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 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.
Published on Saturday, 20 February 2016 20:30
2015 Oceania Cup - Big Success!
The 2015 Alstonville FC Oceania Cup was a great success by all accounts. Held over the October long weekend this was the culmination of much planning and preparation for the unique all girls and womens football tournament.
With 34 teams and approximately 500 players the third year of this tournament exceeded expectations. All teams thoroughly enjoyed the event. The club plans to run the tournament every year and we hope it will only get bigger and better.
Teams from as far away as Canberra, Woolgoolga, Gold Coast and Brisbane attended as well as a host of local teams. And the event received good media coverage.
A huge thank you goes to all the volunteers who helped over the weekend without whom it would not have been possible and to all the visiting teams who attended.
Below are the tournament champions for the 2015 Oceania Cup. We are looking forward to seeing you again in 2016.
Gr12 - Woopi Wanderers
Gr14 - Alstonville Red Devils
Gr16 - Dunoon Diamonds
Open A - Lismore Workers
Open B - Maclean
Published on Sunday, 25 October 2015 18:35
2015 AGM: Mon 26th Oct, 7pm, Bowling Club
Just a reminder that our Annual General Meeting (AGM) is on Monday night (26 Oct) 7PM at the Alstonville Bowling Club.
We are really wanting more people to join the committtee or take on a role in the club - whether it's a BIG or SMALL job, all help is welcome!
Taking on a role or job is a very rewarding experience and a service to the community. You will also be joining a passionate and great group of volunteers who have a great time doing what they love.
Please click below for a list of the major roles. We are also particularly interested in people to help with the canteen - which is vital to our fundraising.
If you are interested but cannot attend the meeting please phone Matt Wiltshire on 0402 013364 and let us know you can help.
Hope to see you there!
Published on Friday, 25 September 2015 23:38
150yr Parade and Celebrations
Last Sunday was the 150 years of Alstonville parade and celebrations. Due to a great turn out it was a sea of red & black when Villa FC marched down the main street.
Players, coaches, volunteers & supporters were there on mass for this memorable day. A special thanks to the 12 & 13yr girls who could be heard singing our club song as we went along. Also a special thanks to our sponsors who enabled us to have our 150yr shirts to wear in the parade. Thank you to all!
Published on Monday, 31 August 2015 22:04
2015 Senior Presentation Dinner
The Villa FC Senior Presentation Dinner will be held on Saturday October 17 at the Alstonville Bowling Club. Cost is $35 per person.
This is always a great night out to finish off the season! All welcome. Tickets available from CP canteen or see Louise Parker. Limited spaces so please get in quick.
Published on Friday, 25 September 2015 23:51
Last Saturday we held our end of season Junior Presentations to celebrate another great year of football here in Alstonville. Both were well attended with special attention paid to our new 150yr shirts given to every player.
Andrew Virtue from Newcastle Permanent was on hand to deliver a cheque for $1200 as part of their Introducer program. Thanks very much to Andrew and the Perm.
At the end each team broke off to present every player with their rewards including a trophy, team photo, 150yr shirt, lollies and a Colgate sample bag care of Plateau Dental.
All volunteers were thanked for their wonderful help during the season but a few were singled out for special thanks as follows:
|CLUB PERSON OF THE YEAR:||Simone Bewg|
|DEDICATION AWARD:||Michael Thompson|
|COMMITTEE APPRECIATION:||Gaetano & Wendy Astone|
|COMMITTEE APPRECIATION:||Chris & Clare Cassin|
|QUIET ACHIEVER AWARD:||Garry Smith|
Published on Wednesday, 26 August 2015 13:33
2015 Boys & Girls Summer Youth League
UPDATE: Next girls trials will be Thursday 17 Sept, 6:00-7:00pm, CP2. All welcome!
UPDATE: Boys trials will be Wednesday 16 Sept, 6:30pm, CP1. All welcome!
Villa is putting in a girls and a boys Summer Youth League (SYL) team this year.
SYL is a summer comp that runs over school term 4 with games played on Friday nights. It is for players aged 14-20 (as at 1st Oct 2015) however two over age players can be in each team. There will be a fee for participation in SYL for those selected - cost TBA.
The Girls team coach has been appointed (Andrew Iliffe - Mobile: 0407 285 180) and the next trials will be held on Thursday 17 Sept, 6:00-7:00pm, CP2. All girls aged 14-20 are welcome to come and try out.
The Boys team will be co-coached by Jason Vidler & Joel Organ. First trials will be held on Wednesday 16 Sept, 6:30pm, CP1. All boys aged 14-20 are welcome to come and try out.
Published on Wednesday, 09 September 2015 20:54
10 Teams in Grand Finals!
This year we have ten teams in grand finals. Try to go along and help cheer on our teams.
Entry fee applies to Oakes Oval.
|12/09/2015||8:30||Oakes Oval||(14/1st)||Alstonville||Thistles||3-0 Win|
|12/09/2015||13:45||Oakes Oval||(13/1st)||Mullum/Bruns||Alstonville||3-2 Win|
|13/09/2015||8:45||Oakes Oval||(12 Girls)||A'ville Hotshots||A'ville Velocity||1-0 Win (Vel)|
|13/09/2015||10:00||Oakes Oval||(14 Girls)||Alstonville||Bangalow||2-1 Win|
|13/09/2015||11:15||Oakes Oval||(15 Girls)||Alstonville||Pottsville||3-1 Win|
|13/09/2015||12:40||Oakes Oval||(16 Girls)||Dunoon||Alstonville||5-2 Loss|
|18/09/2015||6:00||Oakes Oval||(Div4 Men)||Alstonville||3-0 Win|
|19/09/2015||9:15||Oakes Oval||(15/1st)||Alstonville||Rovers||3-0 Win|
|20/09/2015||15:30||Oakes Oval||(Prem Wom)||Bangalow||Alstonville||4-0 Loss|
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
- 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
- 2015 Striker Camp
- 2015 Keeper Clinic
- 2015 Womens World Cup
- Skill Acquisition Sessions
- FFA Cup Dream Ends
- Plaza Meats Raffle a Big Success
- Villa Jacket Found at TAFE
- More Gr12 Players Wanted for 2015
- Grassroots Coaching Course 2015