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AFL - KEY FACTS

Official name
Australian Football League

Known as
AFL

Duration
1897–2022B

Headquarters
140 Harbour Esplanade, Docklands, VIC, 3008

Phone
1300 722 515

Website
afl.com.au

Affiliated competitions (Current)
Premiership Season 1897-2022; Women's Premiership Season 2017-2022B; Women's Under-18 Championships 2010-2022; Night/Pre-Season Competition 1956-2022; Under-19 Championships 1953-2022

Affiliated competitions (Historical)
AFLX 2018-2019; Women's Winter Series 2018-2019; Women's Exhibition Series 2013-2016; Reserves 1919-1999; Under 19s 1946-1991


Premiership Season

Official Name
V/AFL Premiership Season

Duration
1897–2022

Affiliated clubs (Current)
Carlton (VIC) 1897-2022; Collingwood (VIC) 1897-2022; Essendon (VIC) 1897-2022; Geelong (VIC) 1897-2022; Melbourne (VIC) 1897-2022; Sydney (VIC) 1897-2022; St. Kilda (VIC) 1897-2022; Richmond (VIC) 1908-2022; North Melbourne (VIC) 1925-2022; Western Bulldogs (VIC) 1925-2022; Hawthorn (VIC) 1925-2022; Brisbane (QLD) 1987-2022; West Coast (WA) 1987-2022; Adelaide (SA) 1991-2022; Fremantle (WA) 1995-2022; Port Adelaide (SA) 1997-2022; Gold Coast (QLD) 2011-2022; Greater Western Sydney (NSW) 2012-2022

Affiliated clubs (Historical)
Fitzroy (VIC) 1897-1996; University (VIC) 1908-1914

Affiliated grounds (Current)
Adelaide Oval; Bellerive Oval; Carrara Stadium; Cazaly's Stadium; Docklands; Eureka Stadium; Gabba; Kardinia Park; M.C.G.; Manuka Oval; Marrara Stadium; Perth Stadium; S.C.G.; Stadium Australia; Sydney Showground; Traeger Park; York Park

Affiliated grounds (Historical)
Albury Sports Ground; Arden Street; Blacktown; Brisbane Exhibition Ground; Brunswick Street; Canberra Stadium; Coburg City Oval; Corio Oval; East Melbourne; Euroa Memorial Oval; Football Park; Glenferrie Oval; Jiangwan Stadium; Junction Oval; Lake Oval; Moorabbin Oval; North Hobart Oval; Olympic Park; Princes Park; Punt Road; Riverway Stadium; Subiaco Oval; Toorak Park; Victoria Park; W.A.C.A.; Waverley Park; Wellington Stadium; Whitten Oval; Windy Hill; Yallourn Oval; Yarraville Oval

1961 V/AFL Premiership Season

 
 

1961 Ladder

LP Club P W L D For Agn % Pts
1 Hawthorn 18 14 4 0 1467 1173 125.06 56
2 Melbourne 18 12 5 1 1510 1151 131.19 50
3 St. Kilda 18 11 7 0 1373 1173 117.05 44
4 Footscray 18 11 7 0 1334 1216 109.70 44
5 Fitzroy 18 10 7 1 1469 1258 116.77 42
6 Geelong 18 10 7 1 1367 1362 100.37 42
7 Essendon 18 9 8 1 1462 1335 109.51 38
8 Carlton 18 9 9 0 1279 1325 96.53 36
9 Collingwood 18 5 12 1 1166 1375 84.80 22
10 Richmond 18 5 13 0 1126 1428 78.85 20
11 South Melbourne 18 5 13 0 1187 1644 72.20 20
12 North Melbourne 18 4 13 1 1133 1433 79.07 18
  H&A 108 105 105 3 15873 15873 100.00 432
  Finals 4 4 4 0 570 570 100.00 16
  Total 112 109 109 3 16443 16443 100.00 448

