2017 VFL season
Teams14
PremiersPort Melbourne
17th premiership
Minor premiersWilliamstown
11th minor premiership
J. J. Liston TrophyJacob Townsend (Richmond)
Leading goalkickerJordan Lisle (Port Melbourne) 46 goals
← 2016
2018 →

The 2017 Victorian Football League season is the 136th season of the Victorian Football Association/Victorian Football League Australian rules football competition. The competition began on 8 April and concluded with the Grand Final on 24 September 2017.

The Grand Final was won by Port Melbourne, who defeated Richmond reserves by four points at Etihad Stadium.

League membership

At the end of the 2016 season, AFL Victoria terminated the licence of the Frankston Football Club due to its financial position, which was no longer considered viable. The club had suffered a severe downturn in the profitability of its pokies licence over the previous few years, and by 2016 the machines were generating a loss for the club.[1] The club terminated the pokies licence in May 2016, but by that time owed more than $1,500,000, both to the state gaming regulators and other creditors. The club went into voluntary administration in August,[2] and the club's VFL licence was terminated the following month, in the week after the VFL Grand Final.[3][4] The club's immediate existence was saved when creditors, including the gaming regulators, agreed to waive more than 90% of the club's debt, and it came out of administration in late November 2016, but was still excluded from the 2017 season.[5] The club then embarked on a campaign to assure its long-term viability, which included signing up 1200 members and working to improve its relationship with the local leagues as a pathway for Mornington Peninsula footballers into state football. The club applied for and was re-granted its VFL licence for the 2018 season, meaning it missed only one season of football.[6]

There had been an expectation over the previous few years that the Australian Football League's St Kilda Football Club would terminate its reserves affiliation with Sandringham at the end of 2016 and enter a stand-alone reserves team into the VFL. However, after renegotiations during 2016, a new rolling affiliation deal with no fixed term[7] was signed the two clubs to begin in 2017. The new deal changed the nature of the affiliation, expanding St Kilda's involvement in Sandringham's operation: this included removing a stipulation from the previous agreement that no more than 14 St Kilda listed players could play in Sandringham's senior team in any given match. The deal will also result in the club playing three games per year in St Kilda colours from the 2018 season at St Kilda's former home ground Moorabbin Oval.[8]

The Casey Scorpions were renamed the Casey Demons, to co-brand the club with its AFL-affiliate, Melbourne. The club changed its guernsey design to match that of the Melbourne Football Club.[9][10]

Premiership season

Source: VFL season 2017 Results and Fixtures

Round 1

Round 1
Saturday, 8 April (2:00pm) Port Melbourne 12.15 (87) def. Northern Blues 8.10 (58) North Port Oval
Friday, 14 April (12:00pm) Footscray 14.9 (93) def. by Box Hill 15.5 (95) VU Whitten Oval Report
Saturday, 15 April (2:00pm) Sandringham 11.12 (78) def. Essendon 10.11 (71) Trevor Barker Oval Report
Saturday, 15 April (2:40pm) Coburg 9.8 (62) def. by Collingwood 9.10 (64) Piranha Park Report
Sunday, 16 April (12:00pm) Richmond 33.21 (219) def. North Ballarat 4.7 (31) Punt Road Oval Report
Sunday, 16 April (2:00pm) Werribee 10.15 (75) def. by Geelong 14.16 (100) Spring Creek Reserve Report
Monday, 17 April (2:00pm) Williamstown 12.11 (83) def. Casey 8.12 (60) Burbank Oval Report

