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AFL - KEY FACTS

Official name
Australian Football League

Known as
AFL

Duration
1897–2024

Headquarters
140 Harbour Esplanade, Docklands, VIC, 3008

Phone
1300 722 515

Website
afl.com.au

Affiliated competitions (Current)
Premiership Season 1897-2024; Women's Premiership Season 2017-2024; National Championships Under-18 Girls 2010-2024; Night/Pre-Season Competition 1956-2024; National Championships Under-18 Boys 1953-2024

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; Reserves


Reserves

Official Name
V/AFL Reserve Grade Competition

Duration
1919–1999

Affiliated clubs (Historical)
Collingwood Reserves (VIC) 1919-1999; Geelong Reserves (VIC) 1919-1999; Essendon Reserves (VIC) 1919-1999; Richmond Reserves (VIC) 1919-1999; Sydney Reserves (NSW) 1919-1999; Carlton Reserves (VIC) 1919-1999; St. Kilda Reserves (VIC) 1919-1999; Melbourne Reserves (VIC) 1919-1999; Fitzroy Reserves (VIC) 1919-1996; Footscray Reserves (VIC) 1925-1999; Hawthorn Reserves (VIC) 1925-1999; North Melbourne Reserves (VIC) 1925-1999; Brisbane Reserves (QLD) 1989-1992

Affiliated grounds (Historical)
Arden Street; Carrara Stadium; Gabba; Glenferrie Oval; Junction Oval; Kardinia Park; Lake Oval; M.C.G.; Moorabbin Oval; Princes Park; Punt Road; S.C.G.; TBC; Victoria Park; Waverley Park; Whitten Oval; Windy Hill

1981 V/AFL Reserves

 
 

1981 Ladder

LP Club P W L D For Agn % Pts
1 Geelong Reserves 22 19 3 0 2844 1882 151.12 76
2 Richmond Reserves 22 14 8 0 2693 2117 127.21 56
3 North Melbourne Reserves 22 14 8 0 2384 1883 126.61 56
4 South Melbourne Reserves 22 14 8 0 2381 1975 120.56 56
5 Essendon Reserves 22 13 9 0 2165 2091 103.54 52
6 Carlton Reserves 22 11 11 0 2130 2089 101.96 44
7 Collingwood Reserves 22 11 11 0 2216 2235 99.15 44
8 Hawthorn Reserves 22 11 11 0 2173 2269 95.77 44
9 Melbourne Reserves 22 9 13 0 2069 2673 77.40 36
10 Fitzroy Reserves 22 8 13 1 2355 2669 88.24 34
11 St. Kilda Reserves 22 4 17 1 1909 2495 76.51 18
12 Footscray Reserves 22 3 19 0 1846 2787 66.24 12
  H&A 132 131 131 1 27165 27165 100.00 528
  Finals 6 6 6 0 1392 1392 100.00 24
  Total 138 137 137 1 28557 28557 100.00 552

1981 Round by Round

Round 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | EF | QF | 2SF | 1SF | PF | GF

Round 1[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Carlton Reserves9.8 62 Sat 28-Mar-1981 11:10 am VFL Park 
Richmond Reserves21.11 137 Richmond Reserves won by 75 points
Fitzroy Reserves12.16 88 Sat 28-Mar-1981 11:10 am Junction Oval 
Collingwood Reserves27.18 180 Collingwood Reserves won by 92 points
Geelong Reserves22.18 150 Sat 28-Mar-1981 11:10 am Kardinia Park 
Essendon Reserves8.11 59 Geelong Reserves won by 91 points
Melbourne Reserves18.13 121 Sat 28-Mar-1981 11:10 am M.C.G. 
Hawthorn Reserves14.18 102 Melbourne Reserves won by 19 points
North Melbourne Reserves10.15 75 Sat 28-Mar-1981 11:10 am Arden Street 
South Melbourne Reserves13.24 102 South Melbourne Reserves won by 27 points
Footscray Reserves21.11 137 Sat 28-Mar-1981 11:10 am Western Oval 
St. Kilda Reserves15.22 112 Footscray Reserves won by 25 points