1961 Round by Round

Round 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 1SF | 2SF | PF | GF

Round 1[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Fitzroy1.15.55.66.10 46 Sat 15-Apr-1961 2:15 pm Brunswick Street31,787
Melbourne4.65.810.1410.15 75 Melbourne won by 29 points[Stats]
Geelong4.54.1011.1813.18 96 Sat 15-Apr-1961 2:15 pm Kardinia Park23,973
Collingwood3.55.75.78.9 57 Geelong won by 39 points[Stats]
Hawthorn3.63.86.137.14 56 Sat 15-Apr-1961 2:15 pm Glenferrie Oval20,000
South Melbourne2.05.58.911.15 81 South Melbourne won by 25 points[Stats]
North Melbourne1.25.66.68.10 58 Sat 15-Apr-1961 2:15 pm Arden Street24,000
Essendon3.54.66.116.13 49 North Melbourne won by 9 points[Stats]
Richmond3.34.57.811.8 74 Sat 15-Apr-1961 2:15 pm Punt Road20,000
Footscray3.07.710.815.12 102 Footscray won by 28 points[Stats]
St. Kilda2.33.44.65.8 38 Sat 15-Apr-1961 2:15 pm Junction Oval30,400
Carlton0.24.66.76.12 48 Carlton won by 10 points[Stats]

Round 2[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Carlton1.24.48.49.5 59 Sat 22-Apr-1961 2:15 pm Princes Park30,000
Fitzroy0.62.95.116.18 54 Carlton won by 5 points[Stats]
Collingwood0.23.53.133.16 34 Sat 22-Apr-1961 2:15 pm Victoria Park25,000
Richmond0.51.115.137.15 57 Richmond won by 23 points[Stats]
Essendon2.08.211.513.7 85 Sat 22-Apr-1961 2:15 pm Windy Hill23,000
St. Kilda2.48.78.139.15 69 Essendon won by 16 points[Stats]
Melbourne2.53.104.135.14 44 Sat 22-Apr-1961 2:15 pm M.C.G.34,640
Hawthorn3.14.58.811.10 76 Hawthorn won by 32 points[Stats]
South Melbourne2.04.39.812.8 80 Sat 22-Apr-1961 2:15 pm Lake Oval24,258
Geelong2.37.710.812.12 84 Geelong won by 4 points[Stats]
Footscray1.45.136.1513.19 97 Sat 22-Apr-1961 2:15 pm Western Oval22,178
North Melbourne4.24.28.48.4 52 Footscray won by 45 points[Stats]

Round 3[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Essendon3.15.55.78.9 57 Tue 25-Apr-1961 2:20 pm Windy Hill32,000
Melbourne3.45.68.1111.16 82 Melbourne won by 25 points[Stats]
Richmond0.13.53.76.9 45 Tue 25-Apr-1961 2:20 pm Punt Road27,650
South Melbourne5.38.810.1412.17 89 South Melbourne won by 44 points[Stats]
Carlton2.24.37.411.6 72 Sat 29-Apr-1961 2:15 pm Princes Park34,254
Footscray4.58.129.1411.15 81 Footscray won by 9 points[Stats]
Collingwood4.25.710.1412.16 88 Sat 29-Apr-1961 2:15 pm Victoria Park26,574
North Melbourne2.55.68.69.8 62 Collingwood won by 26 points[Stats]
Hawthorn2.46.610.1313.17 95 Sat 29-Apr-1961 2:15 pm Glenferrie Oval21,500
Fitzroy2.34.86.810.9 69 Hawthorn won by 26 points[Stats]
St. Kilda2.65.711.1012.11 83 Sat 29-Apr-1961 2:15 pm Junction Oval29,300
Geelong1.13.54.106.14 50 St. Kilda won by 33 points[Stats]

