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Victorian Football League
General Information
Founded 17 May, 1877. Melbournemarker
Previous Names Victorian Football Association (VFA)
Current Clubs Bendigo Bombers

Box Hill Hawks

Casey Scorpions

Coburg Tigers

Collingwood Magpies

Frankston Dolphins

Geelong Cats

North Ballarat Roosters

Northern Bullants

Port Melbourne Boroughs

Sandringham Zebras

Werribee Tigers

Williamstown Seagulls
Former Clubs Albert Park

Ballarat

Ballarat Imperial

Barwon

Beechworth

Bendigo Diggers

Berwick

Brighton

Brighton/Caulfied

Brunswick

Camberwell

Carlton

Castlemaine

Caulfield

Collingwood

Dandenong

Dandenong Redlegs

East Melbourne

Essendon Association

Essendon

Fitzroy

Footscray

Geelong

Geelong Association

Geelong West

Hawthorn

Heidelberg (2nd Div. club)

Hotham

Inglewood

Kilsyth

Melbourne

Melbourne City

Moorabbin

Mordialloc

Murray Kangaroos

North Melbourne

Northcote

Oakleigh

Prahran

Richmond

Rochester

St Kilda

South Ballarat

South Melbourne

South Williamstown

Standard

Sunshine

Tasmanian Devils

Traralgon

University

Victoria United

Victorian Railways

Waverley

West Melbourne

Yarraville
Stadiums Preston City Ovalmarker

Bellerive Ovalmarker

Box Hill City Oval

Burbank Oval
Casey Fields

Chirnside Park

Coburg City Ovalmarker

Frankston City Oval

Kardinia Parkmarker

Northern Oval

North Hobart Ovalmarker

North Port Ovalmarker

Punt Road Ovalmarker

Princess Park

Queen Elizabeth Ovalmarker

Trevor Barker Beach Ovalmarker

Windy Hillmarker

York Parkmarker


2008 Season
Premiers North Ballarat Football Club
Minor Premiers Port Melbourne Borough
Wooden Spoon Tasmanian Devils
JJ Liston Trophy James Podsiadly
Highest Goal Kicker Nick Sautner
Total Attendance Unknown
Average Match Attendance Unknown
The Victorian Football League, formerly known as the Victorian Football Association (VFA) is the premier league in Victoria (not counting the Australian Football League, a national competition which evolved from the former Victorian Football League and still has 10 of its 18 clubs based in Victoria). For historical purposes, the present VFL is sometimes referred to as the VFA/VFL. Formed in 1877, immediately after the foundation of a similar body in South Australiamarker, it is the second-oldest Australian rules football league, replacing the loose affiliation of clubs that had been the hallmark of the early years of a game which was first played as early as 1850s.

Today the VFL is a regional Australian semi-professional competition featuring 14 teams from throughout Victoriamarker. It should not be confused with the previously-mentioned national Australian Football League, which was originally known as the Victorian Football League (VFL). The VFL broke away from the VFA prior to the 1897 season and evolved into the AFL in the early 1990s. Because of its history, it is sometimes referred to as the VFL/AFL. After the VFL/AFL became recognised as the national competition, the VFA adopted the VFL name, effective from season 1996. Many Victorian AFL clubs affiliate with VFL clubs, and as a result the league partly serves as a reserves competition for the AFL.

History

The Victorian Football Association (VFA) was founded in 1877 on 17 May. The new governing body replaced an earlier system where club delegates met informally to decide on the rules, the selection of the winner of the Challenge Cup, the division of clubs into Senior and Junior status, and other matters of mutual interest. The VFA continued to list its teams as being of either Senior or Junior status.

Foundation Senior clubs of the VFA were Albert Park, Carlton, East Melbourne, Essendon, Hotham, Melbourne, St. Kilda & West Melbourne. The Junior section of the VFA originally included such clubs as Ballarat, Hawthorn, Northcote, South Melbourne, Standard, Victoria United, Victorian Railways and Williamstown. During its early years, many clubs dropped in and out and there were erratic promotions between the Senior and Junior sections. Hawthorn, Northcote, Standard, Victoria United, Victorian Railways and Williamstown dropped out within a year or so but Hawthorn, Northcote and Williamstown were all to return at various times.

