2014 AFL season

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2014 AFL Premiership season
Teams 18
Premiers AFL Hawthorn Icon.jpg Hawthorn
(12th premiership)
Minor premiers Sydney Swans Squared.jpg Sydney
(8th minor premiership)
Matches played 207
Attendance 6,972,552 (33,684 per match)
Highest attendance 99,454 (Grand Final, Sydney vs. Hawthorn)
Coleman Medallist Sydney Swans Squared.jpg Lance Franklin
Sydney (67 goals)
Brownlow Medallist AFL West Coast Eagles Icon.png Matt Priddis
West Coast (26 votes)
2013
2015

The 2014 Australian Football League season was the 118th season of the elite Australian rules football competition.[1]

The premiership season began on 14 March with Collingwood hosting Fremantle at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne.[2][3] The season concluded on 27 September with the AFL Grand Final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, with Hawthorn successfully defending their 2013 premiership by defeating Sydney by 63 points.

Matt Priddis won the 2014 Brownlow Medal, voted to be the best and fairest player in the league. Lance Franklin, who transferred from Hawthorn to Sydney after the 2013 season, won the Coleman Medal as the league's leading goal kicker.

Pre-season[edit]

NAB Challenge[edit]

Main article: 2014 NAB Challenge

The AFL abandoned the NAB Cup competition, replacing it with the NAB Challenge series. The NAB challenge featured 18 practice matches played over 18 consecutive days, beginning 12 February and ending 1 March; the matches were stand-alone in nature, with no overall winner crowned for the series.[4] Each team played two pre-season games, many of which were played at suburban or regional venues; all games were televised on Fox Footy. There had been a proposal to conclude the pre-season with an All-Star representative match, replacing the NAB Cup Grand Final as the centrepiece of the preseason, but this did not go ahead.[5] The Super Goal was retained for these matches.

Premiership season[edit]

The full fixture was released on Thursday 31 October 2013,[6] and the premiership season was launched at the redeveloped Adelaide Oval in South Australia on 5 March.[2] Notable features of the draw included:

Round 1[edit]

Round 1
Friday, 14 March (7:50 pm) Collingwood 5.16 (46) def. by Fremantle 17.14 (116) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 37,571) Match report
Saturday, 15 March (4:40 pm) Greater Western Sydney 15.9 (99) def. Sydney 9.13 (67) Spotless Stadium (crowd: 17,102) Match report
Saturday, 15 March (6:55 pm) Gold Coast 12.15 (87) def. Richmond 10.9 (69) Metricon Stadium (crowd: 19,425) Match report
Sunday, 16 March (7:40 pm) Carlton 12.15 (87) def. by Port Adelaide 18.12 (120) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 24,640) Match report
Thursday, 20 March (7:10 pm) Geelong 18.11 (119) def. Adelaide 12.9 (81) Simonds Stadium (crowd: 23,622) Match report
Friday, 21 March (7:50 pm) North Melbourne 9.6 (60) def. by Essendon 15.9 (99) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 42,332) Match report
Saturday, 22 March (4:40 pm) Hawthorn 21.13 (139) def. Brisbane Lions 13.13 (91) Aurora Stadium (crowd: 12,430) Match report
Saturday, 22 March (7:40 pm) St Kilda 10.8 (68) def. Melbourne 6.15 (51) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 31,657) Match report
Sunday, 23 March (4:40 pm) West Coast 21.8 (134) def. Western Bulldogs 11.3 (69) Patersons Stadium (crowd: 36,752) Match report


Round 2[edit]

Round 2
Thursday, 27 March (7:50 pm) Richmond 14.14 (98) def. Carlton 12.14 (86) MCG (crowd: 62,037) Match report
Friday, 28 March (7:50 pm) Essendon 12.14 (86) def. by Hawthorn 13.12 (90) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 44,163) Match report
Saturday, 29 March (1:45 pm) St Kilda 15.5 (95) def. Greater Western Sydney 13.10 (88) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 19,640) Match report
Saturday, 29 March (4:40 pm) Port Adelaide 19.14 (128) def. Adelaide 11.7 (73) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 50,397) Match report
Saturday, 29 March (7:40 pm) Fremantle 12.15 (87) def. Gold Coast 5.9 (39) Patersons Stadium (crowd:  35,583) Match report
Saturday, 29 March (7:40 pm) Sydney 10.9 (69) def. by Collingwood 12.17 (89) ANZ Stadium (crowd: 32,347) Match report
Sunday, 30 March (12:10 pm) Brisbane Lions 10.8 (68) def. by Geelong 13.15 (93) Gabba (crowd: 20,933) Match report
Sunday, 30 March (3:15 pm) Melbourne 4.6 (30) def. by West Coast 18.15 (123) MCG (crowd: 22,230) Match report
Sunday, 30 March (4:40 pm) Western Bulldogs 8.6 (54) def. by North Melbourne 12.11 (83) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 28,512) Match report


Round 3[edit]

Round 3
Friday, 4 April (7:50 pm) Hawthorn 21.11 (137) def. Fremantle 11.13 (79) MCG (crowd: 43,583) Match report
Saturday, 5 April (1:45 pm) Western Bulldogs 15.10 (100) def. Richmond 15.8 (98) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 31,724) Match report
Saturday, 5 April (1:40 pm) Adelaide 9.17 (71) def. by Sydney 21.8 (134) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 47,426) Match report
Saturday, 5 April (3:40 pm) Gold Coast 17.12 (114) def. Brisbane Lions 9.7 (61) Metricon Stadium (crowd: 16,593) Match report
Saturday, 5 April (7:40 pm) Collingwood 11.10 (76) def. by Geelong 12.15 (87) MCG (crowd: 63,152) Match report
Saturday, 5 April (7:40 pm) West Coast 12.11 (83) def. St Kilda 8.10 (58) Patersons Stadium (crowd: 36,448) Match report
Sunday, 6 April (1:10 pm) Greater Western Sydney 10.19 (79) def. Melbourne 7.5 (47) Spotless Stadium (crowd: 7,016) Match report
Sunday, 6 April (4:10 pm) North Melbourne 14.13 (97) def. Port Adelaide 13.12 (90) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 19,111) Match report
Sunday, 6 April (7:10 pm) Essendon 21.12 (138) def. Carlton 8.9 (57) MCG (crowd: 62,730) Match report


Round 4[edit]

Round 4
Friday, 11 April (7:50 pm) Richmond 10.12 (72) def. by Collingwood 16.14 (110) MCG (crowd: 62,100) Match report
Saturday, 12 April (1:45 pm) Carlton 7.16 (58) def. by Melbourne 12.9 (81) MCG (crowd: 37,323) Match report
Saturday, 12 April (1:40 pm) Port Adelaide 24.15 (159) def. Brisbane Lions 7.4 (46) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 36,231) Match report
Saturday, 12 April (4:40 pm) Greater Western Sydney 12.11 (83) def. by Western Bulldogs 17.8 (110) StarTrack Oval (crowd: 7,863) Match report
Saturday, 12 April (7:40 pm) Gold Coast 7.7 (49) def. by Hawthorn 23.10 (148) Metricon Stadium (crowd: 17,729) Match report
Saturday, 12 April (7:40 pm) Geelong 16.11 (107) def. West Coast 4.8 (32) Simonds Stadium (crowd: 25,271) Match report
Sunday, 13 April (1:10 pm) Sydney 6.12 (48) def. by North Melbourne 13.13 (91) SCG (crowd: 25,505) Match report
Sunday, 13 April (3:20 pm) St Kilda 7.8 (50) def. by Adelaide 20.16 (136) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 22,923) Match report
Sunday, 13 April (2:40 pm) Fremantle 18.5 (113) def. Essendon 9.6 (60) Patersons Stadium (crowd: 36,722) Match report


Round 5[edit]

