1933 VFA season

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1933 VFA premiership season
Teams 12
Premiers Northcote
(3rd premiership)
Minor premiers Northcote
(3rd minor premiership)
1932
1934

The 1933 Victorian Football Association season was the 55th season of the Australian rules football competition. The premiership was won by the Northcote Football Club, after it defeated Coburg by 16 points in the Grand Final on 7 October. It was the club's third VFA premiership, and the second in a sequence of three premierships won consecutively from 1932 until 1934.

Central ground[edit]

Through 1933, the Association secured the Motordrome (which was renamed Olympic Park during the season after its concrete motor racing track was demolished) to use as a central venue. The venue hosted all finals, and served as a neutral venue for some home-and-home matches. Moves to expand its use as a central venue in 1934 led to a dispute between the Association and the councils which ran the suburban grounds.

Premiership[edit]

The home-and-home season was played over twenty-two matches, before the top four clubs contested a finals series to determine the premiers for the season. The finals series was played for the first time under the Page–McIntyre system, which replaced the amended Argus system which had been in use since 1903.[1]

Starting from this season, percentage was calculated as the number of points scored per hundred points conceded, which is consistent with the modern definition. Until this year, it had been calculated as points conceded per hundred points scored.[2]

Ladder[edit]

1933 VFA Ladder
TEAM P W L D PF PA Pct PTS
1 Northcote (P) 22 16 4 2 2127 1649 129.0 68
2 Coburg 22 15 6 1 1954 1699 115.2 62
3 Yarraville 22 15 7 0 2160 1726 125.1 60
4 Port Melbourne 22 14 7 1 2094 1728 121.2 58
5 Sandringham 22 13 8 1 2120 1838 115.3 54
6 Preston 22 12 9 1 2018 1763 114.5 48
7 Camberwell 22 12 10 0 2152 1970 109.2 48
8 Brighton 22 9 12 1 2014 2167 92.9 38
9 Williamstown 22 7 15 0 1592 1956 81.4 28
10 Oakleigh 22 7 15 0 1689 2203 76.7 28
11 Prahran 22 5 16 1 1855 2240 82.8 22
12 Brunswick 22 3 19 0 1458 2297 63.5 12
Key: P = Played, W = Won, L = Lost, D = Drawn, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against, Pct = Percentage; (P) = Premiers, PTS = Premiership points Source[2]

Finals[edit]

Semi Finals
Saturday, 16 September Yarraville 7.10 (52) def. by Port Melbourne 7.13 (55) Olympic Park (crowd: 4,000) [3]
Saturday, 23 September Northcote 11.22 (88) def. by Coburg 13.14 (92) Olympic Park (crowd: 5,000) [4]
Preliminary Final
Saturday, 30 September Northcote 13.9 (87) def. Port Melbourne 9.10 (64) Olympic Park (crowd: 6,000) [5]


1933 VFA Grand Final
Saturday, 7 October Coburg def. by Northcote Olympic Park (crowd: 12,000) [6][7]
4.1 (25)
6.8 (44)
8.11 (59)
 9.16 (70)
Q1
Q2
Q3
 Final
3.8 (26)
5.11 (41)
7.15 (57)
 11.20 (86)
Umpires: McKinnon
Duncan 3, Mears 3, Geuer, Harris, Kight Goals Ross 3, Seymour 2, Bray 2, Byrne 2, Goullet
Rudolph, for kicking Rowe
Stockdale, for striking Bray
Duncan, for striking Hart in the final quarter
Stockdale, for wrestling with Rowe in the final quarter
Stockdale, for rubbing his knuckles on the face of Rowe in the final quarter
Rudolph, for striking Goullet
Rudolph, for striking Bray in the final quarter
Rudolph, for striking Corrigan in the final quarter
Reports Rowe for striking Rudolph in the second quarter
Bray, for striking Stockdale
Bray, for striking Rudolph in the final quarter
Hart, for striking Duncan in the final quarter
Rowe, for wrestling with Stockdale in the final quarter
Rowe, for rubbing his knuckles on the face of Stockdale in the final quarter
Bray, for striking Rudolph in the final quarter
Corrigan, for striking Rudopoh in the final quarter
Connell, for striking Lowe in the second quarter

Awards[edit]

  • Bill Luff (Camberwell) was the leading goalkicker for the season; he kicked 106 goals in the home-and-home season and did not participate in finals.[2]
  • In addition to the Recorder Cup, a second Association best-and-fairest award, known as the Association Medal or V.F.A. Medal, was introduced in 1933 under a different voting system.
    • Charlie Stanbridge (Williamstown) won the Recorder Cup, polling seven votes. L. Smith (Northcote) finished second with six votes, and Dave Withers (Oakleigh) finished third with 4½ votes.[3]
    • The Association Medal was jointly won by Charlie Stanbridge (Williamstown) and Dave Withers (Oakleigh), who each polled 36 votes; Bob Ross (Northcote) finished third with 32 votes.[8]
  • Brunswick won the seconds premiership for the third consecutive time. Brunswick 9.19 (73) defeated Port Melbourne 3.12 (30) in the Grand Final on Thursday 28 September (Show Day holiday) at Coburg.[9]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Central ground for Victorian Assn". Barrier Miner. Broken Hill, NSW. 7 January 1933. p. 6. 
  2. ^ a b c Onlooker (11 September 1933). "Association – day of surprises". The Argus. Melbourne. p. 13. 
  3. ^ a b Onlooker (18 September 1933). "Association – first semi-final". The Argus. Melbourne. p. 13. 
  4. ^ Onlooker (25 September 1933). "Association – Second semi-final". The Argus. Melbourne. p. 13. 
  5. ^ Onlooker (2 October 1933). "Association – preliminary final". The Argus. Melbourne. p. 13. 
  6. ^ Onlooker (9 October 1933). "Football – Association Grand Final". The Argus. Melbourne. p. 15. 
  7. ^ "Rough football – eight players charged". The Argus. Melbourne. 9 October 1933. p. 9. 
  8. ^ "Association "best and fairest" – two players equal". The Argus. Melbourne. 14 September 1933. p. 14. 
  9. ^ "Association Seconds – Brunswick wins Grand Final". The Argus. Melbourne. 29 September 1933. p. 13.