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, 28 May 2017 18:08
2017 ALSTONVILLE JUNIOR CARNIVAL - Sun 6th Aug
Alstonville & District Football Club extends a warm invitation to all MiniRoos teams to participate in our annual soccer carnival. Our famous carnival is a fun family day that promotes the enjoyment of soccer in a friendly non-competitive environment. This event is proudly supported by the community.
Published on Thursday, 30 March 2017 12:15
This Weeks Games
Below are all the games being played by Villa FC teams this weekend. This is just an extract from the Sports Pulse draw (see link in 'Quick Links' on left).
|21/07/2017||18:00||CP 1||(Grade 16/2nd Div.)||Alstonville||Ballina|
|21/07/2017||19:30||CP 1||(Grade 16/1st Div.)||Alstonville||TEBFC|
|21/07/2017||18:00||CP 2||(16 Girls)||Alstonville Red Devils||Italo Stars|
|21/07/2017||19:30||CP 2||(16 Girls)||Alstonville Velocity||Byron Bay|
|22/07/2017||BYE||BYE||(Grade 14/1st Div.)||Alstonville Taipans||BYE|
|22/07/2017||BYE||BYE||(Grade 11 Red)||A'ville Hoppers||BYE|
|22/07/2017||11:15||Cas1||(Grade 12/2nd South)||Casino||A'ville Tarantulas|
|22/07/2017||9:00||CP 1||(Grade 13/2nd South)||Alstonville||Richmond Rovers|
|22/07/2017||10:15||CP 1||(Grade 13/1st Div.)||Alstonville||MBVFC|
|22/07/2017||11:30||CP 1||(Grade 12/1st Div.)||Alstonville||MBVFC|
|22/07/2017||9:00||CP 2||(Grade 13/2nd North)||Alstonville||Ballina|
|22/07/2017||10:15||CP 2||(Grade 14/2nd Div.)||Alstonville||Casino|
|22/07/2017||11:30||CP 2||(Grade 15/1st Div.)||Alstonville||Casino|
|22/07/2017||11:00||Dun2||(Grade 8 Yellow)||Dunoon Kangaroos||A'ville Echnidas|
|22/07/2017||11:15||E2||(Grade 14/1st Div.)||Richmond Rovers||Alstonville Vipers|
|22/07/2017||10:30||E3||(Grade 10 Red)||Rovers Rebels||A'ville Stingrays|
|22/07/2017||11:00||E5||(Grade 7 White)||Rovers Redbacks||A'ville Falcons|
|22/07/2017||9:00||GW2||(Grade 11 Red)||A'ville Fireflies||Rovers Rangers|
|22/07/2017||10:00||GW2||(Grade 11 Pink)||Alstonville||Byron Queen Bees|
|22/07/2017||11:00||GW2||(Grade 10 Blue)||A'ville Barracudas||Lennox Threshers|
|22/07/2017||9:00||GW3||(Grade 12/2nd South)||A'ville Scorpions||Dunoon|
|22/07/2017||10:00||GW3||(Grade 10 Red)||A'ville Sharks||Casino Jets|
|22/07/2017||9:00||GW4||(Grade 6 Orange)||A'ville Dragons||Ballina Turtles|
|22/07/2017||9:00||GW4||(Grade 6 Orange)||A'ville Magpies||Alstonville Kites|
|22/07/2017||9:00||GW4||(Grade 6 Purple)||Aville Monitors||Ballina Dolphins|
|22/07/2017||9:00||GW4||(Grade 6 Purple)||A'ville Geckos||A'ville Skinks|
|22/07/2017||9:00||GW4||(Grade 7 White)||A'ville Kestrals||Goonellabah Cyclones|
|22/07/2017||10:00||GW4||(Grade 6 Orange)||A'ville T-Rex's||Lennox Makos|
|22/07/2017||10:00||GW4||(Grade 6 Purple)||A'ville Frillnecks||Lennox Stingrays|
|22/07/2017||10:00||GW4||(Grade 6 Blue)||A'ville Komodos||G'bah Cyclones|
|22/07/2017||10:00||GW4||(Grade 7 Blue)||A'ville Hawks||Lennox Wobbegongs|
|22/07/2017||10:00||GW4||(Grade 7 Blue)||A'ville Kookaburras||Lennox Gummy Sharks|
|22/07/2017||9:00||GW5||(Grade 9 Orange)||A'ville Tigers||Ballina Seahorses|
|22/07/2017||9:00||GW5||(Grade 9 Orange)||A'ville Bobcats||T'bar Hammerheads|
|22/07/2017||10:00||GW5||(Grade 8 Orange)||A'ville Wallabies||A'ville Wombats|
