2022 VFL season

The 2022 Victorian Football League season is the 140th season of the Victorian Football Association/Victorian Football League, a second-tier Australian rules football competition played in the states of Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. The season commenced on 25 March and concluded with the Grand Final on 18 September.[1]

2022 VFL season
Date25 March – 18 September
Teams21
PremiersCasey Demons
(6th premiership)
Minor premiersCasey Demons
(5th minor premiership)
Matches played198
Leading goalkickerChris Burgess
(Gold Coast) (52 goals)
Best and fairestTom Gribble
(Werribee} (30 votes)
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The premiership was won by Casey, after it defeated Southport in the Grand Final on 18 September 2022 by 32 points. It was Casey's sixth Division 1 premiership.

League membershipEdit

Following its sole season in the VFL, the Brisbane-based Aspley Football Club withdrew from the competition, after reviewing its strategy as a football club and electing to focus on its QAFL and QFA teams and junior pathways without the burden of competing in the state level competition. The club departed with the shortest tenure of any VFA/VFL club in history, playing only ten games in the pandemic-interrupted 2021 season.[2]

Aspley's departure left Southport as the league's sole stand-alone senior club based outside Victoria. A total of 21 clubs held licences to compete in the 2022 season.[3]

Premiership seasonEdit

Round 1Edit

Round 1
Friday, 25 March (4:35 pm) Footscray 6.10 (46) def. by Sydney 13.12 (90) Victoria University Whitten Oval Report
Friday, 25 March (5:05 pm) Carlton 11.18 (84) def. Brisbane 5.12 (42) Ikon Park Report
Saturday, 26 March (2:05 pm) Geelong 12.14 (86) def. Essendon 8.10 (58) GMHBA Stadium Report
Saturday, 26 March (3:05 pm) Gold Coast 20.11 (131) def. Northern Bullants 11.10 (76) Metricon Stadium Report
Saturday, 26 March (7:05 pm) Frankston 7.15 (57) def. by Werribee 12.11 (83) Skybus Stadium Report
Sunday, 27 March (11:35 am) Richmond 16.4 (100) def. Southport 10.9 (69) Swinburne Centre Report
Sunday, 27 March (12:00 pm) Collingwood 18.4 (112) def. Box Hill 17.8 (110) Victoria Park Report
Sunday, 27 March (1:05 pm) Casey Demons 21.14 (140) def. Sandringham 8.9 (57) Casey Fields Report
Sunday, 27 March (2:05 pm) Greater Western Sydney 10.13 (73) def. Port Melbourne 7.14 (55) Blacktown ISP Oval Report
Sunday, 27 March (4:05 pm) North Melbourne 15.12 (102) def. Williamstown 11.12 (78) Arden Street Oval Report
Bye: Coburg

Round 2Edit

Round 2
Thursday, 31 March (5:35 pm) Footscray 10.12 (72) def. Northern Bullants 10.10 (70) Victoria University Whitten Oval Report
Friday, 1 April (7:05 pm) Sydney 15.11 (101) def. by Gold Coast 15.13 (103) Blacktown ISP Oval Report
Saturday, 2 April (1:05 pm) Coburg 8.16 (64) def. Port Melbourne 9.8 (62) Piranha Park Report
Saturday, 2 April (2:05 pm) Brisbane 25.6 (156) def. North Melbourne 7.10 (52) Moreton Bay Sports Complex Report
Saturday, 2 April (2:05 pm) Collingwood 15.10 (100) def. Geelong 11.12 (78) AIA Centre Report
Saturday, 2 April (2:05 pm) Southport 18.11 (119) def. Williamstown 10.2 (62) Fankhauser Reserve Report
Saturday, 2 April (3:05 pm) Casey Demons 13.13 (91) def. Essendon 13.10 (88) Casey Fields Report
Saturday, 2 April (7:05 pm) Frankston 4.6 (30) def. by Greater Western Sydney 8.9 (57) Skybus Stadium Report
Sunday, 3 April (12:00 pm) Sandringham 15.4 (94) def. Richmond 5.10 (40) Trevor Barker Beach Oval Report
Sunday, 3 April (3:05 pm) Box Hill 8.11 (59) def. by Carlton 16.9 (105) Box Hill City Oval Report
Bye: Werribee

