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 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, 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.
Published on Friday, 19 February 2016 16:45
Grading and Muster Schedule - 2016
JUNIOR MiniRoos MUSTER SCHEDULE (Gr6 to Gr11)
Gr10/11 - Mon - 4:30 to 5:15PM at GW - (starting 7 Mar - then each week until teams formed)
Gr8/9 - Tue - 4:30 to 5:15PM at GW - (starting 8 Mar - then each week until teams formed)
Gr7 - Wed - 4:30 to 5:15PM at GW - (starting 9 March - then each week until teams formed)
Gr6 - Thu - 4:30 to 5:15PM at GW - (starting 10 March - then each week until teams formed)
The Grade 6 – 11 Muster Days are designed to get all players from the same age group together until coaches for all teams are found and late registrations are processed. Supervised activities will be provided for approximately three quarters of an hour in no particular groupings until such time as teams can be formed and coaches announced.
Players should try to attend all muster days so they are there when teams are announced. Team training will then commence on a day and time that suits the coach.
Published on Monday, 29 February 2016 20:42
2016 Senior Players
Happy 2016 and welcome back to another football season!
Please be advised that senior team nominations close shortly. Accordingly, if you intend playing football this year for Alstonville FC but have not yet registered to play in myfootballclub.com.au can you please do so as soon as possible.
Your on-line registration is the only means the Club has to work out player numbers and therefore advise FFNC of the number of senior football teams in 2016.
It is our intention to have the number of teams determined by the end of this week, with divisions then determined together with individual placements.
Again, please register ASAP!
Published on Wednesday, 24 February 2016 13:30
Girls W-League Soccer Clinic
NNSW Football have arranged for a couple of their W-League players to come up this coming weekend (27/2/16) to run some soccer clinics.Read more...
Published on Tuesday, 23 February 2016 12:51
Gr12-16 Girls Wanted - Stanthorpe Trip - 13 March!
Our club has been invited to bring some girls teams to Stanthorpe on 13th March for some friendly pre-season games. Stanthorpe Football brought a team down to play us last year and it was thoroughly enjoyed by all so this year we are going up there.
We need as many girls as possible to come along! Click below for details.Read more...
Published on Thursday, 04 February 2016 20:11
2016 Coaching Courses
There are some great coaching courses coming up soon. Please see details below. We encourage all our coaches to do a course every 3 or 4 years. These courses will really increase your coaching skills.
Grassroots covers MiniRoos teams Gr6-9, Skills Training is for all Junior teams and Game Training is for Gr13 & up. Also, any players (aged 12-14) interested in refereeing MiniRoos games this year must have done the Grassroots certificate.
And Villa will cover the fees for courses that require payment. Just click on the relevent link to enroll.
|Grassroots Certificate||12 Mar||3hrs||Free||Skennars Head||Enroll here|
|Grassroots Certificate||13 Mar||3hrs||Free||Alstonville||Enroll here|
|Grassroots Certificate||2 Apr||3hrs||Free||Lismore||Enroll here|
|Grassroots Certificate||3 Apr||3hrs||Free||Byron Bay||Enroll here|
|Grassroots Certificate||9 Apr||3hrs||Free||Casino||Enroll here|
|Skill Training Certificate||13-14 Feb||14hrs||$68||Bangalow||Enroll here|
|Skill Training Certificate||20-21 Feb||14hrs||$68||Lismore||Enroll here|
|Game Training Certificate||5-6 Mar||14hrs||$68||Bangalow||Enroll here|
|Senior Coaching Certificate||19-20 Mar||14hrs||$160||Coffs Harbour||Enroll here|
Published on Wednesday, 03 February 2016 20:24
2016 Working Bee!
Just letting everyone know, we are having a working bee at Crawford park, on Saturday 6th of February starting at 8am. If everyone could come and lend a hand, even for an hour, it would be greatly appreciated but the club.
Published on Wednesday, 03 February 2016 19:21
2016 Mens and Womens Training
Training has commenced for senior players as follows:
- Womens premier training will continue this Sunday (07/02) @ CP, 5:30pm. Further sessions to be advised.
- Mens premier training will continue this Sunday (07/02) @ CP, 4-6pm, and then Tue/Thur nights after that (6-8pm).
- Lower div Women are currently training Wednesdays, 6pm at CP.
- Lower div men are currently training Thursdays, 6pm, at CP.
Anyone interested in trialing for the premier squads are welcome to attend training.
Published on Wednesday, 03 February 2016 19:03
2016 Referee Course
Please see info below from FFNC. Becoming a referee is a great way for young people (and older ones) to learn a new skill, increase your football knowledge and get paid for it.Read more...
Published on Tuesday, 01 December 2015 17:35
Skills Coaching Course: 5-6 Dec 2015
Please see info below re coaching course. Note that although it is targeted at Gr9-13 coaches, we recommend that all Villa coaches should do this course at least once as it is critical to understanding technical skills.
TO ALL MEMBER CLUBS
This communication is directed towards all registered coaches in FFNC.
FFA research shows the biggest influence to the playing experience is the quality of coaching.
People who get involved as a community coach are encouraged to undertake an approved FFA coaching course to enhance their coaching techniques.
Northern NSW Football, in conjunction with FFNC has scheduled a Skill Training Course for 5th & 6th of December;
- Southern Cross Football Centre
- Crawford Road
- East Lismore
The Skill Training course is aimed at coaches in the "Skill Acquisition phase", specifically coaches of 9-13 year old players. The Skill Acquisition Phase assists the coach to focus on building a solid foundation of technical skill for individual players.
The course is run over 2 days (14 hours) being 9am to 5pm each day and EVERYONE over the age of say 14, is welcome to attend.
The course is fully practical and deals with the development of the 4 Functional Game Skills;
- First Touch
- Striking the Ball
- Running with the Ball
- 1 v 1
The fee is only $68 and FFNC will reimburse $34 for your participation via your member club upon completion of the course. We invite the submission of respective invoices to FFNC not later than 28 January 2016.
People interested in attending this course need to pre-register via the following link;
Published on Monday, 02 November 2015 16:46
2016 Coaches Wanted!
Villa FC is seeking expressions of interest for 2016 coaching roles as follows:
- Club Technical Director
- Mens Premier League Coach
- Womens Premier League Coach
- Other Senior Mens & Womens Team Coaches
You would be joining a club and committee which constantly strives for excellence in a friendly and welcoming environment, and which is committed to following the FFA National Curriculum.
If you have an interest in filling any of these roles please reply to our secretary here or send to PO Box 61 Alstonville NSW 2477.
Applications close 16 November 2015.
- 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
- 2015 Updated Grand Final Schedule
- 2015 Finals
- 2015 Family Fun Day
- 2015 Lismore Masters
- MiniRoos for Girls
- Referee Abuse Video
- Referee Abuse Article
- Gr8 Barracudas at Carnival
- Bunnings BBQ 2015
- Gr6 Bilbies at Thistles
- Conduct Towards Referees