Under 19s in 2015

18th November, 2014

We have a few exciting announcements to make regarding the Southern Power under 19s team in 2015!


The club is pleased to announce that Simon Closter will be the Head Coach of our U19s in 2015, with Cameron Roe as his Assistant, and Lou Maratheftis as Team Manager.

The Club sees this appointment as an important part of its future development pathway and the appointment of such a high calibre coaching team as important to ensure the success of its U19s, and club, going forward.

Simon ‘Simo’ Closter took the Power to a Division 2 premiership in 2010 and co-
coached us to 2 x Division 1 grand final appearances. For the past 12 months, he has also been a coach in the Swans Academy.

Cameron ‘Roey’ Roe is a club legend in courage, determination and leadership, having played the most senior games for the Sharks/Power. In recent years, he has assisted coaching in the Junior ranks.

We wish ‘Simo’, ‘Roey’ and ‘Lou’ all the best for the season ahead.


Our new initiative, the “U19s only” strength and conditioning program, kicks off tomorrow at Shire Performance Training Centre, 102 Bath Rd, Kirrawee from 7.15pm. Sessions will run on Wednesdays and Saturdays during pre-season.

All current and prospective U19s are invited to attend. Check out the gym set up in the photos below, and bring a mate who is keen to give footy a go.

Shire PTC (2)Shire PTC (1)

Shire PTC (3)

Power Womens coach announced

18th November, 2014

We are pleased to announce that Abraham Caroca will be the coach of the Southern Power Women’s team in 2015.

Having coached the club’s U19s for the last 2 years and prior to that having coached junior sides at Miranda Bombers for many years, Abe brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the role.

As a current Swans Academy Coach, Abe has a coaching CV that his new rivals will find hard to match.

We wish Abe, and the ladies, well for the season ahead, as they attempt to back-up their undefeated premiership of 2014.


And so it begins…

17th November, 2014


Mondays 6:30pm @ Waratah Oval, Sutherland

Thursdays 6:30pm @ Gwawley Oval, Taren Point

Get amongst it.

Senior coach for 2015

13th November, 2014

We are pleased to announce that Jack Dickens has been appointed as Senior Coach (playing) for season 2015.

With playing experience in the AFL Sydney Premier Division and in the Victorian Amateurs, Jack takes on the top job after being an assistant coach in 2014.

Congratulations Jack and all the best for 2015.

Stay tuned to this page for further coaching panel announcements over the coming days.

2014 Annual General Meeting Minutes

5th November, 2014

Southern Power AFC – 2014 Annual General Meeting


Wednesday 22 October 2014


7pm at Club Kirrawee (101 Oak Rd, Kirrawee)


1)    Attendees: Lauren Hodgson, Ryan Murphy, Andrew Denoon, Cameron Roe, Ryan King-Thornburg, Yvette Roma, Kathryn Hull

Apologies: Brian Cloney, Clare O’Brien, Adam Cook, Jason Dunbar, Matthew Crowe


2)    2013 AGM minutes


Tabled and accepted


3)    President’s report on season 2014 (Lauren Hodgson)


Copy attached with minutes, see: 2014 Presidents Report


4)    Financial Report (Ryan King Thornburg)


$22000 started the year (approx)

$9600 holding Waratah

$9000 finishing the year (approx)

Kathryn Hull (2014 registrar) has cash and cheque to bank from remaining rego (tbc amount, approx $500)

We bought a lot of footies and uniforms capital expenditure.

Uniforms are fine for 2015 however may have to buy minimal extras next year in smaller sizes (small shorts and male polos all gone, no x-small were ordered initially).


5)    Constitution Review


It has been identified by the 2014 committee that a review of the club’s Constitution is required. The 2014 Executive Committee recommend that the Constitution be reviewed over the next 12 months by a working group to include the 2015 President, and at least one other member of the 2015 Executive Committee. Following the AGM expressions of interest will be sought from club members to join this working group. Ryan Murphy has agreed to help.


6)    Election of Committee for 2015 season

2015 positions nominated, seconded and accepted:



President: Lauren Hodgson

Vice President: Cameron Roe

Vice Presdient: Brian Cloney

Secretary: Ryan Murphy

Treasurer: Ryan King-Thornburg


Social Committee Manager: Cameron Roe

Football Operations Manager: Remains vacant

Communications Manager: Remains vacant


Subcommittees to also be established under the committee managers. Expressions of interest include:

Social: Yvette Rome, Andrew Denoon, Alex Paul

Football Operations: Remains vacant

Communications: Danielle Dunajcik, Clare O’Brien


7)    Election of non committee roles for 2015 season


Club Registrar: Kathryn Hull

Assistant Club Registrars: Matthew Last, Melissa Ciraolo

Sponsorship Coordinator: Matthew Crowe


8)    General Business
Limited discussions, committee members to follow up vacant committee or sub-committee positions, to
be filled at next meeting preferably

-       Mid November meeting prior to preseason: 9 Nov 2014 TBC

-       Next Wednesday 29 Oct 2014 meeting with execs to discuss coaches


20:35 meeting closed