Round 3Edit

Round 3
Friday, 8 April (4:05 pm) Geelong 13.12 (90) def. Brisbane 13.5 (83) GMHBA Stadium Report
Saturday, 9 April (12:05 pm) Northern Bullants 8.14 (62) def. by Collingwood 14.13 (97) Preston City Oval Report
Saturday, 9 April (1:05 pm) Port Melbourne 10.5 (65) def. by Sydney 10.12 (72) ETU Stadium Report
Saturday, 9 April (1:35 pm) Greater Western Sydney 16.10 (106) def. Coburg 9.10 (64) Blacktown ISP Oval Report
Saturday, 9 April (2:05 pm) Richmond 14.11 (95) def. Footscray 10.9 (69) Swinburne Centre Report
Saturday, 9 April (7:05 pm) Werribee 11.12 (78) def. by Southport 19.16 (130) Avalon Airport Oval Report
Saturday, 9 April (7:10 pm) Williamstown 9.11 (65) def. by Casey Demons 15.10 (100) Downer Oval Report
Sunday, 10 April (12:00 pm) Box Hill 15.9 (99) def. Sandringham 7.14 (56) Melbourne Cricket Ground Report
Sunday, 10 April (12:35 pm) Essendon 16.12 (108) def. by Frankston 20.18 (138) The Hangar Report
Sunday, 10 April (12:35 pm) Gold Coast 7.19 (61) def. by Carlton 17.11 (113) Metricon Stadium Report
Bye: North Melbourne

Round 4Edit

Round 4
Thursday, 14 April (7:05 pm) Southport 15.13 (103) def. Geelong 8.8 (56) Fankhauser Reserve Report
Friday, 15 April (12:05 pm) North Melbourne 13.7 (85) def. Footscray 10.19 (79) Arden Street Oval Report
Friday, 15 April (1:05 pm) Williamstown 9.4 (58) def. by Werribee 8.17 (65) Downer Oval Report
Saturday, 16 April (11:05 am) Sandringham 16.13 (109) def. Gold Coast 15.11 (101) Trevor Barker Beach Oval Report
Saturday, 16 April (2:05 pm) Collingwood 12.7 (79) def. by Greater Western Sydney 14.12 (96) AIA Centre Report
Sunday 17 April (11:05 am) Carlton 11.6 (72) def. by Richmond 15.7 (97) Ikon Park Report
Sunday, 17 April (1:105 pm) Sydney 13.7 (85) def. by Northern Bullants 15.14 (104) Blacktown ISP Oval Report
Sunday, 17 April (1:35 pm) Casey Demons 13.12 (90) def. Coburg 8.7 (55) Casey Fields Report
Sunday, 17 April (2:05 pm) Port Melbourne 21.10 (136) def. Essendon 17.9 (111) ETU Stadium Report
Bye: Box Hill, Frankston, Brisbane

Round 5Edit

Round 5
Saturday, 23 April (1:35 pm) Greater Western Sydney 8.11 (59) drew with Sandringham 8.11 (59) Blacktown ISP Oval Report
Saturday, 23 April (2:05 pm) Werribee 10.14 (74) def. by Carlton 14.9 (93) Ikon Park Report
Saturday, 23 April (3:05 pm) Footscray 12.12 (84) def. by Southport 13.11 (89) Victoria University Whitten Oval Report
Sunday, 24 April (11:05 am) Brisbane 11.18 (84) def. Port Melbourne 6.9 (45) Moreton Bay Sports Complex Report
Sunday, 24 April (1:05 pm) Coburg 6.7 (43) def. by Box Hill 8.19 (67) Piranha Park Report
Sunday 24 April (2:10 pm) Richmond 9.10 (64) def. by Casey Demons 13.9 (87) Swinburne Centre Report
Sunday, 24 April (7:05 pm) Frankston 15.14 (104) def. North Melbourne 8.12 (60) Skybus Stadium Report
Monday, 25 April (1:05 pm) Essendon 10.13 (73) def. by Collingwood 20.11 (131) Windy Hill Report
Bye: Geelong, Williamstown, Gold Coast, Sydney, Northern Bullants

