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Reference_ 1909 VFA Grand Final





Introduction

Argus 27 Sep 1909 P5 Banner
Argus 27 Sep 1909 P5 Banner


Season and Lead-up



Teams

Brunswick

Weekly Times 2 Oct 1909 P25 Brunswick Team
Weekly Times 2 Oct 1909 P25 Brunswick Team


B:Fred Turnbull
St Kilda 1915, 1918
Harry Pears
Les Abbott
5 VFL clubs
HB:Leo Leeds
Dave Gillespie
Carlton
Leo/Lee Braid
C:'Doc' Mills
Joe Johnson (Act Cpt)
Fitzroy 1904-1906
Fred O'Shea
Essendon (1910-12)
HF:Allan Thompson
Oakleigh
Bill Heaphy
Essendon 1908-1909
Henry Chase
F:George Marsh
Collingwood 1905
Alex Dunstan
Collingwood 1908
Ernie Everett
Fitz 1911
Foll:Fred Stancliffe
Collingwood (1905-07)
R:Harry Braid


Regular Captain Dookie McKenzie (Out injured), replaced by Allan Thompson (Oakleigh)



Prahran

B:H Wilson
Possibly Harry Wilson SM
Jack Dowding
St Kilda (1903-05)
Parsons
HB:Carlsen
(Poss Bill Carlson StKilda)
Stewart
Alphonse Woods (c)
South Melbourne 1910
C:Horrie Farmer
St Kilda (1904, 1907-08)
Francis Dowsing
Clarrie Hall
Richmond Capt 1919
HF:Ryan
jnr, Pembroke
Collison
jnr, Leopold
Jim Conquest
Melbourne
F:Sydney Sykes
ex Sth Melb
White
ex Kalgoorlie
Watts
Foll:Albert Kirchner
South Melbourne 1910, Sturt
R:Albert Pannam
Collingwood


Out:
Bennison, Haighblom, Julian, Rourke (for playing poorly, implied gambling scandal)
(Wright inj)

Positions of the players is speculative. Pregame team lists and post game reports put players in different positions. For example postgame reports have:
  • Alphonse Woods (Captain) HB line
  • Carlson HB
  • Kirchner - hb line
  • Clarrie Hall (one of the old players) Wng
  • Jim Conquest Wng
  • Francis Dowsing Ctr
  • Farmer Fwd
  • Watt Fwd
  • Sydney Sykes Fwd


Reference_ 1909 VFA Grand Final - Winning Team (Brunswick)
Reference_ 1909 VFA Grand Final - Defeated Team (Prahran)


The Game

Venue: Arden Street, North Melbourne
Date: Sat, 25-Sep-1909
Attendance: 20,000
Rules: 17 players on field - No Substitutes/Interchange
Umpire - T. Kendall

TeamsQ1Q2Q3Final
Brunswick0.1 (1)3.7 (25)5.10 (40)10.12 (72)
Prahran4.2 (26)6.4 (40)8.4 (52)8.7 (55)


Goal Kickers
Brunswick: H. Braid 2, Marsh 2, O'Shea 2, Chase, Everett, Heaphy, Turnbull
Prahran: Farmer 3, White 2, Hall, Sykes, Wilson



Match Previews


Match Reviews

Leader Melbourne 2-Oct-1909 p18
Coburg Leader 1-Oct-1909 p3
Malvern Standard 2-Oct-1909 p3
The Age 27-Sep-1909 p11
Argus 27-Sep-1909 p5


Photos

Leader Melbourne 2-Oct-1909 p29

Argus 27 Sep 1909 P7 Dookie McKenzie
Argus 27 Sep 1909 P7 Dookie McKenzie


Leader 2 Oct 1909 P29 Enthusiasts
Leader 2 Oct 1909 P29 Enthusiasts


Leader 2 Oct 1909 P29 In The Grandstand
Leader 2 Oct 1909 P29 In The Grandstand


Leader 2 Oct 1909 P29 Two Captains Joe Johnson Brunswick Alphonse Woods Prahran
Leader 2 Oct 1909 P29 Two Captains Joe Johnson Brunswick Alphonse Woods Prahran


The Aftermath


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1909_VFA_season
http://www.thegapchessclub.org.au/vfa/1909.htm



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