Round 5
Thursday, 17 April (7:50 pm) Brisbane Lions 9.9 (63) def. by Richmond 15.16 (106) Gabba (crowd: 20,676) Match report
Saturday, 19 April (1:40 pm) Collingwood 13.15 (93) def. North Melbourne 8.10 (58) MCG (crowd: 57,116) Match report
Saturday, 19 April (4:40 pm) Sydney 13.14 (92) def. Fremantle 11.9 (75) SCG (crowd: 25,376) Match report
Saturday, 19 April (5:40 pm) West Coast 7.14 (56) def. by Port Adelaide 10.10 (70) Patersons Stadium (crowd: 35,366) Match report
Saturday, 19 April (7:40 pm) Essendon 9.11 (65) def. by St Kilda 11.15 (81) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 36,041) Match report
Sunday, 20 April (12:40 pm) Adelaide 21.11 (137) def. Greater Western Sydney 10.12 (72) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 44,770) Match report
Sunday, 20 April (3:20 pm) Melbourne 11.12 (78) def. by Gold Coast 11.20 (86) MCG (crowd: 17,243) Match report
Sunday, 20 April (4:40 pm) Western Bulldogs 13.13 (91) def. by Carlton 18.11 (119) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 27,986) Match report
Monday, 21 April (3:20 pm) Geelong 15.16 (106) def. Hawthorn 12.15 (87) MCG (crowd: 80,222) Match report


Round 6[edit]

Round 6
Friday, 25 April (2:40 pm) Collingwood 12.11 (83) def. Essendon 8.12 (60) MCG (crowd: 91,731) Match report
Friday, 25 April (6:40 pm) Fremantle 8.13 (61) def. by North Melbourne 10.14 (74) Patersons Stadium (crowd: 37,624) Match report
Friday, 25 April (7:45 pm) St Kilda 11.13 (79) def. by Brisbane Lions 12.10 (82) Westpac Stadium (crowd: 13,409) Match report
Saturday, 26 April (1:40 pm) Gold Coast 20.14 (134) def. Greater Western Sydney 13.16 (94) Metricon Stadium (crowd: 11,504) Match report
Saturday, 26 April (4:40 pm) Carlton 14.8 (92) def. West Coast 12.17 (89) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 31,005) Match report
Saturday, 26 April (7:40 pm) Melbourne 5.8 (38) def. by Sydney 9.15 (69) MCG (crowd: 24,855) Match report
Sunday, 27 April (1:10 pm) Western Bulldogs 12.11 (83) def. by Adelaide 13.14 (92) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 17,404) Match report
Sunday, 27 April (3:20 pm) Richmond 7.10 (52) def. by Hawthorn 18.10 (118) MCG (crowd: 52,990) Match report
Sunday, 27 April (4:10 pm) Port Adelaide 16.11 (107) def. Geelong 9.13 (67) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 47,007) Match report


Round 7[edit]

Round 7
Friday, 2 May (7:50 pm) Carlton 10.10 (70) def. by Collingwood 14.20 (104) MCG (crowd: 68,251) Match report
Saturday, 3 May (1:45 pm) Hawthorn 27.13 (175) def. St Kilda 4.6 (30) MCG (crowd: 32,924) Match report
Saturday, 3 May (2:10 pm) Greater Western Sydney 15.7 (97) def. by Port Adelaide 20.12 (132) StarTrack Oval (crowd: 6,549) Match report
Saturday, 3 May (4:10 pm) Adelaide 9.13 (67) def. by Melbourne 11.4 (70) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 44,216) Match report
Saturday, 3 May (7:40 pm) Essendon 10.13 (73) def. Western Bulldogs 9.11 (65) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 33,289) Match Report
Saturday, 3 May (7:40 pm) Brisbane Lions 6.8 (44) def. by Sydney 18.15 (123) Gabba (crowd: 17,953) Match report
Sunday, 4 May (1:10 pm) North Melbourne 11.11 (77) def. by Gold Coast 18.12 (120) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 19,819) Match report
Sunday, 4 May (2:40 pm) West Coast 7.12 (54) def. by Fremantle 11.7 (73) Patersons Stadium (crowd: 40,476) Match report
Sunday, 4 May (3:20 pm) Geelong 11.15 (81) def. Richmond 12.4 (76) MCG (crowd: 34,377) Match report


Round 8[edit]

Round 8
Friday, 9 May (7:50 pm) Sydney 15.17 (107) def. Hawthorn 13.10 (88) ANZ Stadium (crowd: 34,506) Match report
Saturday, 10 May (1:10 pm) Port Adelaide 13.16 (94) def. Fremantle 11.10 (76) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 38,234) Match report
Saturday, 10 May (4:40 pm) Brisbane Lions 8.9 (57) def. by Essendon 9.11 (65) Gabba (crowd: 26,432) Match report
Saturday, 10 May (7:40 pm) Melbourne 12.11 (83) def. by Western Bulldogs 15.9 (99) MCG (crowd: 36,326) Match report
Sunday, 11 May (2:40 pm) West Coast 30.8 (188) def. Greater Western Sydney 12.5 (77) Patersons Stadium (crowd: 29,391) Match report
Monday, 12 May (7:20 pm) St Kilda 9.15 (69) def. by Carlton 15.11 (101) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 26,708) Match report
Bye: Adelaide, Collingwood, Geelong, Gold Coast, North Melbourne, Richmond


Round 9[edit]

Round 9
Thursday, 15 May (7:20 pm) Adelaide 10.16 (76) def. Collingwood 7.13 (55) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 50,051) Match report
Friday, 16 May (7:50 pm) Essendon 9.10 (64) def. by Sydney 18.6 (114) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 41,098) Match report
Saturday, 17 May (1:40 pm) Richmond 9.20 (74) def. by Melbourne 14.7 (91) MCG (crowd: 56,910) Match report
Saturday, 17 May (4:40 pm) North Melbourne 17.23 (125) def. Brisbane Lions 6.2 (38) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 21,152) Match report
Saturday, 17 May (5:40 pm) Fremantle 13.18 (96) def. Geelong 9.10 (64) Patersons Stadium (crowd: 38,565) Match report
Sunday, 18 May (4:40 pm) St Kilda 13.9 (87) def. by Gold Coast 19.11 (125) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 14,625) Match report
Bye: Carlton, Greater Western Sydney, Hawthorn, Port Adelaide, West Coast, Western Bulldogs
  • Matthew Pavlich became the first Perth-based player to play 300 AFL games; he also kicked his 600th career goal.[20]


Round 10[edit]

Round 10
Friday, 23 May (7:50 pm) Geelong 16.15 (111) def. North Melbourne 13.13 (91) Simonds Stadium (crowd: 27,402) Match report
Saturday, 24 May (1:40 pm) Greater Western Sydney 5.11 (41) def. by Richmond 24.10 (154) Spotless Stadium (crowd: 8,331) Match report
Saturday, 24 May (4:40 pm) Collingwood 17.7 (109) def. West Coast 15.11 (101) MCG (crowd: 53,049) Match report
Saturday, 24 May (7:10 pm) Port Adelaide 15.10 (100) def. Hawthorn 13.8 (86) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 52,233) Match report
Sunday, 25 May (3:20 pm) Gold Coast 18.11 (119) def. Western Bulldogs 10.14 (74) Metricon Stadium (crowd: 14,235) Match report
Sunday, 25 May (4:40 pm) Carlton 12.9 (81) def. Adelaide 10.16 (76) MCG (crowd: 32,419) Match report
Bye: Brisbane Lions, Essendon, Fremantle, Melbourne, St Kilda, Sydney
  • Jack Riewoldt kicked a personal best eleven goals in Richmond's victory against Greater Western Sydney.[21]


Round 11[edit]