Round 2

Round 2
Saturday, 22 April (1:00pm) Geelong 6.8 (44) def. by Port Melbourne 13.18 (96) Simonds Stadium Report
Saturday, 22 April (2:00pm) Box Hill 20.8 (128) def. Coburg 9.8 (62) Box Hill City Oval Report
Saturday, 22 April (2:00pm) Sandringham 8.13 (61) def. by Richmond 12.14 (86) Trevor Barker Oval Report
Saturday, 22 April (2:40pm) Northern Blues 14.17 (101) def. Williamstown 11.14 (80) Preston City Oval Report
Saturday, 22 April (5:00pm) Werribee 9.12 (66) def. by Footscray 17.15 (117) VU Whitten Oval Report
Saturday, 22 April (7:00pm) Casey 19.13 (127) def. North Ballarat 12.9 (81) Casey Fields
Sunday, 23 April (1:00pm) Essendon 18.10 (118) def. Collingwood 5.8 (38) Windy Hill Report

Round 3

Round 3
Friday, 28 April (7:00pm) Footscray 25.13 (163) def. North Ballarat 5.9 (39) VU Whitten Oval Report
Saturday, 29 April (2:00pm) Sandringham 17.11 (113) def. Collingwood 12.21 (93) Trevor Barker Oval Report
Saturday, 29 April (2:00pm) Werribee 14.13 (97) def. Essendon 9.20 (74) Arden Street Oval Report
Saturday, 29 April (2:00pm) Port Melbourne 14.14 (98) def. Richmond 9.14 (68) North Port Oval Report
Saturday, 29 April (2:40pm) Geelong 14.8 (92) def. Casey 8.8 (56) Simonds Stadium Report
Sunday, 30 April (2:00pm) Coburg 11.13 (79) def. by Northern Blues 21.15 (141) Piranha Park
Sunday, 30 April (2:00pm) Williamstown 8.14 (62) def. by Box Hill 13.12 (90) Burbank Oval Report

Round 4

Round 4
Saturday, 6 May (11:00am) Geelong 8.5 (53) def. by Box Hill 14.11 (95) Simonds Stadium Report
Saturday, 6 May (12:00pm) Essendon 8.14 (62) def. by Port Melbourne 12.17 (89) Frankston Park Report
Saturday, 6 May (2:10pm) Sandringham 12.6 (78) def. North Ballarat 9.10 (64) Trevor Barker Oval
Saturday, 6 May (3:00pm) Footscray 17.16 (118) def. Richmond 17.9 (111) Etihad Stadium Report
Sunday, 7 May (1:00pm) Collingwood 6.10 (46) def. by Northern Blues 9.5 (59) Victoria Park Report
Sunday, 7 May (2:00pm) Werribee 13.9 (87) def. Casey 10.14 (74) Hogans Road Reserve Report
Sunday, 7 May (2:00pm) Williamstown 20.17 (137) def. Coburg 7.7 (49) Burbank Oval Report
  • The beginning of the third quarter of the match between Geelong and Box Hill was delayed by almost half an hour after a public address malfunction at Simonds Stadium resulted in the siren sounding continuously for fifteen minutes.[11]

Round 5

Round 5
Saturday, 13 May (12:00pm) Essendon 17.14 (116) def. Geelong 8.7 (55) Windy Hill Report
Saturday, 13 May (2:00pm) North Ballarat 4.8 (32) def. by Williamstown 17.21 (123) Eureka Stadium
Saturday, 13 May (2:10pm) Werribee 17.10 (112) def. Collingwood 15.11 (101) Wangaratta Showgrounds Report
Saturday, 13 May (2:10pm) Port Melbourne 17.10 (112) def. Footscray 12.9 (81) North Port Oval Report
Sunday, 14 May (12:00pm) Box Hill 18.8 (116) def. Richmond 13.16 (94) Box Hill City Oval Report
Sunday, 14 May (2:00pm) Northern Blues 14.14 (98) def. Casey 6.7 (43) Preston City Oval
Sunday, 14 May (2:00pm) Coburg 14.5 (89) def. by Sandringham 15.11 (101) Piranha Park Report

