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Pre-Season Training Schedule

Join in the Pre-Season

Pre-Season training for Drummoyne Power teams begins on Tuesday 14 February at Five Dock Park.

Auskick U5-U8 train at 4.30pm

Juniors U9-U11 and Youth Girls train at 5.30pm.

For the first couple of weeks, we will be sharing the oval with cricket, so we’ll be using passive areas.

Meet us under the trees on the Barnstaple Road side of the oval and we’ll direct you to your age group.

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Info & Rego Day: Sunday 12 Feb

Information and Registration Day: Sunday 12 Feb

Interested in playing AFL, or joining Drummoyne Power but want to know more?

We’re holding an Information and Registration Day.

Where: Taplin Oval (next to Drummoyne Oval)

When: Sunday, 12 February 11-2pm.

This is primarily for new families that may have questions about Drummoyne Power, Auskick or AFL in general.

We have teams for children from U5 to U17, with Youth Girls teams in U12, U15 and U18.

There will be no gear/Auskick pack collection and if you have already registered online, there’s no need to attend (unless you want to come by and say g’day).

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Registrations Open

Register Now for Season 2017

Registrations are open for Season 2017. The good news is that registration fees are at 2015 prices.

Boys and girls are invited to register to play AFL with Drummoyne Power Junior AFL and our Youth Club, the Canada Bay Cannons. The Club has a great community spirit and the emphasis is always on fun, fitness and performance.

We have teams for children turning 5 in 2017, right though to U17 (for boys) and U18 (for girls). 

So head over to our registration page, for all the information and links!

There are discounts for multiple children and we’ve provided instructions, to minimise the need for reimbursements. Of course, if you have any difficulties with registration, please don’t hesitate to contact our registrars, Simon Osborne and Graeme Durrant. They’ll be happy to assist you.

Please remember, you must register and pay to train and play!

 

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2016 Yearbooks Now Available!

2016 Yearbooks – Drummoyne Power and Canada Bay Cannons

Yearbooks for Drummoyne Power Junior AFL and the Canada Bay Cannons Youth AFL are now available online.

We’ve had request for printed copies of the yearbooks and that option is now available. Please see the information at the bottom of this page for further details.

Please note, the 2016 yearbooks are best viewed in full screen (use the icon on the bottom right hand of the screen if it doesn’t automatically open as full screen). Enlarge/minimise by using the plus/minus slider on the bottom right.

Credits and thanks: Thanks to Tony Gillies (u12 and U14) for organising and coordinating graphic design. Your time and generosity has, once again, taken our Yearbooks to a whole new level of professionalism!

Thanks to our newest Club Supporter AAP Publish – they were brilliant to work with! Design by Cythle Heal, AAP Pagemasters.

Editor: Michelle Hauschild; Photographs: Michelle Hauschild, Kylie Gillies, Noble & Natalie Haddad, Mike Andrews, Michael Robertson, Jeff Bannerman, Dan Cohen, Gaston Arnolda, Michael Carman, Sarah Donald, Danny Dolzadelli and Joshua Hauschild.

Thank you to all the coaches, managers and Board Members who provided written reports, and Graeme Durrant for statistical information.

Printing of the Yearbooks

There is an option to order prints of the Yearbooks through Issuu, the online site hosting the yearbooks. The yearbooks would be printed with a soft cover, in full colour.

The Drummoyne Power yearbook would cost $37.10 for a single copy, or $25.90 if 10 or more copies are ordered.

The Canada Bay Cannons yearbook, being considerably smaller, would cost between $23.20 for a single copy and $14 if we order 10 or more copies. All prices include shipping.

If you are interested in receiving a printed version of either yearbook, please contact Michelle Hauschild. We would aim to collect a few orders (to reduce cost per publication) before submitting an order.

St Lukes Announcement

Funding boost for St Lukes AFL Precinct

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The State Government has kicked in another $200,000 to the new junior AFL Precinct at St Lukes Oval, Concord.

The funding boost – announced by Sports Minister Stuart Ayres and the Member for Drummoyne John Sidoti MP – brings the current commitment for the redevelopment to $1 million and is recognition of the huge growth of AFL across NSW.

The new facilities, which will be ready for play in Season 2017, will be jointly shared by Drummoyne Power, the Concord Giants and the Canada Bay Cannons.

The initial federal Government funding allocation of $500,000 was announced in June by the Member for Reid, Hon Craig Laundy MP. The AFL NSW/ACT will provide an additional six figure allocation towards the upgrade, with further funding from the City of Canada Bay and the three junior footy clubs.

St Lukes will be the new home ground for the Concord Giants from April next year.

Drummoyne Power and the Canada Bay Cannons will continue to use Drummoyne Oval as a home ground. They will use the new facilities as additional training space and on game days. Drummoyne Power and the Cannons will continue to have access to Five Dock Park.

Stage One of the project, due to be completed for the start of Season 2017, includes new light towers, a new video scoreboard, an upgrade to the existing amenity block and minor upgrades to the oval itself.