Round 2[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Collingwood Reserves14.11 95 Sat 4-Apr-1981 11:10 am Victoria Park 
Footscray Reserves23.21 159 Footscray Reserves won by 64 points
Essendon Reserves19.12 126 Sat 4-Apr-1981 11:10 am Windy Hill 
North Melbourne Reserves15.17 107 Essendon Reserves won by 19 points
Fitzroy Reserves16.13 109 Sat 4-Apr-1981 11:10 am VFL Park 
Melbourne Reserves13.10 88 Fitzroy Reserves won by 21 points
Hawthorn Reserves13.23 101 Sat 4-Apr-1981 11:10 am Princes Park 
Carlton Reserves15.8 98 Hawthorn Reserves won by 3 points
St. Kilda Reserves14.12 96 Sat 4-Apr-1981 11:10 am Moorabbin Oval 
Geelong Reserves25.21 171 Geelong Reserves won by 75 points
South Melbourne Reserves12.15 87 Sat 4-Apr-1981 11:10 am Lake Oval 
Richmond Reserves25.20 170 Richmond Reserves won by 83 points

Round 3[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Carlton Reserves15.12 102 Sat 11-Apr-1981 11:10 am Princes Park 
Fitzroy Reserves19.13 127 Fitzroy Reserves won by 25 points
North Melbourne Reserves11.13 79 Sat 11-Apr-1981 11:10 am Arden Street 
Geelong Reserves15.18 108 Geelong Reserves won by 29 points
Richmond Reserves14.16 100 Sat 11-Apr-1981 11:10 am M.C.G. 
Essendon Reserves16.10 106 Essendon Reserves won by 6 points
St. Kilda Reserves15.17 107 Sat 11-Apr-1981 11:10 am Moorabbin Oval 
Collingwood Reserves25.18 168 Collingwood Reserves won by 61 points
South Melbourne Reserves11.11 77 Sat 11-Apr-1981 11:10 am VFL Park 
Hawthorn Reserves20.20 140 Hawthorn Reserves won by 63 points
Footscray Reserves18.10 118 Sat 11-Apr-1981 11:10 am Western Oval 
Melbourne Reserves30.14 194 Melbourne Reserves won by 76 points

Round 4[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Fitzroy Reserves14.16 100 Sat 18-Apr-1981 11:10 am Junction Oval 
South Melbourne Reserves17.25 127 South Melbourne Reserves won by 27 points
Melbourne Reserves17.14 116 Sat 18-Apr-1981 11:10 am M.C.G. 
St. Kilda Reserves14.11 95 Melbourne Reserves won by 21 points
North Melbourne Reserves13.20 98 Sat 18-Apr-1981 11:10 am VFL Park 
Richmond Reserves22.12 144 Richmond Reserves won by 46 points
Essendon Reserves15.13 103 Mon 20-Apr-1981 11:10 am Windy Hill 
Hawthorn Reserves16.11 107 Hawthorn Reserves won by 4 points
Geelong Reserves20.18 138 Mon 20-Apr-1981 11:10 am Kardinia Park 
Collingwood Reserves12.9 81 Geelong Reserves won by 57 points
Footscray Reserves9.7 61 Mon 20-Apr-1981 11:10 am VFL Park 
Carlton Reserves28.17 185 Carlton Reserves won by 124 points

Round 5[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Collingwood Reserves18.25 133 Mon 25-May-1981 11:10 am Victoria Park 
Melbourne Reserves13.13 91 Collingwood Reserves won by 42 points
Essendon Reserves21.14 140 Mon 25-May-1981 11:10 am VFL Park 
Fitzroy Reserves17.11 113 Essendon Reserves won by 27 points
Hawthorn Reserves16.18 114 Mon 25-May-1981 11:10 am Princes Park 
North Melbourne Reserves10.20 80 Hawthorn Reserves won by 34 points
Richmond Reserves21.10 136 Mon 25-May-1981 11:10 am M.C.G. 
Geelong Reserves17.20 122 Richmond Reserves won by 14 points
St. Kilda Reserves17.12 114 Mon 25-May-1981 11:10 am Moorabbin Oval 
Carlton Reserves12.24 96 St. Kilda Reserves won by 18 points
South Melbourne Reserves27.23 185 Mon 25-May-1981 11:10 am Lake Oval 
Footscray Reserves16.16 112 South Melbourne Reserves won by 73 points

