1930 VFL season

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1930 VFL Premiership season
Teams 12
Premiers Collingwood
(9th premiership)
Minor premiers Collingwood
(12th minor premiership)
Matches played 112
Highest attendance 47,985
Leading Goalkicker Medallist Gordon Coventry (Collingwood)
Brownlow Medallist

Stan Judkins (Richmond)
Harry Collier (Collingwood)

Allan Hopkins (Footscray)
1929
1931

Results and statistics for the Victorian Football League season of 1930.

Premiership season[edit]

In 1930, the VFL competition consisted of twelve teams of 18 on-the-field players each, plus one substitute player, known as the 19th man. A player could be substituted for any reason, Once he had been substituted, a player could not return to the field of play under any circumstances.

Teams played each other in a home-and-away season of 18 rounds; matches 12 to 18 were the "home-and-way reverse" of matches 5 to 11 (i.e., the last seven matches of the round).

Once the 18 round home-and-away season had finished, the 1930 VFL Premiers were determined by the specific format and conventions of the amended "Argus system".

Round 1[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Crowd Date
Hawthorn 16.7 (103) St Kilda 14.8 (92) Glenferrie Oval 18,000 3 May 1930
Geelong 18.13 (121) North Melbourne 2.7 (19) Corio Oval 9,500 3 May 1930
Fitzroy 12.14 (86) Footscray 11.6 (72) Brunswick Street Oval 18,500 3 May 1930
South Melbourne 9.16 (70) Melbourne 13.17 (95) Lake Oval 16,000 3 May 1930
Richmond 7.18 (60) Collingwood 10.14 (74) Punt Road Oval 32,000 3 May 1930
Essendon 7.9 (51) Carlton 8.10 (58) Windy Hill 26,000 3 May 1930

Round 2[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Crowd Date
St Kilda 16.10 (106) South Melbourne 11.12 (78) Junction Oval 21,500 10 May 1930
Collingwood 11.12 (78) Hawthorn 10.10 (70) Victoria Park 19,000 10 May 1930
Carlton 17.14 (116) Richmond 7.5 (47) Princes Park 35,000 10 May 1930
Melbourne 14.16 (100) Geelong 8.15 (63) MCG 14,909 10 May 1930
North Melbourne 6.9 (45) Fitzroy 9.11 (65) Arden Street Oval 9,000 10 May 1930
Footscray 10.14 (74) Essendon 9.4 (58) Western Oval 18,000 10 May 1930

Round 3[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Crowd Date
Geelong 10.10 (70) St Kilda 9.6 (60) Corio Oval 13,000 17 May 1930
Fitzroy 15.9 (99) Melbourne 15.14 (104) Brunswick Street Oval 20,000 17 May 1930
North Melbourne 11.8 (74) Footscray 16.20 (116) Arden Street Oval 13,000 17 May 1930
Richmond 10.17 (77) Essendon 12.7 (79) Punt Road Oval 16,000 17 May 1930
South Melbourne 12.12 (84) Collingwood 16.19 (115) Lake Oval 18,000 17 May 1930
Hawthorn 10.12 (72) Carlton 13.9 (87) Glenferrie Oval 28,000 17 May 1930

Round 4[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Crowd Date
Melbourne 18.15 (123) North Melbourne 15.12 (102) MCG 8,662 24 May 1930
Footscray 9.10 (64) Richmond 14.7 (91) Western Oval 20,000 24 May 1930
Essendon 14.12 (96) Hawthorn 8.13 (61) Windy Hill 15,000 24 May 1930
Collingwood 10.12 (72) Geelong 12.18 (90) Victoria Park 17,000 24 May 1930
Carlton 20.18 (138) South Melbourne 11.18 (84) Princes Park 21,000 24 May 1930
St Kilda 15.18 (108) Fitzroy 8.10 (58) Junction Oval 26,000 24 May 1930

Round 5[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Crowd Date
North Melbourne 14.15 (99) St Kilda 10.11 (71) Arden Street Oval 12,000 31 May 1930
Hawthorn 8.11 (59) Richmond 11.11 (77) Glenferrie Oval 18,000 31 May 1930
Melbourne 17.18 (120) Footscray 9.8 (62) MCG 16,975 31 May 1930
South Melbourne 6.15 (51) Essendon 15.14 (104) Lake Oval 18,000 31 May 1930
Fitzroy 10.11 (71) Collingwood 9.12 (66) Brunswick Street Oval 21,000 31 May 1930
Geelong 8.10 (58) Carlton 10.6 (66) Corio Oval 15,500 31 May 1930

