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Drummoyne Power AGM: 19 Feb 2021

Members of Drummoyne Power Junior AFL are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting.

We’ve scheduled the meeting for a Friday evening, hoping to meet more of the parents in our Club. So, come and share a meal and a drink with us, and meet the new leadership team.

WHEN: Friday, 19 February 2021 at 7pm.

WHERE: Oxford Hotel Drummoyne, 195 Victoria Road Drummoyne (corner Lyons Road)

We’ll be calling for nominations for two elected Directors to join the Drummoyne Power Board, but we also need to fill many other crucial roles. You’ll find more details in the Nomination Form, which can be downloaded below.

2020 Drummoyne Power AGM nomination form

Questions on the AGM should be directed to Secretary, Fiona Gaal.

Please RSVP to Fiona to let us know you’re coming by Wednesday 17 February. 

If you can’t attend, we would welcome your proxy, to ensure we have a quorum.

2020 Proxy voting form

If you have questions about volunteering for Season 2020 and would like to chat through some options about how you can get involved, please contact our new President, Paul Gallo.

Members are any Club officials as well as registered, financial parents / guardians of players or umpires registered with Drummoyne Power. This includes parents of players in Canada Bay Cannons teams, registered through Drummoyne Power. This meeting was held over from 2020.

girls playing AFL with Drummoyne Power

Girls play AFL

Female footy is continuing to grow and Drummoyne Power is the place to start!

Our Auskick program for U5 through to U8s is the perfect place for girls (and boys) to learn basic footy skills. There’s no tackling, modified rules and an inclusive atmosphere. Auskick is fun and safe, and a great place for girls involved in this terrific team sport.

Girls can play alongside boys up to the age of 14, and we have girls playing in Drummoyne Power’s U9 to U11 teams.

But we also offer all-girls teams from U10 through to U18 as part of our Canada Bay Cannons youth AFL club.

Why not give it a try in Season 2021? Registrations are open now.

PS: Don’t forget to claim your Active Kids Voucher before registering… it takes $100 off the cost of registration. All the details and links are on our registration page.

 

children playing AFL

Registrations are open!

Pre-season is just around the corner so it’s time to start registering.

Drummoyne Power, together with our youth club, the Canada Bay Cannons, has teams to suit boys and girls right through from U5 to U17 boys and U18 Youth Girls.

Remember, footy is more fun with your mates so encourage your school friends or summer sport team mates to play AFL in Season 2021.

Parents don’t forget to claim your Active Kids Voucher before registering – it takes $100 off the cost of the season.

Register here.

Subscribe to our electronic newsletter for updates on the season start and training times.

 

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Volunteer for Season 2021

Footy season will be here before you know it! We’re looking for volunteers – at a team and club level – to help get our kids on the footy field in Season 2021.

If you’re interested in coaching or managing a team or helping out on our Board,  please let us know.

Volunteering for your local footy club is a great way to be part of your community, and to be involved in a sport your child loves.

We can tailor your volunteer experience to your skill set and availability. While some roles such as coaching or managing a team require weekly commitment, others may need just an hour or two at home games or midweek.

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!

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.

Under 10 Black: Round 1

U10 Black v Eastern Sydney Bulldogs White

Round 1

The predictable smell of sausages under distress welcomed the 2019 AFL season. What was far less predictable was the rock star park right next to the Trumper Park BBQ – either way it was great to be back for another season under the expert guidance of our now 4th season coach, Mark. Jamie, we see you and we know your time as #1 clipboard holder will come.

After an uneventful off season (this is AFL after all, not rugby league) the Power took their place on a park sporting the name of their new naming rights sponsor, Sudaraj and Ker. We truly appreciate your support … but I digress.

The game started well with Austin D controlling the back as the Bulldogs piled on the pressure from the opening whistle. After conceding an early goal, Dimitri evened the score with a beautiful kick off the side of the foot.

Alexander G showed inspired leadership and Rohan showed great strength in the ruck. Prior to the opening bell, Rohan was tasked with the job of holding the centre by coach Mark – I didn’t see a contract signed (don’t do it Rohan) but the goods were well and truly delivered.