Round 6[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Carlton Reserves19.17 131 Sat 2-May-1981 11:10 am Princes Park 
Collingwood Reserves18.13 121 Carlton Reserves won by 10 points
North Melbourne Reserves17.13 115 Sat 2-May-1981 11:10 am Arden Street 
Fitzroy Reserves12.11 83 North Melbourne Reserves won by 32 points
Richmond Reserves27.20 182 Sat 2-May-1981 11:10 am M.C.G. 
Hawthorn Reserves15.17 107 Richmond Reserves won by 75 points
St. Kilda Reserves14.15 99 Sat 2-May-1981 11:10 am VFL Park 
South Melbourne Reserves25.8 158 South Melbourne Reserves won by 59 points
Footscray Reserves12.9 81 Sat 2-May-1981 11:10 am Western Oval 
Essendon Reserves16.20 116 Essendon Reserves won by 35 points
Geelong Reserves23.24 162 Sat 2-May-1981 11:10 am TBC 
Melbourne Reserves11.14 80 Geelong Reserves won by 82 points

Round 7[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Collingwood Reserves9.15 69 Sat 9-May-1981 11:10 am Victoria Park 
South Melbourne Reserves17.8 110 South Melbourne Reserves won by 41 points
Essendon Reserves16.12 108 Sat 9-May-1981 11:10 am Windy Hill 
St. Kilda Reserves4.8 32 Essendon Reserves won by 76 points
Fitzroy Reserves15.13 103 Sat 9-May-1981 11:10 am Junction Oval 
Richmond Reserves15.10 100 Fitzroy Reserves won by 3 points
Hawthorn Reserves10.10 70 Sat 9-May-1981 11:10 am Princes Park 
Geelong Reserves17.26 128 Geelong Reserves won by 58 points
Melbourne Reserves9.11 65 Sat 9-May-1981 11:10 am M.C.G. 
Carlton Reserves14.17 101 Carlton Reserves won by 36 points
North Melbourne Reserves17.16 118 Sat 9-May-1981 11:10 am VFL Park 
Footscray Reserves12.10 82 North Melbourne Reserves won by 36 points

Round 8[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Collingwood Reserves17.10 112 Sat 16-May-1981 11:10 am VFL Park 
Essendon Reserves11.10 76 Collingwood Reserves won by 36 points
Geelong Reserves15.11 101 Sat 16-May-1981 11:10 am Kardinia Park 
Carlton Reserves18.10 118 Carlton Reserves won by 17 points
Hawthorn Reserves13.13 91 Sat 16-May-1981 11:10 am Princes Park 
Fitzroy Reserves25.17 167 Fitzroy Reserves won by 76 points
Richmond Reserves22.20 152 Sat 16-May-1981 11:10 am M.C.G. 
Footscray Reserves14.15 99 Richmond Reserves won by 53 points
St. Kilda Reserves21.12 138 Sat 16-May-1981 11:10 am Moorabbin Oval 
North Melbourne Reserves14.12 96 St. Kilda Reserves won by 42 points
South Melbourne Reserves16.16 112 Sat 16-May-1981 11:10 am Lake Oval 
Melbourne Reserves17.12 114 Melbourne Reserves won by 2 points

Round 9[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Carlton Reserves10.10 70 Sat 23-May-1981 11:10 am Princes Park 
South Melbourne Reserves24.15 159 South Melbourne Reserves won by 89 points
Fitzroy Reserves19.9 123 Sat 23-May-1981 11:10 am Junction Oval 
Geelong Reserves24.16 160 Geelong Reserves won by 37 points
Melbourne Reserves19.19 133 Sat 23-May-1981 11:10 am M.C.G. 
Essendon Reserves15.13 103 Melbourne Reserves won by 30 points
North Melbourne Reserves22.19 151 Sat 23-May-1981 11:10 am Arden Street 
Collingwood Reserves11.9 75 North Melbourne Reserves won by 76 points
Richmond Reserves24.13 157 Sat 23-May-1981 11:10 am VFL Park 
St. Kilda Reserves16.14 110 Richmond Reserves won by 47 points
Footscray Reserves9.13 67 Sat 23-May-1981 11:10 am Western Oval 
Hawthorn Reserves18.19 127 Hawthorn Reserves won by 60 points