Round 6

Round 6
Saturday, 20 May (1:00pm) North Ballarat 9.13 (67) def. by Werribee 10.12 (72) Eureka Stadium Report
Saturday, 20 May (1:00pm) Coburg 9.7 (61) def. by Essendon 22.18 (150) Piranha Park Report
Saturday, 20 May (2:00pm) Northern Blues 17.11 (113) def. Sandringham 10.15 (75) Preston City Oval
Saturday, 20 May (2:10pm) Footscray 13.9 (87) def. by Geelong 14.15 (99) VU Whitten Oval Report
Saturday, 20 May (3:45pm) Collingwood 11.10 (76) def. by Box Hill 16.6 (102) Holden Centre Report
Saturday, 20 May (7:00pm) Casey 14.12 (96) def. Port Melbourne 8.5 (53) Casey Fields Report
Sunday, 21 May (2:00pm) Williamstown 19.12 (126) def. Richmond 10.10 (70) Burbank Oval Report

Round 7

Round 7
Saturday, 3 June (12:00pm) Essendon 20.17 (137) def. North Ballarat 15.9 (99) Windy Hill Report
Saturday, 3 June (1:00pm) Richmond 10.7 (67) def. by Werribee 10.12 (72) Holm Park Report
Saturday, 3 June (2:10pm) Port Melbourne 15.18 (108) drew with Box Hill 16.12 (108) North Port Oval Report
Sunday, 4 June (12:00pm) Collingwood 14.8 (92) def. Sandringham 11.12 (78) Victoria Park Report
Sunday, 4 June (2:00pm) Coburg 10.8 (68) def. by Casey 12.14 (86) Piranha Park Report
Sunday, 4 June (2:00pm) Williamstown 15.15 (105) def. Geelong 7.10 (52) Burbank Oval Report
Bye
Footscray, Northern Blues

Round 8

Round 8
Friday, 9 June (7:00pm) Footscray 10.13 (73) def. Essendon 10.9 (69) VU Whitten Oval Report
Saturday, 10 June (11:30am) Northern Blues 14.16 (100) def. Coburg 13.13 (91) Preston City Oval Report
Saturday, 10 June (2:00pm) Williamstown 15.14 (104) def. Sandringham 12.8 (80) Burbank Oval
Saturday, 10 June (2:10pm) Casey 15.12 (102) def. Collingwood 13.5 (83) Casey Fields Report
Sunday, 11 June (1:00pm) North Ballarat 11.9 (75) def. by Box Hill 12.16 (88) Eureka Stadium
Bye
Geelong, Port Melbourne, Richmond, Werribee

Round 9

Round 9
Saturday, 17 June (2:00pm) Coburg 8.6 (54) def. by Port Melbourne 18.10 (118) Piranha Park
Saturday, 17 June (2:10pm) Northern Blues 15.13 (103) def. by Werribee 18.9 (117) Ikon Park
Saturday, 17 June (4:30pm) Richmond 18.18 (126) def. Geelong 12.5 (77) Punt Road Oval
Saturday, 17 June (7:00pm) Casey 10.15 (75) def. Footscray 9.8 (62) Casey Fields
Sunday, 18 June (2:00pm) Williamstown 16.22 (118) def. North Ballarat 9.8 (62) Burbank Oval
Bye
Box Hill, Collingwood, Essendon, Sandringham

Round 10

Round 10
Saturday, 24 June (12:00pm) Essendon 15.7 (97) def. Williamstown 12.10 (82) Windy Hill
Saturday, 24 June (2:00pm) Sandringham 8.15 (63) def. by Coburg 13.10 (88) Trevor Barker Oval
Saturday, 24 June (2:00pm) Port Melbourne 13.9 (87) def. by Collingwood 19.10 (124) North Port Oval
Saturday, 24 June (2:10pm) Box Hill 11.7 (73) def. by Casey 14.15 (99) Box Hill City Oval
Saturday, 24 June (2:00pm) Footscray 13.17 (95) def. Werribee 10.11 (71) VU Whitten Oval
Sunday, 25 June (12:00pm) Richmond 16.19 (115) def. Northern Blues 4.7 (31) Punt Road Oval
Sunday, 25 June (2:00pm) North Ballarat 6.15 (51) def. by Geelong 15.10 (100) Eureka Stadium