Round 6[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Crowd Date
Footscray 8.9 (57) Hawthorn 8.8 (56) Western Oval 9,000 7 June 1930
Collingwood 15.24 (114) North Melbourne 8.9 (57) Victoria Park 10,000 7 June 1930
Carlton 17.16 (118) Fitzroy 6.12 (48) Princes Park 30,000 7 June 1930
Richmond 11.15 (81) South Melbourne 9.12 (66) Punt Road Oval 16,000 9 June 1930
Essendon 16.11 (107) Geelong 9.12 (66) Windy Hill 20,000 9 June 1930
St Kilda 11.10 (76) Melbourne 10.7 (67) Junction Oval 29,000 9 June 1930

Round 7[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Crowd Date
Geelong 9.15 (69) Richmond 10.10 (70) Corio Oval 9,500 14 June 1930
Footscray 7.14 (56) St Kilda 10.12 (72) Western Oval 15,000 14 June 1930
South Melbourne 17.11 (113) Hawthorn 9.10 (64) Lake Oval 11,000 14 June 1930
Fitzroy 13.13 (91) Essendon 16.10 (106) Brunswick Street Oval 15,000 14 June 1930
Melbourne 11.13 (79) Collingwood 14.13 (97) MCG 28,779 14 June 1930
North Melbourne 9.9 (63) Carlton 15.23 (113) Arden Street Oval 15,000 14 June 1930

Round 8[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Crowd Date
Essendon 11.11 (77) North Melbourne 8.8 (56) Windy Hill 13,000 21 June 1930
Collingwood 22.11 (143) St Kilda 14.8 (92) Victoria Park 15,000 21 June 1930
Carlton 9.16 (70) Melbourne 9.18 (72) Princes Park 30,000 21 June 1930
Hawthorn 9.18 (72) Geelong 6.11 (47) Glenferrie Oval 8,000 21 June 1930
South Melbourne 15.19 (109) Footscray 8.12 (60) Lake Oval 12,000 21 June 1930
Richmond 14.16 (100) Fitzroy 10.12 (72) Punt Road Oval 14,000 21 June 1930

Round 9[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Crowd Date
North Melbourne 5.13 (43) Richmond 14.20 (104) Arden Street Oval 11,000 28 June 1930
Geelong 14.12 (96) South Melbourne 11.6 (72) Corio Oval 9,000 28 June 1930
Fitzroy 18.11 (119) Hawthorn 13.17 (95) Brunswick Street Oval 11,000 28 June 1930
Melbourne 17.12 (114) Essendon 11.22 (88) MCG 28,344 28 June 1930
Footscray 5.14 (44) Collingwood 19.10 (124) Western Oval 14,000 28 June 1930
St Kilda 12.5 (77) Carlton 13.14 (92) Junction Oval 33,000 28 June 1930

Round 10[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Crowd Date
Hawthorn 11.15 (81) North Melbourne 11.11 (77) Glenferrie Oval 7,000 5 July 1930
Essendon 13.20 (98) St Kilda 9.20 (74) Windy Hill 16,000 5 July 1930
Carlton 16.20 (116) Collingwood 16.16 (112) Princes Park 40,000 5 July 1930
Richmond 14.20 (104) Melbourne 7.10 (52) Punt Road Oval 18,000 5 July 1930
Geelong 15.8 (98) Footscray 7.16 (58) Corio Oval 8,000 5 July 1930
South Melbourne 13.16 (94) Fitzroy 12.12 (84) Lake Oval 12,000 5 July 1930

Round 11[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Crowd Date
North Melbourne 6.9 (45) South Melbourne 10.20 (80) Arden Street Oval 7,000 12 July 1930
Fitzroy 8.14 (62) Geelong 10.15 (75) Brunswick Street Oval 8,000 12 July 1930
Collingwood 14.14 (98) Essendon 9.14 (68) Victoria Park 16,000 12 July 1930
St Kilda 5.6 (36) Richmond 7.18 (60) Junction Oval 19,000 12 July 1930
Melbourne 12.10 (82) Hawthorn 6.5 (41) MCG 8,723 12 July 1930
Footscray 8.3 (51) Carlton 12.14 (86) Western Oval 12,000 12 July 1930

Round 12[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Crowd Date
Footscray 8.10 (58) Melbourne 7.19 (61) Western Oval 12,000 19 July 1930
Essendon 15.16 (106) South Melbourne 16.12 (108) Windy Hill 14,000 19 July 1930
Collingwood 25.17 (167) Fitzroy 13.16 (94) Victoria Park 14,000 19 July 1930
Carlton 15.16 (106) Geelong 13.13 (91) Princes Park 23,000 19 July 1930
St Kilda 18.15 (123) North Melbourne 7.6 (48) Junction Oval 10,000 19 July 1930
Richmond 15.19 (109) Hawthorn 7.7 (49) Punt Road Oval 10,000 19 July 1930