Interestingly, in the early years, the compilation of fixtures was not done by the VFA but was the responsibility of each club secretary (a system that had evolved before the formation of the Association). Therefore, in a typical season, a club would play against other VFA teams (both Senior and Junior), non-VFA Victorian clubs, and even interstate teams.

At the end of each season, the VFA announced the Premier team. This was usually the club with the most wins, but that may not have been the case if the VFA felt that the leading team had had too many wins against junior clubs. Therefore, there are examples of the Premiership being given to the club with the second-highest number of wins.

From 1878 the Association recorded the number of behinds, but with only goals counting towards a win, thus the number of draws was extremely high. The number of players on the field was usually 20 but when a Senior and Junior team met, the Junior club was usually allowed to field extra players; there were no reserves and if a player was injured the team was a man short.

After the 1896 season, eight clubs broke away to form the Victorian Football League (VFL) [ie. Carlton, Collingwood, Essendon, Fitzroy, Geelong, Melbourne, St Kilda and South Melbourne]. The VFA continued to be an independent body. In 1908 Richmond also shifted to the VFL (along with Metropolitan Football League club University) and in 1925 VFA clubs Footscray, Hawthorn and North Melbourne) also defected to the VFL.

A number of rule changes were adopted during the last years of the 19th Century and the first years of the 20th:

  • From 1897 behinds (1 point) were counted towards the score. (The VFL also changed its scoring system in the same year.)


  • The 'little mark' was abolished in 1897. A 'little mark' was taken when a player passed the ball by foot at least two yards (1.83 m) generally from a pack of players. It was difficult for umpires to pick out 'little marks' in scrimmages. It was abolished to open up play. (The VFL also abolished it in the same year.)


  • Also in 1897 the number of players was reduced from 20 to 18. This worked well as it gave players more freedom around the packs. Since then there have been a few modifications to the VFA's on-field numbers: 1908 - to 17; 1912 - to 16; 1918 - reverted to 18; 1959 - to 16; 1992 - reverted to 18. (The VFL changed from 20 to 18 two years after the VFA [1899] and has had 18 players on the ground ever since.)


  • An order-off rule was also introduced in 1898 but only lasted for two seasons as it was not popular with either players or umpires. Umpires were never sure how rough things had to get before they could order a player off, rather than awarding a free kick to an opponent. (The VFL has never had an order-off rule.)


  • In 1903 the VFA introduced its first finals. Prior to this, the four teams at the top of the ladder at the end of what are now called home-and-away games made up the 'final four'. (The VFL had introduced finals in 1897.)


Between at least 1900 and 1902, there was a short-lived VFA 2nd Division consisting of junior clubs such as Heidelberg.

The first regular radio broadcasts of VFA games were made by 3XY, a little after the station commenced operations in 1935. The commentator was Wallace Sharland who had earlier been the first to describe VFL matches, that being on 3AR in 1923. (Jumbo Sharland was a former Geelong player and, at one time, a newspaper football reporter.) In 1954 3AK began broadcasting VFA games, albeit only for a season or two. In 1966 Network Ten began to televise Sunday games. The 1970s also saw broadcasts on 3UZ, while local Geelongmarker station, 3GL, broadcast all Geelong West matches. In 1982, the then-dominant Melbourne sports radio station, 3AW, broadcast the Grand Final. In 2003 3AK evolved into sports radio station SEN 1116, and provided a coverage of VFL matches, but this was discontinued after they won the rights to broadcast the AFL (Australian Football League), as from the 2007 season. In the 2007 and 2008 seasons, Radio 1611 Double X began broadcasting VFL matches. The station was the first to podcast replays.(Details of current broadcasts are found below - "Radio".)
Oakleigh's 1950 premiership side
During the 1940s, there were talks between the VFA and VFL towards an amalgamation of the two bodies with the VFA initially forming a second division of the VFL. The negotiations broke down over the issue of promotion and relegation. The VFA wanted an automatic promotion of each Division Two premier, while the bottom Division One team at the end of each season, would have been automatically relegated. On the other hand, the VFL wanted these two teams to play off for promotion and relegation.

An award for the Best and Fairest VFA player was instigated in 1923, one year prior to the VFL's Brownlow Medal but many years after the South Australian Magarey Medal was first awarded in 1898. The VFA award was originally known as the Recorder Cup but, from 1945, it was renamed the Liston Trophy after John James Liston who was VFA President for 15 years (1929–1943), and Life Member of the Association prior to his death in 1944. The Liston Trophy (now in the form of a medal) is still presented annually.

