1911 VFL Grand Final

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5.11 (41) 4.11 (35)
1 2 3 4
ESS 2.4 (16) 3.9 (27) 3.11 (29) 5.11 (41)
COLL 1.1 (7) 1.5 (11) 3.8 (26) 4.11 (35)
Date23 September 1911
StadiumMelbourne Cricket Ground
UmpiresJack Elder
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The 1911 VFL Grand Final was an Australian rules football game contested between the Essendon Football Club and Collingwood Football Club, held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne on 23 September 1911. It was the 14th annual Grand Final of the Victorian Football League, staged to determine the premiers for the 1911 VFL season. The match, attended by 43,905 spectators, was won by Essendon by a margin of 6 points, marking that club's second premiership victory.

Right to challenge

This season was played under the amended Argus system. Essendon was the minor premier, and Collingwood had finished fourth. The teams both qualified for this match by winning their semi-finals matches.

If Collingwood had won this match, Essendon would have had the right to challenge Collingwood to a rematch for the premiership on the following weekend, because Essendon was the minor premier. The winner of that match would then have won the premiership.[1]


B: Vernon Hazel Billy Griffith Dan Hanley
HB: Dick Monteith Bill Busbridge Len Bowe
C: Wally Chalmers Bill Sewart Fred O'Shea
HF: Paddy Shea Lou Armstrong Percy Ogden
F: Jack Kirby Dave Smith (c) Bill Walker
Foll: Fred Baring George McLeod Ernie Cameron
Coach: Jack Worrall
B: Eddie Thomas Ted Rowell Paddy Rowan
HB: Jack Green Jim Sharp Duncan McIvor
C: Jim Sadler Jock McHale Percy Gibb
HF: George Anderson Dan Minogue Percy Wilson
F: Paddy Gilchrist Dick Lee (c) Dick Vernon
Foll: Les Hughes Dave Ryan Tom Baxter
Coach: George Angus



Essendon FC, Premier team
Essendon FC, Premier team


  • F Baring 1
  • J Kirby 1
  • G McLeod 1
  • P Shea 1
  • B Walker 1


  • T Baxter 1
  • D Lee 1
  • D Minogue 1
  • T Rowell 1

See also


  1. ^ Rodgers, Stephen (1992), Every Game Ever Played: VFL/AFL Results, 1897–1991 (3rd ed.), Ringwood, VIC: Viking O'Neil