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Sponsor Update: Caltex

New Gold Sponsors

A huge shout out to Nabil and Peter from Caltex Drummoyne, Caltex Gladesville, Caltex Woolworths Rozelle and Caltex Woolworths Gladesville.

Silver Sponsors last year, they have increased their sponsorship commitment to Drummoyne Power for Season 2015 to Gold.

This is a great investment in grassroots kids sport, that allows us to properly resource our kids playing AFL, while keeping fees at a reasonable level. Thank you!

Support the businesses that support your club and let them know you appreciate their sponsorship next time you drop in! See below for map locations.

 

Caltex map locations

U6 Black: Round 2 Match Report

U6 Black v Concord Giants: Round Two

Location:  A mildly soggy Taplin Park

A lovely sunny day after a week of rain, floods and storms – and the players certainly rose to the occasion.  It was great to have our first home game of the season, against a lovely opposition team, in the Concord Giants.

Thomas got the team off to a great start with the 1st Goal, and continued to demonstrate good defence and kicking skills, ultimately taking out the Coach’s Award for R2. Oscar again showed great kicking and passing skills, (coached by older brothers perhaps?) scoring some great points/goals along the way.  Alexander displayed great team work, and agility around the field.  Evie again took a great mark, despite some distractions with her teeth, and her kicks were well placed.  The kicking drills are starting to come true, with Edward showing how it can be done.  Charlie’s hand balls were strong and well timed.  Akira was everywhere, good defence and kicking, bringing more goals and points to our tally (if there was a tally), ultimately taking out the “Future AFL Star” award for the week.

Austin and Ted showed off their great sportsmanship playing strongly on the Giants team to even up numbers.  Austin’s passing skills were admirable, and Ted played a good defensive team against his friends in Power, though a bit of team identity confusion evident in his hand balls to Power players.

Conclusion

Over all, some great team work, and you can really see the team coming together!

Volunteers/Thanks

Thanks to Nat (Austin’s Mum) for doing this week’s Match Report.

Laura goals under pressure

Laura (U10 Silver) Club MVP: Round Two

The Sydney Swans are holding a weekly Club MVP competition, asking each junior Club to nominate a weekly MVP for our Club. The MVP could be a player, an official or volunteer around the grounds. If our entry is selected, the nominee wins four tickets to a Swans game.

Our nominee for Round Two is Laura from U10 Silver. Laura made her AFL debut last year, so this is her second season playing AFL with Drummoyne Power.

Laura LOVES her footy. She is a die-hard Swans supporter and constantly has a football in her hands, practising drills that Coach Tim sets for the team each week.

After a quiet game in Round One, Laura hit her stride in Round Two, scoring two goals in the first quarter and being in the thick of the action for the whole game. What a confidence boost! She received the Coach’s Team Player of the Week award for her efforts.

Coach Tim says Laura “posesses, and indeed this week kicked her running goals off, a booming ‘Buddy-like’ left boot”.

“Laura very regularly contributes this strongly... Laura is also a coach’s dream in terms of her approach to learning the game and developing her skills,” he said.

As well as playing for U10 Silver this year, Laura has been invited to play in our Youth Girls U14 competition and she’s said she’s willing to give it a go. If this weekend’s form is anything to go by, she’ll be amazing!

Congratulations, Laura, you’re our Club MVP nomination for Round Two.

u8 Teal in action

U8 Teal Match Report – Round 2

U8 Teal v Concord Giants: Round Two

Taplin Oval, Drummoyne

A hot day on a damp field made for sweaty U8 boys.

Concord was a great opposition and it was an evenly matched game.

Drummoyne Teal has grown and improved so much since last year. Their kicking and catching skills are stronger and it’s great to see so many keen for the ball.

Ethan, Tom C, Harry and Lucas in Mids kicking to Nicolas, Tom N, Declan and Sean in Forwards and Scott, Alexander, and Zai defending in Backs was a great combination to start the game off. Lucas was very brave coming back on to play after stopping a goal with a ball in the face in the 3rd.

Outstanding Players/Special Mentions

Zai gets the Coach’s award this week for his great run out of defence then handballing to midfield plus two great goals.

Listening intently to our coach at break.

Listening intently to our coach at break.

Volunteers/Thanks

Thanks to John for umpiring and coaching in such a positive manner and keeping the game flowing fast.

U9 white round 1

Under 9 White Round 1

U9 White v Glebe Hounds

Round 1, Five Dock Park

The boys were reunited at Five Dock Park for the first game of the season.

It was also the first game under the new partial contact rules and the Hounds from Glebe gave us a baptism of fire.

In Q1, Harry kicked a great clearing kick, Oscar S took a fine mark in the centres, stand-in Josh was strong in defence as was Finn.  Isaac and Toby were keen tacklers.

In Q2, Harrison fought hard for the ball in the centres, Luke executed some great clearing kicks from the backline and was good in defence generally.  Oliver gave 100% in defence.

In Q3 the boys closed Glebe down letting in only 2 behinds.  Oscar D had some strong kicks and was an effective tackler.  Hugo was tenacious on the ball as usual.

In Q4 the hounds kept coming.  The Power were solid in response.  Luke made a good run in the forward line.  Harrison tackled well.  Finn took 2 good marks.

Conclusion

All in all it was a challenging match against tough opposition with the boys displaying good team spirit on the day.

Great effort boys and lets look forward to the next game.