Round 6Edit

Round 6
Saturday, 30 April (1:05 pm) Coburg 2.10 (22) def. by Collingwood 18.18 (126) Piranha Park Report
Saturday, 30 April (2:05 pm) Carlton 17.12 (114) def. North Melbourne 9.5 (59) Ikon Park Report
Sunday, 1 May (11:05 am) Gold Coast 14.7 (91) def. Werribee 12.17 (89) Austworld Centre Oval Report
Sunday, 1 May (11:35 am) Footscray 13.12 (90) def. Essendon 11.11 (77) Victoria University Whitten Oval Report
Sunday, 1 May (12:00 pm) Geelong 10.6 (66) def. Williamstown 6.18 (54) GMHBA Stadium Report
Sunday, 1 May (1:05 pm) Sydney 8.7 (55) def. by Brisbane 17.12 (114) SCG Report
Sunday, 1 May (1:05 pm) Northern Bullants 5.8 (38) def. by Greater Western Sydney 23.10 (148) Preston City Oval Report
Sunday, 1 May (2:05 pm) Box Hill 11.6 (72) def. by Casey Demons 10.19 (79) Box Hill City Oval Report
Sunday, 1 May (2:05 pm) Sandringham 15.9 (99) def. Frankston 7.10 (52) Trevor Barker Beach Oval Report
Bye: Port Melbourne, Richmond, Southport

Round 7Edit

Round 7
Saturday, 7 May (12:35 pm) Brisbane 16.13 (109) def. Coburg 5.14 (44) Moreton Bay Sports Complex
Saturday, 7 May (12:35 pm) Port Melbourne 12.15 (87) def. by Richmond 19.10 (124) ETU Stadium
Saturday, 7 May (1:05 am) Werribee 4.8 (32) def. by Sydney 16.6 (102) Avalon Airport Oval
Saturday, 7 May (2:05 am) Sandringham 12.8 (80) def. Northern Bullants 6.14 (50) Trevor Barker Beach Oval
Saturday, 7 May (2:05 pm) Williamstown 12.9 (81) def. Gold Coast 9.17 (71) Williamstown Oval
Saturday, 7 May (2:05 pm) North Melbourne 8.10 (58) def. by Geelong 10.17 (77) Arden Street Oval
Saturday, 7 May (7:05 pm) Frankston 13.8 (86) def. Carlton 12.7 (79) Skybus Stadium
Sunday, 8 May (12:35 pm) Casey Demons 13.11 (89) def. Southport 8.11 (59) Casey Fields
Sunday, 8 May (2:10 pm) Essendon 9.8 (62) def. by Box Hill 23.18 (156) Windy Hill
Bye: Collingwood, Footscray, Greater Western Sydney
  • Frankston 3.7 (25) trailed Carlton 11.7 (73) by 48 points at three-quarter time, before kicking ten goals to one in the final quarter to win by seven points.[4]

Round 8Edit

Round 8
Saturday, 14 May (2:05 pm) Collingwood 13.12 (90) def. Footscray 4.11 (35) AIA Centre
Saturday, 14 May (7:35 pm) Williamstown 3.16 (36) def. by Frankston 10.15 (75) Williamstown Oval
Sunday, 15 May (11:35 am) Southport 12.13 (85) def. Greater Western Sydney 8.10 (58) Fankhauser Reserve
Sunday, 15 May (12:00 pm) North Melbourne 10.7 (67) def. by Casey Demons 26.21 (177) Arden Street Oval
Sunday, 15 May (12:00 pm) Box Hill 15.16 (106) def. Richmond 10.13 (73) Box Hill City Oval
Sunday, 15 May (1:05 pm) Northern Bullants 9.10 (64) def. by Port Melbourne 12.8 (80) Genis Steel Oval
Bye: Brisbane, Carlton, Coburg, Essendon, Geelong, Gold Coast, Sandringham, Sydney, Werribee

Round 9Edit

Round 9
Saturday, 21 May (12:05 pm) Footscray 11.6 (72) def. by Gold Coast 14.13 (97) Victoria University Whitten Oval
Saturday, 21 May (12:05 pm) Port Melbourne 7.14 (56) def. by Southport 18.11 (119) ETU Stadium
Saturday, 21 May (1:05 pm) Coburg 13.7 (85) def. by Sydney 17.14 (116) Piranha Park
Saturday, 21 May (1:35 pm) Brisbane 6.8 (44) def. Williamstown 5.12 (42) Moreton Bay Sports Complex
Saturday, 21 May (2:45 pm) Richmond 10.19 (79) def. Essendon 6.10 (46) Melbourne Cricket Ground
Sunday, 22 May (10:05 am) Greater Western Sydney 8.6 (54) def. by Werribee 16.11 (107) GIANTS Stadium
Sunday, 22 May (12:00 pm) Carlton 9.11 (65) def. by Sandringham 9.15 (69) Ikon Park
Sunday, 22 May (1:05 pm) Northern Bullants 13.7 (85) def. by Geelong 15.8 (98) Genis Steel Oval
Bye: Box Hill, Casey Demons, Collingwood, Frankston, North Melbourne

