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VFA - KEY FACTS

Official name
Victorian Football Association

Known as
VFA

Duration
1877–1995

Disbanded
1995

Affiliated competitions (Historical)
Premiership Season 1877-1995


Premiership Season

Official Name
VFA Premiership Season

Duration
1877–1995

Affiliated clubs (Historical)
Carlton (VIC) 1877-1896; Geelong (VIC) 1877-1896; Melbourne (VIC) 1877-1896; St. Kilda (VIC) 1877-1879, 1886-1896; North Melbourne (VIC) 1877-1924; Albert Park (Original) (VIC) 1877-1879; Barwon (Original) (VIC) 1877-1878; Essendon (VIC) 1878-1896; South Melbourne (VIC) 1879-1896; West Melbourne (VIC) 1879-1880, 1889-1907; East Melbourne (VIC) 1880-1882; Fitzroy (VIC) 1884-1896; Williamstown (VIC) 1884-1995; Richmond (VIC) 1885-1907; University (VIC) 1885-1888; Footscray (VIC) 1886-1924; Ballarat Imperial (VIC) 1886-1888; Port Melbourne (VIC) 1886-1995; South Ballarat (VIC) 1886-1888; South Williamstown (VIC) 1886-1887; Ballarat (VIC) 1886-1888; Prahan (Original) (VIC) 1886-1887; Collingwood (VIC) 1892-1896; Brunswick (VIC) 1897-1991; Prahran (VIC) 1899-1958, 1960-1994; Essendon Association (VIC) 1900-1921; Preston (VIC) 1903-1911, 1926-1995; Brighton (VIC) 1908-1961; Northcote (VIC) 1908-1987; Melbourne City (VIC) 1912-1913; Hawthorn (VIC) 1914-1924; Geelong Association (VIC) 1922-1927; Coburg (VIC) 1925-1995; Camberwell (VIC) 1926-1991; Yarraville (VIC) 1928-1983; Oakleigh (VIC) 1929-1994; Sandringham (VIC) 1929-1995; Box Hill (VIC) 1951-1995; Moorabbin (Original) (VIC) 1951-1963; Dandenong (VIC) 1958-1994; Mordialloc (VIC) 1958-1988; Sunshine (VIC) 1959-1989; Waverley (VIC) 1961-1987; Caulfield (VIC) 1962-1987; Geelong West (VIC) 1963-1988; Werribee (VIC) 1965-1995; Frankston (VIC) 1966-1995; Springvale (VIC) 1982-1995; Kilsyth (VIC) 1982-1984; Berwick (VIC) 1983-1987; Moorabbin West (VIC) 1983-1987

Affiliated grounds (Historical)
Albert Cricket Ground; Alex G. Gillon Oval; Arch Brown Reserve; Arden Street; Ballarat City Oval; Ben Kavanagh Reserve; Bentleigh Reserve; Bill Lawry Oval; Box Hill City Oval; Brighton Beach Oval; Brunswick Street; Camberwell Sportsground; Central Reserve #2; Cheltenham Reserve; Chirnside Park; Coburg City Oval; Corio Oval; Croxton Park; Dandenong Showgrounds; East Melbourne; Eastern Oval; Edwin Flack Reserve; Elsternwick Park; Fearon Reserve; Frankston Park; Friendly Societies' Ground; Glenferrie Oval; Junction Oval; Kardinia Park; Kilsyth Reserve; Lake Oval; M.C.G.; McKinnon Reserve; Melbourne Showgrounds; Moorabbin Oval; North Port Oval; Olympic Park; Preston City Oval; Princes Park; Princes Park (Caulfield); Punt Road; Richmond City Reserve; Robertson Oval; Selwyn Park; Shepley Oval; Skinner Reserve; Springvale Reserve; TBA; Toorak Park; Trevor Barker Oval; University Oval; Victoria Park; W.C.G.; Warrawee Park; Wesley College (St Kilda Rd); West Oval; Western Oval (Ballarat); Whitten Oval; Windy Hill; Yarraville Oval

1978 VFA Premiership Season

 
 

1978 Ladder

LP Club P W L D For Agn % Pts
1 Frankston 18 15 3 0 2649 1774 149.32 60
2 Camberwell 18 14 4 0 2341 1517 154.32 56
3 Oakleigh 18 12 5 1 2277 1932 117.86 50
4 Yarraville 18 12 6 0 2136 1893 112.84 48
5 Northcote 18 10 8 0 2218 1943 114.15 40
6 Waverley 18 8 9 1 1881 2077 90.56 34
7 Sunshine 18 7 10 1 1930 2243 86.05 30
8 Werribee 18 6 12 0 1816 2279 79.68 24
9 Williamstown 18 3 15 0 1841 2462 74.78 12
10 Box Hill 18 1 16 1 1637 2606 62.82 6
  H&A 90 88 88 2 20726 20726 100.00 360
  Finals 4 4 4 0 901 901 100.00 16
  Total 94 92 92 2 21627 21627 100.00 376

