2016 VFL Women's season

The 2016 VFL Women's season was the inaugural season of the VFL Women's (VFLW). The season commenced on 3 April and concluded with the Grand Final on 18 September 2016. The competition was contested by ten clubs, most of whom were independent clubs that had been transferred from the now-defunct Victorian Women's Football League.

2016 premiership season
Teams10
PremiersDarebin
(1st premiership)
Minor premiersDarebin
(1st minor premiership)
Best and fairestDaisy Pearce
Darebin (33 votes)[1]
Leading goalkickerMoana Hope
St Kilda Sharks (104 goals)[2]
2017 →

ClubsEdit

LadderEdit

Pos Team Pld W L D PF PA PP Pts Qualification
1 Darebin (P) 18 18 0 0 2008 439 457.4 72 Finals series
2 St Kilda Sharks 18 14 3 1 1628 632 257.6 58
3 Melbourne University 18 13 4 1 1546 522 296.2 54
4 Eastern Devils 18 13 5 0 1584 716 221.2 52
5 Diamond Creek 18 9 9 0 1091 1004 108.7 36
6 VU Western Spurs 18 8 10 0 1123 974 115.3 32
7 Seaford 18 6 12 0 720 1371 52.5 24
8 Cranbourne 18 5 13 0 680 1548 43.9 20
9 Geelong Magpies 18 2 16 0 523 1471 35.6 8
10 Knox 18 1 17 0 227 2453 9.3 4
Source: SportsTG
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) percentage; 3) number of points for.
(P) Premiers

Finals seriesEdit

Semi-finalsEdit

First Semi Final
Sunday 28 August (12:00 pm) Melbourne University 6.14 (50) def. Eastern Devils 4.2 (26) Box Hill City Oval [3]
Second Semi Final
Sunday 28 August (2:30 pm) Darebin 17.11 (113) def. St Kilda Sharks 1.1 (7) Box Hill City Oval [4]

Preliminary finalEdit

Preliminary Final
Sunday 11 September (11:50 am) St Kilda Sharks 4.6 (30) def. by Melbourne University 10.10 (70) ETU Stadium [5]

Grand FinalEdit

2016 VFLW Grand Final
Sunday 18 September
(2:30 pm)
Darebin def. Melbourne University Coburg City Oval [6][7]
4.5 (29)
5.8 (38)
8.9 (57)
 9.9 (63)
Q1
Q2
Q3
 Final
1.0 (6)
4.1 (25)
5.1 (31)
 8.3 (51)
Lisa Hardeman Medal: Darcy Vescio (Darebin)
D. Vescio, N. Callinan, K. Brennan 2
J. Lange, J. Dal Pos, M. Hickey 1
Goals K. Tapner 3
J. Anderson, E. Blackburn 2
K. Ashmore 1
D. Vescio, K. Paxman, D. Pearce, J. Dal Pos, E. O'Dea, M. Hickey Best E. Kearney, E. Blackburn, A. Eva, K. Ashmore, K. Tapner, N. Stevens

AwardsEdit

  • Lambert-Pearce Medal (Best and Fairest): Daisy Pearce (Darebin)
  • Rohenna Young Medal (Leading Goal kicker): Moana Hope (St Kilda Sharks) – 104 goals
  • Debbie Lee Medal (Rising Star): Sarah Hosking (Seaford)
  • Lisa Hardeman Medal (Best on ground VFL Women's Grand Final): Darcy Vescio (Darebin)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "VFL Women's honours". vfl.com.au. Archived from the original on 27 February 2020. Retrieved 13 September 2019.
  2. ^ "100 GOALS FOR HOPE". VFL.com.au.
  3. ^ "Match Report (First Semi Final)". SportsTG.
  4. ^ "Match Report (Second Semi Final)". SportsTG.
  5. ^ "Match Report (Preliminary Final)". SportsTG.
  6. ^ "Match Report (2016 VFLW Grand Final)". SportsTG.
  7. ^ "Darebin Falcons triumph in VFL women's grand final". The Age. 18 September 2016. Retrieved 9 September 2016.