2001 VFL season

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2001 VFL
Teams 16
Premiers Box Hill
(1st premiership)
Minor premiers Werribee Tigers
(3rd minor premiership)
2000
2002

The 2001 Victorian Football League season was the 120th season of the Australian rules football competition.

The premiership was won by the Box Hill Football Club, after defeating Werribee by 37 points in the Grand Final on 23 September. It was the first top division premiership won by Box Hill in its 51 seasons in the VFA/VFL.

League membership and affiliations[edit]

In a continuation of the VFL's amalgamation with the AFL reserves, which had begun in 2000, there were several changes to the VFL-AFL reserves affiliations in 2001.[1]

  • Richmond affiliated with Coburg-Fitzroy. Under the affiliation, the team's nickname was changed from Lions to Tigers to match Richmond's nickname, and the partnership with Fitzroy came to an end, resulting in the team becoming known as the Coburg Tigers. The financial stability brought by the affiliation saved Coburg from extinction, as the club had been in administration since July 2000 and would have been wound up if it had not entered an AFL affiliation.[2][3]
  • Western Bulldogs, which had been jointly affiliated with Williamstown and Werribee, became fully affiliated with Werribee.
  • Collingwood affiliated with Williamstown
  • St Kilda affiliated with Springvale

In addition to these changes, a new team from Tasmania was admitted to the VFL; the admission was initially on a one-year trial basis, and a permanent licence was ultimately granted. Created and administered by Football Tasmania (later AFL Tasmania), the Tasmanian VFL club was designed to provide an opportunity for state level football in Tasmania to fill the void left by the collapse of the Tasmanian Statewide Football League at the end of the 2000 season.[3] The club came to be known as the Tasmanian Devils, and played its home games throughout Tasmania, with five games at York Park in Launceston, four games at North Hobart Oval in Hobart, and one game at Devonport Oval in Devonport in its first season.[4]

Consequently, there were sixteen teams in the VFL in 2001: eight clubs with VFL-AFL affiliations, three AFL reserves teams, and five stand-alone VFL clubs.

Premiership season[edit]

Ladder[edit]

2001 VFL Ladder
TEAM P W L D PF PA Pct PTS
1 Werribee 20 18 2 0 2357 1360 173.31 72
2 Box Hill (P) 20 15 5 0 2240 1521 147.27 60
3 Springvale 20 13 7 0 1921 1735 110.72 52
4 Murray Kangaroos 20 13 7 0 1997 1854 107.71 52
5 Carlton reserves 20 12 8 0 1844 1577 116.93 48
6 Frankston 20 12 8 0 1794 1730 103.70 48
7 Coburg 20 11 9 0 1857 1791 103.69 44
8 Essendon reserves 20 11 9 0 1797 1893 94.93 44
9 Williamstown 20 10 10 0 1908 1882 101.38 40
10 Port Melbourne 20 10 10 0 1866 1883 99.10 40
11 Sandringham 20 9 11 0 1770 1679 105.42 36
12 North Ballarat 20 8 12 0 1615 1920 84.11 32
13 Geelong reserves 20 7 13 0 1617 1718 94.12 28
14 Northern Bullants 20 6 14 0 1805 1816 99.39 24
15 Tasmania 20 5 15 0 1458 2180 66.88 20
16 Bendigo 20 0 20 0 1320 2627 50.25 0
Key: P = Played, W = Won, L = Lost, D = Drawn, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against, Pct = Percentage; (P) = Premiers, PTS = Premiership points Source[citation needed]

Finals Series[edit]

  Qualifying / Elimination finals Semi-finals Preliminary finals Grand final
                                   
  QF1: 1 September, Chirnside Park  
1  Werribee 17.21 (123)  
4  Murray Kangaroos 8.12 (60)     SF1: 8 September, North Port Oval  
     Springvale 16.12 108    
EF1: 2 September, North Port Oval      Frankston 9.16 (70)       PF1: 16 September, North Port Oval
5  Carlton Reserves 12.16 (88)        Werribee 18.15 (123)  
8  Essendon Reserves 11.10 (76)          Springvale 14.17 (101)     GF: 23 September, Optus Oval
         Werribee 7.12 (54)
  EF2: 2 September, Trevor Barker Oval       PF2: 15 September, North Port Oval      Box Hill 13.13 (91)
6  Frankston 12.12 (84)          Box Hill 14.12 (96)  
7  Coburg 10.12 (72)     SF2: 9 September, North Port Oval        Murray Kangaroos 12.12 (84)  
     Murray Kangaroos 16.12 (108)    
QF2: 1 September, North Port Oval      Carlton Reserves 13.11 (89)    
2  Box Hill 10.11 (71)  
3  Springvale 8.9 (57)  


Grand Final[edit]

2001 VFL Grand Final
Sunday 23 September

(2:10 pm)

Werribee def. by Box Hill Optus Oval (crowd: 11,500) [5]
3.3 (21)
4.5 (29)
6.6 (42)
 7.12 (54)
Q1
Q2
Q3
 Final
6.4 (40)
10.7 (67)
11.10 (76)
 13.13 (91)
Umpires: Davis, Grund, Quigley
Norm Goss Memorial Medal: John Baird (Box Hill)
Mitchell 3, Bowden, Churchill, Contessa, McMahon Goals O'Farrell 3, Passador 3, Pugsley 2, Rock 2, Lord, Picioane, Ries
S. Smith, for wrestling with C. Bateman in the second quarter Reports C. Bateman, for wrestling with S. Smith in the second quarter

Awards[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fiddian, Marc (2004); The VFA; A History of the Victorian Football Association 1877-1995; p. 188
  2. ^ "116th Annual Report: for the year ending 31st October 2000". Fitzroy Football Club. 
  3. ^ a b "2001 review". Footystats. Retrieved 31 July 2016. 
  4. ^ "2001 VFL Premiership season". AustralianFootball.com. Retrieved 13 July 2016. 
  5. ^ Gordon Oldham (24 September 2001). "Sport details". The Age (Sports section). Melbourne, VIC. p. 4. 
  6. ^ "Frosty Miller Medallists". Fox Sports Pulse. 25 May 2016. Retrieved 4 August 2016. 
  7. ^ "The 2001 review". Sporting Pulse. Retrieved 4 August 2016. 
  8. ^ "Fothergill-Round Medallists". Sportingpulse. 29 October 2014. Retrieved 20 December 2014. 
  9. ^ "Sport scoreboard". The Age (Sport section). Melbourne, VIC. 24 September 2001. p. 8.