1944 VFL Grand Final
Grand final of the 1944 Victorian Football League season
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|1944 VFL Grand Final|
|Date||30 September 1944|
The 1944 VFL Grand Final was an Australian rules football game contested between the Fitzroy Football Club and Richmond Football Club, held at the Junction Oval in Melbourne on 30 September 1944. It was the 48th annual grand final of the Victorian Football League, staged to determine the premiers for the 1944 VFL season. The match was won by Fitzroy by a margin of 15 points, marking that club's first premiership since 1922, and its eighth (and final) premiership. The match attracted 41,000 spectators, down on expectations owing in part to a one-day tram strike.
This was the last grand final to have two captain-coaches playing against each other.
- Umpire - Eric Hawkins
- P. J. Millard (25 May 1945). "League to decide grounds for finals". The Herald. Melbourne, VIC. p. 10.