Girls Only “Come and Try” AFL Event

Drummoyne Power will be running a girls only event to come and try AFL/Auskick. This special event is aimed towards girls age 4 to 10 years of age. It is a chance to get active and have fun with AFL activities, at our beautiful home ground, Drummoyne Oval.

We will have a special visit from a GWS Giants AFLW player to help us out with activities and inspire the girls!

Our event will coincide with our home game weekend, so families can experience the fun and excitement of game day!

When:- Saturday 3rd August

Time:- 9.30am – 11am

Please register via clicking this link

What to wear/bring:- Wear comfortable clothes suitable for exercise, sneakers (or footy boots if you have them), bring water bottle.

If your daughter was ever curious about playing AFL, but felt a little unsure, this event will be perfect, so come along and have a try!

       

Funding promise for St Luke’s Oval

JUNIOR AFL CLUBS WELCOME ST LUKE’S OVAL FUNDING PROMISE

Junior AFL clubs say a promised $1.4m funding boost – to continue the redevelopment of St Luke’s Oval in Concord – will help them meet increasing demand for greenspace in part boosted by strong growth in youth girls AFL.

The clubs – Drummoyne Power, Concord Giants and the Canada Bay Cannons – have welcomed the funding pledge, announced by federal Labor candidate for Reid, Sam Crosby, and have called on the federal Liberal Party, and candidate Fiona Martin, to match the commitment.

The AFL clubs that share St Luke’s Oval have no political position but rather want to work with all levels of government across the political spectrum to finish the refurbishment of, and improvements to, St Luke’s Oval.

The City of Canada Bay has budgeted an additional $660,000 for the project in 2020/21, AFL NSW/ACT has previously promised funds of just over $200,000 and the State Government has contributed $230,000.

The clubs are calling on New South Wales Minister for Sport John Sidoti to continue backing the project and support the clubs’ application for $1m grant from the next round of Great Sydney Sports Facility funding.

“There is enormous pressure on greenspace, in part due to the number of girls taking up footy for the first time now that pathways to AFL Women’s have opened,” said Milan Serovich, the President of Drummoyne Power/Canada Bay Cannons.

“In 2015, the Cannons fielded five youth teams – all of them boys. Today we have 14 Cannons teams – five of them are girls only teams. Our clubs are bursting at the seams.”

While there have been some works to improve the facility, Concord Giants President Jamie Reeves said more needs to be done to ensure the AFL precinct is capable of hosting all games and training from U5 through to youth and youth girls, in one convenient location.

“It is particularly important to upgrade the playing surface,” he said, with the club favouring a durable grass/hybrid grass surface.

Another important aspect of the upgrade is new change room facilities. “At the moment, when we have both girls and boys playing, we are seeing teams – particularly girls’ teams – forced to use second rate toilet facilities to change,” Jamie said.

Under 10 Black: Round 1

U10 Black v Eastern Sydney Bulldogs White

Round 1

The predictable smell of sausages under distress welcomed the 2019 AFL season. What was far less predictable was the rock star park right next to the Trumper Park BBQ – either way it was great to be back for another season under the expert guidance of our now 4th season coach, Mark. Jamie, we see you and we know your time as #1 clipboard holder will come.

After an uneventful off season (this is AFL after all, not rugby league) the Power took their place on a park sporting the name of their new naming rights sponsor, Sudaraj and Ker. We truly appreciate your support … but I digress.

The game started well with Austin D controlling the back as the Bulldogs piled on the pressure from the opening whistle. After conceding an early goal, Dimitri evened the score with a beautiful kick off the side of the foot.

Alexander G showed inspired leadership and Rohan showed great strength in the ruck. Prior to the opening bell, Rohan was tasked with the job of holding the centre by coach Mark – I didn’t see a contract signed (don’t do it Rohan) but the goods were well and truly delivered.

The pressure from the Dogs came in the second term and while Tom was able to mark on the goal line, the pre-season tactics to take out the Akira factor were working. Nonetheless, with Alex V working to hold the midfield the Power kept coming, and when Talan showed great hands and a great step to snap at goal we were right in the contest.

The premiership quarter arrived under blue skies and 29-degree temperatures, with Austen P keeping the Bulldogs at bay early before Austin kicked at goal – putting the Power ahead in terms of point-scoring kicks (more of ours were worth one but let’s not haggle on details). As Sam B overtook the shadow of his opposite number the Bulldogs looked vulnerable.

With the sun working its magic and the lack of pre-season sand dune sprints starting to tell, the boys started to wilt as the Dogs found the space between the big sticks more than once. Tommy C, however, did kick the game’s final goal, and for the sake of a quick finish to this report, let’s just say “last goal wins”.

Thanks so much to Mark for bringing such a lovely energy again in 2019; thanks to Jamie for continuing to put the pressure on; and thanks to Alexander G for such great captaincy!

Welcome to the sponsor panel, Prior Strata

Welcome, Prior Strata!

Drummoyne Power is proud to announce Prior Strata as a new Gold Sponsor for Season 2019.

For over 40 years, Prior Strata has been taking the complexity out of Sydney’s strata communities. And they’re moving to the inner west!

Prior Strata is a family business and prides itself on being responsive to the needs of the strata committees it represents.

Prior Strata works closely with strata committees to ensure a sense of a neighbourly community thrives in their strata complexes. When you think about it, that makes Prior Strata a perfect fit for Drummoyne Power because we’re all about a positive, safe community culture too!

If you’re looking for a new strata management company, why not get in touch with Andrew Davis. Let him know you’re from Drummoyne Power!

You’ll find them online at: https://priorstrata.com.au or call on 0404 688 707.

Presentation Day & AGM

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

PLUS

  • 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 would like to nominate for a role in Season 2019, please download the 2018-19 Nomination Form  and return to Drummoyne Power Secretary Fiona Gaal.

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.

 

Drummoyne U7 vs East U7

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.

Highlights package:

Q1

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.

Q2

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.

Q3

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.

Under 7 Drummoyne Powers VS Maroubra Saints

Round 11

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.

Under 11 Teal: Round 9

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.

Go Power!

Under 7 Teal: Round 10

U7 Teal v Western Suburbs

Round 10

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!