Round 10Edit

Round 10
Friday, 27 May (2:05 pm) Sydney 9.19 (73) def. Richmond 10.9 (69) Tramway Oval
Saturday, 28 May (12:05 pm) Southport 16.12 (108) def. Brisbane 10.12 (72) Fankhauser Reserve
Saturday, 28 May (2:05 pm) Williamstown 8.7 (55) def. by Footscray 19.7 (121) Williamstown Oval
Saturday, 28 May (3:05 pm) Gold Coast 13.11 (89) def. by Box Hill 17.9 (111) Austworld Centre Oval
Sunday, 29 May (11:35 am) Essendon 12.14 (86) def. Coburg 13.7 (85) Windy Hill
Sunday, 29 May (12:00 pm) Werribee 16.13 (109) def. Collingwood 8.6 (54) Avalon Airport Oval
Sunday, 29 May (12:05 pm) Geelong 12.14 (86) def. Greater Western Sydney 8.8 (56) GMHBA Stadium
Sunday, 29 May (1:05 pm) Northern Bullants 13.6 (84) def. by Carlton 13.15 (93) Genis Steel Oval
Sunday, 29 May (2:05 pm) Frankston 6.12 (48) def. by Casey Demons 10.6 (66) Skybus Stadium
Sunday, 29 May (2:15 pm) Sandringham 16.10 (106) def. North Melbourne 11.6 (72) Trevor Barker Beach Oval
Bye: Port Melbourne

Round 11Edit

Round 11
Friday, 3 June (3:35 pm) Brisbane 13.15 (93) def. Northern Bullants 4.7 (31) Moreton Bay Sports Complex
Friday, 3 June (4:05 pm) Footscray 8.11 (59) def. Geelong 7.12 (54) Victoria University Whitten Oval
Saturday, 4 June (3:45 pm) Casey Demons 12.11 (83) def. Sydney 6.8 (44) Melbourne Cricket Ground
Sunday, 5 June (1:05 pm) North Melbourne 4.12 (36) def. by Box Hill 15.17 (107) Arden Street Oval
Sunday, 5 June (11:05 am) Collingwood 15.7 (97) def. by Gold Coast 18.9 (117) AIA Centre
Sunday, 5 June (12:35 pm) Coburg 11.7 (73) def. Frankston 6.14 (50) Piranha Park
Sunday, 5 June (2:10 pm) Port Melbourne 10.9 (69) def. Williamstown 6.14 (50) ETU Stadium
Bye: Carlton, Essendon, Greater Western Sydney, Richmond, Sandringham, Southport, Werribee

Round 12Edit

Round 12
Wednesday, 8 June (7:35 pm) Richmond 8.6 (54) def. by Werribee 13.13 (91) Swinburne Centre
Friday, 10 June (7:35 pm) Frankston 9.2 (56) def. by Brisbane 9.8 (62) Skybus Stadium
Saturday, 11 June (11:35 am) Essendon 12.8 (80) def. Carlton 10.11 (71) Windy Hill
Saturday, 11 June (12:05 pm) Southport 16.13 (109) def. Sandringham 9.11 (65) Fankhauser Reserve
Saturday, 11 June (1:35 pm) Box Hill 15.12 (102) def. Port Melbourne 14.12 (96) Box Hill City Oval
Sunday, 12 June (1:05 pm) Greater Western Sydney 13.17 (95) def. North Melbourne 7.13 (55) Blacktown ISP Oval
Sunday, 12 June (2:10 pm) Casey Demons 14.10 (94) def. Collingwood 6.6 (42) Casey Fields
Bye: Coburg, Footscray, Geelong, Gold Coast, Northern Bullants, Sydney, Williamstown

Round 13Edit

Round 13
Friday, 17 June (7:35 pm) Carlton 11.9 (75) def. Footscray 8.8 (56) Ikon Park
Saturday, 18 June (1:05 pm) Werribee 16.16 (112) def. Geelong 7.7 (49) Avalon Airport Oval
Saturday, 18 June (2:05 pm) Sandringham 13.12 (90) def. by Essendon 15.14 (104) Trevor Barker Beach Oval
Sunday, 19 June (11:35 am) Gold Coast 18.11 (119) def. Greater Western Sydney 9.9 (63) Metricon Stadium
Sunday, 19 June (11:35 am) Sydney 24.17 (161) def. Williamstown 7.8 (50) Blacktown ISP Oval
Sunday, 19 June (12:05 pm) Northern Bullants 10.6 (66) def. by Southport 20.14 (134) Genis Steel Oval
Sunday, 19 June (2:10 pm) Coburg 7.10 (52) def. by Richmond 15.14 (104) Piranha Park
Bye: Brisbane, Box Hill, Casey Demons, Collingwood, Frankston, North Melbourne, Port Melbourne