Round 11 (Indigenous Round)
Thursday, 29 May (7:10 pm) Sydney 22.16 (148) def. Geelong 5.8 (38) SCG (crowd: 37,355) Match report
Friday, 30 May (7:50 pm) St Kilda 8.6 (54) def. by Collingwood 21.14 (140) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 34,855) Match report
Saturday, 31 May (1:10 pm) Melbourne 11.9 (75) def. by Port Adelaide 14.11 (95) TIO Traegar Park (crowd: 5,655) Match report
Saturday, 31 May (4:40 pm) Brisbane Lions 14.14 (98) def. Carlton 13.13 (91) Gabba (crowd: 24,625) Match report
Saturday, 31 May (7:45 pm) Essendon 15.14 (104) def. Richmond 7.12 (54) MCG (crowd: 74,664) Match report
Sunday, 1 June (12:40 pm) Adelaide 16.13 (109) def. Gold Coast 11.11 (77) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 49,069) Match report
Sunday, 1 June (3:20 pm) Western Bulldogs 6.15 (51) def. by Fremantle 13.11 (89) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 14,913) Match report
Sunday, 1 June (4:40 pm) Hawthorn 14.10 (94) def. Greater Western Sydney 13.9 (87) MCG (crowd: 17,906) Match report
Sunday, 1 June (5:40 pm) West Coast 6.8 (44) def. by North Melbourne 12.10 (82) Patersons Stadium (crowd: 35,914) Match report
  • In recognition of the AFL's Indigenous Round, all eighteen clubs produced and wore once-off indigenous-themed guernseys, each designed by indigenous artists local to or connected with the club.[22]
  • Geelong suffered its first loss by 100 points or more since Round 8, 2006.[23][24]
  • Lance Franklin (Sydney) kicked his 600th career goal, becoming the 29th player to do so.[25]


Round 12[edit]

Round 12
Friday, 6 June (7:50 pm) Geelong 16.11 (107) def. Carlton 15.12 (102) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 36,952) Match report
Saturday, 7 June (1:40 pm) Hawthorn 19.9 (123) def. West Coast 12.7 (79) Aurora Stadium (crowd: 15,504) Match report
Saturday, 7 June (4:10 pm) Port Adelaide 19.15 (129) def. St Kilda 9.5 (59) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 42,374) Match report
Saturday, 7 June (7:40 pm) Greater Western Sydney 9.12 (66) def. by Essendon 11.15 (81) Spotless Stadium (crowd: 8,429) Match report
Saturday, 7 June (7:40 pm) Western Bulldogs 13.9 (87) def. by Brisbane Lions 14.11 (95) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 18,054) Match report
Sunday, 8 June (3:20 pm) Gold Coast 10.14 (74) def. by Sydney 17.7 (109) Metricon Stadium (crowd: 21,354) Match report
Sunday, 8 June (2:10 pm) Fremantle 12.18 (90) def. Adelaide 7.8 (50) Patersons Stadium (crowd: 35,389) Match report
Sunday, 8 June (7:10 pm) North Melbourne 17.14 (116) def. Richmond 13.10 (88) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 32,977) Match report
Monday, 9 June (3:20 pm) Melbourne 3.10 (28) def. by Collingwood 8.13 (61) MCG (crowd: 68,130) Match report


Round 13[edit]

Round 13
Friday, 13 June (7:50 pm) Carlton 13.12 (90) def. by Hawthorn 18.10 (118) MCG (crowd: 49,624) Match report
Saturday, 14 June (1:45 pm) Richmond 12.13 (85) def. by Fremantle 16.9 (105) MCG (crowd: 22,083) Match report
Saturday, 14 June (2:10 pm) Sydney 14.14 (98) def. Port Adelaide 13.16 (94) SCG (crowd: 41,317) Match report
Saturday, 14 June (2:40 pm) West Coast 15.13 (103) def. Gold Coast 15.10 (100) Patersons Stadium (crowd: 32,942) Match report
Saturday, 14 June (7:10 pm) Adelaide 16.13 (109) def. North Melbourne 10.13 (73) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 47,205) Match report
Saturday, 14 June (7:40 pm) Brisbane Lions 12.8 (80) def. by Greater Western Sydney 19.11 (125) Gabba (crowd: 12,700) Match report
Sunday, 15 June (1:10 pm) Geelong 20.13 (133) def. St Kilda 5.7 (37) Simonds Stadium (crowd: 25,180) Match report
Sunday, 15 June (3:20 pm) Collingwood 15.8 (98) def. by Western Bulldogs 16.10 (106) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 28,339) Match report
Sunday, 15 June (4:40 pm) Essendon 10.17 (77) def. by Melbourne 12.6 (78) MCG (crowd: 44,626) Match report


Round 14[edit]

Round 14
Friday, 20 June (7:50 pm) Richmond 7.9 (51) def. by Sydney 9.8 (62) MCG (crowd: 34,648) Match report
Saturday, 21 June (1:15 pm) Port Adelaide 19.14 (128) def. Western Bulldogs 8.7 (55) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 34,258) Match report
Saturday, 21 June (2:10 pm) Hawthorn 17.13 (115) def. Collingwood 13.8 (86) MCG (crowd: 70,516) Match report
Saturday, 21 June (4:40 pm) Gold Coast 17.16 (118) def. Geelong 11.12 (78) Metricon Stadium (crowd: 18,236) Match report
Saturday, 21 June (5:40 pm) Fremantle 15.15 (105) def. Brisbane Lions 3.4 (22) Patersons Stadium (crowd: 25,152) Match report
Saturday, 21 June (7:40 pm) Essendon 15.11 (101) def. Adelaide 14.8 (92) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 30,948) Match report
Sunday, 22 June (1:10 pm) Greater Western Sydney 15.10 (100) def. Carlton 14.8 (92) Spotless Stadium (crowd: 9,059) Match report
Sunday, 22 June (3:20 pm) St Kilda 10.10 (70) def. by West Coast 15.13 (103) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 17,317) Match report
Sunday, 22 June (4:40 pm) Melbourne 10.6 (66) def. by North Melbourne 15.17 (107) MCG (crowd: 26,615) Match report


Round 15[edit]

Round 15
Friday, 27 June (7:50 pm) Geelong 13.11 (89) def. Essendon 11.14 (80) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 43,732) Match report
Saturday, 28 June (1:45 pm) Hawthorn 17.14 (116) def. Gold Coast 10.3 (63) Aurora Stadium (crowd: 13,178) Match report
Saturday, 28 June (2:10 pm) St Kilda 11.7 (73) def. by Richmond 18.9 (117) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 28,487) Match report
Saturday, 28 June (2:40 pm) Fremantle 13.10 (88) def. West Coast 11.15 (81) Patersons Stadium (crowd: 40,490) Match report
Saturday, 28 June (7:40 pm) Brisbane Lions 10.10 (70) def. North Melbourne 9.12 (66) Gabba (crowd: 15,862) Match report
Saturday, 28 June (7:40 pm) Sydney 15.16 (106) def. Greater Western Sydney 8.12 (60) SCG (crowd: 27,778) Match report
Sunday, 29 June (1:10 pm) Western Bulldogs 14.7 (91) def. Melbourne 13.7 (85) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 24,953) Match report
Sunday, 29 June (3:40 pm) Adelaide 14.15 (99) def. Port Adelaide 10.16 (76) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 50,552) Match report
Sunday, 29 June (7:10 pm) Collingwood 13.13 (91) def. Carlton 11.10 (76) MCG (crowd: 40,939) Match report
  • The attendance of 40,939 for the Collingwood vs Carlton was the lowest for a match between the two clubs at the Melbourne Cricket Ground since matches between them were first regularly moved to the ground and away from the clubs' small suburban grounds in 1986; the unconventional Sunday night timeslot, which was unpopular with fans, was the main reason for the weak attendance.[32]


Round 16[edit]

Round 16
Friday, 4 July (7:50 pm) North Melbourne 16.12 (108) def. Hawthorn 13.10 (88) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 35,025) Match report
Saturday, 5 July (1:45 pm) Richmond 12.7 (79) def. Brisbane Lions 7.12 (54) MCG (crowd: 34,577) Match report
Saturday, 5 July (2:10 pm) Greater Western Sydney 9.18 (72) def. by Adelaide 20.20 (140) Spotless Stadium (crowd: 8,383) Match report
Saturday, 5 July (4:40 pm) Gold Coast 11.14 (80) def. Collingwood 10.15 (75) Metricon Stadium (crowd: 24,032) Match report
Saturday, 5 July (7:10 pm) Port Adelaide 7.18 (60) def. by Essendon 8.14 (62) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 46,786) Match report
Saturday, 5 July (7:10 pm) Melbourne 4.10 (34) def. by Fremantle 15.7 (97) TIO Stadium (crowd: 9,290) Match report
Sunday, 6 July (1:10 pm) Carlton 24.7 (151) def. St Kilda 10.6 (66) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 29,297) Match report
Sunday, 6 July (1:20 pm) West Coast 7.9 (51) def. by Sydney 10.19 (79) Patersons Stadium (crowd: 25,076) Match report
Sunday, 6 July (4:40 pm) Geelong 10.9 (69) def. Western Bulldogs 7.14 (56) Simonds Stadium (crowd: 24,766) Match report
  • The Gold Coast vs Collingwood was the largest AFL crowd to attend a game in Metricon Stadium's history.


