Pre-Season Training Schedule
Time to check if those footy boots still fit… it’s the AFL pre-season.
The U11 pre-season begins on Tuesday 7 February at 5.30pm at Five Dock Park.
Auskick U5-U8 starts at Five Dock Park on Tuesday 14 February at 4.30pm.
Juniors U9 and U10, U12 Canada Bay Cannons Youth Girls, U15 Drummoyne Power Youth Girls and U18 Drummoyne Power Youth Girls, pre-season starts on Tuesday 14 February at 5.30pm at Five Dock Park.
Our Canada Bay Cannons U12-U17 are already well into the preseason. Please check the Cannons website for times. Our Cannons teams are training at our newest ground, St Luke’s Oval at Concord.
Pre-season training is highly recommended but not compulsory as we recognise some players may still have summer sport commitments. In the older age groups, the pre-season is used to decide team splits, so if you are unable to attend, please advise your coach or manager. If you do not know your team officials, please contact the Club: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will direct you to the appropriate person.
In Season Training Schedule
Round One is schedule for the Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 April. U5-U11 play on Saturdays, with U12 and above and Youth Girls scheduled for Sundays.
We gain access to Drummoyne Oval in April. Training will switch to Drummoyne Oval from Wednesday, 5 April.
Auskick U5-U8 will train at 4.30pm.
U9-U11 and Youth Girls will train at 5.30pm.
Canada Bay Cannons U12-U17 training will continue at St Luke’s Oval. See the Cannons website for details.
U7 White v Newtown Swans
Five Dock Park, Round Three
U7 White has been spoilt with another great gallery of pics from Daniel.
Click into the first image and you can scroll, view in preview size or at full screen, and download if you wish. Enjoy!
Thanks Daniel for these awesome photos of U7 White in action against the Concord Giants. Looks like that new zoom lens Santa gave you for Christmas is being put to good use!
Click on the first photo and you’ll be able to scroll through the individual photos. (Parents, you can even download these, if you like!)
Drummoyne Silver U10 v Moore Park Yellow U10
Round 11, Drummoyne Oval
Drummoyne Power Silver U10 played a great game and it was good to see all player supporting each other and giving it their best. Thanks to those of you who helped out the other team, given they were short of players.
44 -34 to Moore Park
2 Goals kicked by Charlie – number 7
2 Goals kicked by Zach – number 11
1 Goal kicked by Joshua – number 13
2 Behinds kicked by Charlie – number 7
2 Behinds kicked by Zach – number 11
U9 Black v Western Suburbs Magpies, 16 May 2015, Picken Oval
It was a great day for footy with the sun shining and a strong breeze blowing across the ground. The game started off with intensive pressure from the boys and some good tackling in the middle from the first bounce by Lachlan C. who got a good clearance out of the middle which he passed to Denver who took off with and with a bounce made our first play deep into the forward line.
This resulted in a shot on goal by Luke which just fell short but was backed up by Russell who was firing from the warm up today and he also took a shot on goal which resulted in a point and our first score on the board.
The pressure was on the player with the ball all game and this resulted in a free kick to William I. after some great in and under work in the pack. A good kick forward from this free had the ball back in our forward line again with the ball being roved brilliantly off hands by William M. to keep the ball up in our half of the ground and sustaining the pressure on the magpies who were struggling to repel our attacks.
Jackson was then in the thick of the action as he was for most of the game trying to feed the ball out of the pack to our outside players.
When the ball came out of the forward line, our boys were set up across the middle to rebound straight back into the forwards and with a great switch across the middle by Denver we were back in for another scoring opportunity.
When the ball managed to get past the middle of the ground and into our defensive end, Harrison was again working hard with the rest of the backs which resulted in a free kick to him and a good kick back to the midfield.
Toby D. was applying great tackling pressure through the middle and was imposing himself on the game with support from Damien and Luke who linked up a play of handballs through the middle to get another forward opportunity which was beaten by the siren signalling the end of the 1st Quarter.
A great start to the game by the whole team with the score at Drummoyne 0.1.1 to Magpies 0.0.0.
After a quick drink, some encouraging words from the Coach and a change of ends, the boys were back into it maintaining the same pressure across the ground that they started in the 1st Quarter.
Duke, Luke and Damien combined beautifully for a clearance out of the middle which was turned over and allowed the opposition a rare movement into their forward line which was met by Russell who gathered, did a brilliant blind turn out of trouble and cleared a kick forward which found it’s way to Damien who marked in the back pocket.
The ball was caught in the midfield and after a ball up, Russell was again involved with a tap out of the ruck to Denver who was racking up the bounces across the midfield and sent another penetrating kick forward. The opposition backs were working overtime and managed to get the ball back to the midfield but due to some fantastic tackling pressure from Luke he caught his opposition player holding the ball and was ready to send the ball back forward.