Outstanding Players/Special Mentions

Harry was the best on field for a solid effort throughout the 4 quarters. Other great efforts on the day were Luke , Oscar , Oscar and Finn

Volunteers/Thanks

A special thank you to  Josh and Leon for playing up and helping us out on the day.  Leon’s second ever game of footy was 10 minutes after his first!

Thanks to Scott for doing a great job as coach at the last minute.

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Auskick match report

New! Online Match Reporting

Online Match Reporting

Club, we have a new system for lodging and distributing those all important match reports after the games. They’ll be visible from your team blogs, accessible through your team pages, or through the blog section of this website.

Match reports are now filed online – and the process is really easy. Best of all, you can add photos or videos of your AFL stars. The instructions are outlined in Manager Resources section, and your manager will be able to provide you with user names and passwords.

You will be able to submit your match reports online, pending review by our website coordinator. Best of all, match reports will be able to be shared with your family and friends by using the social media share buttons, at the bottom of the page.

It is a new system for us all, so let us know if you have any difficulties or find any glitches! If you need help, contact Michelle Hauschild.

 

Sydney Uni Colts

Player Pathways

One of the really important things we do as a Club is provide pathways for kids who want to continue their footy through to senior levels. We’ve got strong relationships with Sydney University and the Balmain Tigers (for men’s footy) and the Balmain Dockers (for women).

This week, we saw three recent graduates of Drummoyne Power Junior AFL line up for the Sydney University U19 Colts.

At a jumper presentation ceremony, there was a nod to past tradition with Xavier (X) Nelson, Luke Egan and Ethan (Spida) Willis all receiving the same playing numbers that they’d worn at Drummoyne Power for the past 10+ years. Xavier was presented with number 18, Luke 17 and Spida 10.

The jumpers were presented by new Swan Jack Hiscox, himself a former Colts player, who actually wore the number 17 jersey presented to Luke. (An extra good omen, for sure!)

Xavier, Luke and Ethan joined Drummoyne Power as Auskickers, and played together all the way through to U17s last year.

You’ll still see Xavier around the traps, as he’s a regular umpire for youth games (award winning umpire, we should note!).

We wish the boys well in their new playing careers at Sydney University!

Sydney University Jumper presentation

Xavier Nelson receives his No. 18 jumper for Sydney University Colts

Register Now!

Club, if you haven’t finalised your registration for Season 2015, now is the time to do that.

While it is never too late to encourage your friends to try AFL, our coaches and managers are trying to finalise the team lists.

If you’re not on their list then you won’t be allocated to a team.

You can’t train and play without being registered and financial – unregistered players are not covered by the Club’s insurances and cannot take the field.

If you have any difficulties with the registration process, then please contact us and we’ll do all we can to help.

For full details on how to register, see the registration page on this website.

Wet Weather Procedures

AFL is a winter sport, so we sometimes play and train in the rain. (Mud is fun!) Here are some general guidelines about wet weather procedures.

Mid-week training and wet weather. The Canada Bay Council decides on the status of grounds about 2pm and we put wet weather information out as soon as possible – usually by about 2.30pm – on this website, on Facebook and through Twitter.

Grounds are closed if they are too wet and liable to be damaged – so sometimes they are closed in bright sunshine if there’s been rain earlier in the week; sometimes they are open, even though it is raining.

If there’s no word, training is on.

If you’d like to check the status of fields for yourself, then you can do so through the Council’s wet weather line. Details are here: www.canadabay.nsw.gov.au/sports-facilities-and-fields-wet-weather-field-updates.html

Games and wet weather. If we’re at home, a decision on ground status is usually made by the Canada Bay Council late Friday afternoon for games on Saturday. On occasions, a second inspection may be organised on Saturday afternoon for Sunday games. We’ll advise on ground closures as soon as we can through the website, Facebook and Twitter.

If we’re playing away, the home club will notify us that games are cancelled, then we’ll notify you through the usual channels (it just sometimes takes a little longer).

If grounds are open, but the ground manager of the home club makes a decision that it is unsafe to play on the day, he or she can cancel play.

Please be aware that on game day, individual teams cannot make a decision to cancel because of the weather. If the team doesn’t turn up, it is counted as a forfeit. There are other teams, umpires, grounds managers and canteen volunteers all waiting for you.

If you just don’t know whether or not the game is on, please go to the ground anyway. The gumboots, umbrellas and raincoats may be a hassle, but playing in the wet can be a fun or, at the very least, memorable experience for your child!

60 seconds with an Auskicker: Caleb U7

Meet Caleb.

Caleb is a huge Dockers fan, so it was an opportunity of a lifetime to have them play at our home ground for the NAB Challenge Cup game against the Swans on Sunday 15 March, and for Caleb to welcome his heroes onto the field for the 3rd quarter. Here’s 60 seconds with Caleb:

What is your name? Caleb
What age division do you play in? U7
What position did you play in during the NAB Challenge game at Drummoyne Oval on Sunday 15 March? Centre
What was your favourite thing about playing at half time? I kicked the ball to Ben and he got a goal.
What do you like best about playing Auskick? I like to kick very high and very far.
Who is your favourite player in the AFL? Matthew Pavlich
What would you say to him if you ever had him over to your house for dinner? Are you retiring this year?

Thanks Caleb for taking part in our VERY FIRST ’60 seconds with an Auskicker’ for Drummoyne Power.

Would you like to be our next featured player? Let us know at auskick@drummoynepower.com

Caleb with Fremantle heroes Michael Johnson and Stephen Hill

Caleb with Fremantle heroes Michael Johnson and Stephen Hill