U15 Youth Girls – Round 3

Drummoyne Power U15 Youth Girls v Southern Power

Round 3, Heathcote Oval

It was a hot day and big field at Heathcote. Drummoyne played a tough game where the score doesn’t do justice the persistence and hardwork of the Drummoyne girls who got better throughout the game.

In the first quarter the ball was stuck in our back half. Strong tackling and shepherding by our defenders kept Southern Power to only one goal despite relentless attempts. Long clearances from Gabby at fullback really helped.

The second quarter was more contested with better running onto the ball.

Drummoyne players got more used to the long, narrow, field and there was some good running and bouncing.

In the third quarter the Drummoyne girls held their own and the opposition scored only three behinds. Gabby cleared with some long boot-outs from the back. Imogen, Lucinda and Jess did some good marking and shepherding. Thamey and Lara applied good pressure. Hazel and Afeni won some clean possession. Again Afeni, Gabby and Lucinda covered some long distances up field running and bouncing the ball and Grace and Roxy put in some good tackles and handballs in the forward half.

The fourth quarter Drummoyne got on the scoreboard. A mark by Hazel led to a straight kick on goal but a bit of a mixup meant Imogen had to win the ball again from a free to get the kick directly in front. It was some small reward for a hard-fought game. Well done girls!

Southern Power defeated Drummoyne Power 5.6.36 to 1.0.6

U15 Youth Girls – Round 4

Drummoyne Power U15 Youth Girls v Maroubra Saints

Round 4, Sunday 30 April

WOW! First home game of the season at Drummoyne Oval, and the playing ground was in absolutely perfect condition, topped off by sunshine aplenty.

With many of the girls returning back from their school holidays, spirits were high.

The first quarter was played hard, Gabby, Afeni and Imogen worked hard defensively, getting quite physical right from the start. The opposition was the only team to score in this period.

Second quarter saw Drummoyne keep Maroubra from scoring any points for the period. The U12 players, backing up for U15s, started to come into the game with Laura providing some impressive footwork with the ball in hand up in the mid-field. Jessalyn had some great results in the ruck, coming away with the ball on several occasions. Still no luck with any points on the score board.

After the half time break, the girls ran on recharged and keen for the ball. The mid-field efforts of Nurahne were relentless on the ball. On several occasions there were clearing kicks that very nearly put the team into a scoring opportunity.

In the final quarter the scoring of points still eluded them. Imogen continued to put her physical efforts into some heavy shepherding. The girls played to the final horn, in a proud and good sportsmanlike manner.

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U15 Youth Girls – Round 2

U15 Youth Girls Drummoyne Power vs Queenwood

Round Two, St Luke’s Oval

A big cheer onto the ground for Gabby Stanwix who played her 200th game today. Well done Gabby.

Welcome to Grace, and thanks to Laura and Zara from YGU12 who played up today.

Fired up by an U12s guard of honour, Drummoyne started strongly. Afeni took some strong marks in the midfield to win possession for Drummoyne. A great spoil by Gina was followed by a mark by Lucinda and a goal. The centre forwards were tenacious in tackling and scrapping for the ball and Grace showed great skill in getting the ball off the ground. The quarter finished with Drummoyne a point behind. In the second quarter it seemed to go all Queenwood’s way. Structurally, they were quick to flood forward and with height and numbers they kicked several goals.

At half-time, Coach Jeremy reiterated “three ‘golden’ rules: tackle hard, shepherd, and lead”. The girls recited these rules as they ran back on, and responded superbly by wining the third quarter. Afeni and Lucinda were reliable in the backs, Gabby and Jess were everywhere in the midfield and the ball was mostly in the forward 50. Imogen and Thamey applied relentless pressure, and Roxy, Geena, Grace and Hazel chased down, tackled and handballed well. Zara, Laura, Imogen and Lara peppered the goal for one major score and six behinds. The final quarter was again defensive with good pressure and tackling all round. While Queenwood finished with the premiership points, our  girls played with effort and heart.

Information for New Families

Unfortunately, our new family orientation sessions this year were cancelled (twice!) due to wet weather.

