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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 (VFA) (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; Moorabbin (VFA) (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; West Oval; Western Oval (Ballarat); Whitten Oval; Windy Hill; Yarraville Oval

1897 VFA Premiership Season

 
 

1897 Ladder

LP Club P W L D For Agn % Pts
1 Port Melbourne 20 17 3 0 1031 504 204.56 68
2 North Melbourne 20 14 6 0 770 681 113.07 56
3 Footscray 20 13 7 0 805 560 143.75 52
4 Williamstown 20 10 9 1 795 608 130.76 42
5 Brunswick 20 3 17 0 506 1151 43.96 12
6 Richmond 20 2 17 1 688 1091 63.06 10
  H&A 60 59 59 1 4595 4595 100.00 240
  Total 60 59 59 1 4595 4595 100.00 240

1897 Round by Round

Round 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20

Round 1[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Port Melbourne0.24.104.108.19 67 Sat 1-May-1897 North Port Oval 
North Melbourne1.21.22.62.6 18 Port Melbourne won by 49 points
Richmond0.11.42.65.8 38 Sat 1-May-1897 M.C.G. 
Brunswick0.21.22.32.3 15 Richmond won by 23 points
Williamstown2.33.33.43.4 22 Sat 1-May-1897 2:10 pm W.C.G. 
Footscray1.04.24.54.5 29 Footscray won by 7 points

Round 2[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Port Melbourne2.36.58.1210.12 72 Sat 8-May-1897 North Port Oval 
Richmond0.10.30.33.5 23 Port Melbourne won by 49 points
Footscray2.25.46.96.12 48 Sat 8-May-1897 Western Oval 
Brunswick0.00.43.43.4 22 Footscray won by 26 points
Williamstown1.43.43.54.6 30 Sat 8-May-1897 2:10 pm W.C.G. 
North Melbourne1.13.44.74.9 33 North Melbourne won by 3 points

Round 3[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Richmond0.13.63.85.10 40 Sat 15-May-1897 Richmond City Reserve 
Footscray5.56.58.1110.13 73 Footscray won by 33 points
Brunswick0.00.10.13.3 21 Sat 15-May-1897 Brunswick Park 
North Melbourne0.50.70.101.10 16 Brunswick won by 5 points
Williamstown0.02.02.02.3 15 Sat 15-May-1897 2:10 pm W.C.G. 
Port Melbourne0.20.23.84.8 32 Port Melbourne won by 17 points

Round 4[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Port Melbourne3.56.812.1317.18 120 Sat 22-May-1897 North Port Oval 
Brunswick0.01.02.02.0 12 Port Melbourne won by 108 points
North Melbourne4.46.68.68.7 55 Sat 22-May-1897 East Melbourne 
Footscray2.35.57.59.8 62 Footscray won by 7 points
Richmond1.24.56.87.10 52 Sat 22-May-1897 Richmond City Reserve 
Williamstown0.24.26.48.4 52 Richmond drew with Williamstown

Round 5[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Footscray1.31.32.52.5 17 Mon 24-May-1897 Western Oval 
Port Melbourne0.13.53.57.9 51 Port Melbourne won by 34 points
North Melbourne1.24.64.95.13 43 Mon 24-May-1897 East Melbourne 
Richmond2.22.45.66.6 42 North Melbourne won by 1 point
Williamstown1.33.95.139.16 70 Mon 24-May-1897 2:10 pm W.C.G. 
Brunswick0.21.24.24.2 26 Williamstown won by 44 points

Round 6[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
North Melbourne0.22.22.46.5 41 Sat 29-May-1897 East Melbourne 
Port Melbourne1.02.22.52.8 20 North Melbourne won by 21 points
Footscray2.12.42.82.10 22 Sat 29-May-1897 Western Oval 
Williamstown0.20.20.30.4 4 Footscray won by 18 points
Brunswick4.15.16.38.6 54 Sat 29-May-1897 Brunswick Park 
Richmond0.22.83.124.15 39 Brunswick won by 15 points