Round 10[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Collingwood Reserves12.13 85 Sat 30-May-1981 11:10 am Victoria Park 
Richmond Reserves8.14 62 Collingwood Reserves won by 23 points
Essendon Reserves12.11 83 Sat 30-May-1981 11:10 am Windy Hill 
Carlton Reserves14.15 99 Carlton Reserves won by 16 points
Fitzroy Reserves10.15 75 Sat 30-May-1981 11:10 am Junction Oval 
Footscray Reserves16.12 108 Footscray Reserves won by 33 points
Geelong Reserves15.16 106 Sat 30-May-1981 11:10 am Kardinia Park 
South Melbourne Reserves14.6 90 Geelong Reserves won by 16 points
Hawthorn Reserves14.11 95 Sat 30-May-1981 11:10 am Princes Park 
St. Kilda Reserves13.8 86 Hawthorn Reserves won by 9 points
Melbourne Reserves5.14 44 Sat 30-May-1981 11:10 am VFL Park 
North Melbourne Reserves20.20 140 North Melbourne Reserves won by 96 points

Round 11[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Carlton Reserves8.11 59 Sat 6-Jun-1981 11:10 am Princes Park 
North Melbourne Reserves15.18 108 North Melbourne Reserves won by 49 points
Richmond Reserves18.14 122 Sat 6-Jun-1981 11:10 am M.C.G. 
Melbourne Reserves24.11 155 Melbourne Reserves won by 33 points
St. Kilda Reserves15.28 118 Sat 6-Jun-1981 11:10 am Moorabbin Oval 
Fitzroy Reserves11.15 81 St. Kilda Reserves won by 37 points
Hawthorn Reserves14.18 102 Mon 8-Jun-1981 11:10 am VFL Park 
Collingwood Reserves16.16 112 Collingwood Reserves won by 10 points
South Melbourne Reserves17.12 114 Mon 8-Jun-1981 11:10 am Lake Oval 
Essendon Reserves13.13 91 South Melbourne Reserves won by 23 points
Footscray Reserves12.10 82 Mon 8-Jun-1981 11:10 am Western Oval 
Geelong Reserves26.17 173 Geelong Reserves won by 91 points

Round 12[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Carlton Reserves21.17 143 Sat 13-Jun-1981 11:10 am Princes Park 
Hawthorn Reserves17.13 115 Carlton Reserves won by 28 points
Geelong Reserves22.24 156 Sat 13-Jun-1981 11:10 am Kardinia Park 
St. Kilda Reserves6.6 42 Geelong Reserves won by 114 points
Melbourne Reserves14.13 97 Sat 13-Jun-1981 11:10 am M.C.G. 
Fitzroy Reserves23.23 161 Fitzroy Reserves won by 64 points
North Melbourne Reserves14.12 96 Sat 13-Jun-1981 11:10 am Arden Street 
Essendon Reserves16.8 104 Essendon Reserves won by 8 points
Richmond Reserves8.14 62 Sat 13-Jun-1981 11:10 am VFL Park 
South Melbourne Reserves11.15 81 South Melbourne Reserves won by 19 points
Footscray Reserves9.15 69 Sat 13-Jun-1981 11:10 am Western Oval 
Collingwood Reserves19.15 129 Collingwood Reserves won by 60 points

Round 13[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Collingwood Reserves16.16 112 Sat 20-Jun-1981 11:10 am Victoria Park 
St. Kilda Reserves15.8 98 Collingwood Reserves won by 14 points
Essendon Reserves13.15 93 Sat 20-Jun-1981 11:10 am Windy Hill 
Richmond Reserves6.12 48 Essendon Reserves won by 45 points
Fitzroy Reserves16.8 104 Sat 20-Jun-1981 11:10 am Junction Oval 
Carlton Reserves25.17 167 Carlton Reserves won by 63 points
Geelong Reserves19.17 131 Sat 20-Jun-1981 11:10 am Kardinia Park 
North Melbourne Reserves14.6 90 Geelong Reserves won by 41 points
Hawthorn Reserves12.12 84 Sat 20-Jun-1981 11:10 am Princes Park 
South Melbourne Reserves15.12 102 South Melbourne Reserves won by 18 points
Melbourne Reserves19.22 136 Sat 20-Jun-1981 11:10 am VFL Park 
Footscray Reserves11.9 75 Melbourne Reserves won by 61 points

