Celebrating 125 Years of the VAFA

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2017 marks a significant milestone in the history of the Victorian Amateur Football Association as we enter the 125th year since its inception in 1892.

Originally founded as the Metropolitan Junior Football Association (MJFA), the 1900 season saw the name changed to Metropolitan Football Association. After a change back to the MJFA, the name of the competition was altered again to the Metropolitan Amateur Football Association (1912), before finally settling on the VAFA in 1932.

The VAFA has and continues to be the main bastion of Amateur Football in Australia and within our competition all players play, for the love of the game.

As such, the VAFA would like to gauge the thoughts and feelings of our widespread and faithful community regarding ideas of how we should celebrate this significant milestone.

The best ideas will be posted on this page up until the end of May.

All ideas, thoughts and proposals can be sent to [email protected] 


  • Conduct a traditional match consisting of 200-game VAFA players
  • 125-year commemorative Big V jumper with the names of every Big V representative unveiled at the Big V Lunch – limited edition only 125 available.
  • 125-year Black Tie Dinner
  • Movie – 125-year documentary of the VAFA
  • 125 Greatest Players in VAFA history countdown
  • Produce an enlarged print/poster of the jumper design for every VAFA team, including the years they affiliated in the competition. Look to sell off the posters and maybe have the original erected within VAFA house – Matt
  • Volunteer of the year or decade to be acknowledged at a 125-year celebrator dinner – Jerome
  • Interstate Carnival featuring the VAFA, SAAFL (South Australia Amateur Football League), WAAFL (Western Australia Amateur Football League), Tasmania, AFL NSW, AFL Queensland and the Northern Territory – Jason