Round 7[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Richmond0.13.16.18.1 49 Sat 5-Jun-1897 Punt Road 
Port Melbourne4.56.87.118.12 60 Port Melbourne won by 11 points
North Melbourne2.34.45.85.8 38 Sat 5-Jun-1897 East Melbourne 
Williamstown0.30.42.43.5 23 North Melbourne won by 15 points
Brunswick2.12.12.14.2 26 Sat 5-Jun-1897 Brunswick Park 
Footscray2.54.58.68.8 56 Footscray won by 30 points

Round 8[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Port Melbourne1.13.23.64.10 34 Sat 12-Jun-1897 North Port Oval 
Williamstown0.20.44.54.5 29 Port Melbourne won by 5 points
Footscray1.56.107.138.13 61 Sat 12-Jun-1897 Western Oval 
Richmond1.31.62.66.8 44 Footscray won by 17 points
Brunswick0.20.32.52.9 21 Sat 12-Jun-1897 Brunswick Park 
North Melbourne1.14.34.68.9 57 North Melbourne won by 36 points

Round 9[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
North Melbourne1.22.52.103.12 30 Sat 19-Jun-1897 East Melbourne 
Footscray0.11.31.32.4 16 North Melbourne won by 14 points
Brunswick1.11.11.11.1 7 Sat 19-Jun-1897 Brunswick Park 
Port Melbourne1.43.84.86.9 45 Port Melbourne won by 38 points
Williamstown3.43.55.78.15 63 Sat 19-Jun-1897 2:10 pm W.C.G. 
Richmond1.01.43.63.6 24 Williamstown won by 39 points

Round 10[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Port Melbourne2.22.73.93.11 29 Sat 26-Jun-1897 North Port Oval 
Footscray0.10.32.43.6 24 Port Melbourne won by 5 points
Richmond1.02.12.12.2 14 Sat 26-Jun-1897 Punt Road 
North Melbourne2.14.54.67.8 50 North Melbourne won by 36 points
Brunswick0.10.10.10.1 1 Sat 26-Jun-1897 Brunswick Park 
Williamstown1.24.44.56.7 43 Williamstown won by 42 points

Round 11[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
North Melbourne0.02.63.83.10 28 Sat 3-Jul-1897 East Melbourne 
Port Melbourne4.15.26.37.4 46 Port Melbourne won by 18 points
Brunswick0.22.45.56.8 44 Sat 3-Jul-1897 Brunswick Park 
Richmond1.22.33.54.8 32 Brunswick won by 12 points
Williamstown1.12.12.43.5 23 Sat 3-Jul-1897 2:10 pm W.C.G. 
Footscray0.20.60.62.9 21 Williamstown won by 2 points

Round 12[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Richmond2.02.32.63.6 24 Sat 10-Jul-1897 Punt Road 
Port Melbourne2.44.44.55.6 36 Port Melbourne won by 12 points
North Melbourne2.14.15.15.2 32 Sat 10-Jul-1897 East Melbourne 
Williamstown0.23.43.54.7 31 North Melbourne won by 1 point
Brunswick0.12.12.13.8 26 Sat 10-Jul-1897 Brunswick Park 
Footscray4.47.89.1010.13 73 Footscray won by 47 points[Report]

Round 13[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Port Melbourne2.15.38.79.14 68 Sat 17-Jul-1897 North Port Oval 
Williamstown0.20.22.42.4 16 Port Melbourne won by 52 points
Brunswick1.41.53.63.7 25 Sat 17-Jul-1897 Brunswick Park 
North Melbourne1.13.65.65.7 37 North Melbourne won by 12 points
Footscray1.63.126.157.17 59 Sat 17-Jul-1897 3:00 pm Western Oval 
Richmond0.00.10.30.5 5 Footscray won by 54 points[Report]

Round 14[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Brunswick1.22.24.26.2 38 Sat 24-Jul-1897 Brunswick Park 
Port Melbourne5.78.1110.1214.15 99 Port Melbourne won by 61 points
Footscray1.01.13.34.4 28 Sat 24-Jul-1897 Western Oval 
North Melbourne0.30.31.31.4 10 Footscray won by 18 points
Williamstown2.04.56.89.15 69 Sat 24-Jul-1897 2:10 pm W.C.G. 
Richmond2.12.14.15.3 33 Williamstown won by 36 points

