1994 VFA season

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1994 VFA Premiership Season
Teams12
PremiersSandringham
(5th premiership)
Minor premiersSandringham
(4th minor premiership)
1993
1995

The 1994 Victorian Football Association season was the 113th season of the Australian rules football competition; and, it was the final season contested under the administration of the Association as an independent body, before control of the competition was ceded to the Victorian State Football League at the end of the year.[1] The premiership was won by the Sandringham Football Club, after it defeated Box Hill in the Grand Final on 25 September by nine points; it was the fifth premiership won by the club.

Premiership season[edit]

In the home-and-away season, each team played eighteen games; the top five then contested the finals under the McIntyre Final Five system. Finals were played for the first time at Victoria Park.

Ladder[edit]

1994 VFA Ladder
TEAM P W L D PF PA Pct PTS
1 Sandringham (P) 18 16 2 0 2253 1248 194.3 64
2 Box Hill 18 13 5 0 2130 1526 139.6 52
3 Springvale 18 13 5 0 1804 1413 127.7 52
4 Dandenong 18 13 5 0 2048 1812 113.0 52
5 Frankston 18 11 7 0 1975 1640 120.4 44
6 Werribee 18 9 9 0 1803 1663 108.4 36
7 Port Melbourne 18 9 9 0 1827 1773 103.8 36
8 Williamstown 18 8 10 0 1490 1802 80.3 32
9 Preston 18 5 13 0 1512 1884 80.3 20
10 Oakleigh 18 4 14 0 1611 2339 68.9 16
11 Coburg 18 4 14 0 1379 2081 66.3 16
12 Prahran 18 3 15 0 1427 2250 63.4 12
Key: P = Played, W = Won, L = Lost, D = Drawn, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against, Pct = Percentage; (P) = Premiers, PTS = Premiership points Source[2]

Finals[edit]

Qualifying final
Saturday, 3 September Box Hill 10.14 (74) def. Springvale 7.14 (56) Victoria Park (crowd: 1,908) [3]
Elimination final
Sunday, 4 September Dandenong 19.15 (129) def. Frankston 9.17 (71) Victoria Park (crowd: 2,316) [4]
First semi-final
Saturday, 10 September Springvale 16.19 (115) def. Dandenong 11.7 (73) Victoria Park (crowd: 2,292) [5]
Second semi-final
Sunday, 11 September Sandringham 12.21 (93) def. Box Hill 12.15 (87) Victoria Park (crowd: 2,935) [6]
Preliminary Final
Sunday, 18 September Box Hill 18.12 (120) def. Springvale 7.12 (54) Victoria Park (crowd: 2,318) [7]


1994 VFA Grand Final
Sunday, 25 September Sandringham def. Box Hill Victoria Park (crowd: 13,168) [8]
0.2 (2)
2.6 (18)
5.9 (39)
 11.12 (78)
Q1
Q2
Q3
 Final
3.2 (20)
6.3 (39)
9.9 (63)
 10.9 (69)
Umpires: Kieron Nicholls, G. Caulfield
Norm Goss Memorial Medal: Anthony Allen (Sandringham
Gorozidis 5, Allen, Amiet, Foley, Herman, Moloney, Tarpey Goals Wilkinson 3, Daly 2, Disney, Evans, Livingstone, Swan, Trewella
Injuries Bourke, O'Neill

Awards[edit]

Notable events[edit]

Interleague matches[edit]

The Association played one interleague match, against the Northern Territory Football League, during 1994. The match was played on 9 April, making it a pre-season match for the Association, and a post-season match for Northern Territory (which plays its season during the Australian summer), giving Northern Territory a form advantage. Northern Territory defeated the Association by 23 points.[13]

1994 Interleague matches
Saturday, 9 April V.F.A. 12.8 (80) def. by N.T.F.L. 15.13 (103) Victoria Park [13]

Other notable events[edit]

  • Most of the Association's clubs were in such severe financial difficulty that the Association waived the $25,000 affiliation fee for the season.[14]
  • Springvale played a couple of night matches at the Newcomen Road Oval during the 1994 season, including the season opening match against Prahran on Friday, 15 April. Springvale had previously hosted night matches as recently as 1978 while it was in the Federal League, but had never staged a night match during its time in the Association.[15]
  • On Saturday, 7 May, Rino Pretto (Dandenong) kicked his 1000th career goal. Pretto was the second and, as of 2015, last player to reach the goalkicking milestone.[16]
  • On 4 June, Oakleigh led Werribee by 46 points at half time (14.9 (93) led 7.5 (47)), before Werribee recovered to win by 19 points: Werribee 21.16 (142) d. Oakleigh 18.15 (123).[17]
  • On 5 June, Coburg 15.9 (99) defeated Prahran 14.9 (93) to end a 30-match losing streak dating back to late 1992.[18]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Adrian Dunn (13 October 1994). "Plan a 'victory' for VFA identity". Herald Sun (Afternoon ed.). Melbourne, VIC. p. 73.
  2. ^ "National scoreboard". Herald Sun (Afternoon ed.). Melbourne, VIC. 29 August 1994. p. 50.
  3. ^ Ross Booth (4 September 1994). "Mustangs in box seat after early goal burst". The Sunday Age (Sport Liftout). Melbourne, VIC. p. 12.
  4. ^ Stewart Oldfield (5 September 1994). "Redlegs shrug underdog tag". The Age. Melbourne, VIC. p. 34.
  5. ^ Ross Booth (11 September 1994). "Scorpions sting Redlegs". The Sunday Age (Sports Liftout). Melbourne, VIC. p. 17.
  6. ^ Stewart Oldfield (11 September 1994). "Zebras win berth in grand final". The Age. Melbourne, VIC. p. 33.
  7. ^ Stewart Oldfield (19 September 1994). "Box Hill powers to a grand final berth". The Age. Melbourne, VIC. p. 31.
  8. ^ a b Stewart Oldfield (26 September 1994). "Zebras fight back to grab flag". The Age. Melbourne, VIC. p. 30.
  9. ^ "Liston win". Herald Sun (Morning ed.). Melbourne, VIC. 1 September 1994. p. 85.
  10. ^ "Fothergill-Round Medallists". Sportingpulse. 29 October 2014. Retrieved 20 December 2014.
  11. ^ David Eastman. "VFA-VFL pre-season cup". Retrieved 24 December 2014.
  12. ^ Ross Booth (1 May 1994). "Box Hill is too slow to hold down Springvale". The Sunday Age (Sports Liftout). Melbourne, VIC. p. 16.
  13. ^ a b Ross Booth (10 April 1994). "Slick Northern Territory runs VFA ragged". The Sunday Age (Sports Liftout). Melbourne, VIC. p. 17.
  14. ^ Overington, Caroline (15 April 1994). "Clubs kick off into financial nightmare". The Age. Melbourne, VIC. p. 26.
  15. ^ Stewart Oldfield (16 April 1994). "Springvale alight in VFA opener". The Age. Melbourne, VIC. p. 39.
  16. ^ Ross Booth (8 May 1994). "Tigers find form under lights to beat Scorpions". The Sunday Age (Sports Liftout). Melbourne, VIC. p. 16.
  17. ^ Ross Booth (5 June 1994). "Werribee wins with a 10-goal quarter". The Sunday Age (Sports Liftout). Melbourne, VIC. p. 16.
  18. ^ Stewart Oldfield (6 June 1994). "Cellar-dwelling Coburg ends 30-game run of losses". The Age. Melbourne, VIC. p. 6 June 1994.