|22/07/2017||10:00||GW5||(Grade 8 Blue)||A'ville Platypuses||Lennox Hammerheads|
|22/07/2017||10:00||GW5||(Grade 9 Blue)||A'ville Cougars||Lennox Threshers|
|22/07/2017||9:00||S5||(Grade 10 Blue)||Ballina Seahorses||A'ville Whales|
|22/07/2017||9:00||SkHd3||(Grade 8 Blue)||Lennox Tigersharks||A'ville Possums|
|22/07/2017||10:00||SkHd3||(Grade 9 Orange)||Lennox Makos||A'ville Leopards|
|22/07/2017||10:00||SkHd3||(Grade 8 Blue)||Lennox Great White||A'ville Quolls|
|22/07/2017||10:00||SkHd3||(Grade 9 Blue)||Lennox Bullsharks||A'ville Pumas|
|22/07/2017||9:00||SkHd4||(Grade 7 Blue)||Lennox Great White||A'ville Condors|
|22/07/2017||10:00||SkHd4||(Grade 7 Green)||Lennox Angelsharks||A'ville Eagles|
|22/07/2017||10:00||SkHd4||(Grade 7 Green)||Lennox Whalers||A'ville Swifts|
|22/07/2017||10:00||SkHd4||(Grade 7 Blue)||Lennox Bluesharks||A'ville Lorikeets|
|22/07/2017||10:00||TEB 4||(Grade 9 Blue)||T'bar Marlins||A'ville Panthers|
|22/07/2017||9:00||W'burn4||(Grade 11 White)||Woodburn Howlers||A'ville Dragonflies|
|22/07/2017||10:00||W'burn4||(Grade 6 Blue)||Woodburn Howlers||A'ville Crocodiles|
|22/07/2017||9:00||W'burn5||(Grade 6 Blue)||Woodburn Wolves||A'ville Goannas|
|22/07/2017||9:00||W'burn5||(Grade 7 White)||Woodburn||A'ville Emus|
|22/07/2017||9:00||WP2||(Grade 6 Blue)||G'bah Tornadoes||A'ville Bluetongues|
|22/07/2017||9:00||WP2||(Grade 11 White)||G'bah Hurricanes||A'ville Mozzies|
|22/07/2017||9:00||WP2||(Grade 7 White)||Goonellabah Tornadoes||A'ville Cockatoos|
|23/07/2017||BYE||BYE||(Girls 14 Pool B)||Alstonville Hot Shots||BYE|
|23/07/2017||9:00||CP 1||(Grade 13/1st Div.)||Alstonville||Goonellabah|
|23/07/2017||10:15||CP 1||(12 Girls)||Alstonville||Pottsville|
|23/07/2017||11:30||CP 1||(16 Girls)||Alstonville Velocity||MBVFC|
|23/07/2017||12:00||Dun2||(Girls 14 Pool B)||Dunoon Storm||Alstonville Spirit|
|23/07/2017||10:00||WP1||(Grade 12/2nd South)||Goonellabah||A'ville Scorpions|
|25/07/2017||18:00||S1||(Mens Division 2)||Ballina||Alstonville|
Published on Sunday, 18 June 2017 22:05
NEXT Villa Carnival Helpers Meeting - Mon 24 July
Our carnival is a major fundraiser for our club to cover costs, so we really need everyone's support. In particular we are needing more parents of MiniRoos players to volunteer for some of the jobs and be at the meeting. The more helpers we have, the less load on the rest of us.
If you cannot attend the meeting but would like to help please contact us (see contact us page in menu above). Thank you.
Published on Wednesday, 14 June 2017 22:24
Kids on Sideline Behaviour
Parents all want their children to shine on the sports field. Yet there’s nothing that will dull a child’s sparkle more than having parents and spectators pressure them from the sidelines.
It can be an easy trap to fall into as an adult. We go to adult sports events where the noise of the crowd masks all but the voices of those nearest us. We comment out loud at players’ performances, roar at mistakes, and vocally urge our favourites to do better and go harder.
We call it atmosphere.
But at a child’s sports event, we are likely to be one of only a few dozen spectators. When we scream instructions or yell in disgust, our child and other children on the field can hear every comment, and they know where it comes from.