Round 11

Round 11
Saturday, 1 July (1:00pm) Geelong 19.12 (126) def. Coburg 6.5 (41) Simonds Stadium
Saturday, 1 July (2:00pm) Port Melbourne 16.9 (105) def. Casey 5.10 (40) North Port Oval
Saturday, 1 July (2:10pm) Essendon 10.14 (74) def. by Richmond 12.8 (80) Windy Hill
Sunday, 2 July (11:45am) Collingwood 13.7 (85) def. Footscray 12.8 (80) Victoria Park
Sunday, 2 July (2:00pm) Northern Blues 6.19 (55) def. by Box Hill 11.11 (77) Preston City Oval
Sunday, 2 July (2:00pm) Sandringham 17.6 (108) def. Werribee 14.18 (102) Trevor Barker Oval
Bye
North Ballarat, Williamstown

Round 12

Round 12
Saturday, 8 July (1:00pm) Richmond 11.10 (76) def. Casey 7.6 (48) Holm Park
Saturday, 8 July (1:00pm) Geelong 7.8 (50) def. by Collingwood 11.10 (76) Simonds Stadium
Saturday, 8 July (2:00pm) Coburg 10.9 (69) def. by Werribee 12.15 (87) Piranha Park
Saturday, 8 July (2:00pm) Northern Blues 9.9 (63) def. by Port Melbourne 13.8 (86) Preston City Oval
Sunday, 9 July (1:00pm) North Ballarat 6.10 (46) def. by Essendon 14.16 (100) Mars Stadium
Sunday, 9 July (2:00pm) Box Hill 10.13 (73) def. by Williamstown 17.16 (118) Box Hill City Oval
Sunday, 9 July (2:00pm) Sandringham 10.11 (71) def. by Footscray 18.12 (120) Trevor Barker Oval

Round 13

Round 13
Saturday, 15 July (12:00pm) Essendon 16.15 (111) def. Northern Blues 4.6 (30) Windy Hill
Saturday, 15 July (1:00pm) Collingwood 10.10 (70) def. by Williamstown 20.10 (130) Victoria Park
Saturday, 15 July (2:00pm) Port Melbourne 9.13 (67) def. by Sandringham 11.9 (75) North Port Oval
Saturday, 15 July (2:00pm) Werribee 9.7 (61) def. by Richmond 25.13 (163) Frankston Park
Saturday, 15 July (7:00pm) Geelong 6.8 (44) def. by Footscray 16.10 (106) Simonds Stadium
Sunday, 16 July (12:00pm) Box Hill 18.13 (121) def. North Ballarat 9.18 (72) Box Hill City Oval
Bye
Casey, Coburg

Round 14

Round 14
Saturday, 22 July (1:00pm) Geelong 13.8 (86) def. by Sandringham 16.17 (113) Simonds Stadium
Saturday, 22 July (1:00pm) North Ballarat 11.9 (75) def. Northern Blues 6.13 (49) Mars Stadium
Saturday, 22 July (1:00pm) Footscray 18.9 (117) def. Coburg 8.9 (57) VU Whitten Oval
Saturday, 22 July (2:00pm) Port Melbourne 6.12 (48) def. by Williamstown 7.9 (51) North Port Oval
Saturday, 22 July (7:00pm) Casey 10.11 (71) def. Essendon 7.14 (56) Casey Fields
Sunday, 23 July (10:20am) Richmond 16.6 (102) def. by Collingwood 14.20 (104) Punt Road Oval
Sunday, 23 July (2:00pm) Box Hill 15.18 (108) def. Werribee 9.9 (63) Box Hill City Oval

