Hostplus League

Harry Boyd wins 2022 Jack Oatey Medal

Norwood's Harry Boyd reacts after receiving the 2022 Jack Oatey Medal. Picture - David Mariuz


Norwood’s Harry Boyd heard the external noise questioning whether his team had a genuine ruckman at the start of the Hostplus SANFL League season.

By the time the final siren sounded in the 2022 Grand Final, with his Redlegs in front by a point, Boyd had every reason to silence the doubters in his after-match interview.

Instead, the boy from Shepparton did everything but, choosing to shine a light on his heroic teammates – particularly match-winner Matthew Panos and midfielder Nik Rokahr, who was playing under duress with a foot injury.

But the plaudits should come for the West End State ruckman, who registered an astonishing 64 hit outs while also collecting 20 disposals, seven marks (three contested) and three clearances.

The 24-year-old can also claim responsibility for tapping the ball into the path of Panos to kick the winning goal, nearly 27 minutes into the final term.

Boyd finished with 23 votes to place ahead of gutsy North Adelaide midfielder Campbell Combe on 15 and Redlegs defender Jack Heard on 8.

2022 Jack Oatey Medal Leaderboard

Player Club Votes
Harry Boyd Norwood 23
Campbell Combe North 15
Jack Heard Norwood 8
Jay Rantall Norwood 4
Will Combe North 2
Cameron Craig North 1
Pierce Seymour Norwood 1

Norwood’s Harry Boyd is presented with his medal by Marina Oatey. Picture – David Mariuz

Jack Oatey Medal - Expert Voting

Expert 3 2 1
Matt Duldig - SANFL GM Rantall C. Combe Heard
Zac Milbank - SANFL Media Boyd Heard C. Combe
Joel Cross - SANFL Now Boyd C. Combe W. Combe
Andrew Capel - The Advertiser Boyd Heard C. Combe
John Casey - Channel 7 Boyd C. Combe Seymour
Rod Jameson - ABC Grandstand C. Combe Boyd Craig
Mark Ross - SEN SA Boyd C. Combe Heard
Stephen Rowe - FIVEaa Boyd C. Combe W. Combe
Andrew Jarman - Triple M Boyd Heard Rantall
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