1902 premiership season
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Richmond FC, premiers
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The 1902 Victorian Football Association season was the 26th season of the Australian rules football competition. The premiership was won by the Richmond Football Club; it was the first premiership in the club's history.

Ladder

The premiership was decided on the basis of the best record across sixteen rostered matches, with each club playing the others twice; in the event of a tie for first place, a playoff match would have been held to determine the premiership.

Richmond and Port Melbourne were in a close battle for the premiership, and for the second consecutive season the clubs had equal records entering the final weekend of games, making a playoff match a likely outcome. However, in the matches on the final Saturday, Richmond 7.10 (52) defeated Prahran 3.9 (27), and Port Melbourne 3.9 (27) lost to Williamstown 7.3 (45), so the premiership was decided in Richmond's favour without a playoff match.[1]

1902 VFA Ladder
TEAM P W L D PF PA PTS
1 Richmond (P) 16 15 1 0 814 346 60
2 Port Melbourne 16 14 2 0 774 456 56
3 North Melbourne 16 10 5 1 682 540 42
4 Williamstown 16 8 8 0 673 587 32
5 Footscray 16 7 9 0 672 584 28
6 Essendon Town 16 5 10 1 484 732 22
7 West Melbourne 16 5 11 0 482 704 20
8 Prahran 16 5 11 0 604 818 20
9 Brunswick 16 2 14 0 483 911 8
Key: P = Played, W = Won, L = Lost, D = Drawn, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against, (P) = Premiers, PTS = Premiership points Source[1]

Notable events

References

  1. ^ a b Old Boy (1 September 1902). "The Association Clubs - Richmond Premiers". The Argus. Melbourne, VIC. p. 9.
  2. ^ "The Association Games". The Argus. Melbourne, VIC. 11 August 1902. p. 11.
  3. ^ "VFA-VFL Records". Hard Ball Get. Retrieved 8 July 2021.
  4. ^ Atkinson, Graeme (1982). Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Australian Rules Football ... The Five Mile Press, Melbourne. ISBN 0-86788-009-0..
  5. ^ Old Boy (5 September 1924). "Football – M'Ginis benefit match". The Argus. Melbourne, VIC. p. 8.