2012 VFL season

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2012 VFL
Teams 13
Premiers Geelong reserves
(3rd premiership)
Minor premiers Casey Scorpions
(3rd minor premiership)
Leading goalkicker Dean Galea (Port Melbourne) 76
J. J. Liston Trophy Ben Ross (Werribee)
2011
2013

The 131st season of the Victorian Football League/Victorian Football Association was held in 2012. Geelong won the 2012 VFL Premiership, defeating Port Melbourne in the Grand Final.[1]

Season Summary[edit]

For the 2012 VFL season, the Bendigo Football Club changed its name to the Bendigo Gold. The change came after it was announced that 2012 would be the final season Bendigo would be aligned with the Essendon Football Club, with the latter to be fielding its own reserves team in the VFL from the 2013 season.[2]

The Northern Bullants also changed their nickname, becoming the Northern Blues and adopting navy blue and white colours in the tenth year of its affiliation with the Carlton Football Club.[3]

The top three teams from the 2011 VFL season – Port Melbourne, Werribee and Williamstown – competed in the 2012 Foxtel Cup, with Werribee losing in the Grand Final to WAFL team Claremont.

Casey Scorpions finished on top of the ladder with fourteen wins, however lost both its finals matches to be knocked out of the finals series. Port Melbourne and Geelong progressed to the Grand Final at Etihad Stadium. Geelong won its third premiership as a stand-alone VFL team, with previous victories in 2002 and 2007.[4]

Ladder[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L D PF PA % Pts Qualification
1 Casey Scorpions 18 14 4 0 1633 1544 105.8 56 Finals
2 Port Melbourne 18 13 5 0 2051 1371 149.6 52
3 Geelong 18 13 5 0 1730 1398 123.7 52
4 Werribee 18 12 6 0 1906 1441 132.3 48
5 Williamstown 18 11 6 1 1591 1406 113.2 46
6 Sandringham 18 10 8 0 1724 1650 104.5 40
7 Box Hill Hawks 18 9 9 0 1653 1500 110.2 36
8 Bendigo 18 9 9 0 1691 1686 100.3 36
9 North Ballarat 18 9 9 0 1588 1747 90.9 36
10 Northern Blues 18 6 12 0 1459 1591 91.7 24
11 Coburg 18 4 14 0 1336 1861 71.8 16
12 Collingwood 18 4 14 0 1293 1934 66.9 16
13 Frankston 18 2 15 1 1182 1708 69.2 10
Source: SportsTG
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) percentage; 3) number of points for.

Finals[edit]

Qualifying and Elimination Finals[edit]

Qualifying Finals
Sunday, 2 September (2:00 pm) Casey Scorpions 3.10 (28) def. by Werribee 6.10 (46) Casey Fields
Sunday, 2 September (2:10 pm) Port Melbourne 20.12 (132) def. Geelong 16.14 (110) North Port Oval
Elimination Finals
Sunday, 1 September (2:10 pm) Williamstown 11.17 (83) def. Bendigo Gold 10.11 (71) North Port Oval
Sunday, 1 September (2:00 pm) Sandringham 14.4 (88) def. by Box Hill Hawks 18.10 (118) Trevor Barker Beach Oval

Semi Finals[edit]

Semi Finals
Saturday, 8 September (2:10 pm) Casey Scorpions 5.8 (38) def. by Williamstown 11.9 (75) Casey Fields
Sunday, 9 September (2:10 pm) Geelong 11.10 (76) def. Box Hill Hawks 9.8 (62) Casey Fields

Preliminary Finals[edit]

Preliminary Finals
Saturday, 15 September (2:10 pm) Port Melbourne 12.15 (87) def. Williamstown 7.11 (53) North Port Oval
Sunday, 16 September (2:10 pm) Werribee 15.13 (103) def. by Geelong 16.12 (108) North Port Oval

Grand Final[edit]

Grand Final
Sunday, 23 September (2:15 pm) Port Melbourne def. by Geelong Etihad Stadium (crowd: 14,536) Report
4.2 (26)
7.6 (48)
10.9 (69)
 11.9 (75)
Q1
Q2
Q3
 Final
3.4 (22)
6.10 (46)
10.15 (75)
 14.24 (108)
Norm Goss Memorial Medal: George Horlin-Smith (Geelong)
D. Galea 4, H. O'Farrell 2, W. Burstin 2,
S. Dwyer, C. Cain, A. Bentick
Goals S. Kersten 3, M. Brown 2, G. Burbury 2,
O. Stephenson, J. Stringer, M. Corrigan,
J. Simpkin, S. Byrnes, D. Gleeson, S. Hogan
A. Bentick, S. Valenti, H. O'Farrell,
S. Pleming, J. Baird, W. Burstin
Best G. Horlin-Smith, G. Burbury, O. Stephenson,
D. Simpson, S. Byrnes, R. Bathie

Awards[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sam Landsberger. "Geelong proves too good for Port Melbourne in the VFL grand final". news.com.au. Retrieved 2013-05-16. 
  2. ^ Teo Pellizzeri. "VFL: Bombers out to create a winning culture". Mooney Valley Weekly. Retrieved 2013-05-16. 
  3. ^ "Northern Blues". Carlton Football Club. 10 November 2011. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 
  4. ^ Geelong The 2012 Premiers
  5. ^ Paul Amy (4 September 2012). "Werribee's Ben Ross wins VFL's JJ Liston Trophy". Leader. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
  6. ^ "2012 VFL Reserves – Grand Final". Foxsportspulse. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 

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