End of Season PARTY!!!

To our Parents and Amazing Volunteers

It’s time to relax, grab a drink and help celebrate Drummoyne Power’s 2019 AFL season at our annual parent end of season function and fundraiser. 

DJ Jimmy is back once again pumping out the tunes so practice those moves and shimmy on down to the dance floor!

Held at the popular and stylish Aqua Luna, tickets are $75 (incl. $3.50 booking fee) and includes substantial canapes.  Drinks can be purchased at the bar.  There will be a silent auction and raffle and all funds raised on the night will go towards making our club even better.

$100 bar tab up for the team with the most attendees – winning team notified after ticket sales close.

Tickets on sale now! Click here

We are collecting donations for prizes. We are asking everyone to donate a bottle of wine and bring it along to training either this Wednesday night (see our Auskick Co-ordinator Penny who will be there from 5.30-6.30pm) or drop it in at our next Drummoyne home game this Saturday 3rd August at the canteen.

Have you got something you would like to donate to our silent auction?

Some examples of silent auction/raffle items donated in the past include artworks, photographic prints, wine, gourmet food, restaurant vouchers, sport vouchers, holiday accommodation, experiences, beauty products and jewellery. A great way to support your club and get you or your brand recognised at the same time. Email Karen at events@drummoynepower.com

It’s all to raise money for the club!

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.

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.

 

Under 11 Teal: Match Report Round 8

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…

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.

#shooshforkids

U7 Teal v Maroubra Saints

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!