After reaching the finals just once since 1912, Essendon remained on top of the ladder for the entire 18-round season.

The Grand Final was delayed a week due to rain and was played on October 20 - the latest one has ever been played.

Greg Stockdale’s 68 goals at the end of the finals was a new League record.

George Rawle made his debut in the Grand Final, winning a premiership to cap it off.

Essendon   3.2  4.10  6.13  8.15 (63)
Fitzroy   3.3  5.5  5.9  6.10 (46)

Best: Fitzmaurice, Garden, Maher, May, McCarthy, Shorten

Goals: Maher 2, McCarthy 2, Stockdale 2, Jenkins, Shorten


B: V. Irwin, F. Baring, C. Donaldson

HB: J. Harrison, T. Fitzmaurice, R. Laing

C: J. Garden, C. May, R. Watt

HF: T. Jenkins, J. McCarthy, G. Shorten

F: S. Barker, G. Stockdale, C. Hardy

R: N. Beckton, G. Rawle, F. Maher

Captain/coach: Syd Barker


Best and fairest: Tom Fitzmaurice

Leading goalkicker: Greg Stockdale (68)