U12 Div 2 Finals

Under 12/2 Preliminary Final v Moore Park, Aug 28

Congratulations everyone. Whatever your age and whatever level of footy you play, making a grand final is a fantastic achievement and something of which you should all be very proud. Grand final week and the game itself is great fun. Enjoy!

To get there, though, these kids once again showed the character and guts they’ve become renowned for.

The preliminary final was tight all day and after we snatched the lead in the second quarter, little more than a goal separated the teams throughout. And for that we owe our backline so much. Led by Will sweeping up across half back and with Ben C, Connor, Fergus, Archie and Blake repeatedly throwing their bodies on the line, helping each other out and desperately fending off Moore Park attacks.

So many times their willingness to support each other and not let their mates down saved goals which ultimately proved the difference.

Going into three quarter time eight points up, an early Moore Park behind and goal quickly cut the lead to one point and it was anyone’s game.

Anyone, that is, who has the character to persevere and handle pressure. And the Cannons yet again stood up.

The backline kept withstanding the pressure, Tank, Cooper and Nic in the middle were giving us best use of the footy, Damo kept tackling and we were again getting on top of the game, but needed to convert our possession.

Paddy lifted when the team needed him and after laying a strong tackle, he played on quickly from the free kick and passed nicely to Alex who took another strong mark and calmly went back to slot his third goal for the day to put us seven points up.

Shortly after, our attack yet again started deep in defence where Will mopped up and sent the ball downfield, a string of passes found Cooper who delivered to Whitey who played on immediately, skipped past a couple of defenders and steered home the sealer, putting us 14 points clear with five minutes to go.

But Moore Park also showed plenty of character, kept coming and ensured the crowd on the hill were never at ease. They clawed back to within eight points and still had a sniff, but the Cannons held firm even though a Moore Park goal on the siren narrowed the final margin to two points. Even when you think you might be clear, you still need to fight hard until the final siren.

As the game opened in the accustomed dewy conditions, Cooper, Damo and Will kept us going in the first quarter. Cooper was everywhere, taking marks, tackling, running through the lines and delivering beautifully by foot; Damo led the way with his tackling and stopped many promising Moore Park attacks, while Will was impassable in defence.

Tank in the ruck set up our first goal from the opening bounce in the second term when he roved his own tap, dished off to Paddy who handballed to a running JA streaming through the guts to find Alex on the lead. His goal locked the scores at 1.2 apiece.

Tank wasn’t just strong in the ruck, he was running down opponents, tackling, shepherding and, along with Jezza, provided a big presence for their teammates.

We hit the lead midway through the second term after a Cooper tackle turned over possession and Liam ran hard to beat two defenders to the loose ball, kicked it ahead for Ben M to gather and, from long range, potted the goal to give us a five point advantage.

It was a lead the kids fought hard to preserve. They kept Moore Park goalless in the second and third quarters and their hard work and constant pressure was rewarded when Alex snapped a goal in the third term to give us our eight point buffer.

That hard work and pressure were crucial to the win. There were so many examples of little. but very big, efforts which proved so decisive …

Tank running about 40 metres down the flank to beat two Moore Park players to the footy; Connor climbing up off the deck to chase and lay a crucial tackle in defence; Will punching the ball clear from what looked like a certain Moore Park mark; Finlay putting himself in danger to hold his ground and mark under all sorts of pressure; Dom stepping into traffic to put on a shepherd; Brayden bursting through a pack to clear the way for his mates.

They were hard to do, but had to be done. They’re the little things that are actually big things that can win a grand final.

CANADA BAY 5.5 (35)

Goals: Alex 3, Ben M 1, Whitey 1

MOORE PARK 4.9 (33)


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Presentation Day and AGM: 11 September

Presentation Day and Annual General Meeting

Presentation Day for Drummoyne Power teams will be held on Sunday 11 September, from 11-1pm.

Come along and celebrate the highlights of Season 2016. Early registrations will be available for Season 2017.

We’ll be holding a separate Presentation Day for our Canada Bay Cannons Youth Teams. This will be Friday 16 September in the Drummoyne Pavilion, starting at 6pm.

Annual General Meeting

The Drummoyne Power Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday 11 September in the Greg Davis Stand, commencing at 1pm (directly after presentation day).

All Drummoyne Power parent members (including Cannons with home club of Drummoyne Power) are invited and encouraged to attend.

If you would like to nominate for a role in Season 2016, please download the Nomination Form and return to Drummoyne Power Secretary Alison MacDonald.

If you are unable to attend the AGM, we would ask that you fill in and return the attached Proxy Voting Form, to ensure we have a quorum.


U8 Black Round 14 Banner Run

U8 Black vs Newtown Swans (Round 14)

U8 Black v Newtown Swans

Round 14, Saturday 30 July, Drummoyne Oval

Should Auskick be an Olympic sport?

If the excitement generated from today’s game was any indication, then the Olympic movement could only benefit from introducing Auskick into the Olympic program!

The penultimate game of the season and our last on home turf was nothing short of sensational. The energy and enthusiasm the team has developed this season was on show for all to see today. Right from the “get go”, the Blacks were in their element. Thoughtful controlled movement of the ball around the paddock rewarded the team from the opening moments of the game.

This game was a true showcase of the skills the team has developed under the tutelage of Coach Eric this year.  Every player in the team was on their toes looking to be part of the action whether it be at the ruck, in defence or attacking the goal posts. The vibe on the sideline was a mix of delight and excitement as the thrill a minute game unfolded.  You couldn’t ask for a better morning, nor a better location for this match and the team did not disappoint.

What has been tremendous this year is the quality of the opposition and the discipline that all teams and clubs have displayed this year within the Auskick program.  The effort of the Swans was no exception and they played with determination and enthusiasm.