Published on Sunday, 18 June 2017 22:10
Gold at the end of the Rainbow
The Gr10 Stingrays struck gold at training last week - capturing this rainbow landing on our clubhouse. Hopefully this is a sign of good things to come for Villa FC.
Published on Tuesday, 14 March 2017 10:00
Keeper Sessions - CANCELLED THIS WEEK!
Next Session: Mon 24th July 2017
This year we are continuing our special training sessions for keepers who are extra keen to improve. Matt Baker has generously offered to run these sessions once again.
The sessions run WEEKLY at CP - 5:30-6:00PM for Primary ages and 6:00-7:00PM for High School ages. If Crawford Park is closed due to wet weather then the sessions will be cancelled for that week. The keeper sessions are open to junior players from Gr10-16. There is no charge for these sessions. Details for the sessions are as follows:
Goal Keeper Sessions Details
These are for those aspiring to be goal keepers or for experienced goal keepers wanting to refine their skills. Matt Baker, who will be running these sessions, is a Premier level keeper. Last year we had lots of reports of improved performance as a result of coming to these sessions. Players will greatly benefit from this training so please come along.
Published on Monday, 29 May 2017 22:13
Dunoon United Achieves Level 2
Villa FC would like to congratulate Dunoon United FC on achieving Level 2 FFA Club Accreditation.
Dunoon are the second club in FFNC to achieve this great achievement (along with Villa FC). Well done Dunoon!
FFA Accreditation is not just a label, but indicates a club striving for best practice in all areas of it's running and policies.
See the Northern Star article here.
Published on Monday, 29 May 2017 21:43
Silent Saturday - on TV
There have been some skeptics with the Northern NSW Football initiative "SILENT SATURDAY", but the proof is in the pudding with the kids enjoying a game of football without interruption from adults across our region last Saturday. And after all, it is the kids game.
Thanks so much to the 95% of parents, coaches and spectators from all clubs who gave Silent Saturday a go and saw the benefits. Hopefully we can all learn to "just let the kids play" every week. Please see the great NBN footage below.
Published on Wednesday, 19 April 2017 14:42
7 Ways How Yelling at Officials is Hurting Children
There is an interesting article about yelling at referees that you can find on the 'Play by the Rules' website here.
Also, our club has a referee abuse code of behaviour and we would like all club members to become familiar with it and put into practice good behaviour towards all officials at all times.
You can find our Codes of Behaviour here.
Published on Friday, 26 May 2017 13:09
Northern NSW Football’s Silent Saturday initiative for 2017 will be conducted on Saturday May 27.
The message to all coaches, parents and spectators who will be attending ALDI MiniRoos (5-11s) matches on this day is to encourage you all to “Keep Quiet” and “Just let the kids play”.Read more...
Published on Wednesday, 10 May 2017 15:23
TO ALL FFNC MEMBER CLUBS
Every season I am regretfully obliged to communicate with too many member clubs in regards to allegations of behaviour (whether words or actions) that are contrary to reasonable measure.
Our sport has close to 7000 players and by implication, many thousands of parents and supporters, so having a clear expectation that behaviour is always absolutely appropriate, is in reality flawed by many factors.
After several weeks of incidents that are very disappointing, I write to each member club primarily to give clarity and disclosure on a range of items to everyone at the same time.Read more...
Published on Wednesday, 26 April 2017 01:55
Aldi MiniRoos Info
MiniRoos is now sponsored by Aldi. MiniRoos is the name for organised football played by Gr6-11 players (ie: ages 4-11).
For more info and for the rules (under club resources), click here.
Published on Thursday, 20 April 2017 23:52
Roar Clinic a Big Success!
Over 100 players got to enjoy an afternoon being trained by the Brisbane Roar coaching staff at Geoff Watt fields today.
The inflatable field provided a great opportunity to try out their new skills and to just have some fun. Lucy pictured below certainly enjoyed a wonderful afternoon of football.
We would like to thank Brisbane Roar for coming all the way to Alstonville to inspire our young players. Well done!
Published on Wednesday, 26 April 2017 00:21
MiniRoos Coaches & Managers Meeting (Wed 26 Apr)
There will be a MiniRoos Coaches and Managers meeting on Wednesday 26 April, 2017. This is compulsory for all MiniRoos coaches and managers.
Important new Working With Children Check information will be discussed. Also team gear, coach packs and playing strips will be handed out.