1978 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
Sunshine14.16 100 Sun 9-Apr-1978 2:10 pm Skinner Reserve 
Waverley24.10 154 Waverley won by 54 points
Frankston26.20 176 Sun 9-Apr-1978 2:10 pm Frankston Park 
Yarraville17.9 111 Frankston won by 65 points
Box Hill10.13 73 Sun 9-Apr-1978 2:10 pm Box Hill City Oval 
Camberwell21.15 141 Camberwell won by 68 points
Oakleigh21.16 142 Sun 9-Apr-1978 2:10 pm Warrawee Park 
Northcote25.14 164 Northcote won by 22 points
Williamstown21.14 140 Sun 9-Apr-1978 2:10 pm W.C.G. 
Werribee13.10 88 Williamstown won by 52 points

Round 2[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Camberwell6.48.516.720.7 127 Sun 16-Apr-1978 2:10 pm Camberwell Sportsground 
Frankston2.44.146.1911.25 91 Camberwell won by 36 points
Northcote7.211.416.823.17 155 Sun 16-Apr-1978 2:10 pm Northcote Park 
Box Hill5.411.616.1119.14 128 Northcote won by 27 points
Waverley6.213.616.1121.17 143 Sun 16-Apr-1978 2:10 pm Central Reserve #2 
Williamstown5.112.515.918.16 124 Waverley won by 19 points
Werribee3.410.511.514.13 97 Sun 16-Apr-1978 2:10 pm Chirnside Park 
Oakleigh7.510.617.1023.15 153 Oakleigh won by 56 points
Yarraville6.1210.1819.2228.26 194 Sun 16-Apr-1978 2:10 pm Yarraville Oval 
Sunshine2.45.69.813.12 90 Yarraville won by 104 points

Round 3[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Oakleigh3.310.514.1223.17 155 Sun 23-Apr-1978 2:10 pm Warrawee Park 
Williamstown5.39.717.722.14 146 Oakleigh won by 9 points
Sunshine1.02.32.65.9 39 Sun 23-Apr-1978 2:10 pm Skinner Reserve 
Camberwell4.108.1616.1723.20 158 Camberwell won by 119 points
Yarraville4.311.313.718.12 120 Sun 23-Apr-1978 2:10 pm Yarraville Oval 
Waverley2.310.311.713.7 85 Yarraville won by 35 points
Frankston4.716.1125.1834.21 225 Sun 23-Apr-1978 2:10 pm Frankston Park 
Northcote5.46.88.911.18 84 Frankston won by 141 points
Box Hill3.18.515.917.10 112 Sun 23-Apr-1978 2:10 pm Box Hill City Oval 
Werribee6.511.914.1320.17 137 Werribee won by 25 points

Round 4[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Camberwell25.22 172 Sun 30-Apr-1978 2:10 pm Camberwell Sportsground 
Yarraville14.16 100 Camberwell won by 72 points
Waverley18.15 123 Sun 30-Apr-1978 2:10 pm Central Reserve #2 
Oakleigh17.21 123 Waverley drew with Oakleigh
Williamstown28.13 181 Sun 30-Apr-1978 2:10 pm W.C.G. 
Box Hill15.14 104 Williamstown won by 77 points
Northcote24.24 168 Sun 30-Apr-1978 2:10 pm Northcote Park 
Sunshine14.11 95 Northcote won by 73 points
Werribee22.9 141 Sun 30-Apr-1978 2:10 pm Chirnside Park 
Frankston27.11 173 Frankston won by 32 points

Round 5[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Sunshine3.66.78.812.10 82 Sun 7-May-1978 2:10 pm Skinner Reserve 
Werribee2.66.1210.1715.19 109 Werribee won by 27 points
Frankston6.128.1814.2418.29 137 Sun 7-May-1978 2:10 pm Frankston Park 
Williamstown1.18.512.615.9 99 Frankston won by 38 points
Box Hill1.34.67.1113.15 93 Sun 7-May-1978 2:10 pm Box Hill City Oval 
Oakleigh5.912.1319.1721.23 149 Oakleigh won by 56 points
Yarraville7.1011.1316.2117.23 125 Sun 7-May-1978 2:10 pm Yarraville Oval 
Northcote3.37.510.516.10 106 Yarraville won by 19 points
Waverley0.33.128.1512.19 91 Sun 7-May-1978 2:10 pm Central Reserve #2 
Camberwell6.78.911.1315.17 107 Camberwell won by 16 points