We apologise that we were not able to schedule this briefing session.

Please download the attached information. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Resources

The draw, when released, will be available online via Sports TG (formerly Fox Sporting Pulse)

  • Sports TG website version
  • Sports TG also has a free app, available from the Apple App Store and Google Play, called Game Day Sports TG. 

Instructions for finding your team on Game Day Sports TG.

Once you have logged in, select ‘find my team’ and then ‘Australian Football’. Search for ‘SJ Sydney Harbour City’ and then under the tab ‘competition’, and you will find a list of divisions.

Please note that that while your team colour may be black, white or teal, your division may be a different colour. Just look through all the entries for your age group for Drummoyne Power until you find it. Once you’ve found it once, press the star in the top right hand corner, and it will stay on the home screen of the app, so you don’t have to look for it again.

Also, the publication date for the draw is March 29. While it appears that the draw has been loaded ahead of time in some age groups, its veracity cannot be confirmed until March 29. Consider anything you see before then as a draft.

After March 29, the draw is considered the single source of truth. If there is ever any conflicting information about game times or locations, consult the online version of the draw.

 

 

 

 

 

Swans fans

Swans Training Session Moved

IMPORTANT UPDATE

Swans Club Visit moving to the Pavilion (the room above the Greg Davis Stand) at Drummoyne Oval.

Same start time: 4.45pm. Bring your permanent markers, bring your Swans gear, bring your cameras…. and bring your friends!

There will be no sessions at Russell Park. All players to meet at Drummoyne Oval.

U5 Round 1

Updated 4pm 14 March: wet weather training

Auskickers from U5-U7, we’re playing it safe and moving you to Five Dock Indoor Cricket Centre for training at the special time of 4pm.

Training will be indoor from 4pm-5pm (the only time available).

Special call out for parent helpers today – some of our regular coaches can’t make the earlier time so please don’t hesitate to get involved.

U8, your training had been shifted by your age group coordinators to Thursday, with the special Swans Club Visit and Training Session. See you then. If you are desperate for a kick today, join in with the U7s.

The Five Dock Indoor Cricket Centre is located at Unit 1/126 Queens Road, Five Dock. Map reference here.

U9-U10 and Youth Girls: Five Dock Park has been reassessed by the Council and is now CLOSED. If your team/age group has a Plan B – perhaps a fitness session off-field – that will be communicated at a team level so please check your emails.

If these training sessions are outdoors, they MUST be cancelled if there is any thunderstorm activity. Safety is our priority.

U11 practice match at St Luke’s Oval Concord is cancelled.

Our Facebook page will be first with the news.

 

Page updated at 4pm

U14 Youth Girls

YG U14 vs Maroubra Saints, Round 5

YG U14 v Maroubra

Round 5, Drummoyne Oval

With almost a full team this week the girls were ready to play.

The first quarter started strong with our forward pack fighting hard for the ball and the centres having to work hard to stop an attacking Maroubra from scoring.  Gabriella, Annie, Maddie M and Charli all stayed strong in defence – with a big mark by Gabriella to spoil a goal from Maroubra.  Charli was all over the opposition with a massive smother and tackle to turn the ball over.  Showing her versatility as a player, Gabriella also scored the first goal of the game.

In the second quarter, the centres work hard to shepherd and move the ball down to the forwards, with Geena, Charli, Zara, Maia, Cheneale, Kyamara and Natalie digging in to chase every ball and win some tackles.  Annie and Kyamara made a few huge tackles to get the ball back to the forwards for Emily and Jasmine, and two big goals by Maia and Nurahne and 5 behinds scored in the 2nd.

The 3rd quarter we were back again with Rihanna and Afeni dominating with some tough marks and big sprints toward the forwards, with Afeni taking a mark to stop another opposition goal.

Laura, Sarah, Zara and Kaia showed great teamwork and drove through a strong Maroubra defence with one goal scored by Laura.

The 4th quarter we were showing some tiredness, but fought on for an amazing 5 goals, scored under intense Maroubra pressure, by Jasmine 2, Rihanna 2, and Afeni.

