Archive for year: 2018
Presentation Day and Annual General Meeting
Presentation Day for Drummoyne Power teams will be held on Sunday 9 September, from 10am in the Drummoyne Oval Pavilion.
Come along and celebrate the highlights of Season 2018
- Team photo pickup
- Manager and Coach gear return
Annual General Meeting
The Drummoyne Power Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday 9 September in the Greg Davis Stand, immediately after Presentation Day (approximately 1pm).
All Drummoyne Power parent members (including Cannons with home club of Drummoyne Power) are invited and encouraged to attend.
If you are unable to attend the AGM, we would ask that you fill in and return a 2018-19 Proxy Voting Form to ensure we have a quorum.
The balmy winter weather continued as we headed to Trumper Park to take on Easts in the final game of the home and away season 2018.
After an early conceded behind, Jack Cameron cleared the ball to Fletcher who moved the ball up the middle to the safe hands of Charlotte and Zoe
Jack clears the ball, this time up the middle to Ned takes advantage and kicks to an open goal (6 points!)
Ned centres the ball to Jeremy, clearing the ball to Isaac M who hand passes nicely to the reliable goal scorer, Ned, who now has his 2nd goal of the quarter
Our defence does its best to divert an attack on goal forcing Easts to kick a left footed goal from the left forward pocket
Isaac M taps it onto Fletcher who moves the ball forward to Ned, who unselfishly hand passes to Jeremy, who is awarded a free kick – almost a goal as the kick is stopped on the line (we really need to get video replays for the Under 7s next season!)
Isaac M again again advances the ball from defence, offloading to Jeremy who strides out and takes a shot to score another major.
A courageous block (worthy of a man of the match effort) by Ned, sustaining a closed head injury; shortly after Ned marks the ball, proving his resilience, then kicks massively for a clean chest mark by Jack.
It’s a game of “forcings back” with Ned marking and then kicking upfield to Jack and a short time later the same sequence is repeated.
Isaac M succeeds in hand balling a massive ice cream scoop hand pass upfield to set up a play.
Wonderful goal defending by Tyler to keep Easts modest in the scoring department.
Just before the siren and symbolic of the improvement across the team over the season, a power play with uninterrupted possession from Jeremy kicking from the goal square laterally to the right, accepted by Ned who hugs the side line running up towards centre field and centring the ball slightly with a kick to Jack, who is assisted by Charlotte in gathering the ball so that he can pass to Fletcher who puts it through the big sticks for a wonderful team goal.
The dominance of Drummoyne continued.
A couple of marks by Jeremy to start the quarter off, followed by a big downfield boot of the ball to Jack, who (not for the last time today) curves the ball off the outside of his foot through the posts for a goal.
Ned kicks to Jack and Ned who take a joint mark, showing their keenness and keeping of eyes on the ball.
A block by Jack, who shares the ball to allow Tyler to take his chance, which he certainly does as another major score is added to the total, thanks to some help also from Zoe.
A contested pick up by Jack in defence, then a big kick upfield where Hugh scores a behind from a difficult angle.
Great team work from Drummoyne, sharing and moving the ball rapidly at every play. Strong in defence and aggressive in attack saw goals aplenty from everyone.
Tyler fashions a left foot kick in from a stoppage, Jeremy gathering the ball, sharing it quickly to Hugh who scores a goal kicking on an angle.
Ned gets another big kick away upfield to Charlotte, Charlotte has a good shot and scores a behind.
Ned in the forwards intercepts the ball and works his way around a player to convert another goal.
Jack kicks another goal off the outside of his boot.
Hugh gets a touch on a shot at goal by Easts to prevent a goal, followed by an accurate kick out by Ned.
Fletcher swerves and kicks a beautiful left footed kick upfield.
Jack scores yet another goal off the right side of his boot from the left boundary line.
Ned to Jack to Zoe in a string of hand passes.
Ned is awarded man of the match for his outstanding goal scoring. Well done all and thank you to coach Carolyn.
The week leading up to Saturday’s showdown, between Drummoyne Power and Maroubra Saints, saw Sydney experience a deluge and wild weather. It was therefore expected that the grounds at Heffron Park would be slightly sludgy to play on and the spectators would be in for an exciting game: And most definitely it was a ripper of a game!!
With a few team mates missing, Drummoyne was split into two teams as opposed to the usual three. Coach Carolyn prepped the boys with some last minute tactics. The field was unexpectedly larger than what our boys were familiar with, but they were able to quickly adapt and relied heavily on team plays.
The goals were aplenty for both sides. Our team was superb in defence and aggressive in attack.
Highlights for each player:
Charlotte (50) : Instrumental in blocking while playing in the backs. She prevented 2 goals, forcing them to behinds.
Dylan (51): Strong in the centre, winning every ball contest, allowing his other centres to scoop up the ball.
Fletcher (62): Magnificent in team play. Quick hand passes to his forwards allowed them plenty of goals.