Round 6[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Williamstown1.43.96.1312.17 89 Sun 14-May-1978 2:10 pm W.C.G. 
Sunshine8.410.620.723.12 150 Sunshine won by 61 points
Northcote6.47.812.1213.14 92 Sun 14-May-1978 2:10 pm Northcote Park 
Camberwell3.29.414.616.10 106 Camberwell won by 14 points
Oakleigh2.17.812.1213.14 92 Sun 14-May-1978 2:10 pm Warrawee Park 
Frankston5.49.514.616.10 106 Frankston won by 14 points
Box Hill1.25.69.1213.17 95 Sun 14-May-1978 2:10 pm Box Hill City Oval 
Waverley6.711.1217.1326.17 173 Waverley won by 78 points
Werribee2.65.109.1312.19 91 Sun 14-May-1978 2:10 pm Chirnside Park 
Yarraville2.310.511.815.14 104 Yarraville won by 13 points

Round 7[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Yarraville6.216.1020.1327.20 182 Sun 21-May-1978 2:10 pm Yarraville Oval 
Williamstown3.65.86.1012.11 83 Yarraville won by 99 points
Sunshine8.311.319.928.12 180 Sun 21-May-1978 2:10 pm Skinner Reserve 
Oakleigh5.413.1016.1421.20 146 Sunshine won by 34 points[Report]
Camberwell7.313.825.1132.16 208 Sun 21-May-1978 2:10 pm Camberwell Sportsground 
Werribee4.35.810.912.9 81 Camberwell won by 127 points
Frankston6.116.827.1031.16 202 Sun 21-May-1978 2:10 pm Frankston Park 
Box Hill7.512.616.1019.18 132 Frankston won by 70 points[Report]
Waverley5.49.712.1019.15 129 Sun 21-May-1978 2:10 pm Central Reserve #2 
Northcote4.36.611.1016.14 110 Waverley won by 19 points

Round 8[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Box Hill0.34.89.1117.17 119 Sun 28-May-1978 2:10 pm Box Hill City Oval 
Sunshine6.49.715.1717.17 119 Box Hill drew with Sunshine
Frankston4.215.518.628.13 181 Sun 28-May-1978 2:10 pm Frankston Park 
Waverley4.46.711.1015.11 101 Frankston won by 80 points
Oakleigh5.38.510.1016.16 112 Sun 28-May-1978 2:10 pm Warrawee Park 
Yarraville2.23.38.1410.17 77 Oakleigh won by 35 points
Williamstown3.27.48.512.5 77 Sun 28-May-1978 2:10 pm W.C.G. 
Camberwell6.47.614.822.14 146 Camberwell won by 69 points
Werribee5.18.59.913.14 92 Sun 28-May-1978 2:10 pm Chirnside Park 
Northcote6.68.1117.1523.18 156 Northcote won by 64 points

Round 9[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Sunshine15.10 100 Sun 11-Jun-1978 2:10 pm Skinner Reserve 
Frankston12.25 97 Sunshine won by 3 points
Camberwell14.17 101 Sun 11-Jun-1978 2:10 pm Camberwell Sportsground 
Oakleigh18.18 126 Oakleigh won by 25 points
Yarraville24.17 161 Sun 11-Jun-1978 2:10 pm Yarraville Oval 
Box Hill9.10 64 Yarraville won by 97 points
Northcote23.21 159 Sun 11-Jun-1978 2:10 pm Northcote Park 
Williamstown10.8 68 Northcote won by 91 points
Waverley16.21 117 Sun 11-Jun-1978 2:10 pm Central Reserve #2 
Werribee12.14 86 Waverley won by 31 points

Round 10[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Waverley15.20 110 Sun 18-Jun-1978 2:10 pm Central Reserve #2 
Sunshine14.15 99 Waverley won by 11 points
Yarraville14.17 101 Sun 18-Jun-1978 2:10 pm Yarraville Oval 
Frankston19.16 130 Frankston won by 29 points
Camberwell23.14 152 Sun 18-Jun-1978 2:10 pm Camberwell Sportsground 
Box Hill7.18 60 Camberwell won by 92 points
Northcote18.15 123 Sun 18-Jun-1978 2:10 pm Northcote Park 
Oakleigh18.17 125 Oakleigh won by 2 points
Werribee19.23 137 Sun 18-Jun-1978 2:10 pm Chirnside Park 
Williamstown15.9 99 Werribee won by 38 points

