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1891 VFA season

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Start date  1891
Teams  12
1891 VFA season
Premiers  Essendon (1st premiership)
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The 1891 Victorian Football Association season was the 15th season of the Australian rules football competition.


The premiership was won by the Essendon Football Club. It was the first premiership in the club's history, and it was its first premiership out of a sequence of four consecutive premierships won from 1891 to 1894.


Teams did not play a uniform number of premiership matches during the season. As such, in the final standings, each team's premiership points were adjusted upwards proportionally to represent a 22-match season – e.g., Essendon played 20 matches, so its tally of premiership points was increased by a factor of 22/20. After this adjustment, there was no formal process for breaking a tie.

Notable events

  • On 11 July, extremely wet conditions saw most grounds partially submersed in water and conditions almost unplayable. One match – that between North Melbourne and Williamstown – was drawn by mutual agreement without taking the field. In another, only twelve Footscray players took the field against St Kilda; the match was abandoned at or around half time, and St Kilda won by the progress score of 10.5 d. 0.0.
  • References

    1891 VFA season Wikipedia

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