Hugh (80): Supported his forwards and was selfless, always passing or kicking to someone in a better position for a chance to score a goal.
Isaac M (25): Tough around the ruck and strong, winning most of his one to one contests.
Jack CA (37): Took a sensational mark, and disposed of it so quickly to his forward for a Drummoyne goal.
Jeremy (48): Speed and agility allowed him to outrun his opponents and kick downfield to his forwards, resulting in 4 goals.
Ned (95): Nimble and accurate making him the most prolific goal scorer of the game.
Sophia (58): Dominant in the centre, forcing the ball into our territory.
Baxter (42): Kicked a powerful 20 metre kick resulting in a goal and clearing the fence.
Bryce (90): Not surprisingly, was Man of the Match for his determination and stamina with every ball contest. He was accurate in disposing of the ball at every opportunity to another team player.
Isaac O (32): Brilliant in the first quarter in the forward position. Read the game well and kicked with precision for 2 goals.
A special thank you to coach Carolyn for her guidance and encouraging words throughout the game.
U11 Teal v Newtown Swans
Round 9, Alan Davidson Oval
On a perfect winter afternoon for football, Under 11 Teal travelled to Alan Davidson Oval to take on the Newtown Swans.
It was a scrappy affair as the pitch was soft, and the wind was swirling around making kicking and marking difficult for both sides today. A pretty even first quarter with Rafferty being a standout for Drummoyne getting plenty of the ball and working really hard. His efforts really lifted the team. Callum in the ruck was also working hard pushing the ball forward.
Coach Sean used the game to really mix up our attack and defence, and most players found themselves in unfamiliar territory, but a great opportunity to give everyone a chance all over the ground. Declan was laying plenty of tackles, and we pretty much had the measure of the Swans for most of the game.
The second half was a grind but Ethan W was outstanding for Drummoyne even after he received a stray boot to his hand in the 2nd quarter. Good efforts across the park, and important goals at critical times from Sam W, Rory, and Stephen kept our noses in front.
As the sun disappeared and the shivering spectators made their way to the car park, Under 11 Teal enjoyed another hard earned victory.
U7 Teal v Western Suburbs
Though the sun was out, it was a very cold day when Drummoyne took on the Western Suburbs Mapgies at Five Dock Park. The Power showed their professionalism by warming up as a team. Circle work, handpassing drills, the kids looked focused, and you could tell they were there to win.
It was a tough start to the game, with the Magpies coming out fast. Koji was strong in defence, clearing the ball out on numerous occasions. Hayden played as a roaming centre, and provided a constant link to the forwards. Our forward line was on fire. Ned kicking three goals for the term, and Fletcher showing why second efforts are so important. After having a shot for goal smothered, he showed poise to gather his own ball, and convert with a booming left foot on his second attempt. Highlight of the term started from the backline, where it flowed from Dylan to Hayden to Ned for a goal, showing the fans a passage of play we could be seeing for years to come.
The Magpies came out aggressive in the second term, and if not for Isaac, our rock in defence, they could of run away with the game. Stopping the ball, and feeding to Ned and Fletcher to run out of defence. Charlotte, playing in the centre, may have found her ideal position, as she did not lose a hit out for the entire term. Highlights of the term were Hayden stepping between two Magpie players to kick the early breakthrough goal, and Sophia’s long run from the back line. Tucking the ball under her arm and daring the Magpie players to try and stop her.
The third term got under way with a nice early passage of play, with Dylan getting the ball to Koji, resulting in an early goal. Along with Charlotte, the three provided a powerful three pronged attack for the entire term. Isaac was strong in the middle, and Haydens long run from defence near the siren capped off a great game.
It was a fantastic team performance, with a number of players playing really well. The hard training everyone is doing is really starting to pay off. Best on ground could of gone to any number of players, but for her tireless work all day, and her constant pressure on the opposition, the award was given to Sophia.
Great game Sophia, and great game Drummoyne Power!
U7 Black v Concord Giants
Archie – Team oriented play has improved through the season and his hand-pass to Frank on the run was great. Terrific snap for goal in the second quarter
Ethan – Ethan kicked a long range goal in the second quarter and followed it up with a fantastic defensive chase and pick up in the last.
Frank – A standout was his strong mark at center-half forward after which he wheeled around on to his right boot and kick truly.
Jack – Features of Jack’s game were his strong overhead marks, great contests for the ball and an team inspiring smother in the first quarter.
Oscar F – Desperate defence at fullback saved a number of goals and his deadly left foot put a few through at the other end.
Oscar H – Exceptional pass from halfback to Oscar F that resulted in a running goal. Set up a number of plays and his ability to include his team mates was great.
Sebastian – Good pass from fullback to Oscar H. Volunteered to play for the Giants in the second quarter and kicked a terrific running goal.
Zac – Played for the Giants in the first quarter. Very good handballs to his team mates and a great intercept mark at halfback.