Round 17[edit]

Round 17
Friday, 11 July (7:20 pm) Adelaide 14.8 (92) def. by Hawthorn 15.14 (104) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 50,321) Match report
Saturday, 12 July (1:45 pm) Melbourne 5.6 (36) def. by Geelong 14.18 (102) MCG (crowd: 36,385) Match report
Saturday, 12 July (2:10 pm) North Melbourne 13.14 (92) def. St Kilda 3.15 (33) Blundstone Arena (crowd: 10,641) Match report
Saturday, 12 July (4:40 pm) Western Bulldogs 13.16 (94) def. Gold Coast 9.12 (66) Cazaly's Stadium (crowd: 9,746) Match report
Saturday, 12 July (7:40 pm) Sydney 18.14 (122) def. Carlton 7.9 (51) SCG (crowd: 34,965) Match report
Saturday, 12 July (7:40 pm) Brisbane Lions 9.10 (64) def. by West Coast 11.10 (76) Gabba (crowd: 13,610) Match report
Sunday, 13 July (1:10 pm) Richmond 19.12 (126) def. Port Adelaide 16.10 (106) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 21,483) Match report
Sunday, 13 July (3:20 pm) Essendon 16.7 (103) def. Collingwood 5.9 (39) MCG (crowd: 58,996) Match report
Sunday, 13 July (2:40 pm) Fremantle 21.10 (136) def. Greater Western Sydney 9.6 (60) Patersons Stadium (crowd: 33,597) Match report


Round 18[edit]

Round 18 (split round)
Friday, 18 July (7:50 pm) Carlton 16.13 (109) def. North Melbourne 13.8 (86) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 36,689) Match report
Saturday, 19 July (4:40 pm) St Kilda 17.16 (118) def. Fremantle 9.6 (60) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 16,594) Match report
Saturday, 19 July (7:40 pm) Greater Western Sydney 12.15 (87) def. by Geelong 13.16 (94) Spotless Stadium (crowd: 7,697) Match report
Sunday, 20 July (12:40 pm) Port Adelaide 10.12 (72) def. Melbourne 10.9 (69) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 37,894) Match report
Sunday, 20 July (4:40 pm) Western Bulldogs 14.10 (94) def. by Essendon 15.11 (101) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 34,476) Match report
Friday, 25 July (6:40 pm) West Coast 6.6(42) def. by Richmond 8.11 (59) Patersons Stadium (crowd: 32,270) Match report
Saturday, 26 July (4:40 pm) Brisbane Lions 16.14 (110) def. Gold Coast 8.8 (56) Gabba (crowd: 27,167) Match report
Saturday, 26 July (7:40 pm) Hawthorn 15.14 (104) def. Sydney 13.16 (94) MCG (crowd: 72,768) Match report
Sunday, 27 July (4:40 pm) Collingwood 12.10 (82) def. by Adelaide 14.14 (98) MCG (crowd: 41,486) Match report
  • Hawthorn defeated Sydney, ending Sydney's twelve-match winning streak, a streak which equaled the club's record set in 1935.[33]
  • The crowd of 72,768 at the Hawthorn-Sydney game was the highest home-and-away crowd in South Melbourne/Sydney Swans history.[34]


Round 19[edit]

Round 19
Thursday, 31 July (6:10 pm) Fremantle 12.11 (83) def. Carlton 11.12 (78) Patersons Stadium (crowd: 35,401) Match report
Friday, 1 August (7:50 pm) Sydney 11.13 (79) def. Essendon 8.9 (57) SCG (crowd: 36,804) Match report
Saturday, 2 August (1:10 pm) Adelaide 16.9 (105) def. by West Coast 20.16 (136) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 49,470) Match report
Saturday, 2 August (4:40 pm) Richmond 13.11 (89) def. Greater Western Sydney 8.14 (62) MCG (crowd: 23,095) Match report
Saturday, 2 August (7:40 pm) North Melbourne 10.19 (79) def. by Geelong 16.15 (111) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 32,564) Match report
Saturday, 2 August (7:40 pm) Gold Coast 17.15 (117) def. St Kilda 9.10 (64) Metricon Stadium (crowd: 12,027) Match report
Sunday, 3 August (1:10 pm) Melbourne 6.15 (51) def. by Brisbane Lions 11.8 (74) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 18,079) Match report
Sunday, 3 August (3:20 pm) Hawthorn 16.11 (107) def. Western Bulldogs 6.9 (45) Aurora Stadium (crowd: 14,187) Match report
Sunday, 3 August (4:40 pm) Collingwood 11.10 (76) def. Port Adelaide 10.10 (70) MCG (crowd: 32,807) Match report


Round 20[edit]

Round 20
Friday, 8 August (7:50 pm) Richmond 14.11 (95) def. Essendon 11.11 (77) MCG (crowd: 58,032) Match report
Saturday, 9 August (1:45 pm) Greater Western Sydney 7.9 (51) def. by North Melbourne 19.12 (126) StarTrack Oval (crowd: 10,211) Match report
Saturday, 9 August (2:10 pm) Carlton 14.13 (97) def. Gold Coast 8.10 (58) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 28,840) Match report
Saturday, 9 August (4:40 pm) Hawthorn 17.13 (115) def. Melbourne 9.11 (65) MCG (crowd: 37,088) Match report
Saturday, 9 August (7:40 pm) Geelong 12.9 (81) def. Fremantle 11.13 (79) Simonds Stadium (crowd: 26,855) Match report
Saturday, 9 August (7:10 pm) Port Adelaide 7.16 (58) def. by Sydney 12.12 (84) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 50,087) Match report
Sunday, 10 August (1:10 pm) Brisbane Lions 9.9 (63) def. by Adelaide 25.18 (168) Gabba (crowd: 19,657) Match report
Sunday, 10 August (3:20 pm) St Kilda 15.9 (99) def. by Western Bulldogs 18.14 (122) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 30,095) Match report
Sunday, 10 August (2:40 pm) West Coast 19.12 (126) def. Collingwood 10.6 (66) Patersons Stadium (crowd: 36,458) Match report


Round 21[edit]

Round 21
Friday, 15 August (7:50 pm) Carlton 11.10 (76) def. by Geelong 11.16 (82) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 38,812) Match report
Saturday, 16 August (1:45 pm) Sydney 19.13 (127) def. St Kilda 8.8 (56) SCG (crowd: 31,361) Match report
Saturday, 16 August (2:10 pm) Gold Coast 7.5 (47) def. by Port Adelaide 7.14 (56) Metricon Stadium (crowd: 10,042) Match report
Saturday, 16 August (4:40 pm) Essendon 11.11 (77) def. West Coast 11.8 (74) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 35,905) Match report
Saturday, 16 August (7:10 pm) Adelaide 9.15 (69) def. by Richmond 10.19 (79) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 50,459) Match report
Saturday, 16 August (7:40 pm) Collingwood 8.8 (56) def. by Brisbane Lions 18.15 (123) MCG (crowd: 32,929) Match report
Sunday, 17 August (1:10 pm) North Melbourne 16.15 (111) def. Western Bulldogs 8.13 (61) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 27,164) Match report
Sunday, 17 August (3:20 pm) Melbourne 3.16 (34) def. by Greater Western Sydney 15.8 (98) MCG (crowd: 17,227) Match report
Sunday, 17 August (2:40 pm) Fremantle 17.8 (110) def. Hawthorn 13.13 (91) Patersons Stadium (crowd: 38,506) Match report


