taylor|
|10 Years Service:||Todd Westgate, Jason Vidler, Jack Funnell, Ethan Trees|
|10 Year Players:||Timothy Horowitz, Marc Eason, Zac Gambley, Tom Fleming, Jack O’Sullivan, Max Funnell, Liam Hair, Zac Iliffe, Michael Blackler, Mitchell Pearce, Claire Hatchman, Sarah Jones|
|Long Service (Coaches):||Rob Sheehan|
|Long Service (Players):||Peter Weingarth, Andrew Brown (both 19 years), Nathan Alley (18 years), Rick Russell, Jared Mortison (both 16 years), Brooke Sheehan (13 years), Alex Haigh (12 years)|
|Father & Son:||Alan and Alex Cavanagh, Craig, Matthew and Jarred Parker|
|Mother & Daughter:||Tiffany Burgess and Cloe Mabbott|
Congratulations to all those who received these well deserved awards - well done!
Published on Monday, 08 October 2012 19:04
Paul Jarrett Awarded Life Member!
On Saturday night at the 2012 Senior Dinner, Paul Jarrett (our current club President) was awarded the clubs highest honour - Life Membership.
Paul has been a loyal and active member of Villa for over 10 years and played for the club in his younger years. He has been an integral part of the clubs many acheivements in recent years and has been an inspiration to all. Well done Paul and congratulations.
2012 Senior Dinner
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Published on Thursday, 20 September 2012 16:35
Gr16 Girls Spirit Win Grand Final
Last Sunday our Gr16 Girls 2nd team completed Villa FC's participation in the grand finals with a wonderful win over a galant Goonellabah. Coach Ross McDougald raised his arms in jubilation when the full time whistle blew giving the Villa girls a 1-0 victory in a tightly fought encounter. Congratulations girls for a great season and grand final win!
Published on Saturday, 15 September 2012 09:00
2012 Grand Final Results
Fri 14 Sep 20:00 Oakes Oval - Alstonville Womens Premier Division Vs Thistles (WIN 4-1)
Sat 15 Sep 09:45 Oakes Oval - Alstonville Grade 12/1st Div. Vs Italo Stars (LOSS 2-1)
Sat 15 Sep 11:00 Oakes Oval - Alstonville Grade 13/2nd Sth. Vs Woodburn Wolves (LOSS 3-2)
Sat 15 Sep 12:20 Oakes Oval - Alstonville Grade 13/1st Div. Vs Lennox Head (WIN 2-2)
Sat 15 Sep 15:00 Oakes Oval - Alstonville Grade 15/1st Div. Vs Mullumbimby Brunswick (LOSS 3-1)
Sun 16 Sep 09:00 Oakes Oval - Alstonville Girls Gr. 13/2nd Div. Vs Bangalow (WIN 1-0)
Sun 16 Sep 10:15 Oakes Oval - Alstonville Girls Gr. 13/1st Div. Vs Dunoon (LOSS 5-2)
Sun 16 Sep 18:15 Oakes Oval - Alstonville Girls Gr. 16/2nd Div. Vs Goonellabah (WIN 1-0)
Published on Tuesday, 18 September 2012 10:51
Girls Gr13 Angels WIN Grand Final!
On Sunday the Girls Gr13/2nd Angels played in their grand final against Bangalow. This team went into their grand final undefeated pointscore champions and without even a single goal being scored against them all season.
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The girls were very excited about the game and were very keen to get the win. However a defiant Bangalow side defended very well in the first half with only a few scoring opportunities going to either side. With the score at 0-0 going into the break - both teams made some changes to try to make something happen in the second half.
Villa then started to build some pressure in attack and midway through the second half the deadlock was broken when Amy Keen slotted one into the corner from close range to put the Angels 1-0 up.
Our girls then kept attacking with many opportunities but also defended brilliantly - again not conceding a goal all game. When the full time whistle was blown the girls were jubilant after a fantastic 1-0 grand final win. Great sportsmanship was shown throughout and at the end of the game our players shook hands and thanked the opposition. Bangalow also congratulated our team and were gallant in defeat.
The presentation was then held and the poinstscore and grand final trophies presented to the captain - Alesha Parker. Player of the match was awarded to Hannah Gallagher for a wonderful all round effort. Well done Angels!!!
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.