Ideal Life Advisers - Bronze Sponsor

Sponsor Update: Ideal Life Advisers

We’re proud to announce that ongoing sponsor Ideal Life Advisers has renewed its commitment to Drummoyne Power.

Ideal Life Advisers have been bronze supporters of Drummoyne Power for a while, and their ongoing support of the club contributes to keeping registration fees down, and providing the equipment and resources we need to operate effectively.

Support the businesses that support your club. If you are interested in reviewing your financial position, give David Garrick or Gavin Chapple a call… and tell them you’re from Drummoyne Power!



Club MVP: Round 9

Our Club MVP this week is Michelle Hauschild

Many of you may have seen Michelle walking around with a Drummoyne Power Hoodie and a Canon Camera taking many of the great action shots that appear on Facebook and our web page.  Michelle also puts in many hours over the week organising and publishing communications on the web, Facebook and Twitter to keep the club informed – always good fun during wet weather days!!!

Whilst we are extremely appreciative of Michelle’s efforts with communication, it is for an extraordinarily huge effort that Michelle made with our club photos and ensuring we are compliant with “Working With Children Check” that the DPJAFL Board have nominated her for MVP this week.

Michelle not only organised the photographer, facilitated managers distributing photo ordering instructions, organised the roster for the 3 days of photos, organised the team lists for each team, Michelle also spent roughly 20 hours over the 3 days and night watching kids have their photos taken.

Michelle was always on hand to get clean socks, Managers DPJAFL appropriate gear for the photo and she also ensured no stray footballs ended up in the back of the photos!!

Michelle has also been working on ensuring the DPJAFL is compliant with Working With Children Check (WWCC) for a majority of active volunteers and Board. The WWCC is one way we ensure volunteers who are cleared to work with our kids at AFL. Her diligence in getting our Board engaged and policy signed off in 2014, and her efforts in chasing active volunteers this year means we are ahead of most Sydney clubs in achieving WWCC compliance for 30 June 2015.

Overall it was an outstanding effort to get this both team photos and WWCC compliance organised and run in such a smooth manner – Great effort and we really do appreciate your efforts Michelle.

The Sydney Swans have asked each junior Club to nominate a weekly MVP – it 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. Michelle. Good luck and thanks for a super effort!

Wet weather update 17 June

Drummoyne Oval has closed, but we have alternatives for some teams for training tonight, Wednesday 17 June.

Here’s the plan (but if anything here conflicts with what your team manager says, go with your team manager.)

U5, U7 and U8: Five Dock Indoor Cricket Centre from 4.30-5.15. We can actually use the courts from 4pm, but coaches may not be there at that time.

U6: Training cancelled as your coaches can’t make it. (Desperate U6s who need a run can join in with U5s or U7s.)

U9: Five Dock Indoor Cricket Centre from 5.30pm.

U10 and up: the oval is closed and we can’t use passive areas of Taplin, but we can use hard surface areas and the middle grandstand, so it will be up to teams to make the call. Watch out for emails from your manager or coach.

U14 Cannons: training has been cancelled

U9 white round 1

July School Holiday AFL Clinics

July School Holiday AFL Clinics

Yikes! School holidays are just around the corner. Looking for some footy clinics?

Fairplay Sports have places in their AFL camps from 6-10 July at Balmain High School (there are 2, 3 and 5 days options). Contact Rich Watkins:

ASC’s winter camps are for kids to the age of 16, and there’s a 20% discount if you’re from Drummoyne Power and use this link:

There are two AFL NSW/ACT holiday camps – the first is at Glover Street Leichhardt on 1-2 July and you can book here:

There’s a second AFL NSW/ACT camp at Alan Davidson Oval on 7-8 July. The booking link for the ADO camp is here: Holiday Clinic flyer



St John Volunteers

Club MVP: St John First Aid Volunteers

Club MVP: St John First Aid Volunteers

This week’s MVP is not just one person but a group of people. You love to know they are there, but you never want to need them: the volunteers from St John.

Drummoyne Power’s association with St John goes back about six years, and it is a partnership we value.

It’s a requirement (and obviously common sense) to have qualified first aid on standby when our kids play AFL. So, at home games, St. John sends along between 2 and 4 people (who are all volunteers, by the way) to watch our kids play footy, and to be there in case of injury.

On a good day, they’ll watch the footy (or get through a good book). But, we are grateful they are there when we need them, with their medical kits and first aid skills.

St John Operation Manager – Western Suburbs Cadet Division, Saskia Hunt, says St John volunteers meet weekly for compulsory courses, and training. Qualifications are frequently updated for both adults and cadets.

Cadets are required to put in at least 30 volunteer hours a year, while adults volunteers do twice that.

Saskia says all St John volunteers participate in local events – like providing first aid Drummoyne Power footy games – and bigger state events.