Round 11[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Sunshine3.48.411.916.13 109 Sun 25-Jun-1978 2:10 pm Skinner Reserve 
Yarraville3.711.1115.1516.19 115 Yarraville won by 6 points
Frankston8.211.615.1316.16 112 Sun 25-Jun-1978 2:10 pm Frankston Park 
Camberwell3.46.119.1511.20 86 Frankston won by 26 points
Box Hill6.39.109.1512.21 93 Sun 25-Jun-1978 2:10 pm Box Hill City Oval 
Northcote6.410.818.1623.19 157 Northcote won by 64 points
Oakleigh7.39.912.1717.24 126 Sun 25-Jun-1978 2:10 pm Warrawee Park 
Werribee4.07.410.714.10 94 Oakleigh won by 32 points
Williamstown6.27.810.1515.17 107 Sun 25-Jun-1978 2:10 pm W.C.G. 
Waverley7.111.713.917.12 114 Waverley won by 7 points

Round 12[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Camberwell17.11 113 Sun 2-Jul-1978 2:10 pm Camberwell Sportsground 
Sunshine17.18 120 Sunshine won by 7 points
Northcote13.11 89 Sun 2-Jul-1978 2:10 pm Northcote Park 
Frankston10.13 73 Northcote won by 16 points
Williamstown8.15 63 Sun 2-Jul-1978 2:10 pm W.C.G. 
Oakleigh12.23 95 Oakleigh won by 32 points
Werribee9.15 69 Sun 2-Jul-1978 2:10 pm Chirnside Park 
Box Hill4.11 35 Werribee won by 34 points
Waverley12.13 85 Sun 2-Jul-1978 2:10 pm Central Reserve #2 
Yarraville14.14 98 Yarraville won by 13 points

Round 13[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Sunshine19.8 122 Sun 9-Jul-1978 2:10 pm Skinner Reserve 
Northcote12.17 89 Sunshine won by 33 points
Frankston31.19 205 Sun 9-Jul-1978 2:10 pm Frankston Park 
Werribee15.14 104 Frankston won by 101 points
Box Hill25.16 166 Sun 9-Jul-1978 2:10 pm Box Hill City Oval 
Williamstown17.17 119 Box Hill won by 47 points
Oakleigh23.16 154 Sun 9-Jul-1978 2:10 pm Warrawee Park 
Waverley13.10 88 Oakleigh won by 66 points
Yarraville10.11 71 Sun 9-Jul-1978 2:10 pm Yarraville Oval 
Camberwell10.15 75 Camberwell won by 4 points

Round 14[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Werribee2.55.109.1915.23 113 Sun 16-Jul-1978 2:10 pm Chirnside Park 
Sunshine3.410.911.1015.14 104 Werribee won by 9 points
Williamstown4.46.610.1012.12 84 Sun 16-Jul-1978 2:10 pm W.C.G. 
Frankston2.55.139.1714.23 107 Frankston won by 23 points
Oakleigh3.610.1014.1122.18 150 Sun 16-Jul-1978 2:10 pm Warrawee Park 
Box Hill1.03.15.87.8 50 Oakleigh won by 100 points
Northcote3.47.59.1314.18 102 Sun 16-Jul-1978 2:10 pm Northcote Park 
Yarraville1.47.810.1116.14 110 Yarraville won by 8 points
Camberwell5.311.312.928.12 180 Sun 16-Jul-1978 2:10 pm Camberwell Sportsground 
Waverley2.16.96.107.17 59 Camberwell won by 121 points

Round 15[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Camberwell12.15 87 Sun 23-Jul-1978 2:10 pm Camberwell Sportsground 
Northcote6.14 50 Camberwell won by 37 points
Sunshine21.12 138 Sun 23-Jul-1978 2:10 pm Skinner Reserve 
Williamstown11.18 84 Sunshine won by 54 points
Frankston20.23 143 Sun 23-Jul-1978 2:10 pm Frankston Park 
Oakleigh11.14 80 Frankston won by 63 points
Waverley13.9 87 Sun 23-Jul-1978 2:10 pm Central Reserve #2 
Box Hill11.13 79 Waverley won by 8 points
Yarraville16.14 110 Sun 23-Jul-1978 2:10 pm Yarraville Oval 
Werribee14.12 96 Yarraville won by 14 points