Stage Two, to be completed over a three to four-year time frame, will include further upgrades to the amenities block to include a clubhouse, viewing deck, storage and change rooms, and a major upgrade to the oval, including synthetic (all weather) turf. The total cost of the project is expected to about $3 million.

Concord Giants President-elect Natalie Baini and outgoing Drummoyne Power President Jeremy Stanwix were at the announcement of the new funding allocation.

Mr Stanwix said there had been a huge surge in the number of children playing AFL in the past few years, particularly with the introduction of a Youth Girls competition.

“The success of the Sydney Swans and the GWS GIANTS – who are playing in the first ever all NSW final this weekend – and the introduction of a National Women’s Competition in 2017 is only going to fuel interest in AFL,” Mr. Stanwix said.

“We’ve already seen massive growth in player numbers over the past few years. Current growth projections show the number of players growing by 100 per cent plus from 2015 to 2019,” Mr. Stanwix said.

Ms. Baini said the new facilities would provide an enormous boost for the Concord Giants, which has outgrown its current Goddard Park headquarters.

“The availability of green space is a major factor, not just for AFL, but for all junior sporting clubs. This new facility will be capable of hosting weekend games and mid-week training session for our Auskickers, right through to our youth teams.

“It is an exciting time for AFL in NSW right now, and we’re glad to be a part of it,” Ms. Baini said.

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From left: Member for Drummoyne John Sidoti MP, Sports Minister Stuart Ayres, City of Canada Bay Mayor Helen McCaffrey, AFL NSW/ACT CEO Sam Graham and Drummoyne Power President Jeremy Stanwix.

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John Sidoti MP and Sports Minister Stuart Ayres with children from Concord Giants and Drummoyne Power

 

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Presentation Day and AGM: 11 September

Presentation Day and Annual General Meeting

Presentation Day for Drummoyne Power teams will be held on Sunday 11 September, from 11-1pm.

Come along and celebrate the highlights of Season 2016. Early registrations will be available for Season 2017.

We’ll be holding a separate Presentation Day for our Canada Bay Cannons Youth Teams. This will be Friday 16 September in the Drummoyne Pavilion, starting at 6pm.

Annual General Meeting

The Drummoyne Power Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday 11 September in the Greg Davis Stand, commencing at 1pm (directly after presentation day).

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 2016, please download the Nomination Form and return to Drummoyne Power Secretary Alison MacDonald.

If you are unable to attend the AGM, we would ask that you fill in and return the attached Proxy Voting Form, to ensure we have a quorum.

 

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End of Season Party: 5 August

Let’s Party

We’ve stood on the sidelines in hot sun and pelting rain, washed jumpers and stinky socks, cut oranges, we’ve coached / managed / encouraged, driven all over Sydney and cheered ourselves hoarse.

After all that, it is time to party!

Friday 5 August at the Oxford Hotel in Drummoyne from 7.30pm.

Celebrate the end of another successful season of junior AFL, and meet other families from Drummoyne Power and the Canada Bay Cannons.

The $45 ticket includes canapes and music. Bookings open now:

http://tix.yt/drummoynepower 

The team with the most families attending the function will receive a $100 bar voucher.

We’ll also have fundraising auctions. Buy your ticket, gather your footy friends, and book the babysitter!

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Drummoyne Oval Secured for Five Years

5-Year Licence Deal for Drummoyne Oval

In another positive development for AFL in Sydney’s inner-west, for the first time in its history, Drummoyne Power Junior AFL has received a five year licence to use Drummoyne Oval.

The club has previously had to renew the licence on an annual basis, and the switch to a five year licence provides the Club with security and stability as it continues to grow its membership.

Thanking the City of Canada Bay, Drummoyne Power President Jeremy Stanwix said the announcement had come at an exciting time for AFL in Sydney’s inner western suburbs. The news comes just days after the announcement that St Lukes Oval will be redeveloped as an AFL precinct – for use by Drummoyne Power; neighbouring Club, Concord Giants Junior AFL; and the youth Club Alliance between Power and Giants, known as the Canada Bay Cannons. It also follows the decision by the AFL NSW/ACT to fund the placement of AFL goal posts in 100 schools – approximately 50 around Sydney and the rest in rural and regional NSW.

“While we are fortunate to have permanent access to Five Dock Park and  – from April 2017 – St Lukes Oval, Drummoyne Oval has always been the jewel in the crown; our spiritual home, so to speak.

“The first-rate facilities at Drummoyne Oval make us the envy of all other junior AFL Clubs in Sydney… and quite a few senior clubs,” Mr. Stanwix said.

He said it was important to preserve facilities such as Drummoyne Oval for use by grassroots sporting clubs.

“Over the past five years, Drummoyne Power has doubled in size and now has approximately 500 players from U5—U18. One of the biggest areas for growth has been in Youth Girls AFL, and Drummoyne Power was at the forefront of establishing a Youth Girls competition.