Round 22[edit]

Round 22
Friday, 22 August (7:20 pm) Port Adelaide 20.20 (140) def. Carlton 5.7 (37) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 52,505) Match report
Saturday, 23 August (1:45 pm) North Melbourne 14.17 (101) def. Adelaide 13.16 (94) Blundstone Arena (crowd: 10,702) Match report
Saturday, 23 August (2:10 pm) Essendon 16.12 (108) def. Gold Coast 13.11 (89) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 33,281) Match report
Saturday, 23 August (4:40 pm) Greater Western Sydney 9.13 (67) def. by Collingwood 11.9 (75) Spotless Stadium (crowd: 10,851) Match report
Saturday, 23 August (7:40 pm) Hawthorn 14.10 (94) def. Geelong 11.5 (71) MCG (crowd: 72,216) Match report
Saturday, 23 August (5:40 pm) West Coast 18.11 (119) def. Melbourne 8.5 (53) Patersons Stadium (crowd: 35,083) Match report
Sunday, 24 August (1:10 pm) Brisbane Lions 6.12 (48) def. by Fremantle 15.16 (106) Gabba (crowd: 17,473) Match report
Sunday, 24 August (3:20 pm) Western Bulldogs 9.13 (67) def. by Sydney 20.10 (130) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 22,430) Match report
Sunday, 24 August (4:40 pm) Richmond 15.8 (98) def. St Kilda 10.12 (72) MCG (crowd: 47,200) Match report
  • The crowd of 52,505 was the largest home and away crowd in Port Adelaide's history and South Australia's largest AFL attendance.[38]
  • Richmond won eight games in a row for the first time since 1980 [39]
  • Sydney won its 17th game of the season, setting a new club record for most wins in a home-and-away season.


Round 23[edit]

Round 23
Friday, 29 August (7:50 pm) Collingwood 8.8 (56) def. by Hawthorn 18.13 (121) MCG (crowd: 48,980) Match report
Saturday, 30 August (1:45 pm) Carlton 14.6 (90) drew with Essendon 13.12 (90) MCG (crowd: 56,663) Match report
Saturday, 30 August (1:10 pm) Fremantle 16.9 (105) def. Port Adelaide 14.13 (97) Patersons Stadium (crowd: 38,290) Match report
Saturday, 30 August (4:40 pm) Sydney 9.11 (65) def. by Richmond 10.8 (68) ANZ Stadium (crowd: 31,227) Match report
Saturday, 30 August (7:40 pm) Geelong 21.17 (143) def. Brisbane Lions 12.9 (81) Simonds Stadium (crowd: 24,659) Match report
Saturday, 30 August (7:40 pm) North Melbourne 19.9 (123) def. Melbourne 14.9 (93) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 17,174) Match report
Sunday, 31 August (1:10 pm) Gold Coast 15.9 (99) def. by West Coast 23.13 (151) Metricon Stadium (crowd: 11,840) Match report
Sunday, 31 August (2:50 pm) Adelaide 22.9 (141) def. St Kilda 9.8 (62) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 44,969) Match report
Sunday, 31 August (4:40 pm) Western Bulldogs 15.19 (109) def. by Greater Western Sydney 18.7 (115) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 14,725) Match report
  • Collingwood missed the finals for the first time since 2005, ending the longest active finals streak of any team entering this season.[40]
  • Richmond secured its first back-to-back finals appearances since 1974/1975, and became the first team to make the finals from a win-loss record of 3-10 after 13 matches.[41]
  • Adelaide's attendance of 44,969 meant that for the first time since 1993 a non-Victorian club had the highest average home attendances for the Home & Away season.[citation needed]


Win/Loss table[edit]

Colour Result
Green Win
Red Loss
Blue Draw

Bold – Home game
X – Bye
Opponent for round listed above margin
This table can be sorted by margin, winners are represented in the first half of each column, and losers are represented in the second half of each column once sorted

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 F1 F2 F3 GF Ladder
Adelaide Gee
38
Port
55
Syd
63
StK
86
GWS
65
WB
9
Mel
3
X Coll
21
Carl
5
GC
32
Fre
40
NM
36
Ess
9
Port
23
GWS
68
Haw
12
Coll
16
WCE
31
Bris
105
Rich
10
NM
7
StK
79
X X X X 10
Brisbane Lions Haw
48
Gee
25
GC
53
Port
113
Rich
43
StK
3
Syd
79
Ess
8
NM
87
X Carl
7
WB
8
GWS
45
Fre
83
NM
4
Rich
25
WCE
12
GC
54
Mel
23
Ade
105
Coll
67
Fre
58
Gee
62
X X X X 15
Carlton PA
33
Rich
12
Ess
81
Mel
23
WB
28
WCE
3
Coll
34
StK
32
X Ade
5
Bris
7
Gee
5
Haw
28
GWS
8
Coll
15
StK
85
Syd
71
NM
23
Fre
5
GC
39
Gee
6
Port
103
Ess
0
X X X X 13
Collingwood Fre
70
Syd
20
Gee
11
Ric
38
NM
35
Ess
23
Carl
34
X Ade
21
WCE
8
StK
86
Mel
33
WB
8
Haw
29
Carl
15
GC
5
Ess
64
Ade
16
Port
6
WCE
60
Bris
67
GWS
8
Haw
65
X X X X 11
Essendon NM
39
Haw
4
Carl
81
Fre
53
StK
16
Coll
23
WB
8
Bris
8
Syd
50
X Rich
50
GWS
15
Mel
1
Ade
9
Gee
9
Port
2
Coll
64
WB
7
Syd
22
Rich
18
WCE
3
GC
19
Car
0
NM
12
X X X 7
Fremantle Col
70
GC
48
Haw
58
Ess
53
Syd
17
NM
13
WCE
19
Port
18
Gee
32
X WB
38
Ade
40
Rich
20
Bris
83
WCE
7
Mel
63
GWS
76
StK
58
Carl
5
Gee
2
Haw
19
Bris
58
Port
8
Syd
24
Port
22
X X 5
Geelong Ade
38
Bris
25
Coll
11
WCE
75
Haw
19
Port
40
Rich
5
X Fre
32
NM
20
Syd
110
Carl
5
StK
96
GC
40
Ess
9
WB
13
Mel
66
GWS
7
NM
32
Fre
2
Carl
6
Haw
23
Bris
62
Haw
36
NM
6
X X 6
Gold Coast Ric
18
Fre
48
Bris
53
Haw
99
Mel
8
GWS
40
NM
43
X StK
38
WB
45
Ade
32
Syd
35
WCE
3
Gee
40
Haw
53
Coll
5
WB
28
Bris
54
StK
53
Carl
39
Port
9
Ess
19
WCE
52
X X X X 12
Greater Western Sydney Syd
32
StK
7
Mel
32
WB
27
Ade
65
GC
40
Port
35
WCE
111
X Rich
113
Haw
7
Ess
15
Bris
45
Carl
8
Syd
46
Ade
68
Fre
76
Gee
7
Rich
27
NM
75
Mel
64
Coll
8
WB
6
X X X X 16
Hawthorn Bris
48
Ess
4
Fre
58
GC
99
Gee
19
Rich
66
StK
145
Syd
19
X Port
14
GWS
7
WCE
44
Carl
28
Coll
29
GC
53
NM
20
Ade
12
Syd
10
WB
62
Mel
50
Fre
19
Gee
23
Coll
65
Gee
36
X Port
3
Syd
63
1
Melbourne StK
17
WCE
93
GWS
32
Carl
23
GC
8
Syd
31
Ade
3
WB
16
Rich
17
X Port
20
Coll
33
Ess
1
NM
41
WB
6
Fre
63
Gee
66
Port
3
Bris
23
Haw
50
GWS
64
WCE
66
NM
30
X X X X 17
North Melbourne Ess
39
WB
29
Port
7
Syd
43
Coll
35
Fre
13
GC
43
X Bris
87
Gee
20
WCE
38
Rich
28
Ade
36
Mel
41
Bris
4
Haw
20
StK
59
Carl
23
Gee
32
GWS
75
WB
50
Ade
7
Mel
30
Ess
12
Gee
6
Syd
71
X 4
Port Adelaide Car
33
Ade
55
NM
7
BL
113
WCE
14
Gee
40
GWS
35
Fre
18
X Haw
14
Mel
20
Stk
70
Syd
4
WB
72
Ade
23
Ess
2
Rich
20
Mel
3
Coll
6
Syd
26
GC
9
Carl
103
Fre
8
Ric
57
Fre
22
Haw
3
X 3
Richmond GC
18
Carl
12
WB
2
Coll
38
Bris
43
Haw
66
Gee
5
X Mel
17
GWS
113
Ess
50
NM
28
Fre
20
Syd
11
StK
44
Bris
25
Port
20
WCE
17
GWS
27
Ess
18
Ade
10
StK
26
Syd
3
Port
57
X X X 8
St Kilda Mel
17
GWS
7
WCE
25
Ade
86
Ess
16
Bris
3
Haw
145
Carl
32
GC
38
X Coll
86
Port
70
Gee
96
WCE
33
Rich
44
Carl
85
NM
59
Fre
58
GC
53
WB
23
Syd
71
Rich
26
Ade
79
X X X X 18
Sydney GWS
32
Coll
20
Ade
63
NM
43
Fre
17
Mel
31
Bris
79
Haw
19
Ess
50
X Gee
110
GC
35
Port
4
Rich
11
GWS
46
WCE
28
Carl
71
Haw
10
Ess
22
Port
26
StK
71
WB
63
Rich
3
Fre
24
X NM
71
Haw
63
2
West Coast WB
65
Mel
93
StK
25
Gee
75
Port
14
Carl
3
Fre
19
GWS
111
X Col
8
NM
38
Haw
44
GC
3
StK
33
Fre
7
Syd
28
Bris
12
Rich
17
Ade
31
Coll
60
Ess
3
Mel
66
GC
52
X X X X 9
Western Bulldogs WCE
65
NM
29
Rich
2
GWS
27
Carl
28
Ade
9
Ess
8
Mel
16
X GC
45
Fre
38
Bris
8
Coll
8
Port
72
Mel
6
Gee
13
GC
28
Ess
7
Haw
62
StK
23
NM
50
Syd
63
GWS
6
X X X X 14
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 F1 F2 F3 GF Ladder