Round 4[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Fitzroy2.36.712.1413.17 95 Sat 6-May-1961 2:15 pm Brunswick Street17,861
Richmond4.38.510.516.12 108 Richmond won by 13 points[Stats]
Geelong1.74.146.167.19 61 Sat 6-May-1961 2:15 pm Kardinia Park21,437
Essendon7.47.714.1022.11 143 Essendon won by 82 points[Stats]
Melbourne2.24.38.712.9 81 Sat 6-May-1961 2:15 pm M.C.G.40,572
St. Kilda2.24.810.812.12 84 St. Kilda won by 3 points[Stats]
North Melbourne2.14.35.48.7 55 Sat 6-May-1961 2:15 pm Arden Street13,500
Hawthorn3.34.59.1212.13 85 Hawthorn won by 30 points[Stats]
South Melbourne2.63.115.137.14 56 Sat 6-May-1961 2:15 pm Lake Oval25,624
Carlton5.36.311.411.6 72 Carlton won by 16 points[Stats]
Footscray3.54.87.1310.13 73 Sat 6-May-1961 2:15 pm Western Oval34,029
Collingwood0.15.35.310.4 64 Footscray won by 9 points[Stats]

Round 5[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Collingwood3.16.37.48.7 55 Sat 13-May-1961 2:15 pm Victoria Park30,560
Fitzroy4.48.911.1416.20 116 Fitzroy won by 61 points[Stats]
Geelong0.21.94.107.13 55 Sat 13-May-1961 2:15 pm Kardinia Park18,873
Melbourne1.41.710.1217.18 120 Melbourne won by 65 points[Stats]
Hawthorn1.56.98.149.21 75 Sat 13-May-1961 2:15 pm Glenferrie Oval31,000
Essendon2.16.18.312.4 76 Essendon won by 1 point[Stats]
North Melbourne0.68.1010.1511.17 83 Sat 13-May-1961 2:15 pm Arden Street21,500
Carlton4.18.113.417.7 109 Carlton won by 26 points[Stats]
Richmond5.111.412.513.7 85 Sat 13-May-1961 2:15 pm Punt Road22,500
St. Kilda6.47.88.1511.20 86 St. Kilda won by 1 point[Stats]
South Melbourne2.25.610.1112.12 84 Sat 13-May-1961 2:15 pm Lake Oval26,748
Footscray2.25.49.712.10 82 South Melbourne won by 2 points[Stats]

Round 6[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Essendon7.210.515.920.13 133 Sat 20-May-1961 2:15 pm Windy Hill32,600
South Melbourne0.52.133.176.18 54 Essendon won by 79 points[Stats]
Fitzroy3.211.511.1014.13 97 Sat 20-May-1961 2:15 pm Brunswick Street17,963
North Melbourne4.35.69.1111.13 79 Fitzroy won by 18 points[Stats]
Richmond4.26.78.99.14 68 Sat 20-May-1961 2:15 pm Punt Road24,600
Geelong4.78.811.1016.16 112 Geelong won by 44 points[Stats]
Carlton3.44.85.119.11 65 Sat 27-May-1961 2:15 pm Princes Park33,161
Collingwood1.32.63.97.12 54 Carlton won by 11 points[Stats]
St. Kilda4.35.512.1314.16 100 Sat 27-May-1961 2:15 pm Junction Oval32,900
Hawthorn2.26.48.412.9 81 St. Kilda won by 19 points[Stats]
Footscray1.24.55.69.8 62 Sat 27-May-1961 2:15 pm Western Oval29,490
Melbourne6.26.610.813.9 87 Melbourne won by 25 points[Stats]

Round 7[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Collingwood0.38.812.818.11 119 Sat 3-Jun-1961 2:15 pm Victoria Park28,200
Essendon3.56.58.98.10 58 Collingwood won by 61 points[Stats]
Geelong4.57.710.913.13 91 Sat 3-Jun-1961 2:15 pm Kardinia Park18,683
Footscray0.12.52.104.14 38 Geelong won by 53 points[Stats]
Hawthorn4.75.97.1110.13 73 Sat 3-Jun-1961 2:15 pm Glenferrie Oval15,000
Richmond1.11.53.78.12 60 Hawthorn won by 13 points[Stats]
Melbourne3.28.712.915.14 104 Sat 3-Jun-1961 2:15 pm M.C.G.49,678
Carlton2.26.810.1111.13 79 Melbourne won by 25 points[Stats]
North Melbourne3.36.87.129.14 68 Sat 3-Jun-1961 2:15 pm Arden Street13,000
St. Kilda3.55.68.1311.16 82 St. Kilda won by 14 points[Stats]
South Melbourne3.24.56.77.8 50 Sat 3-Jun-1961 2:15 pm Lake Oval14,500
Fitzroy3.69.913.1117.15 117 Fitzroy won by 67 points[Stats]