Round 14Edit

Round 14
Friday, 24 June (7:05 pm) Port Melbourne 9.7 (61) def. Werribee 7.16 (58) ETU Stadium
Saturday, 25 June (12:05 pm) Southport 16.19 (115) def. Frankston 4.11 (35) Fankhauser Reserve
Saturday, 25 June (1:05 pm) Collingwood 11.6 (72) def. by Brisbane 14.13 (97) AIA Centre
Saturday, 25 June (1:05 pm) Footscray 14.10 (94) def. Box Hill 6.10 (46) Victoria University Whitten Oval
Saturday, 25 June (1:35 pm) Gold Coast 9.13 (67) def. by Casey Demons 21.17 (143) Austworld Centre Oval
Saturday, 25 June (2:05 pm) Sydney 13.12 (90) def. Sandringham 10.9 (69) Tramway Oval
Saturday, 25 June (3:05 pm) Williamstown 10.12 (72) def. by Essendon 16.14 (110) Williamstown Oval
Saturday, 25 June (5:05 pm) Carlton 7.13 (55) def. Coburg 7.9 (51) Ikon Park
Sunday, 26 June (12:00 pm) Geelong 13.11 (89) def. by Richmond 16.7 (103) GMHBA Stadium
Sunday, 26 June (3:05 pm) North Melbourne 13.12 (90) def. Northern Bullants 6.12 (48) Arden Street Oval
Bye: Greater Western Sydney

Round 15Edit

Round 15
Friday, 1 July (12:05 pm) Brisbane 14.14 (98) def. Footscray 10.13 (73) Moreton Bay Sports Complex
Saturday, 2 July (10:35 am) Essendon 5.9 (39) def. by Sydney 14.14 (98) Windy Hill
Saturday, 2 July (1:05 pm) Casey Demons 18.11 (119) def. Port Melbourne 8.13 (61) Casey Fields
Saturday, 2 July (2:05 pm) Werribee 15.15 (105) def. North Melbourne 9.4 (58) Avalon Airport Oval
Saturday, 2 July (7:05 pm) Frankston 18.10 (118) def. Geelong 8.14 (62) Skybus Stadium
Sunday, 3 July (11:05 am) Richmond 11.14 (80) def. by Collingwood 12.12 (84) Swinburne Centre
Sunday, 3 July (11:35 am) Greater Western Sydney 14.7 (91) def. Box Hill 7.18 (60) GIANTS Stadium
Sunday, 3 July (2:15 pm) Coburg 16.6 (102) def. Gold Coast 11.12 (78) Piranha Park
Sunday, 3 July (2:15 pm) Northern Bullants 9.8 (62) def. by Williamstown 13.9 (87) Genis Steel Oval
Bye: Carlton, Sandringham, Southport

Round 16Edit

Round 16
Friday, 8 July (7:05 pm) Geelong 9.10 (64) def. by Casey Demons 11.9 (75) GMHBA Stadium
Saturday, 9 July (11:05 am) Collingwood 9.12 (66) def. North Melbourne 7.6 (48) AIA Centre
Saturday, 9 July (12:05 pm) Box Hill 8.11 (59) def. by Southport 10.14 (74) Box Hill City Oval
Saturday, 9 July (12:50 pm) Gold Coast 12.8 (80) def. Frankston 10.16 (76) Metricon Stadium
Saturday, 9 July (2:05 pm) Werribee 15.21 (111) def. Coburg 7.7 (49) Avalon Airport Oval
Saturday, 9 July (7:05 pm) Port Melbourne 14.9 (93) def. Carlton 14.6 (90) ETU Stadium
Sunday, 10 July (12:00 pm) Sandringham 6.6 (42) def. by Footscray 13.18 (96) Trevor Barker Beach Oval
Sunday, 10 July (1:05 pm) Williamstown 9.10 (64) def. by Greater Western Sydney 11.16 (82) Williamstown Oval
Bye: Brisbane, Essendon, Northern Bullants, Richmond, Sydney

