2003 AFL season

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2003 AFL Premiership season
Teams 16
Premiers Brisbane
(3rd premiership)
Minor premiers Port Adelaide
(2nd minor premiership)
Pre-season cup Adelaide
(1st pre-season cup win)
Matches played 185
Attendance 6,351,655 (34,333 per match)
Highest attendance 79,451 (Grand Final, Brisbane Lions v Collingwood)
Coleman Medallist Matthew Lloyd (Essendon)
Brownlow Medallist

Nathan Buckley (Collingwood)
Mark Ricciuto (Adelaide)

Adam Goodes (Sydney)
2002
2004

Results and statistics for the Australian Football League season of 2003.

See List of Australian Football League premiers for a complete list.

AFL Draft[edit]

See 2003 AFL Draft for more information.

National Cup[edit]

The 2003 Wizard Home Loans Cup saw Adelaide Crows defeat Collingwood 15.14 (104) to 10.13 (73) in the Final. (For an explanation of pre-season scoring see Pre-season rule changes)

Premiership season[edit]

Round 1 (season launch)[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Collingwood 13.16 (94) Richmond 8.18 (66) MCG 61,058 Friday, 28 March
West Coast 17.20 (122) Port Adelaide 11.8 (74) Subiaco Oval 35,083 Saturday, 29 March
Kangaroos 14.12 (96) St Kilda 10.10 (70) MCG 28,361 Saturday, 29 March
Brisbane Lions 14.20 (104) Essendon 8.13 (61) The Gabba 36,197 Saturday, 29 March
Sydney 22.14 (146) Carlton 10.12 (72) Telstra Stadium 30,803 Saturday, 29 March
Adelaide 22.13 (145) Fremantle 13.11 (89) AAMI Stadium 45,436 Sunday, 30 March
Melbourne 16.10 (106) Hawthorn 15.10 (100) MCG 41,888 Sunday, 30 March
Western Bulldogs 19.16 (130) Geelong 13.13 (91) Telstra Dome 27,931 Sunday, 30 March

Round 2[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Carlton 13.13 (91) Collingwood 16.11 (107) MCG 51,894 Friday, 4 April
Essendon 17.10 (112) Melbourne 10.15 (75) MCG 43,448 Saturday, 5 April
St Kilda 15.9 (99) Adelaide 13.13 (91) Telstra Dome 19,131 Saturday, 5 April
Fremantle 12.14 (86) Sydney 8.12 (60) Subiaco Oval 24,887 Saturday, 5 April
Port Adelaide 10.16 (76) Brisbane Lions 13.8 (86) AAMI Stadium 27,876 Saturday, 5 April
Hawthorn 13.13 (91) West Coast 14.5 (89) York Park 16,217 Sunday, 6 April
Geelong 9.17 (71) Kangaroos 13.16 (94) Skilled Stadium 22,588 Sunday, 6 April
Richmond 16.15 (111) Western Bulldogs 13.11 (89) Telstra Dome 28,847 Sunday, 6 April

Round 3[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Essendon 13.16 (94) Carlton 15.15 (105) MCG 44,268 Friday, 11 April
West Coast 21.18 (144) St Kilda 11.8 (74) Subiaco Oval 32,009 Saturday, 12 April
Collingwood 18.8 (116) Geelong 10.9 (69) MCG 43,979 Saturday, 12 April
Kangaroos 16.13 (109) Brisbane Lions 16.13 (109) Telstra Dome 24,359 Saturday, 12 April
Port Adelaide 19.14 (128) Hawthorn 11.5 (71) AAMI Stadium 24,902 Saturday, 12 April
Sydney 11.10 (76) Adelaide 15.13 (103) SCG 23,651 Sunday, 13 April
Melbourne 20.7 (127) Western Bulldogs 14.11 (95) Telstra Dome 20,790 Sunday, 13 April
Richmond 14.10 (94) Fremantle 6.10 (46) MCG 19,677 Sunday, 13 April

