2003 VFL season
Teams13
PremiersWilliamstown
13th premiership
Minor premiersPort Melbourne
16th minor premiership
← 2002
2004 →

The 2003 Victorian Football League season was the 122nd season of the Australian rules football competition.

The premiership was won by the Williamstown Football Club, after defeating Box Hill by 29 points in the Grand Final on 21 September.

League membership and affiliations

There were several changes to the VFL–AFL reserves affiliations prior to the 2003 season:[1]

As a result of the changes, the VFL was reduced from sixteen teams to thirteen. Geelong was now the only one of the ten Victorian AFL clubs left fielding its own reserves team in the VFL, with nine clubs in VFL-AFL affiliations.

Ladder

2003 VFL season
Pos Team Pld W L D PF PA PP Pts
1 Port Melbourne 18 14 3 1 1918 1439 133.3 58 Finals
2 Williamstown (P) 18 14 4 0 1856 1284 144.5 56
3 Box Hill 18 14 4 0 1789 1389 128.8 56
4 Sandringham 18 10 8 0 1623 1553 104.5 40
5 Tasmania 18 8 9 1 1708 1582 108.0 34
6 Springvale 18 8 9 1 1783 1702 104.8 34
7 Werribee 18 8 10 0 1656 1668 99.3 32
8 Geelong reserves 18 8 10 0 1623 1763 92.1 32
9 Frankston 18 8 10 0 1285 1420 90.5 32
10 Bendigo 18 7 10 1 1519 1791 84.8 30
11 Northern Bullants 18 6 12 0 1763 1824 96.7 24
12 Coburg 18 6 12 0 1408 1896 74.3 24
13 North Ballarat 18 4 14 0 1249 1869 66.8 16
Source: [citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) percentage; 3) number of points for.
(P) Premiers

Finals Series

Qualifying and elimination finalsSemi-finalsPreliminary finalsGrand final
August 30, North Port Oval
1Port Melbourne14.18 (102)
4Sandringham18.13 (121)September 7, Bellerive Oval
Tasmania14.21 (105)
August 30, Bellerive OvalPort Melbourne17.14 (116)September 13, North Port Oval
5Tasmania18.10 (118)Sandringham9.9 (63)
8Geelong16.7 (103)Box Hill14.14 (98)September 21, Optus Oval
Box Hill9.9 (63)
August 31, North Port OvalSeptember 14, North Port OvalWilliamstown13.14 (92)
6Springvale6.8 (44)Williamstown17.11 (113)
7Werribee21.18 (144)September 6, North Port OvalPort Melbourne15.16 (106)
Box Hill12.12 (84)
August 30, Box Hill City OvalWerribee12.11 (83)
2Williamstown16.14 (110)
3Box Hill8.(13 61)

Grand Final

2003 VFL Grand Final
Sunday 21 September

(2:00 pm)

Box Hill def. by Williamstown Optus Oval (crowd: 10,500) [4]
1.1 (7)
2.4 (16)
8.6 (54)
 9.9 (63)
Q1
Q2
Q3
 Final
6.5 (41)
9.9 (63)
12.9 (81)
 13.14 (92)
Norm Goss Memorial Medal: Adrian Fletcher (Williamstown)
Bayford 2, Kenna 2, Ball, Campbell, Harford, Johnson, Marguccio Goals Baldwin 4, Mahoney 2, Molloy 2, Cranage, McGouch, Smoker, Swan, Williams
M. Smith, for striking Maxwell in the fourth quarter Reports

Awards

Notable events

See also

References

  1. ^ Fiddian, Marc (2004); The VFA; A History of the Victorian Football Association 1877-1995; p. 188
  2. ^ "Unearthing roots of Harbour City talent". The Age. 3 August 2003. Retrieved 31 July 2011.
  3. ^ "Port Melbourne to take Swans to court". The Age. Melbourne, VIC. 7 March 2003. Retrieved 31 July 2016.
  4. ^ Rebecca Williams (22 September 2003). "Willy delivers flag for Fletch". Herald Sun. Melbourne, VIC. p. 53.
  5. ^ "Frosty Miller Medallists". Fox Sports Pulse. 25 May 2016. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
  6. ^ "JJ Liston Trophy Night". Fox Sports Pulse. 14 May 2009. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
  7. ^ "Fothergill-Round Medallists". Sportingpulse. 29 October 2014. Retrieved 20 December 2014.
  8. ^ "Sport scoreboard". Herald Sun. Melbourne, VIC. 22 September 2003. p. 62.
  9. ^ Dan Oakes (3 April 2003). "Three VFL clubs get extra aid". The Age. Melbourne, VIC. Retrieved 31 July 2016.