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!