2016 VFL season

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2016 VFL
Teams 15
Premiers Footscray reserves
(2nd premiership)
Minor premiers Casey Scorpions
(4th minor premiership)
Matches played 144
Leading goalkicker Ahmed Saad (Coburg) 49 goals
J. J. Liston Trophy Michael Gibbons (Williamstown)
2015
2017

The 2016 Victorian Football League season is the 135th season of the Victorian Football Association/Victorian Football League Australian rules football competition.

There were 15 teams competing in the league, the season started on Saturday 9 April and concluded Sunday 25 September with the VFL Grand Final, won by the Footscray reserves, who defeated the Casey Scorpions by 31 points at Etihad Stadium. It was the Footscray reserves' second VFL premiership, won in just its third season in the competition.

League membership and affiliations[edit]

At the end of the 2015 season, North Melbourne ended its ten-year partial reserves affiliation with North Ballarat, the move was in part motivated by a burgeoning partnership between the City of Ballarat and North Melbourne's AFL rivals Western Bulldogs, with North Melbourne not wishing to continue its investment in the Ballarat area if the rewards were to be reaped by another club. North Melbourne's existing partial affiliation with Werribee was upgraded to a full affiliation, and North Ballarat continued to contest the VFL as a stand-alone senior club.[1]

Beginning in the 2016 season, a new statewide women's football league known as VFL Women's was established by AFL Victoria, the competition was formed from clubs previously established in the Victorian Women's Football League, and was aligned and co-branded with the VFL to improve market penetration. The new competition was composed of ten clubs: Darebin Falcons, Diamond Creek (Creekers), Eastern Devils, Melbourne University Mugars, St Kilda Sharks, and VU Western Spurs (all from the VWFL Premier Division), joined by Cranbourne Eagles, Geelong Magpies, Knox Falcons and Seaford Tigers (all from the VWFL Division 1).[2]

Premiership season[edit]

Round 1[edit]

Round 1
Saturday, 9 April (12:00pm) Essendon 12.12 (84) def. by Werribee 16.6 (102) Windy Hill Report
Saturday, 9 April (2:00pm) Box Hill Hawks 18.10 (118) def. Sandringham 12.9 (81) Box Hill City Oval Report
Saturday, 9 April (2:00pm) Coburg 11.9 (75) def. by North Ballarat 12.9 (81) Piranha Park Report
Saturday, 9 April (7:00pm) Casey Scorpions 27.17 (179) def. Frankston 5.5 (35) Casey Fields Report
Sunday, 10 April (11:00am) Footscray 15.14 (104) def. Northern Blues 8.7 (55) VU Whitten Oval Report
Sunday, 10 April (11:40am) Port Melbourne 10.13 (73) def. by Collingwood 14.13 (97) North Port Oval Report
Sunday, 10 April (2:00pm) Williamstown 16.13 (109) def. Richmond 9.10 (64) Burbank Oval Report
Bye: Geelong

Round 2[edit]

Round 2
Friday, 15 April (7:00pm) Geelong 14.6 (90) def. by Northern Blues 16.8 (104) Simonds Stadium Report
Friday, 15 April (7:30pm) Essendon 18.16 (124) def. North Ballarat 5.9 (39) Queen Elizabeth Oval Report
Saturday, 16 April (12:00pm) Richmond 17.10 (112) def. Footscray 7.18 (60) Punt Road Oval Report
Saturday, 16 April (2:00pm) Port Melbourne 12.12 (84) def. Coburg 11.8 (74) North Port Oval Report
Sunday, 17 April (11:40am) Williamstown 14.13 (97) def. by Box Hill Hawks 17.10 (112) Burbank Oval Report
Sunday, 17 April (11:45am) Collingwood 10.5 (65) def. by Casey Scorpions 18.13 (121) Holden Centre Report
Sunday, 17 April (2:00pm) Frankston 10.3 (63) def. by Werribee 15.11 (101) Frankston Park Report
Bye: Sandringham

Round 3[edit]