Toby started to get busy in the pack and when William I. had a great clearance from a stoppage his kick forward found Harrison who worked hard to get the ball to Lachlan C who goaled with our first major on the board.
After the bounce, William M. and Duke combined to get the ball forward again where Harrison had created space over the back and with his shot on goal was unlucky to miss and registered a point on the board.
A solid quarter by the boys with the scoreboard now seeing Drummoyne Black on 1.2.8 against a solitary goal by the Magpies 1.0.6.
Denver was imposing himself again through the middle and he started the quarter off with a great piece of tap work in the ruck which landed in Lachlan C. hands followed by another penetrating kick forward.
Lochlan D. was applying consistent pressure in the forward line to keep the ball locked in and through a great tackle got the opposition holding the ball which allowed a shot on goal that just fell short.
William I. was working hard with Jackson and Toby which resulted in a great goal on the run by Lochlan D which lifted the whole team who were starting to dominate all over the ground.
Harrison got a good tap out the middle to Duke who passed to Denver to clear the ball from the middle and into the forward line where Lochlan D. bobbed up again with great roving off the hands and a second goal for the quarter.
The ball went back to the centre where the boys through Jackson and Harrison got the ball back down to Lochlan D. who was unstoppable and had another shot on goal which registered a behind and took his tally for the quarter to 2 goals 1 point.
Denver who was drifting across the middle sent the ball forward and via Damien the kick was sent to Cooper on the lead who was pushed in the back and got a free out in the forward pocket. The shot on goal fell short but the pressure remained to keep the ball up forward and Cooper followed up his kick and through his pressure the ball spilled to Lochlan D. who was looking for another shot on goal but was beaten by the siren.
The defensive pressure by Russell and Damien throughout this quarter along with Lachlan C who by this stage was gathering an impressive number of possessions around the ground restricted the opposition to a single goal and the score at 3 quarter time saw the Power on 3.3.21 to the Magpies 2.0.12.
A final rev up by the Coach had the boys ready to bring home a strong effort and a full 4 quarter game.
Luke started the quarter off with a clearance out of the middle to William M. who managed a quick handpass to William I who lifted his eyes and sent the ball forward to Denver. Denver spotted up Cooper who was running his opposition around the forward 50 and when the ball spilled and was gathered by the opposition, Cooper applied a strong tackle and received a holding the ball free kick.
Cooper sent the ball towards goal but again fell short and was sent out of the forward line by the Magpies. Lachlan C. who was busy racking up kicks and intercept marks across the middle passed the ball to Duke who hand passed to Jackson and the ball was sent straight back to our forward line where Cooper took a strong chest mark and lined up right in front of the big sticks.
His shot sailed close to the goal post and with the technology of a goal review it might have registered as a goal but the goal umpire who was closest to the action signalled a point and a kick in by the Magpies got things back underway.
Damien, Luke and Jackson were again combining with the brilliant tackling pressure of Lochlan D. to create pressure at the stoppage. Lachlan C. who was untouchable passed with great skills off the left foot to Denver for another kick forward where William I. and William M. worked well together to get the ball to Jackson to keep the ball going forward.
The final siren went and the boys were spent. The combined team pressure all over the ground saw the final score at Drummoyne Black: 3.4.22 to the Magpies: 2.0.12.
A great team effort by the boys with the highlights being the increased talking around the field, fantastic tackling pressure and the team starting to transition the training exercises from Wednesday night to look for a player in space.
The coaches encouragement award this week went to Cooper and special mention goes to Lachlan C., Lochlan D., Denver, Luke, William I. and Russell who played out of his skin in the first half.
U9 Silver v Western Suburbs White: Round One
Drummoyne Power u 9 Silver played a very competitive game under new coach Sam.
The team welcomed new recruits Gabriel, Jasper C & Samuel who found their feet really quickly and slotted in as though they had been team members for years.
Defence was very strong across the park, this paved the way in the first term for excellent service to Alex who kicked 3 goals.
Lukas took some great marks and applied a lot of pressure with several smothers.
Jake & Hamish were very busy and great in Defence. Hamish pulled off the tackle of the day.
Xabi’s big kicking help get us down the park and he was very strong in attack & defence.
Alex was very involved and looked good with ball in hand.
Jake with a quick transfer from hand to foot with a quick goal.
Jasper V found a lot of space & worked well with Miles & Gabriel.
Jasper C & Samuel had solid 3rd & 4th terms.
We kept West scoreless in the 2nd & 3rd terms.
