1978 VFL Night Series

The 1978 Victorian Football League Night Series was the 18th edition of the VFL Night Series, a VFL-organised national club Australian rules football tournament between the clubs from the VFL and Tasmania.[1]

1978 VFL Night Series
VFL Amco-Herald Cup
Tournament details
Dates3 March - 20 June 1978
Teams13
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
ChampionsFitzroy (2nd title)
Runners-upNorth Melbourne
Tournament statistics
Matches played13
Attendance156,714 (12,055 per match)
1977

Qualified TeamsEdit

Team Nickname League Qualification Participation (bold indicates winners)
North Melbourne Kangaroos VFL Winner of the 1977 Victorian Football League 17th (Previous: 1956, 1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1977)
Collingwood Magpies VFL Runners-Up in the 1977 Victorian Football League 7th (Previous: 1957, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1977)
Hawthorn Hawks VFL Third Place in the 1977 Victorian Football League 15th (Previous: 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1977)
Richmond Tigers VFL Fourth Place in the 1977 Victorian Football League 15th (Previous: 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1970, 1977)
South Melbourne Swans VFL Fifth Place in the 1977 Victorian Football League 17th (Previous: 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1977)
Carlton Blues VFL Sixth Place in the 1977 Victorian Football League 12th (Previous: 1956, 1957, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1971, 1977)
Footscray Bulldogs VFL Seventh Place in the 1977 Victorian Football League 16th (Previous: 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1977)
Geelong Cats VFL Eighth Place in the 1977 Victorian Football League 9th (Previous: 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1970, 1971, 1977)
Essendon Bombers VFL Ninth Place in the 1977 Victorian Football League 11th (Previous: 1956, 1957, 1958, 1961, 1963, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1977)
Fitzroy Lions VFL Tenth Place in the 1977 Victorian Football League 16th (Previous: 1956, 1957, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1977)
Melbourne Demons VFL Eleventh Place in the 1977 Victorian Football League 10th (Previous: 1957, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1977)
St Kilda Saints VFL Twelfth Place in the 1977 Victorian Football League 11th (Previous: 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1962, 1964, 1967, 1969, 1977)
Tasmania Devils TANFL State Representative Team 1st

VenuesEdit

Melbourne
Waverley Park
Capacity: 72,000
 

Knockout stageEdit

Round 1Edit

Quarter FinalsEdit

Semi FinalsEdit

Victorian Football League Night Series FinalEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ David Eastman. "1978 VFL Amco-Herald Cup".