During the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, as Melbournemarker expanded geographically, the VFA embarked on a deliberate plan to establish its presence in new areas by expanding the number of teams, most of these coming from the newer, outer suburbs. In 1960, because of the large number of teams, the VFA was split into First and Second Divisions, the First Division originally having 10 teams, and Second Division seven. There was a promotion and relegation system between the two Divisions.

The VFA also pioneered night and Sunday games. After years of losing ground to the VFL, the VFA's launch of Sunday games in 1960 was a turning point for the better. Eventually, most games were played on a Sunday, while the VFL played its games on Saturdays. This was similar to the College/Pro football day divide still present in the US. The Victorian Government supported the VFA's new-found vigour, and banned the VFL from holding games on Sundays.

The VFA's demise may be said to have commenced in 1982 when the VFL moved the struggling South Melbourne Swans to Sydney. All Sydney Swans home games were played on Sunday and televised. This move basically destroyed the VFA's television ratings, and in 1986 Network Ten stopped broadcasting matches. This role was later taken on by the ABCmarker, but on a much lower-profile basis.

Merger with the AFL

In 1990, the VFL renamed itself the Australian Football League. The VFA evolved into the Victorian Football League in 1995, a change which caused much debate at the time. In the same year (1995) powerhouse clubs North Ballarat and Traralgon joined the nine existing teams. The new VFL adopted the original League logo, but featured a gold "V" and football, to reflect the colours of the former VFA logo. The logo reverted to the original VFL's blue and white, a few years later.

In 1989, after the Seven network was given exclusive rights to broadcast VFL/AFL, the ABCmarker increased its television commitment to the VFA/VFL in lieu of telecasting the VFL/AFL games. It attracted good ratings. Despite this, the early 1990s was a difficult period for the League, with many sides, including stalwart sides such as Oakleigh, Prahran and Dandenong leaving the competition or becoming defunct, and others, like the competition's oldest member Williamstown, on the verge of folding.

In the 1990s, AFL sides began affiliating with VFL clubs, effectively making the VFL for some a reserves competition for Victorian clubs in the national competition. Some clubs thought of this as a means of not only improving their player list and onfield success, but to attract support from AFL fans and members. More recently, some clubs, such as Frankston and Port Melbourne have resisted or abandoned this trend and seen it as being more advantageous not to affiliate.

Following season 1999, the AFL's reserves competition was disbanded, and most AFL clubs launched their own "stand alone" VFL team. Those clubs were Carlton, Collingwood, Essendon, Geelong, Kangaroos, Richmond and St Kilda. Box Hill aligned with Hawthorn, Port Melbourne with the Sydney Swans, Sandringham with the Demons, while the Western Bulldogs aligned half their list with Werribee and the other half with Williamstown. Eventually the standalone teams folded or merged with older VFA clubs. In the meantime, clubs began switching affiliation with different AFL clubs, Collingwood linking with Williamstown from 2001–2007, Essendon with Bendigo, becoming the Bendigo Bombers from 2003–present, Carlton with the Northern Bullants from 2003–2008, Richmond with Coburg (2001–2008), and St Kilda with the Casey (née Springvale) Scorpians (2001–2008). Meanwhile, the Western Bulldogs spent 2001–2007 aligned with Werribee before again returning to an affiliation with Williamstown, to commence in season 2008. Sydney dropped out of the competition, allowing the Kangaroos to have an allegiance with Port Melbourne (2003–2004), before sharing those on their playing list who were not selected for AFL duty between North Ballarat and Tasmania (2006–2007). A body of the North Melbourne Kangaroos from 2001–2003, the Murray Kangaroos, was also created as clubs from both leagues shuffled around in an attempt to find the right balance.

As the AFL had made it easier for AFL Clubs to field their own VFL teams in 2008, Collingwood (like Geelong) became a club with teams in both Leagues. At the end of the 2008 season, the Tasmanian Devils withdrew from the VFL as the governing body of Tasmanian football elected to concentrate on re-forming their previously defunct state-wide league.

These days the VFL is moderately popular in Victoria, although not nearly as well-supported as the dominant Australian Football League.

Salary Cap

The VFL is classed as a semi-professional competition.

