AFL VICTORIA’S HERALD SUN SHIELD COMPETITIONS PROVIDE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR BOTH MALE AND FEMALE STUDENTS TO TEST THEIR FOOTBALL SKILLS IN FOUR SEPARATE DIVISIONS.

    Herald Sun Shield Premier Competition (Boys)
  • Four School Sports Associations compete in the Herald Sun Shield Competition Division 1
  • Remaining School Sports Associations who wish to compete, will do so in the Herald Sun Shield Competition Division 2
  • Each SSA will complete their Home & Away fixture.
  • SSA winning schools compete in Semi finals on a specified date determined by AFL Victoria
  • Grand Final will be played on the best available venue
  • If School Sport Associations are available to participate, AFL Victoria will introduce a Division 2 competition made up of any remaining SSA’s willing to participate.

* The number of participating associations will determine the format of the Division 2 Grand final


    Herald Sun Shield Premier Competition (Girls)
  • School Sport Associations will compete in two (2) divisions of the Herald Sun Shield Girls Competition
  • 4 School Sport Associations will compete in Division 1 of the Herald Sun Shield Girls Competition
  • Remaining School Sport Associations will compete in Division 2 of the Herald Sun Shield Girls Competition
  • SSA representative schools from both Division 1 and 2 compete (within respective divisions) in Divisional Semifinals on a specified date determined by AFL Victoria.

* A round robin tournament may be played if participating SSAs in Division 2 exceed 4.

  • Grand Final will be played on the best available venue
  • Grand Final for Division 2 will be played immediately after the conclusion of the semi final
  • A consolation final will be played between 3rd and 4th positions for both Division 1 and 2 after the conclusion of the Semifinal

    The AFL Victoria Herald Sun Country Shield
  • This competition is contested by leading country secondary schools (excluding those in the Herald Sun Shield). It will be played in four sections.
  • In each section, schools will play three round-robin matches (To be determined by Regional managers in conjunction with participating schools)
  • Section winners after three matches will progress to the semi-finals (Date to be determined by AFL Victoria)

    The AFL Victoria Herald Sun Country Cup
  • In this competition, each AFL Victoria Country Development Manager will organize participating schools to compete in a regional competition
  • The winner of each region will play off against the winner of another Country Development Officer’s Region to determine the winner of the Herald Sun Country Cup for those two regions.

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