Round 4 (Easter)[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Brisbane Lions 14.11 (95) Collingwood 11.15 (81) The Gabba 36,803 Thursday, 17 April
Geelong 13.12 (90) Melbourne 6.8 (44) Skilled Stadium 23,001 Saturday, 19 April
Hawthorn 17.8 (110) Sydney 10.8 (68) MCG 26,359 Saturday, 19 April
Western Bulldogs 16.14 (110) Essendon 20.9 (129) Telstra Dome 35,238 Saturday, 19 April
Adelaide 15.16 (106) West Coast 10.13 (73) AAMI Stadium 43,525 Sunday, 20 April
Fremantle 25.17 (167) Kangaroos 19.8 (122) Subiaco Oval 25,435 Sunday, 20 April
Carlton 12.12 (84) Port Adelaide 17.12 (114) Optus Oval 22,507 Sunday, 20 April
St Kilda 11.15 (81) Richmond 17.5 (107) Telstra Dome 44,382 Monday, 21 April

Round 5 (ANZAC Day)[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Essendon 23.9 (147) Collingwood 12.9 (81) MCG 62,589 Friday, 25 April
Sydney 17.7 (109) Melbourne 13.7 (85) SCG 24,286 Friday, 25 April
Hawthorn 14.11 (95) Richmond 18.7 (115) MCG 45,140 Saturday, 26 April
Adelaide 9.12 (66) Port Adelaide 12.6 (78) AAMI Stadium 51,140 Saturday, 26 April
Kangaroos 16.17 (113) Carlton 18.14 (122) Telstra Dome 38,094 Saturday, 26 April
Brisbane Lions 15.16 (106) Western Bulldogs 12.7 (79) The Gabba 24,341 Sunday, 27 April
Fremantle 10.13 (73) West Coast 16.12 (108) Subiaco Oval 41,654 Sunday, 27 April
St Kilda 18.11 (119) Geelong 11.8 (74) Telstra Dome 27,240 Sunday, 27 April

Round 6[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Kangaroos 9.16 (70) Adelaide 19.10 (124) Telstra Dome 38,469 Friday, 2 May
Carlton 9.9 (63) Hawthorn 11.8 (74) Optus Oval 27,725 Saturday, 3 May
Melbourne 14.10 (94) West Coast 19.13 (127) MCG 17,534 Saturday, 3 May
Collingwood 13.11 (89) Sydney 17.7 (109) Telstra Dome 41,874 Saturday, 3 May
Port Adelaide 12.12 (84) Richmond 8.9 (57) AAMI Stadium 29,608 Saturday, 3 May
Geelong 12.6 (78) Brisbane Lions 13.14 (92) Skilled Stadium 21,246 Sunday, 4 May
Fremantle 20.11 (131) Essendon 15.10 (100) Subiaco Oval 28,492 Sunday, 4 May
Western Bulldogs 12.13 (85) St Kilda 15.10 (100) Telstra Dome 27,278 Sunday, 4 May

Round 7 (Mother's Day)[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Hawthorn 13.11 (89) Kangaroos 18.9 (117) Telstra Dome 32,435 Friday, 9 May
West Coast 17.11 (113) Geelong 14.13 (97) Subiaco Oval 36,268 Saturday, 10 May
Richmond 11.18 (84) Essendon 5.12 (42) MCG 52,196 Saturday, 10 May
Adelaide 16.13 (109) Collingwood 18.6 (114) AAMI Stadium 44,706 Saturday, 10 May
St Kilda 16.17 (113) Carlton 15.11 (101) Telstra Dome 45,122 Saturday, 10 May
Sydney 15.8 (98) Brisbane Lions 11.13 (79) SCG 23,276 Sunday, 11 May
Melbourne 16.15 (111) Port Adelaide 12.12 (84) MCG 12,410 Sunday, 11 May
Western Bulldogs 10.12 (72) Fremantle 23.17 (155) Telstra Dome 12,542 Sunday, 11 May