Round 3
Friday, 22 April (7:00pm) North Ballarat 5.7 (37) def. by Geelong 16.15 (111) Eureka Stadium Report
Saturday, 23 April (2:00pm) Frankston 14.15 (99) def. Richmond 13.8 (86) Frankston Park Report
Saturday, 23 April (2:00pm) Coburg 11.12 (78) def. by Box Hill Hawks 13.8 (86) Piranha Park
Saturday, 23 April (2:00pm) Northern Blues 8.8 (56) def. by Port Melbourne 10.15 (75) Preston City Oval
Saturday, 23 April (2:00pm) Sandringham 18.9 (117) def. Footscray 12.17 (89) Trevor Barker Oval Report
Saturday, 23 April (7:00pm) Casey Scorpions 11.4 (70) def. by Williamstown 17.12 (114) Casey Fields Report
Sunday, 24 April (2:10pm) Collingwood 7.8 (48) def. by Essendon 20.13 (133) Victoria Park Report
Bye: Werribee

Frankston recorded its first win since Round 16, 2014, to break a 24-game losing streak.[3]

Round 4[edit]

Round 4
Saturday, 30 April (12:00pm) Footscray 12.13 (85) def. by Werribee 19.13 (127) VU Whitten Oval Report
Saturday, 30 April (2:00pm) Northern Blues 13.13 (91) def. by Collingwood 14.16 (100) Preston City Oval Report
Saturday, 30 April (4:30pm) Richmond 7.12 (54) def. by Sandringham 16.15 (111) Punt Road Oval Report
Sunday, 1 May (11:40am) Williamstown 8.4 (52) def. Port Melbourne 5.15 (45) Burbank Oval Report
Sunday, 1 May (12:00pm) Essendon 7.12 (54) def. by Casey Scorpions 10.11 (71) Windy Hill Report
Sunday, 1 May (1:00pm) Geelong 15.12 (102) def. Coburg 10.7 (67) Simonds Stadium Report
Sunday, 1 May (2:00pm) Box Hill Hawks 14.14 (98) def. Frankston 5.9 (39) Box Hill City Oval Report
Bye: North Ballarat

Round 5[edit]

Round 5
Saturday, 7 May (12:00pm) Essendon 16.9 (105) def. Geelong 12.12 (84) Windy Hill Report
Saturday, 7 May (2:00pm) Port Melbourne 13.16 (94) def. Richmond 8.3 (51) North Port Oval Report
Saturday, 7 May (4:50pm) Collingwood 7.5 (47) def. by Sandringham 16.18 (114) Holden Centre Report
Saturday, 7 May (7:00pm) Werribee 9.9 (63) def. by Williamstown 20.17 (137) Avalon Airport Oval Report
Sunday, 8 May (11:40am) Footscray 20.21 (141) def. North Ballarat 5.6 (36) VU Whitten Oval Report
Sunday, 8 May (2:00pm) Casey Scorpions 19.11 (125) def. Northern Blues 2.6 (18) Casey Fields Report
Sunday, 8 May (2:00pm) Frankston 8.13 (61) def. Coburg 7.14 (56) Frankston Park Report
Bye: Box Hill Hawks

Round 6[edit]

Round 6
Saturday, 14 May (1:00pm) Geelong 6.8 (44) def. by Collingwood 8.16 (64) Simonds Stadium Report
Saturday, 14 May (2:00pm) Williamstown 25.22 (172) def. Northern Blues 3.11 (29) Burbank Oval Report
Saturday, 14 May (2:00pm) Port Melbourne 8.10 (58) def. by Footscray 11.11 (77) North Port Oval Report
Saturday, 14 May (2:00pm) Sandringham 16.6 (102) def. by Casey Scorpions 19.19 (133) Trevor Barker Oval Report
Saturday, 14 May (4:30pm) Richmond 21.16 (142) def. North Ballarat 10.3 (63) Punt Road Oval Report
Sunday, 15 May (11:40am) Werribee 10.10 (70) def. Box Hill Hawks 9.14 (68) Avalon Airport Oval Report
Sunday, 15 May (2:00pm) Coburg 16.7 (103) def. Essendon 11.6 (72) Piranha Park Report
Bye: Frankston

Round 7[edit]

