1917 VFA season

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The 1917 Victorian Football Association season was not played owing to World War I, which was at its peak at the time.

Abandonment of the season[edit]

To support the war effort in World War I, the Association had curtailed its 1915 season by five weeks,[1] and then cancelled its 1916 season entirely.[2] With the war still ongoing, the Association voted on 5 February 1917 to cancel the 1917 season as well.[3] 1917 was the last Association season cancelled during World War I, with a premiership season held in 1918 with a reduced number of clubs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Association season curtailed". The Argus. Melbourne, VIC. 15 July 1915. p. 8.
  2. ^ "Football and war". The Argus. Melbourne, VIC. 26 February 1916. p. 18.
  3. ^ "Sport and war". The Argus. Melbourne, VIC. 6 February 1917. p. 8.