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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, 26 May 2015 21:21
Skill Acquisition Sessions - for Coaches & Players!
The club is running some skill acquisition sessions for coaches AND their teams. These are a fantastic opportunity for coaches and players to improve their skills and learn to use the National Curriculum.
The sessions are free of charge and are run by professionally qualified coach Dave Gambley.
We are asking all teams to attend as per the schedule below however if the date doesn't suit a particular team they can come to another session (or a Thursday afternoon by arrangement).
- Sun 17 May - 3:30 to 4:45PM - GW Fields - Gr12/13 Players and Coaches
- Sun 31 May - 3:30 to 4:45PM - GW Fields - Gr9 Players and Coaches
- Sun 21 June - 3:30 to 4:45PM - GW Fields - Gr10 Players and Coaches (note new date!)
- Sun 26 July - 3:30 to 4:45PM - GW Fields - Gr11 Players and Coaches (note new date!)
Please contact Matt Wiltshire on 0402 013 364 or send an email here to let us know which session you would like to attend.
Published on Thursday, 21 May 2015 22:12
FFA Cup Dream Ends
Our brave Villa Premier team travelled to Coffs Harbour at the weekend to take on local champions Coffs City in the next stage of the FFA Cup.
Coffs had the home ground advantage and outclassed our team in the first half. But the boys fought back in the second half and were competitive but Coffs ended the game with the win (7-4) and are through to the next round. They travel to Newcastle to determine the winner of the NNSWF stage.
Villa had a bus load of supporters who travelled down for the day to cheer on our team and show pride in the Red and Black. Thanks for all their support and well done Villa for making it that far in the comp!
Published on Tuesday, 12 May 2015 16:06
Plaza Meats Raffle a Big Success
On the weekend the club held a raffle with prizes kindly donated by Alstonville Plaza Meats. This raised some much needed funds for the club so a big thank you to Plaza Meats and Dave and Simone who ran the raffle.
Published on Wednesday, 06 May 2015 20:14
Villa Jacket Found at TAFE
A Villa jacket has been found at Wollongbar Tafe. Please contact TAFE administration if it's yours.
Published on Sunday, 03 May 2015 22:11
MORE Gr12 PLAYERS WANTED!
We are looking for more players for our Gr12 Mixed teams (boys or girls). This is for players turning 12 this year.
If interested why not come along to training to give it a try. Contact Matt Wiltshire or the club if interested.
Published on Sunday, 03 May 2015 10:50
Grassroots Coaching Course
There is a FREE coaching course being run at Alstonville on Sunday 17 May 2015. This is for MiniRoos Gr6-9 coaches (and Gr10/11 refs) and we ask all coaches who have not done a course in the last 3 years to enroll in this course if they can. MiniRoos Gr10/11 coaches who have not done a course should also do this course as a first step.
As a club we want as many of our coaches as possible to be qualified. Not only does this course give you an official coaching qualification but it will greatly help your players with better coaching techniques. There is no cost for this course.
The course details are below:
- Grassroots Certificate
- Sunday 17th May, 2015
- Alstonville F.C
- Geoff Watt Field
- Deegan Drive, Alstonville
- 9.00am – 11.59am
To register for the course just click here.
Published on Thursday, 30 April 2015 10:32
Premier Men Win FFNC FFA Cup Final
On Tuesday night our Mens Premier team played in the final of the FFNC section of the FFA Cup.
Our men won convincingly 5-0 against Goonellabah and now travel to Coffs Harbour on 16th May for the next round. We are also trying to organise a bus trip for supporters to travel down.
The FFA Cup is an Australian version of the FA Cup in England and is a knock out comp where any club team can participate.
At a certain level the State League teams and A-League teams join the competition but any club team is able to win it if good enough.
Well done Villa and good luck in Coffs!
Published on Thursday, 23 April 2015 23:34
New Referee Course
Far North Coast Referees will be running another New Referees Course over two days at the start of May. The details of the course are as follows;
The course will be run over two sessions.
· Session One: Sunday 3rd May (10am to 5pm)
· Session Two: Monday 4th May (6pm to 9pm)
Venue: APFI Facility – 32 Crawford Road, East Lismore.
Cost: $50 per person, to be paid on the day of the first session (Cash or cheque only). This includes all course materials, a law book, whistle and a BBQ lunch on the Sunday.
Participants should be 13 years of age or older.
BEFORE the first session ALL participants must complete the online Laws of the Game Certificate. This can be completed by following this link: here.
Please note that the online Laws of the Game Certificate can take anywhere from 1 hour to 3 hours to complete (depending on your prior knowledge). Please allow enough time to complete the online certificate before the first session of the course.
To register for the course please complete the online course registration, which can be found by following this link: here.
