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Geelong star Georgie Prespakis has been named vice-captain of the AFLW players 22 under-22 team for 2023. Prespakis received the most votes of any player and was named on the wing in the team which was voted for by fans. Prespakis was one of her side’s best in Geelong’s preliminary final loss on Saturday night. Former Calder Cannons Tahlia Gillard was also named in the under-22 team.


Woodend-Hesket has announced Scott Caton as its women’s coach for next year’s Riddell District Football League season. Caton has been a committed member of the Hawks for a number of years playing football with the reserves for the past few years. Prior to coming to the Nest he had been involved in various coaching roles. “The club thinks Scott will bring great energy to the women’s coaching role and will help us to continue to integrate women’s footy as part of the club moving forward,” the club said on social media.


East Sunbury is on top in its match with Eynesbury in the Gisborne and District Cricket Association Johnstone Shield. After winning the toss, the Thunder bowled Eynesbury out for just 82. Skipper Nathan Dent took 5-17 off 14 overs. The Thunder will resume at 0-24 on day two. Riddell has a bye this round.


Malmsbury had a big win, while Lancefield continued its good form in the Gisborne and District Cricket Association Jensen Shield. Malmsbury faced Sunbury United in a one-day game, making 4-216 from its 40 overs. The Bees never got close, bowled out for 146. Lancefield meanwhile finished 5-78 in reply to Romsey’s 74 in a rain shortened game. St Anthony’s and Aintree were the other winners.