In 2007 the league had a salary cap of $185,000 excluding service payments. There are a significantly higher number of AFL reserves due to affiliations with Victorian clubs, but player payments for these appearances is apparently not included in the VFL's salary cap.

Attendance

Attendances are small by AFL standards, and generally less than the SANFL and WAFL, with an average of between 1,000-2,000 in attendance.

The VFL does not publish home and away attendance figures as some games are played as AFL curtain raisers, however various sources quote attendances for some games of the stronger clubs that maintain home records of their own.

Recent Finals Series

Year Grand Final Clubs Venue Crowd Total Finals Series Attendance
2009 North Ballarat def Northern Bullants Docklands Stadiummarker 14,026
2008 North Ballarat def Port Melbourne Docklands Stadiummarker 11,641
2007 Geelong def Coburg Princes Parkmarker 13,842 ?
2006 Sandringham def Geelong Princes Parkmarker 6,000 ?
2005 Sandringham def Werribee Princes Parkmarker 9,000 45,118
2004 Sandringham def Port Melbourne Princes Parkmarker ? 38,656
2003 Williamstown def Box Hill Princes Parkmarker 10,500 43,573
2002 Geelong def Port Melbourne Princes Parkmarker 11,500 ?


Television

ABC Victoriamarker broadcasts one match a week live on Saturday afternoons during the home and away season, as well as broadcasting most finals matches.In 2006 and 2007 ABC2 showed replays of VFL matches late on Wednesday nights to a national audience. but in 2008 they stopped showing replays.

C31 Melbourne currently covers VFL football on The Local Footy Show. However, in 2009 the VFL announced that, beginning in 2010, Channel 31 Melbourne will also telecast some VFL games, as well as covering the TAC Cup, Victorian Country Football League, Victorian Women's Football League and the AFL Victoria Youth Girls Competition.

Radio

Commencing in 1993, 3SER-fm (Casey FM) has broadcast at least one VFL match per weekend. It was the only radio station to cover both the VFL reserves and seniors Grand Finals. Their coverage can be picked up on radio on 97.7 FM or via the web on www.3ser.org.au [38698].

In 2008, 3WBC 94.1 FM began broadcasting Box Hill Hawks home games. This began with the Round 2 game between Box Hill Hawks and Tasmania. This coverage can also be heard on the web at www.3wbc.org.au [38699].

Although no longer broadcasting on a regular basis (see history section) SEN (1611 AM) has reserved the right to broadcast VFL finals and certain other games. They also have a weekly VFL panel show.

In 2009 the VFL announced that, as from the 2010 season, 774 ABC Melbourne will simulcast the ABC TV VFL coverage.

Internet raidio station Live VFL (at www.livevfl.com.au [38700]) currently broadcasts one VFL game per round.

Details of earlier broadcasts are listed in the History section (above).

Clubs

Current Clubs

Club City Home Ground AFL Affiliate
Bendigo Bombers Bendigo, Victoriamarker Queen Elizabeth Ovalmarker Essendon
Box Hill Hawks Box Hill, Victoriamarker Box Hill City Oval Hawthorn
Casey Scorpions City of Casey, Victoriamarker Casey Fields, Cranbourne Eastmarker Melbourne
Coburg Tigers Coburg, Victoriamarker Coburg City Ovalmarker Richmond
Collingwood Magpies Collingwood, Victoriamarker Victoria Park, Melbournemarker Collingwood
Frankston Dolphins Frankston, Victoriamarker Frankston Parkmarker none
Geelong Cats Geelong, Victoriamarker Kardinia Parkmarker Geelong
North Ballarat Roosters Ballarat, Victoriamarker Northern Oval North Melbourne (partial)
Northern Bullants Preston, Victoriamarker Preston City Ovalmarker Carlton
Port Melbourne Borough Port Melbourne, Victoriamarker North Port Ovalmarker none
Sandringham Zebras Sandringham, Victoriamarker Trevor Barker Beach Ovalmarker St Kilda
Werribee Tigers Werribee, Victoriamarker Chirnside Parkmarker North Melbourne (partial)
Williamstown Seagulls Williamstown, Victoriamarker Burbank Oval Western Bulldogs