Round 17Edit

Round 17
Friday, 15 July (7:05 pm) Southport 9.12 (66) def. Sydney 6.8 (48) Fankhauser Reserve
Friday, 15 July (7:35 pm) Frankston 13.13 (91) def. Northern Bullants 5.9 (39) Skybus Stadium
Saturday, 16 July (12:05 pm) Greater Western Sydney 8.10 (58) def. by Brisbane 9.13 (67) Blacktown ISP Oval
Saturday, 16 July (1:05 pm) Coburg 9.7 (61) def. by Sandringham 12.17 (89) Piranha Park
Saturday, 16 July (2:05 pm) North Melbourne 8.8 (56) def. by Richmond 8.10 (58) Arden Street Oval
Saturday, 16 July (2:05 pm) Box Hill 12.15 (87) def. Werribee 11.14 (80) Box Hill City Oval
Saturday, 16 July (2:35 pm) Carlton 10.10 (70) def. Geelong 9.5 (59) Ikon Park
Sunday, 17 July (12:00 pm) Port Melbourne 11.9 (75) def. by Collingwood 16.12 (108) ETU Stadium
Sunday, 17 July (1:05 pm) Essendon 11.12 (78) def. by Gold Coast 12.9 (81) Windy Hill
Bye: Casey Demons, Footscray, Williamstown
  • Brisbane had 1.3 (9) deducted from its original final score of 10.16 (76) against Greater Western Sydney, after being found to have had 19 players on the field for approximately five minutes during the final quarter in a post-match video review. They were deducted the nine points that were scored during the infringement, and fined $1,000.[5][6][7]

Round 18Edit

Round 18
Saturday, 23 July (10:05 am) Sydney 12.17 (89) def. Frankston 6.9 (45) Tramway Oval
Saturday, 23 July (2:05 pm) Footscray 6.7 (43) def. by Casey Demons 9.12 (66) Victoria University Whitten Oval
Saturday, 23 July (2:05 pm) Richmond 10.14 (74) def. Williamstown 2.7 (19) Swinburne Centre
Saturday, 23 July (6:05 pm) Carlton 13.17 (95) def. Greater Western Sydney 9.4 (58) Ikon Park
Sunday, 24 July (12:00 pm) Northern Bullants 8.11 (59) def. by Box Hill 17.13 (115) Genis Steel Oval
Sunday, 24 July (12:05 pm) Southport 12.13 (85) def. by Essendon 13.9 (87) Fankhauser Reserve
Sunday, 24 July (1:05 pm) Brisbane 13.11 (89) def. by Gold Coast 13.13 (91) Moreton Bay Sports Complex
Sunday, 24 July (1:05 pm) Sandringham 10.12 (72) def. by Port Melbourne 19.9 (123) Trevor Barker Beach Oval
Bye: Coburg, Collingwood, Geelong, North Melbourne, Werribee

Round 19Edit

Round 19
Saturday, 30 July (10:35 am) Collingwood 13.10 (88) def. Southport 6.14 (50) Victoria Park Report
Saturday, 30 July (1:05 pm) Casey Demons 18.17 (125) def. Northern Bullants 5.4 (34) Casey Fields Report
Saturday, 30 July (2:05 pm) Werribee 9.4 (58) def. by Footscray 12.12 (84) Avalon Airport Oval Report
Saturday, 30 July (2:05 pm) Williamstown 11.6 (72) def. Carlton 8.10 (58) Williamstown Oval Report
Saturday, 30 July (5:35 pm) Sydney 10.17 (77) def. Greater Western Sydney 5.9 (39) Sydney Cricket Ground Report
Sunday, 31 July (9:05 am) Gold Coast 19.14 (128) def. Port Melbourne 8.11 (59) Metricon Stadium Report
Sunday, 31 July (11:05 am) Richmond 8.11 (59) def. by Brisbane 12.12 (84) Swinburne Centre Report
Sunday, 31 July (12:05 pm) Essendon 11.8 (74) def. North Melbourne 6.9 (45) Windy Hill Report
Sunday, 31 July (12:35 pm) Geelong 5.9 (39) def. by Coburg 12.11 (83) Mars Stadium Report
Bye: Box Hill, Frankston, Sandringham

