1929 VFA season

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1929 VFA premiership season
Teams 12
Premiers Northcote
(1st premiership)
Minor premiers Northcote
(1st minor premiership)
1928
1930

The 1929 Victorian Football Association season was the 51st season of the Australian rules football competition. The premiership was won by the Northcote Football Club, after it defeated Port Melbourne by 42 points in the Grand Final on 12 October. It was the club's first VFA premiership.

Association membership[edit]

In November 1928, the Oakleigh Football Club applied to join the Association. Oakleigh had been a successful club in the Sub-District Association, had a good quality ground, the growing suburb of Oakleigh provided the team strong support, and the club had been previously considered for Association membership. Oakleigh's application was accepted unanimously.[1]

In February 1929, the Sandringham council applied to the Association to establish a local senior team in the competition. The Association approved the application, subject to the council receiving permission from the Minister for Lands to erect a fence around its home ground, Beach Park,[2] which it received on 22 February;[3] the council had been refused permission to erect the same fence by the previous Minister for Lands in late 1927, which was one of the reasons why an application to join the Association was rejected the previous year.[4] The Sandringham Football Club was established as a new club representing the district, and entered the Association.

The two new clubs brought the size of the Association to twelve clubs – the largest it had been since 1896.[5] This was the last change to the Association membership until 1951.

Premiership[edit]

To accommodate a balanced fixture with the two extra clubs, the home-and-home season was extended from eighteen matches to twenty-two matches, the longest it had been since fixed-length seasons were first introduced in 1894. Then, the top four clubs contested a finals series under the amended Argus system to determine the premiers for the season.

Ladder[edit]

1929 VFA Ladder
TEAM P W L D PF PA Pct PTS
1 Northcote (P) 22 17 5 0 2099 1400 66.7 68
2 Port Melbourne 22 17 5 0 1804 1391 74.6 68
3 Preston 22 16 6 0 1992 1461 73.3 64
4 Brunswick 22 15 6 1 1931 1615 83.6 62
5 Oakleigh 22 15 7 0 1717 1381 84.4 60
6 Coburg 22 14 7 1 1726 1476 85.5 58
7 Yarraville 22 11 11 0 1804 1636 90.7 44
8 Williamstown 22 9 13 0 1473 1605 109.0 36
9 Brighton 22 8 13 1 1716 1805 105.2 34
10 Prahran 22 5 16 1 1543 1768 114.6 22
11 Camberwell 22 2 20 0 1438 2347 163.2 8
12 Sandringham 22 1 21 0 1336 2803 209.8 4
Key: P = Played, W = Won, L = Lost, D = Drawn, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against, Pct = Percentage; (P) = Premiers, PTS = Premiership points Source[6]

Finals[edit]

Semi Finals
Saturday, 14 September Port Melbourne 10.15 (75) def. Brunswick 9.14 (68) Coburg Cricket Ground (crowd: 17,000) [7]
Saturday, 21 September Northcote 9.10 (64) def. Preston 7.8 (50) Brunswick Cricket Ground (crowd: 13,500) [8]
Final
Saturday, 28 September Northcote 9.17 (71) drew with Port Melbourne 10.11 (71) Coburg Cricket Ground (crowd: 13,500) [9]
Saturday, 5 October Northcote 6.15 (51) def. by Port Melbourne 8.7 (55) Melbourne Cricket Ground (crowd: 21,217) [10]


1929 VFA Grand Final
Saturday, 12 October Northcote def. Port Melbourne Melbourne Cricket Ground (crowd: 17,304) [11]
3.3 (21)
10.10 (70)
12.13 (85)
 15.21 (111)
Q1
Q2
Q3
 Final
2.5 (17)
5.5 (35)
8.9 (57)
 10.9 (69)
Umpires: McKinnon
Pruser 4, Seymour 3, Cole 2, Gray 2, Heenan, Koop, Milne, Rowe Goals Kuhlken 4, Plumridge 2, Carpenter, Hyde, Perrett, Skilton
Wilson (hip) Injuries Perrett (ankles), Crompton (hip), Crossan (arm)
Towers, for fighting with Lovett Reports Lovett, for fighting with Towers

Awards[edit]

Notable events[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Football – Victorian Association". The Argus. Melbourne. 27 November 1928. p. 16. 
  2. ^ "Football – Association Clubs". The Argus. Melbourne. 5 February 1929. p. 11. 
  3. ^ "Sandringham park land". The Argus. Melbourne. 23 February 1929. p. 20. 
  4. ^ "Football – Sandringham and Association". The Argus. Melbourne. 26 January 1929. p. 21. 
  5. ^ "Football – Additions to Association". The Argus. Melbourne. 2 November 1928. p. 15. 
  6. ^ a b Onlooker (9 September 1929). "Association – Oakleigh out of four". The Argus. Melbourne. p. 15. 
  7. ^ a b Onlooker (16 September 1929). "Association – first semi-final". The Argus. Melbourne. p. 16. 
  8. ^ Onlooker (23 September 1929). "Association – Second Semi-Final". The Argus. Melbourne. p. 15. 
  9. ^ a b Onlooker (30 September 1929). "Association – Draw in final match". The Argus. Melbourne. p. 15. 
  10. ^ Onlooker (7 October 1929). "Football – Disappointing final". The Argus. Melbourne. p. 10. 
  11. ^ a b Onlooker (14 October 1929). "Football – Association Grand Final". The Argus. Melbourne. p. 16. 
  12. ^ "New Association President". The Argus. Melbourne. 12 February 1929. p. 14. 
  13. ^ "Death of Mr J. J. Liston". The Argus. Melbourne. 13 April 1944. p. 3.