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Reference_ VFL_AFL Tribunal 1877-1980

Victorian Football League

Introduction

Detailed records of tribunal appearances are recorded on the AFL website. At the time of writing these records do not include tribunal appearances in the Night football competition (1956-) even though penalties in those matches were served in the regular season.

Example of Tribunal Appearances Not included in the list - Argus 1-Sep-1956 p1
Example of Tribunal Appearances Not included in the list - Argus 1-Sep-1956 p1


Appearances per Year


189718981899
1900190119021903190419051906190719081909
1910191119121913191419151916191719181919
1920192119221923192419251926192719281929
1930193119321933193419351936193719381939
1940194119421943194419451946194719481949
1950195119521953195419551956195719581959
1960196119621963196419651966196719681969
1970197119721973197419751976197719781979
1980


Timeline

1909Boundary umpires first given power to report players.
1913League Independent Tribunal instituted.
1913In the round 14 match against Fitzroy, controversy erupted after VFL Stewards incorrectly reported Essendon follower Bill Walker.
1947Players' advocates first permitted to defend players at Tribunal hearings.
1975Videotape of incidents became admissible evidence at Tribunal hearings.
2005Introduction of new System


Statistics

The Tribunal appearance table demonstrates a trend toward an increased use of the Tribunal over time.
VFL_AFL Tribunal Appearances Per Year 1897-2010
VFL_AFL Tribunal Appearances Per Year 1897-2010


Of the 2160 individuals that appeared at the tribunal in the original source table, 55% made only one appearance, and 93% of individuals had five or less appearances.
VFL_AFL Tribunal Appearances Per Player 1897-2010
VFL_AFL Tribunal Appearances Per Player 1897-2010


Most Appearances 1897 - 1980



Name Total Guilty Not
Guilty
Career
Start
Career
End
Ditterich, Carl 19 12 7 1965 1980
Williams, Jack E. 9 6 3 1943 1945
Scott, Don W. 9 4 5 1972 1980
Reville, Peter 8 6 2 1925 1938
Boyd, Ken 8 8 0 1957 1961
Carman, Phil 8 4 4 1976 1980
Wade, Doug 7 2 5 1961 1975
Waite, Vin 7 4 3 1970 1975
Whitfield, Ted 7 6 1 1940 1945
Muir, Robert B. 7 3 4 1976 1980
Harris, Dick D. 7 3 4 1936 1942
Chitty, Bob 7 3 4 1937 1946
Cooper, Ron 7 3 4 1934 1938
Cassin, Jack W. 7 2 5 1940 1947
Stevens, Arthur 6 5 1 1929 1932
Monaghan, Leo 6 3 3 1941 1948
Murphy, Len 6 3 3 1936 1941
Lewis, Johnny Francis 6 1 5 1930 1937
McLean, Rod 6 5 1 1940 1944
Jarrard, Ted 6 2 4 1948 1953
Andrews, Ron 6 4 2 1974 1978
Anderson, Frank W. 6 2 4 1936 1944



Source

Original Source: http://stats.afl.com.au/public/statistics/tribunal/1/All/All/tribunal_1_all_all.shtml?competition_group_idIndex=0&season_idIndex=0&guiltyIndex=0
Accessed April 2014


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