Round 20Edit

Round 20
Saturday, 6 August (10:35 am) Greater Western Sydney 10.9 (69) def. by Essendon 15.9 (99) GIANTS Stadium Report
Saturday, 6 August (11:05 am) Brisbane 12.6 (78) def. Werribee 9.12 (66) Moreton Bay Sports Complex Report
Saturday, 6 August (12:05 pm) Footscray 24.14 (158) def. Coburg 5.5 (35) Victoria University Whitten Oval Report
Saturday, 6 August (12:35 pm) Collingwood 22.8 (140) def. Williamstown 9.8 (62) AIA Centre Report
Saturday, 6 August (1:00 pm) Frankston 8.5 (53) def. by Box Hill 16.8 (104) Skybus Stadium Report
Sunday, 7 August (11:05 am) North Melbourne 11.9 (75) def. by Sydney 13.17 (95) Arden Street Oval Report
Saturday, 7 August (1:05 pm) Geelong 14.6 (90) def. Sandringham 13.10 (88) GMHBA Stadium Report
Sunday, 7 August (2:05 pm) Northern Bullants 7.12 (54) def. by Richmond 21.10 (136) Genis Steel Oval Report
Bye: Carlton, Casey Demons, Gold Coast, Port Melbourne, Southport

Round 21Edit

Round 21
Saturday, 13 August (11:05 am) Sandringham 13.10 (88) def. by Brisbane 17.11 (113) Trevor Barker Beach Oval Report
Saturday, 13 August (12:35 pm) Coburg 9.10 (64) def. by North Melbourne 18.14 (122) Piranha Park Report
Saturday, 13 August (12:35 pm) Gold Coast 14.10 (94) def. Southport 12.13 (85) Metricon Stadium Report
Saturday, 13 August (2:05 pm) Box Hill 14.13 (97) def. Geelong 7.12 (54) Box Hill City Oval Report
Saturday, 13 August (2:00 pm) Port Melbourne 12.9 (81) def. Frankston 11.11 (77) ETU Stadium Report
Sunday, 14 August (11:35 am) Sydney 10.7 (67) def. Collingwood 9.10 (64) Sydney Cricket Ground Report
Sunday, 14 August (12:00 pm) Casey Demons 6.13 (49) def. Carlton 5.3 (33) Casey Fields Report
Sunday, 14 August (12:05 pm) Essendon 10.14 (74) def. Werribee 10.9 (69) Windy Hill Report
Bye: Footscray, Greater Western Sydney, Northern Bullants, Richmond, Williamstown

Round 22Edit

Round 22
Saturday, 20 August (10:30 am) North Melbourne 11.11 (77) def. by Gold Coast 12.10 (82) Arden Street Oval Report
Saturday, 20 August (11:35 am) Brisbane 10.11 (71) def. Casey Demons 8.9 (57) Moreton Bay Sports Complex Report
Saturday, 20 August (11:35 am) Southport 21.18 (144) def. Coburg 4.14 (38) Fankhauser Reserve Report
Saturday, 20 August (12:05 pm) Greater Western Sydney 6.4 (40) def. by Footscray 23.18 (156) Blacktown International Sports Park Report
Saturday, 20 August (12:35 pm) Box Hill 6.9 (45) def. by Sydney 15.12 (102) Box Hill City Oval Report
Saturday, 20 August (2:05 pm) Richmond 9.18 (72) def. Frankston 10.9 (69) Swinburne Centre Report
Saturday, 20 August (2:05 pm) Werribee 29.17 (191) def. Northern Bullants 0.10 (10) Avalon Airport Oval Report
Sunday, 21 August (11:45 am) Carlton 7.9 (51) def. Collingwood 5.11 (41) Melbourne Cricket Ground Report
Sunday, 21 August (1:05 pm) Geelong 10.14 (74) def. Port Melbourne 5.12 (42) GMHBA Stadium Report
Sunday, 21 August (1:35 pm) Williamstown 10.10 (70) def. by Sandringham 17.8 (110) Williamstown Oval Report
Bye: Essendon
  • Casey Demons lost its first game since July 2021, ending a 17 game winning streak and falling one win short of an unbeaten home-and-away season.
  • Werribee's 181 point victory over the Northern Bullants set a new record as its greatest winning margin in its first division history, and its second greatest winning margin of all time.[8] The Bullants' loss set a new record as the heaviest in its history.[9]

