2010 VFL season

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2010 VFL
Teams 14
Premiers North Ballarat
(3rd premiership)
Minor premiers Williamstown
(10th minor premiership)
Leading goalkicker Matthew Little (80)
J. J. Liston Trophy Steve Clifton
(North Ballarat)
Shane Valenti
(Port Melbourne)
2009
2011

The 129th season of the Victorian Football League was held in 2010. The North Ballarat Football Club won the premiership, its third flag in a row.

Teams[edit]

This season featured the addition of the Queensland-based Gold Coast Football Club to the league, the first new club in the VFL since Tasmania entered in 2001. Gold Coast's participation in the VFL was as part of the club's preparation for its entry into the Australian Football League in 2011: the club had played one season of under-18s football in the TAC Cup in 2009, then was to play one season of senior football in the VFL in 2010 before its AFL senior debut.

The VFL continued to serve as both the top state-level football league in Victoria, and as a reserves competition for Victorian-based clubs in the Australian Football League, as had been the case since 2000. The affiliation agreements between VFL and AFL clubs were unchanged from 2009.

Ladder[edit]

2010 VFL Ladder
TEAM P W L D PF PA  % PTS
1 Williamstown 18 15 3 0 2174 1312 165.70 60
2 North Ballarat (P) 18 15 3 0 1650 1260 130.95 60
3 Casey Scorpions 18 14 4 0 1619 1471 110.06 56
4 Port Melbourne 18 13 5 0 1946 1506 129.22 52
5 Box Hill Hawks 18 11 7 0 1663 1531 108.62 44
6 Northern Bullants 18 10 8 0 1814 1539 117.87 40
7 Collingwood 18 10 8 0 1672 1509 110.80 40
8 Bendigo Bombers 18 10 8 0 1564 1533 102.02 40
9 Sandringham 18 7 11 0 1366 1463 93.37 28
10 Gold Coast 18 5 12 1 1409 1706 82.59 22
11 Coburg Tigers 18 5 13 0 1502 1757 85.49 20
12 Geelong 18 5 13 0 1401 1743 80.38 20
13 Werribee 18 4 13 1 1586 1957 81.04 18
14 Frankston 18 1 17 0 1000 2079 48.10 4
Key: P = Played, W = Won, L = Lost, D = Drawn, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against, (P) = Premiers Source

Finals[edit]

The preliminary finals and the reserves Grand Final were moved from TEAC Oval to Box Hill City Oval because heavy rain and frequent use during September had left TEAC Oval unplayable.[1]

  Qualifying / Elimination finals Semi-finals Preliminary finals Grand final
                                   
  QF1: Aug 28, Box Hill City Oval  
1  Williamstown 19.15 (129)  
4  Port Melbourne 10.11 (71)     SF1: 5 Sep, TEAC Oval  
     Port Melbourne 12.17 (89)    
EF1: 29 Aug, Box Hill City Oval      Box Hill Hawks 14.11 (95)       PF1: 11 Sep, Box Hill City Oval
5  Box Hill Hawks 20.16 (136)        Williamstown 11.12 (78)  
8  Bendigo Bombers 10.11 (71)          Northern Bullants 16.8 (104)     GF: 19 Sep, Etihad Stadium
         North Ballarat 20.13 (133)
  EF2: 28 Aug, TEAC Oval       PF2: 12 Sep, Box Hill City Oval      Northern Bullants 13.8 (86)
6  Northern Bullants 15.18 (108)          North Ballarat 16.18 (114)  
7  Collingwood 8.9 (57)     SF2: 4 Sep, TEAC Oval        Box Hill Hawks 6.17 (53)  
     Casey Scorpions 9.6 (60)    
QF2: 29 Aug, TEAC Oval      Northern Bullants 10.11 (71)    
2  North Ballarat 18.8 (116)  
3  Casey Scorpions 13.6 (84)  


Grand Final[edit]

2010 VFL Grand Final
Sunday 19 September

(2:15 pm)

North Ballarat def. Northern Bullants Etihad Stadium (Crowd: 11,000) [2]
6.5 (41)
10.9 (69)
14.9 (93)
20.13 (133)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
1.1 (7)
5.3 (33)
10.5 (65)
13.8 (86)
Norm Goss Memorial Medal: Myles Sewell (North Ballarat)
Hale 3, Jones 3, J. Smith 3, Dinnell 2, Driscoll 2, Feery, Harding, Micallef, Norris, I. Smith, Stephenson, White Goals Fisher 4, Ellard 2, Jacobs 2, Iacobucci, McCorkell, Neaves, Thomas, Tuohy

Awards[edit]

Notable events[edit]

  • For the second consecutive season, Bendigo was not permitted to use its home ground Queen Elizabeth Oval after May due to an unfit surface.[3] The club's remaining home matches were played at either Windy Hill or Strathfieldsaye Oval.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Brent Diamond (7 September 2010). "Valenti and Clifton share Liston". The Age. Melbourne, VIC. Retrieved 24 March 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Sport details". Herald Sun. Melbourne, VIC. 20 September 2010. p. 68. 
  3. ^ Luke West (16 June 2010). "Bendigo Bombers' chairman slams QEO fiasco". Bendigo Advertiser. Bendigo, VIC. Retrieved 31 July 2016. 
  4. ^ "2010 VFL Premiership Season". AustralianFootball.com. Retrieved 31 July 2016. 

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