Round 8[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Fitzroy4.55.78.1010.14 74 Sat 10-Jun-1961 2:15 pm Brunswick Street28,083
Essendon1.52.104.146.18 54 Fitzroy won by 20 points[Stats]
North Melbourne4.06.89.1211.13 79 Sat 10-Jun-1961 2:15 pm Arden Street16,000
Geelong2.35.55.1011.13 79 North Melbourne drew with Geelong[Stats]
St. Kilda6.412.615.1016.14 110 Sat 10-Jun-1961 2:15 pm Junction Oval28,800
South Melbourne0.30.62.85.16 46 St. Kilda won by 64 points[Stats]
Carlton3.13.35.47.7 49 Mon 12-Jun-1961 2:15 pm Princes Park24,660
Richmond2.66.98.913.11 89 Richmond won by 40 points[Stats]
Melbourne4.88.1314.1417.19 121 Mon 12-Jun-1961 2:15 pm M.C.G.78,465
Collingwood0.13.63.107.10 52 Melbourne won by 69 points[Stats]
Footscray3.57.138.1714.19 103 Mon 12-Jun-1961 2:15 pm Western Oval24,132
Hawthorn5.37.511.1213.13 91 Footscray won by 12 points[Stats]

Round 9[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Collingwood2.16.68.714.10 94 Sat 17-Jun-1961 2:15 pm Victoria Park27,280
St. Kilda4.45.511.1012.12 84 Collingwood won by 10 points[Stats]
Essendon3.26.137.1412.17 89 Sat 17-Jun-1961 2:15 pm Windy Hill25,000
Carlton4.25.37.117.12 54 Essendon won by 35 points[Stats]
Geelong3.15.27.69.7 61 Sat 17-Jun-1961 2:15 pm Kardinia Park14,197
Hawthorn1.14.47.1010.10 70 Hawthorn won by 9 points[Stats]
Richmond3.27.59.612.10 82 Sat 17-Jun-1961 2:15 pm Punt Road13,000
North Melbourne5.47.79.1310.16 76 Richmond won by 6 points[Stats]
South Melbourne1.25.96.98.14 62 Sat 17-Jun-1961 2:15 pm Lake Oval10,260
Melbourne3.35.58.1314.14 98 Melbourne won by 36 points[Stats]
Footscray2.06.28.39.5 59 Sat 17-Jun-1961 2:15 pm Western Oval21,107
Fitzroy4.14.36.59.9 63 Fitzroy won by 4 points[Stats]

Round 10[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Collingwood2.17.211.912.12 84 Sat 24-Jun-1961 2:15 pm Victoria Park24,637
South Melbourne2.23.44.56.8 44 Collingwood won by 40 points[Stats]
Geelong2.64.88.99.10 64 Sat 24-Jun-1961 2:15 pm Kardinia Park16,881
Fitzroy2.15.36.78.9 57 Geelong won by 7 points[Stats]
Hawthorn5.28.211.412.6 78 Sat 24-Jun-1961 2:15 pm Glenferrie Oval21,500
Carlton3.24.64.76.10 46 Hawthorn won by 32 points[Stats]
North Melbourne1.32.83.105.14 44 Sat 24-Jun-1961 2:15 pm Arden Street11,500
Melbourne4.29.511.614.9 93 Melbourne won by 49 points[Stats]
Richmond1.74.1310.1412.20 92 Sat 24-Jun-1961 2:15 pm Punt Road23,000
Essendon2.25.67.1110.14 74 Richmond won by 18 points[Stats]
St. Kilda3.35.66.108.11 59 Sat 24-Jun-1961 2:15 pm Junction Oval28,100
Footscray0.50.72.114.13 37 St. Kilda won by 22 points[Stats]