Round 8[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Hawthorn 8.5 (53) Essendon 15.16 (106) MCG 48,006 Friday, 16 May
Collingwood 15.13 (103) West Coast 18.11 (119) Telstra Dome 39,912 Saturday, 17 May
Port Adelaide 15.13 (103) Kangaroos 7.7 (49) AAMI Stadium 24,702 Saturday, 17 May
Richmond 17.10 (112) Melbourne 16.7 (103) MCG 38,063 Saturday, 17 May
Brisbane Lions 16.11 (107) Adelaide 12.17 (89) The Gabba 34,469 Saturday, 17 May
Sydney 17.10 (112) Geelong 11.7 (73) SCG 22,483 Sunday, 18 May
Fremantle 18.15 (123) St Kilda 11.16 (82) Subiaco Oval 26,723 Sunday, 18 May
Carlton 15.17 (107) Western Bulldogs 14.16 (100) Optus Oval 20,602 Sunday, 18 May

Round 9[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Essendon 14.12 (96) Port Adelaide 23.8 (146) Telstra Dome 35,390 Friday, 23 May
Carlton 11.10 (76) Brisbane Lions 23.15 (153) Optus Oval 24,906 Saturday, 24 May
Melbourne 10.11 (71) Fremantle 16.5 (101) MCG 17,009 Saturday, 24 May
West Coast 18.16 (124) Richmond 11.6 (72) Subiaco Oval 40,313 Saturday, 24 May
Collingwood 22.17 (149) St Kilda 12.12 (84) Telstra Dome 46,096 Saturday, 24 May
Kangaroos 12.12 (84) Sydney 8.11 (59) Manuka Oval 13,832 Sunday, 25 May
Geelong 16.13 (109) Hawthorn 11.9 (75) Telstra Dome 28,001 Sunday, 25 May
Adelaide 16.13 (109) Western Bulldogs 14.9 (93) AAMI Stadium 44,342 Sunday, 25 May

Round 10[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Port Adelaide 14.14 (98) Collingwood 10.13 (73) AAMI Stadium 43,321 Friday, 30 May
Fremantle 19.13 (127) Carlton 15.9 (99) Subiaco Oval 33,250 Saturday, 31 May
Western Bulldogs 22.13 (145) Kangaroos 24.12 (156) Telstra Dome 24,682 Saturday, 31 May
Richmond 10.12 (72) Sydney 16.8 (104) MCG 34,569 Saturday, 31 May
Melbourne 9.9 (63) Brisbane Lions 18.15 (123) The Gabba 29,634 Saturday, 31 May
Geelong 8.11 (59) Adelaide 11.10 (76) Skilled Stadium 19,608 Sunday, 1 June
Essendon 19.14 (128) West Coast 16.10 (106) Telstra Dome 32,715 Sunday, 1 June
St Kilda 17.16 (118) Hawthorn 14.6 (90) MCG 25,745 Sunday, 1 June

Round 11 (Queen's Birthday)[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Kangaroos 13.14 (92) Richmond 13.11 (89) Telstra Dome 43,200 Friday, 6 June
Hawthorn 11.9 (75) Adelaide 10.10 (70) MCG 25,841 Saturday, 7 June
St Kilda 13.12 (90) Brisbane Lions 13.7 (85) Telstra Dome 30,313 Saturday, 7 June
Sydney 21.7 (133) Essendon 12.7 (79) Telstra Stadium 45,917 Saturday, 7 June
Port Adelaide 16.16 (112) Fremantle 9.9 (63) AAMI Stadium 30,745 Sunday, 8 June
West Coast 19.10 (124) Western Bulldogs 19.10 (124) Subiaco Oval 38,540 Sunday, 8 June
Geelong 17.13 (115) Carlton 12.3 (75) Telstra Dome 43,587 Sunday, 8 June
Melbourne 10.17 (77) Collingwood 20.13 (133) MCG 60,010 Monday, 9 June
  • The Kangaroos-Tigers game was especially notable as the comeback of Kangaroos player Jason McCartney from life-threatening burns suffered in the 2002 Bali bombing. McCartney retired immediately after the match.

