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1929 VFL season

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Highest attendance  63,336
Premier  Collingwood Football Club
Matches played  112
Start date  1929
Teams  12
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Premiers  Collingwood (8th premiership)
Minor premiers  Collingwood (11th minor premiership)
Leading Goalkicker Medallist  Gordon Coventry (Collingwood)
Brownlow Medallist  Albert Collier (Collingwood)
Similar  1934 VFL season, 1931 VFL season, 1947 VFL season, 1946 VFL season, 1923 VFL season

The 1929 Victorian Football League season was the 33rd season of the elite Australian rules football competition.


Premiership season

In 1929, the VFL competition consisted of twelve teams of 18 on-the-field players each, with no "reserves", although any of the 18 players who had left the playing field for any reason could later resume their place on the field at any time during the match.

Teams played each other in a home-and-away season of 18 rounds; matches 12 to 18 were the "home-and-way reverse" of matches 1 to 7.

Once the 18 round home-and-away season had finished, the 1929 VFL Premiers were determined by the specific format and conventions of the amended "Argus system".


All of the 1929 finals were played at the MCG so the home team in the Semi Finals and Preliminary Final is purely the higher ranked team from the ladder but in the Grand Final the home team was the team that won the Preliminary Final.

Grand final

Collingwood defeated Richmond 11.13 (79) to 7.8 (50), in front of a crowd of 63,336 people at the MCG 28 September.


  • The 1929 VFL Premiership team was Collingwood.
  • The VFL's leading goalkicker was Gordon Coventry of Collingwood with 124 goals.
  • The winner of the 1929 Brownlow Medal was Albert "Leeter" Collier of Collingwood with 6 votes.
  • North Melbourne took the "wooden spoon" in 1929.
  • The seconds premiership was won by Richmond. Richmond 12.8 (80) defeated Geelong 7.15 (57) in the challenge Grand Final, played as a stand-alone game on Thursday 26 September (Show Day holiday) at the Melbourne Cricket Ground before a crowd of 6,544.
  • Notable events

  • Collingwood set many records during the 1929 season, including:
  • First team to remain undefeated through an entire home-and away season (never matched). However, as they lost the second semi-final to Richmond, they did not remain undefeated for the entire season.
  • In three seasons, 1927, 1928, and 1929, the team had played 61 matches, for 53 wins, 1 draw, and 7 losses.
  • First team to score more than 2,000 points in a single season.
  • First team to have a full-forward scoring more than 100 goals in a single season.
  • First team to have a player kick 16 goals in a single match.
  • First team to be VFL premiers on eight occasions.
  • On 18 June 1929 the VFL was incorporated as a public company, and it purchased a three-storey building (later named Harrison House after Henry Harrison who died later that year, on 2 September) on the corner of Spring Street and Flinders Lane.
  • Clarrie Hearn of Essendon won the 1929 130-yard Stawell Gift in 11.9375 seconds (eleven and fifteen sixteenths of a second), off a handicap of 10 yards.
  • References

    1929 VFL season Wikipedia