Round 15

Round 15
Saturday, 29 July (1:00pm) Northern Blues 12.8 (80) def. Geelong 11.9 (75) Ikon Park
Saturday, 29 July (2:00pm) Williamstown 16.6 (102) def. Footscray 2.11 (23) Burbank Oval
Sunday, 30 July (11:00am) North Ballarat 8.13 (61) def. by Richmond 14.19 (103) Mars Stadium
Sunday, 30 July (11:45am) Collingwood 13.8 (86) def. by Essendon 15.10 (100) Victoria Park
Sunday, 30 July (2:00pm) Sandringham 14.11 (95) def. by Box Hill 22.10 (142) Trevor Barker Oval
Sunday, 30 July (2:00pm) Casey 12.14 (86) def. Coburg 6.7 (43) Casey Fields
Sunday, 30 July (2:00pm) Werribee 17.3 (105) def. Port Melbourne 15.11 (101) Rams Arena

Round 16

Round 16
Saturday, 27 May (4:00pm) Richmond 14.7 (91) def. Essendon 10.14 (74) Punt Road Oval Report
Saturday, 5 August (11:00am) Northern Blues 10.7 (67) def. by Footscray 12.8 (80) Ikon Park
Saturday, 5 August (1:00pm) North Ballarat 7.6 (48) def. by Port Melbourne 12.19 (91) Mars Stadium
Saturday, 5 August (2:00pm) Box Hill 19.23 (137) def. Geelong 13.7 (85) Box Hill City Oval
Saturday, 5 August (2:00pm) Sandringham 12.11 (83) def. by Casey 14.9 (93) Trevor Barker Oval
Saturday, 5 August (3:45pm) Werribee 11.4 (70) def. by Collingwood 15.12 (102) Etihad Stadium
Sunday, 6 August (2:00pm) Coburg 8.6 (54) def. by Williamstown 16.23 (119) Piranha Park
  • The Richmond vs Essendon match was played during the weekend of the interstate game.

Round 17

Round 17
Saturday, 27 May (7:00pm) Footscray 19.24 (138) def. Sandringham 5.9 (39) VU Whitten Oval Report
Saturday, 12 August (10:15am) Geelong 12.12 (84) def. Richmond 11.11 (77) Simonds Stadium
Saturday, 12 August (12:00pm) Essendon 14.5 (89) def. Box Hill 12.11 (83) Windy Hill
Saturday, 12 August (2:00pm) Port Melbourne 30.17 (197) def. Coburg 5.7 (37) Fortburn Stadium
Saturday, 12 August (7:00pm) Casey 16.6 (102) def. Northern Blues 8.17 (65) Casey Fields
Sunday, 13 August (1:00pm) Collingwood 19.14 (128) def. North Ballarat 6.5 (41) Victoria Park
Sunday, 13 August (2:00pm) Williamstown 17.15 (117) def. Werribee 6.10 (46) Burbank Oval
  • The Footscray vs Sandringham match was played during the weekend of the interstate game.

Round 18

Round 18
Saturday, 19 August (10:45am) Collingwood 9.17 (71) def. by Geelong 11.10 (76) Holden Centre
Saturday, 19 August (12:00pm) Essendon 13.10 (88) def. Footscray 12.11 (83) Windy Hill
Saturday, 19 August (1:00pm) Werribee 10.16 (76) def. by Northern Blues 16.9 (105) Preston City Oval
Saturday, 19 August (2:00pm) Coburg 16.9 (105) def. North Ballarat 14.9 (93) Piranha Park
Saturday, 19 August (7:00pm) Casey 11.12 (78) def. Williamstown 7.12 (54) Casey Fields
Sunday, 20 August (12:00pm) Richmond 22.17 (149) def. Sandringham 12.7 (79) Punt Road Oval
Sunday, 20 August (2:00pm) Box Hill 8.10 (58) def. by Port Melbourne 13.8 (86) Box Hill City Oval