Round 12[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Essendon 13.10 (88) Kangaroos 14.12 (96) Telstra Dome 45,331 Friday, 13 June
St Kilda 7.15 (57) Port Adelaide 15.9 (99) York Park 17,763 Saturday, 14 June
Richmond 12.14 (86) Carlton 14.9 (93) MCG 36,557 Saturday, 14 June
Fremantle 13.10 (88) Geelong 10.12 (72) Subiaco Oval 30,127 Saturday, 14 June
Western Bulldogs 9.9 (63) Sydney 19.13 (127) SCG 21,742 Saturday, 14 June
Brisbane Lions 13.13 (91) West Coast 24.16 (160) The Gabba 31,185 Sunday, 15 June
Adelaide 21.12 (138) Melbourne 10.5 (65) AAMI Stadium 40,178 Sunday, 15 June
Collingwood 6.15 (51) Hawthorn 12.12 (84) MCG 47,365 Sunday, 15 June

Round 13[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Essendon 20.9 (129) Geelong 15.3 (93) Telstra Dome 48,374 Friday, 27 June
Melbourne 21.10 (136) St Kilda 14.10 (94) MCG 29,339 Saturday, 28 June
Port Adelaide 14.15 (99) Sydney 8.12 (60) AAMI Stadium 24,272 Saturday, 28 June
Western Bulldogs 12.13 (85) Collingwood 18.20 (128) Telstra Dome 42,952 Saturday, 28 June
Brisbane Lions 15.14 (104) Richmond 9.7 (61) The Gabba 32,623 Saturday, 28 June
Hawthorn 15.8 (98) Fremantle 10.8 (68) York Park 17,212 Sunday, 29 June
West Coast 11.10 (76) Kangaroos 10.7 (67) Subiaco Oval 36,641 Sunday, 29 June
Carlton 7.8 (50) Adelaide 13.14 (92) Optus Oval 19,242 Sunday, 29 June

Round 14[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
St Kilda 7.9 (51) Essendon 17.17 (119) Telstra Dome 49,148 Friday, 4 July
Fremantle 10.15 (75) Brisbane Lions 10.12 (72) Subiaco Oval 28,450 Saturday, 5 July
Hawthorn 23.16 (154) Western Bulldogs 12.11 (83) MCG 31,390 Saturday, 5 July
Kangaroos 7.8 (50) Collingwood 19.12 (126) Telstra Dome 53,312 Saturday, 5 July
Adelaide 10.12 (72) Richmond 6.8 (44) AAMI Stadium 44,809 Saturday, 5 July
Sydney 13.14 (92) West Coast 12.12 (84) SCG 31,121 Sunday, 6 July
Carlton 14.6 (90) Melbourne 14.13 (97) Optus Oval 24,289 Sunday, 6 July
Geelong 10.10 (70) Port Adelaide 10.9 (69) Skilled Stadium 19,770 Sunday, 6 July

Round 15[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Adelaide 13.12 (90) Essendon 7.7 (49) AAMI Stadium 41,758 Friday, 11 July
Collingwood 15.9 (99) Fremantle 7.16 (58) MCG 40,964 Saturday, 12 July
Richmond 15.7 (97) Geelong 15.11 (101) Telstra Dome 38,546 Saturday, 12 July
West Coast 28.19 (187) Carlton 10.11 (71) Subiaco Oval 39,129 Saturday, 12 July
Sydney 15.22 (112) St Kilda 9.7 (61) SCG 27,550 Saturday, 12 July
Brisbane Lions 14.9 (93) Hawthorn 11.15 (81) The Gabba 29,684 Sunday, 13 July
Kangaroos 15.11 (101) Melbourne 14.10 (94) MCG 24,618 Sunday, 13 July
Western Bulldogs 14.9 (93) Port Adelaide 15.18 (108) Telstra Dome 14,784 Sunday, 13 July