Jumpers

Image:Bendigo Bombers Jumper.svg|BendigoImage:Box Hill Hawks Jumper.svg|Box HillImage:Casey Scorpions Jumper.svg|CaseyImage:Coburg Tigers Jumper.svg|CoburgImage:Collingwood Magpies Jumper.svg|CollingwoodImage:Frankston Dolphins Jumper.svg|FrankstonImage:Geelong Cats Jumper.svg|GeelongImage:North Ballarat Roosters Jumper.svg|North BallaratImage:Northern Bullants Jumper.svg|Northern BullantsImage:Port Melbourne Borough Jumper.svg|Port MelbourneImage:Sandringham Zebras Jumper.svg|SandringhamImage:Werribee Tigers Jumper.svg|WerribeeImage:Williamstown Seagulls Jumper.svg|Williamstown

Past Clubs

The VFL has undergone significant format changes since its induction which means several clubs have either left the league or changed identity for different reasons.



Club Participation Timeline

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Season Results

VFA 1877-1994

From 1888, the VFA published a list of the final four clubs at the end of what are now called home-and-away matches. The listings (below) 1877-1887 are based on various newspaper reports as researched by Graeme Atkinson and published in his book Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Australian Rules Football ... (1982, The Five Mile Press, Melbourne).

Finals series (initially the Argus system, and from 1933 the Page-McIntyre system) were introduced in 1903 and, therefore from that date, the listing (below) reflects that situation after the finals.

In 1989 the VFA changed from a Final Four to a Final Five.

Year PREMIER RUNNER-UP THIRD FOURTH
1877 Carlton Melbourne Hotham Albert Park
1878 Geelong Melbourne Carlton Hotham
1879 Geelong Carlton South Melbourne Melbourne
1880 Geelong South Melbourne Carlton Melbourne
1881 South Melbourne Geelong Carlton Melbourne
1882 Geelong Essendon South Melbourne Carlton
1883 Geelong South Melbourne Carlton Melbourne
1884 Geelong Essendon Hotham South Melbourne
1885 South Melbourne Essendon Geelong Carlton
1886 Geelong South Melbourne Carlton Port Melbourne
1887 Carlton Geelong South Melbourne Fitzroy
1888 South Melbourne Geelong Williamstown Carlton
1889 South Melbourne Carlton Port Melbourne Essendon
1890 South Melbourne Carlton Essendon Fitzroy
1891 Essendon Carlton Fitzroy South Melbourne
1892 Essendon Fitzroy Geelong Melbourne
1893 Essendon Melbourne Geelong South Melbourne
1894 Essendon Melbourne South Melbourne Fitzroy
1895 Fitzroy Geelong Melbourne Collingwood
1896 Collingwood South Melbourne Essendon Melbourne
1897 Port Melbourne North Melbourne Footscray Williamstown
1898 Footscray North Melbourne Port Melbourne Richmond
1899 Footscray North Melbourne Port Melbourne Williamstown
1900 Footscray Williamstown Richmond Prahran
1901 Port Melbourne Richmond North Melbourne Williamstown
1902 Richmond Port Melbourne North Melbourne Williamstown
1903 North Melbourne Richmond Footscray West Melbourne
1904 North Melbourne Richmond Footscray Port Melbourne
1905 Richmond North Melbourne Williamstown Port Melbourne
1906 West Melbourne Footscray Richmond North Melbourne
1907 Williamstown West Melbourne Richmond Footscray
1908 Footscray Brunswick Essendon Association Williamstown
1909 Brunswick Prahran Essendon Association Footscray
1910 North Melbourne Brunswick Essendon Association Prahran
1911 Essendon Association Brunswick North Melbourne Prahran
1912 Essendon Association Footscray North Melbourne Brunswick
1913 Footscray North Melbourne Essendon Association Brunswick
1914 North Melbourne Footscray Essendon Association Williamstown
1915 North Melbourne Brunswick Williamstown Port Melbourne
1916-17: VFA footabll suspended on account of World War I.
Year PREMIER RUNNER-UP THIRD FOURTH
1918 North Melbourne Prahran Brunswick Port Melbourne
1919 Footscray North Melbourne Brunswick Northcote
1920 Footscray Brunswick North Melbourne Port Melbourne
1921 Williamstown Footscray Port Melbourne Brunswick
1922 Port Melbourne Footscray North Melbourne Williamstown
1923 Footscray Port Melbourne Williamstown Hawthorn
1924 Footscray Williamstown Northcote Brunswick
1925 Brunswick Port Melbourne Northcote Coburg
1926 Coburg Brighton Northcote Port Melbourne
1927 Coburg Brighton Port Melbourne Preston
1928 Coburg Port Melbourne Brighton Preston
1929 Northcote Port Melbourne Preston Brunswick
1930 Oakleigh Northcote Williamstown Yarraville
1931 Oakleigh Northcote Preston Port Melbourne
1932 Northcote Coburg Camberwell Preston
1933 Northcote Coburg Port Melbourne Yarraville
1934 Northcote Coburg Preston Prahran
1935 Yarraville Camberwell Northcote Coburg
1936 Northcote Prahran Brunswick Camberwell
1937 Prahran Brunswick Brighton Yarraville
1938 Brunswick Brighton Northcote Prahran
1939 Williamstown Brunswick Prahran Northcote
1940 Port Melbourne Prahran Williamstown Preston
1941 Port Melbourne Coburg Prahran Preston
1942-44: VFA football suspended on account of World War II.
Year PREMIER RUNNER-UP THIRD FOURTH
1945 Williamstown Port Melbourne Coburg Camberwell
1946 Sandringham Camberwell Williamstown Port Melbourne
1947 Port Melbourne Sandringham Williamstown Prahran
1948 Brighton Williamstown Brunswick Northcote
1949 Williamstown Oakleigh Brighton Northcote
1950 Oakleigh Port Melbourne Brighton Williamstown
1951 Prahran Port Melbourne Oakleigh Sandringham
1952 Oakleigh Port Melbourne Coburg Yarraville
1953 Port Melbourne Yarraville Williamstown Prahran
1954 Williamstown Port Melbourne Northcote Moorabbin
1955 Williamstown Port Melbourne Preston Moorabbin
1956 Williamstown Port Melbourne Box Hill Brunswick
1957 Moorabbin Port Melbourne Williamstown Preston
1958 Williamstown Moorabbin Port Melbourne Box Hill
1959 Williamstown Coburg Sandringham Oakleigh
1960 Oakleigh Sandringham Williamstown Yarraville
Year Division PREMIER RUNNER-UP THIRD FOURTH
1961 1st

