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1911 Premiership

October 12, 2017 3:45 PM


Players only Back: Billy Griffith, Albert Armstrong, Dan Hanley, Johnny Hart, Jim Martin, Bill Busbridge, George McLeod, Rupert Benstead, Pat Shea, Jack Kirby Middle: Bill Walker, Ramsay Anderson, Ernie Cameron, Lou Armstrong, Dave Smith (capt), Alan Belcher, Fred Baring, Dick Montieth, Vern Hazel Front: Bill Sewart, Les White, Arthur Freeman, Wally Chalmers, Percy Ogden

Essendon lost just twice this season, to finalists Carlton and South Melbourne, before finishing top after 20 rounds.

The club beat Carlton, and then Collingwood in the grand final, to win its third VFL premiership and seventh overall.

Billy Griffith finished the year on 175 games to become the first Essendon player to reach that milestone.

Essendon 2.4  3.9  3.11  5.11 (41)

Collingwood 1.1  1.5  3.8  4.11 (35)

Best: Armstrong, Baring, Bowe, Busbridge, Shea, Walker

Goals: Baring, Kirby, McLeod, Shea, Walker


B: E. Hazel, B. Griffith, D. Hanley

HB: D. Monteith, B. Busbridge, L. Bowe

C: W. Chalmers, B. Sewart, F. O'Shea

HF: P. Shea, L. Armstrong, P. Ogden

F: J. Kirby, D. Smith, B. Walker

R: F. Baring, G. McLeod, E. Cameron

Coach: Jack Worral

Captain: Dave Smith

Average Age: 25

Average Games: 61


Best and Fairest: Ernest Cameron

Leading goalkicker: Lou Armstrong (35)