Round 11[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Carlton0.53.114.1310.18 78 Sat 1-Jul-1961 2:15 pm Princes Park17,936
Geelong3.35.514.1217.16 118 Geelong won by 40 points[Stats]
Essendon4.55.610.1112.11 83 Sat 1-Jul-1961 2:15 pm Windy Hill22,400
Footscray3.28.59.813.14 92 Footscray won by 9 points[Stats]
Fitzroy5.46.47.89.9 63 Sat 1-Jul-1961 2:15 pm Brunswick Street19,291
St. Kilda2.06.67.79.8 62 Fitzroy won by 1 point[Stats]
Hawthorn2.33.710.1113.12 90 Sat 1-Jul-1961 2:15 pm Glenferrie Oval31,500
Collingwood0.31.71.84.12 36 Hawthorn won by 54 points[Stats]
Melbourne5.58.914.1617.18 120 Sat 1-Jul-1961 2:15 pm M.C.G.38,090
Richmond2.52.94.117.12 54 Melbourne won by 66 points[Stats]
South Melbourne5.65.67.129.14 68 Sat 1-Jul-1961 2:15 pm Lake Oval10,500
North Melbourne1.13.63.67.8 50 South Melbourne won by 18 points[Stats]

Round 12[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Carlton1.52.78.89.8 62 Sat 8-Jul-1961 2:15 pm Princes Park14,636
St. Kilda0.41.81.93.12 30 Carlton won by 32 points[Stats]
Collingwood0.22.92.95.11 41 Sat 8-Jul-1961 2:15 pm Victoria Park20,700
Geelong5.55.58.108.10 58 Geelong won by 17 points[Stats]
Essendon1.32.36.89.9 63 Sat 8-Jul-1961 2:15 pm Windy Hill12,800
North Melbourne0.02.62.83.10 28 Essendon won by 35 points[Stats]
Melbourne1.02.34.76.8 44 Sat 8-Jul-1961 2:15 pm M.C.G.29,947
Fitzroy0.12.33.66.8 44 Melbourne drew with Fitzroy[Stats]
South Melbourne0.33.45.47.7 49 Sat 8-Jul-1961 2:15 pm Lake Oval13,860
Hawthorn3.25.47.99.11 65 Hawthorn won by 16 points[Stats]
Footscray0.02.33.46.6 42 Sat 8-Jul-1961 2:15 pm Western Oval16,648
Richmond0.41.64.94.9 33 Footscray won by 9 points[Stats]

Round 13[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Hawthorn3.25.57.68.10 58 Sat 15-Jul-1961 2:15 pm Glenferrie Oval27,500
Melbourne0.12.33.85.10 40 Hawthorn won by 18 points[Stats]
North Melbourne4.76.99.1410.15 75 Sat 15-Jul-1961 2:15 pm Arden Street15,000
Footscray1.26.29.211.6 72 North Melbourne won by 3 points[Stats]
Richmond1.42.55.75.8 38 Sat 15-Jul-1961 2:15 pm Punt Road22,790
Collingwood0.04.74.116.18 54 Collingwood won by 16 points[Stats]
Fitzroy3.54.57.512.13 85 Sat 22-Jul-1961 2:15 pm Brunswick Street24,561
Carlton4.46.139.219.22 76 Fitzroy won by 9 points[Stats]
Geelong3.46.89.1211.16 82 Sat 22-Jul-1961 2:15 pm Kardinia Park18,480
South Melbourne4.36.87.109.13 67 Geelong won by 15 points[Stats]
St. Kilda1.57.89.1413.20 98 Sat 22-Jul-1961 2:15 pm Junction Oval34,600
Essendon3.23.54.77.8 50 St. Kilda won by 48 points[Stats]