Fionn & Angus had a lot of possessions & overall it was very good to see that the boys had stepped up and looked impressive
Power 30 def West 28
Under 8 Silver vs U8 Whites
Round One: Five Dock
Both teams were very evenly matched and displayed a wide array of skills that must have been honed and developed in the off season!! The most impressive part of the play from both teams was the teamwork and the communication between the players. And it looked like they were having a lot of fun in their first game of the season.
The Silver Players
Yoshi was everywhere on the day. He kicked, he blocked, he smothered, he ran, he marked, and he well and truly enjoyed himself. The crowd witnessed Yoshi make perhaps one of the biggest clearing kicks from fullback seen at Five Dock. Yoshi showed a lot of athleticism, and team awareness. He always put the team first, particularly if he saw another player in a better position to kick for goal. Yoshi, well done on such a great game!
Will was solid in defence in the first 3rd. Will’s clearing kicks from the back were well directed and long. Will displayed great energy and enthusiasm throughout the game. Will’s excellent goal in the third 3rd was so well deserved, and followed some great lead up work and an excellent hand pass from Jacob. Will’s combination with Yoshi down the right side of the field was also a revelation, and I am sure that was noted by the coach!
Jacob has picked up from where he left off last year. In the first 3rd, Jacob kicked a classic goal off the right foot, after a great catch. Jacob followed up with another goal soon after. In the second 3rd, Jacob showed all round versatility with excellent defensive work. Jacob has vision on the footy field, and this was shown by his hand passing and kicks to team mates such as Yoshi and Will (which led to a goal). Jacob pressured the opponents in defence, and was energetic in the field. Great touches and fantastic work on the ball. Well done Jacob!
Luc had a wonderful game, with great kicks in mid field and an excellent kick for goal in the second 3rd. When he played at fullback, Luc’s clearing kicks were a highlight, particularly the way he directed his kicks out to the flanks. Luc applied great pressure in defence with Charlie in the third 3rd. Luc’s kicking game was really top notch, whether it was kicks to other team mates, or kicks from the back or up the front. Luc is one to watch this season!
Daniel is such a valuable member of the Silvers, because he always follows the ball, he never loses concentration, and he works so well with his team mates, particularly up the middle of the field. He had a great snap for goal in the first 3rd, and followed it up with another excellent goal after receiving an incisive hand pass from Jacob. To show off all of his burgeoning skills, a hand pass from Daniel in the third 3rd capped off a wonderful game! Big things this year, Daniel!
Oliver is the “go to” man of this team. Oliver gets the job done, in defence and in attack. Oliver’s kicks and passes to Riley and Jacob highlighted his busy workload throughout the whole game. Oliver runs fast, and made some wonderful runs up the middle with the ball, which put the team in a great position to score goals. Oliver shows a very good kicking style as well, the way he holds the ball out in front ready to kick the ball down-field. Excellent work Oliver!
Charlie did some excellent calling for the ball when he was in the forwards. He was busy all around the field, and showed some real kicking ability with a big booming attempt at goal in the second 3rd. Not to be denied, Charlie kicked his first goal of the season in the third 3rd, and really got into the tempo of the game. Charlie’s hand pass to a team mate in the third 3rd did not go unnoticed either, and shows great team awareness.
Riley, I looked up those who wore number 3 like you. All I can say, you are in good company. Chris Judd and Michael Voss would have been impressed with your wonderful kick at goal and your hand passing early in the game. Excellent clearing kick from the back in the second 3rd as well, followed up by more great kicks down the middle of the field. Riley worked very well with his team mates, especially Jacob when it came to hand passing and kicking in general play.
A great start to the season by all who played, both the Silver and the White teams. Well done!
Well done Anthony on your first game as coach! And thank you to the Drummoyne Whites and their coaches and manager for such a wonderful game to watch.
Meet Rafferty (at the SCG, in black, with his eyes firmly focused on the ball) one of our awesome U8 Auskickers.
Rafferty recently played Auskick at half-time during Round 3 of the AFL Premiership season at the Sydney Swans vs GWS Giants game at the SCG. Here are Rafferty’s thoughts from the day:
What is your name? Rafferty
What age division do you play in? U8
What position did you play in during the Swans vs Giants game on the 18th April? I played in the centres.
What was your favourite thing about playing at halftime? I was playing in front of a big crowd at my favourite ground.
What do you like best about playing Auskick? I have lots of fun and it’s challenging. It makes me a better AFL player, which is what I want to be when I grow up.
Who is your favourite team in the AFL? Geelong Cats
Who is your favourite player in the AFL? Jimmy Bartel. He’s number 3.
What would you say to or ask your favourite player if you ever had them over to your house for dinner? Which one of Geelong’s premierships was your favourite? And who was your favourite player? And how old were you when you started playing football?
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!