Zoe – Absent
U9 Black vs Concord Gman
Round 9, Saturday 16 June, 2018
St Luke’s Oval
Everyone got up super early to allow plenty of time to travel the distance to the away game this week – after all it is such a long drive to St Luke’s Oval in Concord!
After a week off for the long weekend, the boys were super keen to lace up their boots and get onto the footy field and show Concord how to play AFL.
The first half of the game was tight. Drummoyne Power matched Concord on the field in every respect. There were some great plays getting the ball down the field, with a particularly good combo from Austen P, Dimitri and Alex G.
Austen P just didn’t stop all day, and he worked with Hamish to halt Concord in their tracks from scoring a goal. Talan used his height to his advantage throughout the game, tipping and running after the ball with ease. And even though Concord did manage to sneak in a goal in Q1, the boys showed great teamwork in Q2 to set Austin D up with the opportunity to kick for goal — which he did with precision!
Moving into the second half, Concord U9s clearly ate something other than orange quarters as they came on guns blazing, and scored a couple of quick goals in Q3. However, this was answered by some fantastic play from the Drummoyne boys, with Luke, Rohan and Nathen doing some great chasing down of the ball and tackling, while Arnaud got in there and picked the biggest Concord players to tackle to the ground! This hard work resulted in moving the ball down to the Drummoyne end and Dimitri scoring a goal.
Alex V and Lachlan just seemed to be in the middle of the play all game, with great kicking and tackling. Sam took on the advice of the coach and kept his positioning, marking his player and helping slow Concord’s flow to a mere trickle and allowing the boys to find their rhythm towards the end of the game with two amazing goals by Alex G and Akira.
Overall, this was one of the most evenly matched games so far this season. Even though the U9s games are not scored, there was some debate as to who ‘won’ the game as it was so close — but in my mind, Drummoyne U9 Black, with their great teamwork and good sportsmanship, were the winners on the day!
Drummoyne Power U7 White v Wests
Round 10, Five Dock Park
It was a home game with a different view, as Drummoyne took on Wests from a sunny Five Dock Park this week. Coach Eric warmed up the team with some handball drills before embracing the opposition. Liam volunteered to help out the Wests in a tightly contested first quarter. Baxter and Phoenix provided plenty of passes from the midfield, with Isaac O opening the goal scoring for the game. Benjamin followed up converting a goal from some hotly contested ball. The teams were closely matched and players were staying on their feet, creating a lot of ball ups.
The break provided coach Eric an opportunity to instruct the team to be hungry for the ball. They took this literally with the quarter time oranges but also fought hard for any loose ball in the rest of the match. Wests stepped up the intensity but it was Isaac who rebounded the ball out of defence with a long kick to Baxter who ran and kicked a long shot at goal, narrowly missing. Oscar M was helping out the Wests this quarter and locked the ball up in the midfield. Fortunately, Phoenix did some fantastic ruck work to tap the ball straight into the waiting arms of Jeremy to drive the ball into our forward line. In a really tight quarter, Benjamin withstood the pressure to convert to give back the lead to Drummoyne. Phoenix and Baxter combined to give Baxter back to back goals. Wests wouldn’t give up though and their number 22 was starting to get into the game.
#22 started the 3rd term with a goal and followed it up with a cracking sidestep to score from long range in the goal of the day. Briefly sidelined after an infield clash, Lachlan bravely returned to take a mark and pass down to Jeremy, who ran out of room. Bryce and Oscar worked hard to try and stop Isaac O, who was playing the final term for Wests. He passed the ball into their forward line from several stoppages. The handball practice paid off with Lachlan, Benjamin and Jeremy all passing well by hand. Oscar M received a hand pass from Lachlan to take us forward again before the final siren ended a great game. The team’s shook hands and the song was sung, though the last verse may need some practice. Lachlan’s bravery to come back and fight hard for any loose ball was rewarded with the player of the match by coach Eric.
Drummoyne Power U7 Teal v Concord GIANTS
Round 9 was played at St Lukes Oval against the Concord Giants with the morning conditions great for footy. Building on some great efforts over the first few rounds the boys came bursting out the gates early with great passing and goal scoring efforts by Ned and Charlotte in the first third. Tyler also impressed with a great left footer around the corner for his first of the day.
Hayden was making sure the Power kept pressure on with some excellent work in the midfield through great use of speed and kicking to keep the ball forward. Fletcher also seemed to enjoy his time in the middle with a great mark and then finding an open teammate with a huge kick. Both boys also helped on the scoreboard with each picking up impressive goals later in the game.
It’s clear to see that the boys are putting in at training as the effort and willingness to share the ball is great. Isaac did so well with a number of key handballs that led to scoring opportunities for the Power and also scored later in the game. Koji and Hugh showed great energy as we come to expect each week and kept pressure on the Giants all game, constantly competing for the ball. Oliver did a great job around for Power with great handball skills, goals and marks.
Well done U7 Teal – keep up the good work and enjoy your footy!