Congratulations to Dylan Higgs, who became the first player to reach 200 games playing exclusively with Drummoyne Power over the weekend.
Dylan first pulled on a Power jersey at the age of 4 to run onto the field for our U5s… and is now the backbone of the U17 defence. The team did him proud for his 200th outing. Behind at the first break, Power pulled away in the second half to record a 40 point win over the Manly Bombers: 10-10 (70) to 4-6 (30).
Coach Danny Mason, who presented Dylan with a jersey signed by the team before the match, describes Dylan as the “backbone of our defence that is the best in the league for points conceded”.
“He is very rarely beaten in a contest and provides great support, both verbally and physically, to our other defenders. Despite his defensive prowess, I’m sure if you ask Dylan for his season highlight it would be when he went forward in a game earlier in the year and kicked a goal.
“To see all the boys run to him to celebrate shows the respect he has from all of his teammates. We are all pushing to ensure we can end Dylan’s (and the other top-age boys) career at Drummoyne Power with a Premiership.
200 games is a huge achievement. We have posted some shots of the on-field celebrations – and Dylan in action – on our Facebook page. We’d also like to nominate Dylan as our Most Valuable Player for this week’s round. Every week, the Sydney Swans ask junior clubs to nominate their MVP into their weekly competition. If our nominee is selected, they win four tickets to a Swans home game. Good luck, Dylan. And thanks for your dedication to Drummoyne Power.