Round 14[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Fitzroy5.36.59.1312.15 87 Sat 29-Jul-1961 2:15 pm Brunswick Street23,012
Hawthorn3.38.911.1013.16 94 Hawthorn won by 7 points[Stats]
Geelong3.15.59.611.7 73 Sat 29-Jul-1961 2:15 pm Kardinia Park25,993
St. Kilda1.21.37.610.8 68 Geelong won by 5 points[Stats]
Melbourne4.36.88.1410.18 78 Sat 29-Jul-1961 2:15 pm M.C.G.31,155
Essendon6.19.512.813.9 87 Essendon won by 9 points[Stats]
North Melbourne4.37.68.99.13 67 Sat 29-Jul-1961 2:15 pm Arden Street15,000
Collingwood3.15.36.69.10 64 North Melbourne won by 3 points[Stats]
South Melbourne6.18.212.516.9 105 Sat 29-Jul-1961 2:15 pm Lake Oval14,350
Richmond3.57.88.119.14 68 South Melbourne won by 37 points[Stats]
Footscray5.27.411.712.11 83 Sat 29-Jul-1961 2:15 pm Western Oval21,639
Carlton1.13.25.77.9 51 Footscray won by 32 points[Stats]

Round 15[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Carlton3.39.615.617.9 111 Sat 5-Aug-1961 2:15 pm Princes Park16,880
South Melbourne3.24.64.77.10 52 Carlton won by 59 points[Stats]
Collingwood0.11.45.75.10 40 Sat 5-Aug-1961 2:15 pm Victoria Park22,324
Footscray3.36.49.511.12 78 Footscray won by 38 points[Stats]
Essendon1.36.410.1013.16 94 Sat 5-Aug-1961 2:15 pm Windy Hill27,000
Geelong2.55.106.137.14 56 Essendon won by 38 points[Stats]
Hawthorn5.17.29.315.10 100 Sat 5-Aug-1961 2:15 pm Glenferrie Oval14,000
North Melbourne0.25.55.106.11 47 Hawthorn won by 53 points[Stats]
Richmond2.16.27.59.9 63 Sat 5-Aug-1961 2:15 pm Punt Road15,547
Fitzroy0.43.67.109.14 68 Fitzroy won by 5 points[Stats]
St. Kilda4.35.58.99.12 66 Sat 5-Aug-1961 2:15 pm Junction Oval33,100
Melbourne1.43.115.127.13 55 St. Kilda won by 11 points[Stats]

Round 16[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Carlton3.43.65.149.16 70 Sat 12-Aug-1961 2:15 pm Princes Park15,430
North Melbourne3.56.68.710.8 68 Carlton won by 2 points[Stats]
Essendon1.34.57.1010.12 72 Sat 12-Aug-1961 2:15 pm Windy Hill27,200
Hawthorn5.47.610.911.13 79 Hawthorn won by 7 points[Stats]
Fitzroy1.41.85.1212.20 92 Sat 12-Aug-1961 2:15 pm Brunswick Street23,768
Collingwood5.17.510.810.10 70 Fitzroy won by 22 points[Stats]
Melbourne2.45.89.1412.17 89 Sat 12-Aug-1961 2:15 pm M.C.G.48,245
Geelong2.47.79.1212.15 87 Melbourne won by 2 points[Stats]
St. Kilda5.59.912.1512.19 91 Sat 12-Aug-1961 2:15 pm Junction Oval20,600
Richmond0.00.40.50.8 8 St. Kilda won by 83 points[Stats]
Footscray3.56.77.1214.17 101 Sat 12-Aug-1961 2:15 pm Western Oval19,242
South Melbourne0.80.93.145.16 46 Footscray won by 55 points[Stats]