Published on Sunday, 22 March 2015 12:34
MORE SENIOR WOMEN PLAYERS NEEDED!
We are looking for more female players aged 15 and over to play in our lower division womens teams.
If interested why not come along to training to give it a try. Training is Wednesdays 6:30pm at Crawford park fields. All welcome!
Published on Monday, 23 February 2015 16:45
Grading and Muster Schedule - 2015
The grading and muster schedule is listed in the newsletter given to all players at sign on. And for convenience is listed below.
Just click on Read More to see the Junior Muster (Gr6-11) and Junior Grading (Gr12-16) schedules.Read more...
Published on Saturday, 21 February 2015 20:11
2015 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 and this years courses are new and have new content that will really increase your coaching skills.
Grassroots covers MiniRoos teams and Game Training is for junior competitive ages. 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.
|Game Training Certificate||28 Feb/1 Mar||14hrs||$68pp||Byron Bay||Enroll here|
|Grassroots Certificate||7 Mar||3hrs||Free||Eureka||Enroll here|
|Grassroots Certificate||8 Mar||3hrs||Free||Pottsville||Enroll here|
|Grassroots Certificate||14 Mar||3hrs||Free||Dunoon||Enroll here|
|Grassroots Certificate||15 Mar||3hrs||Free||Alstonville||Enroll here|
|Grassroots Certificate||28 Mar||3hrs||Free||Byron Bay||Enroll here|
|Grassroots Certificate||29 Mar||3hrs||Free||Mullumbimby||Enroll here|
Published on Saturday, 21 February 2015 20:00
Villa Sweeper - Feb 2015 Newsletter
The February edition of our newsletter is now available online. Click here to donwload.
Please make sure you have a read as it contains important info for the start of the season.
Published on Wednesday, 11 February 2015 10:47
Women's Premier Training
Please note that from now on Women's Premier training is on Wednesdays, 6:30pm at CP.
Published on Friday, 09 January 2015 11:44
Welcome to Season 2015
Hi everyone and welcome to season 2015 here at Villa FC. We hope you had a good Christmas break and looking forward to the new year.
Sign on for 2015 will begin in February, dates to be posted soon.
We are looking forward to a big year here at Villa FC and whether as a player, parent, volunteer or supoporter - we hope you can join us for another great season!
And don't forget to tune in to the Asian Cup which starts tonight (which is being hosted here in Australia in case you didn't know).
See you all at sign on!!!
Published on Friday, 09 January 2015 11:24
Premier Divsion - Training & BBQ
The first Premier training session for 2015 will be held on Sunday 18 Jan, 5 pm at CP for new and existing players. There will also be a BBQ at 7pm after training. Hoping to see as many there as possible, newcomers especially welcome!
Published on Sunday, 02 November 2014 15:00
2014 Cinema Under the Stars
The Newcastle Permanent Cinema Under the Stars is back again and this year it’s all about dragons, princesses and Lego.
Entry is FREE so gather your friends and family and relax with a picnic as the sun sets and the screen lights up.
Gates open at 5.30pm and screenings start at sundown (approximately 7.30pm – depending on where you are). There is free entertainment to enjoy before the movie and if that isn’t enough, there is a variety of food stalls to fill you up.
NNSWF will be running small-sided football on the extremely popular inflatable pitch. So come on down and have a play before relaxing in front of the big screen.
Friday 7th November – Frozen - Missingham Park, Ballina
Saturday 8th November – The Lego Movie - Hepburn Park, Goonellabah
Published on Thursday, 25 September 2014 23:31
Oceania Cup - Working Bee!
Preparations for the 2014 Oceania Cup are well under way with nearly 30 teams nominated and over 400 players expected.
To help with preparations we are holding a Working Bee this Saturday (27 Sep) at GW and CP. Please meet at CP at 8:30 and bring gloves and any cleaning equipment you think might be required. We need all the help we can get!
We have received lots of messages from teams of how excited they are about the weekend and looking forward to a fun and friendly weekend of football.
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- More Coaching Courses in 2014
- 2014 Junior Presentation Dates
- Four Villa Teams in Grand Finals
- 2014 Senior Presentation Dinner
- Gr7 Sharks at A-League
- Womens Prems through to Grand Final!
- 15 Villa Teams in Finals in 2014!
- Villa Girls Feature in Trinity Win
- Womens Prems Need YOUR Support
- Men Prems Make History!!!
- Eight Villa Players in FFNC Girls Team
- A-League in Lismore 2014
- 2014 Carnival Success Despite Weather
- Open letter from FFNC
- Villa Hoodies - Limited Qty
- Anna at National Championships
- Super Skills Program - Term 3
- Villa and World Cup Phone Covers
- Women Prems in Action