Round 7
Saturday, 21 May (4:50pm) Collingwood 13.8 (86) def. Williamstown 12.9 (81) Holden Centre Report
Saturday, 21 May (7:00pm) Casey Scorpions 12.11 (83) def. Box Hill Hawks 11.10 (76) Casey Fields Report
Saturday, 21 May (7:00pm) North Ballarat 14.4 (88) def. by Port Melbourne 15.7 (97) Eureka Stadium Report
Sunday, 22 May (11:40am) Frankston 10.8 (68) def. by Geelong 16.9 (105) Frankston Park Report
Sunday, 22 May (12:00pm) Essendon 12.9 (81) def. by Footscray 15.10 (100) Windy Hill Report
Sunday, 22 May (2:00pm) Northern Blues 16.10 (106) def. Coburg 14.11 (95) Preston City Oval
Sunday, 22 May (2:00pm) Sandringham 17.18 (120) def. Werribee 12.11 (83) Trevor Barker Oval
Bye: Richmond

Round 8[edit]

Round 8
Saturday, 28 May (4:00pm) Richmond 5.14 (44) def. by Essendon 9.13 (67) Punt Road Oval Report
Bye: Box Hill Hawks, Casey Scorpions, Coburg, Collingwood, Footscray, Frankston, Geelong, North Ballarat, Northern Blues, Port Melbourne, Sandringham, Werribee, Williamstown

Round 9[edit]

Round 9
Saturday, 4 June (2:00pm) Werribee 9.5 (59) def. by Collingwood 13.10 (88) Avalon Airport Oval Report
Sunday, 5 June (11:00am) Footscray 7.14 (56) def. by Williamstown 19.14 (128) VU Whitten Oval Report
Sunday, 5 June (11:40am) Coburg 9.10 (64) def. Richmond 3.13 (31) Piranha Park Report
Sunday, 5 June (1:00pm) Geelong 15.9 (99) def. by Sandringham 15.11 (101) Simonds Stadium Report
Sunday, 5 June (2:00pm) Box Hill Hawks 12.18 (90) def. North Ballarat 9.9 (63) Box Hill City Oval Report
Sunday, 5 June (2:00pm) Casey Scorpions 12.14 (86) def. Port Melbourne 7.9 (51) Casey Fields Report
Sunday, 5 June (2:00pm) Northern Blues 15.15 (105) def. Frankston 9.11 (65) Ikon Park
Bye: Essendon

Round 10[edit]

Round 10
Saturday, 11 June (11:00am) Footscray 9.13 (67) def. Geelong 8.12 (60) VU Whitten Oval Report
Saturday, 11 June (1:00pm) North Ballarat 7.20 (62) def. by Coburg 14.8 (92) Etihad Stadium Report
Saturday, 11 June (2:00pm) Box Hill Hawks 10.7 (67) def. by Northern Blues 15.13 (103) Box Hill City Oval Report
Saturday, 11 June (2:00pm) Williamstown 10.17 (77) def. Frankston 6.11 (47) Burbank Oval Report
Saturday, 11 June (2:10pm) Casey Scorpions 2.7 (19) def. by Collingwood 8.11 (59) Casey Fields Report
Sunday, 12 June (11:40am) Sandringham 15.13 (103) def. Essendon 9.21 (75) Trevor Barker Oval Report
Sunday, 12 June (2:00pm) Richmond 11.15 (81) def. Werribee 6.14 (50) Punt Road Oval Report
Bye: Port Melbourne

Round 11[edit]

Round 11
Saturday, 18 June (2:00pm) North Ballarat 7.2 (44) def. by Casey Scorpions 19.21 (135) Eureka Stadium Report
Saturday, 18 June (2:00pm) Werribee 13.15 (93) def. by Essendon 16.10 (106) Avalon Airport Oval Report
Saturday, 18 June (2:00pm) Coburg 11.11 (77) def. by Port Melbourne 16.12 (108) Piranha Park
Sunday, 19 June (2:00pm) Frankston 13.3 (81) def. by Footscray 13.13 (91) Frankston Park Report
Sunday, 19 June (2:10pm) Geelong 18.10 (118) def. Box Hill Hawks 10.9 (69) Simonds Stadium Report
Bye: Collingwood, Northern Blues, Richmond, Sandringham, Williamstown

