1935 VFA season

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1935 VFA premiership season
Teams 12
Premiers Yarraville
(1st premiership)
Minor premiers Northcote
(5th minor premiership)
1934
1936

The 1935 Victorian Football Association season was the 57th season of the Australian rules football competition. The premiership was won by the Yarraville Football Club, after it defeated Camberwell by nine points in the Grand Final on 7 September. It was the club's first VFA premiership, won in its eighth season of competition.

Finals venue[edit]

After having played finals at the central Olympic Park for the previous two seasons, the Association returned to the practice of playing finals at suburban Association grounds.[1] Toorak Park, which had never previously hosted a final, was used for both a semi-final and the Grand Final.

Premiership[edit]

The home-and-home season was played over eighteen matches, before the top four clubs contested a finals series under the Page–McIntyre system to determine the premiers for the season.

Ladder[edit]

1935 VFA Ladder
TEAM P W L D PF PA Pct PTS
1 Northcote 18 16 2 0 1854 1274 145.5 64
2 Yarraville (P) 18 12 6 0 1817 1302 139.6 48
3 Camberwell 18 12 6 0 1720 1271 135.3 48
4 Coburg 18 11 6 1 1634 1457 112.1 46
5 Prahran 18 11 7 0 1567 1139 138.8 44
6 Preston 18 10 7 1 1457 1457 99.0 42
7 Oakleigh 18 9 8 1 1606 1710 93.9 38
8 Brunswick 18 9 9 0 1366 1293 105.6 36
9 Port Melbourne 18 7 10 1 1383 1564 88.4 30
10 Brighton 18 3 15 0 1454 1869 77.8 12
11 Sandringham 18 3 15 0 1268 1947 65.1 12
12 Williamstown 18 3 15 0 1184 2023 58.5 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, 17 August Camberwell 20.13 (133) def. Coburg 11.10 (76) Toorak Park (crowd: 8,000) [3]
Saturday, 24 August Northcote 13.9 (87) def. by Yarraville 15.14 (104) Coburg Cricket Ground (crowd: 5,000) [4]
Preliminary Final
Saturday, 31 August Northcote 10.10 (70) def. by Camberwell 9.18 (72) Brunswick Cricket Ground (crowd: 6,500) [5]


1935 VFA Grand Final
Saturday, 7 September Yarraville def. Camberwell Toorak Park (crowd: 14,600) [6]
0.0 (0)
4.4 (28)
6.6 (42)
 10.10 (70)
Q1
Q2
Q3
 Final
2.5 (17)
2.8 (20)
7.12 (54)
 8.13 (61)
Buckley 3, McGrath 3, Cashman 2, Cave, Kenny Goals Luff 2, Mason 2, Williams 2, Meehan, Tatham
Injuries Clamp (concussion)
R. Smith, for elbowing Mason Reports Tatham, for striking Storey
Meehan, for charging Kenny

Awards[edit]

  • Bill Luff (Camberwell) was the leading goalkicker for the season; he kicked 64 goals in the home-and-home season and 75 goals overall.[2][6]
  • In the two parallel Association best-and-fairest awards:
  • Coburg won the seconds premiership. Coburg 6.11 (47) defeated Port Melbourne 3.9 (27) in the Grand Final on Saturday 7 September at the Brunswick Cricket Ground.[6]

Notable events[edit]

  • Northcote, which lost both of its finals, was the first minor premier to fail to win the major premiership since Footscray in 1922.
  • A Grand Final rematch was played as a night exhibition match at Olympic Park on Thursday 26 September (Show Day holiday). Yarraville 8.18 (66) defeated Camberwell 5.17 (47). The attendance of 3,000 was considered a disappointment. The floodlights were considered too dim to be entirely effective for the players or spectators.[8]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Association finals – play on own grounds". The Argus. Melbourne. 30 April 1935. p. 11. 
  2. ^ a b "Association four decided". The Argus. Melbourne. 12 August 1935. p. 13. 
  3. ^ a b "Association captains reported". The Argus. Melbourne. 19 August 1935. p. 13. 
  4. ^ "Yarraville enters Grand Final". The Argus. Melbourne. 16 August 1935. p. 13. 
  5. ^ "Northcote two points down". The Argus. Melbourne. 2 September 1935. p. 13. 
  6. ^ a b c "Yarraville Association premiers". The Argus. Melbourne. 9 September 1935. p. 13. 
  7. ^ "Football Medal: Brooks (Williamstown) and Dowling (Brunswick)". The Argus. Melbourne. 20 August 1935. p. 12. 
  8. ^ "Night match – Innovation unpopular". The Argus. Melbourne. 27 September 1935. p. 12.