New VFA history article just added...
VFA PROMOTION and RELEGATION
In 1961 the VFA made the monumental decision to split their competition into two divisions, adopting the "one-up, one-down" system used in English soccer at that time.
A handful of today's VFL clubs such as Box Hill, Coburg, and Williamstown successfully survived their time in 2nd Division. However, for many traditional VFA clubs such as Northcote, Yarraville and Brunswick, relegation proved to be a one-way ticket to oblivion.
This new article from HardBallGet.net explores the reasons for the VFA dividing their teams, provides a year-by-year history of promotion and relegation, and looks at the aftermath of divisional football when the competition was finally unified again after the 1988 season.
Great work easty. The two most famous relegation battles were Coburg v preston 73 sandringham v Oakleigh 76. Classic games etchedin history
Great work easty. The two most famous relegation battles were Coburg v preston 73 sandringham v Oakleigh 76. Classic games etched in history
Loved your article & the work you are doing is fantastic.
Is there somewhere I can find the names of the players in the Northcote & Prarhan teams ??
We might be from the bush. but we ain't green
G'Day Digs, thanks very much for the feedback. Unfortunately, I don't have the names involved in either of those premiership teams.
Both photos were sourced from the VFA Footy - The Halcyon Days facebook group. The Northcote photo was posted by a guy named Alan Webb, if you contact him through there he might be able to help.
It was never mentioned who posted the Prahran photo. If you message Gezza (the site's owner) he might be able to put you in touch with the original poster. There's also some team lists taken from The Recorder amongst the photo albums, you might strike gold there.
easty moncrief was on crutches jezza was cc sorry for the confusion i believe moncrief was the big recruit for the saints
A HISTORY OF VFA-VFL REPRESENTATIVE UNIFORMS (1879-2014)
I'm happy to announce the pending unveiling of all VFA-VFL rep uniforms from 1879 to 2014.
This is part of a joint project by Dave Eastman and Rob Meredith.
Dave has spent the past few years researching all the representative, interstate and State of Origin uniforms worn by Australian football's state and territory leagues, Mero's now powering through the artwork. You can expect the VFA jumpers to be unveiled very soon on our respective websites (www.hardballget.net and www.footyjumpers.com).
In the meantime, here's a sneak peek - the 1984-1986 VFA uniform worn against the Victorian Amateur FA
VFA-VFL rep jumpers history launched!
Some absolute crackers in there (the 1934-1937 jumper is my personal favourite). Although some might prefer the 1988 pre-Carnival uniform seen below!
Enjoy the read,
It's been awhile since the last update - hope everybody has been doing well.
Season 2016 updates have now been rolled out on hardballget.net, and the names of a further 27 captains, vice-captains and coaches have been added to the VFA-VFL Rep Honour roll.
In addition to the 2016 VFL rep team coach / captain / vice-captain, the following names have also been added to the Honour Roll:
The existing tables are being upgraded to the revamped layout and there is more new VFA-VFL content set to be added over the next few months so keep checking in.
I've just added two missing attendances from the 1977 NFL Night Series:
*Port Melbourne v Queensland - May 17 at Norwood Oval... 500 in attendance (and no, that's not a typo!)
*Port Melbourne v Norwood - June 21 at Norwood Oval... 2500
Here's the link to the 1977, 78 and 79 NFL Series that the VFA took part in:
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