Round 14[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Carlton Reserves12.13 85 Sat 27-Jun-1981 11:10 am Princes Park 
Footscray Reserves9.18 72 Carlton Reserves won by 13 points
Collingwood Reserves8.15 63 Sat 27-Jun-1981 11:10 am VFL Park 
Geelong Reserves18.10 118 Geelong Reserves won by 55 points
Richmond Reserves12.17 89 Sat 27-Jun-1981 11:10 am M.C.G. 
North Melbourne Reserves15.21 111 North Melbourne Reserves won by 22 points
St. Kilda Reserves8.15 63 Sat 27-Jun-1981 11:10 am Moorabbin Oval 
Melbourne Reserves10.18 78 Melbourne Reserves won by 15 points
South Melbourne Reserves22.18 150 Sat 27-Jun-1981 11:10 am Lake Oval 
Fitzroy Reserves9.14 68 South Melbourne Reserves won by 82 points
Hawthorn Reserves7.11 53 Sat 27-Jun-1981 11:10 am Glenferrie Oval 
Essendon Reserves8.12 60 Essendon Reserves won by 7 points

Round 15[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Carlton Reserves12.9 81 Sat 4-Jul-1981 11:10 am VFL Park 
St. Kilda Reserves7.8 50 Carlton Reserves won by 31 points
Fitzroy Reserves14.6 90 Sat 4-Jul-1981 11:10 am Junction Oval 
Essendon Reserves11.22 88 Fitzroy Reserves won by 2 points
North Melbourne Reserves17.16 118 Sat 4-Jul-1981 11:10 am Arden Street 
Hawthorn Reserves9.12 66 North Melbourne Reserves won by 52 points
Geelong Reserves21.13 139 Sat 11-Jul-1981 11:10 am Kardinia Park 
Richmond Reserves18.11 119 Geelong Reserves won by 20 points
Melbourne Reserves10.16 76 Sat 11-Jul-1981 11:10 am M.C.G. 
Collingwood Reserves8.14 62 Melbourne Reserves won by 14 points
Footscray Reserves6.6 42 Sat 11-Jul-1981 11:10 am Western Oval 
South Melbourne Reserves11.14 80 South Melbourne Reserves won by 38 points

Round 16[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Collingwood Reserves13.19 97 Sat 18-Jul-1981 11:10 am Victoria Park 
Carlton Reserves8.21 69 Collingwood Reserves won by 28 points
Essendon Reserves17.12 114 Sat 18-Jul-1981 11:10 am Windy Hill 
Footscray Reserves11.10 76 Essendon Reserves won by 38 points
Fitzroy Reserves15.21 111 Sat 18-Jul-1981 11:10 am VFL Park 
North Melbourne Reserves25.10 160 North Melbourne Reserves won by 49 points
Hawthorn Reserves11.18 84 Sat 18-Jul-1981 11:10 am Princes Park 
Richmond Reserves20.15 135 Richmond Reserves won by 51 points
Melbourne Reserves10.13 73 Sat 18-Jul-1981 11:10 am M.C.G. 
Geelong Reserves22.15 147 Geelong Reserves won by 74 points
South Melbourne Reserves16.15 111 Sat 18-Jul-1981 11:10 am Lake Oval 
St. Kilda Reserves16.12 108 South Melbourne Reserves won by 3 points

Round 17[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Carlton Reserves15.17 107 Sat 25-Jul-1981 11:10 am Princes Park 
Melbourne Reserves8.9 57 Carlton Reserves won by 50 points
Geelong Reserves12.12 84 Sat 25-Jul-1981 11:10 am Kardinia Park 
Hawthorn Reserves15.9 99 Hawthorn Reserves won by 15 points
Richmond Reserves22.13 145 Sat 25-Jul-1981 11:10 am M.C.G. 
Fitzroy Reserves18.14 122 Richmond Reserves won by 23 points
St. Kilda Reserves11.12 78 Sat 25-Jul-1981 11:10 am Moorabbin Oval 
Essendon Reserves13.11 89 Essendon Reserves won by 11 points
Footscray Reserves5.8 38 Sat 25-Jul-1981 11:10 am Western Oval 
North Melbourne Reserves20.20 140 North Melbourne Reserves won by 102 points
South Melbourne Reserves11.15 81 Sat 25-Jul-1981 11:10 am TBC 
Collingwood Reserves9.15 69 South Melbourne Reserves won by 12 points

