2022 Herald Sun Shield concludes with three more titles won
The 2022 Herald Sun Shield came to its conclusion on Thursday with a triple-header of division two Grand Finals played at Sandringham.
On the final day of this year’s competition, Our Lady of Mercy College Heidelberg (Senior Girls Division Two), Maribyrnong College (Intermediate Girls Division Two) and Rowville Secondary College (Intermediate Boys Division Two) came away with 2022 Herald Sun Shield titles.
This year was the first time Victoria’s premier interschool football competition, which brings together the best school football teams from different associations across the state, was contested since 2019, with the COVID pandemic wiping out the past two editions.
Across the two months of 2022 Herald Sun Shield action, more than 850 players represented 34 school teams from 12 school associations and competed in eight divisions – four girls and four boys. There were 10 match days, including grand finals, semi-finals and lightning carnivals, played at seven different venues.
On Thursday at Trevor Barker Beach Oval, the day commenced with a very strong Maribyrnong College team beating Avila College from Mt Waverley by 83 points in the Intermediate Girls Division Two Grand Final.
Forward-midfielder Piper Dixon and captain Sierra Grieves both starred for Maribyrnong, while Stacia Stevenson was Avila’s best.
The Intermediate Boys Division Two Grand Final followed and it was a tough contest between Rowville Secondary College and Saint Ignatius College Geelong. Rowville led for most of the day and came home with five goals with the wind in the last quarter to win by 30 points.
Rowville midfielders Lachy Dovaston and Christian Moraes both had huge games and kicked three and two goals respectively, while for Saint Ignatius, Harry Sedgeman was prolific and Harry Morphett kicked two goals.
In the final game of the day, the Senior Girls Division Two decider between Our Lady of Mercy College from Heidelberg and Sacred Heart College Geelong, a three-goals-to-one opening term in favour of Our Lady of Mercy College got them away to a strong start and they held a lead throughout, eventually prevailing by 16 points.
Ava Jordan found a huge amount of the ball for Our Lady of Mercy College and was awarded the best-on-ground medal, while Annabel Goodison had an exceptional game and Madeline Ellis kicked two goals. For Sacred Heart, Lila Richard and Kate Martin were named best and Michaela Payne kicked two goals.
Adding to the 2022 competition was NewsCorp live streaming all matches via their Kommunity TV (kommunitytv.com) platform, which helped to expose the Herald Sun Shield to broader audiences.
2022 Herald Sun Shield – Results from Thursday September 8
Trevor Barker Beach Oval, Sandringham
Intermediate Girls Division 2 Grand Final
Maribyrnong College 13.21 (99)
Avila College 2.4 (16)
Best players: Piper Dixon, Sierra Greives, Evie Fitzgerald, Caelen Lowry, Tayla Olivieri, Payten Zervopoulos
Goal kickers: Piper Dixon 2, Evie Fitzgerald 2, Alex McBride-Loane, Ruby Gibson, Zoe Hurring, Jayla Rutley, Elle Price, Camryn Bux, Sierra Greives
Best players: Stacia Stevenson, Angie Torcasio, Emma DiPetta, Charlotte Brewer, Sienna Berndaro, Alannah Fililipovic
Goal kickers: Daisy Bird, Angie Torcasio
Best-on-ground medal: Piper Dixon (Maribyrnong College)
Intermediate Boys Division 2 Grand Final
Rowville Secondary College 11.10 (76)
Saint Ignatius College Geelong 6.10 (46)
Rowville Secondary College
Best players: Lachy Dovaston, Christian Moraes, Devan LaFontaine, Jack Von Ferson, Jordie Hider, Zak Smith
Goal kickers: Lachy Dovaston 3, Christian Moraes 2, Jordan Hider 2, Archie LeClerc, Jackson Honey, Cooper Hynes, Devan La Fontaine
Saint Ignatius College Geelong
Best players: Harry Sedgeman, Lachlan Mclean, Will Smith, Kian Gee, Marley Cornell, Tom Snowden
Goal kickers: Harry Morphett 2, Daniel Lowther, Noah Jeffrey, Billy Hayward, Will Lane
Best-on-ground medal: Lachy Dovaston (Rowville Secondary College)
Senior Girls Division 2 Grand Final
Our Lady of Mercy College, Heidelberg 6.7 (43)
Sacred Heart College Geelong 4.3 (27)
Our Lady of Mercy College
Best players: Ava Jordan, Annabel Goodison, Annabel Bourke, Madeline Ellis, Clare Moody, Megan Girolami
Goal kickers: Madeline Ellis 2, Megan Girolami 2, Ava Jordan, Annabel Goodison
Sacred Heart College Geelong
Best players: Lila Richard, Kate Martin, Sophie Mahar, Leila Owens, Michaela Payne, Mia Tucker
Goal kickers: Michaela Payne 2, Bianca Decker, Jo Sunderland
Best-on-ground medal: Ava Jordan (Our Lady of Mercy College)
2022 Herald Sun Shield Grand Final results:
Senior Div 1: Caulfield Grammar 9.9 (63) def. Rowville Secondary College 2.5 (17)
Senior Div 2: Our Lady of Mercy College Heidelberg 6.7 (43) def. Sacred Heart College Geelong 4.3 (27)
Intermediate Div 1: Clonard College Geelong 5.6 (36) def. Ballarat Clarendon College 4.2 (26)
Intermediate Div 2: Maribyrnong College 13.21 (99) def. Avila College 2.4 (16)
Senior Div 1: Whitefriars College 4.4 (28) def. St Patrick’s College Ballarat 2.9 (21)
Senior Div 2: Padua College 12.9 (81) def. MacKillop College Werribee 5.3 (33)
Intermediate Div 1: St Patrick’s College Ballarat 7.9 (51) def. Parade College 5.17 (47)
Intermediate Div 2: Rowville Secondary College 11.10 (76) def. Saint Ignatius College Geelong 6.10 (46)
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Rowville Secondary College after defeating Saint Ignatius College Geelong in the 2022 Herald Sun Shield Intermediate Boys Division Two Grand Final at Trevor Barker Beach Oval, Sandringham on Thursday September 8, 2022. Photo: Graham Denholm / AFL Photos
Maribyrnong College after defeating Avila College in the 2022 Herald Sun Shield Intermediate Girls Division Two Grand Final at Trevor Barker Beach Oval, Sandringham on Thursday September 8, 2022. Photo: Graham Denholm / AFL Photos