Round 16[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Richmond 9.8 (62) Collingwood 20.11 (131) MCG 54,655 Friday, 18 July
Carlton 12.12 (84) Sydney 18.7 (115) Optus Oval 21,463 Saturday, 19 July
Hawthorn 17.11 (113) Melbourne 15.16 (106) MCG 32,029 Saturday, 19 July
Essendon 14.10 (94) Brisbane Lions 12.14 (86) Telstra Dome 47,744 Saturday, 19 July
Port Adelaide 17.12 (114) West Coast 7.8 (50) AAMI Stadium 37,624 Saturday, 19 July
Geelong 11.15 (81) Western Bulldogs 15.9 (99) Skilled Stadium 22,067 Sunday, 20 July
Fremantle 13.13 (91) Adelaide 13.12 (90) Subiaco Oval 31,225 Sunday, 20 July
St Kilda 21.6 (132) Kangaroos 19.13 (127) Telstra Dome 25,381 Sunday, 20 July

Round 17[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
West Coast 14.14 (98) Hawthorn 5.12 (42) Subiaco Oval 40,127 Friday, 25 July
Kangaroos 16.8 (104) Geelong 12.14 (86) Manuka Oval 10,253 Saturday, 26 July
Melbourne 10.11 (71) Essendon 13.10 (88) MCG 33,368 Saturday, 26 July
Western Bulldogs 14.11 (95) Richmond 24.11 (155) Telstra Dome 25,204 Saturday, 26 July
Brisbane Lions 15.13 (103) Port Adelaide 15.14 (104) The Gabba 32,043 Saturday, 26 July
Sydney 17.9 (111) Fremantle 14.13 (97) SCG 30,228 Sunday, 27 July
Adelaide 22.11 (143) St Kilda 13.8 (86) AAMI Stadium 44,667 Sunday, 27 July
Collingwood 20.15 (135) Carlton 8.14 (62) MCG 54,500 Sunday, 27 July

Round 18[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Western Bulldogs 14.17 (101) Melbourne 12.8 (80) Telstra Dome 20,714 Friday, 1 August
Fremantle 15.14 (104) Richmond 11.15 (81) Subiaco Oval 31,725 Saturday, 2 August
Carlton 7.14 (56) Essendon 13.12 (90) MCG 40,697 Saturday, 2 August
Geelong 10.13 (73) Collingwood 14.13 (97) Telstra Dome 45,887 Saturday, 2 August
Brisbane Lions 20.17 (137) Kangaroos 11.17 (83) The Gabba 28,044 Saturday, 2 August
Adelaide 14.13 (97) Sydney 14.9 (93) AAMI Stadium 46,945 Sunday, 3 August
Hawthorn 11.14 (80) Port Adelaide 12.12 (84) MCG 21,415 Sunday, 3 August
St Kilda 19.14 (128) West Coast 9.13 (67) Telstra Dome 21,531 Sunday, 3 August

Round 19 (Heritage Round)[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Melbourne 6.9 (45) Geelong 11.18 (84) MCG 22,508 Friday, 8 August
West Coast 10.7 (67) Adelaide 13.13 (91) Subiaco Oval 39,681 Saturday, 9 August
Collingwood 8.14 (62) Brisbane Lions 15.11 (101) MCG 61,868 Saturday, 9 August
Richmond 7.8 (50) St Kilda 20.10 (130) Telstra Dome 41,514 Saturday, 9 August
Sydney 14.9 (93) Hawthorn 17.8 (110) SCG 33,473 Saturday, 9 August
Port Adelaide 18.17 (125) Carlton 12.9 (81) AAMI Stadium 31,083 Sunday, 10 August
Essendon 22.15 (147) Western Bulldogs 12.8 (80) Telstra Dome 36,138 Sunday, 10 August
Kangaroos 15.8 (98) Fremantle 15.9 (99) MCG 18,486 Sunday, 10 August