Round 17[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Collingwood2.15.37.910.12 72 Sat 19-Aug-1961 2:15 pm Victoria Park21,849
Carlton3.49.811.913.10 88 Carlton won by 16 points[Stats]
Geelong3.65.89.811.11 77 Sat 19-Aug-1961 2:15 pm Kardinia Park17,976
Richmond0.12.44.96.10 46 Geelong won by 31 points[Stats]
Hawthorn2.37.411.519.6 120 Sat 19-Aug-1961 2:15 pm Glenferrie Oval34,500
St. Kilda4.18.411.514.7 91 Hawthorn won by 29 points[Stats]
Melbourne2.25.98.1511.22 88 Sat 19-Aug-1961 2:15 pm M.C.G.52,195
Footscray2.24.35.57.6 48 Melbourne won by 40 points[Stats]
North Melbourne4.28.510.1110.15 75 Sat 19-Aug-1961 2:15 pm Arden Street15,000
Fitzroy0.32.54.128.15 63 North Melbourne won by 12 points[Stats]
South Melbourne4.27.510.911.12 78 Sat 19-Aug-1961 2:15 pm Lake Oval14,125
Essendon2.24.59.716.11 107 Essendon won by 29 points[Stats]

Round 18[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Essendon6.56.910.1312.16 88 Sat 26-Aug-1961 2:15 pm Windy Hill18,500
Collingwood2.35.610.813.10 88 Essendon drew with Collingwood[Stats]
Richmond0.31.55.68.8 56 Sat 26-Aug-1961 2:15 pm Punt Road15,177
Hawthorn3.37.710.1011.15 81 Hawthorn won by 25 points[Stats]
Footscray0.36.68.1012.12 84 Sat 26-Aug-1961 2:15 pm Western Oval42,015
Geelong1.64.66.118.15 63 Footscray won by 21 points[Stats]
Carlton4.17.412.1113.12 90 Sat 26-Aug-1961 2:30 pm Princes Park21,863
Melbourne2.48.89.913.13 91 Melbourne won by 1 point[Stats]
St. Kilda2.35.86.1010.12 72 Sat 26-Aug-1961 2:30 pm Junction Oval24,250
North Melbourne2.45.58.119.13 67 St. Kilda won by 5 points[Stats]
Fitzroy4.211.915.1925.29 179 Sat 26-Aug-1961 2:50 pm Brunswick Street12,815
South Melbourne6.39.59.1011.10 76 Fitzroy won by 103 points[Stats]

1961 Ladder

LP Club P W L D For Agn % Pts
1 Hawthorn 18 14 4 0 1467 1173 125.06 56
2 Melbourne 18 12 5 1 1510 1151 131.19 50
3 St. Kilda 18 11 7 0 1373 1173 117.05 44
4 Footscray 18 11 7 0 1334 1216 109.70 44
5 Fitzroy 18 10 7 1 1469 1258 116.77 42
6 Geelong 18 10 7 1 1367 1362 100.37 42
7 Essendon 18 9 8 1 1462 1335 109.51 38
8 Carlton 18 9 9 0 1279 1325 96.53 36
9 Collingwood 18 5 12 1 1166 1375 84.80 22
10 Richmond 18 5 13 0 1126 1428 78.85 20
11 South Melbourne 18 5 13 0 1187 1644 72.20 20
12 North Melbourne 18 4 13 1 1133 1433 79.07 18
  H&A 108 105 105 3 15873 15873 100.00 432
  Finals 4 4 4 0 570 570 100.00 16
  Total 112 109 109 3 16443 16443 100.00 448

First Semi-final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Footscray3.37.79.119.15 69 Sat 2-Sep-1961 2:30 pm M.C.G.86,411
St. Kilda1.43.76.98.12 60 Footscray won by 9 points[Stats]

Second Semi-final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Hawthorn2.16.49.812.8 80 Sat 9-Sep-1961 2:30 pm M.C.G.87,744
Melbourne5.27.49.511.7 73 Hawthorn won by 7 points[Stats]

Preliminary Final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Footscray4.35.411.613.7 85 Sat 16-Sep-1961 2:30 pm M.C.G.86,118
Melbourne0.22.54.68.10 58 Footscray won by 27 points[Stats]

Grand Final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Hawthorn2.43.99.1513.16 94 Sat 23-Sep-1961 2:50 pm M.C.G.107,935
Footscray4.25.56.67.9 51 Hawthorn won by 43 points[Stats]

Footnotes

* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.