1905 VFA season

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1905 premiership season
Teams 10
Premiers Richmond
(2nd premiership)
Minor premiers North Melbourne
(1st minor premiership)
1904
1906

The 1905 Victorian Football Association season was the 29th season of the Australian rules football competition. The premiership was won by the Richmond Football Club, after defeating minor premiers North Melbourne by 25 points in the challenge final on 7 October. It was Richmond's second VFA premiership.

Association membership[edit]

The Association membership was unchanged in 1905, but the Essendon Town Football Club changed its name to the Essendon Football Club at its annual general meeting in March, feeling entitled to do so as the only senior club playing its games in the town of Essendon at the time.[1] As a consequence of this, there were two distinct senior Essendon Football Clubs with the same name playing in Melbourne from 1905 until 1921: one in the VFL, based in East Melbourne; and one in the VFA, based in Essendon.

At the time, the two Essendon clubs were typically known as Essendon (Association) and Essendon (League), Essendon (V.F.A.) and Essendon (V.F.L.), or Essendon (A.) and Essendon (L.) to distinguish them from each other where confusion was possible.

Premiership[edit]

The home-and-away season was played over eighteen rounds, with each club playing the others twice; then, the top four clubs contested a finals series under the amended Argus system to determine the premiers for the season.

Ladder[edit]

1905 VFA Ladder
TEAM P W L D PF PA PTS
1 North Melbourne 18 15 3 0 895 515 60
2 Richmond (P) 18 14 4 0 1130 570 56
3 Williamstown 18 14 4 0 925 541 56
4 Port Melbourne 18 12 6 0 875 559 48
5 West Melbourne 18 12 6 0 792 605 48
6 Essendon 18 7 11 0 735 833 28
7 Brunswick 18 6 12 0 741 984 24
8 Footscray 18 6 12 0 574 833 24
9 Prahran 18 3 15 0 476 975 12
10 Preston 18 1 17 0 415 1149 4
Key: P = Played, W = Won, L = Lost, D = Drawn, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against, (P) = Premiers, PTS = Premiership points Source[2]

Finals[edit]

Semi Finals
Saturday, 16 September North Melbourne 5.5 (35) def. Williamstown 3.8 (26) East Melbourne Cricket Ground (crowd: 7,000) [3]
Saturday, 23 September Richmond 11.8 (74) def. Port Melbourne 7.6 (48) East Melbourne Cricket Ground [4]
Final
Saturday, 30 September North Melbourne 3.10 (28) def. by Richmond 7.6 (48) East Melbourne Cricket Ground [5]


1905 VFA Grand Final
Saturday, 7 October North Melbourne def. by Richmond East Melbourne Cricket Ground (crowd: 15,000 – 20,000) [6][7]
0.2 (2)
3.3 (21)
3.3 (21)
 5.6 (36)
Q1
Q2
Q3
 Final
2.2 (14)
3.3 (21)
8.6 (54)
 9.7 (61)
Umpires: Freame
Considine 2, Groves, C. Londerigan, M. Londerigan Goals Knell 3, Ricketts 2, Sykes 2, McDonald, Megson

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Club meetings". The Argus. Melbourne. 1 April 1905. p. 14. 
  2. ^ Observer (11 September 1905). "Football". The Argus. Melbourne. p. 6. 
  3. ^ Old Boy (18 September 1905). "Association Semi-Final". The Argus. Melbourne. p. 9. 
  4. ^ Observer (25 September 1905). "Football – the Semi-Finals". The Argus. Melbourne. p. 7. 
  5. ^ Observer (2 October 1903). "Association Semi-Final". The Argus. Melbourne. p. 7. 
  6. ^ Observer (9 October 1905). "Football – Association premiership". The Argus. Melbourne. p. 7. 
  7. ^ "Final Match – North Melbourne v. Richmond". North Melbourne Courier and West Melbourne Advertiser. Melbourne, Vic. p. 3.