Ladder[edit]

2014 AFL Ladder
Team P W L D PF PA  % Pts
1 Sydney 22 17 5 0 2126 1488 142.9 68
2 Hawthorn (P) 22 17 5 0 2458 1746 140.8 68
3 Geelong 22 17 5 0 2033 1787 113.8 68
4 Fremantle 22 16 6 0 2029 1556 130.4 64
5 Port Adelaide 22 14 8 0 2180 1678 129.9 56
6 North Melbourne 22 14 8 0 2026 1731 117.0 56
7 Essendon 22 12 9 1 1828 1719 106.3 50
8 Richmond 22 12 10 0 1887 1784 105.8 48
9 West Coast 22 11 11 0 2045 1750 116.9 44
10 Adelaide 22 11 11 0 2175 1907 114.1 44
11 Collingwood 22 11 11 0 1766 1876 94.1 44
12 Gold Coast 22 10 12 0 1917 2045 93.7 40
13 Carlton 22 7 14 1 1891 2107 89.8 30
14 Western Bulldogs 22 7 15 0 1784 2177 82.0 28
15 Brisbane Lions 22 7 15 0 1532 2212 69.3 28
16 Greater Western Sydney 22 6 16 0 1780 2320 76.7 24
17 Melbourne 22 4 18 0 1336 1954 68.4 16
18 St Kilda 22 4 18 0 1480 2436 60.8 16
Key: P = Played, W = Won, L = Lost, D = Drawn, PF = Points for, PA = Points against


Ladder progression[edit]

Ladder progression[edit]

  • Numbers highlighted in green indicates the team finished the round inside the top 8.
  • Numbers highlighted in blue indicates the team finished in first place on the ladder in that round.
  • Numbers highlighted in red indicates the team finished in last place on the ladder in that round.
  • Underlined numbers indicates the team had a bye during 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 23
1 Sydney Swans Squared.jpg Sydney 0 0 4 4 8 12 16 20 24 24 28 32 36 40 44 48 52 52 56 60 64 68 68
2 AFL Hawthorn Icon.jpg Hawthorn 4 8 12 16 16 20 24 24 24 24 28 32 36 40 44 44 48 52 56 60 60 64 68
3 AFL Geelong Icon.jpg Geelong 4 8 12 16 20 20 24 24 24 28 28 32 36 36 40 44 48 52 56 60 64 64 68
4 AFL Fremantle Icon 2011.png Fremantle 4 8 8 12 12 12 16 16 20 20 24 28 32 36 40 44 48 48 52 52 56 60 64
5 AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 4 8 8 12 16 20 24 28 28 32 36 40 40 44 44 44 44 48 48 48 52 56 56
6 AFL North Melbourne Icon.jpg North Melbourne 0 4 8 12 12 16 16 16 20 20 24 28 28 32 32 36 40 40 40 44 48 52 56
7 EssendonDesign.svg Essendon 4 4 8 8 8 8 12 16 16 16 20 24 24 28 28 32 36 40 40 40 44 48 50
8 AFL Richmond Icon.jpg Richmond 0 4 4 4 8 8 8 8 8 12 12 12 12 12 16 20 24 28 32 36 40 44 48
9 AFL West Coast Eagles Icon.png West Coast 4 8 12 12 12 12 12 16 16 16 16 16 20 24 24 24 28 28 32 36 36 40 44
10 AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 0 0 0 4 8 12 12 12 16 16 20 20 24 24 28 32 32 36 36 40 40 40 44
11 AFL Collingwood Icon.jpg Collingwood 0 4 4 8 12 16 20 20 20 24 28 32 32 32 36 36 36 36 40 40 40 44 44
12 AFL Gold Coast Icon.jpg Gold Coast 4 4 8 8 12 16 20 20 24 28 28 28 28 32 32 36 36 36 40 40 40 40 40
13 CarltonDesign.png Carlton 0 0 0 0 4 8 8 12 12 16 16 16 16 16 16 20 20 24 24 28 28 28 30
14 AFL Footscray Icon.jpg Western Bulldogs 0 0 4 8 8 8 8 12 12 12 12 12 16 16 20 20 24 24 24 28 28 28 28
15 AFL Brisbane Icon.jpg Brisbane Lions 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 4 4 4 8 12 12 12 16 16 16 20 24 24 28 28 28
16 AFL GWS Icon.jpg Greater Western Sydney 4 4 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 12 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 20 20 24
17 AFL Melbourne Icon.jpg Melbourne 0 0 0 4 4 4 8 8 12 12 12 12 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16
18 AFL St Kilda Icon.jpg St Kilda 4 8 8 8 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 16 16 16 16 16 16

Finals series[edit]

  Qualifying / Elimination finals Semi-finals Preliminary finals Grand final
                                   
  QF1: 6 Sep, ANZ Stadium  
1  Sydney Swans Squared.jpg Sydney 13.15 (93)  
4  AFL Fremantle Icon 2011.png Fremantle 10.9 (69)     SF1: 13 Sep, Patersons Stadium  
     AFL Fremantle Icon 2011.png Fremantle 11.17 (83)    
EF1: 7 Sep, Adelaide Oval      AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 15.15 (105)       PF1: 19 Sep, ANZ Stadium
5  AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 20.12 (132)        Sydney Swans Squared.jpg Sydney 19.22 (136)  
8  AFL Richmond Icon.jpg Richmond 11.9 (75)          AFL North Melbourne Icon.jpg North Melbourne 9.11 (65)     GF: 27 Sep, MCG
         Sydney Swans Squared.jpg Sydney 11.8 (74)
  EF2: 6 Sep, MCG       PF2: 20 Sep, MCG      AFL Hawthorn Icon.jpg Hawthorn 21.11 (137)
6  AFL North Melbourne Icon.jpg North Melbourne 14.9 (93)          AFL Hawthorn Icon.jpg Hawthorn 15.7 (97)  
7  EssendonDesign.svg Essendon 12.9 (81)     SF2: 12 Sep, MCG        AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 13.16 (94)  
     AFL Geelong Icon.jpg Geelong 13.14 (92)    
QF2: 5 Sep, MCG      AFL North Melbourne Icon.jpg North Melbourne 14.14 (98)    
2  AFL Hawthorn Icon.jpg Hawthorn 15.14 (104)  
3  AFL Geelong Icon.jpg Geelong 10.8 (68)  

