1906 VFA season

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1906 premiership season
Teams 10
Premiers West Melbourne
(1st premiership)
Minor premiers West Melbourne
(1st minor premiership)
1905
1907

The 1906 Victorian Football Association season was the 30th season of the Australian rules football competition. The premiership was won by the West Melbourne Football Club, after defeating Footscray in the close final by eleven points, it was the first and only premiership won by West Melbourne during its nine-season stint in the VFA.

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]

1906 VFA Ladder
TEAM P W L D PF PA PTS
1 West Melbourne (P) 18 14 3 1 1162 595 58
2 Richmond 18 14 4 0 1135 693 56
3 North Melbourne 18 13 5 0 853 624 52
4 Footscray 18 12 5 1 916 644 50
5 Williamstown 18 12 6 0 1017 768 48
6 Brunswick 18 6 12 0 705 919 24
7 Port Melbourne 18 6 12 0 629 1068 24
8 Prahran 18 6 12 0 726 1095 24
9 Preston 18 5 13 0 796 953 20
10 Essendon 18 1 17 0 568 1245 4
Key: P = Played, W = Won, L = Lost, D = Drawn, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against, (P) = Premiers, PTS = Premiership points Source[1]

Finals[edit]

Semi Finals
Saturday, 15 September West Melbourne 9.18 (72) def. North Melbourne 4.4 (28) East Melbourne Cricket Ground [2]
Saturday, 22 September Richmond 6.5 (41) def. by Footscray 6.14 (50) East Melbourne Cricket Ground (crowd: 12,000) [3]


1906 VFA Final
Saturday, 29 September West Melbourne def. Footscray East Melbourne Cricket Ground (crowd: 20,000) [4][5]
0.0 (0)
3.4 (22)
4.7 (31)
 7.8 (50)
Q1
Q2
Q3
 Final
3.2 (20)
3.5 (23)
5.8 (38)
 5.9 (39)
Umpires: Souter
Williamson 3, Armstrong 2, McCann 2 Goals Jacobson 2, Hedley, McCarthy, Hughes
  • Had Footscray won, minor premiers West Melbourne would have been entitled to a rematch the following Saturday to decide the premiership.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Observer (10 September 1906). "Football – Preparing for the Finals". The Argus. Melbourne. p. 5. 
  2. ^ Observer (17 September 1906). "Association finals". The Argus. Melbourne. p. 7. 
  3. ^ "Football – Association Finals". The Argus. Melbourne. 24 September 1906. p. 4. 
  4. ^ Observer (1 October 1906). "The Association Final". The Argus. Melbourne. p. 5. 
  5. ^ "Premiership won by West Melbourne". North Melbourne Courier and West Melbourne Chronicle. Melbourne. 5 October 1906. p. 3.