1888 Championship of Australia

The 1888 Championship of Australia was an Australian rules football series held in Adelaide between 6 October and 13 October 1888.

1888 Championship of Australia (Game 3)
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Norwood South Melbourne
6.4 4.15
1 2 3 4
NOR 1.1 3.1 5.3 6.4
NMB 1.4 2.7 4.12 4.15
Date13 October 1888
StadiumKensington Oval
Attendance2,000
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The championship was contested by the premiers of the VFA, South Melbourne and the premiers of the SAFA, Norwood.

All matches were played at Kensington Oval in Adelaide, South Australia.

The series was won by Norwood 3 games to zero, giving Norwood its 1st Championship of Australia Title.[1][2][3]

This was the first Championship of Australia held, but the only one to be held as a series, with subsequent editions held as a single championship match.

MatchesEdit

Championship of Australia Game 1
6 October 1888 Norwood def. South Melbourne Kensington Oval (crowd: 1,000)
4.3
4.5
6.6
 8.12
Q1
Q2
Q3
 Final
1.1
3.8
3.8
 4.10
Championship of Australia Game 2
10 October 1888 Norwood def. South Melbourne Kensington Oval (crowd: 3,000)
1.1
2.2
3.5
 6.8
Q1
Q2
Q3
 Final
1.5
1.8
2.9
 2.11
Umpires: Kennedy
Championship of Australia Game 3
13 October 1888 Norwood def. South Melbourne Kensington Oval (crowd: 2,000)
1.0
3.1
5.3
 6.4
Q1
Q2
Q3
 Final
1.4
2.7
4.12
 4.15

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "INTERCOLONIAL FOOTBALL-NORWOOD V. SOUTH MELBOURNE". The South Australian Advertiser. 8 October 1888.
  2. ^ "INTERCOLONIAL FOOTBALL-NORWOOD V. SOUTH MELBOURNE". The South Australian Advertiser. 11 October 1888.
  3. ^ "INTERCOLONIAL FOOTBALL-NORWOOD V. SOUTH MELBOURNE". The South Australian Advertiser. 15 October 1888.