LadderEdit

Pos Team Pld W L D PF PA PP Pts Qualification
1 Casey 18 17 1 0 1730 1034 167.3 68 Finals
2 Brisbane (R) 18 14 4 0 1556 1171 132.9 56
3 Southport 18 13 5 0 1743 1231 141.6 52
4 Sydney (R) 18 13 5 0 1560 1194 130.7 52
5 Gold Coast (R) 18 12 6 0 1681 1621 103.7 48
6 Collingwood (R) 18 11 7 0 1591 1326 120.0 44
7 Carlton (R) 18 11 7 0 1416 1190 119.0 44
8 Box Hill 18 11 7 0 1603 1358 118.0 44
9 Richmond (R) 18 11 7 0 1481 1302 113.7 44
10 Werribee 18 9 9 0 1578 1243 127.0 36
11 Footscray (R) 18 9 9 0 1487 1262 117.8 36
12 Sandringham 18 8 9 1 1442 1534 94.0 34
13 Greater Western Sydney (R) 18 8 9 1 1302 1395 93.3 34
14 Geelong (R) 18 8 10 0 1271 1444 88.0 32
15 Essendon (R) 18 8 10 0 1454 1672 87.0 32
16 Port Melbourne 18 7 11 0 1346 1589 84.7 28
17 Frankston 18 6 12 0 1260 1363 92.4 24
18 North Melbourne (R) 18 4 14 0 1217 1685 72.2 16
19 Coburg 18 4 14 0 1071 1711 62.6 16
20 Williamstown 18 3 15 0 1075 1629 66.0 12
21 Northern Bullants 18 1 17 0 1036 1946 53.2 4
Source: AFL
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) percentage; 3) number of points for
(R) = Reserves

Finals seriesEdit

Qualifying and Elimination FinalsEdit

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Qualifying Finals
QF1: Saturday, August 27 (1:05 pm) Casey Demons 14.15 (99) def. Sydney 7.10 (52) Casey Fields Report
QF2: Saturday, August 27 (1:35 pm) Brisbane Lions 5.8 (38) def. by Southport 12.15 (87) Moreton Bay Sports Complex Report
Elimination Finals
EF2: Sunday, August 28 (1:05 pm) Collingwood 10.8 (68) def. by Carlton 15.10 (100) Victoria Park Report
EF1: Sunday, August 28 (6:05 pm) Gold Coast 13.16 (94) def. Box Hill 10.11 (71) Metricon Stadium Report

Semi FinalsEdit

Semi Finals
SF2: Saturday, 3 September (12:05 pm) Brisbane Lions 11.6 (72) def. Carlton 8.12 (60) Moreton Bay Sports Complex Report
SF1: Sunday, 4 September (1:05 pm) Sydney 12.15.(87) def. by Gold Coast 15.9.(99) Blacktown ISP Oval Report

Preliminary FinalsEdit

Preliminary Finals
PF1: Saturday, 10 September (1:10 pm) Casey Demons 15.9.(99) def. Brisbane Lions 7.6.(48) Casey Fields Report
PF2: Sunday, 11 September (1:10 pm) Southport 14.25.(109) def. Gold Coast 13.3.(81) Fankhauser Reserve Report

Grand FinalEdit

2022 VFL Grand Final
Sunday 18 September (12:50 pm) Casey Demons def. Southport Ikon Park Stats
Report
Report
2.2 (14)
4.5 (29)
6.8 (44)
 10.10 (70)
Q1
Q2
Q3
 Final
3.3 (21)
3.5 (23)
4.5 (29)
 5.8 (38)
Umpires: Adair, Young, Rodger[11]
Norm Goss Memorial Medal: Mitch White (Casey Demons)
Television broadcast: Seven Network
Melksham 4, Brown 2, Bedford, Laurie, Munro, Woewodin Goals Townsend 2, Johnson, King, Pescud
White, Munro, Melksham, Chandler, Tomlinson, Baker, Dunstan, Weideman Best Woodcock, Crossley, Boakye, Joyce, Clark
Nil Injuries Nil
Nil Reports Nil

AwardsEdit


2022 VFL Team of the Year
B: Teia Miles (Williamstown) Ethan Phillips (Port Melbourne) Marty Hore (North Melbourne)
HB: Will Gould (Sydney) Jack Maibaum (Coburg) Taylin Duman (Frankston)
C: Kye Declase (Werribee) Tom Gribble (Werribee) Lewis Taylor (Sydney)
HF: Boyd Woodcock (Southport) Joel Amartey (Sydney) Shaun Mannagh (Werribee)
F: Ben Cavarra (c) (Box Hill) Chris Burgess (footballer) (Gold Coast) Fergus Greene (Box Hill)
Foll: Ned Moyle (Gold Coast) Luke Dunstan (Casey Demons) Jacob Dawson (Gold Coast)
Int: Tom Downie (Williamstown) Will Fordham (Frankston) Will Hayes (Carlton)
Rhys Mathieson (Brisbane) Lachlan Sullivan (Footscray) Mitch White (Casey Demons)
Coach: Mark Corrigan (Casey Demons)[14]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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