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: http://fairplaytennis.com.au/holiday-camps/

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: australiansportscamps.com.au/nsw20

There are two AFL NSW/ACT holiday camps – the first is at Glover Street Leichhardt on 1-2 July and you can book here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/JULY2015LEICHHARDT.

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: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/JULY2015ALEXANDRIALeichhardt 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 auskick@drummoynepower.com 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!

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)

Holly in ruck for U14 Drummoyne-Willoughby Youth Girls against Pittwater Tigers, Round Four

Club MVP Round 4: Holly, U14 Drummoyne-Willoughby YG

Our Youth Girls finally made it onto the field for the first time in Round Four with wet weather and other scheduling quirks delaying the start of their season until this weekend, when it was double the action!

Our U14 Youth Girls – playing this year as Drummoyne/Willoughby – fronted up for their first game of the season under lights at Drummoyne Oval on Friday night, then turned around for a second game on Sunday against the Pittwater Tigers at North Narrabeen.

Newcomer Holly has had an immediate impact on the team, providing some much needed height in ruck. Holly awed her teammates (and opponents) from the first centre ball-up, sending the Sherrin a long way towards the Drummoyne/Willoughby goal with her well-directed and powerful taps.

Holly had a taste of AFL as an U7 Auskicker then switched to volleyball… and aren’t we glad she gave it another shot in U14 Youth Girls! Those volleyball skills are transferring well to the ruck! Two games into the season, Holly has proved she’s an integral part of the team.

In the Sunday game, Holly suffered a finger injury, but played on, bringing down one of the opposition stars a couple of times with some fabulous tackling skills.

Congratulations, Holly, you are the Club MVP for Round 4. We’ll be entering Holly 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.

Just for the record, Queenwood won the match on Friday night, but it was pleasing to see our girls didn’t give up and really owned the second half. With only eight players on Sunday, Drummoyne/Willoughby was required to forfeit but again showed great promise. This is a team of players coming together for the first time, getting to know each other and learning some great skills…. watch this space!

Holly in ruck for U14 Drummoyne-Willoughby Youth Girls against Pittwater Tigers, Round Four

Holly in ruck for U14 Drummoyne-Willoughby Youth Girls against Pittwater Tigers, Round Four

Holly from U14 Drummoyne-Willoughby Youth Girls at Drummoyne Oval after her first game on Friday night.

Holly from U14 Drummoyne-Willoughby Youth Girls at Drummoyne Oval after her first game on Friday night.

U18 Youth Girls: Round 4 Match Report

Drummoyne Power U18 Youth Girls v Mosman Swans

Drummoyne Oval, Round Four

Drummoyne 2.2.14 defeated By Mosman Swans 3.2.20 

The long awaited start of the season couldn’t come sooner for the girls as weeks of rain and uptight councils denied us our chance to lay down the biggest smack down since wrestle mania 5. It was Friday night, under lights, there was a sense of excitement amongst the girls and we had obviously come switched on and ready to play. The damp dewiness of picturesque Drummoyne Oval made for a slippery affair.

For a lot of girls it was a baptism of fire as Jarawan and Djanala were thrown to the wolves into key positions while first gamers Maya, Maddison and Alice all performed amicably showing positive signs of strong footballing capabilities, well done girls! 

A dominant meat and potatoes display of hard nut footy in the first two quarters set the tone for the game as we tackled our way through the first two quarters applying plenty of pressure and winning plenty of free kicks in general dominating play. Despite our dominance in the midfield we failed to convert and the Swans were able to gracefully and swiftly move the ball out of the backline and come back hard at us, kicking a few goals to take the lead into the last quarter. 

A good contested grab and goal by Gabby S changed the momentum of the game firmly in our favour as we moved the ball long and quickly into our forward line putting more pressure on the Mosman defence than a tiger mum during a piano exam period. Susie and Ebony backed this up with some outstanding defensive efforts, as they thwarted the Swan’s counter attacks allowing us to drive the ball forward once more. The biggest positives to come out of this game was the improvement in intensity, attack on the ball and willingness to take the game on when it came down to it as the game progressed. After a slow start to the season and a number of washed out games it showed the teams potential. 

Goals: Gabby S.,  Djanala S.

Best: Matilda F., Susie A., Frances T., Gabrielle F., and Liz B. 

Injuries: Nil 

Coach’s award: Susie A.

Youth girls team photos

Team Photos: 30-31 May, 3 June

Say Cheese! Team Photos

This year, we’ll be trialling an online booking system for club photos, similar to that used by schools. Photos will be taken at Drummoyne Oval games on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 May. There is a backup day on Wednesday 3 June at Drummoyne Oval.

Managers will be provided with photo envelopes to distribute. If you want to order by cash or cheque, fill these in and return to your manager BEFORE photo day.

Alternatively, you can order online. Go to www.advancedlife.com.au and enter the online code: NT8 T2A YM6.

Select your team and order your package. Follow up with an email to your manager, so they know they don’t have to chase you.

Please note: credit card payments can only be made online, also if you order AFTER photo day, there’s an additional re-order fee applied, so get your orders in beforehand.

 

Laura goals under pressure

Laura (U10 Silver) Club MVP: Round Two

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.

Our nominee for Round Two is Laura from U10 Silver. Laura made her AFL debut last year, so this is her second season playing AFL with Drummoyne Power.

Laura LOVES her footy. She is a die-hard Swans supporter and constantly has a football in her hands, practising drills that Coach Tim sets for the team each week.

After a quiet game in Round One, Laura hit her stride in Round Two, scoring two goals in the first quarter and being in the thick of the action for the whole game. What a confidence boost! She received the Coach’s Team Player of the Week award for her efforts.

Coach Tim says Laura “posesses, and indeed this week kicked her running goals off, a booming ‘Buddy-like’ left boot”.

“Laura very regularly contributes this strongly... Laura is also a coach’s dream in terms of her approach to learning the game and developing her skills,” he said.

As well as playing for U10 Silver this year, Laura has been invited to play in our Youth Girls U14 competition and she’s said she’s willing to give it a go. If this weekend’s form is anything to go by, she’ll be amazing!

Congratulations, Laura, you’re our Club MVP nomination for Round Two.