1983 Australian Football Championships

The 1983 Australian Football Championships was an Australian rules football series between representative teams of the three major football states. Games involving Victoria were played under State of Origin rules, whilst the match between Western Australia and South Australia involved players based in their respective states at the time. The competition was won by Western Australia.[1][2]

Results

Game 1

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Ground Crowd Date Time Broadcast Network
South Australia 26.16 (172) Victoria 17.14 (116) Football Park 42,521 16 May 1983 [3] Seven

Game 2

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Ground Crowd Date Time Broadcast Network
Western Australia 24.14 (134) South Australia 16.14 (110) Subiaco Oval 4 June 1983

Game 3

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Ground Crowd Date Time Broadcast Network
Western Australia 16.22 (118) Victoria 16.19 (115) Subiaco Oval 44,213 12 July 1983 [1] Seven

Standings

1983 Australian Championship
TEAMPWLDPFPA %PTS
1 Western Australia 2 2 0 0 252 225 52.83 4
2 South Australia 2 1 1 0 282 250 53.01 2
3 Victoria 2 0 2 0 231 290 44.34 0

All-Australian Team

Following completion of the series, the best players over the three games were selected in the All-Australian team.[2]

1983 All-Australian team
B: Stephen Curtis (SA) Craig Williams (SA) Stephen McCann (Vic)
HB: Keith Greig (Vic) Ross Glendinning (WA) Tony Giles (SA)
C: Craig Bradley (SA) Michael Aish (SA) Robert Flower (Vic)
HF: Gary Buckenara (WA) Terry Daniher (Vic) Peter Motley (SA)
F: Michael Tuck (Vic) Simon Madden (Vic) Kevin Taylor (WA)
Foll: Matt Rendell (SA) Stephen Michael (WA) Captain Maurice Rioli (WA)
Int: Mark Lee (Vic) Mike Richardson (WA)  
     
Coach: John Todd (WA)

Squads

Western Australia South Australia[5] Victoria[6][7]

Coach: John Todd
Both Games

vs South Australia

vs Victoria

Coach: Bob Hammond
Both Games

vs Victoria

vs Western Australia

Did not play

Coach: David Parkin
Both Games

vs South Australia

vs Western Australia

Did not play

References

  1. "Seven Victorians in All-Australian side" (Round 16 (Week 2)). VFL Media Department. The Football Record. 16 July 1983. p. 3. Retrieved 14 February 2016.
  2. "WA thrills with 3-point win". The Canberra Times. 13 July 1983. p. 40. Retrieved 15 February 2016.
  3. "State selectors to study Victorian defeat in S.A." (Round 9). VFL Media Department. The Football Record. 21 May 1983. p. 17. Retrieved 14 February 2016.
  4. "Fos Williams Medallist". South Australian National Football League. South Australian National Football League. Retrieved 15 February 2016.
  5. "Four Vics. in SA squad". The Age. 3 October 1979.
  6. "State selectors names a flexible side for Adelaide" (Round 8). VFL Media Department. The Football Record. 14 May 1983. pp. 16–17. Retrieved 14 February 2016.
  7. "Geoff Raines added to Victorian State squad" (Round 16 (Week 1)). VFL Media Department. The Football Record. 9 July 1983. p. 9. Retrieved 14 February 2016.
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