Round 18[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Carlton Reserves11.14 80 Sat 1-Aug-1981 11:10 am Princes Park 
Geelong Reserves12.10 82 Geelong Reserves won by 2 points
Fitzroy Reserves15.19 109 Sat 1-Aug-1981 11:10 am Junction Oval 
Hawthorn Reserves13.14 92 Fitzroy Reserves won by 17 points
Melbourne Reserves10.12 72 Sat 1-Aug-1981 11:10 am M.C.G. 
South Melbourne Reserves26.24 180 South Melbourne Reserves won by 108 points
North Melbourne Reserves15.16 106 Sat 1-Aug-1981 11:10 am Arden Street 
St. Kilda Reserves8.10 58 North Melbourne Reserves won by 48 points
Footscray Reserves15.7 97 Sat 1-Aug-1981 11:10 am VFL Park 
Richmond Reserves14.18 102 Richmond Reserves won by 5 points
Essendon Reserves15.10 100 Sat 1-Aug-1981 11:10 am M.C.G. 
Collingwood Reserves16.11 107 Collingwood Reserves won by 7 points

Round 19[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Collingwood Reserves5.14 44 Sat 8-Aug-1981 11:10 am Victoria Park 
North Melbourne Reserves12.12 84 North Melbourne Reserves won by 40 points
Essendon Reserves18.8 116 Sat 8-Aug-1981 11:10 am Windy Hill 
Melbourne Reserves7.9 51 Essendon Reserves won by 65 points
Geelong Reserves17.17 119 Sat 8-Aug-1981 11:10 am VFL Park 
Fitzroy Reserves12.9 81 Geelong Reserves won by 38 points
Hawthorn Reserves12.23 95 Sat 8-Aug-1981 11:10 am Princes Park 
Footscray Reserves8.10 58 Hawthorn Reserves won by 37 points
St. Kilda Reserves2.14 26 Sat 8-Aug-1981 11:10 am Moorabbin Oval 
Richmond Reserves15.8 98 Richmond Reserves won by 72 points
South Melbourne Reserves5.17 47 Sat 8-Aug-1981 11:10 am M.C.G. 
Carlton Reserves9.14 68 Carlton Reserves won by 21 points

Round 20[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Carlton Reserves15.10 100 Sat 15-Aug-1981 11:10 am Princes Park 
Essendon Reserves15.12 102 Essendon Reserves won by 2 points
North Melbourne Reserves25.18 168 Sat 15-Aug-1981 11:10 am Arden Street 
Melbourne Reserves13.10 88 North Melbourne Reserves won by 80 points
Richmond Reserves22.18 150 Sat 15-Aug-1981 11:10 am M.C.G. 
Collingwood Reserves12.16 88 Richmond Reserves won by 62 points
St. Kilda Reserves10.9 69 Sat 15-Aug-1981 11:10 am VFL Park 
Hawthorn Reserves13.25 103 Hawthorn Reserves won by 34 points
South Melbourne Reserves10.19 79 Sat 15-Aug-1981 11:10 am Lake Oval 
Geelong Reserves11.15 81 Geelong Reserves won by 2 points
Footscray Reserves13.11 89 Sat 15-Aug-1981 11:10 am Western Oval 
Fitzroy Reserves24.8 152 Fitzroy Reserves won by 63 points

Round 21[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Collingwood Reserves14.19 103 Sat 22-Aug-1981 11:10 am Victoria Park 
Hawthorn Reserves16.13 109 Hawthorn Reserves won by 6 points
Essendon Reserves18.6 114 Sat 22-Aug-1981 11:10 am Windy Hill 
South Melbourne Reserves16.14 110 Essendon Reserves won by 4 points
Fitzroy Reserves17.20 122 Sat 22-Aug-1981 11:10 am Junction Oval 
St. Kilda Reserves18.14 122 Fitzroy Reserves drew with St. Kilda Reserves
Geelong Reserves20.14 134 Sat 22-Aug-1981 11:10 am Kardinia Park 
Footscray Reserves10.8 68 Geelong Reserves won by 66 points
Melbourne Reserves10.13 73 Sat 22-Aug-1981 11:10 am M.C.G. 
Richmond Reserves26.24 180 Richmond Reserves won by 107 points
North Melbourne Reserves11.17 83 Sat 22-Aug-1981 11:10 am VFL Park 
Carlton Reserves5.10 40 North Melbourne Reserves won by 43 points

