Minutes, year books, photos, trophies. Annual reports, video tapes, possible films. They are no doubt in storage. Vfa museum must be done. If there was no vfa in 1877 the likes of Collingwood, Carlton, Geelong, Essendon etc would not be here. The grand father competition of australian rules.
vfa NONE of the current Victorian teams and the Swans would if not exist but for the VFA being the main comp from 1877 for 20 years but the AFL likes to hide this FACT and claim that Australian Football only really started in Victoria after the 1896 split!
What I was asking for was something to be put together to represent a VFA museum online until a physical VFA museum is created. This is to have something as a VFA museum for people to look at. This is to make sure that something will be saved of the history of the VFA if a VFA museum is not created. The memories of the clubs that have mow gone should be remembered.
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Very true. There is many things still around including annual reports, year books, memorabilia, seasons tickets, photos, cups, premiership photos, videos etc as well as many memories. The vfa is and will always be the father comp of Australian rules football.
Hasn't this been done to some extent on the Facebook page 'VFA - The Halcyon Days'? At least that is a starting point that can be built upon. I have heard a whisper that the AFL want to create a History of Victorian Football which will include the Association, but as to whether that will be a physical museum or a digital one I am unsure but a central repository of all the VFA's history is a must before we are all gone and the Association is consigned to the dustbin. As for all the material from VFA House, once again i heard a whisper that it is in two shipping containers that MAY possibly be housed in the bowels of the Australian Sports Museum at the MCG. I know of at least one bloke who has been trying to track it down for years but keeps running into brick walls but that was the last bit of information that I received from him.
There has been stories of these containers before. The location of these containers could be the garbage bin and it may not be because of someone from the AFL or the now VFL. We must have something to remember the VFA by. The facebook page VFA - The Halcyon Days is good, but we should include more information on clubs. Kilsyth has only one photo of their matches on the site. There should be more out there. We should ask for them now before they are gone forever, and also the memories of these clubs in the VFA. If all we will ever get is what is on the VFA - The Halcyon Days facebook page we might as well make it the best there is.
Until something better comes along then as much material as possible should be loaded onto VFA The Halcyon Days,eg there is a mountain of photos and videos on the Willi website history pages that could be added and there are lots of vids on YouTube of VFA games. In fact nearly all of Willi's games that were televised by Ch 10 and ABC are currently being digitised from VHS and DVD and will be added shortly as well as Seconds games that the Club recorded. The fact that the AFL wants to set up a museum/website of Victorian football that includes the VFA is a promising development.
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