Week one[edit]

Qualifying Finals
QF2: 5 September (7:50pm) Hawthorn 15.14 (104) def. Geelong 10.8 (68) MCG (crowd: 74,757) Match report
QF1: 6 September (2:45pm) Sydney 13.15 (93) def. Fremantle 10.9 (69) ANZ Stadium (crowd: 35,998) Match report
Elimination Finals
EF2: 6 September (7:15pm) North Melbourne 14.9 (93) def. Essendon 12.9 (81) MCG (crowd: 78,561) Match report
EF1: 7 September (2:50pm) Port Adelaide 20.12 (132) def. Richmond 11.9 (75) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 50,618) Match report
  • The crowd of 78,559 for the second elimination final was the highest crowd North Melbourne had played in front of since the 1999 AFL Grand Final.[citation needed]
  • The crowd of 50,618 was Port Adelaide's 5th home crowd of over 50,000 for the 2014 AFL season, adding to its previous 3 between 1997-2013.[42]
  • Port Adelaide's opening quarter of 8.1 (49) to 1.1 (7) against Richmond was its best ever in AFL finals.[43]


Week two[edit]

Semi Finals
SF2: 12 September (7.50pm) Geelong 13.14 (92) def. by North Melbourne 14.14 (98) MCG (crowd: 65,964) Match report
SF1: 13 September (5.45pm) Fremantle 11.17 (83) def. by Port Adelaide 15.15 (105) Patersons Stadium (crowd: 42,338) Match report
  • Fremantle and Geelong were both eliminated in the semi-finals after having finished in the top four. It was the first time since 2007 that any top four team had been eliminated in the semi-final, and the first time since the introduction of this finals system in 2000 that two top four teams had been eliminated in the semi-finals in the same year.


Week three[edit]

Preliminary Finals
19 September (7.50pm) Sydney 19.22 (136) def. North Melbourne 9.11 (65) ANZ Stadium (crowd: 48,029) Match report
20 September (4.45pm) Hawthorn 15.7 (97) def. Port Adelaide 13.16 (94) MCG (crowd: 74,856) Match report


Week four[edit]

Main article: 2014 AFL Grand Final
Grand Final
Saturday, 27 September (2:30 pm) Sydney 11.8 (74) def. by Hawthorn 21.11 (137) MCG (crowd: 99,460) Match report


Attendances[edit]

By club[edit]

2014 AFL Attendances [44]
Club Total Games Avg. Per Game Home Total Home Games Home Avg.
Adelaide 821,838 22 37,356 528,508 11 48,046
Brisbane Lions 470,353 22 21,380 217,088 11 19,735
Carlton 847,470 22 38,521 433,563 11 39,415
Collingwood 1,044,686 22 47,486 528,099 11 48,009
Essendon 1,056,441 23 45,932 495,741 11 45,067
Fremantle 766,103 24 31,921 395,319 11 35,938
Geelong 926,681 24 38,612 373,038 11 33,913
Gold Coast 458,510 22 20,841 177,017 11 16,092
Greater Western Sydney 353,824 22 16,083 101,491 11 9,226
Hawthorn 1,155,672 25 46,227 402,300 11 36,573
Melbourne 655,975 22 29,817 282,035 11 25,640
North Melbourne 809,870 25 32,395 268,661 11 24,424
Port Adelaide 941,630 25 37,665 488,006 11 44,364
Richmond 890,390 23 38,713 475,155 11 43,196
St Kilda 604,772 22 27,490 256,310 11 23,301
Sydney 916,825 25 36,673 358,541 11 32,595
West Coast 691,867 22 31,449 376,176 11 34,198
Western Bulldogs 532,197 22 24,191 244,923 11 22,266

By round[edit]

2014 AFL Attendances
Round Total Games Avg. Per Game
Round 1 245531 9 27281
Round 2 315842 9 36316
Round 3 327783 9 36420
Round 4 271667 9 30185
Round 5 344796 9 38311
Round 6 327529 9 36392
Round 7 297854 9 33095
Round 8 191597 6 31933
Round 9 222401 6 37067
Round 10 187669 6 31278
Round 11 294956 9 32773
Round 12 279163 9 31018
Round 13 304016 9 33780
Round 14 266749 9 29639
Round 15 285971 9 31775
Round 16 237232 9 26359
Round 17 269744 9 29972
Round 18 307041 9 34116
Round 19 254434 9 28270
Round 20 297323 9 33036
Round 21 282405 9 31378
Round 22 301741 9 33527
Round 23 288527 9 32059
Finals Wk 1 239934 4 59984
Finals Wk 2 108302 2 54151
Finals Wk 3 122885 2 61443
Finals Wk 4 99460 1 99460

By ground[edit]

Ground Total Games Avg. Per Game
Adelaide Oval 1067132 23 46397
ANZ Stadium 182107 5 36421
Aurora Stadium 55299 4 13825
Blundstone Arena 21343 2 10672
Cazaly's Stadium 9746 1 9746
Etihad Stadium 1355560 48 28240
Gabba 217088 11 19735
MCG 2505366 50 50106
Metricon Stadium 177017 11 16092
Patersons Stadium 813833 23 35384
Simonds Stadium 177755 7 25394
Spotless Stadium 76868 8 9609
StarTrack Oval 24623 3 8208
Sydney Cricket Ground 260461 8 32558
TIO Stadium 9290 1 9290
TIO Traeger Park 5655 1 5655
Westpac Stadium 13409 1 13409

Awards[edit]

Coleman Medal[edit]

See also: Coleman Medal

The Coleman Medal was awarded to Lance Franklin of Sydney, who kicked 67 goals during the home and away season.[53]

Best and fairest[edit]

Club Award name Player
Adelaide Malcolm Blight Medal Daniel Talia[54]
Brisbane Lions Merrett-Murray Medal Tom Rockliff[55]
Carlton John Nicholls Medal Bryce Gibbs[56]
Collingwood Copeland Trophy Scott Pendlebury[57]
Essendon Crichton Medal Dyson Heppell[58]
Fremantle Doig Medal Nathan Fyfe[59]
Geelong Carji Greeves Medal Joel Selwood[60]
Gold Coast Club Champion David Swallow[61]
Greater Western Sydney Kevin Sheedy Medal Shane Mumford[62]
Hawthorn Peter Crimmins Medal Jordan Lewis[63]
Melbourne Keith 'Bluey' Truscott Medal Nathan Jones[64]
North Melbourne Syd Barker Medal Ben Cunnington[65]
Port Adelaide John Cahill Medal Robbie Gray[66]
Richmond Jack Dyer Medal Trent Cotchin[67]
St Kilda Trevor Barker Award Nick Riewoldt[68]
Sydney Bob Skilton Medal Luke Parker[69]
Western Bulldogs Charles Sutton Medal Liberatore, TomTom Liberatore[70]
West Coast John Worsfold Medal Eric Mackenzie[71]

Club leadership[edit]

