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.
On a cold, blustery Saturday afternoon at Drummoyne Oval, Under 11 Teal took on the Glebe Greyhounds. The Greyhounds are sitting on top of the ladder, and they gave our boys a bit of a touch up in the first game on the season. Much has changed from the season opener as the Teal boys have improved every game since then.
A tense first quarter saw the boys go the break trailing by a single point as both teams could only manage a goal each, as defence was even across the ground. Well done to Sam J who kicked our first goal, taking a strong mark in front of goal, and going back and slotting it through.
A tight second quarter saw Teal go to the main break with a lead by a point after kicking a couple of points. Unfortunately we couldn’t capitalise kicking with the wind. Callum and Albie were working hard trying to get the ball forward.
The Greyhounds kicked 2 goals to our single major, as the tense scrappy game continued in the third quarter. An unfortunate clash saw Ethan W and Callum needing a break as some ice was found. Good on both boys for getting back on the field and getting amongst it again. Some good lead up work from Tom C and Rafferty delivered a nice kick to Phinn, who put our only goal through. We went to the break 5 points behind the Greyhounds. Ethan D was having a big influence on the game, with one of his best games so far.
Unfortunately it looked like we were running out of steam in the last quarter as the Greyhounds posted a couple of goals to set up a handy lead. Declan capped off a good game with a nice goal to go with his strong defence.
The final score was 33/52 to the greyhounds, but the Teal boys should take some real positives out of the game, as we put a much better team effort than the first meeting.
Next weekend is a bye so enjoy your weekend off.
SHOOSH because our kids are watching
Yelling negative comments from the sidelines is never OK. It is modelling disrespect for authority and showing kids that it’s OK to respond to a mistake – by a player or by an umpire – with abuse. As a Club, we won’t tolerate it. SHOOSH!
SHOOSH because our kids are listening
But what if it is just conversational complaints? Stop and think. Are the umpires really biased, or just learning? Is the push in the back by an opponent “deliberate”, while the push in the back by our player just a mistake?
We may not like an opposing team culture, but we need to remember that all players and umpires are still learning, and that team officials are volunteers doing their best for the love of the sport.
Focusing on complaints about umpires and the opposition teaches kids that it is OK to blame others for the result of a game and show them disrespect. SHOOSH!
SHOOSH because we want football relationships to be positive
Not many kids will grow up to be professional AFL players but we’d like to encourage them to play, umpire, coach or be involved in AFL in some capacity for many years to come.
People swap Clubs; Clubs form merger teams; development, representative and academy teams are selected. Those kids being criticised as “cheats” may soon be your child’s team mates. That “biased” umpire may one day mentor your team. That “dirty” team official? Meet your new coach.
Let’s make work to make AFL fun, and football relationships positive. SHOOSH!
SHOOSH because there’s a right way to address wrong behaviour
Sometimes there will be legitimate concerns about a player, an umpire, a parent or official. During a game, the team manager (and only the team manager) can approach the ground manager, who will then decide whether it’s an issue that needs monitoring and/or intervention.
Coaches also have access to a form to provide constructive feedback on umpiring, which directly informs umpire training sessions.
And if you ever have specific complaints after an AFL game, please contact our Club. If warranted, we’ll take it further on your behalf.
U7 Teal v Maroubra Saints
Round 5, Drummoyne Oval
It was a cool, wet and windy morning for the U7s home game against the Maroubra Saints. Luckily the weather didn’t dampen the enthusiasm from the team or the crowd. The U7s got off to a great start with a handball by Koji onto the Man-of-the-Match Frank to score the first goal of the game! We were away with first points on the board only seconds into the match!
The excitement continued with a great mark by Ned who ran it up close to the goal posts and scored! Go Power! The scene was set for a great game to follow. The midfielders started to fire and there was some great hand-ball and kick combinations between Dylan and Tyler. A strong mark and goal by Ned and the momentum was starting to build!
