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, 15 August 2015 23:50
Lismore Masters - Over 45's Six-a-Side
For the first time Lismore Masters Games has included a 6-a-side tournament for over 45’s Men.
Lismore Masters Games is on Friday afternoon 18th September to Sunday 20th September. Games in 6-a-side will be played quarter field with unlimited interchange on the synthetic field at the Southern Cross Football Centre (previously known as the Asia Pacific Football Institute) East Lismore.
Teams can be registered online HERE. Once you register your team, individuals can go on and register. If you have a few players who are interested but not enough for a team, please let Scott Collis know (). He has a number of teams with space for players looking for a fun weekend of football.
Published on Saturday, 15 August 2015 23:40
AIA Vitality MiniRoos Kick-Off for Girls – Helpers Wanted!
AIA Vitality MiniRoos Kick-Off for Girls is Northern NSW Football’s introductory football program for girls aged 5-11. The program runs for 10 weeks during term 4 2015, 5th October – 18th December for one afternoon a week.
Centre Coordinators will be in charge of running an AIA Vitality MiniRoos Kick-Off for Girls program at a specified venue on behalf of Northern NSW Football.
Coach responsibilities include:
- Plan, prepare, deliver, and review each and every session;
- Keep the games moving fluently, limiting stoppages and encouraging all players;
- Create an environment that ensures all players have fun & are involved.
To be a part of this exciting program, further information on these opportunities is HERE.
Published on Friday, 14 August 2015 00:40
Referee Abuse Video - Must Watch!
Please have a look at this video and pass it on. It shows that we need to think of our kids first and foremost.
Published on Wednesday, 05 August 2015 12:31
Referee Abuse Article
To the Villa Family,
By now most of you will have read or heard about yesterday’s article in the Northern Star relating to an Alstonville player and their abuse of a match official.
In the interests of ensuring accuracy and eliminating ambiguity the Committee wishes to advise the following.
An Alstonville player in our men’s 5th division was sent off for verbally abusing the match official during a match at Crawford Park last Tuesday night. The extent of the abuse both before and after the issuance of the red card was appalling and totally inappropriate.
The Committee has made it very clear that any form of verbal abuse towards match officials will not be tolerated. Accordingly, the Club has imposed sanctions against the player. Sanctions may also be imposed by Football Far North Coast.
We also wish to confirm that neither the Club, or any of it’s players, were involved in the other two incidents mentioned in the article.
We are extremely disappointed that our Club has been publicly shamed in this manner and that the incident was publicised at all, given that it does nothing but detract from Alstonville FC, Football Far North Coast and the game of football as a whole.
The Committee would like to take the opportunity to thank all it’s members and volunteers who consistently do the right thing and tirelessly work to improve our Club and our reputation. Please don’t let this devalue the hard work you all contribute to Villa FC.
Alstonville & District Football Club
Published on Saturday, 11 July 2015 20:59
Our Gr8 Barracudas are having a great season and are really enjoying their football. They recently played at the Thistles Junior Carnival and gained a lot of experience there.
All the best for the rest of the season!
Published on Monday, 29 June 2015 20:46
This Sunday morning (5th July) the club is holding a fundraising BBQ at Bunnings Ballina and we are asking for volunteers to come along and help whenever you can.
The BBQ kicks off at 8am and runs till later in the day. At this stage we only have 2 helpers so any help during the day would be much appreciated!
Please post via our facebook page if you can help or just turn up. Thanks again.
Published on Friday, 26 June 2015 20:57
Gr6 Bilbies Having Fun at Thistles Carnival
Last Sunday 7 Alstonville teams attended the Thistles Junior Carnival and all had a great day!
The Gr6 Bilbies pictured below with Coach Alex Pereira really enjoyed the 5 games they played and especially enjoyed receiving their medallions at the end.
Thanks Thistles for putting on a great carnival!
Published on Wednesday, 24 June 2015 20:31
CONDUCT TOWARDS REFEREES
By now you may have heard about the abandoned Premier Division fixture between Alstonville FC and Thistles SC, which resulted in adverse media coverage affecting Villa FC’s reputation, and the reputation of football in general.
Persistent criticism and abuse of referees, by players and supporters alike, has seen 2 senior referees resign this week adding further strain to the existing shortage of referees and assistant referees. If poor behaviour towards match officials continues then the amount of match officials will continue to decline, which will obviously impact the ability of games to proceed in the future.
The committee of Alstonville FC reminds players and spectators that we have a ZERO TOLERANCE LEVEL FOR REFEREE ABUSE.
Please remember that football is a game and meant for the enjoyment of all, including match officials.
Thank you for your support in eradicating this behaviour from our game.
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...
- 2015 Coaching Courses
- Villa Sweeper - Feb 2015 Newsletter
- Womens Premier Training 2015
- Welcome to Season 2015
- Premier Divsion Training & BBQ
- 2015 Asian Cup
- 2014 Cinema Under the Stars
- Oceania Cup - Working Bee
- 2014 Junior Presentation
- Four Grand Finalists in 2014
- 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!!!