Pictured are two St John volunteers, Melanie and Maggie, who gave up one of their Sundays recently, to supervise our youth teams at Drummoyne Oval. Thanks Melanie and Maggie – we’re nominating you as Club MVPs for this week, representing all the St John volunteers who help out Drummoyne Power.

Of course, we’ll be entering you both in the Swans Club Friendly MVP competition. 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.

Learn First Aid

Been thinking you “must do a first aid or CPR course some time”? Details are here.

Interested in becoming either an adult volunteer, or becoming a St John Cadet?  Their cadet programs cater for kids from eight years old.



Drummoyne Power players

UPDATED: June Diary Dates

Club, it is a HUGE month of footy at Drummoyne Power…

Monday 15 June: AFL Coaching Accreditation Course (for coaches and assistant coaches), Part 1. Drummoyne Oval. Details online.

Wednesday 17 June: The special Swans training session for our Junior and Youth teams on Wednesday 17 June has been rescheduled by the Swans. We’ll let you know when that happens.

Thursday 18 June: Swans Visits – extra training night. It’s not a normal training night and we have passive areas at Drummoyne Oval. The Swans are coming from 5-6pm. If it is fine, we’ll be on the passive areas for a skills clinic, if it is raining, we’ll be in the middle grandstand for a Q&A and a chance to get signatures.  Coaches, assistant coaches, parents: we’d love some helpers. Contact Milan.

Friday 19 June: Canada Bay Cannons mid-season Pie Night, Drummoyne Pavilion from 6.30pm. This event is for our U11s (next year’s Cannons), Cannons U12-U14s and Drummoyne Power U17s. RSVP via Survey Monkey.

Sunday 21 June: Sydney Swans Skills Development Gala for Auskickers at Mahoney Park, Marrickville, U5/U6 at 8.30am, U7/U8 at 9.45am.  RSVP to your team manager or ASAP.

Monday 22 June: AFL Coaching Accreditation Course, Part 2. Drummoyne Oval. Details online.

Swans fans

Swans ‘Club of the Month’… is us!

The very first Sydney Swans Club of the Month is… Drummoyne Power!

 Due to our participation in Swans Club Friendly promotions and the Red Rookie program and – let’s face it – the general all-round awesomeness of our kids, the Sydney Swans have named us the very first ‘Club of the Month’. 

As a special treat, they’ll be sending along two specialised coaches to training. These coaches will be best suited to our Junior and Youth teams. Unfortunately, the Swans have had to reschedule the advertised date of 17 June. We’ll let you know when they make a new date.

Keep up the great work, Drummoyne Power!

Finn kicks a goal for U13/2

Club MVP: Finn U13/2

Club MVP: Finn U13/2

Our Club MVP this week comes from our youth teams, the Canada Bay Cannons.
Finn is a quiet, young player in our U13/2 team but a real talent and had a blinder at the weekend, against Pennant Hills at Drummoyne Oval.
Finn started the match in the back lines, but the coach moved him up forward at quarter time. Probably the best move the coach made all day as Finn went on a goal fest, kicking nine goals and was obviously a major contributor to a very health scoreline that saw this team win their second match for the season by a considerable margin.
Finn will be a player to watch and we can’t wait to see what this young man has in store for the rest of the season.
The Sydney Swans have asked each junior Club to nominate a weekly MVP – it 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. Finn, we’ve entered you in the competition as our Club MVP this week. Good luck!


U18 Youth Girls - Sissy (with ball)

Club MVP: Sissy U18YG

Club MVP: Sissy U18YG

Our nomination for this week’s Most Valuable Player is U18 YG Vice Captain, Frances (better known as Sissy).

Our girls scored a hard fought victory over the 2014 Premiers Queenwood on Sunday at Middle Head Oval. But victory came at a cost, with Sissy taken to hospital with a broken leg.

Sissy showed enormous courage after her injury and now has her leg in plaster.

Sissy is a key part of the team. She played a solid game this week and was one of the best on ground last week at Drummoyne Oval against Mosman.

We’d like to nominate Sissy as our Most Valuable Player this week. We’ll be entering Sissy in the Sydney Swans weekly Club MVP competition. The Swans are asking each junior Club to nominate a weekly MVP – it 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.

Sissy, everyone at Drummoyne Power wishes you a speedy recovery!

U18 Youth Girls - Sissy (with ball)

U18 Youth Girls – Sissy (with ball)

UPDATED Ground Closures: 23 May

Updated 9.10am on Saturday 23 May

Heffron Oval Maroubra has been CLOSED.

Bat and Ball Oval at Moore Park has been CLOSED. 

Games at both these ovals have been cancelled.

Goddard Oval at Concord is OPEN and games there are proceeding.

Alan Davidson Oval is still listed as OPEN and games are going ahead.

If there are any further updates, we will let you know. Sunday teams, all ovals will be reassessed and we’ll let you know if there are any ground closures.

Assume all games are going ahead, unless you are specifically told otherwise by the Club.