The second period started with a brilliant tip off by Isaac and a pass onto Hayden who landed a big kick down field. With some fancy footwork around the Saints, Fletcher then followed with a successful goal.
The opposition started to press in the third period and Hugh came through with some great defence to keep the Saints at bay. Hayden then displayed impressive skill with a successful kick to goal whilst on the move.
Another sterling performance by the team and good to see improvements each week with several displays of superior long kicking skills, solid hand passing and kicks to each other.
The boys celebrated proudly singing both the National Anthem and the Club song.
Keep up the great work U7s!
The Season Draw has been published online. Please bookmark it, or download the free app to your smartphone.
The draw is available online via Sports TG (formerly Fox Sporting Pulse)
- Sports TG website version
- Sports TG also has a free app, available from the Apple App Store and Google Play, called Game Day Sports TG.
Instructions for finding your team on Game Day Sports TG.
Once you have logged in, select ‘find my team’ and then ‘Australian Football’. Search for ‘Sydney Harbour City’ and then under the tab ‘competition’ you will find a list of divisions. Tip: Make sure you’re looking at the 2018 competition, as they leave the 2017 in place and you may have to scroll past 2017 to find it.
Please note that that while your team colour may be black, white or teal, your division may be a different colour. Just look through all the entries for your age group for Drummoyne Power until you find it. Once you’ve found it once, press the star in the top right hand corner, and it will stay on the home screen of the app, so you don’t have to look for it again.
The draw is considered the single source of truth. If there is ever any conflicting information about game times or locations, consult the online version of the draw.
Please also note, you should check the draw regularly. As the season progresses, it will be tweaked. We will, of course, notify you of any changes but nothing beats the eagle eyes of a whole team checking it.
By Penny Langman, Drummoyne Power Auskick Coordinator
As our AFL season gets underway, there is a lot of excitement among the returning kids – and a lot of parents preparing themselves for the chilly early starts of game day mornings!
But not all kids are feeling the love.
It is very common – and normal – for our first time Auskickers to feel nervous about starting a new sport, particularly if they don’t know much about AFL or have not played organised team sport previously.
As the Drummoyne Power Auskick Coordinator, each year I have a lot of conversations with parents of nervous kids, and have first hand experience with one of my own sons.
With my husband being from Adelaide, there was no question that our sons were going to play AFL. However, my eldest son hadn’t been exposed to AFL (TV or live) so really had no idea when we turned up to U5 pre-season a few years ago.
My son is naturally shy, and when his friend couldn’t make the first week, we had tears on the oval. He would only participate for half the time. The following week was the same (even though his friend was there). And the week after was the same! We just went along each week, and I stood nearby, so he could see me all the time, and encouraged him. I got involved with the activities when the coach needed help so he could see I was a part of the action – and enjoying myself.
He slowly became more comfortable and confident and hasn’t looked back. He is now in U8s and loves AFL and his team mates.
Our story is very typical of many young kids joining us for the first time.
So what can our Club do to help if your child is apprehensive about playing?
If your child has any friends in the same age group, then we make sure they play in the same team. Our coaches are friendly and gentle and will encourage your child to participate.
If your child is still unsure, then please just let them watch. Turn up each week so they can start to feel comfortable. Get yourself involved with the training drills and have fun with it, which will further encourage your child to have fun too. On the weekends, get outside and muck around with the footy. Make it fun and silly.
Auskick is a fantastic, non-contact team sport for children, so if your child is like mine, please persevere!
Once settled in, your child will have years of fun and friendship (as well as learning great team values and respect for coaches), and you will have years of enjoyment seeing their skills progress. Oh, the joy (and shock!) of seeing them take their first mark!
In 2018, the NSW Government is helping kids get active with the new Active Kids program.
Parents, guardians and carers can apply for a voucher valued up to $100 per calendar year for each student enrolled in school.
The voucher may be used towards your AFL registration fees. It is important that you apply for your voucher online before paying your registration fees with Drummoyne Power.