1910 VFA season

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1910 premiership season
Teams 10
Premiers North Melbourne
(3rd premiership)
Minor premiers North Melbourne
(2nd minor premiership)
1909
1911

The 1910 Victorian Football Association season was the 34th season of the Australian rules football competition. The premiership was won by the North Melbourne Football Club, after it defeated Brunswick by 29 points in the Grand Final on 8 October, it was the third premiership won by the club, and the first since it was reformed after briefly ceasing to exist in 1908.

Premiership[edit]

The home-and-home 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]

1910 VFA Ladder
TEAM P W L D PF PA Pct PTS
1 North Melbourne (P) 18 15 2 1 1344 630 213.3 62
2 Essendon 18 15 2 1 1266 674 187.8 62
3 Brunswick 18 14 4 0 1254 800 156.8 52
4 Prahran 18 11 7 0 1273 862 147.7 44
5 Port Melbourne 18 10 8 0 1037 1049 98.9 40
6 Footscray 18 9 9 0 1044 894 116.8 36
7 Williamstown 18 8 10 0 1018 922 110.4 32
8 Brighton 18 4 14 0 876 1152 76.0 16
9 Northcote 18 3 15 0 828 1416 58.5 12
10 Preston 18 0 18 0 578 2119 27.3 0
Key: P = Played, W = Won, L = Lost, D = Drawn, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against, Pct = Percentage; (P) = Premiers, PTS = Premiership points Source[1]

Finals[edit]

Semi Finals
Saturday, 17 September Essendon 5.9 (39) def. Prahran 2.7 (19) North Melbourne Recreation Reserve (crowd: 12,000) [2]
Saturday, 24 September North Melbourne 6.8 (44) def. by Brunswick 7.8 (50) North Melbourne Recreation Reserve (crowd: 20,000) [3]
Preliminary Final
Saturday, 1 October Essendon 6.11 (47) def. by Brunswick 8.4 (52) North Melbourne Recreation Reserve (crowd: 15,000) [4]
  • The finals were originally scheduled to begin on 10 September, but were postponed by one week.[5]


1910 VFA Grand Final
Saturday, 8 October North Melbourne def. Brunswick North Melbourne Recreation Reserve (crowd: 25,000) [6][7]
1.1 (7)
5.6 (36)
6.10 (46)
 9.14 (68)
Q1
Q2
Q3
 Final
4.3 (27)
4.3 (27)
5.8 (38)
 5.9 (39)
Umpires: Kendall
Caine 5, Barker, Elliott, Hardy, McCann Goals McKenzie 2, Chase, Corrigan, Mills

Notable events[edit]

  • Preston became the first club to concede more than 2,000 points in a season.[1]
  • Frank Caine (North Melbourne) was the Association's leading goalkicker for the season. He kicked 70 goals during the home-and-home matches, and 75 goals overall. Jack Hutchinson (Port Melbourne) was second with 54 goals.[5]
  • A new premiership trophy was donated to the Association, which would be awarded each year to the premiers, before being awarded permanently to the first club to win it twice consecutively or three times overall.[8]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Old Boy (9 September 1910). "Football – the semi-finals". The Argus. Melbourne. p. 4. 
  2. ^ Old Boy (19 September 1910). "Association Football – Essendon beat Prahran". The Argus. Melbourne. p. 5. 
  3. ^ Old Boy (27 September 1910). "Association Match – a magnificent game". The Argus. Melbourne. p. 5. 
  4. ^ Old Boy (3 October 1910). "Association Football – Brunswick's victory". The Argus. Melbourne. p. 8. 
  5. ^ a b Old Boy (12 September 1910). "Association Semi-Final". The Argus. Melbourne. p. 5. 
  6. ^ Old Boy (10 October 1910). "North Melbourne premiers". The Argus. Melbourne. p. 4. 
  7. ^ "Grand Final – North Melbourne vs Brunswick". North Melbourne Courier and West Melbourne Chronicle. Melbourne. 14 October 1910. p. 3. 
  8. ^ "Grand Final – North Melbourne v. Brunswick". North Melbourne Courier and West Melbourne Chronicle. Melbourne. 14 October 1910. p. 3.