The pressure from the Dogs came in the second term and while Tom was able to mark on the goal line, the pre-season tactics to take out the Akira factor were working. Nonetheless, with Alex V working to hold the midfield the Power kept coming, and when Talan showed great hands and a great step to snap at goal we were right in the contest.

The premiership quarter arrived under blue skies and 29-degree temperatures, with Austen P keeping the Bulldogs at bay early before Austin kicked at goal – putting the Power ahead in terms of point-scoring kicks (more of ours were worth one but let’s not haggle on details). As Sam B overtook the shadow of his opposite number the Bulldogs looked vulnerable.

With the sun working its magic and the lack of pre-season sand dune sprints starting to tell, the boys started to wilt as the Dogs found the space between the big sticks more than once. Tommy C, however, did kick the game’s final goal, and for the sake of a quick finish to this report, let’s just say “last goal wins”.

Thanks so much to Mark for bringing such a lovely energy again in 2019; thanks to Jamie for continuing to put the pressure on; and thanks to Alexander G for such great captaincy!

Under 11 Teal: Round 9

U11 Teal v Newtown Swans

Round 9, Alan Davidson Oval

On a perfect winter afternoon for football, Under 11 Teal travelled to Alan Davidson Oval to take on the Newtown Swans.

It was a scrappy affair as the pitch was soft, and the wind was swirling around making kicking and marking difficult for both sides today. A pretty even first quarter with Rafferty being a standout for Drummoyne getting plenty of the ball and working really hard. His efforts really lifted the team. Callum in the ruck was also working hard pushing the ball forward.

Coach Sean used the game to really mix up our attack and defence, and most players found themselves in unfamiliar territory, but a great opportunity to give everyone a chance all over the ground. Declan was laying plenty of tackles, and we pretty much had the measure of the Swans for most of the game.

The second half was a grind but Ethan W was outstanding for Drummoyne even after he received a stray boot to his hand in the 2nd quarter. Good efforts across the park, and important goals at critical times from Sam W, Rory, and Stephen kept our noses in front.

As the sun disappeared and the shivering spectators made their way to the car park, Under 11 Teal enjoyed another hard earned victory.

Go Power!

Under 9 Black – Round 9

U9 Black vs Concord Gman

Round 9, Saturday 16 June, 2018

St Luke’s Oval

Everyone got up super early to allow plenty of time to travel the distance to the away game this week – after all it is such a long drive to St Luke’s Oval in Concord!

After a week off for the long weekend, the boys were super keen to lace up their boots and get onto the footy field and show Concord how to play AFL.

The first half of the game was tight. Drummoyne Power matched Concord on the field in every respect. There were some great plays getting the ball down the field, with a particularly good combo from Austen P, Dimitri and Alex G.

Austen P just didn’t stop all day, and he worked with Hamish to halt Concord in their tracks from scoring a goal. Talan used his height to his advantage throughout the game, tipping and running after the ball with ease. And even though Concord did manage to sneak in a goal in Q1, the boys showed great teamwork in Q2 to set Austin D up with the opportunity to kick for goal — which he did with precision!

Moving into the second half, Concord U9s clearly ate something other than orange quarters as they came on guns blazing, and scored a couple of quick goals in Q3. However, this was answered by some fantastic play from the Drummoyne boys, with Luke, Rohan and Nathen doing some great chasing down of the ball and tackling, while Arnaud got in there and picked the biggest Concord players to tackle to the ground! This hard work resulted in moving the ball down to the Drummoyne end and Dimitri scoring a goal.

Alex V and Lachlan just seemed to be in the middle of the play all game, with great kicking and tackling. Sam took on the advice of the coach and kept his positioning, marking his player and helping slow Concord’s flow to a mere trickle and allowing the boys to find their rhythm towards the end of the game with two amazing goals by Alex G and Akira.

Overall, this was one of the most evenly matched games so far this season. Even though the U9s games are not scored, there was some debate as to who ‘won’ the game as it was so close — but in my mind, Drummoyne U9 Black, with their great teamwork and good sportsmanship, were the winners on the day!

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.