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The Victorian State Football League is a former Australian rules football governing body.

The VSFL was established at the end of 1991 to take over administration of football in Victoria from the Australian Football League, which was now becoming pre-occupied with administration of the game nationally.

The VSFL ran a competition among Australian Football League teams' reserve teams from 1992 until 1999, which was also known as the VSFL from 1992 until 1994, then as the AFL Reserves from 1995 until 1999.[1] The body also ran the Under-18s competition now known as the TAC Cup. At the end of 1994, the VSFL took over administration of the Victorian Football Association competition (which it renamed the Victorian Football League in 1996).[2]

The VSFL was succeeded in an administrative capacity by Football Victoria (later AFL Victoria) at the end of 1999.

VSFL PremiersEdit

The premiers and Grand Final results of the Victorian State Football League, in its capacity as the reserves competition for the Victorian clubs in the AFL were:

All Grand Finals were played as curtain-raisers to the AFL Grand Final.


  1. ^ Stephen Linnell (21 March 1995). "North to push for new jumpers". The Age. Melbourne, VIC. p. 42.
  2. ^ "History of the VFL 1877 - 2009".
  3. ^ Michael Lovett (27 September 1992). "Daniher bows out in triumph". The Sunday Age (Sport Liftout). Melbourne, VIC. p. 19.
  4. ^ Linda Pearce (26 September 1993). "Demons finally haul in premiership flag". The Sunday Age (Sport Liftout). Melbourne, VIC. p. 17.
  5. ^ Gerard Wright (2 October 1994). "Dogs upstage fading North". The Sunday Age (Sport Liftout). Melbourne, VIC. p. 8.
  6. ^ "Roos' turn to celebrate". The Sunday Age (Sport Liftout). 1 October 1995. p. 13.
  7. ^ Alistair Ogilvie (29 September 1996). "Roos run away in reserves". Herald Sun. p. 58.
  8. ^ Glenn Connley (28 September 1997). "By Gieschen, he's good". Sunday Herald Sun Sports Liftout. p. 11.
  9. ^ "Sport scoreboard". The Age. 28 September 1998. p. 18.
  10. ^ Howard Leigh (26 September 1999). "Bombers blitz". Sunday Herald Sun Sports Liftout. p. 22.