2nd
YARRAVILLE

Northcote
WILLIAMSTOWN

Dandenong
MOORABBIN

Camberwell
SANDRINGHAM

Preston
1962 1st

2nd
SANDRINGHAM

Dandenong
MOORABBIN

Prahran
COBURG

Preston
WILLIAMSTOWN

Box Hill
1963 1st

2nd
MOORABBIN

Preston
SANDRINGHAM

Waverley
YARRAVILLE

Prahran
COBURG

Sunshine
1964 1st

2nd
PORT MELBOURNE

Geelong West
WILLIAMSTOWN

Sunshine
COBURG

Mordialloc
SANDRINGHAM

Brighton-Caulfield
1965 1st

2nd
WAVERLEY

Preston
PORT MELBOURNE

Mordialloc
DANDENONG

Northcote
SANDRINGHAM

Sunshine
1966 1st

2nd
PORT MELBOURNE

Prahran
WAVERLEY

Geelong West
PRESTON

Northcote
YARRAVILLE

Sunshine
1967 1st

2nd
DANDENONG

Oakleigh
PORT MELBOURNE

Geelong West
SANDRINGHAM

Frankston
PRESTON

Sunshine
1968 1st

2nd
PRESTON

Geelong West
PRAHRAN

Williamstown
SANDRINGHAM

Sunshine
DANDENONG

Werribee
1969 1st

2nd
PRESTON

Williamstown
DANDENONG

Sunshine
PORT MELBOURNE

Coburg
SANDRINGHAM

Box Hill
1970 1st

2nd
PRAHRAN

Coburg
WILLIAMSTOWN

Box Hill
WAVERLEY

Sunshine
PORT MELBOURNE

Brunswick
1971 1st

2nd
DANDENONG

Sunshine
PRESTON

Brunswick
SANDRINGHAM

Caulfield
OAKLEIGH

Yarraville
1972 1st

2nd
OAKLEIGH

Geelong West
DANDENONG

Caulfield
WILLIAMSTOWN

Yarraville
PRESTON

Brunswick
1973 1st

2nd
PRAHRAN

Caulfield
OAKLEIGH

Brunswick
DANDENONG

Waverley
PORT MELBOURNE

Camberwell
1974 1st

2nd
PORT MELBOURNE

Coburg
OAKLEIGH

Brunswick
GEELONG WEST

Waverley
DANDENONG

Camberwell
1975 1st

2nd
GEELONG WEST

Brunswick
DANDENONG

Camberwell
PORT MELBOURNE

Sunshine
COBURG

Frankston
1976 1st

2nd
PORT MELBOURNE

Williamstown
DANDENONG

Mordialloc
PRESTON

Frankston
CAULFIELD

Northcote
1977 1st

2nd
PORT MELBOURNE

Mordialloc
SANDRINGHAM

Yarraville
C0BURG

Camberwell
BRUNSWICK

Oakleigh
1978 1st

2nd
PRAHRAN

Frankston
PRESTON

Camberwell
PORT MELBOURNE

Oakleigh
DANDENONG

Yarraville
1979 1st

2nd
COBURG

Camberwell
GEELONG WEST

Oakleigh
PORT MELBOURNE

Mordialloc
PRAHRAN

Williamstown
1980 1st

2nd
PORT MELBOURNE

Brunswick
COBURG

Yarraville
GEELONG WEST

Waverley
SANDRINGHAM

Williamstown
1981 1st

2nd
PORT MELBOURNE

Camberwell
PRESTON

Waverley
SANDRINGHAM

Mordialloc
FRANKSTON

Werribee
1982 1st

2nd
PORT MELBOURNE

Northcote
PRESTON

Caulfield
COBURG

Oakleigh
GEELONG WEST