Round 22[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Collingwood Reserves16.15 111 Sat 29-Aug-1981 11:10 am Victoria Park 
Fitzroy Reserves9.12 66 Collingwood Reserves won by 45 points
Essendon Reserves11.8 74 Sat 29-Aug-1981 11:10 am VFL Park 
Geelong Reserves20.14 134 Geelong Reserves won by 60 points
Hawthorn Reserves16.21 117 Sat 29-Aug-1981 11:10 am Princes Park 
Melbourne Reserves9.13 67 Hawthorn Reserves won by 50 points
Richmond Reserves16.7 103 Sat 29-Aug-1981 11:10 am M.C.G. 
Carlton Reserves10.9 69 Richmond Reserves won by 34 points
St. Kilda Reserves13.10 88 Sat 29-Aug-1981 11:10 am Moorabbin Oval 
Footscray Reserves8.8 56 St. Kilda Reserves won by 32 points
South Melbourne Reserves5.9 39 Sat 29-Aug-1981 11:10 am Lake Oval 
North Melbourne Reserves8.13 61 North Melbourne Reserves won by 22 points

1981 Ladder

LP Club P W L D For Agn % Pts
1 Geelong Reserves 22 19 3 0 2844 1882 151.12 76
2 Richmond Reserves 22 14 8 0 2693 2117 127.21 56
3 North Melbourne Reserves 22 14 8 0 2384 1883 126.61 56
4 South Melbourne Reserves 22 14 8 0 2381 1975 120.56 56
5 Essendon Reserves 22 13 9 0 2165 2091 103.54 52
6 Carlton Reserves 22 11 11 0 2130 2089 101.96 44
7 Collingwood Reserves 22 11 11 0 2216 2235 99.15 44
8 Hawthorn Reserves 22 11 11 0 2173 2269 95.77 44
9 Melbourne Reserves 22 9 13 0 2069 2673 77.40 36
10 Fitzroy Reserves 22 8 13 1 2355 2669 88.24 34
11 St. Kilda Reserves 22 4 17 1 1909 2495 76.51 18
12 Footscray Reserves 22 3 19 0 1846 2787 66.24 12
  H&A 132 131 131 1 27165 27165 100.00 528
  Finals 6 6 6 0 1392 1392 100.00 24
  Total 138 137 137 1 28557 28557 100.00 552


Finals Week 1[Finals Week 1 Review]

Elimination Final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
South Melbourne Reserves13.14 92 Sat 5-Sep-1981 11:10 am VFL Park 
Essendon Reserves15.13 103 Essendon Reserves won by 11 points

Qualifying Final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Richmond Reserves23.11 149 Sun 6-Sep-1981 11:10 am Lake Oval 
North Melbourne Reserves13.8 86 Richmond Reserves won by 63 points

Finals Week 2[Finals Week 2 Review]

Second Semi-final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Geelong Reserves23.20 158 Sat 12-Sep-1981 11:10 am VFL Park 
Richmond Reserves16.10 106 Geelong Reserves won by 52 points

First Semi-final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
North Melbourne Reserves13.12 90 Sun 13-Sep-1981 11:10 am Lake Oval 
Essendon Reserves14.16 100 Essendon Reserves won by 10 points

Finals Week 3[Finals Week 3 Review]

Preliminary Final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Richmond Reserves16.15 111 Sat 19-Sep-1981 11:10 am VFL Park 
Essendon Reserves21.17 143 Essendon Reserves won by 32 points

Finals Week 4[Finals Week 4 Review]

Grand Final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Geelong Reserves21.14 140 Sat 26-Sep-1981 11:10 am M.C.G. 
Essendon Reserves18.6 114 Geelong Reserves won by 26 points

Footnotes

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