Round 12[edit]

Round 12
Saturday, 25 June (2:00pm) Werribee 9.5 (59) def. by Coburg 9.19 (73) Avalon Airport Oval Report
Saturday, 25 June (2:00pm) Frankston 10.8 (68) def. by North Ballarat 11.9 (75) Frankston Park
Saturday, 25 June (2:00pm) Port Melbourne 10.11 (71) def. Box Hill Hawks 7.13 (55) North Port Oval
Saturday, 25 June (2:10pm) Northern Blues 9.8 (62) def. by Sandringham 13.24 (102) Ikon Park
Sunday, 26 June (2:00pm) Williamstown 5.17 (47) def. by Geelong 10.3 (63) Burbank Oval
Sunday, 26 June (2:10pm) Collingwood 14.12 (96) def. Richmond 10.10 (70) Holden Centre Report
Bye: Casey Scorpions, Essendon, Footscray

Round 13[edit]

Round 13
Saturday, 2 July (1:00pm) Coburg 13.7 (85) def. Footscray 9.19 (73) Piranha Park Report
Saturday, 2 July (2:10pm) Essendon 10.13 (73) def. by Port Melbourne 12.8 (80) Windy Hill Report
Saturday, 2 July (4:00pm) Collingwood 15.9 (99) def. Northern Blues 13.8 (86) Holden Centre Report
Sunday, 3 July (2:00pm) Williamstown 14.19 (103) def. North Ballarat 11.9 (75) Burbank Oval Report
Sunday, 3 July (2:00pm) Sandringham 16.20 (116) def. Frankston 9.2 (56) Trevor Barker Oval
Sunday, 3 July (2:10pm) Richmond 11.10 (76) def. by Casey Scorpions 11.12 (78) Punt Road Oval
Bye: Box Hill Hawks, Geelong, Werribee

Round 14[edit]

Round 14
Saturday, 9 July (2:00pm) Box Hill Hawks 12.8 (80) def. by Williamstown 13.12 (90) Box Hill City Oval Report
Saturday, 9 July (2:00pm) Northern Blues 8.11 (59) def. by Geelong 19.11 (125) Preston City Oval
Saturday, 9 July (2:00pm) Coburg 5.6 (36) def. by Sandringham 12.13 (85) Piranha Park Report
Saturday, 9 July (2:00pm) Footscray 11.8 (74) def. Richmond 9.11 (65) VU Whitten Oval Report
Sunday, 10 July (11:40am) Port Melbourne 9.20 (74) def. Werribee 10.7 (67) North Port Oval
Sunday, 10 July (1:00pm) North Ballarat 2.7 (19) def. by Collingwood 13.12 (90) Eureka Stadium Report
Sunday, 10 July (2:00pm) Frankston 12.12 (84) def. by Essendon 16.11 (107) Frankston Park
Bye: Casey Scorpions

Round 15[edit]

Round 15
Saturday, 16 July (11:00am) Essendon 15.5 (95) def. Box Hill Hawks 13.14 (92) Windy Hill Report
Saturday, 16 July (12:00pm) Geelong 25.16 (166) def. Werribee 8.7 (55) Simonds Stadium Report
Saturday, 16 July (1:00pm) North Ballarat 11.15 (81) def. by Northern Blues 17.10 (112) Eureka Stadium
Sunday, 17 July (11:40am) Footscray 12.12 (84) def. Casey Scorpions 13.5 (83) VU Whitten Oval Report
Sunday, 17 July (2:00pm) Williamstown 11.19 (85) def. Coburg 7.5 (47) Burbank Oval Report
Sunday, 17 July (2:00pm) Frankston 12.5 (77) def. by Collingwood 22.11 (143) Frankston Park Report
Sunday, 17 July (2:00pm) Sandringham 9.6 (60) def. by Port Melbourne 11.16 (82) Trevor Barker Oval Report
Bye: Richmond

Round 16[edit]

