1981 VFL draft

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The 1981 Victorian Football League (VFL) draft was the first annual national draft held by the VFL, the leading Australian rules football league. [1]

Victorian Football League

The Victorian Football League (VFL) is the major state-level Australian rules football league in Victoria. The league evolved from the former Victorian Football Association (VFA), and has been known by its current name since 1996. For historical purposes, the present VFL is sometimes referred to as the VFA/VFL, to distinguish it from the present day Australian Football League, which was known until 1990 as the Victorian Football League and is sometimes referred to as the VFL/AFL.

Australian rules football Contact sport invented in Melbourne

Australian rules football, officially known as Australian football, or simply called Aussie rules, football or footy, is a contact sport played between two teams of eighteen players on an oval-shaped field, often a modified cricket ground. Points are scored by kicking the oval-shaped ball between goal posts or between behind posts.

Held on 8 October 1981, all twelve VFL clubs participated in the draft, each having two picks, with the team finishing last in the 1981 VFL season having first choice, followed by the other eleven clubs in reverse finishing position order. Wooden spooners Melbourne named Perth wingman Alan Johnson as the first pick of the draft.

The 1981 Victorian Football League season was the 85th season of the elite Australian rules football competition.

Melbourne Football Club Australian rules football club

The Melbourne Football Club, nicknamed the Demons, is a professional Australian rules football club, playing in the Australian Football League (AFL). It is named after and based in the city of Melbourne, Victoria, and plays its home games at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

Perth Football Club Australian rules football club in WAFL

The Perth Football Club, nicknamed the Demons, is an Australian rules football club based in Lathlain, Western Australia, currently playing in the West Australian Football League (WAFL). Representing the south-east area of the Perth metropolitan region, the club currently trains and plays its home games at Lathlain Park, having previously played at the WACA Ground between 1899 and 1958 and later in 1987 and 1988.

RoundPickPlayerDrafted toRecruited fromLeagueGames with new team
1 1 Alan Johnson Melbourne Perth WAFL 135
1 2 Neil Craig Footscray Sturt SANFL 0
1 3 Grant Campbell St Kilda East Perth WAFL 0
1 4 Mark Naley South Melbourne South Adelaide SANFL 0
1 5 Craig Holden North Melbourne Swan Districts WAFL 29
1 6 Peter Hofner Richmond Port Adelaide SANFL 0
1 7 Ken Judge Hawthorn East Fremantle WAFL 72
1 8 Wayne Otway Essendon East Perth WAFL 36
1 9 Dean Turner Fitzroy East Perth WAFL 54
1 10 Tony McGuinness Geelong Glenelg SANFL 0
1 11 Chris Carpenter Collingwood Launceston NTFA 0
1 12 Ross Ditchburn Carlton Claremont WAFL 28
2 13 Danny Hughes Melbourne Port Adelaide SANFL 124
2 14 Trevor Clisby [2] Footscray North Adelaide SANFL 0
2 15 Geoff Linke St Kilda South Adelaide SANFL 2
2 16 Phil Brooksby South Melbourne South Adelaide SANFL 0
2 17 Tom Warhurst North Melbourne Norwood SANFL 0
2 18 David Tiller Richmond North Adelaide SANFL 0
2 19 John Platten Hawthorn Central District SANFL 258
2 20 Stephen Copping Essendon Glenelg SANFL 42
2 21 Chris McDermott Fitzroy Glenelg SANFL 0
2 22 Greg McAdam Geelong North Adelaide SANFL 0
2 23 Scott Knight Collingwood Launceston NTFA 5
2 24 Chris Velde Carlton Glenelg SANFL 0

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References

  1. "The forgotten drafts, 1981, 1982". Footy Stats.
  2. "TREVOR CLISBY". Australian Football. Retrieved 12 September 2017.