“The Drummoyne Power Club is now in a position to be able to plan for future growth with some sense of certainty, knowing that Drummoyne Oval will be our primary base until at least 2021.

“With approximately 500 players now, that means more than 300 families  use Drummoyne Oval on a weekly basis during the AFL season. We expect that number to double again over the period of the five-year licence agreement.

“This extended licence agreement is testament to the commitment of the City of Canada Bay, former Mayor Angelo Tsirekas, current Deputy Mayor Helen McCaffrey and General Manager Gary Sawyer to providing green space for junior sports – it is an investment in the health and well-being of children in the local area.” Mr. Stanwix said. “I also acknowledge the work of Drummoyne Power’s board members – past and present – and the Club’s Life Members.”

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Drummoyne Oval: Home until at least 2021

 

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New AFL precinct for Power/Cannons/Giants

New AFL precinct for Sydney’s Inner-West

The federal Government has allocated $500,000 to create a new AFL precinct in St Lukes Oval , Concord – with Drummoyne Power, the Concord Giants and the Canada Bay Cannons to jointly share the new facilities.

The initial funding allocation, announced today by the Member for Reid, Hon Craig Laundy MP, is a recognition of the growth of AFL across NSW, particularly in Sydney’s inner-west.

The AFL NSW/ACT will provide an additional six figure allocation  towards the upgrade, with further funding from the City of Canada Bay and the three junior footy clubs.

While the City of Canada Bay will continue to provide Drummoyne Power Junior AFL with full access to Drummoyne Oval and Five Dock Park, the new St Lukes Oval facility will open up increased training and playing opportunities.

Concord Giants has outgrown its Goddard Park base and move to St Lukes Oval in April 2017.

Announcing the funding boost at Goddard Park today, Mr Laundy said the funding will facilitate the completion of phase one of the proposed works including a refurbished amenities block, goal posts and ground lights.

“The popularity of AFL is fast growing in the inner west, and the financial support from the Turnbull Government that I am able to announce today will support our local clubs with some outstanding new facilities.” Mr Laundy said.

“Our young AFL players are the sports stars of the future and improved facilities at St Lukes Oval will allow the players to have fun, stay fit and healthy and kick some great goals for our community.

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The Hon Craig Laundy MP announces funding for AFL precinct at St Lukes Oval

“I am thrilled to be able to yet again demonstrate how the Turnbull Coalition Team is actively supporting our local communities and investing in our local sporting infrastructure.”

Drummoyne Power President Jeremy Stanwix said there had been a huge increase in the number of children playing AFL in the past few years – particularly with the introduction of a Youth Girls competition.

“Participation in Junior, Youth and Women’s AFL in this region has grown from 400-plus players in September 2013 to 600-plus players as at April 2016.

“Current growth projections show the number of teams growing by 100 per cent plus from 2015 to 2019, with almost 800 players expected to be participating in Junior, Youth and Women’s AFL by 2019,” Mr. Stanwix said.

Concord President and Canada Bay Cannons Board Member Andrew Baxter said the new AFL precinct will be “a place that the coaches and players will be proud to call home with a new playing surface and better change rooms”.

“The new facility will be capable of hosting all games and training from U5s through to youth in one convenient location.”

Drummoyne Power, the Concord Giants and the Canada Bay Cannons gratefully acknowledge the contributions of the federal Government and, in particular, the assistance of the federal Member for Reid, the Hon Craig Laundy.

The clubs would also like to thank the AFL NSW/ACT, who was represented at the announcement today by CEO Sam Graham; and the City of Canada Bay for their contributions to the new AFL precinct.

The redevelopment of St Lukes Oval for AFL will provide increased opportunity for expansion of AFL in Sydney's inner west, by providing Concord Giants with a new home ground; and Drummoyne Power and Canada Bay Cannons with additional training and playing space.

The redevelopment of St Lukes Oval for AFL will provide increased opportunity for expansion of AFL in Sydney’s inner west, by providing Concord Giants with a new home ground; and Drummoyne Power and Canada Bay Cannons with additional training and playing space.

AFL NSW/ACT CEO Sam Graham at the announcement of the St Lukes Oval redevelopment

AFL NSW/ACT CEO Sam Graham at the announcement of the St Lukes Oval redevelopment

Drummoyne Power President and Canada Bay Cannons Board Member Jeremy Stanwix

Drummoyne Power President and Canada Bay Cannons Board Member Jeremy Stanwix

Team Photos

Club Photos this weekend

Club Photos

Saturday 21 May – Sunday 22 May, Wednesday 25 May

Club photos are this weekend – either Saturday, Sunday or Wednesday 25 May, depending on when and where you are playing. Your manager will have your time.

Easiest way to order is to ditch the envelopes and order online.

Go to: http://www.advancedlife.com.au/ Enter code NT8 T2A YM6 in the field immediately above the HOME button at the top of the page. It will take you to a Drummoyne Power portal. Hit “order now” and take it from there.