Round 16
Saturday, 23 July (2:00pm) Werribee 10.11 (71) def. North Ballarat 8.12 (60) Avalon Airport Oval Report
Saturday, 23 July (2:00pm) Port Melbourne 10.3 (63) def. by Williamstown 14.12 (96) North Port Oval Report
Sunday, 24 July (11:40am) Casey Scorpions 12.20 (92) def. Sandringham 7.4 (46) Casey Fields Report
Sunday, 24 July (12:30pm) Richmond 13.7 (85) def. Box Hill Hawks 10.9 (69) Punt Road Oval Report
Sunday, 24 July (1:00pm) Geelong 15.22 (112) def. Essendon 5.4 (34) Simonds Stadium Report
Sunday, 24 July (2:00pm) Northern Blues 11.11 (77) def. Footscray 10.11 (71) Ikon Park Report
Bye: Coburg, Collingwood, Frankston

Round 17[edit]

Round 17
Saturday, 30 July (11:00am) Richmond 11.15 (81) def. Frankston 7.8 (50) Punt Road Oval
Saturday, 30 July (12:00pm) Collingwood 13.14 (92) def. Geelong 5.12 (42) Victoria Park Report
Saturday, 30 July (12:00pm) Footscray 10.13 (73) def. Box Hill Hawks 10.8 (68) VU Whitten Oval Report
Saturday, 30 July (2:00pm) Port Melbourne 12.20 (92) def. North Ballarat 13.1 (79) Frankston Park
Saturday, 30 July (2:00pm) Coburg 6.2 (38) def. by Casey Scorpions 16.20 (116) Piranha Park Report
Sunday, 31 July (11:40am) Werribee 25.15 (165) def. Northern Blues 15.12 (102) Avalon Airport Oval
Sunday, 31 July (2:00pm) Sandringham 6.22 (58) def. by Williamstown 11.16 (82) Trevor Barker Oval
Bye: Essendon

Round 18[edit]

Round 18
Saturday, 6 August (11:30am) Geelong 23.8 (146) def. Frankston 7.3 (45) Simonds Stadium Report
Saturday, 6 August (1:00pm) North Ballarat 11.8 (74) def. by Sandringham 19.13 (127) Eureka Stadium
Saturday, 6 August (1:00pm) Collingwood 19.18 (132) def. Coburg 10.4 (64) Victoria Park Report
Saturday, 6 August (2:00pm) Northern Blues 13.3 (81) def. by Richmond 19.11 (125) Ikon Park Report
Saturday, 6 August (7:00pm) Casey Scorpions 20.9 (129) def. Essendon 6.7 (43) Casey Fields Report
Sunday, 7 August (2:00pm) Box Hill Hawks 13.20 (98) def. Werribee 9.7 (61) Box Hill City Oval Report
Sunday, 7 August (2:00pm) Williamstown 11.11 (77) def. by Footscray 12.9 (81) Burbank Oval Report
Bye: Port Melbourne

Round 19[edit]

Round 19
Saturday, 13 August (1:00pm) Collingwood 12.12 (84) def. Port Melbourne 10.8 (68) Victoria Park Report
Saturday, 13 August (2:00pm) Coburg 13.13 (91) def. Frankston 11.13 (79) Piranha Park Report
Sunday, 14 August (12:00pm) Essendon 18.11 (119) def. Williamstown 15.11 (101) Windy Hill Report
Sunday, 14 August (2:00pm) Casey Scorpions 21.25 (151) def. Werribee 7.4 (46) Casey Fields Report
Sunday, 14 August (2:00pm) Sandringham 9.15 (69) def. by Box Hill Hawks 13.13 (91) Trevor Barker Oval Report
Sunday, 14 August (5:00pm) Richmond 11.16 (82) def. Geelong 6.9 (42) Punt Road Oval Report
Bye: Footscray, North Ballarat, Northern Blues

Round 20[edit]

