1932 VFA season

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1932 VFA premiership season
Teams 12
Premiers Northcote
(2nd premiership)
Minor premiers Northcote
(2nd minor premiership)
1931
1933

The 1932 Victorian Football Association season was the 54th season of the Australian rules football competition. The premiership was won by the Northcote Football Club, after it defeated Coburg by 26 points in the Final on 24 September. It was the club's second VFA premiership, and the first in a sequence of three premierships won consecutively from 1932 until 1934.

Premiership[edit]

The home-and-home season was played over twenty matches, before the top four clubs contested a finals series under the amended Argus system to determine the premiers for the season.

Ladder[edit]

1932 VFA Ladder
TEAM P W L D PF PA Pct PTS
1 Northcote (P) 20 15 5 0 2110 1524 72.2 60
2 Coburg 20 15 5 0 1866 1416 75.9 60
3 Camberwell 20 14 6 0 1976 1548 78.3 56
4 Preston 20 14 6 0 1677 1548 92.3 56
5 Port Melbourne 20 12 8 0 1535 1488 93.7 48
6 Sandringham 20 12 8 0 1693 1617 95.5 48
7 Brunswick 20 9 10 1 1618 1746 107.9 38
8 Williamstown 20 9 11 0 1568 1611 102.7 36
9 Prahran 20 7 13 0 1643 1831 111.4 28
10 Yarraville 20 5 15 0 1577 1861 118.0 20
11 Brighton 20 4 15 1 1298 2033 156.6 18
12 Oakleigh 20 3 17 0 1417 1805 127.4 12
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, 10 September Coburg 11.9 (75) def. Preston 8.20 (68) Coburg Cricket Ground (crowd: 10,000) [2]
Saturday, 17 September Northcote 14.7 (91) def. Camberwell 12.15 (87) Port Melbourne Cricket Ground (crowd: 7,000) [3]


1932 VFA Final
Saturday, 24 September Northcote def. Coburg Coburg Cricket Ground (crowd: 9,000) [4]
1.2 (8)
5.9 (39)
8.9 (57)
 13.11 (89)
Q1
Q2
Q3
 Final
4.3 (27)
5.4 (34)
7.13 (55)
 8.15 (63)
Seymour 8, Bray, Gray, Humphries, Ross, Rowe Goals Briggs 2, Elliott 2, Lowe 2, Mears 2,
  • Had Coburg won, minor premiers Northcote would have been entitled to a rematch the following Saturday to decide the premiership.

Awards[edit]

  • Frank Seymour (Northcote) was the leading goalkicker for the season, kicking 109 goals in the home-and-home season and 122 goals overall.[1] Seymour's total set a new record for the most goals in a season, breaking his own record of 110 goals set in 1930.[3]
  • Bob Ross (Northcote) won the Recorder Cup as the Association's best and fairest, polling nine votes. Jim Jenkins (Coburg), H. Jones (Camberwell) and N. Driver (Oakleigh) tied for second with eight votes apiece.[2]
  • Brunswick won the seconds premiership. Brunswick 13.15 (93) defeated Coburg 4.13 (37) in the Grand Final at the Coburg Cricket Ground on 1 October.[5]

Notable events[edit]

  • After winning back-to-back premierships in 1930 and 1931, many of Oakleigh's players either retired or transferred to the League, weakening Oakleigh's playing list so significantly that it won only three matches and received the 1932 wooden spoon.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Onlooker (5 September 1932). "Association – Northcote on top". The Argus. Melbourne. p. 12. 
  2. ^ a b Onlooker (12 September 1931). "Association – exciting semi-final". The Argus. Melbourne. p. 12. 
  3. ^ a b Onlooker (19 September 1931). "Association – Victory with last kick". The Argus. Melbourne. p. 12. 
  4. ^ Onlooker (26 September 1932). "Association – Premiership decided". The Argus. Melbourne. p. 11. 
  5. ^ "Association Seconds". The Argus. Melbourne. 3 October 1932. p. 13.