Round 13[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Crowd Date
Melbourne 12.10 (82) St Kilda 9.11 (65) MCG 20,232 26 July 1930
South Melbourne 11.11 (77) Richmond 10.11 (71) Lake Oval 22,000 26 July 1930
Hawthorn 11.10 (76) Footscray 11.7 (73) Glenferrie Oval 9,000 26 July 1930
Geelong 13.14 (92) Essendon 9.9 (63) Corio Oval 10,000 26 July 1930
North Melbourne 4.15 (39) Collingwood 18.13 (121) Arden Street Oval 8,000 26 July 1930
Fitzroy 10.9 (69) Carlton 10.16 (76) Brunswick Street Oval 19,000 26 July 1930

Round 14[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Crowd Date
Hawthorn 11.7 (73) South Melbourne 14.10 (94) Glenferrie Oval 10,000 16 August 1930
Essendon 12.19 (91) Fitzroy 10.11 (71) Windy Hill 9,000 16 August 1930
Collingwood 15.14 (104) Melbourne 8.9 (57) Victoria Park 15,000 16 August 1930
Carlton 23.17 (155) North Melbourne 3.9 (27) Princes Park 11,000 16 August 1930
Richmond 9.11 (65) Geelong 10.11 (71) Punt Road Oval 15,000 16 August 1930
St Kilda 9.7 (61) Footscray 7.10 (52) Junction Oval 10,000 16 August 1930

Round 15[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Crowd Date
Geelong 18.17 (125) Hawthorn 6.7 (43) Corio Oval 9,000 23 August 1930
Footscray 8.18 (66) South Melbourne 11.18 (84) Western Oval 12,500 23 August 1930
Fitzroy 11.5 (71) Richmond 8.12 (60) Brunswick Street Oval 14,000 23 August 1930
North Melbourne 6.12 (48) Essendon 14.11 (95) Arden Street Oval 8,000 23 August 1930
St Kilda 14.7 (91) Collingwood 17.13 (115) Junction Oval 16,000 23 August 1930
Melbourne 12.11 (83) Carlton 11.11 (77) MCG 31,481 23 August 1930

Round 16[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Crowd Date
Essendon 13.11 (89) Melbourne 12.7 (79) Windy Hill 15,000 30 August 1930
Collingwood 16.20 (116) Footscray 10.17 (77) Victoria Park 10,000 30 August 1930
Carlton 16.12 (108) St Kilda 15.7 (97) Princes Park 20,000 30 August 1930
Richmond 20.15 (135) North Melbourne 5.10 (40) Punt Road Oval 7,000 30 August 1930
South Melbourne 12.16 (88) Geelong 15.14 (104) Lake Oval 28,000 30 August 1930
Hawthorn 3.16 (34) Fitzroy 15.14 (104) Glenferrie Oval 7,000 30 August 1930

Round 17[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Crowd Date
Melbourne 8.14 (62) Richmond 12.14 (86) MCG 25,353 6 September 1930
Footscray 15.8 (98) Geelong 11.15 (81) Western Oval 8,500 6 September 1930
Fitzroy 15.19 (109) South Melbourne 14.8 (92) Brunswick Street Oval 8,000 6 September 1930
North Melbourne 7.9 (51) Hawthorn 9.12 (66) Arden Street Oval 4,000 6 September 1930
St Kilda 12.18 (90) Essendon 7.11 (53) Junction Oval 13,000 6 September 1930
Collingwood 16.10 (106) Carlton 12.11 (83) Victoria Park 30,000 6 September 1930

Round 18[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Crowd Date
Richmond 7.11 (53) St Kilda 8.15 (63) Punt Road Oval 17,000 13 September 1930
Hawthorn 12.18 (90) Melbourne 10.17 (77) Glenferrie Oval 5,000 13 September 1930
Carlton 10.22 (82) Footscray 3.8 (26) Princes Park 15,000 13 September 1930
South Melbourne 15.19 (109) North Melbourne 5.6 (36) Lake Oval 5,000 13 September 1930
Geelong 10.18 (78) Fitzroy 4.14 (38) Corio Oval 5,000 13 September 1930
Essendon 10.6 (66) Collingwood 17.7 (109) Windy Hill 14,000 13 September 1930

Ladder[edit]