It is very important that all team officials attend as follows:
- Gr6-7 Meeting, 6-7PM @ GW Clubhouse
(followed by optional coaching session 7-8PM @ GW3)
- Gr8-11 Meeting, 7-8PM @ GW Clubhouse
(preceded by optional coaching session 6-7PM @ GW3)
We are looking forward to seeing you all there in prep for a great 2017 season!
Published on Monday, 27 March 2017 17:05
MiniRoos Musters Completed
The MiniRoos (Gr6-11) musters are now completed and teams have been formed. So don't come back to any more musters. You should hear from your coach this week what team players are in and to organise a training day. Thanks to all who helped out during the muster.
Published on Friday, 31 March 2017 12:08
ALL FOOTBALL OFF THIS WEEKEND
FFNC has called off all football for this weekend (31 Mar - 2 Apr) due to the flood and calls from SES for people to remain SAFE and stay at home if possible.
Games will be rescheduled at some stage so check the draw for updates in the coming weeks.
Published on Tuesday, 14 March 2017 19:36
MORE PLAYERS WANTED!
We have had a very successful sign-on this year and most teams are now FULL, however we are wanting more players in particular for Gr10 MiniRoos (turning 10 this year) and Gr13 Mixed (turning 13 this year).
If you are interested please contact Matt Wiltshire on 0402 013 364 or visit the registration page of this website for how to register.
Published on Saturday, 11 March 2017 11:57
Junior Grading Now Complete (updated 18 Mar 2017)
We have now completed junior grading for all Gr12-16 teams. So please DON'T come back this Sunday or Monday.
Thanks so much to all the volunteers who gave up their time to help with grading. It can sometimes be a thankless job!
ALL TEAMS HAVE NOW BEEN FINALISED AND EMAILED TO PLAYERS/PARENTS.
Some players will no doubt be placed into a different team to last year, or not in the team they were expecting.
This happens every year and we ask that parents help their children realise they will still have a great time playing football regardless of what team they are in. We find it only takes a few weeks for players to adjust to a new team and make new friends, which can only be a positive!
We pride ourselves in trying to have an objective grading process that gives every player equal opportunity each year.
But please also note that the teams selected by one person, won't necessarily be the same teams selected by another person. There is no such thing as a perfect grading.
So we thank you for your patience and understanding.
Published on Monday, 16 January 2017 21:10
2017 Sign On and Registration Information
Villa FC extends a warm welcome to new & existing players and volunteers for 2017.
All the information you will need to sign on with Villa FC this season is given below.
SOME TEAMS NOW FULL!
The Sign-on period for 2017 is officially over and teams are filling up fast but it's not too late to register.
Note that team placement is subject to availability and from now on online myfootballclub registration does not mean you have a place in a team until approved by the club. Players may have to go on a waiting list.
Published on Sunday, 29 January 2017 12:05
Womens Teams Info (updated 16 Feb)
OPEN A Callan McMillan and Women Premiers
The Open A team has now been finalised and players have been emailed the team list and info. Training for this team will continue on TUESDAY nights 6-8PM at CP.
Players wanting to play Womens Premier this season but were not selected in the Open A team are encouraged to attend Open A training sessions.
OPEN B Callan McMillan
The Open B team has now been finalised and players have been emailed the team list and info. Training for this team will be this Sunday (19 Feb) 4:30-6:00pm at CP and then continue on THURSDAY nights 6:30-8:00PM at CP. Note there is NO training this Thursday night (16 Feb).
Div 5 Womens Training
Training has started for Div 5 Women on Wednesday nights 6:30-8:00pm at CP2. This team is coached by Justin Stevenson.
NOTE: ALL players in Callan McMillan must sign the signature sheet before next Thursday (23 Feb). This can be done at training or by arrangement with the coach.
Contact Matt Wiltshire on 0402013364 if you have any questions.
Published on Thursday, 16 February 2017 00:39
Villa Sweeper - Feb 2017 Newsletter
The February 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!
- 2017 Working Bee
- 2017 Grading & Muster Schedule
- 2017 Premier Men Training
- 2017 Committee Elected
- 2017 Ambitions Tour
- 2016 Senior Presentation Night
- 2016 End of Season
- 2016 Teams in Gand Final
- 2016 Oceania Cup
- 2016 Summer Youth League
- What is Winning?
- Gr16 Girls Tasmania Trip
- 2016 Carnival - A Great Day!
- 2016 Grand Final Series
- 2016 Carnival This Sunday
- Hotmail Email Addresses
- Roar Clinic 2016 Success
- Keep our Referees!
- 2016 Brisbane Roar Clinic
- 2016 Silent Saturday