Round 20[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Collingwood 15.18 (108) Adelaide 11.5 (71) Telstra Dome 45,367 Friday, 15 August
Carlton 11.9 (75) St Kilda 26.10 (166) Optus Oval 22,361 Saturday, 16 August
Geelong 9.9 (63) West Coast 9.9 (63) Skilled Stadium 19,202 Saturday, 16 August
Kangaroos 14.12 (96) Hawthorn 16.14 (110) Telstra Dome 29,234 Saturday, 16 August
Port Adelaide 17.10 (112) Melbourne 15.8 (98) AAMI Stadium 28,032 Saturday, 16 August
Brisbane Lions 10.16 (76) Sydney 14.6 (90) The Gabba 32,988 Sunday, 17 August
Fremantle 18.25 (133) Western Bulldogs 12.5 (77) Subiaco Oval 35,518 Sunday, 17 August
Essendon 13.14 (92) Richmond 7.11 (53) MCG 40,846 Sunday, 17 August

Round 21[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Hawthorn 20.18 (138) Carlton 10.4 (64) MCG 30,406 Friday, 22 August
Adelaide 10.4 (64) Kangaroos 9.20 (74) AAMI Stadium 42,259 Saturday, 23 August
Essendon 20.13 (133) Fremantle 11.7 (73) Telstra Dome 42,256 Saturday, 23 August
Brisbane Lions 19.9 (123) Geelong 13.8 (86) The Gabba 30,515 Saturday, 23 August
Sydney 12.9 (81) Collingwood 14.15 (99) Telstra Stadium 72,393 Saturday, 23 August
St Kilda 13.17 (95) Western Bulldogs 3.12 (30) York Park 15,637 Sunday, 24 August
West Coast 21.17 (143) Melbourne 14.7 (91) Subiaco Oval 38,029 Sunday, 24 August
Richmond 16.8 (104) Port Adelaide 18.16 (124) Telstra Dome 15,920 Sunday, 24 August

The Sydney-Collingwood game is notable as it is the highest attended Aussie Rules match ever played outside of Victoria.

Round 22[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Collingwood 12.11 (83) Essendon 9.13 (67) MCG 68,381 Friday, 29 August
Geelong 12.12 (84) St Kilda 9.11 (65) Skilled Stadium 20,728 Saturday, 30 August
Melbourne 9.6 (60) Sydney 14.10 (94) MCG 22,969 Saturday, 30 August
West Coast 11.16 (82) Fremantle 14.12 (96) Subiaco Oval 43,027 Saturday, 30 August
Western Bulldogs 13.8 (86) Brisbane Lions 26.14 (170) Telstra Dome 22,361 Saturday, 30 August
Port Adelaide 14.10 (94) Adelaide 12.6 (78) AAMI Stadium 48,131 Sunday, 31 August
Carlton 9.9 (63) Kangaroos 28.19 (187) Telstra Dome 26,138 Sunday, 31 August
Richmond 11.8 (74) Hawthorn 11.12 (78) MCG 31,389 Sunday, 31 August

Ladder[edit]

2003 AFL Ladder
TEAM P W L D PF PA  % PTS
1 Port Adelaide 22 18 4 0 2229 1752 127.23 72
2 Collingwood 22 15 7 0 2259 1858 121.58 60
3 Brisbane Lions (P) 22 14 7 1 2295 1882 121.94 58
4 Sydney 22 14 8 0 2142 1862 115.04 56
5 Fremantle 22 14 8 0 2143 2078 103.13 56
6 Adelaide 22 13 9 0 2114 1754 120.52 52
7 West Coast 22 12 8 2 2326 1982 117.36 52
8 Essendon 22 13 9 0 2190 1960 111.73 52
9 Hawthorn 22 12 10 0 2011 1999 100.60 48
10 Kangaroos 22 11 10 1 2185 2223 98.29 46
11 St Kilda 22 11 11 0 2095 2187 95.79 44
12 Geelong 22 7 14 1 1819 2025 89.83 30
13 Richmond 22 7 15 0 1846 2078 88.84 28
14 Melbourne 22 5 17 0 1899 2344 81.02 20
15 Carlton 22 4 18 0 1784 2674 66.72 16
16 Western Bulldogs 22 3 18 1 2014 2693 74.79 14
Key: P = Played, W = Won, L = Lost, D = Drawn, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against

This marks the first time that Fremantle played a finals match and the first, and only time to date that all non-Victorian teams played in a finals series.