Brunswick
1983 1st

2nd
PRESTON

Springvale
GEELONG WEST

Brunswick
PORT MELBOURNE

Mordialloc
SANDRINGHAM

Oakleigh
1984 1st

2nd
PRESTON

Box Hill
FRANKSTON

Oakleigh
GEELONG WEST

Brunswick
CAMBERWELL

Caulfield
1985 1st

2nd
SANDRINGHAM

Brunswick
WILLIAMSTOWN

Oakleigh
COBURG

Sunshine
PRESTON

Caulfield
1986 1st

2nd
WILLIAMSTOWN

Box Hill
COBURG

Sunshine
FRANKSTON
Prahran
PRESTON

Oakleigh
1987 1st

2nd
SPRINGVALE

Prahran
PORT MELBOURNE

Waverley
WILLIAMSTOWN

Werribee
FRANKSTON

Sunshine
1988 1st

2nd
COBURG
Oakleigh
WILLIAMSTOWN

Sunshine
PRESTON
Werribee
PORT MELBOURNE

Dandenong
Year PREMIER RUNNER-UP THIRD FOURTH FIFTH
1989 Coburg Williamstown Box Hill Springvale Frankston
1990 Williamstown Springvale Preston Coburg Werribee
1991 Dandenong Werribee Box Hill Springvale Port Melbourne
1992 Sandringham Williamstown Prahran Box Hill Werribee Tigers
1993 Werribee Tigers Port Melbourne Springvale Prahran Frankston
1994 Sandringham Box Hill Springvale Dandenong Redlegs Frankston


VFL 1995-present

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Year PREMIER RUNNER-UP THIRD FOURTH FIFTH (SIXTH) (SEVENTH) (EIGHTH)
1995 Springvale Sandringham Port Melbourne Frankston Werribee
1996 Springvale Frankston
1997 Sandringham Frankston
1998 Springvale Werribee
1999 Springvale North Ballarat
2000 Sandringham North Ballarat
2001 Box Hill Hawks Werribee
2002 Geelong Port Melbourne
2003 Williamstown Box Hill Hawks
2004 Sandringham Port Melbourne
2005 Sandringham Werribee
2006 Sandringham Geelong Northern Bullants Williamstown Frankston North Ballarat Werribee Coburg Tigers
2007 Geelong Coburg Tigers Williamstown North Ballarat Sandringham Port Melbourne Casey Scorpions Bendigo Bombers
2008 North Ballarat Port Melbourne Williamstown Werribee Casey Scorpions Frankston Coburg Tigers Northern Bullants
2009 North Ballarat Northern Bullants Port Melbourne Collingwood Williamstown Box Hill Casey Scorpions Geelong


See also



References

  1. http://www.austadiums.com/sport/event.php?eventid=9523
  2. http://www.austadiums.com/sport/event.php?eventid=8348
  3. Australian Stadiums :: VFL GF: Geelong v Coburg
  4. ABC TV Guide


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