Perhaps it was the extra training the team received following their “under lights” game the night before or perhaps there was some extra spice baked into those post match pizzas, who knows?  The team was on fire!

The defensive Wall of Xavier, Max, Tiger and Callum M was even more solid this week.  Henry was inspired this week and played his standout game of the season.  Strong rucking, passionate defense and determined running of the ball signaled Henry’s arrival today. He was rewarded with a goal, his first of the season, to much cheering from the sideline. Riley, Ruby, Tiger, Ashton and Ben have become comfortable out on the pitch and continue to grow in strength and confidence.  They all have a desire to own the ball and were all rewarded with goals this week.

The standout performance this week came from Callum P, who was awarded the player of the week title.  Callum was committed to every position he played on the field.  In the centre, he was the first to the ruck and thoughtfully positioned kicks to his team mates or distributing the ball to his mates in the open.  In defence, he put his body on the line taking several solid blows to the body from goal attempts from the Swans.  In attack, he confounded the opposition with his running and solid left boot that rewarded him with three goals.

This was truly a team performance once again and is the signature style of play that the Blacks have developed this year.  The post match team song just gets louder each week as the team celebrate their efforts.

Congratulations should also be shared with each of the families who come to cheer their lads each week at the game and at practice, share the support of BBQ duty, wash the shirts and cut up the half time oranges.  I am sure the memories of this season will inspire all of us for many years to come.

Well done, team!


Up there Cazaly !

Up there Cazaly !

D Fence

D Fence

Mine !

Mine !



Attack !

Attack !

Catch me if you can !

Catch me if you can !

The Block

The Block





Mark 2

Mark 2

The Leap

The Leap



Oh no you don't !

Oh no you don’t !

Commitment !

Commitment !

Defensive wall

Defensive wall

Safe hands

Safe hands


U8 Black vs East Sydney Bulldogs (Round 13)

U8 Black vs East Sydney

Round 13, Saturday 23 July, Five Dock Park.

Gone with the Wind!

This season has produced a variety of weather conditions to test our young players.  This week we were tested by Wind.  Some weeks it is difficult to determine whether we are playing AFL or Pokemon Go! as the elements we have to adapt to change continuously.

The change of venue did nothing to dampen the enthusiasm of the team as the location of the BBQ ensured that the scent of sausage, egg and bacon rolls filled the senses.  Perhaps this was the advantage we were looking for, as the Bulldogs were clearly distracted from their game this week.

This was the fifth, and final time, we lined up against “the Dogs” this year.  On every occasion they have been formidable, well drilled, passionate about their football and most of all determined.  However, the wind this week was in our favor.  It would be unrealistic for me to describe the wind conditions as a gentle zephyr breathing down the pitch.  To see the sideline of parents leaning into the gale was evidence that a stiff westerly was going to be a challenge.  It isn’t often you see a solid roost of the ball resulting in the ball flying backwards but that is indeed what we saw this week.

Coach Eric was out this week and Manager Will took up the mantle to herd the well drilled Blacks through their paces. The team played intelligently using the wind to their advantage. Kicking long and deep with the down wind advantage and running it close when tackling the upwind charge.  The team has really learned to share and distribute the ball  and to defend fiercely when under attack.

There were some tremendous performances yet again this week with Zac running and distributing the ball intelligently and Ruby as always throwing himself into the ball chase and defense.  Callum M, Ben, Callum P, Riley and Max were solid as always collecting a brace of goals and behinds between them. Xavier, Ehsan and Henry created the defensive interference needed to keep the Bulldogs fighting for every opportunity to score.  Tiger took out our man of the match this week with strong kicking and intelligent participation defining his playing style and in the process he kicked three goals.

To see how the team has come on this season particularly against such a quality team as the Bulldogs has been a delight to behold. With only a few games left this season there is indeed a sense of regret that the season is drawing to a close.

Once again well done, Blacks – you’re gonna catch ’em all!


U9 Teal banner run

Under 9 Teal v Maroubra Red, Round 14

U9 Teal v Maroubra

Round 14, 30 July, Drummoyne Oval

U9 Teal finally returned to their home ground Drummoyne Oval on a sunny Saturday for the return clash against the formidable Maroubra Red. This week’s captain Tom led the boys out – and even Coach John ran through the Power banner.

Maroubra jumped Teal in the first quarter with four quick goals to none. Tom N snapped a point, Callum C was stoic in defence gathering repeated kicks and Ethan N and Nick C linked up well with some quick ball movement.

Reds were obviously expecting an easy game. How wrong they were! Something sparked during the quarter time address from John and in the second quarter the Teal boys came out with strong tackling. Harry M even stole the ball out of a Reds’ players hands. Scotty W took a great mark, Nick C’s penetrating left foot pass found Tom C for a great captain’s goal, followed by a huge goal from Ethan N who was everywhere.

In the third quarter the boys played great defence with Tom C taking a strong mark, Kaya chasing hard and the team being rewarded for a number of strong tackles. Teal kept the Reds to only one goal at the scoring end, which was a fantastic result.

In the last quarter Drummoyne came out on top with the highlight being a huge kick for goal from Nick C after receiving a clever pass from Ethan N. Nick’s kick certainly left the opposition questioning how any U9 could possibly kick that far!

Declan B and Sean G were tireless in their strong tackling and chasing down Reds players, Callum C took a great mark in one of the best quarters for the boys all year keeping the Reds to a solitary point.

Coach John and all the parents were so proud of the boys and applauded them off the ground. Scotty W received the award for Future AFL champion for his great effort but every team member contributed and showed how far the team has come this year.

U9 Teal