Round 19

Round 19
Saturday, 26 August (10:45am) Collingwood 8.11 (59) def. by Port Melbourne 9.11 (65) Holden Centre Report
Saturday, 26 August (1:00pm) North Ballarat 6.11 (47) def. by Sandringham 15.12 (102) Mars Stadium
Saturday, 26 August (2:10pm) Footscray 8.10 (58) def. by Williamstown 14.17 (101) VU Whitten Oval Report
Saturday, 26 August (7:00pm) Casey 11.15 (81) def. Werribee 9.12 (66) Casey Fields Report
Sunday, 27 August (12:00pm) Richmond 17.17 (119) def. Coburg 4.9 (33) Punt Road Oval Report
Sunday, 27 August (1:00pm) Geelong 10.9 (69) def. Essendon 9.13 (67) Simonds Stadium Report
Sunday, 27 August (2:00pm) Box Hill 19.13 (127) def. Northern Blues 7.8 (50) Box Hill City Oval

Ladder

Pos Team Pld W L D PF PA PP Pts
1 Williamstown 18 14 4 0 1812 1144 158.4 56
2 Box Hill Hawks 18 13 4 1 1821 1435 126.9 54
3 Port Melbourne 18 12 5 1 1694 1231 137.6 50
4 Casey Demons 18 12 6 0 1417 1328 106.7 48
5 Richmond 18 11 7 0 1917 1348 142.2 44
6 Essendon 18 10 8 0 1653 1311 126.1 40
7 Footscray 18 10 8 0 1694 1391 121.8 40
8 Collingwood 18 8 10 0 1498 1547 96.8 32
9 Northern Blues 18 8 10 0 1368 1542 88.7 32
10 Geelong 18 8 10 0 1367 1575 86.8 32
11 Sandringham 18 8 10 0 1492 1744 85.6 32
12 Werribee 18 8 10 0 1445 1752 82.5 32
13 Coburg 18 2 16 0 1142 2032 56.2 8
14 North Ballarat 18 1 17 0 1084 2024 53.6 4
Updated to match(es) played on 27 August 2017. Source: SportsTG
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) percentage; 3) number of points for.

Finals series

Qualifying and elimination finalsSemi-finalsPreliminary finalsGrand Final
2 Sep, Burbank Oval
1Williamstown18.10 (118)
4Casey11.7 (73)9 Sep, Fortburn Stadium
Casey15.11 (101)
2 Sep, Fortburn StadiumRichmond19.14 (128)17 Sep, Fortburn Stadium
5Richmond12.13 (85)Williamstown8.11 (59)
8Collingwood11.7 (73)Port Melbourne12.10 (82)24 Sep, Etihad Stadium
Port Melbourne11.8 (74)
3 Sep, Fortburn Stadium16 Sep, Fortburn StadiumRichmond10.10 (70)
6Essendon13.13 (91)Box Hill8.6 (54)
7Footscray14.12 (96)10 Sep, Fortburn StadiumRichmond18.11 (119)
Port Melbourne16.11 (107)
3 Sep, Box Hill City OvalFootscray12.15 (87)
2Box Hill11.11 (77)
3Port Melbourne9.10 (64)

Qualifying and Elimination Finals

Qualifying Finals
Saturday 2 September (2:00 pm) Williamstown 18.10 (118) def. Casey 11.7 (73) Burbank Oval Report
Sunday 3 September (2:00 pm) Box Hill 11.11 (77) def. Port Melbourne 9.10 (64) Box Hill City Oval Report
Elimination Finals
Saturday 2 September (2:40 pm) Richmond 12.13 (85) def. Collingwood 11.7 (73) Fortburn Stadium Report
Sunday 3 September (2:40 pm) Essendon 13.13 (91) def. by Footscray 14.12 (96) Fortburn Stadium Report

Semi-finals

Semi-finals
Saturday 9 September (12:40 pm) Casey 15.11 (101) def. by Richmond 19.14 (128) Fortburn Stadium Report
Sunday 10 September (2:40 pm) Port Melbourne 16.11 (107) def. Footscray 12.15 (87) Fortburn Stadium Report

Preliminary Finals

Preliminary Finals
Saturday 16 September (2:40 pm) Box Hill 8.6 (54) def. by Richmond 18.11 (119) Fortburn Stadium Report
Sunday 17 September (2:40 pm) Williamstown 8.11 (59) def. by Port Melbourne 12.10 (82) Fortburn Stadium Report