1930 VFL Ladder
TEAM P W L D PF PA  % PTS
1 Collingwood (P) 18 15 3 0 1931 1338 144.32 60
2 Carlton 18 15 3 0 1747 1234 141.57 60
3 Richmond 18 11 7 0 1450 1163 124.68 44
4 Geelong 18 11 7 0 1495 1259 118.75 44
5 Melbourne 18 11 7 0 1509 1441 104.72 44
6 Essendon 18 10 8 0 1495 1417 105.50 40
7 South Melbourne 18 9 9 0 1553 1553 100.00 36
8 St Kilda 18 8 10 0 1454 1435 101.32 32
9 Fitzroy 18 7 11 0 1411 1581 89.25 28
10 Hawthorn 18 6 12 0 1205 1558 77.34 24
11 Footscray 18 4 14 0 1164 1535 75.83 16
12 North Melbourne 18 1 17 0 969 1869 51.85 4
Key: P = Played, W = Won, L = Lost, D = Drawn, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against

Finals[edit]

All of the 1930 finals were played at the MCG so the home team in the Semi Finals and Preliminary Final is purely the higher ranked team from the ladder but in the Grand Final the home team was the team that won the Preliminary Final.

Semi finals[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Crowd Date
Carlton 8.21 (69) Geelong 13.11 (89) MCG 47,985 20 September
Collingwood 14.10 (94) Richmond 14.7 (91) MCG 40,218 27 September

Preliminary Final[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Crowd Date
Collingwood 9.11 (65) Geelong 12.19 (91) MCG 41,495 4 October

Grand final[edit]

Collingwood defeated Geelong 14.16 (100) to 9.16 (70), in front of a crowd of 45,022 people. (For an explanation of scoring see Australian rules football).

Awards[edit]

Brownlow Medal[edit]

When the VFL's Umpires Panel counted the Brownlow Medal votes that had been awarded during the 1930 season, it found that three players had been considered best on the ground on four occasions: Harry Collier of Collingwood, Allan Hopkins of Footscray, and Stan Judkins of Richmond. The Panel advised the VFL of the tied result and, because there was no provision for a tied result, the Panel recommended that no Brownlow Medal be awarded for 1930. The league instead decided to break the tie by awarding the medal to the player who had achieved his votes in the fewest number of games. Collier had played 18 games, Hopkins had played 15 games, and Judkins only 12 games; consequently the award went to Judkins.

In 1981, the league changed Brownlow Medal rules to allow more than one player to receive the medal if tied on votes; and, in 1989, it retrospectively awarded medals to Harry Collier and Allan Hopkins for 1930.

Notable events[edit]

  • Harrison House at 31 Spring Street, Melbourne (at the corner of Spring Street and Flinders Lane), was officially opened as VFL headquarters.
  • The VFL introduced a substitute player, known as the 19th man. This meant that teams now had 18 "run on" players, and one "reserve" player. The 19th man could be substituted for an injured player, or for any other player for tactical reasons. Once he had been substituted, a player could not return to the field of play under any circumstances. The 19th man was paid a match fee only if he took the field.
  • Collingwood won its fourth consecutive premiership; in four seasons, 1927, 1928, 1929, and 1930 Collingwood had played 82 matches, for 70 wins, 1 draw, and 11 losses. It is still the record number of consecutive premierships to this day.
  • In March, the VFL accepts the Player Payments Committee recommendation that, although they may well be paid less, no senior players can be paid more than ₤3 for each home-and-away match (players were also to be paid if they were injured), and no more than ₤12 for a finals match (approx. $170 and $680 respectively in 2008 buying power). The VFL also institutes a series of penalties for breaches (fines, suspension of players and deduction of premiership points) of what rapidly became known as the "Coulter Law" (after George Coulter, the Player Payment Committee's chairman).
  • In round 12, Gordon Coventry kicked a record 17 goals. The same match broke the record for the highest aggregate score in league history at that time, with the two teams scoring a combined 38.33 (261).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "League Second Eighteens". The Argus (Melbourne, VIC). 6 October 1930. p. 3. 
  • Hogan, P., The Tigers Of Old, The Richmond Football Club, (Richmond), 1996. ISBN 0-646-18748-1
  • Maplestone, M., Flying Higher: History of the Essendon Football Club 1872-1996, Essendon Football Club, (Melbourne), 1996. ISBN 0-9591740-2-8
  • Rogers, S. & Brown, A., Every Game Ever Played: VFL/AFL Results 1897-1997 (Sixth Edition), Viking Books, (Ringwood), 1998. ISBN 0-670-90809-6
  • Ross, J. (ed), 100 Years of Australian Football 1897-1996: The Complete Story of the AFL, All the Big Stories, All the Great Pictures, All the Champions, Every AFL Season Reported, Viking, (Ringwood), 1996. ISBN 0-670-86814-0

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