1912 VFL Grand Final

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1912 VFL Grand Final
South Melbourne
5.17 (47) 4.9 (33)
1 2 3 4
ESS 1.4 (10) 3.9 (27) 4.14 (38) 5.17 (47)
SM 1.3 (9) 2.4 (16) 2.6 (18) 4.9 (33)
Date28 September 1912
StadiumMelbourne Cricket Ground
← 1911 VFL Grand Final 1913 →

The 1912 VFL Grand Final was an Australian rules football game contested between the South Melbourne Football Club and Essendon Football Club, held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne on 28 September 1912.[1] It was the 15th annual Grand Final of the Victorian Football League, staged to determine the premiers for the 1912 VFL season. The match, attended by 54,436 spectators, was won by Essendon by a margin of 14 points, marking that club's third premiership victory and second in succession.


S. Melbourne
B: Jack O'Brien Billy Griffith George McLeod
HB: Les White Dan Hanley Len Bowe
C: Wally Chalmers Bill Sewart Fred Kirkwood
HF: Jack Kirby Frank Caine Paddy Shea
F: Jim Martin Lou Armstrong Bill Walker
Foll: Allan Belcher (c) Fred Baring Percy Ogden
Coach: Jack Worrall
South Melbourne
B: Harry Saltau Bob Deas Bruce Sloss
HB: Jack Scobie William Thomas Jack Walsh
C: Joe Prince Dick Mullaly Jim Caldwell
HF: Vic Belcher Bert Franks Fred Carpenter
F: Dick Casey Len Mortimer Les Rusich
Foll: Herbert Milne Les Charge Charlie Ricketts (c)
Coach: Charlie Ricketts


Essendon FC, Premiers



  • F Baring 1
  • F Caine 1
  • J Kirby 1
  • P Ogden 1
  • B Walker 1

South Melbourne:

  • V Belcher 1
  • D Casey 1
  • B Franks 1
  • L Rusich 1


  1. ^ "30 Sep 1912 - FOOTBALL. THE GRAND FINAL 54,000 EXCITED ONLOOKE..." nla.gov.au.

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