Grand Final

2017 VFL Grand Final
Sunday 24 September (3:00 pm) Port Melbourne def. Richmond Etihad Stadium (crowd: 17,159) Report
2.2 (14)
3.5 (23)
6.6 (42)
 11.8 (74)
Q1
Q2
Q3
 Final
3.3 (21)
3.6 (24)
6.8 (44)
 10.10 (70)
Umpires: Nick Brown, Daniel Butcher, Andre Gianfagna
Norm Goss Memorial Medal: Sam Lloyd
Television broadcast: Seven Network
3: D. Conway
2: Cain
1: Pinwill, Templeton, Anastasio, Sandilands, Pearson, Wooffindin
Goals 3: Griffiths
2: Bolton, Menadue
1: Lloyd, Lennon, Mannagh
  • In a close conclusion to the Grand Final, Richmond took a 13 point lead at the 20 minute mark of the final quarter, before Port Melbourne kicked three goals in time on to take a five-point lead. Richmond's Ben Lennon then had an opportunity to kick for goal after the final siren from a mark 52 metres out directly in front, but he missed to the right side.[12]
  • Sam Lloyd (Richmond) was the first player from the losing team to win the Norm Goss Memorial Medal in the 35-year history of the award.

Awards

Notable events

Development League

2017 VFL Development League season
Date8 April−17 September
Teams8
PremiersCasey
3rd premiership
Minor premiersCasey
Wooden spoonersWerribee
← 2016

The 2017 VFL Development League season was the final season of the VFL Development League, the second-tier competition to the VFL.[20]

The abolishment of the competition was announced during the season on 19 July 2017.[21]

Casey won their third reserves premiership, defeating Williamstown by 12 points in the 2017 VFL Development League Grand Final.[22]

Ladder

Pos Team Pld W L D PF PA PP Pts Qualification
1 Casey (P) 16 11 5 0 1472 994 148.1 44 Finals series
2 Port Melbourne 16 11 5 0 1501 1133 132.5 44
3 Box Hill 16 9 7 0 1452 1214 119.6 36
4 Williamstown 16 8 7 1 1273 1343 94.8 34
5 Northern Blues 16 8 8 0 1105 1104 100.1 32
6 Sandringham 16 8 8 0 1241 1244 99.8 32
7 Coburg 16 6 10 0 1186 1483 80.0 24
8 Werribee 16 2 13 1 939 1654 56.8 10

Source: [23]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) percentage; 3) number of points for.
(P) Premiers

Finals series

Elimination final
Saturday, 2 September (11:00am) Box Hill 7.10 (52) def. by Williamstown 10.14 (74) Downer Oval [24]
Qualifying final
Sunday, 3 September (11:00am) Casey 9.14 (68) def. Port Melbourne 5.13 (43) Box Hill City Oval [24]
Preliminary final
Sunday, 10 September (11:30am) Port Melbourne 9.10 (64) def. by Williamstown 14.8 (92) North Port Oval [24]
2017 VFL Development League Grand Final
Sunday, 17 September (11:30am) Casey def. Williamstown North Port Oval [25]
2.6 (18)
6.11 (47)
8.13 (61)
 13.16 (94)
Q1
Q2
Q3
 Final
5.4 (34)
5.8 (38)
9.12 (66)
 11.16 (82)
M. Cox 3, Y. Zijai 2, M. Lefau 2, C. Ambler 2, J. Briggs, D. Johnston, N. Foote, J. Freeman Goals N. Ebinger 4, M. Norton 2, T. Wilkinson 2, T. Davies, C. Buykx-Smith, M. Philpot
S. Dwyer, M. Cox, D. Johnston, J. Gains, N. Foote, P. Lewis-Smith Best J. Chisari, N. Ebinger, B. Monk, T. Wilkinson, K. Gray, M. Norton

See also

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