Club Coach Captain(s) Vice-captain(s) Leadership group
Adelaide[72] Brenton Sanderson Nathan van Berlo Patrick Dangerfield, Rory Sloane Richard Douglas, Sam Jacobs, Scott Thompson, Taylor Walker
Brisbane Lions[73] Justin Leppitsch Jed Adcock Tom Rockliff Daniel Merrett, Joel Patfull, Daniel Rich, Pearce Hanley, Matthew Leuenberger, Dayne Zorko, Jack Redden, Mitchell Golby
Carlton[74] Mick Malthouse Marc Murphy Andrew Carrazzo, Kade Simpson Bryce Gibbs, Lachie Henderson, Michael Jamison, Brock McLean, Andrew Walker
Collingwood[75] Nathan Buckley Scott Pendlebury Nick Maxwell, Luke Ball, Nathan Brown, Lachlan Keeffe, Steele Sidebottom, Clinton Young, Travis Cloke
Essendon[76] Mark Thompson Jobe Watson Brendon Goddard, Dyson Heppell, Heath Hocking, Brent Stanton, Jason Winderlich, David Myers
Fremantle[77] Ross Lyon Matthew Pavlich Matt de Boer, David Mundy, Luke McPharlin, Aaron Sandilands, Lee Spurr
Gold Coast[78] Guy McKenna Gary Ablett Nathan Bock, Tom Lynch, Dion Prestia, Michael Rischitelli, David Swallow
Greater Western Sydney[79] Leon Cameron Phil Davis
Callan Ward
Heath Shaw, Tom Scully Shane Mumford, Stephen Gilham
Geelong[80] Chris Scott Joel Selwood Harry Taylor Mitch Duncan, Tom Hawkins, Steve Johnson, James Kelly, Andrew Mackie, Mathew Stokes
Hawthorn Alastair Clarkson Luke Hodge Jordan Lewis, Jarryd Roughead Sam Mitchell, Josh Gibson
Melbourne[81] Paul Roos Jack Grimes
Nathan Jones
Mitch Clark (until 23/4/14), James Frawley, Colin Garland, Jack Trengove, Lynden Dunn (from 23/4/14), Daniel Cross (from 23/4/14), Chris Dawes (from 23/4/14)
North Melbourne[82] Brad Scott Andrew Swallow Drew Petrie, Jack Ziebell Scott Thompson, Daniel Wells, Nick Dal Santo, Sam Gibson
Port Adelaide[83] Ken Hinkley Travis Boak Brad Ebert Robbie Gray, Hamish Hartlett, Jackson Trengove, Angus Monfries, Matthew Lobbe, Tom Jonas
Richmond[84] Damien Hardwick Trent Cotchin Brett Deledio Troy Chaplin, Daniel Jackson, Ivan Maric
St Kilda[85] Alan Richardson Nick Riewoldt David Armitage, Sean Dempster, Jarryn Geary, Leigh Montagna, Lenny Hayes
Sydney[86] John Longmire Kieren Jack
Jarrad McVeigh
Adam Goodes, Josh Kennedy, Ryan O'Keefe, Ted Richards, Rhyce Shaw, Nick Smith, Ben McGlynn
West Coast[87] Adam Simpson Darren Glass Josh Kennedy, Scott Selwood Dean Cox, Matt Priddis
Western Bulldogs[88] Brendan McCartney Ryan Griffen No official leadership group

Club financials[edit]

2014 AFL membership figures
Club Members [89] Change
from 2013
 % change
from 2013
Revenue * Profit (loss) *
Adelaide 54,249 Increase 7,844 +16.9% $39,366,673 ($408,000)
Brisbane Lions[90] 24,013 Decrease 117 -0.48% $46,538,187 ($3,543,138)
Carlton[91] 47,485 Decrease 3,079 -6.09% $56,641,156 ($1,605,403)
Collingwood[92] 80,793 Increase 337 +1.17% $76,819,714 $2,017,992
Essendon[93] 60,646 Increase 4,473 +7.96% $61,258,047 $721,517
Fremantle[94] 48,196 Increase 4,316 +9.84% $49,161,997 $215,279
Geelong[95] 43,803 Increase 919 +2.14% $51,356,479 ($251,207)
Gold Coast[96] 13,478 Increase 976 +7.81% $33,798,618 $1,062,082
Greater Western Sydney[97] 13,047 Increase 366 +2.89% $32,448,830 ($529,315)
Hawthorn[98] 68,650 Increase 5,297 +8.36% $53,603,479 $3,420,400
Melbourne[99] 35,911 Increase 2,734 +8.24% $42,093,064 $284,557
North Melbourne[100] 40,027 Increase 5,420 +15.66% $34,390,355 $42,419
Port Adelaide[101] 48,968 Increase 9,130 +22.92% $48,219,475 ($1,091,999)
Richmond[102] 66,122 Increase 5,801 +9.62% $44,408,127 $1,329,530
St Kilda[103] 30,158 Decrease 2,549 -7.79% $30,235,195 ($3,912,922)
Sydney[104] 40,126 Increase 3,768 +10.36% $46,519,605 $846,871
West Coast 58,529 Increase 28 +0.05% $57,616,027 $4,657,635
Western Bulldogs[105] 31,725 Increase 1,516 +5.02% $37,538,814 $329,945
Total 804,480 Increase 47,763 +6.31%

Team changes[edit]

Debuts[edit]

Player changes[edit]

Free agents[edit]

See also: Free Agent
Name Club Status New Club Date Notes
Waite, JarradJarrad Waite Carlton Unrestricted North Melbourne 3 October 2014 [178]
Jetta, LeroyLeroy Jetta Essendon Unrestricted/Delisted
Frawley, JamesJames Frawley Melbourne Unrestricted Hawthorn 6 October 2014 [179]
Gwilt, JamesJames Gwilt St Kilda Unrestricted/Delisted Essendon 11 October 2014 [180]
Jones, ClintClint Jones St Kilda Unrestricted/Delisted
Malceski, NickNick Malceski Sydney Unrestricted Gold Coast 6 October 2014 [181]
Higgins, ShaunShaun Higgins Western Bulldogs Restricted North Melbourne 3 October 2014 [182]

Coach changes[edit]

Coach Club Date Notes Caretaker New coach
Sanderson, BrentonBrenton Sanderson Adelaide 17 September 2014 Sacked[183] None (end of regular season) Phil Walsh[184]
McKenna, GuyGuy McKenna Gold Coast 1 October 2014 Sacked[185] None (end of regular season) Rodney Eade[186]
McCartney, BrendanBrendan McCartney Western Bulldogs 10 October 2014 Resigned[187] None (end of regular season) Luke Beveridge[188]

Post-season[edit]

International Rules Series[edit]

The International Rules Series returned for 2014 at the later time of November. Ahead of the series, the AFL adopted a new rule permitting only those who had been selected in an All-Australian team in their careers playing for the Australian team. The series was also reduced to a single test match and several rule changes were made so as to enable greater participation from key position players in the AFL.[189] Australia defeated Ireland by 10 points, 56-46, to claim their first win in International rules football since the 2010 series.[190]

2014 International Rules Test
Saturday, 22 November (5:45pm) Australia 0.17.5 (56) def. Ireland 2.9.7 (46) Patersons Stadium, Perth (crowd: 38,262) Report


Notable events[edit]

  • On 3 March 2014, it was announced that CEO of the AFL, Andrew Demetriou, would be resigning from the post following the conclusion of the season, after eleven years in the role.[191] Gillon McLachlan was later named his successor.
  • On 13 May 2014, Greater Western Sydney midfielder Toby Greene was charged with a number of offences including assault with a dangerous weapon and intentionally causing serious injury over an alleged assault in a Melbourne licensed venue the previous night.[192] He was later suspended by the club for five weeks.
  • Just a year after being racially abused in a match against Collingwood, Sydney's Adam Goodes was once again the target of a racial vilification, this time by an Essendon supporter. While the incident went unheard during the weekend, it only came to light on 20 May 2014; the Essendon club responded by terminating that supporter's membership.[193]
  • On 26 May 2014, Hawthorn head coach Alastair Clarkson was hospitalised after being diagnosed with Guillain–Barré syndrome. Brendon Bolton was appointed as the acting head coach for a couple of months while Clarkson recovered.[194][195]
  • As part of the ongoing investigation into the Essendon Football Club supplements controversy, on 13 June 2014, the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) issued show cause notices to 34 Essendon players from its 2012 list. In response, Essendon executives lodged a Federal Court application allegeing that ASADA’s joint investigation with the AFL was unlawful and in breach of the ASADA Act.[196] On 19 September, Justice John Middleton ruled that ASADA's investigation was lawful, allowing ASADA to trigger the start of the show-cause response period, which gives charged players 14 days to answer doping allegations against them.[197]


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