Xavier College wins the Premier Schools Boys Cup 2022


Football Victoria (FV) in partnership with SSAV hosted the Premier Schools Boys Cup on Friday August 26 at the Darebin International Sports Centre.

The 2022 Premier School Boys Cup, the first since 2019, is an opportunity for schools to compete and compete for bragging rights as Victoria’s Premier Football Association and School.

Each school participating in the contest has won their association’s championship, is currently at the top of their association’s ladder, or is among the top-ranked teams within their association’s draw.

Xavier College (APS) beat Penleigh and Essendon Grammar (AGSV) 1-0 in a hotly contested football match.

Both teams excelled all day, winning three of their group matches each and then their respective semi-finals to work their way to the Grand Final.

FV participation manager Chelsea Hooper said the day went by in good spirits.

“It was good to see teams from opposite sides of town supporting, watching and cheering each other on as the players stood out and played well,” she said.

Regardless of match results, all teams maintained a positive attitude and remained ready for the rest of their matches of the day.

“The teams never gave up and came out with a fighting spirit in every game.”

The referees kept the ball rolling and stuck to the schedule throughout the day with almost 20 pool matches played before the finals.

Kardinia International College goalkeeper James Lamson stood out, making sensational saves and even saving a penalty against eventual champions Xavier College.

The pupils involved from all teams had a great experience playing in the Premier Schools Boys Cup.

Jai from Penleigh and Essendon Grammar said he was grateful to have the opportunity to take part in the day.

“It was an incredible day as a player, being able to represent my school in a

positive way alongside some good friends of mine,” he said.

FV are gearing up to hold the Premier Schools Girls Cup on Wednesday August 31 at the John Ilhan Memorial.

In this year’s tier, we also welcome School Sport Victoria (SSV) schools to compete for the first time.

FV have developed a strong relationship with SSV and are delighted to see the teams that won the SSV Premier League in March taking part in the FV and SSAV – Premier Schools Football Cups.

Admission is free for spectators and matches start at 9.20am.

Eight school associations will compete to be crowned girls champions, the competing teams are below:




Loyola College


Ivanhoe High School


Wesley College


Kardinia International College


Bacchus Marsh Grammar


St. Monica’s College


Mercy College


Maribyrnong C Girls


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