Round 20
Saturday, 20 August (1:00pm) Box Hill Hawks 7.15 (57) def. by Collingwood 12.6 (78) Box Hill City Oval Report
Saturday, 20 August (2:00pm) Northern Blues 6.7 (43) def. by Williamstown 13.20 (98) Ikon Park Report
Saturday, 20 August (2:30pm) North Ballarat 3.16 (34) def. by Essendon 15.10 (100) Eureka Stadium Report
Sunday, 21 August (11:00am) Geelong 13.5 (83) def. Casey Scorpions 10.12 (72) Simonds Stadium Report
Sunday, 21 August (12:00pm) Werribee 9.10 (64) def. by Footscray 18.19 (127) Avalon Airport Oval Report
Sunday, 21 August (2:00pm) Frankston 8.10 (58) def. by Port Melbourne 16.8 (104) Frankston Park Report
Sunday, 21 August (2:15pm) Sandringham 12.17 (89) def. by Richmond 14.14 (98) Trevor Barker Oval Report
Bye: Coburg

Round 21[edit]

Round 21
Saturday, 27 August (11:00am) Essendon 19.18 (132) def. Northern Blues 8.10 (58) Windy Hill Report
Saturday, 27 August (12:00pm) Richmond 20.15 (135) def. Coburg 6.8 (44) Punt Road Oval Report
Saturday, 27 August (12:00pm) Footscray 16.9 (105) def. Collingwood 10.13 (73) VU Whitten Oval Report
Saturday, 27 August (1:00pm) North Ballarat 8.18 (66) def. Frankston 8.8 (56) Eureka Stadium
Saturday, 27 August (2:00pm) Box Hill Hawks 8.8 (56) def. by Casey Scorpions 11.20 (86) Box Hill City Oval Report
Sunday, 28 August (11:40am) Port Melbourne 9.10 (64) def. by Geelong 15.9 (99) VU Whitten Oval Report
Sunday, 28 August (2:00pm) Werribee 14.10 (94) def. Sandringham 10.14 (74) Avalon Airport Oval Report
Bye: Williamstown

Ladder[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L D PF PA % Pts Qualification
1 Casey Scorpions 18 14 4 0 1829 1090 167.8 56 Finals
2 Collingwood 18 14 4 0 1541 1323 116.5 56
3 Williamstown 18 13 5 0 1746 1201 145.4 52
4 Footscray 18 12 6 0 1558 1447 107.7 48
5 Geelong 18 11 7 0 1694 1232 137.5 44
6 Port Melbourne 18 11 7 0 1383 1329 104.1 44
7 Sandringham 18 10 8 0 1675 1465 114.3 40
8 Essendon 18 10 8 0 1603 1477 108.5 40
9 Richmond 18 9 9 0 1482 1343 110.3 36
10 Box Hill Hawks 18 7 11 0 1450 1440 100.7 28
11 Werribee 18 7 11 0 1430 1757 81.4 28
12 Coburg 18 6 12 0 1259 1557 80.9 24
13 Northern Blues 18 6 12 0 1347 1890 71.3 24
14 North Ballarat 18 3 15 0 1076 1826 58.9 12
15 Frankston 18 2 16 0 1131 1827 61.9 8
Source: Fox Sports Pulse
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) percentage; 3) number of points for.

Finals series[edit]

  Qualifying / Elimination finals Semi-finals Preliminary finals Grand final
                                   
  QF1: 3 Sep, Casey Fields  
1  Casey Scorpions 20.8 (128)  
4  Footscray 8.10 (58)     SF1: 11 Sep, North Port Oval  
     Footscray 13.16 (94)    
EF1: 3 Sep, North Port Oval      Essendon 10.15 (75)       PF1: 18 Sep, North Port Oval
5  Geelong 17.8 (110)        Casey Scorpions 12.13 (85)  
8  Essendon 21.6 (132)          Williamstown 5.13 (43)     GF: 25 Sep, Etihad Stadium
         Casey Scorpions 10.6 (66)
  EF2: 4 Sep, North Port Oval       PF2: 17 Sep, North Port Oval      Footscray 13.19 (97)
6  Port Melbourne 15.10 (100)          Collingwood 9.8 (62)  
7  Sandringham 22.13 (145)     SF2: 10 Sep, North Port Oval        Footscray 27.19 (181)  
     Williamstown 14.11 (95)    
QF2: 3 Sep, Ikon Park      Sandringham 7.7 (49)    
2  Collingwood 16.6 (102)  
3  Williamstown 7.14 (56)  