A great victory to the Drummoyne Power girls, congratulations!

Thank you to all the girls who played for the opposition throughout the game – great sportsmanship!!

Goal kickers: Rianna 2, Nurahne, Laura, Jasmine 2, Gabriella, Afeni, Maia

Thanks to all of the parents who helped out today!! And a shout-out to all the mums on Mother’s Day!

U14 Youth Girls, you have a gallery of photos from your match. Click into the first image and you’ll be able to scroll through the images (either in preview size or full screen). You can also download from here, if you wish.

Enjoy!

YG U14 vs Mosman, Round 4

 YG U14 v Mosman

Round 4, Middle Head Oval

Well, a tough day at the office for our girls.
An Amazonian Mosman team may have intimidated our much younger and less experienced Drummoyne girls… and the final score reflected a good attacking side, with Mosman winning by a significant margin. But score shmore.
OUR GIRLS DID NOT GIVE UP !!! Talk about tenacious …
Annie, as the final line of defence, had some strong saves and marks on the goal line getting the ball quickly out wide and away. Kaia had an unbelievable energy in defence never giving up in wanting that ball just that bit more than the Mosman girls, and Cheneale had some great tackles to relive over dinner that night.
Nurahne, as well, was instrumental in getting the ball out of the way taking a couple of great marks getting us out of trouble. Zara had a touch on the ball helping build her confidence and we were grateful that Natalie swapped the netball for the Sherrin to use some of her experience on the day with some good defence keeping her player out of the game.
Despite feeling a bit under the weather, Maddy M – as always – was a stalwart and – as always – gave 120%.
Rianna, our smallest player, was a standout defending a Mosman girl almost twice her size … unbelievable … no fear.
Laura was in the same boat for most of the game getting her hands on the ball sometimes. She was just that bit faster – being a bit closer to the ground had some advantage !!
Afeni had a passionate game, wanting the ball desperately and running herself just about into the ground – Afeni and Kyamara had strong attacking games helping the ball down our end of the pitch when they could and as always together with Gabriella, being the strong foundations for the whole team.
Maddie H as well used her experience, height (!!) and skill and was a standout winning the rucks on several occasions taking some great marks and getting the ball back to the right team!!
The attacking team did not get a whole lot of action – Charli had some great runs down the pitch to make some ground. Sarah was fundamental in assisting with the points we did score – Jasmine had the honour of scoring our 1 six pointer in the final quarter – such a great way to finish.
Coach Gabby was awesome – encouraging the team throughout the game, helping them become their absolute best in the last quarter.
Great job, girls !!
Goal scorers: Jasmine
U14 Youth Girls

U14 Youth Girls v Pittwater Tigers

U14YG v Pittwater Tigers

Round 3

Weather apps were compulsively checked all arvo but the massive storm never eventuated, so the girls got their first taste of Friday night footy for the season. And what a tough first game under lights it was!

Drummoyne started well with some excellent tackling, some great pressure from Kaia and attacking play from Rianna. But the Tigers hit the scoreboard in the first quarter and relentlessly peppered away at the goals for the remainder of the night.

The Tigers continued on in the second quarter, the ball not making it past the centre circle into the Drummoyne half all quarter. All of the girls down in the defensive end kept at it though with continued pressure and harassing. Nice work #64 for an attacking run.

In the third quarter Rianna continued with her solid attacking play, Kaia’s defensive pressure was notable and Chloe made an excellent tackle.

In the final quarter the Tigers continued to pummel the goals, but our girls really persisted meaning more behinds than goals scored, with a great kick in from Maia, some good running from Geena, and excellent mark from Chloe and great defensive pressure from Madeline. Jasmine darted around making the play, Zara, Natalie and Madison worked hard all game. But tonight wasn’t our night, and the scoreboard showed that.

Some of the Tigers looked about twice the size of ours, but well done all of you for keeping at it. Thanks to Andrew for stepping up to coach the girls tonight and to Genevieve as manager. Honourable mentions from the coach for Chloe, Rianna, Madeleine, Jasmine and Kaia. Better luck next game, girls!