1963 VFL Grand Final

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Team 1 2 3 Final
Geelong 3.3 7.10 9.13 15.19 (109)
Hawthorn 3.6 5.6 8.9 8.12 (60)

The 1963 VFL Grand Final was an Australian rules football game contested between the Geelong Football Club and Hawthorn Football Club, held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne on 5 October 1963. It was the 67th annual Grand Final of the Victorian Football League, staged to determine the premiers for the 1963 VFL season. The match, attended by 101,209 spectators, was won by Geelong by a margin of 49 points, marking that club's sixth premiership victory and first since winning the 1952 VFL Grand Final.

Hawthorn were minor premiers as a result of their superior percentage, as both clubs had finished the home and away season with 13 wins and a draw. Geelong's premiership win was their last until 2007.

Teams[edit]

Geelong
B: 14 Ian Scott 31 Roy West 38 John Watts
HB: 9 John Devine 34 Peter Walker 6 Stewart Lord
C: 29 Hugh Routley 4 Alistair Lord 21 John Brown
HF: 12 Gordon Hynes 3 Fred Wooller (c) 10 John Sharrock
F: 40 John Yeates 23 Doug Wade 15 Colin Rice
Foll: 5 Graham Farmer 8 Paul Vinar 35 Bill Goggin
Reserve(s): 22 Ken Goodland 36 Tony Polinelli
Coach: Bob Davis
Hawthorn
B: 27 David Parkin 22 Phil Hay 10 Graham Cooper
HB: 20 Sted Hay 31 Garry Young 26 Cam McPherson
C: 5 John Fisher 3 Ron Nalder 30 Colin Youren
HF: 2 Graham Arthur (c) 11 Kevin Coverdale 14 Ian Mort
F: 25 Rodney Olsson 23 John Peck 6 David Albiston
Foll: 4 Ken Beck 24 Allan Woodley 7 Ian Law
Reserve(s): 1 Peter Lyon 32 Kevin Connell
Coach: John Kennedy

Umpire - Jeff Crouch

Statistics[edit]

Goalkickers[edit]

Geelong:

  • Hynes 3
  • Wooller 3
  • Goggin 2
  • A.Lord 2
  • Rice 2
  • Yeates 2
  • Wade 1

Hawthorn:

  • Peck 3
  • Coverdale 1
  • Fisher 1
  • Law 1
  • Mort 1
  • Woodley 1

Attendance[edit]

  • MCG crowd - 101,452

References[edit]

  • AFL Tables: 1963 Grand Final
  • The Official statistical history of the AFL 2004
  • 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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