Ladder progression[edit]

  • Numbers highlighted in green indicate that the team finished the round inside the top 8.
  • Numbers highlighted in blue indicates the team finished first on the ladder in that round.
  • Numbers highlighted in red indicates the team finished in last place on the ladder in that round.
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22
1 Port Adelaide 0 0 4 8 12 16 16 20 24 28 32 36 40 40 44 48 52 56 60 64 68 72
2 Collingwood 4 8 12 12 12 12 16 16 20 24 24 24 28 32 36 40 44 48 48 52 56 60
3 Brisbane Lions 4 8 10 14 18 22 22 26 30 34 34 34 38 38 42 42 42 46 50 50 54 58
4 Sydney 4 4 4 4 8 12 16 20 20 24 28 32 32 36 40 44 48 48 48 52 52 56
5 Fremantle 0 4 4 8 8 12 16 20 24 28 28 32 32 36 36 40 40 44 48 52 52 56
6 Adelaide 4 4 8 12 12 16 16 16 20 24 24 28 32 36 40 40 44 48 52 52 52 52
7 West Coast 4 4 8 8 12 16 20 24 28 28 30 34 38 38 42 42 46 46 46 48 52 52
8 Essendon 0 4 4 8 12 12 12 16 16 20 20 20 24 28 28 32 36 40 44 48 52 52
9 Hawthorn 0 4 4 8 8 12 12 12 12 12 16 20 24 28 28 32 32 32 36 40 44 48
10 North Melbourne 4 8 10 10 10 10 14 14 18 22 26 30 30 34 34 34 38 38 38 38 42 46
11 St Kilda 0 4 4 4 8 12 16 16 16 20 24 24 24 24 24 28 28 32 36 40 44 44
12 Geelong 0 0 0 4 4 4 4 4 8 8 12 12 12 16 20 20 20 20 24 26 26 30
13 Richmond 0 4 8 12 16 16 20 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 28 28 28 28 28 28
14 Melbourne 4 4 8 8 8 8 12 12 12 12 12 12 16 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
15 Carlton 0 0 4 4 8 8 8 12 12 12 12 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16
16 Western Bulldogs 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 6 6 6 6 6 10 10 14 14 14 14 14

Final series[edit]

Qualifying and Elimination Finals (Father's Day)[edit]

Qualifying Finals
7 September 2:30 pm Port Adelaide 13.10 (88) def. by Sydney 15.10 (100) AAMI Stadium (crowd: 33,968)
6 September 7:30 pm Collingwood 9.12 (66) def. Brisbane Lions 7.9 (51) MCG (crowd: 66,092)
Elimination Finals
5 September 6:40 pm Fremantle 8.9 (57) def. by Essendon 15.11 (101) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 42,770)
6 September 2:30 pm Adelaide 16.17 (113) def. West Coast 8.9 (57) AAMI Stadium (crowd: 38,641)


Semi Finals[edit]

Semi Finals
12 September 7:30 pm Brisbane Lions 18.16 (124) def. Adelaide 12.10 (82) The Gabba (crowd: 32,432)
13 September 7:30 pm Port Adelaide 12.11 (83) def. Essendon 6.8 (44) AAMI Stadium (crowd: 36,557)


Preliminary Finals[edit]

Preliminary Finals
20 September 2:30 pm Collingwood 17.10 (112) def. Port Adelaide 9.14 (68) MCG (crowd: 77,405)
20 September 7:30 pm Sydney 8.8 (56) def. by Brisbane Lions 14.16 (100) Telstra Stadium (crowd: 71,019)


Grand Final[edit]

Main article: 2003 AFL Grand Final


Grand Final
27 September 2:40 pm Brisbane Lions 20.14 (134) def. Collingwood 12.12 (84) MCG (crowd: 79,451) Report
  • This was the third consecutive Grand Final won by the Brisbane Lions during a three-year streak.


Match attendance[edit]

Total match attendance for all games was 5,872,352 people. Attendance at the Grand Final was 79,451 people. The largest non-finals attendance was 72,393 people for the Collingwood v Sydney game of Round 21.

Awards[edit]

References[edit]