Qualifying and Elimination Finals[edit]

Qualifying Finals
Saturday 3 September (2:00 pm) Casey Scorpions 20.8 (128) def. Footscray 8.10 (58) Casey Fields Report
Saturday 3 September (2:00 pm) Collingwood 16.6 (102) def. Williamstown 7.14 (56) Ikon Park Report
Elimination Finals
Saturday 3 September (2:40 pm) Geelong 17.8 (110) def. by Essendon 21.6 (132) North Port Oval Report
Sunday 4 September (2:40 pm) Port Melbourne 15.10 (100) def. by Sandringham 22.13 (145) North Port Oval Report

Semi Finals[edit]

Semi Finals
Saturday 10 September (11:40 am) Williamstown 14.11 (95) def. Sandringham 7.7 (49) North Port Oval Report
Sunday 11 September (2:40 pm) Footscray 13.16 (94) def. Essendon 10.15 (75) North Port Oval Report

Preliminary Finals[edit]

Preliminary Finals
Saturday 17 September (2:40 pm) Collingwood 9.8 (62) def. by Footscray 27.19 (181) North Port Oval Report
Sunday 18 September (2:40 pm) Casey Scorpions 12.13 (85) def. Williamstown 5.13 (43) North Port Oval Report
  • The Casey Scorpions qualified for their first grand final since 1999.

Grand Final[edit]

2016 VFL Grand Final
Sunday 25 September (3:00 pm) Casey Scorpions def. by Footscray Etihad Stadium (crowd: 17,348) Report
2.1 (13)
6.3 (39)
6.3 (39)
 10.6 (66)
Q1
Q2
Q3
 Final
2.7 (19)
4.9 (33)
12.13 (85)
 13.19 (97)
Umpires: D. Butcher, H. Gavine, H. Ryan[4]
Norm Goss Memorial Medal: Lin Jong (Footscray)
Television broadcast: Seven Network
3: T. Smith
2: Weideman
1: Hulett, Newton, Scott, Trengove, White
Goals 3: Jamieson
2: Long, Campbell
1: Dale, Nash, Lynch, Williams, Hannan, Tashevski-Beckwith
Oliver, T. Smith, Dunn, J. Smith, Kennedy, Newton Best

Awards[edit]

Notable events[edit]

  • In August, the Frankston Football Club, struggling with debts in excess of $1,000,000 and a downturn in the profitability of its poker machine licence, went into voluntary administration.[9] The club's VFL licence was terminated the following month, in the week after the VFL Grand Final,[10][11] resulting in the club missing the 2017 season before being readmitted in 2018 after resolving its financial issues.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  4. ^ "VFL Grand Final match umpires". SportsTG. Retrieved 24 September 2016. 
  5. ^ "Peter Jackson VFL 2016". Fox Sports Pulse. Retrieved 28 August 2016. 
  6. ^ a b Brent Diamond (12 September 2016). "VFL season 2016: Williamstown ball-magnet wins Liston Trophy". The Age. Melbourne, VIC. Retrieved 13 September 2016. 
  7. ^ "Hawthorn Earn More Premiership Success". Triple M. 18 September 2016. Retrieved 18 September 2016. 
  8. ^ Tim Michell (18 September 2016). "Darebin Falcons defeat gallant Melbourne Uni to claim fourth-straight premiership and first VFL Women's title". Preston Leader. Preston, VIC. Retrieved 18 September 2016. 
  9. ^ Paul Amy (27 August 2016). "Frankston Dolphins VFL club forced into administration with debts of more than $500,000". Frankston Standard Leader. Frankston, VIC. Retrieved 27 August 2016. 
  10. ^ "AFL Victoria terminates Frankston Dolphins' VFL licence". Frankston Standard Leader. Frankston, VIC. 26 September 2016. Retrieved 26 September 2016. 
  11. ^ "Frankston FC decision". SportsTG. 30 September 2016. Retrieved 30 September 2016.