Round 15[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Port Melbourne0.20.60.71.11 17 Sat 7-Aug-1897 North Port Oval 
Footscray0.20.31.71.8 14 Port Melbourne won by 3 points
North Melbourne4.34.57.99.14 68 Sat 7-Aug-1897 East Melbourne 
Richmond0.01.82.95.14 44 North Melbourne won by 24 points
Williamstown3.66.88.89.12 66 Sat 7-Aug-1897 2:10 pm W.C.G. 
Brunswick0.11.32.82.8 20 Williamstown won by 46 points

Round 16[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Port Melbourne0.22.52.82.11 23 Sat 14-Aug-1897 North Port Oval 
North Melbourne2.32.42.54.5 29 North Melbourne won by 6 points
Richmond1.31.124.155.21 51 Sat 14-Aug-1897 Punt Road 
Brunswick3.33.34.45.4 34 Richmond won by 17 points
Footscray0.00.41.53.6 24 Sat 14-Aug-1897 2:10 pm Western Oval 
Williamstown2.22.23.73.7 25 Williamstown won by 1 point

Round 17[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Port Melbourne2.45.48.713.9 87 Sat 21-Aug-1897 North Port Oval 
Richmond2.13.23.33.3 21 Port Melbourne won by 66 points
Footscray0.10.41.63.10 28 Sat 21-Aug-1897 Western Oval 
Brunswick0.41.51.72.8 20 Footscray won by 8 points
Williamstown4.35.49.69.7 61 Sat 21-Aug-1897 2:10 pm W.C.G. 
North Melbourne0.00.21.22.5 17 Williamstown won by 44 points

Round 18[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Richmond1.22.34.85.10 40 Sat 28-Aug-1897 Punt Road 
Footscray0.26.66.79.12 66 Footscray won by 26 points
North Melbourne0.05.25.310.9 69 Sat 28-Aug-1897 Western Oval 
Brunswick1.51.53.153.15 33 North Melbourne won by 36 points
Williamstown0.02.62.63.9 27 Sat 28-Aug-1897 2:10 pm W.C.G. 
Port Melbourne3.43.43.54.6 30 Port Melbourne won by 3 points

Round 19[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Port Melbourne2.53.127.159.17 71 Sat 4-Sep-1897 North Port Oval 
Brunswick0.00.30.32.6 18 Port Melbourne won by 53 points
Footscray0.02.32.34.6 30 Sat 4-Sep-1897 Western Oval 
North Melbourne3.23.27.57.5 47 North Melbourne won by 17 points
Richmond0.12.42.63.11 29 Sat 4-Sep-1897 Punt Road 
Williamstown2.32.34.84.9 33 Williamstown won by 4 points

Round 20[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Footscray1.22.76.87.12 54 Sat 11-Sep-1897 Western Oval 
Port Melbourne0.32.33.43.6 24 Footscray won by 30 points
Richmond2.23.35.36.8 44 Sat 11-Sep-1897 Punt Road 
North Melbourne0.22.95.136.16 52 North Melbourne won by 8 points
Williamstown4.37.99.1413.15 93 Sat 11-Sep-1897 2:10 pm W.C.G. 
Brunswick1.31.32.46.7 43 Williamstown won by 50 points

1897 Ladder

LP Club P W L D For Agn % Pts
1 Port Melbourne 20 17 3 0 1031 504 204.56 68
2 North Melbourne 20 14 6 0 770 681 113.07 56
3 Footscray 20 13 7 0 805 560 143.75 52
4 Williamstown 20 10 9 1 795 608 130.76 42
5 Brunswick 20 3 17 0 506 1151 43.96 12
6 Richmond 20 2 17 1 688 1091 63.06 10
  H&A 60 59 59 1 4595 4595 100.00 240
  Total 60 59 59 1 4595 4595 100.00 240

Footnotes

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