Round 16[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Oakleigh3.66.813.1419.19 133 Sun 30-Jul-1978 2:10 pm Warrawee Park 
Sunshine5.17.510.811.12 78 Oakleigh won by 55 points
Box Hill4.65.810.1313.14 92 Sun 30-Jul-1978 2:10 pm Box Hill City Oval 
Frankston9.118.522.829.13 187 Frankston won by 95 points
Williamstown2.410.1016.1524.16 160 Sun 30-Jul-1978 2:10 pm W.C.G. 
Yarraville6.410.513.1015.12 102 Williamstown won by 58 points
Werribee3.33.1010.1216.17 113 Sun 30-Jul-1978 2:10 pm Chirnside Park 
Camberwell6.411.916.1420.15 135 Camberwell won by 22 points
Northcote0.102.147.1911.21 87 Sun 30-Jul-1978 2:10 pm Northcote Park 
Waverley3.28.310.411.7 73 Northcote won by 14 points

Round 17[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Camberwell22.28 160 Sun 6-Aug-1978 2:10 pm Camberwell Sportsground 
Williamstown8.3 51 Camberwell won by 109 points
Yarraville16.23 119 Sun 6-Aug-1978 2:10 pm Yarraville Oval 
Oakleigh16.9 105 Yarraville won by 14 points
Sunshine19.17 131 Sun 6-Aug-1978 2:10 pm Skinner Reserve 
Box Hill13.12 90 Sunshine won by 41 points
Waverley10.17 77 Sun 6-Aug-1978 2:10 pm Central Reserve #2 
Frankston21.16 142 Frankston won by 65 points
Northcote20.28 148 Sun 6-Aug-1978 2:10 pm Northcote Park 
Werribee12.11 83 Northcote won by 65 points

Round 18[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Frankston11.516.1218.1823.24 162 Sun 13-Aug-1978 2:10 pm Frankston Park 
Sunshine1.24.66.1010.14 74 Frankston won by 88 points
Box Hill2.03.15.28.4 52 Sun 13-Aug-1978 2:10 pm Box Hill City Oval 
Yarraville6.612.1119.1320.16 136 Yarraville won by 84 points
Oakleigh5.510.915.1416.15 111 Sun 13-Aug-1978 2:10 pm Warrawee Park 
Camberwell4.27.39.413.9 87 Oakleigh won by 24 points
Williamstown1.24.47.610.7 67 Sun 13-Aug-1978 2:10 pm W.C.G. 
Northcote7.1010.1219.1627.17 179 Northcote won by 112 points
Werribee0.24.510.613.7 85 Sun 13-Aug-1978 2:10 pm Chirnside Park 
Waverley4.47.79.910.12 72 Werribee won by 13 points

1978 Ladder

LP Club P W L D For Agn % Pts
1 Frankston 18 15 3 0 2649 1774 149.32 60
2 Camberwell 18 14 4 0 2341 1517 154.32 56
3 Oakleigh 18 12 5 1 2277 1932 117.86 50
4 Yarraville 18 12 6 0 2136 1893 112.84 48
5 Northcote 18 10 8 0 2218 1943 114.15 40
6 Waverley 18 8 9 1 1881 2077 90.56 34
7 Sunshine 18 7 10 1 1930 2243 86.05 30
8 Werribee 18 6 12 0 1816 2279 79.68 24
9 Williamstown 18 3 15 0 1841 2462 74.78 12
10 Box Hill 18 1 16 1 1637 2606 62.82 6
  H&A 90 88 88 2 20726 20726 100.00 360
  Finals 4 4 4 0 901 901 100.00 16
  Total 94 92 92 2 21627 21627 100.00 376


Finals Week 1[Finals Week 1 Review]

First Semi-final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowdGate
Oakleigh3.811.1221.1628.22 190 Sun 20-Aug-1978 2:10 pm Toorak Park5,000$7,500
Yarraville5.210.611.815.10 100 Oakleigh won by 90 points

Finals Week 2[Finals Week 2 Review]

Second Semi-final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowdGate
Frankston2.17.712.718.12 120 Sun 27-Aug-1978 2:10 pm Toorak Park6,500$6,000
Camberwell5.47.512.816.8 104 Frankston won by 16 points

Finals Week 3[Finals Week 3 Review]

Preliminary Final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowdGate
Camberwell6.310.912.2315.26 116 Sun 3-Sep-1978 2:10 pm Toorak Park5,000$8,000
Oakleigh3.33.126.1510.19 79 Camberwell won by 37 points

Finals Week 4[Finals Week 4 Review]

Grand Final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowdGate
Frankston1.27.79.815.13 103 Sun 10-Sep-1978 2:10 pm Toorak Park8,000$15,000
Camberwell2.45.59.1113.11 89 Frankston won by 14 points

Footnotes

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