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Victorian Sub District League

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Introduction

The League Sub District Competition was essentially a third tier competition behind the VFL and VFA. The competition was discussed by the VFL before the First World War and appears to have been instigated in 1916. The sub-District League ended at the end of the 1949 season and a new league, the 'Metropolitan League' was created by the VFL in it's place.

Also known as the 'Melbourne Districts Association'
VICTORIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE. (1925, March 4). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956), p. 17. Retrieved January 30, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2054672


Teams

In the 1930s a variety of football Leagues and Associations exist. The VFL supported the Sub-District League which in the early 1930s included multiple grades. Regular First Grade Teams included
• Alphington (VSDL)
• Auburn (VSDL)
• East Brunswick (VSDL)
Fairfield (VSDL)
Kew (VSDL)
• Richmond District (VSDL)
• South Melbourne District (VSDL)
• Sunshine (VSDL)

Camberwell (VFA) played in the Sub District League until 1925 before moving to the VFA in 1926.
Oakleigh (VFA) played in the Sub District League until 1928 before moving to the VFA in 1929.

Photos

Sub-District league
122_065 - Kew Sub-Districts Team - 1935
122_106 - Kew Sub-Districts Team 1939 - V1
122_129 - Kew Sub-Districts Team 1939 - V2

Probably VSDL
122_048 - Essendon Seconds Team - circa early 1940s (Recheck)
122_122 - Unknown Team Richmond-style
122_091 - Unidentified women raising VSDFL premiers flag 1943


Interesting Stories

League District Football scheme in Preparation
DISTRICT FOOTBALL. (1915, December 8). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956), p. 13. Retrieved November 7, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1584166

Eltham play with Half their Team Missing
ELTHAM'S UNLUCKY DAY. (1937, May 14). Advertiser (Hurstbridge, Vic. : 1922 - 1939), p. 5. Retrieved November 7, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article56844926

Fairfield kicks 56 51 (387) against Malvern Nil in 1944
LETS LOOK AT FOOTBALL with HUGH BUGGY. (1952, May 27). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956), p. 8. Retrieved November 7, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article23178554


Formation of the Metropolitan League

V.F.L. promotes plan for formation of a new league. (1950, February 1). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956), p. 28. Retrieved January 25, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article22807979

Prospects for Advancement in Local Football. (1950, February 17). Sunshine Advocate (Vic. : 1924 - 1954), p. 1. Retrieved January 25, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74980476

Nine clubs join new league. (1950, March 23). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956), p. 23. Retrieved January 25, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article22817787


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